Storm Team Allergy Report

Friday, November 1st: Pollen levels will be low today thanks to the chilly conditions sticking around. Enjoy the break from your seasonal allergies!

We will update our allergy forecast, Monday through Friday during Good Morning Northland and on WDIO.com.

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New Electronic Monitoring Law Protecting Elderly and Vulnerable Adults in Minnesota

Minnesota Health Experts Weigh in on Coronavirus Response

Chicago woman becomes 2nd US case of new virus from China

Minnesota Reports First Child Death of Flu Season

Minnesota health officials are reporting the first child death of the flu season. A total of 31 people in the state have died of the flu so far this season.


Agreement to Expand Wis. Addiction Treatment Announced

Wisconsin insurance companies, healthcare providers and others have agreed to do away with prior authorization requirements for most patients. They hope the change will speed the prescription of drugs to treat people fighting substance abuse.


Feds to Let States Tap Opioid Funds for Meth, Cocaine Surge

The government is now allowing states to use federal money earmarked for the opioid crisis to help people addicted to meth and cocaine. Lawmakers of both parties, as well as the Trump administration supported the change to the opioid grants program late last year.


Supreme Court Case on Insurance Denying Contraception Coverage

The Supreme Court will consider allowing the Trump administration to enforce rules that allow more employers to deny insurance coverage for contraceptives to women. 


St. Luke's and YMCA Celebrate New Partnership

St. Luke's and the Duluth Area Family YMCA celebrated a new partnership on Thursday. St. Luke's has opened a physical therapy location inside the Y.


Minnesotans are Drinking Water Contaminated by Nitrate

Minnesota is implementing the Groundwater Protection Rule, after years of unchecked agricultural pollution has led to unsafe levels of nitrate in our tap water. 


Poster Contest for Kids in Cook County

The Oral Health Task Force in Cook County is holding a poster contest for kids, so they can demonstrate what they know about healthy teeth.


Bill to Create Michigan Mental Health Hotline Nears Final OK

A permanent statewide mental health hotline bill under legislation in Michigan. The telephone referral system would be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


The elk that died was among a group moved from Kentucky last spring.

Elk Found Dead from Eating Corn in Northern Wisconsin


Infected Deer Traced to Pine County Farm

Artists in Residence Sought for Porcupine Mountains

Lake Superior Declines Less than Normal, Remains Near Record High