St. Louis County health officials say they are concerned about hospital capacity with the continued increase in COVID-19 cases. They are already seeing cases tick up from November and they worry about what the coming months will look like.
Enbridge now has clearance to begin construction of the replacement Line 3 pipeline across northern Minnesota after receiving its final permit on Monday. It was not immediately clear when construction would begin.
The Minnesota Department of Health says so far this year there have only been 22 people hospitalized from the flu compared to over 4,000 last year. Essentia Health Infectious Disease Physician Dr. Rajesh Prabhu, and St. Luke's Infectious Disease Physician Dr. Andrew Thompson have differing opinions on whether masking and social distancing are leading to the low numbers.
Minnesota lawmakers are ramping up efforts to prevent mining companies from gaining a foothold in Minnesota with legislation that aims to slow or ban copper-nickel mining in the state’s northeastern Iron Range.