Minnesota sees second flu death - KSFY News - Sioux Falls, SD News, Weather, Sports

Minnesota sees second flu death

Posted: Updated:

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota has recorded its second flu-related death of the season.

Officials say a woman in her 90s with underlying health problems died of complication from the flu. She was the second Minnesotan to die of the flu in two weeks. 

Hospitalizations due to flu in Minnesota continue to rise. more than 120 Minnesotans were hospitalized with the flu last week - nearly twice the number of the week before.

Kris Ehresmann, director of infectious diseases at the Minnesota Department of Health, says the numbers confirm that the winter flu season is off to an early start. 

Ehresmann says after several years of unusually mild flu seasons, "this season could seem more severe just because it's normal." 

Last winter, 33 flu-related deaths were reported in Minnesota.

 

 

 

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Sutton named new CEO, president at Pierre hospital

    Sutton named new CEO, president at Pierre hospital

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:42 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:42:11 GMT
    PIERRE - A Pierre hospital has a new leader. Bob Sutton has been named CEO and regional president of Avera St. Mary's Hospital. He replaces Paul Ebmeier, who has moved on to become vice president of strategy for Avera Medical Group. KCCR reports that Sutton is a 23-year resident of Pierre who joined Avera last year. He previously was president of the South Dakota Community Foundation based in Pierre. Sutton will manage Avera's clinics, hospitals and long-term care facilities within the Pierre...More >>
    PIERRE - A Pierre hospital has a new leader. Bob Sutton has been named CEO and regional president of Avera St. Mary's Hospital. He replaces Paul Ebmeier, who has moved on to become vice president of strategy for Avera Medical Group. KCCR reports that Sutton is a 23-year resident of Pierre who joined Avera last year. He previously was president of the South Dakota Community Foundation based in Pierre. Sutton will manage Avera's clinics, hospitals and long-term care facilities within the Pierre...More >>
  • Police arrest man accused of kidnapping, assaulting girlfriend

    Police arrest man accused of kidnapping, assaulting girlfriend

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:40:37 GMT
    SIOUX FALLS - Police have arrested a 19-year-old accused of assaulting and kidnapping his teenage girlfriend in Sioux Falls.David Leonard Randle Jr. was arrested around 12:00 p.m. Thursday. He is facing aggravated assault and kidnapping charges.Police say Randle assaulted his 17-year-old girlfriend outside her Sioux Falls home early Wednesday morning. Randle allegedly strangled the teen then attempted to throw her into Covell Lake. The girl was able to escape and make it back to her home.The ...More >>
    SIOUX FALLS - Police have arrested a 19-year-old accused of assaulting and kidnapping his teenage girlfriend in Sioux Falls.David Leonard Randle Jr. was arrested around 12:00 p.m. Thursday. He is facing aggravated assault and kidnapping charges.Police say Randle assaulted his 17-year-old girlfriend outside her Sioux Falls home early Wednesday morning. Randle allegedly strangled the teen then attempted to throw her into Covell Lake. The girl was able to escape and make it back to her home.The ...More >>
  • Study names USD School of Law among nation's best values

    Study names USD School of Law among nation's best values

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:50:49 GMT
    A law magazine has named the University of South Dakota of Law as the fifth "Best Value" law school in the nation.More >>
    A law magazine has named the University of South Dakota of Law as the fifth "Best Value" law school in the nation.More >>
  • South Dakota DUI implied consent law ruled unconstitutional

    South Dakota DUI implied consent law ruled unconstitutional

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:06 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:06:49 GMT
    The South Dakota Supreme Court has ruled that the state's implied consent law for drunken driving enforcement is unconstitutional.More >>
    The South Dakota Supreme Court has ruled that the state's implied consent law for drunken driving enforcement is unconstitutional.
    More >>
  • Motorcyclist killed in accident in Watertown

    Motorcyclist killed in accident in Watertown

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:01 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:01:19 GMT
    Jackie HolmanJackie Holman
    One person is dead after a motorcycle collided with a pickup in Watertown Thursday morning.More >>
    One person is dead after a motorcycle collided with a pickup in Watertown Thursday morning.More >>
  • South Dakota falling behind on policies to prevent cancer, study finds

    South Dakota falling behind on policies to prevent cancer, study finds

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:46:41 GMT
    South Dakota is falling short when it comes to passing policies to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer, according to a new report by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.More >>
    South Dakota is falling short when it comes to passing policies to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer, according to a new report by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.More >>
  • Sioux Area Metro adds hundreds of new bus signs

    Sioux Area Metro adds hundreds of new bus signs

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:18:42 GMT
    The Sioux Area Metro (SAM) recently completed the installation of more than 400 bus stop signs.More >>
    The Sioux Area Metro (SAM) recently completed the installation of more than 400 bus stop signs.
    More >>
  • Dutch royalty to attend opening of POET plant

    Dutch royalty to attend opening of POET plant

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:41:34 GMT
    A bit of European royalty will visit northwest Iowa to as part of a grand opening ceremony for a new ethanol plant.More >>
    A bit of European royalty will visit northwest Iowa to as part of a grand opening ceremony for a new ethanol plant.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KSFY. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service or our EEO Report.