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Summer drought may pare fall apple season

By Mary Ellen Ritter The summer drought was rough for some Minnesota farmers, especially Joe Schroeder. As owner of Wood’s Edge Apples in Buffalo, Minn., ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, October 15, 2021 5:55 pm

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Court panel joins state redistricting effort

By Tim Pugmire A court-appointed redistricting panel has begun holding a series of public hearings to gather advice on redrawing political boundaries to reflect 2020 ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 6:00 pm

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Minnesota tax revenue shatters expectations

By Brian Bakst Minnesota government’s revenue shattered expectations again to the tune of $657 million more during the past three months, another signal that the ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 5:40 pm

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Minnesota vet clinics are struggling to keep up

By Peter Cox On a daily basis at the University of Minnesota’s Lewis Small Animal Hospital, there’s a near-constant flow of pets coming in — ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 5:44 pm

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School nurses, staff worry about burnout

By Elizabeth Shockman The day before school started, DeeDee Sivanich received her first report of a positive COVID-19 case in a student. By the third ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, September 28, 2021 6:21 pm

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Culture heals: Artist Juan Chawuk’s mural reflects Minnesota nonprofit’s mission

By Vicki Adame Walk into the CLUES St. Paul offices and you are immediately drawn to the many pieces of art — 13-foot tall Catrinas, ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 5:39 pm

Education

Survey: Minnesotans of color less likely to believe schools offer equal opportunities

By Elizabeth Shockman White Minnesotans think very differently about the opportunities that the state’s K-12 public schools provide to all students than Minnesotans of color, ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 5:26 pm

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

By Dan Kraker A 10-day window opens Monday for applications for a new state program that offers grants to Minnesotan-owned small businesses that suffered economic ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, September 20, 2021 2:39 pm

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Judge puts Minnesota police force law on hold

By Brian Bakst A judge on Monday put on hold a tougher standard on the use of deadly force by police officers until a lawsuit ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 7:08 am

Education

COVID vaccinations required for Minnesota colleges

By Peter Cox As students head back to campus, many Minnesota colleges and universities are requiring students be vaccinated against COVID-19. The vaccines mean an ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, September 7, 2021 5:39 pm

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Deadline close but still no plan for COVID ‘hero pay’

By Tim Pugmire MPR news/90.1 FM A nine-member state panel charged with recommending how to distribute $250 million in bonuses to pandemic front-line workers is ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, September 3, 2021 5:21 pm

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With kids in school, demand for COVID-19 testing jumps

By Catharine Richert Kids across Minnesota are heading back to school in the thick of rising COVID-19 cases spurred on by the highly contagious delta ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, August 31, 2021 6:20 pm

Agriculture

‘Micro-farmers’ face drought without safety net

By Mark Zdechlik If you frequent farmers’ markets, you’ve probably noticed vegetables have not been as plentiful as in years past. The timing has also ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, August 17, 2021 5:07 pm

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Minnesota GOP chair urges vote on her leadership

By Brian Bakst and Matt Sepic Minnesota Republican Party Chair Jennifer Carnahan challenged other GOP leaders to hold a vote on her continued leadership status after a ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, August 17, 2021 8:59 am

Mower County

Walz: Vaccine requirement possible for state workers

By Tim Pugmire Gov. Tim Walz said Tuesday a vaccination requirement for Minnesota’s approximately 40,000 state workers is on the table as his administration negotiates ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, August 10, 2021 7:36 pm

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