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Two Minnesota colleges to require masks, booster shots during upcoming semester

Two closely related colleges in Minnesota are implementing a temporary mask mandate and requiring eligible students, faculty, and staff to receive a COVID booster. The...

Report: Minnesota health official doubted efficacy of masks behind closed doors

One of Minnesota's leading health officials may have contradicted himself in giving different messages on school mask mandates to parents and staff. Nick Kelley, the...

Minnesota charter school suspends, then expels elementary student for not wearing...

St. Croix Preparatory Academy, a public charter school in Stillwater, Minnesota, suspended and then expelled a young elementary student for not wearing a mask. The...

Minnesota health commissioner urges universal masking in schools

Almost two years after the beginning of the pandemic, Minnesota's top health official is urging school administrators to enact universal mask mandates. Jan Malcolm, commissioner...

NSBA apologizes for equating parent anger at school board meetings with...

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) has apologized for its characterization of angry parents at school board meetings in a Sept. 29 letter to...

Rochester schools to ban parents for one year if they don’t...

Rochester parents and community members who refuse to wear masks during school board meetings will be banned from district property for one year. Rochester Public...

New study finds mask mandate failed to reduce COVID deaths, hospitalizations...

(Foundation for Economic Education) — A new study published in the The Southern Medical Journal (SMJ) found that a county-wide mask order in Bexar County,...

‘Won’t co-parent with the government,’ parent says as schools bring back...

The Sartell-St. Stephen School Board voted Monday night to require all students to wear face masks in school buildings when they return next month....

Minnesota universities begin requiring masks, vaccines

On Wednesday, the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University joined a growing list of Minnesota private colleges requiring all students to be...

U of M mandates masks for all regardless of vaccination status 

The University of Minnesota announced Monday that all students, faculty, staff, and visitors will be required to wear face masks indoors regardless of vaccination...