High levels of coronavirus detected in Minnesota wastewater
Yes, there is a lot of coronavirus there. Kent Erdahl of KARE reports: “Weeks after the latest wave of COVID-19 began in Minnesota, disturbing signs are appearing regarding the spread of the delta variant in schools and in community wastewater. … Yes, sewage. … “In terms of measuring the virus in wastewater, we’re not seeing a slowdown,” said Dr. Tim Schacker, associate dean of research at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. “He didn’t come down at all. In fact, it’s at the highest level we’ve ever seen.“
It’s not all glamor. Erin Adler of the Star Tribune reports: “Jails in Metro Twin Cities County and the State are struggling with a staffing shortage with an increase in job postings and fewer applications from people wishing to become correctional officers. … Staff shortages are forcing prisons to re-evaluate their operations as they move inmates to other institutions and suspend inmate programs, from GED courses to anger management sessions. Meanwhile, county officials and prison administrators are trying to find new ways to recruit and hire correctional officers to stem the problem in an economy where many businesses are in need of staff.
A few tough weeks at Proctor. Also in the Star Tribune, Jana Hollingsworth reports: “PROCTOR, Minn. – In this tight-knit small town in northern Minnesota, crossed by railroad tracks, almost everyone has a connection to their schools – and to each other. Residents attend hockey games, a popular summer festival celebrating the city’s rich rail history, and Friday night football under the lights. … But when allegations of student misconduct involving the school’s football team surfaced last week, the typically chatty town of 3,000 was locked down, many residents afraid to speak publicly about it. their fears and worries.. “
Electrifying! Jordan Smith of KMSP reports: “Five states in the Midwest on Thursday signed an agreement to provide more places to charge electric vehicles. … The project is called the Regional Electric Vehicle Midwest Coalition (REV Midwest) and the governors of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin have agreed to forge a network of charging stations in the region. … In addition, governors hope the deal will create jobs, expand economic opportunities, promote energy independence, improve public health and result in cleaner air and water. “
These diplomas are finally starting to bear fruit. Christopher Magan of Pioneer Press reports: “Almost 4,000 former students who attended the now defunct Minnesota School of Business and Globe University will finally begin to receive compensation. … Attorney General Keith Ellison announced Thursday that 920 students who were swindled by the college and 3,000 who obtained illegal loans will receive a portion of about $ 39 million set aside for restitution. … A federal bankruptcy court first approved the agreed settlements in March in a case that dates back to 2014, when the state filed a lawsuit against the schools.
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