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Minnetonka Hospital Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Free Flu Shots

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Getting a free flu shot may not be the most exciting way to celebrate a birthday, but for one hospital it’s part of an anniversary party in the west metro.

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Minnetonka Campus on Tuesday.

Brooklyn Park Restaurant says Business is Slipping Due to Ebola Fears

A Brooklyn Park restaurant may have to shut its doors after the owner says there has been a drop in business due to concern over the Ebola virus.

Kellita Whisnant is one of the owners of Mama-Ti's African Kitchen on Zane Boulevard at 78th Street. Whisnant says the restaurant has been open for three years.

Public Meeting in Brooklyn Park Discusses Ebola Crisis

A health worker washes with disinfectant after dealing with people suspected of having the Ebola virus in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. - Photo: AP/Abbas Dulleh

A local doctor has just returned to Minnesota from Liberia and will be talking about her experiences there during a community meeting Wednesday night.

Dr. Alfredmy Chessor will speak in Brooklyn Park, which is home to the state’s largest Liberian community.

Training Teaches Hennepin Co. Deputies How to Use 'Heroin Antidote'

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Hennepin County Sheriff's deputies will soon be able to administer life-saving drugs to people suffering from drug overdoses.

In 2013, a record-setting 56 people died as a result of heroin overdoses. This year's numbers are on course to be high as well.

Kirby Puckett Mobile Eye Clinic Offered up Free Eye Exams

Between food trucks and mobile libraries, it seems like everything is going on wheels these days – including optometrists.

On Wednesday, the Kirby Puckett Eye Mobile offered free eye exams. The clinic, which is the first mobile eye clinic in the region, is named after the legendary Twins slugger, who suffered from glaucoma in his final years.

Starkey Hearing Foundation Fits 70 Patients with Hearing Devices

Big names in baseball were at the Starkey Center for Excellence in Eden Prairie Tuesday. - Photo: KSTP/Phil Theisse

More than 70 patients were fitted with customized hearing devices Tuesday thanks to the Starkey Hearing Foundation and Major League Baseball.

HIV Diagnoses Drop in MN, but New Infections Rise in Immigrant Groups

HIV Diagnoses Drop in MN, but New Infections Rise in Immigrant Groups

About 301 people were newly infected with HIV in Minnesota in 2013, a 4 percent drop compared to 314 a year earlier, but a worrying trend persists among racial minority groups, according to data released by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).