Roughly 54.5 percent of the state population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Minnesota’s mask mandate ended more than a month ago, but that doesn’t mean everyone has dropped their masks.
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After weeks of foreboding, days of filibusters and speculation on lack of progress, lawmakers face looming … success, with agreement on 10 of the 13 budget bills and two more that are said to be close.
Plus: contingent from U.S. Assembly of Catholic Bishops visits George Floyd square; Minnesota AG’s office oversees new conviction review unit; Wolves lose first-round draft pick; and more.
The most recent data available show 32 Minnesotans are hospitalized in intensive care with COVID-19, and 82 are in the hospital with COVID-19 not in intensive care.
Plus: more human remains connected to homicide case found in Minneapolis; Minneapolis may rename Dight Avenue; Mayo sued more than 900 patients between 2018 and 2020; and more.
A bill negotiated between the Republican-led Senate and the DFL-majority House says the plant won’t have to complete an extensive Environmental Impact Statement normally required for projects of its size.
Moving to civil citations for fare violations and using transit ambassadors for enforcement have been priorities for both the Metropolitan Council and DFLers in the Minnesota House.
Plus: Minnesota State Patrol, Capitol police to be outfitted with body cameras; Two Rivers to be new name of Henry Sibley High School; excessive heat contributes to increased fish die-offs; and more.
Plus: Twin Cities apartment builders wary of high materials costs; airlines canceling flights due to lack of workers; Minneapolis cancels Independence Day fireworks; and more.
With five deaths announced Saturday and nine on Sunday, the death toll for the pandemic now stands at 7,549 in Minnesota.
The labor shortage is real. But where workers have gone and what it will take to motivate their return remains unclear.
MinnPost is one of just two newsrooms in Minnesota that have a Washington correspondent — a reporter who lives in D.C. and is dedicated to combing through the news in Washington and distilling it into what really matters for Minnesotans.
Staff working at the St. Paul-based nonprofit Guild have developed strategies to help their clients become more comfortable with the idea of getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
Their bill failed to pass this session, but Rep. Ami Wazlawik, DFL-White Bear Lake, and Sen. Karin Housley, R-Stillwater, plan to introduce the bipartisan measure to restrict HOAs again next year.
Plus: Derek Chauvin to be sentenced this week; much of Minnesota gets welcome rainfall; police say St. Cloud man randomly shot and killed by passerby; and more.
Plus: metro regains vitality as pandemic wanes; family remembers man whose remains were recently discovered in Minneapolis; US Bank Stadium looks to host 2024 olympic swimming trials; and more;
Plus: U of M studies whether COVID vaccines protect people with compromised immune systems; Ramsey County judge says Rice Creek Commons dispute is political, not legal; Twin Cities company sued over firing employee over refusal to be fingerprinted; and more.
At Grand Casino’s locations in Mille Lacs and Hinckley and at Treasure Island, gaming floors are open but some other amenities are either still closed or only partially open.