Flu season a mild one so far

The number of Minnesotans hospitalized by the flu this season is less than half what it was a year ago. Even so, three people have died from the flu and health officials warn the virus could still pick up before springtime.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

The number of Minnesotans hospitalized by the flu this season is less than half what it was a year ago. Even so, three people have died from the flu and health officials warn the virus could still pick up before springtime.

Next Up

dnr trout stocking helicopter

DNR uses a helicopter to more efficiently stock lakes with trout

In the past, the DNR used airplanes to stock remote lakes with fish, but the survival rate of the fish was only 85%.

steve simon zoom call

Secretary of State explains plans for segregated absentee ballots

Election officials are reminding voters that it's too late to mail in your absentee ballots.

Halloween, trick-or-treating

Osterholm on safe trick-or-treating: 'I would say go ahead with it'

The infectious disease expert's opinion doesn't align with the CDC's guidance.

drop and go ballot plymouth

It's too late to mail your ballot, but you can still vote. Here's how.

Voters can drop off their absentee ballot, vote early in-person or head to the polls on Election Day.

2019-12-11 f1rst Wrestling Hanukka Havok-Darin Kamnetz-154

Dusting itself off after virus blow, F1rst Wrestling returns to the ring this Sunday

Minnesota's premier independent wrestling company was on top of the world before the virus hit.

1024px-McD-McRib

McDonald's is bringing the McRib back in December

It hasn't appeared on menus for eight years.

Apple Valley High School

2 more Twin Cities districts moving to distance learning for grades 6-12

The decision was announced as infection rates in Dakota County rise.

covid-19 testing site sign

Here are the 4 free COVID-19 testing sites in MN for the week of Nov. 2

People don't need to have symptoms or insurance to get tested for free.

minnesota zoo

Minnesota Zoo launches activities to get people embracing nature

The zoo is hosting a pumpkin scavenger hunt and a "Do the Zoo, Not Zoom Day."

Related

Just 1 radio-collared research bear shot so far this season

The DNR says just one bear has been shot and killed since the bear season opened this month. They say there's usually four killed in a normal year.

State officials expect 2 new flu strains in coming flu season

Officials with the Minnesota Department of Health are expecting more cases of flu than seen in the last two years because of two new strains that are expected to hit the state. Vaccinations are already available to fight the new strains, but it won't protect people from a third flu threat: a variation of swine flu that is transmitted through direct contact with infected pigs.

New flu strain found in Minnesota child

The CDC reports a child in Minnesota caught a flu strain known as H1N2. The virus is found in swine and this case is only the second known infection in the United States. The child has recovered, and the CDC says there's no evidence the virus has spread to other humans.

State health department confirms first 2 flu cases of season

The Minnesota Department of Health says a 12-year-old from Hennepin County and a 25-year-old woman from Olmstead County are the first two confirmed cases of 2012-2013 flu season.