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Effectiveness Of Whooping Cough Vaccine Is Studied

Scientists and public health officials are studying a Vermont whooping cough epidemic to determine if the current vaccine is less effective against a new strain sweeping the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Vermont Health Department are examining the records of 854 people, ages 4 to 19, who likely contracted whooping cough from late 2011 to early 2013.

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Minnesota Company Seeks To Tame Goose Population

A man who helped bring Canada geese back from the brink of extinction is now trying to tame their population. Tom Keefe spent the late 1970s on a North Dakota farm, working with a captive flock as part of breeding and transplanting efforts that were a huge success.

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UPDATE: Authorities ID Woman Killed near Lake Minnetonka

A driver is under arrest after police say he struck and killed a 57-year-old woman walking near Lake Minnetonka west of Minneapolis.

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Authorities Investigate Baby Death in Butterfield

Watonwan County authorities say they're investigating the death of a newborn and that a 14-year-old girl has been hospitalized.

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Man Stabbed, Injured at Elbow Lake Campground

Authorities say a man was stabbed multiple times at a campground near Elbow Lake and was taken to the hospital for his injuries.

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Dozens of Oil Trains Pass Through Minnesota Weekly

Railroad documents released by the state Department of Public Safety show about 50 trains carrying crude oil from North Dakota are passing through Minnesota each week.

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Defendant in Mankato Synthetic Drug Deaths on Lam

A Mankato man facing murder charges in the deaths of two people who ingested synthetic drugs has skipped his latest court hearing and is wanted by police.

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Wanted: Manufacturers For New Medical Pot Program

After a long push to legalize medical marijuana, Minnesota's work has begun to put the medicine into patients' hands.

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Bachmann Heads to Mexico Border for Look at Crisis

Minnesota Republican Michele Bachmann is spending the weekend along the U.S.-Mexico border to get a firsthand look at an immigration crisis involving Central American youth.

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Minnesota Suspects Arrested After Facebook ‘Likes’

Minnesota police say two home burglary suspects are in custody after they "liked" a photo of an accomplice on Facebook.

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