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Minnesota Health Officials Report Flu Surge

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Minnesota health officials are reporting a surge in flu outbreaks at schools and long-term care facilities.
    
Through the end of last week, 203 new schools reported outbreaks, compared with 19 the previous week. That raised the number of Minnesota schools reporting outbreaks this season to 271.
    

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Minn. Supreme Court Rules Against Insurance Company in Key Storm Damage Dispute

A small Eagan condo association took a Fortune 500 insurance company all the way to the Minnesota Supreme Court -- and won. And the ruling could impact every Minnesotan with a homeowners insurance policy.

It started with a hail storm in October 2010. All 20 Cedar Bluff townhomes sustained some siding damage.

Minn. Teen Drivers Brace for Stricter Driver's Education Standards

Starting Jan. 1, rules for teens trying to get a driver's license in Minnesota are changing. 

On Thursday, state officials explained the reasons for the change.

Mendota Heights School to Close Early Because of Flu

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A private school in Mendota Heights is starting its Christmas break early while it deal with a flu outbreak.

Visitation School and Convent originally planned to have school Thursday and Friday. It will close those days. The school Wednesday had said students who displayed influenza-like symptoms would have to stay home for at least five days.

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22 Minn. Schools Named 'Celebration Schools' for Student Achievement

Twenty-two schools across Minnesota are being recognized for their efforts to increase student achievement.

Group Concerned About Bee Population Calls for Stop to Use of Some Pesticides

Minnesotans concerned about declining bee populations are on a mission to stop the use of some pesticides in the state.

A group in support of pollinators gifted the Minnesota Department of Agriculture on Tuesday with a basket of food and honey to thank them for the work they've done to increase bee habitats.

Defense Team of Accused Mendota Heights Cop Killer Submits Pretrial Requests

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The man accused of killing Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick was in court Tuesday for a pretrial hearing.

Thirty-nine-year-old Brian Fitch Sr. is accused of fatally shooting Patrick on July 30 during a traffic stop in West St. Paul. He's also accused of firing at officers who tracked him down in St. Paul later that day.