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The percentage of Minnesota State system students who had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by Dec. 1 ranged from a low of 43% at Northland Community and Technical College in East Grand Forks and Thief River Falls to a high of 79% at Metropolitan State University in the Twin Cities.
State lawmakers are set to return to the Capitol on Monday, Jan. 31, and will face a variety of issues. Here's what you need to know.
Lawmakers didn't know until December that they'd have several extra billion dollars to sort out ... now it's the biggest topic of conversation at the Capitol.
Katie Blackwell is the first Minneapolis police officer to testify in the federal civil rights trial of former officers Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane

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The family was part of a larger group of Indian nationals who walked across the border.
Schools and local health agencies will also get masks as the federal government begins its own distribution at pharmacies across the U.S.
Officials said the total number of passengers surpassed 25.2 million in 2021, a 69% increase over 2020, but still 36% lower than 2019.
Police said no one was under arrest for the car theft.
Christopher Endicott was sentenced in 2019 to eight years in prison for identity theft, stalking and burglary. He was being held in the Brainerd jail on a Minnesota Department of Corrections warrant.
A months-long investigation allegedly revealed leaders using arson, assault and threats of violence to control a network of dealers throughout the Twin Ports, Iron Range and beyond.

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Hardel Sherrell, 27, died in 2018 after his pleas for help were ignored by jail and medical staff at the Beltrami County Jail, officials said.
The governor said the prohibition of marijuana hasn't worked for Minnesota, and the state should instead seek to harness its economic benefits and allow law enforcement to focus on violent crime. Walz's proposal to legalize marijuana recommends funding for a new Cannabis Management Office, grants for business owners, and education programs. It also calls for a tax on marijuana and expungement of nonviolent offenses involving marijuana.
Derek Smith told the court he wanted to move Floyd into the ambulance and off the street corner to “respect the dignity of this patient.”

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