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News

Walz proposes drought relief for farmers

DFL Gov. Tim Walz is proposing a $10 million relief package for farmers harmed by this year’s drought conditions. Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Sunday, September 26, 2021 8:05 pm

Health Updates

‘It’s hard to show up’: New wave of COVID-19 cases frustrates, angers health workers

Nurse Jessica Mistic was among the first to get the COVID-19 vaccine last winter, after nearly a year battling on the front lines of the ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 2:33 pm

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$64 million in COVID-19 grants available for Minnesota small businesses

A 10-day window opened Monday for applications for a new state program that offers grants to Minnesotan-owned small businesses that suffered economic hardship because of ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 2:46 pm

Education

Minnesota judge skeptical about push for school mask mandate

By Brian Bakst, Minnesota Public Radio News A lawsuit seeking required masking in schools statewide got a skeptical response Thursday from a judge who said ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, September 9, 2021 3:15 pm

Health Updates

Latest COVID surge strains central Minnesota hospitals

The latest surge of COVID-19 cases is straining hospitals in central Minnesota, where vaccination rates trail other parts of the state. Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, September 6, 2021 4:11 am

News

As Line 3 nears completion, pipeline battles far from over

By Kirsti Marohn Minnesota Public Radio News Over a thousand people filled the grounds of the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul last week and ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, August 31, 2021 10:55 pm

News

Climatologist: Fast rain may cause more problems than help

By Cathy Wurzer and Matt Mikus Minnesota Public Radio News It may be pouring rain in parts of central Minnesota and the southern part of ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, August 27, 2021 5:47 pm

Health Updates

New survey finds white unvaccinated Minnesotans strongly against shots

At least 70% of white Minnesotans have gotten at least one COVID-19 shot, but among those who remain unvaccinated, 51% say they definitely won’t be ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, August 20, 2021 4:54 pm

News

Under fire, Minnesota GOP chair Carnahan steps down

A week after a close associate was indicted on charges of sex trafficking of minors, Minnesota Republican Party Chair Jennifer Carnahan has resigned her post. ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, August 20, 2021 4:39 am

Health Updates

USDA announces $500 million grant initiative for rural health care expansion, support

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will send up to $500 million for rural Minnesota health care providers, facilities and clinics to expand operations. Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, August 12, 2021 9:28 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Grand jury indicts Minn. GOP operative on child sex trafficking charges

A federal grand jury in Minnesota has indicted Republican political operative Anton J. Lazzaro on child sex trafficking charges. Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, August 12, 2021 9:23 pm

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Much of Minnesota sees rain, but not enough to break drought

Much of Minnesota saw rain this weekend — heavy in some places — but weather experts say it’s not enough to break through the drought ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Sunday, August 8, 2021 7:57 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

‘We’ve had enough’: Law enforcement frustrated by continued speeding

Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Gordon Shank was cruising on westbound Interstate 94 outside of downtown St. Paul when he spotted someone to pull over. Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 9:00 pm

News

Lawmakers face tough math on who to pay, how much for pandemic pay plan

Minnesota lawmakers debating how to financially reward pandemic heroes discovered Tuesday how hard it will be to stretch the available dollars when one worthy sector ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 5:24 pm

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Watch Olympians with Minnesota ties: Here’s the early-week lineup

Minnesota athletes continue to compete against the tough global competition in the Olympic games, and three Minnesota athletes claimed medals over the weekend. Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, August 2, 2021 6:17 pm

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