Unemployment claims climb to 745,000; layoffs still high

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits edged higher last week to 745,000, a sign that many employers continue to cut jobs despite a drop in confirmed viral infections and evidence that the overall economy is improving.

Can you choose which COVID-19 vaccine you get?

Minnesota health officials say you can choose not to take a particular COVID-19 vaccine that’s offered to you, but it means you’ll have to get back in line and wait for a different one.