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ND HIV/AIDS Rate Rises With Population Growth

The number of HIV and AIDS cases in North Dakota has grown dramatically in recent years as workers from across the country have flocked to the state because of its booming economy.

10/13/2014

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Powder In Pine Co. Courthouse Could Have Made People Sick

Suspicious envelopes that shutdown a Minnesota courthouse had something in them that could have made people sick.

11/22/2013

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Jennie-O Plant Worker Tests Positive For TB

A worker at a Jennie-O Turkey Store plant in central Minnesota has tested positive for tuberculosis. A spokesman for Jennie-O’s parent company, Hormel Foods Corp., says the Stearns County Public Health Department informed the Melrose plant on Monday that a worker had tested positive for TB.

11/20/2013

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New Law To Reveal Radon Testing To Home Buyers

Drive down any residential block in Minnesota and the hidden risk of radon is there. That’s because according to state health experts, 40 percent of all homes have radon levels above the danger threshold.

11/06/2013

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ND Spills Went Unreported; State Testing Website

North Dakota, the nation’s No. 2 oil producer behind Texas, recorded nearly 300 oil pipeline spills in less than two years, state documents show. None was reported to the public, officials said.

10/25/2013

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Grow An Extra Row, Help Those In Need

Food shelves can always use donations, but there’s a twist — you can help by growing an extra row in your garden this year.

03/09/2013

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Expert: Tanning Beds Major Part Of Increased Skin Cancer Rates

New data from the Health Department shows skin cancer is on the rise in Minnesota. Melanoma rates rapidly increased from 2005 to 2009.

01/30/2013

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Good Question: ‘Reply All': Hail Mary Passes & Absentee Ballots

A lot of absentee voting is going on right now, so Norma Garfin asked: If you vote absentee, and die before Election Day, does it count?

10/05/2012

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Officials: Mosquito-Bourne Virus Is Easily Preventable

There’s a rise in cases of encephalitis that can severely affect, or even disable, young children in Minnesota. Health officials, however, say it’s preventable.

09/04/2012

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Health Department: Don’t Play In Or Drink Floodwater

The Minnesota Department of Health is warning July 4 vacationers not to swim in, play around or drink floodwater in affect areas for it might be contaminated with sewage and sickening germs.

06/28/2012

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Texting Sex Questions Through Wis. Health Dept.

Some parents and teens find it uncomfortable to talk about sex — even when the questions are very important. Now, a county health department near Wausau is launching a new service for teens to get answers about sex.

05/18/2011

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Minnesota Measles Outbreak Hits 20 Cases

The state Health Department is confirming three more cases of measles in Minnesota, bringing this year’s total to 20. That’s twice the number of confirmed cases seen in the state during the past 10 years.

04/15/2011

Dairy Farm Disputes E. Coli Accusations

A southern Minnesota dairy farm is disputing allegations that its unpasteurized milk caused a recent E. coli outbreak.

06/09/2010

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