Since 2010, the Minnesota Department of Health confirmed two E. coli 0157 outbreaks at a swimming beach in Bemidji and on Big Island of Lake Minnetonka. At least six swimmers became ill after ingesting the lake water.
Several brands of bottled water are being recalled over E-coli concerns. All of the brands are produced by Niagara Bottling at its Pennsylvania facilities and were bottled from June 10 to 18.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Ranchers Legacy Meat Co. of Vadnais Heights is recalling 1,200 pounds of ground beef because of possible E. coli contamination.
State health officials say green whole head cabbage was the likely source of E. coli that sickened 15 people in Minnesota in July. The Minnesota Department of Health said Friday the cabbage likely was contaminated before it was distributed to restaurants.
Minnesota health officials say a traveling petting zoo is the source of an E. coli outbreak that has infected 13 people. The Minnesota Department of Health said Tuesday that seven of the people have been hospitalized with the infection originating at the Zerebko Zoo Tran petting zoo.
The 32nd Street Beach on Lake Calhoun has reopened after a test found bacteria levels are now safe. The Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board closed three popular beaches on Lake Calhoun and Lake Hiawatha earlier this week after tests found high levels of E. coli.
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.
Beaches at Baker Park Reserve are closed Thursday due to high E. coli counts. Signs posted at beaches, such as Lake Independence, alerted visitors that beaches were closed until further notice.
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.
The Minnesota Department of Health says two more cases of E. coli infection have been confirmed in the state. The department said Thursday it has been able to interview 14 of the 15 cases. Through the interviews, investigators confirmed that 12 of the ill people ate at an Applebee’s restaurant in Minnesota between June 23 and June 29.
Minnesota health officials are investigating an outbreak of E. coli infection, with some of the cases traced to eating at Applebee’s restaurants. The Minnesota Department of Health said Monday it is investigating 13 cases of the foodborne illness. Seven of the people infected reported eating at Applebee’s restaurants in Minnesota between June 24 and 27. But health officials say there are multiple cases with no apparent connection to the restaurant.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has lifted the swimming advisory on Lake Minnetonka and Dutch Lake. Residents of the city of Mound were warned to stay out of both lakes at the beginning of the month when heavy rains caused sewage water to be rerouted into drains.
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.
Three people have confirmed E. coli infections from a Minnesota pumpkin patch petting zoo, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The three cases are all children – from 15 months old to 7 years old – and one child is hospitalized with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a serious complication of an E. coli infection characterized by kidney failure.
A local Costco is recalling an undetermined amount of lean fresh ground beef due to the possibility that it could be contaminated with E. coli, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
When you head to the fair, there are some guaranteed things you’ll enjoy — the food, carnival games and the livestock.
Officials said the 32nd Beach at Lake Calhoun was closed on Monday after enough E. coli bacteria was found to put the general public at risk. The Hiawatha Beach was also closed because of E. coli concerns.
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.
A Minnesota beach is closed after tests showed high bacteria levels. The City of Lakeville detected high levels of E. Coli Friday at Valley Lake beach.
A beach on Lake Harriet reopened Thursday after being temporarily closed after levels of E. coli bacteria exceeding state guidelines were found in the water earlier this week.
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.
Health officials say a middle school student in the Monona Grove School District has been diagnosed and treated for an E. coli infection.
Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. is recalling about 131,300 pounds of ground beef because a family in Ohio fell ill after eating meat produced by the company that was contaminated with E. coli, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Wednesday.