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BrightFarms Salad Salmonella Outbreak Ends with 31 Sick

A Salmonella outbreak linked to BrightFarms prepackaged salad has ended with 31 illnesses in four states, according to the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC). Four people were hospitalized. That’s a significant increase since the agency’s last update on July…

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Fatal Semi Crash on Burnsville Highway Flagged for Safety Improvements [Update]

UPDATED October 7, 2021 – The Minnesota State Patrol says two men died in a fatal semi crash on a Burnsville highway flagged for safety improvements. The crash happened on Highway 13 at the intersection of Chowen Avenue South. The…

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A Rundown of Recent Outbreaks for National Chicken Month

The National Chicken Council and major chicken producers have deemed September National Chicken Month in an effort to promote sales. In observance, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is reminding consumers to handle chicken safely, avoid cross-contamination during preparation and…

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Girl on Bicycle Struck In Chain Reaction Crash Near Mankato

An 11-year-old girl was struck in a chain-reaction crash while riding her bicycle near Mankato on Sunday afternoon. Nyanath Buom Both was taken to Mayo Clinic Mankato with non-life-threatening injuries. The chain-reaction crash happened on Highway 60 at the intersection…

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Semi Truck Hits and Injures Girl Riding Bike on Crookston Sidewalk

A semi-truck hit and injured a 10-year-old girl riding her bike on a Crookston sidewalk Monday evening. Kaylee Acevedo fights for her life at a Fargo ICU after a semi-truck hit her at the intersection of Broadway and Robert Streets.…

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Greenhead Lobster Listeria Recall

Greenhead Lobster Products of Bucksport, Maine has issued a recall for frozen, cooked lobster meat that is potentially contaminated with Listeria. At the time of the recall, the company was not aware of any illnesses. However, consumers who have purchased these…

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Alma House Explosion Leaves 1 Dead in Allegany County, NY

A natural gas leak is the suspected source of an October 2 house explosion in Alma, NY that left one person dead, according to local authorities. Emergency responders were called to the scene on County Route 18 around 12:15 p.m.…

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Salmonella in Onions, Cilantro, Salsa and Guacamole

A fast-growing Salmonella Oranienburg outbreak has sickened 419 people in 35 states. Health officials are still working to determine the source of the outbreak, but some evidence suggests that cilantro, peppers and onions are possible suspects. Contact the Pritzker Hageman Salmonella…

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Mystery Salmonella Outbreak Grows Again

A fast-growing Salmonella outbreak with an unidentified source has spread to 35 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At least 419 people are sick, 66 hospitalized. Health officials are still working to pinpoint the source,…

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Salmonella Outbreak Hits Texas Hard [Update]

A 35-state Salmonella Oranienburg outbreak has hit Texas hard. Federal health officials are still working to confirm the source, but foods commonly served at Mexican-style restaurants containing cilantro, lime, jalapeno peppers, and onions are suspected sources. Contact the Pritzker Hageman…

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Mighty Meat Hot Dogs Recalled for Listeria Risk

Mighty Meat chicken and pork hot dogs are being recalled for potential Listeria risk. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported. However, consumers who have purchased these Mighty Meat hot dogs should not eat them as…

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Boy Dies from Brain-eating Amoeba at Texas Splash Pad

A young boy has died from a brain-eating amoeba infection he contracted from the splash pad at the Don Misenhimer Park in Arlington, Texas. The boy was hospitalized at Cook Children’s Medical Center on September 5, 2021, with primary amoebic…