Coronavirus
November 26, 2021
COVID-19 hospitalizations remain at high levels in Minnesota.

COVID-19 cases continue to stay high in Minnesota hospitals

Minnesota hospitalizations for COVID-19 cases remain at the highest level for the year. More federal medical reinforcements are set to arrive in Minnesota next week.
Local
November 26, 2021
St. Paul police union sues over city vaccine mandate

St. Paul police union sues over city vaccine mandate

Mayor says that Dec. 31 deadline stands.
Coronavirus
November 25, 2021
Canine patient Willa licked veterinarian Kristi Flynn during an exam Nov. 17 at the University of Minnesota Lewis Small Animal Hospital in Falcon Heig

COVID pandemic takes a toll on Minnesota veterinary clinics

The COVID-19 pandemic, which has created shortages in everything from toilet paper to restaurant staff, also has taken a toll on Minnesota veterinary clinics, making it tough for many pet owners to find animal care.
Nation
November 25, 2021
Lauren Rymer and her son, Jack, after Jack received a COVID-19 vaccine in Lawrenceville, Ga., Nov. 15, 2021.

As young kids get vaccines, a 'huge weight' is lifted for families

A sense of relief has intensified with the holiday season.
Coronavirus
November 24, 2021
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.
Business
November 24, 2021

EU says economic recovery threatened by COVID-19 resurgence

The massive spike in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks is threatening the European Union's recovery from the deep economic slump caused by last year's onset of the pandemic, the bloc's economy chief said Wednesday.
Coronavirus
November 23, 2021
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, 2021
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, 2021
“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.
November 22, 2021
The Biogen Inc., headquarters, March 11, 2020, in Cambridge, Mass. Concerns about safety risks of the controversial new Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm hav

Concerns grow over safety of Alzheimer's drug after death of patient

Concerns about safety risks of the controversial new Alzheimer's drug Aduhelm have intensified in the wake of the death of a 75-year-old woman who experienced…
Coronavirus
November 20, 2021
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, 2021
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.
Local
November 19, 2021
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, 2021
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.
Variety
November 19, 2021
A pregnant and intubated COVID-19 patient in the Surgical Intensive care unit at St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center in Boise, Idaho on Tuesday, Aug. 31

Research links COVID-19 in pregnancy with stillbirths

Pregnant women with COVID-19 face increased chances for stillbirths compared with uninfected women, and that risk spiked to four times higher after the delta variant emerged, new government data show.
Nation
November 19, 2021

New Hampshire takes vaccine cash after months of protests

New Hampshire lawmakers accepted $22.5 million in federal COVID-19 vaccine funding Friday that has sparked intense debate and angry protests for the last two months.
Coronavirus
November 18, 2021
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.
November 17, 2021

U.S. overdose deaths top 100,000 in one year

They accelerated dramatically in the past two years — jumping nearly 30% jump in the last year alone, according to the latest data.
Coronavirus
November 17, 2021
Minnesota hospitals were caring for 1,382 COVID-19 patients, including 320 in intensive care, on Tuesday, according to the Minnesota Department of Hea

Minn. hospitals get federal help to address staff shortages

HCMC and St. Cloud Hospital each will receive 22 emergency medical workers from the Department of Defense. Cerenity Senior Care-Marian in St. Paul will become the third long-term care facility in the state to open its beds to hospitalized patients.
Politics
November 17, 2021
Sen. Amy Klobuchar reported good news from her six-month post-cancer exam.

Klobuchar says post-cancer exam shows 'everything was clear'

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar announced her breast cancer diagnosis and treatment earlier this year.