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Pfizer says COVID booster offers protection against omicron

Pfizer said Wednesday that a booster dose of its COVID-19 vaccine may offer important protection against the new ...

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Minnesota budget surplus projected at $7.7B

By Bill Salisbury Pioneer Press, St. Paul The state of Minnesota will head into 2022 with a $7.7 ...

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Worker shortage has local governments scrambling

By Dan Gunderson The Northwest Regional Corrections Center in Crookston, Minn., can house 200 inmates, but this week, ...

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DNR drops plan to end CWD testing after another deer tests positive near Brainerd

By Tony Kennedy Star Tribune Testing for deer disease in the Brainerd lakes area will continue for several ...

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Kimberly Potter trial: A look at the case before the trial begins Wednesday

By Matt Sepic and Jon Collins On Monday Judge Regina Chu, prosecutors and defense attorneys briefly reviewed jury ...

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In Rochester rental crunch, Afghan refugees struggle to find housing

By Catharine Richert In Rochester rental crunch, Afghan refugees struggle to find housing John Meyers can remember a ...

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House starts work on redistricting that courts will likely finish

By Tim Pugmire The typical way new political districts are drawn every 10 years in Minnesota is that ...

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State: 98% occupancy rate in hospital intensive care units

MINNEAPOLIS — The number of people hospitalized in intensive care in Minnesota has reached the highest level yet ...

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Emmett Till investigation closed by feds; no new charges

JACKSON, Miss.  — The U.S. Justice Department said Monday it is ending its investigation into the 1955 lynching ...

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Thanksgiving COVID-19 surge strengthens

State officials worried for weeks about a possible COVID-19 bounce from the Thanksgiving holiday, which brought many together ...

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Minnesota Department of Ag to host industrial hemp forum

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) invites anyone interested in hemp and hemp production to its 2022 Industrial ...

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Walz names long-term care sites to get Guard staffing help

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Monday sent the first three Minnesota National Guard skilled nursing teams ...

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Mostly white jury seated for trial in Daunte Wright’s death

MINNEAPOLIS — A mostly white jury was seated Friday for the trial of a white suburban Minneapolis police ...

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Forest Service to reduce entry permits for Boundary Waters

DULUTH — The U.S. Forest Service plans to reduce the number of entry permits for the Boundary Waters ...

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US jobless rate sinks to 4.2% as many more people find jobs

WASHINGTON — America’s unemployment rate tumbled last month to its lowest point since the pandemic struck, even as ...

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