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Education

COVID-19 in MN: Caseloads climbing; state backs CDC school masking guidance

By MPR News Staff Minnesota’s summer swing in COVID-19 cases continues. While it remains relatively mild compared to earlier surges, Wednesday’s numbers make it clear ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 1:25 pm

News

As smoke dissipates in Minnesota, health experts urge people to stay aware of air quality

By Laurel Poole The thick wildfire smoke that choked much of Minnesota earlier in the week has largely dissipated. But while measurements of particulates in ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, July 23, 2021 5:50 pm

News

Air quality alert expanded across Minn. over Canadian wildfire smoke

MPR News Staff Heavy smoke from Canadian wildfires has prompted the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to expand an air quality alert originally for northern Minnesota ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 5:14 pm

Agriculture

Drought stresses Minnesota crops, streams and lawns

By Dan Gunderson Lucky or not might be the best way to describe crop conditions across Minnesota. Bryan Biegler raises corn and soybeans near Lake ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 5:00 pm

News

Hot, dry conditions show no sign of letting up in Minnesota

By Riham Feshir Heat and drought conditions are forecast to continue this week in Minnesota, with temperatures climbing into the 90s across much of the ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, July 19, 2021 9:02 am

News

Uptick in cases but no signs of a surge

Minnesota continues to see COVID-19 case counts edge higher, but there’s nothing yet to suggest the state is headed for another major wave. While new ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 5:52 pm

RSS General

Hmong Minn. revel in Sunisa Lee’s Olympic journey

By Peter Cox As St. Paul’s Sunisa Lee heads to the Tokyo Olympics in the coming days, the country’s Hmong community is expected to watch ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 4:57 pm

News

MN Senate stays in session to review Walz commissioners

By Brian Bakst The Minnesota Senate will remain in special session into next week to review and potentially vote on removing commissioners from Gov. Tim ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, July 2, 2021 5:23 pm

Agriculture

Minnesota crops showing drought stress at a crucial time

Rainfall need is ‘critical’ in July   By Dan Gunderson Andrew Ingvalson planted a field of alfalfa this spring, anticipating it would provide five years ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, June 25, 2021 8:35 am

News

Clean car rules still a sticking point in budget deal

By Tim Pugmire Next week Minnesota lawmakers will meet in a special session to try to agree on a new state budget and avoid a ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, June 8, 2021 7:09 am

News

Remains of Minn. sailor who died at Pearl Harbor to return home

By Kirsti Marohn A U.S. Navy sailor from Minnesota who was killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor 79 years ago has been identified and ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, June 4, 2021 11:13 am

News

Scofflaws or victims? Businesses that broke COVID rules seek amnesty

By Brian Bakst When Jane Moss opened the Boardwalk Bar and Grill late last year to dine-in customers against state COVID-19 orders, the East Grand ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, June 1, 2021 6:23 pm

News

New world record set on the Mississippi, but for how long?

By John Enger This idea of paddling the whole length of the Mississippi River in record time — it’s addictive. It’s not for everyone: The ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, May 14, 2021 5:44 pm

News

The state is lifting its COVID-19 mask mandate. Here’s what that means for you

By Catharine Richert and Peter Cox It marks a singular milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic: Friday morning, Gov. Tim Walz will sign an executive order ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, May 14, 2021 9:55 am

Mower County

Prospects of on-time finish for Legislature looking dim

By Brian Bakst One week from Monday, time runs out on the Legislature’s regular session, and hopes of an on-time finish are fading fast. Conversations ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 6:02 pm

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