COVID-19 vaccine lottery

The COVID-19 vaccine lottery is open for Minnesotans 65 and over.

According to a release, eligible Minnesotans can pre-register for the randomly assigned vaccine appointments at or by phone at 833-431-2053.

The vaccines will be administered at nine community clinics across the state this weekend, with the closest one to Bemidji in Thief River Falls.

If you are selected by this random drawing, you will be notified of your appointment time.

The phone lines will be open until 7 this evening, and the website registration opened at 5 this morning and will remain open until 5 tomorrow morning.

Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north-central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment, and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji and enjoys spending her spare time with her son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.

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