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Walz announces vaccine pilot program amid supply concerns

MINNEAPOLIS — Gov. Tim Walz announced a pilot program on Monday to vaccinate teachers, child care workers and individuals over 65 as the state aims ... Read more

3 hours ago by Associated Press.

Xcel looking to upgrade Grand Meadow wind farm

Xcel Energy is hoping a proposed upgrade to its wind towers near Grand Meadow will move the wind farm further into the future. The company ... Read more

2 days ago by Eric Johnson.

Officials: Extremist threat to Minnesota Capitol has faded

MINNEAPOLIS  — Authorities now believe there is no credible, immediate threat from extremists to Minnesota in the runup to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, Public Safety ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

Groups ask court to restore protections for US gray wolves

BILLINGS, Mont.  — Wildlife advocates on Thursday asked a federal court to overturn a U.S. government decision that stripped Endangered Species Act protections for wolves ... Read more

2 days ago by Daily Herald.

Biden’s virus plan: 100 million shots just the start

WILMINGTON, Del.  — Getting 100 million shots into Americans’ arms in his first 100 days is only the beginning of his coronavirus plan, President-elect Joe ... Read more

3 days ago by Associated Press.

Biden unveils $1.9T plan to stem COVID-19 and steady economy

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has unveiled a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan to end “a crisis of deep human suffering” by speeding up ... Read more

3 days ago by Associated Press.

Minnesota health officials expand vaccine eligibility

MINNEAPOLIS  — The Minnesota Department of Health told hospitals, health care systems and other vaccination providers Thursday that they can now provide coronavirus shots to ... Read more

4 days ago by Associated Press.

Minnesota health officials wait on feds for vaccine guidance

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials say they’re waiting for more information from the federal government on its new guidance to expand who’s eligible to ... Read more

4 days ago by Associated Press.

Walz activates National Guard for Minnesota Capitol security

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday activated the Minnesota National Guard to protect the state Capitol amid rising fears of violence ahead of ... Read more

4 days ago by Associated Press.

Majority of House members vote for 2nd impeachment of Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of the U.S. House has voted to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time, just a week after he ... Read more

5 days ago by Associated Press.

What to watch as House moves to impeach Trump for 2nd time

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s fiery speech at a rally just before the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol is at the center of ... Read more

5 days ago by Eric Johnson.

Minnesota launches dashboard for coronavirus vaccine data

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota launched a dashboard Tuesday to provide more information on the status of the state’s vaccination efforts. The dashboard includes data on the ... Read more

5 days ago by Associated Press.

Officer with knee to George Floyd’s neck to be tried alone

MINNEAPOLIS — A former Minneapolis police officer who held his knee to George Floyd’s neck for minutes will be tried separately from the three other ... Read more

5 days ago by Associated Press.

US shifts to speed COVID shots as cases and deaths rise

WASHINGTON — Barely a month into a mass vaccination campaign to stop the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump administration unexpectedly shifted gears Tuesday to speed the ... Read more

5 days ago by Associated Press.

US prosecutors weighing sedition charges in Capitol riot

WASHINGTON  — The FBI warned law enforcement agencies ahead of last week’s breach of the U.S. Capitol about the potential for extremist-driven violence and prosecutors ... Read more

6 days ago by Associated Press.

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