Omicron variant case confirmed in Minnesota after New York travel

The first case of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Health announced Thursday. The confirmation comes one day after the first U.S. cases of the omicron variant were detected in California. MDH will be holding a press call at 11 a.m. CT to provide more information. This news conference will be airing live on FOX 9 and streaming at fox9.com/live.

12 cultural malls in Minnesota get $3M from state

Twelve cultural malls primarily based in the Twin Cities are set to receive more than $3 million in grants from the state of Minnesota as part of a COVID-19 relief program to help small businesses.