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More than 900 Minnesotans hospitalized with flu

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MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Health officials say more than 900 people have been hospitalized as the national flu outbreak hits hard in Minnesota.

State Epidemiologist Brad Crier told reporters in Mankato on Wednesday that health officials are struggling to keep up with totals that increase daily. The state has recorded five confirmed flu-related deaths so far.

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