Franken And McFadden Clash In Free-For-All WCCO DebateSen. Al Franken and Republican hopeful Mike McFadden met Sunday in what resembled more of a free-for-all than a debate.
Franken Vs. McFadden Debate: Should There Be Travel Ban For Ebola?WCCO hosted a debate between Democratic Sen. Al Franken and republican challenger Mike McFadden Sunday at 10 a.m. Here's the first question.
Ebola 'A Major Disaster' For Some Liberian Families In MinnesotaMinnesota health officials say they are prepared to handle an Ebola case if it makes its way to the state. On Saturday, the Minnesota Department of Health held a community information session on Ebola in Brooklyn Park.
Health Officials Emphasize Importance Of Flu ShotsIt's the time of year when health officials recommend getting your flu shot. Children's Hospitals and Clinics has already started to see a few influenza cases.
4 Minnesota Hospitals Tabbed To Treat Ebola CasesFour hospitals in Minnesota have been designated as treatment centers for any confirmed Ebola cases in the state. The Minnesota Hospital Association announced the designation Friday. The four are the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis, Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester, Allina Health's Unity Hospital in Fridley and the St. Paul campus of Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.
McFadden Renews Call For Ebola Travel BanRepublican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden is renewing his call for a travel ban from countries being ravaged by Ebola. McFadden says the fourth confirmed case of the virus in the country -- a New York doctor recently tested positive -- proves the U.S. hasn't done enough to halt Ebola's spread.
Widow Of Ebola Victim Fights For Survivor BenefitsA 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.
MN Will Monitor Some Travelers For Ebola SymptomsMinnesota 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.
Minn. Officials Walk Through Mock Ebola ScenarioMore than 100 representatives from several Minnesota agencies are going through a mock exercise to review the state's preparedness in the event of a case of Ebola.
Thousands Will Die From Flu This Year, Doctors PredictAlthough concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.
Minnesota Hotline Set Up For Ebola QuestionsThe state Health Department has set up a hotline to answer Minnesotans' questions about Ebola and precautions against the disease. The line will be staffed during regular business hours, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Here's How To Keep Healthy This Flu SeasonWhile there's national concern about the deadly Ebola virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says October marks the start of flu season.
Interview: Minn. Health Commissioner Discusses Ebola PlanHealth Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger was in the WCCO-TV studio to talk with Esme Murphy on Sunday morning. The commissioner spoke on where the Ebola treatment facilities will likely be in Minnesota, as well as politicians calling for travel bans, CDC protocol, and Ebola screenings at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
Obama Switches Gears, Confronting Ebola Head OnPresident Barack Obama delayed acting on immigration and an attorney general nomination this fall to dodge the politics of the midterm campaign season. But there was one topic he could not push aside — Ebola.
Local Health Care Workers Urged To Fight Ebola In LiberiaA specific group of Minnesotans is being asked to consider traveling to the area where Ebola is at its worst--West Africa. The people being urged are native Liberian health care workers.