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Minnesota group home capacity shrinks amid staffing shortages
For the first time since 2019, the number of group home licenses has fallen.
Vulnerable Minnesotans face new risks as mask mandates end
Transplant recipients and those with chronic illnesses worry COVID-19 will continue to spread as more Minnesotans stop wearing masks.
New omicron subvariant found in Twin Cities area wastewater
The subvariant, which has been detected in low levels in Twin Cities area wastewater, is 30-50% more infectious than its predecessor, but researchers are still trying to determine whether it is more severe.
Minn. EMS workers depart as demand for services grows
Regulators and the industry are seeking regulatory flexibility to address staff shortages.
Can at-home COVID-19 tests survive Minnesota's frigid temperatures?
The tests should be used only at room temperature, and there are ways to tell if the test performed properly.
Omicron continues retreat in Minnesota: 'It appears that we have peaked'
But health officials caution that new case rates are still high.
Advocates call for COVID-19 protections for Minnesota prisoners
Nearly 35% of Minnesota prisoners tested positive for COVID-19 last week.
Minnesota COVID-19 cases set monthly record in January
More than 275,000 new infections were detected in January, but omicron has not caused as many hospitalizations and deaths, due in part to Minnesota's COVID-19 vaccination rate of 64.7%.
Doctor suspended over Beltrami County Jail death
Board said a Beltrami County jail inmate suffered from medical neglect that led to his death.
Omicron variant now hitting Minnesota long-term care homes
New cases had been falling last month after residents received COVID-19 vaccine boosters