Lorna Benson Feature Archive

Minnesota's turkey hunt begins Wednesday and continues through the end of May. (04/15/2015)
Researchers suspect the new flu viruses were introduced to North America near the Bering Sea. Now that they're here, it will be hard to get rid of them. (04/10/2015)
A new state law that allows advanced nurses to practice independently has made possible a new clinic where nurses will treat minor conditions and manage patients with chronic illnesses. (03/24/2015)
HIV infection rates for Native Americans in Minnesota are nearly three times greater than they are for whites. (03/20/2015)
Minnesota's total number of pediatric flu deaths stands at eight this season. While Type A cases are tapering off, epidemiologists said, Type B flu cases are increasing. (03/19/2015)
The Legislature created, but never fully funded, a poison-control system that takes scores of calls each day. It says it needs an infusion of money to survive. (03/16/2015)
Doctors and hospitals say the change would make it easier for them to consult in other states. (03/13/2015)
Memorial Blood Centers' supply of O negative blood is dangerously low. (03/01/2015)
Victor Arden Barnard, wanted by Pine County for 59 counts of criminal sexual assault, was arrested Friday night in Rio de Janeiro. (02/28/2015)
A coalition of dental groups Thursday urged lawmakers to raise payment rates for pediatric dental care to the average among states, saying Minnesota's rates are the lowest in the nation. (02/26/2015)
Last year 98 patients in Minnesota were seriously injured and another 13 patients died. (02/26/2015)
Minnesota health officials have spent more than $2 million to monitor people arriving from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. (02/23/2015)
The independent "Team B" group was set up to provide fresh perspectives on the unprecedented quest to deliver Ebola vaccines in record time. (02/17/2015)
MNsure has granted a brief extension to customers who had trouble enrolling in the insurance marketplace over the weekend. (02/16/2015)
A fifth child has died of influenza this season. Although flu season is winding down, there are still many localized outbreaks being reported. (02/12/2015)