COVID-19 in Minnesota

Pushback against ‘vaccine passports’ puts colleges in a quandary

WASHINGTON — Florida’s Nova Southeastern University joined a small group of U.S. colleges on April 1, when the private research university announced that it...

Minnesota pauses use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine, in line with federal guidance

The Minnesota Department of Health recommended Tuesday that health care providers pause use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. The recommendation comes after the...

U.S. health officials recommend pausing J&J vaccine

WASHINGTON — Top public health officials said Tuesday that they are recommending a pause in the use of a COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson &...

Minnesota reports more than 2,600 new COVID-19 cases for the first time in months

Minnesota reported more than 2,600 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Friday, the highest number in more than three months, according to data from the...

House DFL outlines major budget bills ahead of busy week of committee votes

House Democratic-Farmer-Labor leaders on Monday unveiled their major budget bills, outlining a series of proposals for education, workers and tax increases that form the...

High demand for COVID-19 vaccine eases fear of hesitancy, but resistance among Republicans, other...

Before a row of cameras, Democratic-Farmer-Labor Gov. Tim Walz and former GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty rolled up their sleeves and relaxed their arms as...

Alibi Drinkery owners won’t face criminal charges over pandemic opening; other legal issues mount

Alibi Drinkery, which flouted Gov. Tim Walz’s restrictions on bars and restaurants during the worst of the pandemic this winter, will face no criminal...

Special Report: Dozens of members of Congress are vaccinated against COVID-19, but some still...

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress were among the first people in the U.S. to have access to the sought-after COVID-19 vaccine when the initial...

Walz: ‘Brighter days are here, and even more are coming’

Speaking from his old classroom at Mankato West High School, Gov. Tim Walz gave an optimistic view of Minnesota’s standing, telling residents in a...

As vaccine eligibility widens, Walz warns Minnesotans are likely to meet waits for appointments

Gov. Tim Walz on Friday cautioned that while vaccine eligibility will be open to all Minnesotans 16 and older starting on Tuesday, people are...