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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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Body Cameras Aim to Hold Duluth Police Accountable

With tensions high across the country over police use of force, President Barack Obama is promoting body cameras as a possible solution.

Minneapolis police are currently testing out a pilot program on body cameras, and now we’re getting an update on how they’re working in Duluth.

Stearns Co. Commissioners Vote to Freeze Salary

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Stearns County commissioners will not get a salary increase next year.

St. Cloud Toys "R" Us to Close in January

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St. Cloud’s biggest toy store is closing at the end of January.

Toys “R” Us confirms the store on Park Avenue South has been sold. The store has been open since October 1992 and employs 26 associates.

The company says it’s working to try to relocate the 26 employees, although the closest store is in Maple Grove.

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Hockey Rink Liners Become Cash Cow for Former Central Minn. Dairy Farmer

A former Minnesota dairy farmer has a new cash cow. 

Chris Kerfeld of Sauk Centre is using plastic designed to cover feed crop to help hockey fans build their backyard rinks.

St. Cloud Community Holds Ebola Preparedness Drill

Emergency personnel in St. Cloud put on their protective gear Thursday for a community Ebola preparedness drill.

"Tell me about what happened. What brings you in?" asked the doctor.

The mock patient responded, "I'm having some abdominal pain and I spiked a fever this morning."

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.