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    (MNN/St. Paul, MN) — There is a huge spike in flu cases in Minnesota as Christmas approaches. The state Health Department said there were 203 new outbreaks in Minnesota schools for the week ending December …

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    19 Dec 14
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    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials say two people died and two others became ill this fall after eating prepackaged caramel apples contaminated with the bacterium listeria. The Minnesota Departments of Health and Agriculture are …

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    19 Dec 14
  • Meeker Memorial Hospital

    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 …

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    17 Dec 14
  • Fire

    AUSTIN, Minn. (AP) — A barn fire in southern Minnesota has killed hundreds of hogs. The fire broke out Monday at a farm about 12 miles northwest of Austin. Freeborn County Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Glen …

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    17 Dec 14
  • MNsure

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s health insurance exchange is moving the deadline to get coverage for the New Year back five days to Dec. 20. MNsure officials said Monday they pushed back the deadline …

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    16 Dec 14
  • thin ice on river

    The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Department has issued a thin ice warning. Due to warm conditions since Friday, sheriff’s officials say they’ve seen a rapid decline in ice conditions on area lakes. KWLM reports one vehicle …

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    15 Dec 14
  • Police Pursuit

    Four people were arrested after a relatively short pursuit in Wright County yesterday (Thursday). Sheriff Hagerty reports that Wright County Sheriff’s deputies observed a stolen 1993 Cadillac Fleetwood sedan traveling eastbound on Co Rd 35 …

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    12 Dec 14
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    Police are looking for a suspect accused of absconding with a table full of Nike hoodies from a Hutchinson department store Monday evening. Police say the thief took about 20 of the garments, with an …

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    12 Dec 14