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News

Judge puts Minnesota police force law on hold

By Brian Bakst A judge on Monday put on hold a tougher standard on the use of deadly force by police officers until a lawsuit ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 7:08 am

Education

COVID vaccinations required for Minnesota colleges

By Peter Cox As students head back to campus, many Minnesota colleges and universities are requiring students be vaccinated against COVID-19. The vaccines mean an ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, September 7, 2021 5:39 pm

News

Deadline close but still no plan for COVID ‘hero pay’

By Tim Pugmire MPR news/90.1 FM A nine-member state panel charged with recommending how to distribute $250 million in bonuses to pandemic front-line workers is ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, September 3, 2021 5:21 pm

News

With kids in school, demand for COVID-19 testing jumps

By Catharine Richert Kids across Minnesota are heading back to school in the thick of rising COVID-19 cases spurred on by the highly contagious delta ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, August 31, 2021 6:20 pm

Agriculture

‘Micro-farmers’ face drought without safety net

By Mark Zdechlik If you frequent farmers’ markets, you’ve probably noticed vegetables have not been as plentiful as in years past. The timing has also ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, August 17, 2021 5:07 pm

News

Minnesota GOP chair urges vote on her leadership

By Brian Bakst and Matt Sepic Minnesota Republican Party Chair Jennifer Carnahan challenged other GOP leaders to hold a vote on her continued leadership status after a ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, August 17, 2021 8:59 am

Mower County

Walz: Vaccine requirement possible for state workers

By Tim Pugmire Gov. Tim Walz said Tuesday a vaccination requirement for Minnesota’s approximately 40,000 state workers is on the table as his administration negotiates ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, August 10, 2021 7:36 pm

News

State Fair officials debating masks, other precautions as COVID cases rise

By Tim Nelson As the number of COVID-19 cases grows and throws curves at large event plans, masks at the Minnesota State Fair are likely ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, August 10, 2021 8:30 am

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

‘We’ve had enough’: Law enforcement frustrated by continued speeding

By Mark Zdechlik Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Gordon Shank was cruising on westbound Interstate 94 outside of downtown St. Paul when he spotted someone to ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 9:47 am

Education

COVID-19 in MN: Caseloads climbing; state backs CDC school masking guidance

By MPR News Staff Minnesota’s summer swing in COVID-19 cases continues. While it remains relatively mild compared to earlier surges, Wednesday’s numbers make it clear ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 1:25 pm

News

As smoke dissipates in Minnesota, health experts urge people to stay aware of air quality

By Laurel Poole The thick wildfire smoke that choked much of Minnesota earlier in the week has largely dissipated. But while measurements of particulates in ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, July 23, 2021 5:50 pm

News

Air quality alert expanded across Minn. over Canadian wildfire smoke

MPR News Staff Heavy smoke from Canadian wildfires has prompted the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to expand an air quality alert originally for northern Minnesota ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 5:14 pm

Agriculture

Drought stresses Minnesota crops, streams and lawns

By Dan Gunderson Lucky or not might be the best way to describe crop conditions across Minnesota. Bryan Biegler raises corn and soybeans near Lake ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 5:00 pm

News

Hot, dry conditions show no sign of letting up in Minnesota

By Riham Feshir Heat and drought conditions are forecast to continue this week in Minnesota, with temperatures climbing into the 90s across much of the ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, July 19, 2021 9:02 am

News

Uptick in cases but no signs of a surge

Minnesota continues to see COVID-19 case counts edge higher, but there’s nothing yet to suggest the state is headed for another major wave. While new ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 5:52 pm

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