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Health Officials Ease COVID-19 Restrictions on Long-Term Care Facilities

The Minnesota Department of Health is further easing restrictions on long-term care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning Saturday, Oct. 17, long-term care facilities will be able to allow indoor visits, as long as the facility hasn’t had a COVID-19 case in the prior two weeks … also, the positivity rate in the county the facility is in has to be under 10%.

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Powwows Present Challenges, Opportunities for COVID Precautions

This week COVID infection rates are on the rise. Reporter Feven Gerezgiher shares some of the latest data and connects with organizers about what they are doing to prevent COVID-19 at powwows and other large gatherings.


Renowned Anishinaabe Artist George Morrison Honored By US Postal Service

The U.S. Postal Service is commemorating George Morrison, a key figure in Native American and modern art, with Forever stamps showcasing his work. Feven Gerezgiher reports


MN Native News: Talking About Vaccines with Three Expectant Moms

This week reporter Feven Gerezgiher speaks with three women about their experiences with the COVID vaccine and shares some of the recommendations for new mothers and pregnant people.


MN Native News: Reflecting on Pandemic Adversity and Staying on Guard Against Covid Mutations

At the forefront of the fight against COVID these last two years have been health care workers trying to deliver primary care while also keeping boots to the ground with vaccine and testing clinics.


MN Native News: New Paintings, Old Stories

Artist Carl Gawboy is showing brand new work in Duluth. The art exhibit, “New Paintings, Old Stories,” features Anishinaabe and Finnish culture, landscapes, and teachings. The exhibit is located at the Dr. Robert Powless Cultural Center and was curated by Wendy Savage.


Minnesota Offers Free At-Home COVID Tests

This week, an online program to order at-home rapid COVID-19 tests is now open in Minnesota and we connect with a young entrepreneur about challenges and opportunities during the pandemic.


Reflecting on the Pandemic as We Cross the Two Year Mark

Bridget Saice-Childs of the White Earth Nation is a resident of the Elder’s Lodge in St. Paul. This week, she shared with us how things have been going and what she’s been thinking about.


MN Native News: A Conversation on Hope

A conversation on suicide prevention brings culture, facts, and experience together. And we hear words from the late artist, Jim Denomie, with reflections on his work.


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