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Plane catches fire at Minnesota airport; people on board escape
Three arrested in drug search in Little Falls
A model for others? The history is personal at the In Their Own Words Museum in Perham
Enterovirus D68 is probably here
Lakers fourth at Panther swimming invitational
Tennis: Lakers fifth at Mid-State tourney
UND sticking with Mollberg
Lakers, Hornets split matches at Hawley volleyball tournament
Jerry Fox member of ‘53 undefeated Lakers
The Lost Italian: Now’s the time to give Brussels sprouts a try
Social Security: About half of SSA applications online
Bennett Joseph Witzke
Sharing the dream: 400-square-foot treehouse near Wadena becomes hot spot for vacation rentals
Friends & Neighbors
Nurse practictioner added at Essentia DL
Minnesota gas prices at Sept. standstill
Red Cross launches new blood donor app
Creative services pro joins DL Newspapers
Old Country Kitchen manager back in DL
Fire & Ice Fundraiser set for Sept. 27
Alley Fair is set Sept. 20 in downtown Fargo
The Beach Boys coming to Bemidji’s Sanford Center
Give peace a chance at the Detroit Lakes Library
Martina McBride at Shooting Star Friday
Palestine vs. Israel: Options to replace jihad terrorism
Rep. Peterson: NRCC TV ad is misleading
Letter: Clean Water proposal aims to help farmers
When are we going to take Ebola seriously?
Lynn Hummel: Hanging your laundry on the line
Fall Color Tour is set for Oct. 2; will visit Detroit Mountain
Brad Laabs: As weather goes, so goes September fishing
Blane Klemek: Kingfisher, osprey, pelican; To be a bird for a day
DNR land sale in October
Zebra mussels found in Cass Lake
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
October 21, 2009
State opens hotline for those with flu symptoms
A new phone-based service is now available for Minnesotans who think they may have the flu. Beginning today, people with possible flu symptoms can call the Minnesota FluLine (MN FluLine) at 1-866-259-4655 for information and treatment options. Professionals will be available 24...
October 21, 2009 - 2:02pm
H1N1 hits, vaccine in short supply
The first shipment of H1N1 flu vaccine to Becker County recently arrived without warning, and it was disappointing. "We have a lot of sick people and not a lot of vaccine," said Becker County Community Health Supervisor Ronda Stock.
October 21, 2009 - 11:22am
1,700 H1N1 vaccine doses freeze en route to North Dakota
FARGO -- North Dakota health officials are investigating how 1,700 doses of H1N1 vaccine froze while they were shipped to locations statewide last week, rendering them ineffective. The state Health Department notified health providers of the problem on Monday and recommended that...
October 21, 2009 - 8:18am
October 20, 2009
Fargo-Moorhead area steps up efforts to fight flu
FARGO -- A rising number of flu cases has forced local hospitals, schools and day cares into a battle against the virus. Last week, health...
October 20, 2009 - 8:21am
October 14, 2009
Warren school district cancels classes due to flu
With nearly half the high school students home sick with the flu Tuesday in Warren, Superintendent Bryan Thygeson Made the call: no school today. "We had 47 percent of our student body at the high school absent today," said Thygeson, head of the Warren-Alvarado-Oslo district. "We've...
October 14, 2009 - 8:44am
October 2, 2009
First shipment of swine flu vaccine targeted for healthcare workers
Minnesota and North Dakota's first shipments of H1N1 influenza vaccine, due next week, will be targeted toward health providers on the front lines in treating flu victims. In North Dakota, state health officials also said Thursday that they expect the next batch of H1N1 vaccine...
October 2, 2009 - 1:46pm
October 1, 2009
First supply of H1N1 vaccine will go to Minnesota health care and emergency medical workers
Minnesota will soon receive its first supply of vaccine for the novel H1N1 influenza virus, according to an announcement today from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The state will receive 28,000 doses of a weakened live virus vaccine in the form of a nasal spray....
October 1, 2009 - 4:50pm
September 25, 2009
Area schools deal with flu abundance
Area school districts are dealing with sick kids, but not to the extent of Detroit Lakes Public School when over 8-10 students stayed home and another 18 left school early Monday. Frazee-Vergas and Lake Park-Audubon haven't reached the threshold to notify the state Department of...
September 25, 2009 - 5:11pm
H1N1 flu scare hits pork industry hard
GRAND FORKS -- Even if nobody gets sick with H1N1 flu at Jim Gibbens' Hexagon Farms near Cando, N.D., the virus already has taken a serious...
September 25, 2009 - 9:47am
September 23, 2009
Health Department: Be persistent in getting flu shots
Minnesotans seeking seasonal flu shots who find their health care provider is temporarily out of vaccine should not be discouraged, state health officials say, but should keep checking with their provider to see when more will be available. Adequate supplies of seasonal flu vaccine...
September 23, 2009 - 11:52am
You've got regular flu, not H1N1 -- feel better?
While symptoms and treatments are similar, cases being seen at the St. Mary's Innovis Health Center are the seasonal flu, not H1N1 flu. "Symptoms are the same, and historically, they have affected the elderly," Jackie McKenzie, RN, infection prevention specialist, said of seasonal...
September 23, 2009 - 11:50am
Sick kids plague Detroit Lakes schools
It's early in the school year, but illness is already taking a toll in Detroit Lakes schools. "We had a run yesterday on kids leaving," Detroit Lakes Superintendent Doug Froke said Tuesday. The day started with 8-10 kids staying home sick, but another 14 went home sick within...
September 23, 2009 - 11:47am
September 17, 2009
State health officials: flu now 'widespread' across state
ST. PAUL - More than 30 Minnesota schools report significant flu outbreaks, little more than a week after most districts began classes. The flu outbreak is spotty around the state, with some districts reporting few problems. The same is true for colleges. "Novel H1N1 has continued...
September 17, 2009 - 8:35am
September 4, 2009
Flu sends 120 4-H'ers home from fair; Lake Park-Audubon student tests positive
The magic ended five days early for Liberty BayBridge and about 120 of her fellow 4-H'ers. A performer in a 4-H arts troupe putting on a show...
September 4, 2009 - 4:55pm
1 Lake Park-Audubon student tests positive for H1N1 flu; 2 other students develop symptoms
One Lake Park-Audubon student has tested positive for the H1N1 influenza virus and two more LP-A students have developed symptoms associated with H1N1 flu, the LP-A district said on its Web site. The three were part of a 4-H group that attended the Minnesota State Fair from Aug....
September 4, 2009 - 11:03am