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Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Dec. 01, 2021 07:11 AM EST

Minneapolis Star Tribune. November 29, 2021. Editorial: Health care leaders must step up now Stronger COVID safeguards, both old and new, are needed to control viral spread in Minnesota. Michigan may have just replaced Minnesota...

Many give thanks to Minnesota for producing the most turkeys

Nov. 25, 2021 13:05 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Production numbers show there's a good chance that a Thanksgiving turkey came from Minnesota, especially if you live in the Midwest. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Americans should eat about 46 million turkeys on Thanksgiving. Minnesota...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Nov. 24, 2021 12:33 PM EST

Minneapolis Star Tribune. November 21, 2021. Editorial: Closing St. Paul schools is painful, necessary SPPS’ smallest-enrollment schools are not equitable or sustainable. It’s rarely easy to shutter a school and force...

Minnesota lawmakers report progress toward special session

Nov. 23, 2021 13:29 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The top Republican in the Minnesota Senate said Tuesday he's willing to postpone a debate over the confirmation of Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm and other top advisers of Gov. Tim Walz in order to help break the stalemate over a special session on bonuses for...

Minnesota National Guard to reinforce nursing home staffs

Nov. 22, 2021 18:24 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota National Guard will deploy 400 members to reinforce nursing staffs at long-term care facilities that have been struggling with severe personnel shortages amid the surge in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Tim Walz announced Monday. The governor also...

Minnesota COVID-19 hospitalizations top 1,400 amid surge

Nov. 19, 2021 17:53 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The number of Minnesota patients hospitalized with COVID-19 has surpassed 1,400 for the first time since last December, before vaccines became available, according to figures released Friday. According to state health department statistics,...

Virus surge worsens in Midwest as states expand boosters

Nov. 18, 2021 18:22 PM EST

A surge in cases in the Upper Midwest has some Michigan schools keeping students at home ahead of Thanksgiving and the military sending medical teams to Minnesota to relieve hospital staffs overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients. The worsening outlook in the Midwest comes as...

Defense Department will help relieve 2 Minnesota hospitals

Nov. 17, 2021 18:33 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Department of Defense will send medical teams to two major Minnesota hospitals to relieve doctors and nurses who are swamped by a growing wave of COVID-19 patients, Gov. Tim Walz announced Wednesday. The teams, each comprising 22 people, will...

Hundreds of Minnesota officers, agents getting body cameras

Nov. 16, 2021 13:17 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Hundreds of state law enforcement officers in Minnesota will soon be outfitted with new body cameras to record everything from traffic stops to civil disturbances. More than 600 Minnesota State Patrol troopers, nearly 200 Department of Natural...

Ellison, who led Chauvin prosecution, seeks 2nd term as AG

Nov. 15, 2021 17:45 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, who led the prosecution team that won the conviction of ex-officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd, announced Monday he will seek a second term. Ellison assembled a team of attorneys in...