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  • Whooping cough cases on the rise in Minnesota

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota health officials say the state is dealing with a rising number of whooping cough cases this year. The Department of Health says in the first five months of 2012, …

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    17 May 12
  • Tentative agreement for 8 Twin Cities hospitals

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Workers at eight Twin Cities hospitals have reached a tentative agreement on a new labor contract. The union represents 3,500 nursing assistants, technicians and support staff. Its negotiators met with hospital representatives …

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    17 May 12
  • Medtronic says bone graft investigation is over

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Medical device maker Medtronic Inc. said Wednesday that federal prosecutors have closed their investigation of the company’s InFuse bone graft. The world’s largest medical device company was being investigated by the U.S. …

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    17 May 12
  • Delta says frequent fliers saw different fares

    By JOSHUA FREED AP Airline Writers MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Delta Air Lines may have charged some frequent fliers higher fares than other customers for almost three weeks because of a computer glitch. Delta acknowledged on …

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    17 May 12
  • Crews pull woman’s body from southern Minn. river

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) – Divers have recovered the body of a 21-year-old Mankato woman who disappeared while tubing on a southern Minnesota river. Blue Earth County Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Maurer says divers located the …

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    16 May 12
  • Workers OK strike at 8 Twin Cities hospitals

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Workers have authorized a temporary strike at eight Twin Cities hospitals. Ninety-one percent of union members voting favored authorizing a two- to five-day strike. The union represents 3,500 nursing assistants, technicians and …

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    16 May 12
  • Mayo employee sentenced for stealing patient info

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A former Mayo Clinic employee will serve three years of probation for stealing patient information from the health care organization. A federal judge Tuesday also ordered Autumn Wright to serve 300 hours …

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    16 May 12
  • Clay Co. woman convicted of setting fires

    MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) – A Clay County woman who blamed her ex-lover for setting a series of fires at her farm has been convicted of arson. Tara Andvik sobbed quietly as the guilty verdicts on …

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    16 May 12