TWIN CITIES

Sanford Health to Merge With Fairview Health Services

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KFGO) — Sanford Health and Twin Cities-headquartered Fairview Health Services have signed a non-binding letter of intent to combine and create a new health system. A joint statement says the combined system would bring together Sanford’s rural population hospitals and clinics with Fairview’s experience in serving urban populations and would be uniquely positioned to provide more people…

Minnesota’s First Case of Monkeypox Found In Twin Cities

TWIN CITIES (KVRR/AP) — An adult in the Twin Cities is Minnesota’s first presumed case of monkeypox. The patient likely was exposed to monkeypox while traveling abroad. They are receiving outpatient treatment for the infection. The state public health lab has forwarded the case to the CDC for confirmation. Common symptoms include fever, fatigue, headaches, muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes,…

Video: Accused sex offender flees police, crashes into squads

BLAINE, Minn. (FOX 9) – A man is in custody after he fled police and crashed into squads on Highway 65 in Blaine, Minnesota. According to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, at about 6:17 p.m. Tuesday, officials responded to the 7000 block of Ivy Lane NE in Ham Lake on a report of a suspicious male in a vehicle watching…

Walz And Pawlenty Get COVID-19 Vaccine As Minnesota Hits Milestone

Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) and Gov. Tim Walz (D) get the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 VaccineST. PAUL, Minn. — A milestone in Minnesota: one million Minnesotans have completed the vaccination process. It comes on the same day Gov. Tim Walz and former Gov. Tim Pawlenty each got the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the Vikings’ Twin Cities Orthopedics…

COVID-19 Variant From Brazil Found In Minnesota, First Documented Case In U.S.

Covid-19 variant (CDC)ST. PAUL, Minn. — A variant of COVID-19 that originated in Brazil has been discovered in Minnesota, the first known case documented in the United States. Minnesota Department of Health says the variant was found in a person who had recently traveled to Brazil. It is thought to spread quicker than the original COVID-19 strain. The patient lives…