A new scientific study finds that lyme disease has increased the fastest in places -- like Minnesota -- where red fox numbers are shrinking. The ticks that carry the disease often live on mice, chipmunks, or other small mammals that are prey for foxes. The spread of coyotes has fox numbers dwindling in many areas.
Series of explosions at manufacturing plant injures 6 in Wisconsin
The blast rocked the Wisconsin town just before 7:45 a.m.
MN researcher part of team behind 'revolutionary' discovery of ancient tooth in Laos
The molar found in a remote cave is believed to have belonged to a Denisovan girl who lived 164,000-130,000 years ago.
Gallery: Minneapolis penthouse comes with private elevator and 24-foot ceilings
The custom-designed home is on the market for $500K
Charges: Sting catches MN principal trying to hire child prostitute
Authorities alleged Mohamed Selim attempted to meet a 15-year-old girl for sex on Tuesday.
Nominate a 'local hero' to get a dozen Cub donuts from Salvation Army
The organization is looking for 1,000 volunteers to help with the effort in the metro.
Duck smashes through chopper window and hits State Patrol pilot
Two pilots were on the aircraft at the time, with one of them sustaining a head injury.
Charges: Minnetonka Nordstrom employee stole $500,000 in merchandise
Store employees used a covert camera to investigate disappearing merchandise.
Woman drives into wet concrete, gets stuck in attempt to flee police
The 53-year-old woman drove into wet concrete trying to flee police on Monday.
Family of late Rep. Hagedorn sues widow Carnahan over unpaid medical expenses
The lawsuits allege that Carnahan has yet to reimburse Hagedorn's family for medical expenses despite promising to do so.
Hail and tornadoes possible Thursday in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin
Storms are expected to fire along a warm front draped across southern Minnesota.
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.
U of M researchers look to stop it spreading corn disease
A recent surge of Goss's leaf blight has been wilting corn across the Midwest -- prompting researchers to try to find a treatment. The bacterial disease was first found in Minnesota in 2009. Last year there were 40 infected fields.
Feds: Fewer Minn. clinics got drugs tied to meningitis outbreak than reported
The number of Minnesota clinics that received drugs from a Massachusetts pharmacy tied to the recent fungal meningitis outbreak is fewer than initially reported. The number of the clinics has been adjusted downward from 129 to 111.
Mayo Clinic researchers getting closer to predicting Alzheimer's
Researchers working with mice have identified biological red flags that show who's more prone to developing the brain disease. The Minnesota Alzheimer's Association is hopeful but cautions "People aren't mice."
Disease-carrying ticks moving deeper into Northland
Experts tell the Duluth News-Tribune it used to be rare to catch a tick-borne illness such as Lyme disease north of Duluth, “but now it’s a fairly routine thing.” The Associated Press takes a look at a new map showing Lyme disease risk areas, and a video from Howcast can help you recognize the symptoms of Lyme disease, which, if caught early, often doesn't turn into a debilitating illness.
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