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The seven-day positive case average, which lags by a week, is 6.6 percent. That rate has been increasing steadily for weeks and is above the 5-percent threshold that officials say represents a concerning sign of disease spread.
The plan calls for legislation addressing everything from child care funding to paid leave policies in an attempt to address longstanding problems facing mothers in the workforce, which have been made worse by the pandemic.
On deck this week: Infrastructure is up for interpretation, the All-Star Game gets political and an attack at the U.S. Capitol.
The ZIP codes eligible for the mass COVID-19 vaccination site at the state fairgrounds include many neighborhoods where lower-income people make up a large share of the population. But they also include parts of places long associated with affluence.
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The state reports 1.9 million Minnesotans have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine so far.
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Aimed at addressing “community intimidation,” the legislation would broaden the law to cover crimes based on a victim’s ethnicity, gender identity and gender expression.
After a 20-year career in which she oversaw historic strides in the LGBTQ+ rights movement, Meyer will leave as OutFront Minnesota’s executive director next month.
In its first year, a city ordinance requiring energy audits prior to home sales resulted in more than 6,200 reports disclosing the conditions of windows, insulation, and heating systems for prospective buyers and new owners.
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Plus: Target to spend $2 billion+ at Black-owned businesses; water facility versus urban farm in Minneapolis; Apple Valley artist’s painting going to the moon; Pitino gets zip in buyout; Target Field COVID protocols explained; and more.
The seven-day positive case average, which lags by a week, is 6.3 percent. That rate has been rising for weeks and now well above a 5-percent threshold that state officials say is a concerning sign of disease.
House Speaker Melissa Hortman has said she open to winding down many of Walz’s powers, though Republicans remain skeptical.
For Cuong Pham, M.D., 2020 was a year of change, advocacy and seemingly endless work.
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The number of new COVID-19 cases in Minnesota is up 3,014 from Saturday’s count.
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