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Minnesota exceeds 100 single-day virus deaths for first time

COVID-19 ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Health reported 101 additional COVID-19 deaths on Friday, marking the first time the state has climbed over 100 deaths in a day. Health officials reported more than 5,700 new infections on Friday, and more than 1,800 patients remain hospitalized. The updated figures bring the state’s totals to more than 295,000 cases and…

WATCH: Minnesota squirrel gets drunk after eating fermented pears

An Inver Grove Heights, Minn. woman captured the video outside her home

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn. (FOX 9) – A woman in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota got a video of a squirrel outside her home who accidentally got a little tipsy from eating fermented pears. In the video, the squirrel starts to tip over, then balances itself before getting dazed again. Katy Morlok said feeding the squirrels has become her hobby because…

Staff shortages hit Minnesota nursing homes, National Guard deployed

St. Paul, Minn. – A surge in COVID-19 cases has led to critical staffing shortages at some Minnesota nursing homes and assisted living facilities, forcing the state to send the National Guard to help out. Gov. Tim Walz’s administration has also emailed state employees, asking them to consider volunteering at care facilities for two-week stints. The email says says no…

State board certifies Joe Biden as winner in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota’s state canvassing board has unanimously certified the state’s election results. It’s an ordinarily routine task that drew closer attention due to President Trump’s efforts to delay it in key states. The board agreed 5-0 that Joe Biden defeated Trump in Minnesota by just over 233,000 votes, or about 7 percentage points. Biden therefore officially got…

Project focuses on missing, murdered Indigenous peoples

OKLAHOMA CITY – Minnesota and five other states will participate in pilot projects to better coordinate investigative efforts surrounding cases of missing or murdered Indigenous peoples. Federal prosecutors announced the project, along with Principal Chiefs Chuck Hoskin, Jr. of the Cherokee Nation and David Hill of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. The Department of Justice created protocols for all investigative agencies…

14th annual Fill the Dome food drive looks different amid the pandemic

Donations will be accepted through December 17th

FARGO, N.D. — This time of year, the FargoDome is usually filled with thousands of pounds of food donations to be given to struggling families. With the coronavirus still rampant, the Dome will remain empty this year, but the donations will continue to come in. The holiday season is a time for giving back, and the need for generosity is…

Vikings place Thielen on Reserve/Covid-19 List

EAGAN, Minn. – Straight off the Vikings’ heartbreaking 31-28 loss to the Cowboys, Minnesota announced wide receiver Adam Thielen has been placed on the Reserve/Covid-19 list. On its website, the Vikings say “The reserve/COVID-19 list category was created for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an…

WATCH: MN Governor Walz update on COVID-19 prevention

ST. PAUL, MN — Governor Tim Walz will join Minnesota IT Services (MNIT) Commissioner Tarek Tomes and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Infectious Disease Director Kris Ehresmann to unveil a new technology available to Minnesotans to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Categories: Community, Coronavirus-MN, Minnesota News, Moorhead Tags: COVID-19, governor tim walz, minnesota, Minnesota Department of Health, Technology

Essentia Health will restrict hospital visitors beginning Monday

Visitors will not be allowed in the hospital except in special circumstances and at the discretion of patients' care teams

FARGO, N.D. — With the significant growth of COVID-19 cases, Essentia Health in Fargo will restrict visitors of hospitalized patients beginning Monday. Essentia officials say they are taking this step to keep patients and staff safe during a time of high community prevalence. Visitors will not be allowed in the hospital except in special circumstances and at the discretion of…

WATCH: Gov. Walz Announces Four-Week Dial Back to Control Spread of COVID-19

in-person social gatherings with individuals outside your household are prohibited

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption ST. PAUL, Minn. — Governor Tim Walz announces new actions to help control the spread of COVID-19 including new restrictions on restaurants, bars, gyms and youth sports. His office released the following: Beginning Friday, November 20, at 11:59 p.m. and lasting until Friday, December 18, in-person social gatherings with individuals outside your household are prohibited;…