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    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – One person is dead after two separate car crashes on Interstate 35W Saturday evening. The Minnesota State Patrol initially said two people were killed in the crash, but later clarified that there was only one fatality. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the crash occurred when a car was heading northbound near Lake Street. The Metro Transit...
    The Star Tribune’s Maya Rao reports: “An attorney for the family of Winston Smith on Friday called for an independent investigation into his killing by a U.S. Marshals Service task force, pointing out that officers at the scene were never interviewed as part of the state’s investigation. The officers submitted only written statements giving their accounts of the June 3...
    More than two-thirds of Minnesota’s 93 driver’s license exam stations — all of which were shuttered during the first weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic — remain closed, state officials said Friday, despite a law passed in June dictating the government reopen them. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety said only 26 exam stations, where people take road and knowledge tests, are...
    The state office charged with regulating medical cannabis in Minnesota is in the midst of drafting rules that will finish the work of making the biggest change in the program’s seven-year history: allowing patients to buy marijuana in plant form and smoke it — something that was explicitly banned by the 2014 legislation. The change, which could be finalized early...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Due to the recent rise of COVID-19 cases, Gov. Tim Walz announced a new plan to mobilize the national guard to assist at local long-term care facilities and open new rapid testing sites across the state. Guard members will provide staffing support and also be part of a COVID-19 emergency staffing pool, which allows long-term care facilities to...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota is taking more steps to fight this latest COVID-19 surge. Hospitalizations are at another high at a time when space and staffing are low. On Friday, state health leaders will announce a number of new measures to tackle hospital capacity worries. READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: 25 More Deaths Reported, And Another Nearly 3,000 New CasesHospitals...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Health officials on Thursday reported an additional 2,919 virus cases and 25 more deaths due to COVID-19, as the state’s positivity rate continues to climb toward the high risk category. According to the Minnesota Department of Health’s daily update, the state’s total positive cases have risen to 752,060 since the pandemic began, with 8,379 deaths attributed to...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota ranks right in the middle of the pack when it comes to the safest states during the pandemic, according to a new study. WalletHub compared all 50 states and the District of Columbia using the rates of COVID-19 transmission, positive testing, hospitalizations and deaths, along with the percentage of the state’s population that is vaccinated. Minnesota...
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — The Minnesota Legislature this year approved a new state office dedicating time and resources to missing and murdered Indigenous people, the first of its kind in the country that advocates hope will be replicated nationwide. The Office of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives stemmed from a state task force dedicated to the issue, which recommended...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Embattled Minnesota State Rep. John Thompson says he has learned from his past mistakes and is ready to work for the people he represents. On July 4 he was pulled over for not having a front license plate. Today he cleared up that traffic violation by paying a $100 fine. READ MORE: Shawn Codinak Charged With Firing At Officers...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Workers’ compensation for injured employees doesn’t cover medical marijuana because the drug remains illegal under federal law, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The state’s highest court issued a pair of rulings that overturned earlier decisions by the state Workers Compensation Court of Appeals’ that ordered employers to pay for medical marijuana to treat work-related injuries. READ...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Health officials on Wednesday reported an additional 2,388 virus cases and 24 more deaths due to COVID-19, as the state’s positivity rate continues to climb toward the high risk category. According to the Minnesota Department of Health’s daily update, the state’s total positive cases have risen to 749,144 since the pandemic began, with 8,354 deaths attributed to...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — On the arrival of National Fossil Day, the giant beaver is the winning candidate to become Minnesota’s official state fossil. The beaver beat out nine candidates and will go on to face the legislative process to become the state fossil. More than 11,000 people voted, and 25% of them voted for the giant beaver. (credit: Science Museum...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Showers are moving northeast through Minnesota Wednesday, bringing rainfall and wind gusts to much of the state. By 6 a.m., showers had already begun in the southwestern part of the state. The Twin Cities should stay dry through 8 a.m., and when the rain arrives, there is the potential for an embedded thunderstorm. The quick-moving system should...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — All remaining pandemic-era eviction protections expire Tuesday, except for renters who have pending assistance applications, and tenant advocates implore people who are still eligible to apply. The eviction moratorium “off-ramp” passed by state lawmakers hits a key benchmark allowing for all lease terminations and evictions to resume. A required 15-day notice of an eviction filing for nonpayment...
    Sign up here to get our updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. On Tuesdays, MinnPost provides weekly updates that cover COVID-19 developments in Minnesota from the previous Wednesday to present. This week in COVID-19 news The delta variant continues to surge in Minnesota, pushing hospitalizations and...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Health officials on Thursday reported an additional 7,942 virus cases and 10 more deaths due to COVID-19, as the state’s positivity rate continues to climb toward the high risk category. According to the Minnesota Department of Health’s daily update, the state’s total positive cases have risen to 746,768 since the pandemic began, with 8,330 deaths attributed to...
