ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - State health officials say the number of flu-related deaths in Minnesota has risen to four.
A weekly influenza report from the Minnesota Department of Health says 578 people have been hospitalized since the flu season began in October. The St. Paul Pioneer Press says 226 people were hospitalized with confirmed flu cases the last week of December.
Health officials say a teenager from Texas died Saturday at a St. Paul hospital due to flu complications. Max Schwolert and his family were spending the holidays with his grandparents in Amery, Wis., when he got sick on Christmas Eve. Relatives say the 17-year-old developed a staph infection along with the flu.
- Kwik Trip expansion plans include 300 new jobs in La Crosse area
- Felony cases keep public defenders busy while defendants wait in jail
- No major injuries after school bus rollover in Black River Falls
- Tomah VA says progress made since 2014 overdose death
- Area fire departments want you to help 'keep the wreath green'
- Chronic wasting disease found in buck on Winona County farm
- New medication drop-off box now available in La Crosse
- Wisconsin DNR finds invasive carp in Wisconsin River
- 'Miracle Man:' La Crosse man survives heart attack on waterskis
- Last-minute preparations for La Crosse Community Thanksgiving Dinner