From an Axios e=mail notice:
|1 big thing: The metro's mask islands|
|Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios|
|Minneapolis and St. Paul so far stand alone when it comes to reviving mask mandates in response to rising Omicron cases.|
Driving the news: The Duluth City Council became the latest Minnesota city government to reject a mandate Monday night.
Yes, but: Some local leaders say mandates just aren't effective at this stage of the pandemic, as people who don't want to mask simply won't comply.
The bottom line: Even if some cities join in, widespread adoption of mask mandates outside of the borders of Minneapolis and St. Paul appears unlikely at this time.