Health officials have confirmed three cases of a diarrheal disease, suspect six others and say there are likely many more that will go unreported in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The News Tribune reports the Edgewater Resort and Water Park closed voluntarily and super-chlorinated all of its water facilities, a process that health officials say will eradicate any threat.
18-year-old from Zumbrota dies in Goodhue County crash
The crash happened in rural Goodhue County around 8:45 a.m. Wednesday.
3 Minneapolis beaches closed due to E. coli contamination
No illnesses have been reported, according to the MPRB.
'Hockeyland' documentary debuting in Minnesota movie theaters
The documentary has received great reviews at numerous film festivals.
Former Minnesota Olympic runner accused of driving drunk in Eden Prairie crash
Police said the man's blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit.
Woman fighting for her life after shooting in Minneapolis
The woman was shot only about a half-hour after a 14-year-old suffered critical injuries in an apparent accidental discharge.
Two students face discipline over racist messages at Prior Lake High School
Families and students were largely uncooperative with the investigation.
Cause of Hopkins house explosion that killed couple revealed
Sharon and Herb Vassar were killed in the explosion. Herb built the home back in 1962.
Charges: Minnesota camp counselor fired arrows at kids, injuring boy
An 8-year-old boy was shot in the arm with an arrow.
Two Harbors votes overwhelmingly to recall Mayor Chris Swanson
The mayor had been scrutinized for several things leading up to the vote Tuesday.
Suspected gunman at large after homicide near Albert Lea
The 32-year-old suspect was last seen in a 2004 white Ford F-150 with Minnesota license number EUZ-057.
More cases linked to outbreak at Duluth water park
Health officials confirmed 16 cases of cryptosporidiosis and are following reports of 62 others after an outbreak at Edgewater Resort and Water Park. "Crypto" is a parasite that spreads from human feces in water. After learning about the outbreak, Edgewater closed and treated facilities with super-chlorinated water, which kills the parasite.
Even more 'crypto' cases linked to Duluth water park
Health officials have now counted a hundred confirmed or suspected cases of cryptosporidiosis linked to Edgewater Resort and Water Park. The diarrheal illness is caused by a parasite that spreads through human feces in water. Edgewater closed the park and treated facilities with super-chlorinated water, which experts say destroys the bug.
Duluth water park buys new equipment to prevent more disease
The Edgewater Resort and Water Park is spending $100,000 on purification equipment, after the health department linked the park to several cases of a disease carried by a chlorine-resistant parasite. The new equipment will use ultraviolet light to kill microbes.
Bacteria prompts advisory at four beaches in Duluth, closes Lake Elmo pond
Health officials are urging beach goers not to go into the water at four Duluth beaches that have tested positive for elevated E. coli bacteria. The Northland NewsCenter has the list of contaminated beaches.
Whooping cough outbreak closes school east of Duluth
A Wisconsin school has called off classes after a third of its students contracted the highly contagious bacteria. The building will be sanitized. The Duluth News Tribune says staff and faculty have been largely unaffected. A health official in the area says some of the teens in the school district who got the infection never received a recommended booster shot.
Dozens sick after eating at Duluth ballroom; health department investigating
The Duluth News Tribune says health officials are investigating after dozens of people who attended events at Greysolon Ballroom became ill. Hundreds of people attended the events, and officials suspect there may be more illnesses.
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