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Shivering weather greets celebrities at Oscars
Father, who lost 3 children in ND fire, is in Twin Cities burn unit
Minnesota baby found safe after possible abduction
Joseph Wapner, Former 'People's Court' Judge, Dies at 97
Transgender wrestler wins Texas championship for girls
Kurt Busch finally wins Daytona 500 on 17th try
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Dokken: Learning in the wild
Baltimore player arrested on multiple drug charges in Miami
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
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Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
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Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
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Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
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Orion T. Johnson
Keith L. Kendall
Lawrence "Junior" Johnson, Jr.
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Swift: Expiration dates are just suggestions
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Perennials potentially damaged from early-season warmup
Little things make a big difference with gardening
October 23, 2009
Rice implements further flu steps
WILLMAR -- Rice Memorial Hospital took extra steps in its emergency room Thursday to segregate patients in the waiting area who come in with influenza-like symptoms. A curtain went up Thursday afternoon to divide the waiting area. "We'll ask symptomatic patients with coughs and...
October 23, 2009 - 12:00am
October 22, 2009
H1N1 blamed for 3 deaths in Minnesota, state flu hotline is busy
ST. PAUL - Callers to Minnesota's new flu hotline reported no answers, busy signals and long waits today as the Health Department said three more people died from H1N1 flu. The deaths were in Martin, Steele and Freeborn counties, all in southern Minnesota. Two were children younger...
October 22, 2009 - 2:35pm
Hastings special needs student, 11, dies of H1N1
HASTINGS, MINN. - Oliver Franklin Finley, age 11, a Hastings Middle School student and the son of Steve and Nancy Finley, died last Saturday afternoon of complications from the H1N1 flu virus. "He passed away from pneumonia," Nancy Finley said. "Oliver was severely disabled and wasn't...
October 22, 2009 - 11:51am
October 21, 2009
Minnesota opens new toll-free FluLine: 1-866-259-4655
A new phone-based service is now available for Minnesotans who think they may have the flu. Beginning today, people with possible flu symptoms can call the Minnesota FluLine at 1-866-259-4655 for information and treatment options. Professionals will be available 24 hours a day, seven...
October 21, 2009 - 12:32pm
October 16, 2009
Officials: Flu shots on the way
WILLMAR -- If you haven't received a flu shot yet, you'll probably have to be patient a little longer. Local health providers used up most of their initial vaccine supply in September and are still waiting for the rest of their seasonal influenza vaccine to arrive. At Family Practice...
October 16, 2009 - 12:00am
September 24, 2009
Local officials plan to follow guidelines on when patients should see doc
WILLMAR -- If you think you might have influenza, should you see a doctor? Behind the scenes, health officials are worried about the potential for widespread flu -- both the seasonal and the novel H1N1 types -- to swamp the medical system with patients who perhaps are better off...
September 24, 2009 - 12:00am
Need a shot? You may have to wait
WILLMAR -- Local demand for the seasonal influenza vaccine has been so high that Affiliated Community Medical Centers has stopped scheduling...
September 24, 2009 - 12:00am
September 23, 2009
ACMC halts scheduling of seasonal flu shots
Updated 4:30 p.m.
September 23, 2009 - 1:47pm
September 17, 2009
Providers say now is the time to get regular flu vaccine
WILLMAR -- It might still be several weeks before a vaccine for the H1N1 novel influenza virus arrives in Minnesota. But local health providers are urging people to take early steps to protect themselves by getting vaccinated now against regular seasonal flu. "That's a line of defense,"...
September 17, 2009 - 12:00am
Health Dept. officials say infuenza is widespread across Minn.
ST. PAUL -- More than 30 Minnesota schools report significant flu outbreaks, little more than a week after most districts began classes. The outbreak is spotty around the state, with some districts reporting few problems. The same is true for colleges. "Novel H1N1 has continued...
September 17, 2009 - 12:00am
September 16, 2009
Minnesota says flu outbreak is 'widespread'
ST. PAUL - More than 30 Minnesota schools report significant flu outbreaks, little more than a week after most districts began classes. The flu outbreak is spotty around the state, with some districts reporting few problems. The same is true for colleges. "Novel H1N1 has continued...
September 16, 2009 - 3:55pm
Flu cases surge in Minnesota
Officials at the Minnesota Department of Health are tracking what appears to be a significant increase in influenza-like illness across the state. Based on reports of increased influenza-like illness in schools and at sentinel reporting sites, flu activity in Minnesota is now classified...
September 16, 2009 - 3:29pm
June 12, 2009
State Health Department offers advice for preventing influenza
As the spread of the H1N1 novel influenza virus continues, the Minnesota Department of Health issued a list of recommendations Thursday to help reduce the likelihood of getting sick with flu: - Cover your nose and mouth with your sleeve when you cough or sneeze. - Clean your hands...
June 12, 2009 - 12:00am
June 10, 2009
Monitoring continues locally for H1N1 influenza virus
WILLMAR -- The number of H1N1 novel influenza cases confirmed in Minnesota has jumped to 124. Thirteen of these cases were reported in southwestern Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. "Clearly there has been activity.
June 10, 2009 - 12:00am
May 14, 2009
Swine flu confirmed in elementary student in Duluth
DULUTH - A confirmed case of the H1N1 virus, also called the swine flu, has been found in the Duluth school district, an official said today. District officials were informed by the Minnesota Department of Health this morning that a student attending Homecroft Elementary School has...
May 14, 2009 - 3:00pm