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Trying to save at home while egg prices are so high? Consider some alternatives

The prices of items at the grocery store, particularly certain staple items, have increased dramatically. Eggs, for instance, ...

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Minnesota’s COVID hospital admissions lowest since May

Hospitals are still operating at or near capacity throughout the state, but pressures from COVID-19, as well as ...

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Growing her career as a nurse at St. John’s

Little by little over the years, Albert Lean Emily Garibay has grown in her responsibilities at St. John’s ...

Opinion

Guest column: Being bored is a chance to boost the brain

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Even though my kids got many gifts during the holidays, they complained about how bored they ...

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Independent Management Services expands mental health and addiction services in Albert Lea

Independent Management Services of MN Inc. has moved to a larger and more expansive location in Albert Lea. ...

Health Updates

COVID-19 isn’t done with us yet, U’s Osterholm warns

COVID-19 cases are exploding in China while U.S. health officials worry year-end holiday gatherings may reignite the virus ...

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Scientists making pig livers humanlike in quest to ease the organ shortage

EDEN PRAIRIE — The ghostly form floating in a large jar had been the robust reddish-brown of a ...

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Oliver chosen top baby name at Mayo Clinic Health System for 2022

Oliver is known as the descendant of the ancestor. That name also will be known for being the ...

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Millions to lose Medicaid coverage under Congress’ plan

WASHINGTON — Millions of people who enrolled in Medicaid during the COVID-19 pandemic could start to lose their ...

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COVID steady, RSV and flu down, but hospitals still packed tight

Last week the CDC reported a 49.6 percent increase in average new daily cases of COVID-19—the largest such increase ...

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White House reveals winter COVID-19 plans, more free tests

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is once more making some free COVID-19 tests available to all U.S. households ...

Health Updates

Fewer than 20% of Minnesotans are current on COVID-19 shots

MINNEAPOLIS — Fewer than 20% of Minnesotans are current on their COVID-19 shots ahead of the Christmas holiday, ...

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Pfizer asks FDA to clear updated COVID shot for children under age of 5

Pfizer is asking U.S. regulators to authorize its updated COVID-19 vaccine for children under age 5 — not ...

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‘You have impacted millions of lives:’ Organization lead for Blue Zones Project in Albert Lea honored in retirement

An Albert Lea woman who helped to usher in positive long-lasting changes to the community as the organization ...

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A rare neurological disorder seen that may have been sparked by RSV

One morning in late October, David Henke woke up and his hands weren’t working the way they should ...

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