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Statewide Conversation on COVID19 – October 16th – Lt Gov Peggy Flanagan

Statewide Conversation on COVID19 – October 16th – Lt Gov Peggy Flanagan



A statewide conversation with Minnesota’s Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan. It’s your opportunity to ask questions about Minnesota’s response and plans during this COVID-19 pandemic. This week the Lt Governor answered questions about Halloween, Saliva Testing sites, and school. If you didn’t get a chance to send or call in your question this week email covid@ampers.org or call 612-562-9895.

Journey to Wellness in Indian Country: “‘Each tribal victory; we have to take two steps back”

Journey to Wellness in Indian Country: “‘Each tribal victory; we have to take two steps back”

Three months after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the about half the land in Oklahoma is within reservation boundaries, a decision that not only had far-reaching implications for criminal law but which seemed to reaffirm some promises and treaties made with Indian people, the EPA invoked a 2005 law that effectively strips dozens of tribes of their sovereignty over critical environmental issues.


Is Minnesota Hitting a Second Coronavirus Second Wave?

Is Minnesota Hitting a Second Coronavirus Second Wave?

By the end of September, Minnesota was seeing a number of days when daily COVID case numbers neared 1,000 or even surpassed it. That had a lot of people wondering: Is Minnesota experiencing a coronavirus second wave?


Youth Share Their Experiences During the Pandemic

Youth Share Their Experiences During the Pandemic

Today on the show, host Leah Lemm hears what’s on the minds of Native youth in Minnesota. It was back in March, when Governor Tim Walz announced that schools would close. Since then, school officials, teachers, and parents have grappled with so many considerations like IEP plans, mental health support and nutrition services, and basic instructional materials. We have talked quite a bit on those topics on this program. Today we turn to young people to find out what is most important to them during this time.


Deadline Extended for Minnesotans Eligible to Recieve CARES Act Stimulus Money

Deadline Extended for Minnesotans Eligible to Recieve CARES Act Stimulus Money

Minnesota revenue officials say over 100,000 people in the state may be eligible for, but have yet to receive, an economic impact payment. Now, those who are eligible have more time to register.


MN Dept of Health Responds to President Trump’s COVID-19 Infection and Recent Visit

MN Dept of Health Responds to President Trump’s COVID-19 Infection and Recent Visit

Minnesota health officials say there is a potential risk that transmission occurred at the Duluth Trump rally in late September and other events associated with Trump’s visit.


Statewide Conversation on COVID19 – October 2nd – Dan Huff, Assist. Comm. of Health

Statewide Conversation on COVID19 – October 2nd – Dan Huff, Assist. Comm. of Health

A statewide conversation with Dan Huff, Assist. Comm. of Health. It is a time for all of us to learn about the State of Minnesota’s response to this COVID-19 pandemic. If you didn’t get a chance to send or call in your question this week email covid@ampers.org or call 612-562-9895.


Healing the Indigenous Way

Healing the Indigenous Way

This week on the Minnesota Native News Health Report, indigenous ways of dealing with a virus that keeps spreading. Public health officials are concerned about the growing number of cases since Labor Day and the start of school.


No Barrier Testing Available in Select Minnesota Communities This Week

No Barrier Testing Available in Select Minnesota Communities This Week

According to the health department, the testing will be occurring the week of Oct. 5 in St. Joseph, Willmar, Fairmont, Inver Grove Heights, Ely and Cloquet.


Keeping up with Routine Medical Screenings During COVID

Keeping up with Routine Medical Screenings During COVID

During the COVID-19 crisis, cancer diagnoses of six of the most common types of cancer have decreased 46 percent. Those are breast, colo-rectal, lung, pancreatic, gastric and esophageal cancers.


CDC Survey Teams Pulled After Multiple Incidents

CDC Survey Teams Pulled After Multiple Incidents

According to the Minnesota Department of Health, the aim of the CDC-supported survey, called CASPER, was to better understand how COVID-19 is spreading in the state and how it’s affecting people — potentially improving aspects of the state’s response to the virus.


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