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Cabbage Likely Caused Minnesota E. Coli Outbreak

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.

08/29/2014

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Minnesota Officials Say Petting Zoo Spread E. Coli

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.

08/13/2014

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Lake Calhoun Beach Reopens After E. Coli Levels Drop

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.

08/07/2014

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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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Baker Park Reserve Beaches Closed Due To E. Coli Threat

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.

07/31/2014

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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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2 More E. Coli Cases Confirmed In Minnesota

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.

07/17/2014

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Minnesota Investigating 13 Cases Of E. Coli

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.

07/14/2014

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Lake Minnetonka, Dutch Lake Cleared For Swimmers

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.

06/13/2014

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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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MDH: Pumpkin Patch Petting Zoo Infects 3 Children With E. Coli

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.

10/26/2013

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Costco Recalls Ground Beef Due To Possible E. Coli

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.

10/23/2013

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Health Concerns Closing Fair Petting Zoos

When you head to the fair, there are some guaranteed things you’ll enjoy — the food, carnival games and the livestock.

07/30/2013

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Minneapolis Beaches Closed After E. Coli Threat

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.

07/25/2013

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