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Health Officials: Norovirus Hitting Minnesota Hard this Year

A stomach bug is hitting Minnesota especially hard this year, according to state health officials.

Norovirus, a digestive track illness, is common for this time of year, but there is an especially high number of cases, officials at the Minnesota Department of Health say.

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Christmas Miracle: Gas Could Drop to $2 at Some Minn. Stations

This Christmas, Santa might as well drive. According to GasBuddy.com, at least 24 states already have gas going for $2 or less per gallon. Analysts say some parts of Minnesota could soon see prices that low too.

Teacher Seniority Headlines GOP's State Education Plans

A retired English teacher will help set Republicans' agenda for making changes to the state's schools.

Prior Lake Begins to Recover 6 Months After Flood

Six months after historically high water levels in Prior Lake, only now is the ground dry enough for landscapers to build a retaining wall for one home along Watershed Trail.
And backyards aren't the only things that took a beating.

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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.
    

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.

Group Concerned About Bee Population Calls for Stop to Use of Some Pesticides

Minnesotans concerned about declining bee populations are on a mission to stop the use of some pesticides in the state.

A group in support of pollinators gifted the Minnesota Department of Agriculture on Tuesday with a basket of food and honey to thank them for the work they've done to increase bee habitats.