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MN authorizes vaccine for highly contagious, deadly rabbit disease

The disease was recently confirmed for the first time in Minnesota.

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HealthPartners lays out timeline for how unvaccinated workers will lose their jobs

The health care provider specified the consequences for not getting vaccinated in an email to staff on Tuesday.

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Highly contagious rabbit disease detected for first time in MN

Two indoor rabbits "died suddenly and inexplicably" from the disease earlier this month.

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Those who get COVID vaccine at MSP Airport could win $500 flight voucher

The state is partnering with Sun Country to offer the vaccine incentive amid the summer travel season.

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Minnesota STD rates decreased last year, but outbreaks concern officials

Overall, HIV and STD rates in Minnesota went down by 2% compared to 2019.

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STDs on the rise in Minnesota, with syphilis cases up 23%

Overalls STI cases increased by over 1,000 between 2018 and 2019, new MDH data show

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Walz launches 'homemade mask drive' to help congregate living facilities

He's calling on "crafters, sewers, and creatives" for help.

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A year on, family of MOA balcony boy say 'miracles happen'

The family of Landen made an update one year after he was thrown off a Mall of America balcony.

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How to shovel snow without getting hurt

Shoveling snow results in thousands of injuries every year.

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Health department reports first vaping-injury death in MN

The person who died suffered a serious lung injury.

Baby hit by softball returns home after 6+ weeks in hospital

The Iowa tot was severely injured last month, and had been treated at the Mayo Clinic.

Minneapolis, St. Paul are no longer the fittest cities in America

Last year it was the fittest metro, now it's settling for 2nd and 8th places.

Minnesota has one of highest depression diagnosis rates in the U.S., study says

We're ranked 4th nationally, but it's particularly high among women.

There was a huge rise in fentanyl deaths in MN last year

The worrying statistic was confirmed by the health department.

Minnesota's health department targeted by 'spoofers'

They mimicked the department's phone number to scam citizens.

Stearns County man is knocked unconscious by a steer

The 65 year old was knocked over when the steer hit a gate.

10 Minnesotans get E. coli from Romaine lettuce

The CDC advised Americans to steer clear of the lettuce last month.

Study highlights health challenges facing low-income Minnesotans

The obesity gap is going between the poor and wealthy Minnesotans.

Pet owners beware, there's dog flu in Minnesota

Four cases have been reported across the state.

Possible measles exposure at McDonald's, gas station in southeast MN

An alert has been issued for the Winona and Albert Lea areas.