Biden pushes shots, not more restrictions as variant spreads

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President Joe Biden will urge Americans to get vaccinated including booster shots as he seeks to quell concerns Monday over the new COVID-19 variant omicron, but he won't immediately push for more restrictions to stop its spread, his chief medical adviser said.
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Union unhappy that Twin Cities light-rail cars may go to Louisiana for maintenance

St. Paul school board member Chauntyll Allen said her activism began at a young age. “I was always gathering voices and leveraging political power,�
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St. Paul school board member Chauntyll Allen said her activism began at a young age. “I was always gathering voices and leveraging political power,” she says.

Black women carry burden of local social justice activism

At City Hall, on school boards and in policing reform work, Black women are doing the often unheralded heavy-lifting to fix systems of inequality in Minnesota.
Vikings running back Dalvin Cook was injured in the third quarter against the 49ers.
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Vikings lose game of missed opportunities, lose Cook to dislocated shoulder

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Byron Buxton’s new contract is for seven years and will pay him $100 million in salary and many potential bonuses.
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Buxton agrees to 7-year, $100 million deal loaded with potential bonuses

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Twin Cities couple plan to give away around $100M, concentrating on disadvantaged youth

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