February 25, 2021

Biden marks 50M vaccine doses in first 5 weeks in office

WASHINGTON — Days after marking a solemn milestone in the pandemic, President Joe Biden is celebrating the pace of his efforts to end it. On […]
February 25, 2021

As hospital numbers fall, fatigued staff get relief at last

MISSION, Kan. — When COVID-19 patients inundated St. Louis hospitals, respiratory therapists arriving for yet another grueling shift with a dwindling supply of ventilators would […]
February 25, 2021

Things to Know: US Hospitalizations plunge, but still high

Here’s what’s happening Thursday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY: — The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in […]
February 25, 2021

The Latest: Europe agency give guidance to tweak vaccines

BERLIN — The European Medicines Agency has issued guidance to pharmaceutical companies on how to tweak already authorized coronavirus vaccines so they can be used […]
February 25, 2021

Allina, Optum plan to build surgery center in Brooklyn Park

A joint venture between Allina Health System and a division of Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth Group is building a surgery center in Brooklyn Park and has plans […]
February 25, 2021

The Latest: British health officials want lower alert level

LONDON — Health officials in Britain say the country’s COVID-19 alert level should move down from the highest level because hospitalizations have decreased. The U.K.’s […]
February 25, 2021

The Latest: China OKs 2 more virus vaccines for wider use

TAIPEI, Taiwan — China has approved two more COVID-19 vaccines for wider use, adding to its growing arsenal of shots. It gave conditional approval to […]
February 25, 2021

US jobless claims at 730K, still high but fewest in 3 months

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week in a sign that layoffs may have eased, though applications for aid […]
February 25, 2021

Port Authority revitalizes Seaway Building, set to move back onto waterfront

The Port Authority will be taking over the aptly named Seaway Building at 802 Garfield Ave. The agency has spent the past nearly two years […]
February 25, 2021

Specialized mini Apple stores to open in Target locations, online

Apple mini stores will open in select Target locations and online this month, expanding the number of iPhones and accessories available. The Monticello store will […]