Ex-Child Soldier From Sierra Leone Freed In MinnesotaA former child-soldier from Sierra Leone has been released after over two years of immigration detention in Minnesota. A U.S. magistrate judge this week ruled Nelson Kargbo should go free. In a statement released Friday, Kargbo says he just wants to walk outside with his four children and play with them at the park.
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Minnesota Group Holds Food Drive For Ebola Orphans In AfricaA Minnesota group is hosting a food drive to help children who have been left orphaned and neglected by the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. The Minnesota African Task Force Against Ebola will be collecting food from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center.
As Anxiety Wanes, Minnesota Keeps Eyes Out For Ebola SpreadState health officials say they won't be done watching for the spread of Ebola for at least another year. The Minnesota Department of Health is currently monitoring 47 residents who traveled from the West African countries ravaged by the deadly virus. As of Sunday, the state had cleared 216 travelers after a 21-day monitoring period. No cases have been confirmed in Minnesota.
St. Paul Nurse Returns From Ebola Fight In Sierra LeoneCarrie Jo Cain has spent the past two months in Sierra Leone, training people to work in Ebola Community Care Centers.
MDH Watching 48 Travelers In Ebola Monitoring ProgramMinnesota health officials said Wednesday they are monitoring 48 recently arrived travelers as part of their new program to watch for signs of Ebola.
Minnesota Says 48 In Ebola Monitoring ProgramMinnesota health officials say they're currently monitoring 48 recently arrived travelers as part of their new program to watch for signs of Ebola.
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. Nurse Returns To Sierra Leone To Fight Ebola OutbreakA nurse from the Twin Cities just returned Monday night from Sierra Leone -- one of the countries affected by the Ebola outbreak. Carrie Jo Cain, of Fridley, Minn., spent a week and a half there training hospital workers, dealing with Ebola patients and teaching community leaders how to stop the spread of the disease.
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.
St. Paul Nurse Heading To Africa To Fight Ebola OutbreakThe 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.
Minnesota Officials In Ebola Awareness PushMinnesota 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.
Twin Cities Nonprofit Impacted By Ebola OutbreakA Twin Cities nonprofit group called One Village Partners has been directly affected by the Ebola outbreak. They are an organization which supports individual villages in Sierra Leone, one of the countries hardest hit by Ebola.
Health Officials: Ebola Risk In Minnesota Very LowState 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.
The Ebola Outbreak: What Every American Needs To KnowThe recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in Africa has begun attracting attention in the U.S. for good reason.