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November 25
Prepackaged bags of side dishes and fixings sat in boxes during ICA Food Shelf’s Turkey Distribution Day on Saturday in Minnetonka. The food shelf h

Medcalf: For many Minnesotans, hunger is part of their new normal since pandemic

Hunger is closer to all of us than we may realize.
Coronavirus
November 24
Occupational health nurse Kit Bielenberg, left, worked with U.S. Air Force Capt. Aimee Clonts during an N95 mask fitting Tuesday at Hennepin County Me

Minnesota confronts another Thanksgiving scarred by COVID

Thousands are newly infected and more health care workers are tending to the sick as families navigate dicey conversations over whether to get vaccinated.
Coronavirus
November 23
Air Force Airman 1st Class Shelby Matera, from left, and Capts. Aimee Clonts and Kimbrely Mason took part in an N95 mask fit check Tuesday at HCMC in

COVID-19 hospitalizations set 2021 record again in Minnesota

Gov. Tim Walz outlined steps the state is taking to protect hospital capacity amid the latest pandemic surge that has the state facing a critical time.
West Metro
November 23
All county employees had to submit proof of vaccination in October. The people who chose not to be vaccinated or not disclose their vaccination status

COVID-19 outbreak hits Hennepin County workhouse in Plymouth

The facility has strict protocols in place to prevent the virus.
Local
November 23
Alexandria Kilby, a nurse, hooked up the monoclonal antibody infusion to Donna Hipsher in St. Luke’s Emergency Department in Duluth earlier this yea

Minn. expands access to COVID treatment as demand soars

The Minnesota Department of Health and M Health Fairview plan to offer more appointments for monoclonal antibody treatment.
Local
November 23
“Name some things that start with the letter H,” Melissa Watson leaned forward to hear the “H” word, muffled by a mask, that was offered by a

Burnsville schools will go to distance learning due to COVID-19 surge

Students will take classes at home Wednesday through Dec. 3.
Coronavirus
November 22
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, alongside Thomas Wyatt, an emergency medicine physician at HCMC, spoke about the coronavirus surge during a news conference a

Minnesota shoring up long-term care, hospitals amid COVID-19 surge

Gov. Tim Walz proposed spending $50 million to help with long-term care staffing as federal officials announced plans for a medical team to arrive in Minneapolis later this week.
Nation
November 22
As the holidays approach, is it safe to travel during the pandemic?

Is travel safe during the pandemic this holiday season?

Is travel safe during the pandemic this holiday season?
Coronavirus
November 20
Dr. Andrew Winter listens to Bobby Stewart’s lungs during his examination in the St. Cloud Hospital emergency room on Nov. 17, 2021.

St. Cloud ER 'fast and furious' amid COVID wave in Minnesota

Minnesota's busiest hospital — by occupancy rate — has been at the epicenter of the state's COVID-19 wave for three months, treating an escalating number of infected patients while seeing no slowdown in everyday emergencies.
Nation
November 20
Vaccinations at a community site in San Francisco, Nov. 14, 2021.

When can the COVID-19 masks finally come off?

Loosening mask requirements now would be premature, experts said, especially as we head into the winter.
Coronavirus
November 20
Kris Schiffler, right, the owner of Shady’s Hometown Tavern in Albany, Minn., told supporters outside his business that he was not opening his bar a

State settles suits with 2 Minn. restaurants that challenged COVID mandates

Shady's, Boardwalk Bar will pay fines for resisting emergency orders to stem COVID transmission.
Local
November 20
Brittney Ewert, owner of Glamour Salon in downtown Wadena, Minn., is not vaccinated and has already had COVID-19 but honors her clients’ requests if

In Minnesota hot spot, COVID-19 has become a part of life

New cases and positivity rates have been high for months, but life has gone on in Wadena County.
Politics
November 20
M Health Fairview respiratory therapist Kayla Rabideaux and nurse Jessie Master, left, worked with an intubated COVID-19 patient. 

Minnesota to spend $36M on rent help, ERs, other pandemic demands

Landlords raised concerns with additional dollars to administer rent help.
Local
November 19
Local
November 19
Only 2% of adult ICU beds in Minnesota on Thursday were unoccupied and 56 hospitals reported their adult intensive care units were at capacity, accord

COVID-19 vaccine boosters approved for all adults, will start immediately in Minn.

With cases rising, public health officials hope the approval will slow virus spread.
Local
November 19
State officials are encouraging more students to get vaccinated, and many schools are offering clinics, such as this one at South View Middle School i

Shakopee cancels classes as Minn. schools navigate COVID surge

Rising infection rates could push students back into distance learning; more call for mandates at Minnesota state.
Coronavirus
November 19
Leon “Lee” Cook, a member of the Red Lake Nation, rose from poverty to become one of the nation’s leading advocates for Native American rights.

Leon 'Lee' Cook, a 'true man of the people' and lifelong advocate for tribal rights, dies at 82

He died Oct. 13 at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center in Bemidji of a breakthrough COVID-19 infection.
Coronavirus
November 18
Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Gov. Tim Walz elbow bumped after receiving their COVID-19 booster vaccines last month at Cub Foods in Minneapolis.

Minnesota set to jump ahead of feds on boosters for all adults

Minnesota has nation's second-highest new coronavirus infection rate while lower testing means South Dakota has nation's highest positivity rate.
Nation
November 18
In South Korea, nasopharyngeal swabs remain the gold standard for COVID testing.

Must the swab go that far up your nose to test for COVID-19?

Don't worry: The swab is not actually stabbing your brain.