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Community vaccination clinics will begin administering the coronavirus vaccine to a broader group of Minnesotans this week under a pilot program announced by state officials on Monday.
As of Jan. 11, statewide restrictions on indoor dining at restaurants and bars were loosened due to a decline in COVID-19 case numbers across Minnesota. Some area restaurant owners said it's just the latest step in what's been a "rollercoaster" of a year.
Hospitals, health care systems and local health departments can begin offering the coronavirus vaccine to broader groups of Minnesotans, including those age 65 and over, the Minnesota Department of Health announced Thursday.
More than 3,000 individuals in Scott County have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, the Minnesota Department of Health this week.
The B117 coronavirus variant first identified in the United Kingdom has been identified in the Twin Cities metro area, state health officials confirmed Monday.
The coronavirus vaccine will become available to local police and fire personnel in Scott County starting Tuesday, Jan. 5, a local health official confirmed.
Even after the pandemic began in March, no one could have predicted then just how much our lives would be affected and uprooted by the events of this year in ways unique to each of us. And though there is hopeful news of a vaccine, this winter will still see of the many of the same restricti…
Youth sports, including high school athletics, can resume games and scrimmages on Jan. 14, per Minnesota Department of Health guidelines. Practices for the sports can resume on Jan. 4.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz Wednesday afternoon will announce a series of new coronavirus restrictions.
Happy Thanksgiving! I know this won’t be a normal Thanksgiving because of COVID. While it might be difficult to gather like we typically do, I hope you get the chance to catch up with your family and friends. Whether you are meeting up virtually or in-person, I hope you stay healthy and safe.
It was 8:40 on a drizzly Tuesday morning and Amy Rutter’s Jackson Elementary School kindergarten students were already dancing in their living rooms as part of a necessary “brain break.”
Gov. Tim Walz announced tougher restrictions Wednesday evening to slow the spread of the coronavirus after a surge in COVID-19 cases throughout November.
In the early stages of the pandemic, food shelves throughout the Twin Cities southwest metro region saw record donation numbers as community members recognized an opportunity to help fill a need for their neighbors.
A new COVID-19 community testing site opened in Burnsville this week, the Minnesota Department of Health announced.
Most school districts in Scott County will halt in-person learning for some students this month in response to rapidly increasing community spread of COVID-19.
Scott County added nearly 1,000 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in the past week, and 11 local residents have died from the virus this month as of Thursday.
Seven inmates and seven staff members at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Shakopee have tested positive for COVID-19 and have not yet recovered, according to Nov. 5 testing data made available by the Minnesota Department of Corrections.
Over 400 students attending Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools are currently in quarantine after 29 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed among students or staff in the last week, the district reported Thursday.
I’ve been kind of not paying a lot of attention to the County Board lately — at least until this election came up. The thing that jumps out at me now is how few challengers there are for board seats. Usually, good-paying jobs with little or no qualifications required will draw tons of applications.
Minnesota’s COVID-19 testing options continue to expand and diversify in hopes of pulling the state’s rising positivity rate down.
NEW PRAGUE — Praha Village senior living recently reported COVID-19 exposure, but it’s unknown how many residents or staff have been infected.
Unprecedented levels of loneliness and isolation have swept our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially affecting seniors, the most vulnerable to this persistent virus.
Savage Senior Living at Fen Pointe and Oak Terrace Senior Housing of Jordan are the latest congregate care facilities in Scott County to report exposure to COVID-19.
Shakopee students who chose the “in-person, hybrid and distance learning” — or IHD — option for this school year will start this fall in the hybrid model under a recommendation from Superintendent Mike Redmond. The Shakopee School Board approved the recommendation at its meeting Monday, Aug.…
The Minnesota Renaissance Festival is canceled due to COVID-19, according to a recent announcement from Mid-America Festivals.
“Queenie” by Candice Carty-Williams. Queenie Jenkins is a 25-year-old Jamaican British woman living in London, straddling two cultures and slotting neatly into neither. After a messy break up from her long-term white boyfriend, Queenie seeks comfort in all the wrong places including several …
Shakopee resident Susan Angell’s back was so sore July 23 she could barely move. It was the day after she’d gone on a long bike ride — the first time she’d ridden a bike in a while — so she thought she’d injured herself. But two days later — on Saturday, July 25 — she began to feel so feveri…
Schools in the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage District will open to students for hybrid learning this fall, but a significant number of local families are already choosing to learn virtually full-time.
Nine inmates at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Shakopee have now tested positive for COVID-19 and have not yet recovered, up from three positive cases last week, and five tests are pending, as of Aug. 12 testing data made available by the Minnesota Department of Corrections.
Health care workers who volunteer for the National Disaster Management System usually respond to natural disasters that overwhelm health systems, like tornadoes and hurricanes. But unlike those regional disasters, workers returning from helping a hospital overwhelmed by COVID-19 find themsel…
Valleyfair will remain closed for the rest of the 2020 season, according to a recent press release. The amusement park in Shakopee said it will continue to work with public health authorities to ensure guests can return to a safe environment next season.
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