A new study of Minnesota lakes finds more evidence that water across the state contains a wide range of chemicals. The largest study of its kind ever done in Minnesota shows chemicals from household products, prescription drugs and illegal drugs are common in Minnesota lakes.
A woman in her 60s from northern Minnesota - the state hasn't a more specific location - has died from a brain infection due to Powassan, or POW, virus, according to the North Dakota Department of Health. This is the first death in the state attributed to the disease.
The early start of spring this year might be welcome, but along with it comes a less welcome annual visitor: ticks. Several local sightings have already been reported of deer ticks, which can transmit Lyme disease, and the more common dog tick, or wood tick.
, April 24, 2010
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