Kamala Harris is sworn in as vice president by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor as her husband Doug Emhoff holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Jill Biden holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, as their children Ashley and Hunter watch.(AP Photo/Andrew Harni…


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In this March 30, 2020 file photo, My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell speaks as President Donald Trump listens during a briefing about the coronavirus in the Rose Garden of the White House, in Washington. Lindell, an avid supporter of President Donald Trump, who has continued to push the notion of e…

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Minnesota’s newest COVID-19 numbers show the state holding steady on a relatively positive path. Key metrics, including new case growth and hospitalizations, continue to improve.

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Starting Thursday, a new vaccine pilot program will begin distributing the COVID-19 vaccines to adults 65 years of age or older, but not at the rate the governor says Minnesota needs.

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After working out a few remaining details at a Tuesday Board of Commissioners meeting, Rice County released application forms for its latest round of business assistance on Friday, Jan. 15. The county received about $1.3 million to distribute.

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Minnesota’s newest COVID-19 data shows the state staying steady on a path of relatively moderate growth in new cases as hospital admissions recede. State officials, though, still believe another surge is likely in the coming weeks following the year-end holidays.

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Tuesday’s COVID-19 data continues to show relatively stable, moderate growth in new cases and deaths. Minnesota officials, though, believe another surge is likely in the coming weeks following the year-end holidays.

Vice President Mike Pence announces the election of President and Vice President as he officiates a joint session of the House and Senate to confirm Electoral College votes at the Capitol, early Thursday, Jan 7, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Vice President Mike Pence, bottom left, talks as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks with Pence's chief of staff Marc Short after the final certification of Electoral College votes cast in November's presidential election during a joint session of Congress after working through the n…

Vice President Mike Pence and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., top center, arrive along with other senators for a joint session of the House and Senate convenes to confirm the electoral votes cast in November's election, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (A…

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After a heated election that failed to significantly alter its composition, Minnesota’s Legislature returns to work Tuesday with a budget to write and plenty of other pressing issues to tackle. A couple of new legislators will be there to represent the St. Peter and Le Sueur County areas.

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Minnesota is seeing signs of improvement heading into the new year, after two months of spikes in new cases, hospitalizations and deaths. But even as vaccinations begin and case counts slowly recede, officials still caution the pandemic is not over yet.

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Does it spread more easily? Make people sicker? Mean that treatments and vaccines won't work? Questions are multiplying as fast as new variants of the coronavirus, especially the one moving through England and now popping up in the U.S. and other countries.

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Does it spread more easily? Make people sicker? Mean that treatments and vaccines won’t work? Questions are multiplying as fast as new variants of the coronavirus, especially the one moving through England and now popping up in the U.S. and other countries.

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Minnesota’s COVID-19 data continues to offer a mix of hope and uncertainty. New daily case counts fell below 1,000 for the first time since early October, but that came on very low testing, making it difficult to draw any conclusions about the pandemic’s path.

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After waiting for it to thaw, Steele County Public Health Director Amy Caron received the department’s first dose of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine in a video on Monday.

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After waiting for it to thaw, Steele County Public Health Director Amy Caron received the department’s first dose of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine in a video on Monday.

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River’s Edge Hospital received its first allocation from the South Central Emergency Management Coalition of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 21 and, soon after, Jamie Session, RN in the Emergency Room, received the first dose of the vaccine.

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Lisa Monet, co-owner of Lakeville-based Alibi Drinkery and Alibi at Froggy Bottoms in Northfield, opened her Lakeville bar for in-person dining at 11 a.m. Wednesday, but she was far from the only one.

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Lisa Monet, co-owner of Lakeville-based Alibi Drinkery and Alibi at Froggy Bottoms in Northfield, opened her Lakeville bar for in-person dining at 11 a.m. Wednesday, but she was far from the only one.

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Aaryana Malcolm became so weak, coughing up blood and vomiting while sick with COVID-19, that other inmates at the federal prison in Waseca had to help her eat and shower while her requests for medical attention were rejected, a new lawsuit alleges.

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Lisa Monet, co-owner of Lakeville-based Alibi Drinkery and Alibi at Froggy Bottoms in Northfield, opened her Lakeville bar for in-person dining at 11 a.m. Wednesday, but she was far from the only one.

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Lisa Monet, co-owner of Lakeville-based Alibi Drinkery and Alibi at Froggy Bottoms in Northfield, opened her Lakeville bar for in-person dining at 11 a.m. Wednesday, but she was far from the only one.

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Aaryana Malcolm became so weak, coughing up blood and vomiting while sick with COVID-19, that other inmates at the federal prison in Waseca had to help her eat and shower while her requests for medical attention were rejected, a new lawsuit alleges.