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Nearly Half Of Elementary School's Kids Out With The FluThe Minnesota Department of Health does not recommend closing a school to prevent the spread of the flu.
Survivors Bring Stories Of Opioid Abuse To ClassroomsFor Colleen Ronnie's son, a prescription to opioids after his wisdom teeth were pulled led to his death.
CBS Local Interview: Filmmaker Matthew HeinemanMatthew Heineman discusses his new series on Showtime "The Trade."
North Branch Woman Suffering From Heart Failure Gets Needed TransplantHeather Peterson is now 33 and reflecting on how she survived two genetic disorders that cause heart failure.
Health Officials Report 3 More Child Deaths From FluState health officials say three more children died last week from influenza.
McDonald's Plans To Slim Down Happy MealsMcDonald's will soon banish cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from its Happy Meal menu in an effort to cut down on the calories, sodium, saturated fat and sugar that kids consume at its restaurants.
Gov. Dayton Seeks To Tax Each Opioid Pill Sold In Minn.Gov. Mark Dayton unveiled a sweeping plan Wednesday to fight Minnesota's growing opioid abuse crisis -- including a steep tax on drug manufacturers.
Gov. Dayton, Lawmakers Detail Plan To Combat Opioid EpidemicIt’s a new front in the war on addictive painkillers that the Governor of Minnesota is calling a crisis.
New Hybrid Operating Room Shortening Hospital StaysSome Twin Cities patients can now expect shorter hospital stays after surgery, and even major operations.
How Can You Flush The Flu From Your House?A lot of people think that once the flu is gone, you need to disinfect your home from top to bottom.
In 4-3 Vote, Mankato Rejects Raising Tobacco Age To 21The city council in Mankato has rejected a measure to raise the age of purchasing tobacco to 21 years old.
How Can You Lower Your Blood Pressure?February is heart awareness month, and it's estimated that nearly 50 percent of Americans now have high blood pressure.

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