St. Paul (LEARFIELD)  —  A group of state Republican lawmakers are pushing to move teachers towards the front of the line for the COVID-19 vaccine.  Representative Peggy Scott of Andover said, “I hear daily from our parents about the impact that the lack of in-person learning is having on their children and these stories are sad, and they are very real.”  Scott says teachers and school personnel should be considered “essential” after health care workers and those in long-term care facilities.  State health officials expect to receive more than 180-thousand doses of the COVID vaccine this month and each patient will require two shots.