With vaccinations declining in Minnesota, Gov. Tim Walz is dangling fishing licenses, amusement park passes and gift cards to sweeten the pot.
By the numbers: The number of people receiving at least their first vaccine dose declined from a weekly peak of more than 280,000 in mid-April to fewer than 67,000 in mid-May, according to the Star Tribune.
- Walz is trying to increase our 61% vaccination rate for those 12+ past 70% by July 1.
- He's taking a different approach than some other governors, who are holding lotteries with prizes of $1 million or more.
How it works: The first 100,000 Minnesotans to receive their first dose between May 27 and June 30 can take their pick of:
- One entrance pass to the Great Lakes Aquarium in Duluth.
- A 30-point ride pass at Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America.
- A Minnesota resident annual fishing license.
- One Minnesota State Parks annual pass.
- One adult admission at the Minnesota Zoo.
- One reserved ticket to attend a Northwoods League baseball game in Mankato, Duluth, Rochester, St. Cloud or Willmar.
- Two admission tickets to the State Fair.
- One Valleyfair admission ticket, plus additional tickets at a discount
- A $25 Visa Card.
Beginning June 1, Minnesotans can verify their first dose and indicate their preferred vaccine reward at mn.gov/covid19/summer.
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