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Children’s Minnesota health system eliminates 150 jobs

Cruel irony. The Star Tribune’s Christopher Snowbeck reports: “Children’s Minnesota said Wednesday that the nonprofit health system is eliminating 150 jobs due to a variety of financial problems including fewer patients seeking care during the coronavirus pandemic. The 150 jobs being eliminated amount to roughly 3% of the workforce, the hospital said in a statement to […]Read More

Donald Trump, Jr. rallying in support of Jason Lewis in

A nice “get-well-soon” gift for Jason Lewis. WCCO reports: “The president’s eldest son Donald Trump Jr. will be visiting Minneapolis Tuesday with just days to go to Election Day. … According to the campaign for Republican Senate candidate Jason Lewis, Trump Jr. will be in town for a mini-rally and fundraiser for Lewis’ campaign. … […]Read More

Senate candidate Jason Lewis undergoing emergency hernia surgery

Jason Lewis Lewis gets surgery. KSTP’s Rebecca Omastiak report: “Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Jason Lewis underwent emergency surgery Monday morning after experiencing abdominal pain. … According to an examination conducted, Lewis was diagnosed with a ‘severe internal hernia.’” Not wearing a mask won’t fly. KMSP reports: “Delta says it has banned over 400 passengers […]Read More

Minnesota health officials worry about surging COVID-19 cases

For the Star Tribune, Christopher Snobeck writes: “With case numbers soaring in Minnesota’s border states and signs of distress from crowded medical centers in Wisconsin, health officials are growing worried as winter approaches. Minnesota has reported more than 1,000 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases for more than two consecutive weeks, with Saturday marking just the second […]Read More

Tennessee company agrees to abandon efforts to hire armed guards

In the Star Tribune, Stephen Montemayer writes: “The Tennessee-based company that advertised for ex-Special Forces members to serve as armed guards at Minnesota polling places on Nov. 3 has told the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office that it is rescinding its recruitment for the positions. … In a settlement reached Friday, Atlas Aegis agreed that it […]Read More

Judge rules Second Congressional District election should proceed

Rep. Angie Craig, Tyler Kistner Second District election is still on. MPR’s Brian Bakst reports: “A federal appeals court declined Friday to suspend Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District election, keeping it on course for a November outcome. … In doing so, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals panel left intact a judge’s ruling this month to […]Read More