Data included is taken from the Minnesota Department of Health Daily reports. Because all data is preliminary, the change in number of cumulative positive cases and deaths from one day to the next may not equal the newly reported cases or deaths.

Covid-19 Coverage Newsletter

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The transportation industry is among the many industries devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. When businesses shuttered their doors in March 2020 and millions of people took trips to their home office instead of the workplace, bus drivers found themselves with less riders to transport.

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The transportation industry is among the many industries devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. When businesses shuttered their doors in March 2020 and millions of people took trips to their home office instead of the workplace, bus drivers found themselves with less riders to transport.


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Following the approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine by the Food and Drug Administration in August, local Public health officials said they have seen a slight uptick in those coming in to start the vaccination process.

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Facing the more contagious delta variant of the coronavirus and resurgence of summer events, Le Sueur County suffered an escalating number of COVID-19 cases in the month of August. From just 34 cases in July, COVID infections soared to 174 in August. The level of infection is comparable to L…

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The Cleveland Public School District is planning for a close-to-normal school year, but due to the unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, school administration said the district’s new learning plan will have to be flexible.

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The Cleveland Public School District is planning for a close-to-normal school year, but due to the unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, school administration said the district’s new learning plan will have to be flexible.

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St. Peter, Le Sueur-Henderson, Tri-City United and Cleveland school districts are itching for a more normal school year after 18 months of distance learning, hybrid learning, mask mandates and more pandemic-era protocols. All four districts are preparing for in-person, five-day learning plan…

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St. Peter, Le Sueur-Henderson, Tri-City United and Cleveland school districts are itching for a more normal school year after 18 months of distance learning, hybrid learning, mask mandates and more pandemic-era protocols. All four districts are preparing for in-person, five-day learning plan…

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Following Steele County being listed as a “hot spot” by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for COVID-19 community transmission, Owatonna Public Schools said it’s not requiring masks in the upcoming school year — for now.

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When Gov. Tim Walz ended the statewide mask mandate last May, the Le Sueur-Henderson School District terminated their masking requirements as well. But two months later, the delta variant has complicated Minnesota’s pandemic response.

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Early last year, Faribault couple Julie and Del Spronk had high hopes for their latest assisted living venture in Le Center. After purchasing the property on 175 E. Derrynane St. in 2019, the building was transformed into Carriage House: a new assisted living home with a beauty shop, common …

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Students were thrown into an unprecedented disruption last year as the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic pushed schools into distance learning models for the final spring semester. Despite the radical change, Minnesota’s high school seniors stuck it out and graduated at a historic high. On …

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With more than half of all Minnesotans vaccinated, positive COVID-19 case rates are diminishing at a rapid pace. Statewide, new cases have fallen to their lowest point since June 2020. On June 6, Minnesota reported 258 new cases, a fraction of the 1,600 new cases reported just one month earlier.

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With more than half of all Minnesotans vaccinated, positive COVID-19 case rates are diminishing at a rapid pace. Statewide, new cases have fallen to their lowest point since June 2020. On June 6, Minnesota reported 258 new cases, a fraction of the 1,600 new cases reported just one month earlier.

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For those who organize major events in southern Minnesota, Gov. Tim Walz’s loosening of COVID-19 restrictions announced earlier this month was the green light and glimmer of hope they had been waiting for to move forward with their 2021 plans.

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Despite the challenges pork producers have faced in the last year, with processing plants facing temporary closures and decreased production due to COVID-19, one thing that Dave Preisler says has remained constant was the production of an affordable and safe source of protein for customers, …

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Despite the challenges pork producers have faced in the last year, with processing plants facing temporary closures and decreased production due to COVID-19, one thing that Dave Preisler says has remained constant was the production of an affordable and safe source of protein for customers, …

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Despite the challenges pork producers have faced in the last year, with processing plants facing temporary closures and decreased production due to COVID-19, one thing that Dave Preisler says has remained constant was the production of an affordable and safe source of protein for customers, …

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Despite the challenges pork producers have faced in the last year, with processing plants facing temporary closures and decreased production due to COVID-19, one thing that Dave Preisler says has remained constant was the production of an affordable and safe source of protein for customers, …

A Department of Health and Human Services employee holds a COVID-19 vaccine record card. The cards will be sent out as part of vaccination kits from Operation Warp Speed, which is an effort by several U.S. government components and public partnerships to facilitate the development, manufactu…

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Despite the challenges pork producers have faced in the last year, with processing plants facing temporary closures and decreased production due to COVID-19, one thing that Dave Preisler says has remained constant was the production of an affordable and safe source of protein for customers, …

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Despite the challenges pork producers have faced in the last year, with processing plants facing temporary closures and decreased production due to COVID-19, one thing that Dave Preisler says has remained constant was the production of an affordable and safe source of protein for customers, …

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Despite the challenges pork producers have faced in the last year, with processing plants facing temporary closures and decreased production due to COVID-19, one thing that Dave Preisler says has remained constant was the production of an affordable and safe source of protein for customers, …

A Department of Health and Human Services employee holds a COVID-19 vaccine record card. The cards will be sent out as part of vaccination kits from Operation Warp Speed, which is an effort by several U.S. government components and public partnerships to facilitate the development, manufactu…