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MDH: 9 Sickened From E. Coli At Rice County Fair

Minnesota health officials are investigating after nine people got E. coli at the Rice County Fair. At least five of those people had to be hospitalized.

08/06/2014

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Thomas Beach At Lake Calhoun Closed

A popular Lake Calhoun beach is closed due to high levels of E. coli. Thomas Beach closed Thursday when regular testing found high levels of the bacteria. Thomas Beach was the site of the Minneapolis Aquatennial beach bash last Sunday.

07/27/2014

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Research: Bacteria Can Live On Airplane Surfaces For A Week+

Before you take your next flight, you may want to take along a little extra hand sanitizer. New research shows bacteria can hang around on airplane surfaces for more than a week.

05/20/2014

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E. Coli Found In Water At Blue Mounds State Park

With Memorial Day weekend coming up, officials at Blue Mounds State Park in southwest Minnesota are dealing with the discovery of E. coli in the water. The park’s website says the water system serving the office and main campground tested positive for the bacteria May 12 and is not safe for drinking.

05/19/2014

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Health Officials Say 3 E. Coli Cases Linked To Lake Minnetonka

State health officials said Friday at least three people have been diagnosed with E. coli from swimming near Big Island on Lake Minnetonka over the Fourth of July holiday. Health officials said the illnesses happened with young adults that were all within the seven-county Twin Cities metro.

07/19/2013

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Minn. Officials Investigate Salmonella Outbreak

Minnesota officials are investigating after 13 people became sick with salmonella linked to eating unpasteurized cheese.

04/24/2013

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Good Question: Where Do The Leaves Go?

It’s that time of year to rake the leaves — bags upon bags can be seen lining the streets.

10/18/2012

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DNR Testing Solution To Thwart Zebra Mussels

The DNR may have a new weapon against an invasive species that’s threatening Minnesota lakes.

08/16/2012

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Officials: Don’t Drink The Tap Water In West St. Paul

A water advisory has been issued in West St. Paul, urging residents to refrain from drinking the tap water.

06/19/2012

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Lake Harriet Beach Could Reopen This Weekend

A swimming beach at Lake Harriet is still closed because of E. Coli bacteria. And more beaches are being tested.

06/13/2012

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Lake Harriet Southeast Beach Temporarily Closed

The Lake Harriet Southeast Beach is temporarily closed, due to high bacteria levels, according to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.

06/12/2012

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What Can Infections Lead To? Doctors Issue Warning

The story made national headlines — a college student in Georgia diagnosed with a flesh-eating bacteria that cost her a leg.

06/05/2012

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Tap Water Off Limits After Officials Find Bacteria In Wis. Town

Water is off limits in Hammond, Wis.

06/01/2012

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Killing Zebra Mussels With Environmentally Safe Bacteria

One particular aquatic invasive species threatening Minnesota’s lakes and rivers might someday be controlled by using a natural bacterium found in the soil.

09/12/2011

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