(St. Paul, MN)  —  Health officials in Minnesota are saying the omicron variant wave of COVID-19 is becoming more manageable.  Doctors say they are seeing fewer severe cases in hospitals, with more than 15-hundred COVID-19 hospitalizations Wednesday.  Officials say hospitals are still overcrowded, but a rising number of patients are being admitted for other reasons before a COVID-19 infection is discovered after routine screening.  Officials say the fast spreading nature of omicron has been as bad as expected, but appears to have reached its peak.