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Since 1994, Snowbeck has covered health care stories at four newspapers including the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Daily Progress of Charlottesville, Va. He lives in St. Paul with his wife, two daughters and two cats. He graduated from Carleton College as a history major with a concentration in medieval studies. He serves on the board of directors for the Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists. He's also a runner.


With no federal mandate, large Minn. employers consider vaccine requirements

Employers with diverging camps in their workforces — the vaccine hesitant and the exposure averse — will now have to choose their battle.


Omicron's speed drives shift in Minnesota's COVID-19 mindset

Infections might seem inevitable, but health officials stress that prevention still works — and is crucial in the near term.


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.


Mayo dropping 700 workers for lacking COVID vaccination

Rochester-based health system says about 1% of employees did not comply with vaccine mandate.


Minnesota study provides more evidence of COVID-19 vaccine safety for pregnant women

The report from Bloomington-based HealthPartners and other centers found that COVID-19 vaccines have not caused preterm or small-for-gestational-age births.


Crowding prompts Minnesota to halt walk-in COVID testing at MSP

Appointments now needed for Minnesota Department of Health testing site at the airport.


Minnesota's COVID-19 rate drops to 30th amid U.S. omicron surge

Positivity rate of COVID-19 testing has increased as Minnesota weighs impact of holidays, latest variant.


State's vaccine pioneers reflect on pandemic's rollercoaster year

Twelve months after becoming among the first to get vaccinated, health care workers worry about what may come next with COVID-19.


Children's Minnesota plans to shift ICU capacity to Minneapolis campus

St. Paul campus will lose pediatric intensive care at some point in 2022 while adding an inpatient psychiatric unit.


Radiology firm opening two new imaging centers in the Twin Cities

Growth at Rayus Radiology includes new sites in Otsego, Shakopee and the state of Maine.