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Health Updates

State opens long-term care to visits from outside ‘essential caregivers’ after COVID-19 restrictions

For the first time since mid-March, outsiders will be allowed into Minnesota’s long-term care homes to visit residents. Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, July 10, 2020 1:32 pm

News

Guard mobilized quickly, adjusted on fly for Floyd unrest

It was the Minnesota National Guard’s largest deployment since World War II, and it occurred with remarkable speed and, fortunately, few injuries or incidents. Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, July 10, 2020 9:51 am

Health Updates

Rochester, Mankato to require masks indoors in fight against COVID-19

The southern Minnesota cities of Rochester and Mankato approved new mandates Monday that will require people to wear face masks indoors out in public, in ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 8:47 am

Health Updates

Daily COVID-19 update: 13 new deaths reported across the state; area counties see new cases

Minnesota’s COVID-19 toll continued to rise Thursday with 13 more deaths and 500 new cases reported, but trends in intensive care cases still suggest a ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, July 2, 2020 11:52 am

Health Updates

Inflammatory condition affecting children surfaces in Minnesota

Thirteen Minnesota children have been found to have a worrisome inflammatory condition believed to be related to COVID-19, state officials said Wednesday. Multi-system inflammatory syndrome ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 4:50 pm

Health Updates

Walz: Mask mandate ‘on the table’

A statewide mandate requiring all people to wear masks while in public is “on the table,” Gov. Tim Walz said Monday. While he didn’t give ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 7:35 am

Cops, Courts & Fires

As calls grow for police reform, officer licensing agency to audit practices

The state agency that oversees licensing and standards for police officers is embarking on a comprehensive review of its policies that may lead to changes ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, June 25, 2020 7:20 am

Health Updates

Bar-driven cluster surfaces in southern Minnesota

Despite some hopeful trends in COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths, Minnesota officials now worry that many people — especially young adults — aren’t doing enough to ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 3:28 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

When crisis workers, not traditional police, respond to calls about mental health

By Alisa Roth, Minnesota Public Radio News Police are often called on to respond to mental health emergencies. That could change, though, as cities across ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, June 22, 2020 7:38 am

Health Updates

Daily COVID-19 update: Hospitalizations continue downward trend

State health officials reported 12 more confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Minnesota on Saturday, as the number of people hospitalized and in ICUs continued to fall. ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Saturday, June 20, 2020 6:17 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Special session ends without deal on policing, bonding

Under intense pressure to act and after a week of trying, Minnesota lawmakers ended a special session Saturday morning without reaching agreement on a police ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Saturday, June 20, 2020 8:18 am

Education

Minnesota promises late July decision on K-12 schools

State health and education officials on Thursday released guidance to help Minnesota’s public schools plan for the coming school year. But the future track of ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:58 pm

Education

State officials to discuss fall schools planning Thursday

State education officials plan to discuss the guidance Thursday that they’re offering to schools as they look ahead to planning the next academic year. Education ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, June 18, 2020 7:23 am

News

Walz pushes again for public works bill

By Tim Pugmire, Minnesota Public Radio News Gov. Tim Walz has spent months making the case for a big package of public works construction projects. ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 12:07 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Deadly force law a key issue in police debate

Minnesota’s law defining acceptable use of deadly force by law enforcement is a key point of contention as the Legislature debates changes to policing after ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, June 16, 2020 4:35 pm

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