Gov. Tim Walz had the legal authority to mandate face masks when he declared a public health emergency in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Monday.
As the federal public health emergency for COVID-19 wraps up, eligible Minnesota families with children will soon receive what's expected to be the last round of food benefits.
Auditors examining nearly $400 million in pandemic spending in Minnesota found several instances in which state agencies exceeded their emergency authority or failed to properly document purchases or track supplies, according to a report released Thursday by the Office of the Legislative Auditor.
The temporary emergency SNAP benefits that helped low-income people buy food during the COVID-19 pandemic are ending in March.
The state of Minnesota is closing its four remaining state-run COVID-19 testing sites this week.
The Minnesota Department of Health is shutting down its COVID-19 vaccination site at the Mall of America in Bloomington on Friday, Dec. 30.
Minnesota labor officials on Monday said nearly 1 million bonus checks have been sent to eligible frontline workers.
Fall is in full swing now, and doctors say it's time for people to roll up their sleeves and get the updated COVID-19 booster shot.
More than 1 million Minnesota workers will get bonus payments of nearly $500 starting this week, a thank-you gift from the state that arrives more than two years after the COVID-19 pandemic started.
An audit of $200 million in grants doled out to health care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic found weaknesses in Minnesota's processes but identified no waste or fraud.
The founder of Feeding Our Future and 46 others have been charged in what federal officials are calling the largest pandemic fraud in the country.
The state of Minnesota is making appointments available for children ages six months to 5 years old to get COVID-19 vaccines, after the CDC gave final approval for that age group last week.
At the start of the pandemic, policymakers enacted changes to increase access to COVID treatments and help health care systems better deal with the crisis. But as the virus moves out of the pandemic phase, those programs are being eliminated.
The University of Minnesota announced that masks will no longer be required in classrooms beginning Thursday, a day after spring semester ends.
The lifting of mask mandates on US airlines came a day late for a Minneapolis family, who was kicked off a United Airlines flight Sunday because their two-year-old wouldn't keep her mask on.
After a confusing day for some flyers, that started with a federal judge striking down the CDC's mask mandate for public transportation, a spokesperson for the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport says the airport is lifting its mandate.
Minneapolis Public Schools says it will lift its mask mandate starting Monday, April 18, as the district revises its COVID-19 rules amid changes to CDC guidance and low cases.
The St. Paul Board of Education voted on Tuesday to change its mask policy to end mask requirements for students and staff while cases remain low.
At least 100 Hennepin County employees could face disciplinary action if they don't provide proof of vaccination by Thursday, the county says.
More than two years after the pandemic began, some doctors warning about a new subvariant of COVID.