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The Daily Planet’s Minnesota coverage reports on events, news and other occurrences that takes place in the state and it’s surrounding regions.

Minnesota sees record high for drug overdose deaths in 2021

“Minnesota public health officials reported a record number of overdose deaths in 2021, following an alarming pattern seen in many other states in recent years. According to a new report issued this week by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), most overdose deaths in 2021 were associated with fentanyl, a powerful drug that continues to become more common across the country. 

Minnesota reports first case of monkeypox


The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) today reported a presumptive case of monkeypox virus infection in an adult in the Twin Cities area. Initial testing was completed on Saturday at the MDH Public Health Laboratory and confirmatory testing is being done at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. The patient likely was exposed while traveling abroad.

Minnesota unemployment sinks again

The unemployment rate ticked down two-tenths of a point to 2% in May 2022 — a new record low since the metric has been tracked in 1976, according to numbers released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).

Minnesota exports grow during first quarter of 2022


Exports of manufactured, agricultural and mining goods from Minnesota were valued at $6.1 billion in the first quarter of 2022, representing a gain of 13% over the first quarter of 2021, according to a report released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). U.S. exports of goods rose 18% between the first quarters of 2021 and 2022, with 39 states and Washington D.C. having positive export growth rates.

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