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Health Officials Say 3 E. Coli Cases Linked To Lake Minnetonka

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.

07/19/2013

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Listeria Outbreak From Wis. Cheese Kills Minnesotan

An outbreak of Listeria linked to a Wisconsin cheese maker is being blamed for the death of one person in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, the multi-state outbreak is being linked to Les Frères Cheese, made by Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics Cheese In Waterloo, Wis. Two adults in Minnesota got sick in early June after eating the cheese, and one person died.

07/03/2013

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Number Of Abortions Performed In Minn. Drops Again

The number of abortions performed in Minnesota has dropped again. New figures from the Minnesota Department of Health show the number of abortions performed in Minnesota dropped from just over 11,000 in 2011 to about 10,700 in 2012, for a decrease of 370.

07/02/2013

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Tick Season Is Back In Minnesota

Memorial Day weekend has passed, which means the summer is unofficially underway. Officials said that means tick season isn’t far away, and some said ticks are already back in full force. Ticks thrive in hot, wet weather, and they can carry Lyme Disease.

05/28/2013

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New Cigarette Tax Could Means More Revenue, Less Smokers

Outside downtown office buildings, many smokers didn’t want to talk about the possibility of a tax that will push a lot of cigarettes into the $8-a-pack range. Dan Jones says the tax may be the push he needs “It’s a tax on something that you don’t need… I’m ok with it actually “Jones said. “Who knows, maybe it will finally give me the motivation I need to stop doing it.”

05/20/2013

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No Charges Filed In Elderly Neglect Investigation

A St. Louis County prosecutor says no charges are warranted following an investigation into allegations of neglect at an assisted-living facility in Chisholm.

05/08/2013

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Health Officials Proposed Immunization Changes

The Minnesota Department of Health is proposing some changes to the school immunization rules.

04/30/2013

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2 More Flu-Related Deaths Last Week In Minnesota

Minnesota health officials say that another two people have died of flu-related causes this season. Since last October, there have now been 190 flu-related deaths in the state.

04/18/2013

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MDH: Man At Care Facility Found Unresponsive, Soaked In Urine

The Minnesota Department of Health is investigating after a developmentally disabled man was found unresponsive in a urine-soaked chair at an assisted living facility.

04/18/2013

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Charges: Personal Care Attendant Financially Exploited Vulnerable Adult

A former personal care attendant in Richfield is accused of financially exploiting a client by using their credit card for unauthorized purchases totaling more than $2,400, according to charges filed Tuesday by the Minnesota Department of Health.

04/16/2013

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Report: STD Cases Rising In Minnesota

Reportable sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have increased in Minnesota, according to a report from the Minnesota Department of Health.

04/11/2013

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MDH: 2 More Flu-Related Deaths, Outbreak Slowing

Health officials say two additional deaths have been attributed to the flu in Minnesota, but they say the outbreak is slowing.

04/05/2013

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MDH: 184 Flu-Related Deaths This Season So Far

Since the flu season began twelve weeks ago, 184 people have died as a result of the virus, according to new numbers released this week by the Minnesota Department of Health.

03/28/2013

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Minnesota Diabetes Cases Doubled In Last 2 Decades

The Minnesota Department of Health reports that the number of diabetes cases in the state has doubled in the last 20 years, and many adults may not even be aware they have it.

03/25/2013

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MDH: 4 More Flu-Related Deaths, 180 Total This Season

In the eleventh week of this year’s flu season, four more people have died of the virus, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

03/21/2013

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