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Commentary: Did reinstating mask mandates help during Omicron?

States and cities that required people to mask up in public during the Omicron surge ostensibly sought to reduce COVID-19 transmission of the variant. Now as...

Hopkins School Board members wear masks during virtual meeting

Hopkins School Board members are still concerned about mask-wearing, made obvious by the board’s most recent meeting, which was held virtually. Even though the meeting...

Study: American hospitals may be overestimating COVID cases in children

(American Greatness) — A new study from an elite university reveals that American hospitals may have been severely overcounting the true number of coronavirus cases...

The ‘masks forever’ crowd is real. Here’s what they want

(Daily Caller News Foundation) — Public health officials have supported mask wearing well beyond mass vaccination, and some advocated integrating them into post-COVID-19 life. Most...

Parent with MS allegedly banned from attending sons’ basketball games after...

While the governor has allowed a limited amount of spectators at youth sports games, masks are still required by mandate for attendees and most...

Let Them Play to challenge mask mandate for youth sports

Let Them Play, a Minnesota nonprofit, plans to mount a legal challenge against Gov. Tim Walz’s mask mandate for youth sports. Practices resumed Monday for...

Commentary: The ‘face-mask con’ continues

The COVID-19 pandemic is permeated with inaccuracies. Consider Minnesota. On April 10, Minnesota’s health department predicted 22,000 people would die. As of October 27,...

A time for choosing: Masks or freedom?

I’ve often heard the face mask referred to as a “silly thing.” It’s not silly. The mask, when mandated by government, is a serious...

Commentary: Unmask America’s children

Children are significantly less affected by COVID-19. According to the CDC in early April, “hospitalization was most common among pediatric patients aged <1 year...

Minnesota apparently recommends students wear masks with mouth holes to band...

The Minnesota Department of Health seems to recommend that students involved in their schools' bands and orchestras wear masks with mouth holes while playing...