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Online mental health support groups available

National Alliance on Mental Illness Minnesota offers a variety of free online peer support groups for adults and young adults living with a mental illness, ... Read more

9 hours ago by Submitted.

Progress continues on Mayo Clinic Health System’s Family Birth Center

Newborns are being delivered in a new setting at Mayo Clinic Health System’s new Family Birth Center in Austin, according to a press release. The ... Read more

15 hours ago by Submitted.

Daily COVID-19 update: All area counties report new cases

Freeborn County reported four new COVID-19 cases on Friday in the Minnesota Department of Health’s daily update. The county has now had 365 cumulative cases. ... Read more

18 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Daily COVID-19 update: All area counties report new cases; death reported in Waseca County

A day after low numbers of new COVID-19 cases were reported in the area, several area counties reported new cases on Thursday and a death ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Daily COVID-19 update: No new cases in 4 area counties; double-digit deaths statewide

No new COVID-19 cases were reported in Faribault, Freeborn, Steele and Waseca counties, according to the daily update by the Minnesota Department of Health. Freeborn ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Daily COVID-19 update: No new cases reported in 3 area counties

No new COVID-19 cases were reported in Freeborn, Steele and Waseca counties on Tuesday, according to the daily update provided by local and state health ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

State releases new COVID-19 guidance to allow more visitors in long-term care

After months of strictly limited visitation policies, Minnesota's long-term care facilities will soon be allowed to cautiously open their doors a little wider — but ... Read more

5 days ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Mayo Clinic looking for participants in survey about wearing masks

Mayo Clinic is conducting a survey to find out how people in southeastern Minnesota feel about wearing a mask to stop the spread of COVID-19. ... Read more

5 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

Daily COVID-19 update: Hospitalizations rise statewide; 1 new case reported in Freeborn County

One new lab-confirmed COVID-19 case was reported in Freeborn County on Monday, bringing the county’s total cases to 360, according to the daily update from ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Reports.

Daily COVID-19 update: 3 area counties report no new cases

Freeborn County reported no new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, according to the daily update from local and state officials. The county’s total case ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

Daily COVID-19 update: State sees record daily number of new cases; 1 new case reported in Freeborn County

Minnesota health officials reported a daily record for new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, with the 924 additional confirmed cases pushing the statewide total past 60,000. ... Read more

6 days ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Daily COVID-19 update: No new cases in Freeborn County for 3rd day in last week

Active COVID-19 cases in Freeborn County dropped below 10 on Friday, according to the daily update from state and local health officials. Freeborn County had ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Daily COVID-19 update: All but 1 area counties report new cases

All but one area counties reported new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday, according to the daily update from the Minnesota Department of Health. Freeborn County ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

STDs on the rise in Minnesota

State health officials are concerned about an increase in cases of syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea among Minnesotans. Read more

1 week ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Daily COVID-19 update: 3 area counties report new cases

Three area counties reported new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, while two did not have any new cases, according to the daily update from the Minnesota ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

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