Mayo Clinic Says Its Hospital Beds/ICU Units Are Full In NW Wisconsin, 50% Of ICU Patients Have COVIDThe Mayo Clinic Health System is reporting that 100% of its hospital beds are full in northwestern Wisconsin, with 50% of intensive care units being occupied by patients who tested positive for COVID-19. Hundreds of its staff members are also on work restrictions due to COVID-19 exposure.
North Mankato: Three Suspected Heroin Overdoses In 72 HoursThree North Mankato person have been hospitalized for a suspected heroin overdose within just 72 hours.
Mayo Clinic Launches $1B Upgrade To Electronic Records SystemMayo Clinic has launched a $1 billion project the health care provider says will combine all of its electronic health records into a single, upgraded computer system.
Sheriff: 44K Lbs Of Flour Spilled On Western Wis. HighwayAuthorities say a deer caused a truck driver to swerve on a Wisconsin highway Thursday morning, spilling 44,000 pounds of flour in the process.
Tamiflu May Be Hard To Find, But Don’t Give UpThe number of Minnesota schools suffering from flu outbreaks shot up dramatically this week. Last week, only 19 schools reported new outbreaks. This week, that number spiked to 203. The Minnesota Department of Health also said Thursday that two children have now died from the flu in Minnesota. And more than 300 people have gotten so sick they had to stay in the hospital.
Schools Start Break Early As Flu SpreadsWinter break has started early for at least two Minnesota schools – but not for a good reason. The districts say it's because so many kids and staff have the flu.
Isaac Kolstad, Wife Have 2nd DaughterThe wife of a former Minnesota State football player who was critically injured in a beating has given birth to the couple's second daughter. Molly Kolstad gave birth to the girl on Wednesday at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato. Hospital spokesman Kevin Burns told KTOE radio that both mother and daughter are doing well.
MN School Evacuated After Possible CO PoisoningStudents were evacuated from a school in Springfield, Minn. Thursday morning after a number of people were sickened with what may have been carbon monoxide poisoning. The Springfield School District's website confirmed that Springfield Public School was being closed for the day, and students were taken to a nearby community center. Third-grader Emma Pingeon says she witnessed some students vomiting during a morning practice for a choir concert.
Mankato Nurses OK Contract, Avert Strike Nurses at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato have overwhelmingly ratified a new contract, averting a possible strike.
More Than 900 Minnesotans Hospitalized With Flu Health officials say more than 900 people have been hospitalized as the national flu outbreak hits hard in Minnesota.
Lawsuit Accuses Eau Claire Doctor Of Sex Abuse A lawsuit alleges a pediatrician sexually abused a man while he was a patient at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.