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MN health officials warn of potential for measles outbreak amid rise in cases

A recent case among a child with no travel history is prompting heightened concern.

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Appeals court rules in favor of MDH regarding COVID-19 bar shutdowns

The two central Minnesota locations claimed the health department "didn't have the authority."

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MDH backs new mental health hospital in St. Paul, but has concerns

The facility would be located at the former Bethesda Hospital site, near the Minnesota Capitol building.

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Minnesota surpasses 100 confirmed cases of monkeypox

No pediatric infections have been found in Minnesota.

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Study: Excessive drinking cost Minnesotans almost $8 billion in 2019

The study was published by the Minnesota Department of Health Thursday.

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Minnesota reaches 58 confirmed cases of monkeypox

Around 9,500 cases have been confirmed nationwide.

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Minnesota's monkeypox vaccine supply to increase in 4-6 weeks

The median age of those infected with monkeypox in Minnesota is 37.

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Minneapolis clinic vaccinates over 200 patients who reported monkeypox exposure

Vaccinations given after monkeypox exposure can prevent the onset of the virus.

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What we know about monkeypox testing and vaccinations in Minnesota

While vaccines are limited, they are being administered here in Minnesota.

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What we know about Minnesota’s confirmed monkeypox cases

There's over 1,800 confirmed cases nationwide.

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Minnesota up to 12 confirmed cases of monkeypox

Mayo Clinic Laboratories is now testing for the virus.

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Minnesota saw record overdose deaths last year, driven by fentanyl

The state recorded 1,286 overdose deaths in 2021.

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Minnesota reports 'concerning level' of syphilis cases

The Minnesota Department of Health says most of the cases are being discovered in the northern part of the state.

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First case of monkeypox confirmed in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Health says the risk to the public is "considered low" at this time.

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State takes over operations at troubled Pine Island nursing home

Regulators say unpaid bills are threatening critical services for residents.

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New dashboard tracks drinking water quality in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Health announced a new online dashboard to keep track of PFAS.

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More details released about MN hepatitis A case linked to strawberries

One person in Minnesota became ill from eating strawberries purchased from a local Twin Cities market.

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MDH officials advise parents to watch for signs of rare hepatitis in children

It's investigating three cases in Minnesota of children under the age of 3 with liver inflammation.

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Report: Most MN mothers take unpaid leave to care for newborns

New study highlights disparities in access to paid family leave.

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One of Minnesota's key COVID-19 leaders is retiring

Kris Ehresmann has given more than 30 years of her life to public health in Minnesota.

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Child from Twin Cities, school staff member die from COVID

Both deaths were reported by the Minnesota Department of Health Thursday.