At HCMC on Friday, Dr. Matthew Prekker, an emergency room/pulmonary specialist, prepared to see a 50-year-old COVID-19 patient.

Young and younger: State's latest COVID-19 hospitalizations

Non-elderly, unvaccinated filling hospital beds as the median age shifts lower.
People who qualify now for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots shouldn’t feel they must rush to get them, Kris Ehresmann, the state’s director for infe
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Relieved Minnesota seniors rushing to get booster shots

September 25
People who qualify now, however, shouldn't feel they must rush to get their shots, one health official said.
With her kids, Faith, 3, Jerimiah, 11 and Isaiah, 9, at her side, Shontae Jones, center, and her friend Angie Evans, right, signed up for their second
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George Floyd Square COVID-19 vaccine drives target misinformation, mistrust

September 25
Community groups hope to remediate low vaccination rates in the historically Black community at 38th and Chicago.
Dr. John de Csepel, a vice president of medical affairs at Medtronic.
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When Medtronic execs want to get a read on COVID-19, they turn to this doctor

September 25
Dr. John de Csepel leads a team that directs the medical device manufacturer's COVID-19 response.
Light streamed in Thursday from the transparent roof over U.S. Bank Stadium ahead of Sunday’s home opener against the Seattle Seahawks.
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September 23
Vikings are planning a reopening celebration sans vaccine or mask requirements.
St. Cloud Hospital has had to expand its intensive care unit and delay medical care for those dealing with other illnesses or emergencies because of a
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COVID-19 surge forcing St. Cloud Hospital to expand ICU, delay other care

September 24
"Our hospital is full because of unvaccinated COVID-related patients."
Pfizer COVID-19 boosters are recommended for people 65 and older and people 50 to 64 who have underlying health conditions that put them at high risk
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1M Minnesotans eligible for Pfizer COVID vaccine booster shot

September 24
Minnesotans might get shots quicker at pharmacies than at large health care systems, state health officials said, adding that Pfizer vaccine supply is sufficient to meet demand.
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School-linked COVID-19 outbreaks triple in Minnesota

September 23
Outbreaks in elementary schools where students aren't eligible for vaccination, but also in high schools where students are eligible.
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Minneapolis shopping bag fee to resume Oct. 1

September 22
Customers will pay 5 cents for each bag provided by a store.