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.
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.
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.
Minnesota officials are investigating after 13 people became sick with salmonella linked to eating unpasteurized cheese.
It’s that time of year to rake the leaves — bags upon bags can be seen lining the streets.
The DNR may have a new weapon against an invasive species that’s threatening Minnesota lakes.
A water advisory has been issued in West St. Paul, urging residents to refrain from drinking the tap water.
A swimming beach at Lake Harriet is still closed because of E. Coli bacteria. And more beaches are being tested.
The Lake Harriet Southeast Beach is temporarily closed, due to high bacteria levels, according to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.
The story made national headlines — a college student in Georgia diagnosed with a flesh-eating bacteria that cost her a leg.
Water is off limits in Hammond, Wis.
One particular aquatic invasive species threatening Minnesota’s lakes and rivers might someday be controlled by using a natural bacterium found in the soil.