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The final weeks of the college school year have been disrupted yet again by COVID-19 as universities bring back mask mandates, switch to online classes and scale back large gatherings in response to upticks in coronavirus infections.

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Gov. Tim Walz will be back in the Minnesota House chamber on Sunday to deliver his annual State of the State Address, a purposeful return to the Capitol where he’s spent relatively little time the past two years.

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Each April we officially recognize National Minority Health Awareness Month to call attention to the health disparities that persist among racial and ethnic minority populations and the ways in which we can all help advance health equity.

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The COVID-19 load in Twin Cities wastewater continues to trend up from its recent low in mid-March, but the increase is slow. The Metropolitan Council is reporting a 7 day rolling average of 39 million copies per person per day as of April 4, up from roughly 20 million three weeks earlier. R…

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The Minnesota Senate passed the keystone of the Republican plan for the state’s projected $9.25 billion surplus – a tax bill that would cut income taxes by $3 billion this year and at least $2.5 billion each year after.

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Until now, paid family and medical leave proposals at the state Capitol had been a largely one-sided affair. Democrats have pushed unsuccessfully for years to create a government program that would guarantee paid time off to bond with a child or care for a sick family member.

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Minnesota’s path out of the pandemic continues to brighten, with just over 300 COVID-19 patients in the hospital now and known, active cases trending at a seven-month low. The fall-winter surge appears to be mostly over.

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Minnesota business leaders, many lawmakers and the state agency that oversees unemployment benefits have had March 15 circled on the calendar. That’s when they had hoped to have resolved a $1.3 billion debt in the state’s unemployment trust fund and refill it to a level where automatic tax i…

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The Minnesota House plans to vote Thursday on a bill requiring a special audit of the over budget Southwest light rail line, just one of several intensive reviews lawmakers are seeking this year from the Office of the Legislative Auditor.

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Nearly two years ago, COVID-19 turned the grieving process for those mourning a loved one upside down, uprooting decades of tradition. And while the availability of vaccines and increased knowledge of the virus has comforted some funeral goers, others remain intensely leery.

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Nearly two years ago, COVID-19 turned the grieving process for those mourning a loved one upside down, uprooting decades of tradition. And while the availability of vaccines and increased knowledge of the virus has comforted some funeral goers, others remain intensely leery.

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Nearly two years ago, COVID-19 turned the grieving process for those mourning a loved one upside down, uprooting decades of tradition. And while the availability of vaccines and increased knowledge of the virus has comforted some funeral goers, others remain intensely leery.

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Nearly two years ago, COVID-19 turned the grieving process for those mourning a loved one upside down, uprooting decades of tradition. And while the availability of vaccines and increased knowledge of the virus has comforted some funeral goers, others remain intensely leery.

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Nearly two years ago, COVID-19 turned the grieving process for those mourning a loved one upside down, uprooting decades of tradition. And while the availability of vaccines and increased knowledge of the virus has comforted some funeral goers, others remain intensely leery.

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Omicron, the highly contagious coronavirus variant sweeping across the country, is driving the daily American death toll higher than during last fall’s delta wave, with deaths likely to keep rising for days or even weeks.

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Just one month after the highly contagious omicron variant was detected in Minnesota, the state is staring down a record-breaking surge of COVID-19 infections. Last week, the state witnessed 10,000 new infections per day, the highest number of daily infections recorded throughout the pandemic.

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Just one month after the highly contagious omicron variant was detected in Minnesota, the state is staring down a record-breaking surge of COVID-19 infections. Last week, the state witnessed 10,000 new infections per day, the highest number of daily infections recorded throughout the pandemic.

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Omicron, the highly contagious coronavirus variant sweeping across the country, is driving the daily American death toll higher than during last fall’s delta wave, with deaths likely to keep rising for days or even weeks.

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Just one month after the highly contagious omicron variant was detected in Minnesota, the state is staring down a record-breaking surge of COVID-19 infections. Last week, the state witnessed 10,000 new infections per day, the highest number of daily infections recorded throughout the pandemic.

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Just one month after the highly contagious omicron variant was detected in Minnesota, the state is staring down a record-breaking surge of COVID-19 infections. Last week, the state witnessed 10,000 new infections per day, the highest number of daily infections recorded throughout the pandemic.