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Walz to deploy National Guard to help ease COVID-19 surge

ROBBINSDALE — Gov. Tim Walz said Friday he’ll use the Minnesota National Guard to help alleviate staffing shortages ...

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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 ...

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US unemployment claims fall to lowest level since pandemic

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell to its lowest level since the pandemic ...

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States can reserve COVID-19 shots for younger kids next week

NEW YORK — U.S. health officials are setting the stage for a national COVID-19 vaccination campaign for younger ...

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Walz promises COVID testing expansion, vaccine incentives

DULUTH — Gov. Tim Walz says his administration will soon announce expanded COVID-19 testing options and launch new ...

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FDA panel endorses lower-dose Moderna COVID shot for booster

U.S. health advisers said Thursday that some Americans who received Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine should get a half-dose booster ...

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Judge won’t block vaccine mandate for Minnesota workers

ST. PAUL— A federal judge won’t block a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for scores of Minnesota health care workers, ...

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Minnesota COVID-19 positivity rate hits vaccine- era high

ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s COVID-19 test positivity rate soared to 8.3% as of Tuesday, the highest mark since ...

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Man hits two police cars, gets shocked by officer

MANKATO — A Mankato man has been charged with two felonies after he allegedly hit two squad cars ...

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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 ...

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Amazon distribution center coming to Twin Cities suburb

ST. PAUL  — An Amazon distribution center is coming to a Twin Cities suburb. The St. Paul Pioneer ...

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Americans quit their jobs at a record pace in August

WASHINGTON — One reason America’s employers are having trouble filling jobs was starkly illustrated in a report Tuesday: ...

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House returns to stave off default with debt limit vote

WASHINGTON — Members of the House are scrambling back to Washington on Tuesday to approve a short-term lift ...

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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 ...

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Advice shifting on aspirin use for preventing heart attacks

Older adults without heart disease shouldn’t take daily low-dose aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke, ...

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