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City prepares to collect yellow bikes next week
Jacob Wetterling is remembered by family and Minnesota
Ford-Carter debate flashback: When the candidates went silent for 27 minutes
Police capture gunman who shot and killed five at Washington state mall
Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Leader of 'Arnie's Army' dies
Panthers get the sack, Vikings take the win
NLS turns back Crusaders
Prep Football: Minneota edges 'Jacks in OT
Roundup: Ridgewater recovers from deficit to head off national champs
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
Simplified French onion soup recipe perfect for home cooks
Likely world record elk shot by Montana archer
As baby leaves go gender-neutral, dads get time off
Choosing stronger sunscreen would reduce women's melanoma risk
Organic oats make these Monster Cookies scary good
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Lyla M. Porter
Charles "Chuck" Theodore Erickson
Don E. Miller
Thomas: Just more terror, more denials
Harrop: Could Britain Become the Fourth Amigo?
Deepen Charleston's port, and the big ships will come
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Commentary: Table is set for special session
June 5, 2013
U of M experts researching newly arrived swine virus
ST. PAUL, Minn. - University of Minnesota experts are working to prevent the further spread of a swine virus that was first confirmed in the United States last month. Dr. Montserrat Torremorell (MONT'-ser-rat TOR'-reh-mor-el) says it's not clear how the porcine epidemic diarrhea...
June 5, 2013 - 5:00am
September 13, 2012
Two new cases of H3N2v flu strain reported in Minnesota
Two new possible cases of variant H3N2 influenza cases have been reported to the Minnesota Department of Health, state health officials said Thursday. The new cases occurred in a school-aged girl from the Twin Cities area and a preschool-aged boy from greater Minnesota. Neither child...
September 13, 2012 - 3:08pm
August 31, 2012
3 new cases of influenza linked to swine exposure at Minn. State Fair
Three people are believed to have developed a strain of influenza known as variant H1N2 (H1N2v) after exhibiting pigs or spending time in the swine barn at the Minnesota State Fair, the Minnesota Department of Health said Friday afternoon. One of the three cases has been confirmed...
August 31, 2012 - 4:52pm
January 12, 2010
Minn. health commissioner to get flu shot
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota's health commissioner is rolling up her sleeve to get a swine flu shot -- and is encouraging other Minnesotans to do the same. Dr. Sanne Magnan is scheduled to be vaccinated against H1N1 influenza toda at the Ramsey County Public Health Center in...
January 12, 2010 - 9:00am
November 25, 2009
Priority groups expanded for H1N1 shot
WILLMAR -- Vaccine availability for H1N1 novel influenza is being expanded to all health priority groups, the Minnesota Department of Health announced Tuesday. The supply is still trickling in and it will take time to get the vaccine distributed to health providers and public health...
November 25, 2009 - 12:00am
October 22, 2009
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 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
October 13, 2009
Break may assist local kids out of school due to the flu
WILLMAR -- Three days off from school later this week may help slow down the spread of flu-like illnesses in schools, Willmar Superintendent Jerry Kjergaard said Monday. Kjergaard presented a pandemic flu plan to the Willmar School Board at its Monday meeting. Kjerga-ard said children...
October 13, 2009 - 12:00am
October 9, 2009
Editorial: Make flu vaccine decisions informed
Schools started last month across West Central Minnesota and the flu has re-emerged throughout many schools and communities. Local, state and federal health authorities are working hard in preparation to battle the emerging flu threat on all fronts. Health and Human Services Secretary...
October 9, 2009 - 12:00am
September 26, 2009
CDC recommends relaxing rules of sick leave during flu outbreak
WILLMAR -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending employers relax their requirement for a doctor's note to validate illness...
September 26, 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 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