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COVID-19 Wave Overwhelms Rural Hospitals Short On ICU Beds

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The case of a rural Minnesota man who waited two days for an ICU bed and later died is among several examples that have frustrated officials in rural hospitals whose facilities are overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients. Bob…

Walz to Deploy National Guard to Help Ease COVID-19 Surge

ROBBINSDALE, Minn. (AP) - Gov. Tim Walz says he'll use the Minnesota National Guard to help alleviate staffing shortages at care facilities that are struggling with the surge in COVID-19 cases. The governor announced plans Friday at North Memorial Health…

Bayfield Co. Sees COVID Cases Rise In The Area

BAYFIELD CO., Wis. --- Bayfield County said it's concerned about the number of COVID cases it's seen so far this week because it's higher than usual. Since Monday, the county has had 38 new cases that have either been confirmed…

13th Annual Suicide Awareness Memorial Walk in Carlton

CARLTON, Minn. -- Over 100 people gathered Saturday morning for the 13th annual Suicide Awareness Memorial Walk in Carlton, to remember those lost to, or touched by suicide, and raise awareness towards prevention as well.…

Minnesota Long-Term Care Facilities have 23,000 Job Openings

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - While much has been made about the stress that COVID-19 has placed on Minnesota hospitals, the state’s long-term care industry says it is facing its worst-ever workforce shortage. Leaders from senior living organizations throughout the…

Texas Clinics Cancel Abortions after Court Reinstates Ban

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas abortion clinics are canceling appointments they had booked during a 48-hour reprieve from the nation’s most restrictive abortion law. The White House on Saturday had no immediate comment after a federal appeals court reinstated the…

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