Plus: implementation of law requiring climate change impacts in environmental reviews delayed; Minnesotans celebrate Sunisa Lee gold medal at Olympics; west metro police departments warn of increased auto theft; and more.
There is growing evidence that some groups of fully vaccinated people might benefit from another dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
The program, which was established by Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s Save Our Stages Act, makes payments to entertainment venues to cover losses sustained during pandemic shutdowns.
The existing COVID-19 vaccines are still very good at preventing symptomatic infections, and breakthrough infections happen very rarely.
Plus: most of Minnesota placed under air quality alert; St. Paul City Council approves more than $5 million in spending from city’s ARP money; drought exacerbates concerns about construction of Line 3; and more.
Plus: Minneapolis peace activist K.G. Wilson plans to leave the city; air pollution disproportionately affecting BIPOC communities; stalker arrested after sending SUV hurtling toward Cold Spring family’s home; Wild sign Minnesota native Alex Goligoski; and more.
With a shortage of workers across many industries, some fair vendors are behind pace on hiring for the fair, which is just under a month away.
The Corps of Engineers plans to use mechanical equipment to clean the beach; that work will start next week. Meanwhile, there are signs warning beach-goers to watch for fragments.
Plus: violent crime increased nearly 17 percent in Minnesota in 2020; Walz remains optimistic about holding State Fair as planned; National Weather Service issues excessive heat warning for Twin Cities; and more.
Officials said the delta variant of the COVID-19 virus, believed to be both more transmissible and more severe, now makes up about 75 percent of COVID-19 cases in the state.
Plus: Rochester man pleads guilty to arson in fire at Minneapolis pawn shop; Mayo will require workers to get vaccinated; understanding Lake Superior algal blooms; and more.
A voicemail from Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka to then-MPCA Commissioner Laura Bishop about Enbridge’s controversial oil pipeline project offers a rare glimpse of political machinations at the Minnesota Capitol.
The seasonal vacation hot spot is dealing with a shortage of workers and affordable housing.
Plus: state health officials say unvaccinated Minnesotans are ‘extremely vulnerable’ to delta variant of COVID-19; Rep. John Thompson says he won’t resign; new season of “The Bachelorette” full of Minnesotans; and more.
Plus: motorist drives on Capitol lawn during press conference; a California family’s story of moving to Duluth to escape climate change; Minneapolis launches mobile behavioral health crisis response teams; and more.
The Minnesota Department of Education is in the midst of a review of the state’s social studies standards, which will set the framework for what students will learn in their social studies classes for the next 10 years.
Thousands of residents in Wisconsin — many of them people of color — would see a higher standard of living if politicians raised the long-stalled minimum wage.
“We are going to add 30 more inpatient beds by the end of 2022,” said Todd Archbold, CEO of PrairieCare.
Plus: half of Prince’s estate now controlled by music publishing company; son of Gopher men’s hockey coach Bob Motzko killed in car crash; swimmers discover new infestations of zebra mussels in Minnesota lakes; and more.
Plus: OSHA investigating death of Menards employee; victims of triple homicide near La Crosse identified; University of Wisconsin system to offer $500,000 in scholarships to vaccinated students; and more.