    Minnesota continues to collect taxes at levels higher than expected. A quarterly revenue and economic update from Minnesota Management and Budget covering July, August and September shows that collections — money in the bank for the state treasury — is $657 million above what was projected during the last official revenue forecast in February. The MMB report  said that collections...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota health officials reported Monday 3,223 new cases of COVID-19 and 25 more deaths. Meanwhile, the number of people battling the virus in ICU beds is the highest it’s been so far this year. Per the Minnesota Department of Health’s latest update, the cumulative case count stands at 738,843 while the death toll has reached...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – This will be a big weekend for fall colors across the state. According to the DNR’s fall color map, some of the central and southern parts of the state are coming into their peak. READ MORE: Mark Rosen To Sound Vikings Gjallarhorn In Honor Of Late Wife Denise“This is one of the best parks I’ve been to...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Health officials on Friday reported 3,661 new cases of COVID-19 and 20 deaths, as the state’s average positivity rate rises to 7.6%. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the state has recorded 735,646 cases of COVID-19 and 8,295 deaths. According to the daily update, four of the deaths reported on Friday took place in September of 2021. Case...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A small wildfire is burning in Itasca State Park in drought-stricken northern Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the fire was reported burning Tuesday in a remote area near at the end of Bohall Trail on the north side of Bohall Lake. Multiple fire crews responded, bringing 10 fire engines, two helicopters and...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A committee heard concerns that workers are leaving nursing homes and state jobs because they must be vaccinated or get tested regularly. Minnesota has about 36,000 state workers, and 26,000 of them report to offices and workplaces — and therefore must be vaccinated. READ MORE: Vikings CBs Dantzler, Hand Placed On COVID ListAbbie Tiemann, a certified nursing...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – COVID-19 community testing dates are expanding in cities around Minnesota. Starting on Oct. 15, the Mankato and St. Cloud testing sites will be open on Friday, and starting Oct. 17, Sunday testing will be offered at Moorhead and Winona. Now, Mankato and St. Cloud will be open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Moorhead and...
    Sign up here to get our updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. Among the requests Gov. Tim Walz made of legislative leaders Tuesday was to have them pass a requirement that school staff and eligible students get vaccinated against COVID-19.  That request — part of a...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A new clinic has opened in St. Paul to expand access to monoclonal antibody COVID-19 treatment in the metro area. The Minnesota Department of Health announced the expansion Tuesday. The outpatient treatment is for COVID-19 patients with mild to moderate symptoms that started within the past 10 days, and who are at high risk of their...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minnesota health officials on Tuesday reported 7,133 additional cases of COVID-19 and 12 deaths, as Johnson & Johnson seeks approval from the FDA to authorize its booster shots. The additional figures bring the state’s total case count to 725,451 and 8,203 deaths. The seven-day average positivity rate has climbed up to 7.2%, well into the “caution” category but...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 10-year-old Crookston girl is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after she was struck by a semi truck while on a sidewalk early Monday evening. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the incident occurred at the intersection of Highway 2 and North Broadway. There, a semi was traveling westbound on Highway 2 and attempted to turn...
    Josh Verges writes for the Pioneer Press: “With too many schools and too few students, St. Paul Public Schools leaders next week will unveil plans to start consolidating next fall. The goal is to reach a minimum of 450 students in every elementary school — three sections per grade — and 720 in middle schools, so that every school can...
    Jennifer Lopez Flips the Bird, Calls Out Her Bling Cup Obsession as She Interviews Herself for Coach Wildlife oil spill rescue: Inside look at the fight to save the animals Per Adam Rittenberg of ESPN, Minnesota Golden Gophers running back Trey Potts left the field in the fourth quarter of this past Saturday's 20-13 win at the Purdue Boilermakers...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota health officials on Monday reported 3,546 additional COVID-19 cases and 21 more deaths. Meanwhile, over 90,000 people have gotten vaccine booster shots so far. The Minnesota Department of Health’s update, which is current as of early Friday morning, brings the state’s deaths attributed to the virus to 8,191. Over half of those deaths occurred among those...
    Last week, Republican members of a working group charged with giving away $250 million to frontline COVID workers held a press conference to announce their new plan, which was a lot like their old plan. The same day, DFL members criticized the GOP’s plan, saying it left out hundreds of thousands of deserving employees. The entire working group hasn’t met...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – After a tumultuous few months for the Minnesota Republican Party, the party has a new chair. David Hann won an election Saturday for the job after Jennifer Carnahan was forced out of the role in August. Hann, a former state Senate minority leader from Eden Prairie, won the final vote over businessman Jerry Dettinger. “We’re grateful but certainly...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Friends of a Minnesota man stuck in Afghanistan keep running into roadblocks to bring him home. Qais, a U.S. citizen went to visit family in Afghanistan, and got stuck after Kabul fell to the Taliban. READ MORE: 'It’s Bad, It’s Bad': Proctor Teens Say Students Used Item To Sodomize Teammate, Shared Video OnlineHis supporters are now being told...
