The Minnesota Department of Health is encouraged by new numbers from federal officials regarding early childhood vaccinations. Data from 2011 in a new survey released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that an estimated 96 percent of Minnesota children ages 19 to 35 months were vaccinated for measles, mumps and rubella through last year, which the state says is better than the national average.
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.
Poll: Public supports Bachmann's position on HPV vaccine
The survey from The Atlantic reveals more than half of voters oppose the policy lead by Gov. Rick Perry that made the injections mandatory. Despite that approval, many don't agree with the Republican Congresswoman on her suggestion that the vaccine causes mental retardation.
State Fair health booth will focus on vaccinations
The Minnesota Department of Health is making a point after recent measles outbreaks.
Dept. of Public Safety reacts to spike in motorcycle deaths
The number of motorcycle deaths so far this year has already exceeded the death total from last year and has Minnesota Department of Public Safety calling for more awareness and training. The most recent fatality happened when a motorcyclist rear-ended a tractor north of Sauk Rapids Wednesday night.
North Dakota, Minnesota rank in top 5 states for entrepreneurs, study says
A University of Nebraska study puts North Dakota and Minnesota in the top five states that encourage the development of business entrepreneurs. The study, conducted by the university's bureau of business research, reflects states' entrepreneurship environments, growth in business formation and technical innovation.
Minnesota group reaches goal to help famine-stricken Horn of Africa
Feed My Starving Children set a goal of sending five million meals to the famine-stricken Horn of Africa. This week, KARE 11 reports they've reached that goal and doubled it.
Trend in parents skipping children's vaccines has health officials worrying about outbreak
The Associated Press says more skeptical parents are opting out of vaccinating their children, and health officials worry that could lead to a resurgence in illnesses they once considered defeated. The AP report says Minnesota has the third highest exemption rate in the country, with 6.5 percent of parents opting out.
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