(St. Paul, MN)  —  Over 30-thousand new COVID-19 cases are being reported in Minnesota over the past week.  Health officials announced the new cases over the weekend, along with more than 250 deaths.  Over 956-thousand Minnesotans have tested positive for the virus and more than 98-hundred have died since the pandemic began.  Nearly 71-percent of those eligible statewide have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.