                        The state of Minnesota is going to sell the COVID morgue that it purchased in 2020 after a lack of use. State Rep. Jeremy Munson (R-Lake Crystal) called out the state’s political leaders on Facebook, saying that leaders in both parties are responsible.   When the building...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – This week, Pfizer submitted its data on 5 to 11 year olds about the COVID-19 vaccine. It’s another step toward making the shot available to younger children. While the COVID-19 shots are a new vaccine, other vaccinations are nothing new to Minnesota students. Already they’re required to get several other shots to enter kindergarten, including DTap, polio,...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Health officials on Thursday reported an additional 2,874 virus cases and 13 more deaths due to COVID-19, as the state’s average number of daily new cases per capita has reached heights not seen since late December 2020. According to the Minnesota Department of Health’s daily update, the state’s total positive cases have risen to 711,094 since the...
    It’s no secret that events in Minnesota since the 2020 election have been nothing short of tumultuous. The COVID-19 pandemic, the unrest and conviction in the death of George Floyd, economic uncertainties and a summer of drought and fires have shaped the unsettled situation of our state. Minnesota’s political future seems unclear. The very structure of electoral competition remains to...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Gov. Tim Walz announced Wednesday that $15 million more in federal funding from the American Rescue Plan will go toward helping emergency shelters in Minnesota, specifically for upgrades to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks in the homeless population. In a statement, the governor said the funding will support the state’s Emergency Service Program grants, which are competitively...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minnesota Department of Health on Wednesday reported 2,077 new cases of COVID-19 and 31 deaths, as over 62,000 people have received their booster shot. The additional numbers brings the state’s total case count to 708,220 since March of 2020 and 8,140 deaths. Three of Wednesday’s newly-reported deaths took place prior to September of 2021. The seven-day average...
    The opportunity to vote for the fossil that Minnesota may call its own is nearing its end: Voters have until Sept. 30 at 11:59 p.m. to vote for the Minnesota State Fossil through the Science Museum of Minnesota. Click here to vote.
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota State Patrol is issuing a reminder to motorists after more than 100 stop-arm violations were reported by school bus companies in the first 15 days of school. According to the patrol, there have been 161 stop-arm violations reported so far, and that’s just from 40 of the state’s 326 public school districts. RELATED:...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — With the FDA having granted emergency use authorization for a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot for some Americans, health officials on Tuesday say that already 54,209 Minnesotans have had a third COVID vaccine shot. According to the Minnesota Department of Health’s daily update, there are an additional 6,203 virus cases and 11 more deaths since Monday’s update. The...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Ramsey County judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought against the Minnesota Department of Corrections that alleged the state failed to properly protect prisoners from COVID-19. The class-action suit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union and the state’s inmates alleged the DOC failed to “arrange to vaccinate prisoners on a priority equivalent to the priority of...
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota is taking advantage of federal funding to expand the number of households that qualify for its Energy Assistance Program, the state Department of Commerce announced Monday. The changes will make over 600,000 Minnesota households income-eligible for the program, the department said. During the previous program year, which ends Friday, about 116,000 Minnesota households applied...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Department of Health on Monday is reporting 2,803 additional virus cases and 22 more deaths. Meanwhile, over 43,000 vaccine booster shots have been administered so far. MDH’s update includes data current as of Friday morning. The new figures bring the state’s total reported cases to 699,966, with 8,098 deaths attributed to the virus since...
    When a new Minnesota film production tax credit was passed this year by the state Legislature, it was a big deal to the program’s backers that the credits were “transferable and refundable.” Photo by Tom WallaceMelodie BahanUnlike the state’s previous “snowbate” incentive program — which reimbursed producers for 25 percent of permissible expenditures after the project ended — the new tax...
    Less than a decade ago, Minnesota’s psychiatric hospitals were facing a serious shortage of forensic psychiatrists, mental health professionals specially trained to conduct psychiatric evaluations and treatment of people accused of crimes.  Dr. Chinmoy Gulrajani, forensic program fellowship director, Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) and adjunct associate professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School, remembers that time well....
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A new ranking has determined the most popular candy in each state. According to Candystore.com, Tootsie Pops is the most popular candy in the state, beating out last year’s top candy, Skittles. Skittles is now the second most popular candy in the state, followed by Hot Tamales. (credit: Candystore.com) As for the top candy for...