Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus arrived at the hospital's main entrance Wednesday morning to drop off gifts for young patients, escorted by members of the St. Paul Police Department. The gifts will be distributed to patients the week of Christmas.
Rising spread of COVID-19 and staffing shortages have sent more than half of Minnesota's public districts and charter schools into full-timedistance learning. And there's little indication that students could be back to schools anytime soon.
A study by Oxford University researchers on how playing video games affects mental health used data from video game makers, marking what the authors say is a rare collaboration between academics and the game industry.
Despite state guidelines to help school districts decide whether or when to switch to hybrid or full-time remote learning models, the recommendations are nonbinding, leaving it to district administrators to make the final call.