Storm Team Allergy Report

Friday, October 23rd: Allergy levels are low with our pollen producers buried in snow.

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St. Luke's Mariner Clinic celebrates new mammography machine

US drug overdoses appear to rise amid coronavirus pandemic

Minnesota health experts concerned with new daily COVID-19 record

Fauci: Infection baseline going in wrong direction

Dr. Anthony Fauci says the community "infection baseline" is going in the wrong direction as we head into the cool months of the fall. "We've got to do things with the ultimate purpose of getting control over the outbreak," Fauci said Friday.

Pfizer: Mid-November earliest it can seek virus vaccine OK

Pfizer says the earliest it could have a COVID-19 vaccine is mid-November. For safety, half of the 44,000 participants in Pfizer's study must be tracked for two months after last dose.

Rising COVID-19 cases in schools reducing in-person learning

Surging coronavirus cases in Minnesota schools have reduced the number of counties where the virus is spreading at low enough rates to allow for full, in-person instruction.

Counties ask for help in coronavirus contract tracing

Some Wisconsin counties are asking those who’ve contracting the coronavirus to help with contract tracing, the work that is typically left to health care workers

Local hospitals see steady COVID-19 increase, fear 'perfect storm' of patients

Local hospitals are seeing a steady increase in COVID-19 patients, but what they fear more is a "perfect storm" of COVID-19 patients, flu patients, and patients who have waited too long to seek care. 

Shaved heads show Shelly she is stronger than cancer

An Iron Range woman lost her hair because of chemotherapy. But Shelly Johnson didn't lose it alone. 30 friends and family have also gone bald to show her she's stronger than cancer.

St. Luke's confirms varying number of employees quarantining

According to the Duluth News Tribune, over 100 St Luke's hospital employees were quarantining last week, causing staff shortages at the hospital.

Brooklyn Park charter school principal dies of coronavirus

The principal and founder of a Hmong cultural language charter school in Brooklyn Park died of coronavirus Friday at the age of 53.

DNR report: Wisconsin air quality improving

DNR report: Wisconsin air quality improving

Mich. DNR can't check as many deer for chronic wasting disease

Alaska readies for 2021 Iditarod with virus preps

Dead squirrels washing up on a Lake Michigan beach