An outbreak infected a dozen cow herds in northwestern Minnesota several years ago. It was just this year that state officials announced the disease had been eradicated from the state.
Las Vegas man identified as victim killed near 38th and Chicago
The 25-year-old died at the scene Sunday afternoon.
Man indicted for armed robberies of 3 St. Paul grocery stores
The 38-year-old is facing federal charges.
Bridge damage closes westbound Hwy. 62 between Richfield, Edina
The Minnesota Department of Transportation said bridge maintenance work is in progress.
Charges: Drunk driver killed former chair of Hibbing Chamber of Commerce
Michael Miller's blood-alcohol content was nearly three times the legal limit at the time of the crash.
Gallery: Stillwater estate turned into private oasis hits market for first time
The sprawling estate is minutes from downtown Stillwater.
Woman charged with attempted murder in shooting outside Target
The victim is in critical condition.
WalletHub's 'Best States to Live' ranking has Minnesota in top 10
Minnesota finished one place above Wisconsin.
Charges: Man attacked Mystic Lake security with 2x4
A chaotic scene unfolded after the man approached the bell stand late Friday.
SWAT presence in Eagan neighborhood Tuesday morning
There's a developing story out of Eagan.
Cattle ranchers celebrate open markets following struggle against tuberculosis
Gov. Dayton has proclaimed it TB-free day and, though the federal government has already granted that status to Minnesota, the state's cattle ranchers are celebrating the announcement all the same. One cow was found with tuberculosis six years ago, forcing federal authorities to restrict cattle exports from Minnesota. Fifty-eight herds were destroyed and 800,000 animals were tested.
Hormel Foods worker treated for tuberculosis
Workers at the Hormel Foods plant in Austin are being screened for tuberculosis after one employee there was identified with the contagious disease, KAAL TV reports. Tuberculosis is a health issue for the workers at the plant, but not a threat to food safety, the station reports.
Northern Minnesota, Wisconsin among highest risk areas for Lyme disease
Parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin have among the highest rates of deer ticks carrying the bacteria that causes the debilitating Lyme disease infections. The revelation comes from the first study that looks at the number of disease carrying ticks rather than the number of people infected with the disease.
USDA closing 259 offices, including one in Minneapolis
Some people are worried about the future of food safety after news that the federal Agriculture Department is shuttering 259 of its offices nationwide. Ag chief Tom Vilsack says it's part of a plan to save the agency $150 million a year. A food safety inspector in Minneapolis, Andrew Lorenz, tells the AP "they wiped out the entire Midwest." His office handles all federal inspections of meat, poultry and egg products in Minnesota, the Dakotas and other states.
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