The Brothers Deli owner Jeff Burstein, 73, looks over a sandwich order earlier this month.

The stalwarts of the downtown Minneapolis skyway dig in

After generations working in downtown Minneapolis, the skyway's longest-running businesses are determined to see the pandemic through.
A coronavirus made from a pin cushion decorated the entrance of the intensive care unit at Regions Hospital in St. Paul.

COVID-19 cases in Minnesota drop below 1,000 per day for first time in months

September 22
COVID-19 remains persistent in Minnesota despite Biden's proclamation that the "pandemic is over." However, severity is down.
A nurse checked on IV fluids while talking to a COVID-19 patient at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Los Angeles, Dec. 13, 2021.

Brain, nerve damage fears rise after study of millions of COVID patients

September 22
Former COVID patients had a 42% increased risk of neurologic problems a year after testing positive, a study showed.
Judy Randall, legislative auditor, left, and Lori Leysen, deputy legislative auditor, issued a report Wednesday that assessed the Minnesota Department

Auditor: Minnesota's oversight of COVID-19 health grants was adequate

September 21
The audit did find instances in which Minnesota Department of Health didn't explain variations in awards or follow state criteria for making those grants.
Medica has its headquarters in Minnetonka.

Court dismisses GS Labs lawsuit against Medica over COVID tests

September 21
Judge rules the federal CARES Act did not create a right for the testing company to sue over payment terms.
Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan exhaled before receiving her variant-specific COVID-19 vaccine booster at the State Capitol on Friday from nurse Barb Salzman.

Wastewater sampling finds COVID uptick, new variant in Twin Cities area

September 16
New booster formulated against existing variants, but will improve protection against BA.2.75, state health official says.
Walgreens pharmacist Hannah Walsh administered one of the first doses in Minnesota of a variant-specific COVID-19 vaccine booster.

COVID falls a bit in Minnesota amid absence of new variant

September 15
The nursing strike of 15 Twin Cities and Duluth hospitals this week appears to have combined with a COVID-19 decline to reduce bed usage.

More at-home COVID rapid tests available through state program

September 14
Those who have not ordered any free tests through the state are eligible for 12 free tests per household at once while supplies last.

Minneapolis drops COVID-19 testing-or-vaccination policy for city employees

September 14
Changes in federal health guidelines and hospital capacity prompted the change, city officials said.

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