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As COVID cases rise among kids, teens targeted for vaccination

With the expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to everyone in Minnesota who is 16 and older, parents are racing to find shots for their teenagers.  Read more

2 weeks ago by Associated Press.

COVID-19 update: Small new case numbers reported in area counties

The following is the latest COVID-19 update from the Minnesota Department of Health: Freeborn County • seven new lab-confirmed cases • 3,303 total cases • 11,995 ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

MN urges more COVID-19 youth testing, OKs playing sports maskless outdoors

Minnesota officials want more testing of middle and high school students, saying they’re increasingly concerned about the spread of COVID-19 in younger people, particularly those ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Minnesota patients 16 and up can schedule vaccination for COVID-19

Mayo Clinic Health System is now providing COVID-19 vaccinations to anyone 16 and up. Patients and community members no longer need to wait to be ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Cases continue to fall, vaccinations hold steady

As the state races to beat out a new, more contagious variant of COVID-19 with vaccines, COVID-19 cases — and case positivity rate — continue ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

COVID-19 update: More than half of Minnesotans are vaccinated; positivity rate down

As Minnesota races to beat back a more contagious variant of COVID-19, it reached an important milestone this weekend, with more than half of Minnesotans ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Half of US adults have received at least one COVID-19 shot

WASHINGTON — Half of all adults in the U.S. have received at least one COVID-19 shot, the government announced Sunday, marking another milestone in the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Associated Press.

COVID-19 update: Almost 12K with at least one vaccine dose in Freeborn County

Freeborn County is approaching 12,000 people with at least one COVID-19 vaccination, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. As of Friday, 11,896 people had ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Fauci says he expects J&J vaccine to resume later this week

WASHINGTON — The United States will likely move to resume Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine this coming week, possibly with restrictions or broader warnings after reports ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Associated Press.

Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million

RIO DE JANEIRO — The global death toll from the coronavirus topped a staggering 3 million people Saturday amid repeated setbacks in the worldwide vaccination ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Associated Press.

Preventable deaths from alcohol use increased in 2020 in Minnesota

New preliminary data show that nearly a thousand Minnesotans died from alcohol use last year. The preliminary data suggest that factors related to the pandemic ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

COVID-19 update: Nearly half of adults with at least 1 dose; cases rise

Minnesota remains in a cycle of hopeful and concerning news on COVID-19. Officials on Saturday will likely report more than half of the state’s adults ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

COVID-19 update: 14 new cases in Freeborn County; 49% of adults with at least 1 vaccine dose in state

Freeborn County reported 14 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday as part of the state’s 2,736 new cases. The state has now had 549,830 cases since ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

COVID-19 update: Vaccinations slow amid Johnson and Johnson ‘pause’

Minnesota’s vaccination rate has slowed slightly over the past week, with around 25,000 people per day getting their first shot, down from around 30,000 per ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Lighting event to recognize need for more organ donations

More than 107,000 people in the U.S. are on the waiting list for an organ transplant. Sadly, 20 people die every day while waiting for ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

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