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Experimental Ebola Vaccine Could Stop Virus In West Africa

LONDON (AP) — An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the waning epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study […]

07/31/2015

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After Tough Year, Liberian Community Celebrates Independence Day

Minnesota has one of the largest Liberian populations outside of the country itself. That’s why dozens of people gathered at Park Center High School in Brooklyn Park Saturday evening to celebrate Liberia’s independence from colonial powers.

07/25/2015

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Hundreds Gather For Barway Collins Funeral In North Mpls.

More than 1,000 mourners came to pay their respects to Barway Collins Saturday, filling Shiloh Temple in north Minneapolis with memories of the 10-year-old murder victim.

05/02/2015

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Barway Collins’ Mother Speaks To The Community

A grieving mother shared her gratitude with Minnesota Thursday for caring so much about her son. Strangers spent weeks searching for any sign of Barway Collins, the 10-year-old Crystal boy who vanished one day after school last month.

04/30/2015

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Barway Collins’ Mother Arrives In Minneapolis For Funeral

Louise Karluah — the mother of Barway Collins — walked through Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Wednesday before heading to the north Minneapolis funeral home where her son’s body is being preserved. She was surrounded by compassionate strangers who’ve dedicated time and money to help her.

04/29/2015

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Barway Collins’ Mother Granted Visa To Come To Funeral

The funeral for 10-year-old Barway Collins could be postponed. Barway was last seen outside his Crystal apartment building on March 18. Nearly a month later, his body was recovered from the Mississippi River on April 11.

04/24/2015

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Questions Arise Over Funds Donated To Barway’s Funeral Fund

Barway Collins’ family pastor says he wants to set the record straight about the community fundraising efforts to give the boy a proper burial. The 10-year-old’s body was found just over one week ago in North Mississippi Regional Park.

04/21/2015

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Barway Memorial To Bring White Roses To The Mississippi

An entire community is still grieving the death of 10-year-old Barway Collins. A volunteer search group discovered his body just over a week ago in the Mississippi River. His dad, Pierre Collins, now faces murder charges in his son’s disappearance.

04/19/2015

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As Crystal Community Mourns Slain Boy, Tensions Remain High

Even with Barway found and Pierre Collins arrested and charged with his murder, the sadness of what’s happened deepens and the anger some in the community feel is alive.

04/18/2015

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Missing Boy’s Father Denies Child Abuse Allegations

It has now been seven days since a Twin Cities boy got dropped off from school, but never made it home. The only person named as a suspect in 10-year-old Barway Collins’ disappearance is his own father, Pierre Collins — and he insists he had nothing to do with it.

03/25/2015

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Minnesota Group Holds Food Drive For Ebola Orphans In Africa

A Minnesota group is hosting a food drive to help children who have been left orphaned and neglected by the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. The Minnesota African Task Force Against Ebola will be collecting food from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center.

02/21/2015

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Minnesota National Guard Troops No Longer Needed In Liberia

The 34th Red Bull Infantry Division was set to help the U.S. military in containing the Ebola virus in the west African nation. Since the number of those infected with the virus has dropped dramatically, there’s no need for the national guard’s support.

01/25/2015

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Red Bulls No Longer Heading To Africa To Battle Ebola

Nearly 300 Minnesota National Guard Soldiers who have been preparing for a deployment to Liberia have been told their mission has been called off.

01/25/2015

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As Anxiety Wanes, Minnesota Keeps Eyes Out For Ebola Spread

State health officials say they won’t be done watching for the spread of Ebola for at least another year. The Minnesota Department of Health is currently monitoring 47 residents who traveled from the West African countries ravaged by the deadly virus. As of Sunday, the state had cleared 216 travelers after a 21-day monitoring period. No cases have been confirmed in Minnesota.

01/14/2015

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Books For Africa Helps Kids Idled By Ebola Crisis

It’s the face of Liberia that is now capturing world attention. A coordinated fight is taking place in the African nation to control the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. But fighting the outbreak also has some negative but necessary side effects that will keep Liberian children from attending school.

12/23/2014

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Student Books Heading From Minnesota To Liberia

More than 22,000 books are on their way from Minnesota to Liberian students out of school because of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Books For Africa plans a ceremony recognizing the shipment at its St. Paul warehouse Tuesday.

12/22/2014

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Minn. Doctors, Nurses Heading To Liberia To Fight Ebola

A group of nurses and doctors have boarded a flight to Liberia to help in the fight against Ebola.

11/20/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 11-17-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

A busy Monday with Dave Lee-Click the Link Above to head to his PODCAST PAGE!

11/17/2014

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MDH Watching 48 Travelers In Ebola Monitoring Program

Minnesota health officials said Wednesday they are monitoring 48 recently arrived travelers as part of their new program to watch for signs of Ebola.

11/05/2014

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Minnesota Says 48 In Ebola Monitoring Program

Minnesota health officials say they’re currently monitoring 48 recently arrived travelers as part of their new program to watch for signs of Ebola.

11/05/2014

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Widow Of Ebola Victim Fights For Survivor Benefits

A Twin Cities woman, who lost her husband to the Ebola virus, is being denied Social Security survivor benefits. Decontee Sawyer says that’s because the country where he died won’t release his death certificate. Patrick Sawyer got sick in July after traveling from Liberia to Nigeria.

10/23/2014

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MN Will Monitor Some Travelers For Ebola Symptoms

Minnesota health officials say they’ll be in daily touch with travelers returning to Minnesota from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea for 21 days, the incubation period for Ebola.

10/23/2014

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Ellison Hosts Meeting On Ebola in Brooklyn Center

A Minnesota congressman said he believes Ebola is more dangerous than ISIS.

10/18/2014

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Gov. Dayton Updates State On Ebola Preparedness

With Minnesota home to the largest Liberian population outside of West Africa, there’s growing concern that the deadly virus could travel here. That’s why Gov. Mark Dayton called together a panel of health, public safety and government leaders on Friday to update Minnesota’s plans and preparedness.

10/17/2014

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Metro Area’s African Community Quelling Ebola Fears

For the sizable African population in the Twin Cities, Ebola fears are never far out of mind. Abdi Bihi, with the Brian Coyle Center, said they have formed a partnership with the Liberian community and are working with them to bring awareness to how the Ebola virus is spread.

10/17/2014

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