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January 14
Mercy Hospital

Judge: Mercy Hospital must keep COVID patient on ventilator

A temporary restraining order will keep Scott Quiner alive until a hearing set for Feb. 11.
Local
January 14
Kim Griffin, took a sample from Gianna Cassidy, age 1 1/2, during a COVID test with five members of her family in the parking lot of Masjid An-Nur Mos

Brooks: North Minneapolis community finds a way to get COVID tests, residents living again

When there weren't enough COVID tests to go around in north Minneapolis, a community rallied.
Duluth
January 14
St. Luke’s hospital in Duluth is tightening its visitor policy, effective Monday.

Duluth's St. Luke's limiting visitors, checking vaccination status

The regional health care provider is responding to current community spread of COVID-19.
Business
January 14
Nearly two years into the pandemic, the face mask remains an object of division.

For Minnesota businesses, here's how a confusing week over COVID-19 rules ended up

The mayors of Minneapolis and St. Paul went one direction, while Minnesota health officials and the U.S. Supreme Court went another.
Coronavirus
January 14
COVID-19 hospitalizations requiring intensive care have declined over the past month even as total hospitalizations have increased. Health officials r

COVID-19 hospitalizations back above 1,600 in Minnesota

Omicron surge is taxing COVID-19 testing resources, prompting CentraCare to pause testing asymptomatic people.
Stage & Arts
January 14
The cast of touring musical “Come From Away” is on pause until Saturday night’s performance, when performers from New York, London and Toronto w

Ordway announces new vax policy as more venues cancel shows

The Orpheum hopes to resume musical "Come From Away" on Saturday night with performers from New York, London and Toronto.
Local
January 14
A patron received a wristband after she showed a State Theatre employee her vaccination card and ID on Wednesday in Minneapolis.

Mpls. and St. Paul won't require vaccines for restaurant workers

Following public criticism, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey also removed a provision that required some young children to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test.
Nation
January 14
FILE - Youngstown City Health Department worker Faith Terreri grabs two at-home COVID-19 test kits to be handed out during a distribution event, Dec.

Federal testing website launches next week, 4 tests per home

The federal website where Americans can request free COVID-19 tests will begin accepting orders on Wednesday as the White House looks to address nationwide shortages, but supplies will be limited to just four free tests per home.
January 13
Patty Ruiz works during her shift at Cambria. The company’s CEO said private sector mandates put companies like his “in a real pickle” over priv

Employers adjust plans after court halts vaccine mandate

Private employers have more control over their corporate vaccination policies, but health care providers will still need to meet the federal mandate requirements.
St. Cloud
January 13
Hand-written warnings indicate rooms in the emergency department of St. Cloud Hospital outfitted with negative airflow systems to prevent the spread o

CentraCare doubles down on plea for masking as one in three tests positive for COVID-19

After St. Cloud area city leaders failed to implement mask mandates, CentraCare is calling on business leaders and residents.
Stage & Arts
January 13
The touring cast of “Come From Away” includes Moorhead native Becky Gulsvig in front.

COVID cancels Minneapolis performances of Broadway musical, postpones Walker show

Standbys are being flown in so "Come From Away" can resume its scheduled run on Saturday night.
Local
January 13
Students at Bethune Elementary School prepared for dismissal at the end of the day Jan. 6 as the Minneapolis school district switched to distance lear

Minnesota schools scramble on how long they can resist distance learning

Widespread staff absences have pushed several districts into remote learning.
Coronavirus
January 13
Coronavirus
January 13
Monoclonal antibody infusions have grown scarce since two types were discontinued last month because they aren’t effective against the omicron varia

Minnesota removes race as factor in rationing antibodies

The new guidance for distributing scarce COVID-19 treatments came just as a conservative group challenged the state's old rules.
Coronavirus
January 12
Gail Nelson with the Hennepin Theatre Trust, left, checked the ID of Dorothy Hamman after seeing her vaccination status in an app on her phone in the

Minneapolis, St. Paul to require vaccine proof for bars, eateries

The moves come as an increasing number of large, Democrat-led cities across the country are adopting similar rules.
Minneapolis
January 12
Minneapolis Public Schools Superintendent Ed Graff, pictured in this file photo, said Wednesday the district will move to distance learning from Jan.

Mpls. schools will go virtual for two weeks starting Friday

Superintendent Ed Graff said a mixture of staff and student absences led district officials to make the call.
Coronavirus
January 12
Dr. Elizabeth Reed spoke last August at a Minnetonka school board meeting in favor of a mask mandate in schools.

Golden Valley, Hopkins pass mask mandates

The short list of suburbs passing masking mandates looks to be growing, and Minnetonka may be next.
Business
January 12
The COVID-19 omicron spike has wreaked havoc on early-childhood classrooms in Minnesota and on the schedules of working parents with small children.

Minnesota eases quarantine rules for kids in child care

The state will no longer require child care providers in Minnesota to quarantine students and staff who were in contact with someone testing positive for COVID-19. The change to state licensing requirements is "effective immediately."
Coronavirus
January 12
In front of Regions Hospital in St. Paul on Wednesday, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced actions to support Minnesota hospitals as the COVID-19 omicro

Walz announces funding for hospitals to weather omicron

State leaders expect a surge of COVID-19 hospitalizations this month but hope for less severity, ICU demand.
Sports
January 12
Fans attending Wild games at Xcel Energy Center will be required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within the last 72

Minneapolis, St. Paul sports venues to require proof of vaccine or negative test

Fans attending indoor sports venues in the Twin Cities will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test in the previous 72 hours.