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Man dies after falling through ice with grandson
U.S. attorney general: Ferguson policies targeted blacks, created toxic environment
North Dakotan troopers find 136 pounds of pot, arrest two
Few southwest Minnesota lakes, rivers swimmable
NBA: Nuggets top Timberwolves
Boys basketball: ACGC beats Springfield 63-61 in final seconds
Women's basketball: Gophers’ center Zahui B. thrives in leadership role
Boys basketball: Dutchmen down Sauk Centre
MLB: Twins hire coach, get ‘Bull Durham’ actor as a bonus
Star Trek's 'Mr. Spock,' Leonard Nimoy, dies at 83
Creative Minnesota presentation in Willmar, Minn., postponed
REVIEW: Barn’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ offers up a rousing good time
'Little Shop of Horrors' in full swing at The Barn
Smith triumphs with four Grammy wins, Beck gets best album
Birdie L. Swenson
Margit O. Erickson
John G. Holland
Gloria J. Wiese
Kids and books in the kitchen
February/March edition of Live it! Magazine is now available online
Williams — DeRiso
Krueger — Lingle
Lund — Willenbring
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Editorial: It is time to fund Homeland Security
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: A cartway petition nightmare
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
February 20, 2015
Flu activity starts tapering off
WILLMAR — The good news: After an aggressive start to the season, influenza activity has declined noticeably this past month. The not-so-good...
news / local
February 20, 2015 - 11:37pm
January 14, 2015
Flu and norovirus and Ebola, oh my!
ST. PAUL — Flu and norovirus cases increased last year just as the Ebola scare eased in Minnesota, creating one of the busiest infectious disease years health experts remember. “It was a good year for bad bugs,” Sen. Carla Nelson, R-Rochester, said. The number of flu cases...
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January 14, 2015 - 11:07pm
December 25, 2014
Early start to flu season results in third death in Minnesota
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Health said a third young person has died of influenza as the flu season hits early and hard. The Health Department confirmed the death Wednesday in detailing flu activity around the state during the past week. State infectious disease director...
December 25, 2014 - 11:46pm
December 17, 2014
Influenza, other illnesses hit some western Minnesota schools hard
WILLMAR — Willmar’s schools have been hit hard by illness this week, with nearly one-fifth of elementary students absent mid-week. New London-Spicer schools have seen a bump in illness-related absences, too, but some other schools in the area aren’t seeing much impact from...
December 17, 2014 - 10:40pm
December 16, 2014
Litchfield hospital limits visitors due to flu
LITCHFIELD — Meeker Memorial Hospital has implemented visitor restrictions, effective immediately, to help protect patients, staff and the community from the spread of influenza. It is recommended that no children visit hospital patients. No one under 18 is allowed at this time...
December 16, 2014 - 11:14pm
December 10, 2014
Nearly half of Americans think flu shot can make you sick
More than 40 percent of a sample of U.S. adults believe the myth that flu vaccines can give you the flu, and even correcting that misconception might not convince them to get the vaccine, a new survey suggests. “It is absolutely biologically impossible to get the flu from the...
December 10, 2014 - 11:21pm
Influenza season gains momentum
WILLMAR — As the influenza season gains momentum, health officials are urging people to get vaccinated if they haven’t yet done so. Although early reports indicate this year’s vaccine may be a less-than-ideal match to strains of the flu virus that are currently circulating,...
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December 10, 2014 - 11:19pm