The Minnesota Department of Health reports that 2,589,032 people — or roughly 46.5 percent of the state population — have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
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Legislators charged with working out the state budget really can’t do much until they’re assigned “global” spending targets by their leaders. And those numbers won’t be available until Friday. At the earliest.
Independent state Sen. Tom Bakk and his DFL counterpart in the House, Rep. Fue Lee of Minneapolis, say they want to pass a bonding bill this year. But with two weeks to go in the session, Bakk’s committee has met just twice so far — and hasn’t passed any proposals.
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The Minnesota Department of Health also reports that nearly 2 million residents having been completely vaccinated.
Two charter amendments related to rent control could be on the ballot in Minneapolis this November. What the amendments say, what they would do, and what advocates and opponents say rent control — if eventually implemented — could mean for the city.
In his new show, “The thing I wanted to do was move beyond depression into mental health in general,” Moe said. “There are a lot of disorders that are very common that don’t get talked about enough.”
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The Minnesota Department of Health also reported Sunday that six more Minnesotans have died of COVID-19.
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“We’re not a team or an organization that’s going to censor what our players say,” said Rebekkah Brunson, a former team captain who’s now a Lynx assistant coach. “If you feel like something moves you and you need to speak about it, that’s 1,000 percent what you should do.”
The most recent data available show 166 Minnesotans are hospitalized in intensive care with COVID-19, and 453 are in the hospital with COVID-19 not in intensive care.
Biden had promised executive action on police accountability in the first 100 days of his presidency, but recently changed course to back legislation already making its way through Congress.
Today in the memo: Biden addresses Congress; New York wants what we have; and the feds had a plan for Chauvin all along.
WCCO Radio remains the storied icon of Twin Cities broadcasting. But does the Good Neighbor have the stamina to make it in its next century?
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