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Dayton, GOP cut last-minute budget deal to set up special session Tuesday
UPDATE: At least 19 dead in blast at Ariana Grande concert in British arena
State senator's father dies, but she's at work keeping one-vote majority for GOP
Minnesota budget talks go on behind closed doors, as legislators plan to work past midnight deadline to get work done
Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence
Baseball: Wildcats split but clinch
Local Roundup: Litchfield tennis team heading back to state
True Team Track: Willmar boys repeat as Class AA champions
Curry hits 36 as Golden State advances to NBA finals
Richard Pitino's message to Minnesota: 'We can really take the next step'
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Lisa Rierson Axelson
Michel H. Hinrichsen
Michael Thomas Cullen
Richard G. Black
Minnesota Opinion: Taxing charitable donations is just wrong
Letter: Book doesn't belong in classroom
Letter: Reinvest in higher education
Thomas: Will America ever learn?
Mike McFeely: For Ailes, the goal was to turn back the clock
Minnesota Department of Health
April 1, 2017
Suicides: Rural rates on the rise
BEMIDJI, Minn. — Rural Americans killed themselves at a higher rate than their more urban counterparts, new research suggests. Suicide...
April 1, 2017 - 4:00pm
August 10, 2015
Youth didn’t die as a result of amoebic infection, CDC says
ST. PAUL — A teenager from Alexandria who contracted a fatal brain infection last month after swimming in Lake Minnewaska did not have amoebic meningoencephalitis, the Minnesota Department of Health said Monday. Laboratory testing by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
August 10, 2015 - 11:00pm
July 13, 2015
Rice Memorial Hospital earns stroke-ready designation
WILLMAR — Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar joins 83 Minnesota hospitals recognized for their preparedness to evaluate, stabilize and provide emergency treatment to patients with acute stroke symptoms. In 2013, the Minnesota Legislature authorized the Minnesota Department of Health...
July 13, 2015 - 10:33pm
July 9, 2015
Lakes are safe despite recent infections, officials say
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Throughout the summer, many people will make the trek to one of the region's many lakes. But with an infection contracted in a lake being blamed for the death of an Alexandria, Minn., boy, many may hesitate before packing up and heading out this weekend. However,...
July 9, 2015 - 11:58pm
July 7, 2015
Child may have waterborne infection
WILLMAR — The Minnesota Department of Health said Tuesday that it is investigating a suspected case of primary amebic meningoencephalitis in a critically ill child. Health officials said the child apparently became sick after swimming at Lake Minnewaska in Pope County. Primary...
July 7, 2015 - 10:41pm
February 25, 2015
State issues annual report on ‘never’ events at Minnesota hospitals
WILLMAR — After a patient died last year as the result of a fall, Appleton Area Health Services examined the event and all the circumstances surrounding it. The hospital began implementing several changes. Bedside reporting and whiteboards are being introduced to give more opportunities...
February 25, 2015 - 11:31pm
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...
February 20, 2015 - 11:37pm
December 22, 2014
Norovirus strikes Minnesota
Norovirus has been hitting Minnesota hard this winter, with about 40 outbreaks reported to the Minnesota Department of Health since the beginning of November. The outbreaks have occurred in a variety of settings, such as restaurants, schools, nursing homes and private gatherings,...
December 22, 2014 - 10:27pm
November 5, 2014
State health officials monitor travelers for Ebola
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Health is monitoring 48 travelers who recently arrived in Minnesota from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea as part of the state’s precautionary traveler monitoring program announced last week. The department is trying to contact another 12...
November 5, 2014 - 11:46pm
January 24, 2014
Minnesota reports 15 deaths from hospital errors
ST. PAUL -- Fifteen patients died because of errors in Minnesota hospitals last year, according to an annual report from the Minnesota Department of Health. The “adverse health events” report, released Thursday, noted an overall decrease in the number of incidents reported...
January 24, 2014 - 8:40am
August 30, 2013
Minnesota suicide rate edges upward
ST. PAUL (AP) — Minnesota's suicide rate has hit the highest point in a decade, health officials said Friday. Suicides jumped 13 percent in 2011, to 684. That equaled a rate of 12.4 per 100,000 residents and was the highest since the early 1990s, the Minnesota Department...
August 30, 2013 - 3:06pm