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MDH: 2nd Death Connected With West Nile Reported

A second person has died in connection with West Nile virus, according to the latest numbers reported by the Minnesota Department of Health. According to the newest figures, there are now 29 cases of confirmed West Nile in the state of Minnesota.

09/02/2013

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Health Dept: 25 Cases Of West Nile In Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Health reports that there have been 25 confirmed cases of West Nile virus in the state this year. The updated numbers include four cases where the virus was detected in blood donors.

08/20/2013

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Mosquitoes Are Worse This Summer In Some Parts

The tiny mosquito all too often has man on the run. And this summer, it seems even worse than usual. Experts say it’s been a buggier-than-normal summer in many places around the U.S. because of a combination of drought, heavy rain and heat.

08/20/2013

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What Our Firefly & Mosquito Booms Have In Common

The glow of a firefly is much more appreciated than the sound of a mosquito buzzing around your head. But Dr. Susan Weller, director of the Bell Museum, says the reason we’re seeing more of each bug this summer could be one in the same. “Our very cold spring slowed down the development of our early summer fireflies, so they’re emerging now,” Weller said.

07/26/2013

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Minnesota Has First 2013 Case Of West Nile Virus

State health officials say a Murray County man has Minnesota’s first case of the West Nile virus this year. The man got sick with West Nile fever earlier this month and is recovering. The Minnesota Department of Health says West Nile virus is a potentially life-threatening disease.

07/25/2013

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Home Remedies For Summertime Ailments

Mosquitoes have been very aggressive lately, and the hot weather has had many shedding clothes and exposing their skin to direct sunlight. There’s no better time than now to get caught up on all the remedies for summer-specific ailments like sunburns and bug bites.

07/15/2013

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Good Question: Where Do Mosquitoes Hide In The Day?

After a long Fourth of July weekend at the cabin, many Minnesotans return home scratching the dozens of mosquito bites all over their bodies. We’ve all noticed that it seems like they’re worst at night, so Cory in Faribault wanted to know: Where do mosquitoes hide in the day? According to Kirk Johnson, an ecologist with the Minnesota Mosquito Control District, it starts 20 minutes before sunset and lasts for about 2.5 hours.

07/08/2013

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Officials Say West Nile Virus Found In Carver County

Officials have given out the warning to Twin Cities residents: West Nile Virus is back. Authorities with the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District said Wednesday a sample of mosquitoes collected in Carver County tested positive for West Nile Virus.

07/03/2013

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Good Question: Why Do Bug Bites Itch?

Now that the weather is finally warm enough to head outside without a long-sleeved shirt or pants, the mosquitoes, ticks and black flies have appeared. That had us wondering: Why do bug bites itch?

06/18/2013

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Heavy Spring Rains A Perfect Recipe For Mosquito Surge

A late spring, mixed with rain, standing water and cool temperatures have spawned billions of mosquitoes.

06/16/2013

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State Health Official Warns Of Increased Mosquito And Tick Levels

State health epidemiologist Dave Neitzel says the wet and cold spring will bring a bumper crop of pests for the summer.

06/13/2013

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Bad News: Bothersome Bugs Likely Survived The Brutal Spring

Just because we’ve had an extended winter this spring, doesn’t mean we’ll be bug-free when warmer weather does finally roll around.

04/23/2013

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Good Question: When Will The Winter Weather End?

For every adorable family with a sled at sunset there is one Minnesotan who is winter-weary.

03/05/2013

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West Nile Affecting 10 Minnesotans

The number of Minnesotans getting sick this summer from the West Nile Virus is growing.

08/08/2012

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Good Question: Do Certain People Attract Mosquitoes?

We probably don’t even have to remind you, but we are in peak mosquito season. While some seem almost immune to bites, others claim to be magnets for mosquitoes.

06/26/2012

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