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Minn. Companies Sending Aid To Help In Ebola Fight

Two of Minnesota’s biggest companies are heeding that call for help in West Africa. Ecolab and 3M are both sending medical supplies to help hospital workers fighting Ebola.

08/21/2014

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St. Paul Nurse Heading To Africa To Fight Ebola Outbreak

The shortage of doctors, nurses and medical equipment is making the Ebola outbreak in West Africa difficult to contain. Tuesday, the United Nations Secretary General urged the international community to step up and help out.

08/12/2014

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Widow Of Ebola Victim Wants Ashes Returned To US

A Minnesota woman who lost her husband to Ebola is working on bringing his ashes back to the U.S. Decontee Sawyer said Friday that she wants her husband’s remains for her three daughters, so they can have a way to keep their dad near them.

08/08/2014

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Minnesota Officials In Ebola Awareness Push

Minnesota health officials are planning an open house to address concerns about a deadly outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. Up to 200 people are expected to attend the meeting Wednesday night in Brooklyn Center.

08/06/2014

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Health Officials: Ebola Risk In Minnesota Very Low

State health officials say the risk of Ebola spreading to Minnesota is very low. U.S. health officials are warning against traveling to three West African nations — Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leona — where a deadly Ebola outbreak is ongoing.

08/01/2014

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The Ebola Outbreak: What Every American Needs To Know

The recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in Africa has begun attracting attention in the U.S. for good reason.

07/31/2014

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Liberians In Minnesota Concerned Over Ebola Outbreak

An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa may seem like a distant threat to many Americans, but it is causing some to cancel travel plans and stirring fear in Minnesota, home to thousands of Liberian immigrants.

07/29/2014

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Good Question: What Is Ebola?

There’s growing concern over what has become the worst Ebola outbreak in history. More than 1,200 people have become infected by the deadly virus in West Africa. That includes two American aid workers.

07/28/2014

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Minnesota Health Officials Address Ebola Concerns

The Minnesota Department of Health is working with leaders in the local Liberian community to address concerns about an Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Health officials are meeting with members of the West African community Monday.

07/28/2014

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MN Nonprofit Cancels West Africa Trip Over Ebola Fears

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is having an impact on some health organizations here in the Twin Cities. The nonprofit group Children’s Surgery International has canceled a trip to Liberia because of the outbreak.

07/28/2014

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Liberians In Minnesota Worry About Ebola Outbreak

Members of Minnesota’s sizeable Liberian community say an Ebola outbreak that has killed hundreds of people in West Africa, including a local woman’s husband, has them worrying about relatives and scrambling to raise money to help prevent the virus from spreading.

07/28/2014

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Father Mourns Teen Son Who Drowned In Plymouth Pool

A father is mourning the loss of his son after frantically trying to save him from drowning. Seventeen-year-old Benedict Richardson died Friday night. His father, Emmette Richardson, tells WCCO Benedict was swimming with his sister in the indoor pool at their apartment complex.

04/26/2014

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Allina Donates Ambulance To School In Africa

A local company is helping people overseas by donating an ambulance. The vehicle is going to a vocational school with more than 1,700 students in Liberia from Allina Health Emergency Medical Services. Representatives of the Booker Washington Institute’s Alumni Association got a tour of the gently-used ambulance on Thursday. The school will use the ambulance to transport sick and injured students.

04/10/2014

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Brooklyn Park Firefighters Give Big, Red Gift To Liberian Counterparts

After years of war and destruction, the African country of Liberia is getting back on its feet.

07/19/2013

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Minn. Man Sentenced For Shipping Guns To Liberia

A Minnesota man has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for exporting guns to West Africa.

06/20/2013

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