Minnesota’s COVID vaccination rate is approaching the 70 percent. However, Governor Tim Walz told the Red River Farm Network the vaccination rate in rural parts of the state is lagging behind the metro. “There are pockets and they do tend to be in Greater Minnesota which I worry about with the Delta variant of COVID that is still circulating is more dangerous. Once it spreads in those communities, it can overwhelm the hospital systems quickly.” Walz emphasized the vaccine is safe and highly effective.
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