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‘It's hard to show up’: New wave of COVID-19 cases frustrates, angers health workers

‘It's hard to show up’: New wave of COVID-19 cases frustrates, angers health workers

As hospitals hit capacity with COVID-19 patients for the second time in the pandemic, health care practitioners are once again facing exhaustion and heartbreak. But this wave has also brought frustration and anger for front-line workers as many of the people they’re treating have refused vaccination.

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Hmong Minnesotans see parallels in Afghan refugee crisis

Hmong Minnesotans see parallels in Afghan refugee crisis

The U.S. military’s evacuation from Afghanistan has brought back painful memories for members of Minnesota’s Hmong community. For some, the desperate plight of Afghan refugees mirrors their own dangerous escape from Laos nearly 40 years ago.

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'The United Symphonies of America'

'The United Symphonies of America'

‘The United Symphonies of America’? Just ask the Mankato Symphony. That’s the title of a new online documentary that looks at the United States through its orchestras, and it focuses on Mankato this week.  

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Brandi Carlile, Black Pumas and Sturgill Simpson among the 2021 Americana Honors and Awards winners

Brandi Carlile, Black Pumas and Sturgill Simpson among the 2021 Americana Honors and Awards winners

The evening's gathering at the Ryman Auditorium brought accolades to many artists in a ceremony packed with live performances.