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Daily COVID-19 update: New deaths reported in area counties

Minnesota reported 37 new COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, including one each from Faribault, Mower and Waseca counties. The Faribault County person was between 90 and ... Read more

5 hours ago by Staff Reports.

State expresses worry over high COVID positivity rate in county

Minnesota Department of  Health officials are showing concern about Freeborn County’s high COVID-19 positivity rates from tests conducted at the National Guard-operated testing site at ... Read more

21 hours ago by Sarah Stultz.

Hy-Vee to offer COVID-19 rapid antibody testing

Hy-Vee Inc. will begin offering COVID-19 rapid antibody testing at more than 250 Hy-Vee pharmacy locations on Monday, including in Albert Lea. Patients will receive ... Read more

22 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Daily COVID-19 update: New deaths in Freeborn, Mower counties

Minnesota reported 33 new COVID-19 deaths on Friday, including one person from both Freeborn and Mower counties. The person from Freeborn County was reportedly between ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Reports.

Daily COVID-19 update: 35 new cases reported in Freeborn County

Freeborn County reported 35 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday out of a total 1,598 new cases across the state, according to the daily update from ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Minnesota health officials wait on feds for vaccine guidance

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota health officials say they’re waiting for more information from the federal government on its new guidance to expand who’s eligible to get ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

Daily COVID-19 update: 46 new cases in Freeborn County

Freeborn County reported 46 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday out of the total 1,504 new cases across the state. Forty-three of the cases were lab-confirmed ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Minnesota launches new dashboard for COVID-19 vaccine data

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota launched a dashboard Tuesday to provide more information on the status of the state’s vaccination efforts. The dashboard includes data on the ... Read more

4 days ago by Associated Press.

US shifts to speed COVID-19 shots as cases, deaths rise across country

WASHINGTON — Facing a slower-than-hoped coronavirus vaccine rollout, the Trump administration abruptly shifted gears Tuesday to speed the delivery of shots to more people. The ... Read more

4 days ago by Associated Press.

Daily COVID-19 update: 1 new death, 34 new cases in Freeborn County

Freeborn County reported one new COVID-19 death and 34 new cases in the daily update Tuesday from health officials. The county has now had 19 ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

Daily COVID-19 update: 980 new cases, four deaths statewide

Minnesota reported 980 new COVID-19 cases on Monday and four new deaths in what was a significant decline from recent new daily totals. According to ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Reports.

Daily COVID-19 update: 31 new cases reported in Freeborn County

Freeborn County reported 31 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, increasing the number of active cases in the county to 216. The county has had 2,245 ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

Minnesota health officials confirm five cases of coronavirus variant in Twin Cities

By Andrew Krueger, Minnesota Public Radio News The Minnesota Department of Health announced Saturday night that it has confirmed five cases of the new, more-contagious ... Read more

7 days ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Daily COVID-19 update: Freeborn County reports 41 new cases

Freeborn County reported 41 new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases on Saturday as part of the daily update from health officials. The new cases are part of ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Ceremony next week for new MercyOne clinic in Albert Lea

About 3 1/2 years after the grass-roots movement began to take control of local health care options, the Albert Lea Healthcare Coalition and MercyOne North ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Stultz.

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