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Minnesota State Fair E. coli Outbreak Sickens 11, 1 with HUS

An E. coli outbreak at the Minnesota State Fair sickened 11 people who visited the Miracle of Birth exhibit. Six people were so sick they required hospitalization, one of them developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a potentially fatal form of…

Gold Medal Flour E. coli Recall
Gold Medal Unbleached Flour Recalled for Potential E. coli, Again

Three years after being linked to an E. coli outbreak, Gold Medal flour is being recalled for potential E. coli contamination. General Mills issued the Gold Medal flour recall after E. coli O26 was discovered during a sampling process. The…

Fire Truck and Ambulance Emergency Response
LEAP Inc. Propane Explosion Leaves 1 Dead, 6 Injured in Farmington, ME

One person is dead and six others are injured after a propane explosion at the Farmington, ME headquarters of LEAP Inc., a nonprofit organization for people with cognitive disabilities. The blast occurred around 8:30 this morning after firefighters arrived in…

Fire Truck and Ambulance Emergency Response
Man Killed in Semi Crash Near Faribault

A man died last Monday after getting hit by a semi-trailer truck near Faribault, MN. The crash happened at about 7:20 pm on Friday, August 30th. David J. Becher (73) of Morristown was driving south on Iona Ave. when a…

Food Safety Lawyers Find Rabid Bat in Downtown Minneapolis

A group of food safety lawyers from Pritzker Hageman law firm found a rabid bat in downtown Minneapolis on Tuesday. The bat was discovered at the corner of Marquette Ave. and 6th St. when it came into contact with attorney…

Salmonella Attorney - CDC Final Map of Papaya Outbreak
Papaya Salmonella Outbreak Ends with 81 Sick in 9 States

A Salmonella outbreak linked to Cavi brand whole, fresh papayas imported from Mexico has ended after sickening 81 people in nine states, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) final report. Consumers no longer need to avoid…

Legionella Lawyer
Covenant Living Legionnaires’ Outbreak: 12 Sick in Batavia, IL

A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at Covenant Living at the Holmstad in Batavia, IL now includes 12 people. Legionnaires’ disease, a severe form of pneumonia, is spread when contaminated water vapor is inhaled. Test results from samples taken from various locations…

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Divers Recover Body of Last Missing Victim of California Boat Fire

Divers have recovered the body of the last missing victim of the deadly Labor Day fire aboard the dive boat Conception off the Southern California coast. Thirty-four people died when they were trapped below deck after a fire that broke…

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After CA Boat Fire Coast Guard Warns about Lithium-ion Batteries

After 34 people were killed when the dive boat Conception caught fire and sank off the coast of California on Labor Day, the U.S. Coast Guard has issued a warning about the use of Lithium-ion batteries aboard commercial vessels. The…

Legionella in Lungs
Tracey Towers Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak Sickens 2 in the Bronx

A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at Tracey Towers in the Bronx has sickened two people. The health department is investigating the outbreak and has told residents that they can continue to drink the water. Legionnaires’ disease is a severe form of…

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CDC Studying Health Impact of Lincoln County Pipeline Explosion

One month after an Enbridge pipeline exploded in Lincoln County, KY, killing one person and hospitalizing five others, officials have begun an investigation of the impact to public health. A team from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…

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Waconia Woman Dies in Semi Crash

A semi-trailer truck struck and killed a woman in McLeod County, MN on Tuesday. The crash happened at about 6:00 AM at the intersection of Hwy. 212 and McLeod Ave. (County Rd. 9) near Plato Township. Candice J. Pederson (67)…