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It’s back to school — again — for many of Minnesota’s youngest students

Meanwhile, districts scrambling to implement new state plan to vaccinate limited number of school staff By Elizabeth Shockman Thousands of Minnesota elementary students will be ... Read more

6 hours ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Panel: China, WHO should have acted quicker to stop pandemic

GENEVA (AP) — A panel of experts commissioned by the World Health Organization has criticized China and other countries for not moving to stem the ... Read more

6 hours ago by Associated Press.

Walz announces vaccine pilot program amid supply concerns

MINNEAPOLIS — Gov. Tim Walz announced a pilot program on Monday to vaccinate teachers, child care workers and individuals over 65 as the state aims ... Read more

1 day ago by Associated Press.

Xcel looking to upgrade Grand Meadow wind farm

Xcel Energy is hoping a proposed upgrade to its wind towers near Grand Meadow will move the wind farm further into the future. The company ... Read more

3 days ago by Eric Johnson.

Officials: Extremist threat to Minnesota Capitol has faded

MINNEAPOLIS  — Authorities now believe there is no credible, immediate threat from extremists to Minnesota in the runup to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, Public Safety ... Read more

3 days ago by Associated Press.

Groups ask court to restore protections for US gray wolves

BILLINGS, Mont.  — Wildlife advocates on Thursday asked a federal court to overturn a U.S. government decision that stripped Endangered Species Act protections for wolves ... Read more

3 days ago by Daily Herald.

Biden’s virus plan: 100 million shots just the start

WILMINGTON, Del.  — Getting 100 million shots into Americans’ arms in his first 100 days is only the beginning of his coronavirus plan, President-elect Joe ... Read more

4 days ago by Associated Press.

Biden unveils $1.9T plan to stem COVID-19 and steady economy

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has unveiled a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan to end “a crisis of deep human suffering” by speeding up ... Read more

4 days ago by Associated Press.

Minnesota health officials expand vaccine eligibility

MINNEAPOLIS  — The Minnesota Department of Health told hospitals, health care systems and other vaccination providers Thursday that they can now provide coronavirus shots to ... Read more

5 days ago by Associated Press.

Minnesota health officials wait on feds for vaccine guidance

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials say they’re waiting for more information from the federal government on its new guidance to expand who’s eligible to ... Read more

5 days ago by Associated Press.

Walz activates National Guard for Minnesota Capitol security

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday activated the Minnesota National Guard to protect the state Capitol amid rising fears of violence ahead of ... Read more

5 days ago by Associated Press.

Majority of House members vote for 2nd impeachment of Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of the U.S. House has voted to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time, just a week after he ... Read more

6 days ago by Associated Press.

What to watch as House moves to impeach Trump for 2nd time

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s fiery speech at a rally just before the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol is at the center of ... Read more

6 days ago by Eric Johnson.

Minnesota launches dashboard for coronavirus vaccine data

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota launched a dashboard Tuesday to provide more information on the status of the state’s vaccination efforts. The dashboard includes data on the ... Read more

6 days ago by Associated Press.

Officer with knee to George Floyd’s neck to be tried alone

MINNEAPOLIS — A former Minneapolis police officer who held his knee to George Floyd’s neck for minutes will be tried separately from the three other ... Read more

6 days ago by Associated Press.

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