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Pandemic Steepened Declines in Minnesota Math & Reading Scores
The average math score for the 8th grade this year fell 10 points when compared with 2019.
Nearly One Million Minnesotans Have Received COVID Bonus Payments
Applicants have until 5 PM Friday to fix errors on their direct deposit information.
Minnesota Set to Distribute Frontline Worker Bonuses
Distribution is expected to start on Wednesday.
Appeal Window for Minnesota Frontline Worker Bonus Closes
Nearly 1.2 million Minnesotans applied for a bonus check.
Kirk Cousins Tests Positive for COVID-19, Will Miss Minnesota’s Preseason Opener
For the preseason opener, quarterback duties will be split by Kellen Mond and Sean Mannion, although head coach Kevin O'Connell hasn't announced the starter.
Minnesota Hospitals See Increase in Patient Harm Events
Patient harm events rose from 382 in 2020 to 508 last year.
Mayo Clinic Discovery Could Dramatically Change COVID Testing
The researcher's findings could lead to tests to identify those most at risk of severe illness from the virus.
Minnesota Woman Charged for Defrauding COVID Business Aid Program
She is one of two women charged with multiple counts of wire fraud.
Gov. Walz Announces Plan for Remaining Federal COVID Funds
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has announced his plan to spend the remaining funds from the original federal American Rescue Plan funding.
More Than 700,000 MN Frontline Bonus Applications Filed So Far
The filing period opened two weeks ago.
Closed Rochester Restaurant's Suit Against City & DMC Dismissed
The Jerk King Restaurant opened in downtown Rochester in the Peace Plaza in the months leading up to the pandemic.
Application Period Starts Wednesday For Minnesota COVID Bonuses
Eligible workers will have until July 22nd to apply.
Face Masks Now Required At Rochester's Edison Building
The mandate begins Tuesday.
We Know Now When You Could Get a Bonus Frontline Covid Check in Minnesota
We'd heard in early May that the state of Minnesota was making $500 million dollars available as bonus checks to frontline workers during the pandemic. We now know how and when you'll be able to apply for those payments. The Minnesota legislature passed and Governor Walz signed an order in late April authorizing the state to make extra payments to those Minnesotans who worked on the frontline duri