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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota state employees will be required to prove they’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19 or agree to undergo weekly testing before they can return to the office.

Gov. Tim Walz has ordered that state agency employees who work in person must show their proof of vaccination and attest to their vaccination status by Sept. 8. Employees who haven’t been vaccinated by then will be required to test negative for the coronavirus at least once a week in order to work on-site.

The Democratic governor noted that many other Minnesota employers, health systems and colleges have already announced similar requirements.

Wow! Check out how Rochester has changed throughout the years in these Google photos.

As we are soaring down Hwy 52, it is hard to imagine what life was like in our town before the Target store was built where it is today. Or the house that you live in now, at one point in town, that wasn't there. In fact, Rochester has grown so fast throughout the years, most of our houses weren't even around 50 years ago! Don't believe me? Look through these photos to get a glimpse of what Rochester was like years ago.