Minnesota Department of Health

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MDH: 40% of homes in Minnesota have dangerous levels of radioactive gas

It's important to test your home for radon, especially now when so many people are spending more time at home due to COVID-19, health officials say.

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Gov. Walz will provide COVID-19 update at Monday press conference

He'll talk about the state's response to the pandemic.

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MDH finds 'troubling' trend in how many sugary drinks students are consuming

Nearly half of students have a sugary drink a day. Health officials recommend limiting it to one per week or fewer.

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Gov. Tim Walz to address Minnesotans about COVID-19 on Friday

The number of COVID-19 cases at long-term care facilities have been increasing after outbreaks at the facilities slowed 'significantly' over the summer.

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Drug overdose deaths up 31% in the first half of 2020

Overdose deaths started to increase sharply in March, which coincides with the state-ordered lockdown for the COVID-19 pandemic.

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MDH changes advice, says Minnesotans should skip Thanksgiving gatherings

"As tempting as it is to stick with our cherished traditions this year, we really need people to reconsider and frankly not gather with other households."

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MN health officials will text COVID-19 positive cases, close contacts

The hope is that if they get a text first then more people will answer their phone when the health department calls.

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Here are the 4 free COVID-19 testing sites in MN for the week of Nov. 8

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

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MDH: 1/3 of people with COVID-19 refusing to help contact tracers

The estimate was provided Monday by a member of the state health department.

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COVID-19: Minnesota planning rapid testing for young adults

Health officials are in the planning stages of launching a rapid testing option for 18 to 35 year olds.

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With the help of HVAC, Circus Juventas will host its first holiday shows

After months of canceled classes and shows, Circus Juventas is hosting its first ever holiday show, with safety precautions.

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Here are the 5 free COVID-19 testing sites in MN for the week of Oct. 26

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

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

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

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22 bars, restaurants added to list of those linked to COVID-19 outbreaks

The Minnesota Department of Health has recorded 51 bars and restaurants tied to coronavirus outbreaks.

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Here are the 6 free COVID-19 testing sites in MN for the week of Oct. 12

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

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Here are the 6 latest locations for free COVID-19 testing in Minnesota next week

MDH is conducting the testing amid increased community spread in Minnesota.

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Increasing clusters of COVID-19 traced to workplaces, social settings

As of Monday, 1,063 of the state's 2,158 ICU beds were occupied.

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MDH stops publicizing current total COVID-19 hospitalizations

Total hospital capacity remains public, but how many COVID-19 patients are hospitalized is not.

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MDH: Nearly 1,500 COVID-19 cases linked to sports since June

The sport linked to the most confirmed or likely outbreaks is basketball.

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After state warning, cafe chooses to close rather than follow COVID-19 rules

The shop said it doesn't 'buy into' the 'hype' about the virus.

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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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MDH to ramp up enforcement of bars violating COVID-19 protocols

The state received over a hundred complaints this week.