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Laura Butterbrodt

Health Reporter

Laura Butterbrodt is the health reporter for the Duluth News Tribune, where she has worked since January 2021. She also covered business until June 2022.

She has a bachelor of arts in journalism from South Dakota State University. Laura grew up in rural southwest Minnesota and lived and worked in Watertown, South Dakota, before moving to the Twin Ports. She has worked in journalism since 2014. Laura was a 2018 fellow for the Bakala Foundation's Journey: Journalism Boot Camp in Prague, Czech Republic and has also done reporting for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

Send her story tips, feedback or just say hi at lbutterbrodt@duluthnews.com.

With the federal declaration of the end of the public health emergency earlier this month, North Shore Health announced its care center never recorded a coronavirus case.
If the Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act becomes law as written, the Minnesota Hospital Association and its members fear it could drastically hurt patient care
The Memory Keepers Medical Discovery Team have partnered with area Indigenous communities to increase awareness and caregiving resources for Alzheimer's and related dementias.
The city's fire department said no injuries have been reported
The charges filed with the National Labor Relations Board were dropped after the Minnesota Nurses Association agreed to its new contracts with hospitals.
The marathon starts Sunday, Jan. 29. Fifty-eight mushers are registered in the four race categories: the marathon, the 120, the Junior 120 and the 40.
Donald Blom was serving life in prison without the possibility of parole. Poirier's murder led to the passage of โ€œKatie's Law."
Members of the Minnesota Nurses Association have agreed to the contract agreements reached with Twin Ports and Twin Cities hospitals last week. The contracts will last for three years.
Joseph Zak disappeared from his group home in Brookston, Minnesota, on Dec. 7, 2015. Investigators feel that a cellphone ping may have misled the investigation from searching the grounds near where he went missing until it was too late. His case, which remains unsolved, has had no developments since spring 2016.
In Duluth, St. Luke's and Essentia shared the news late Monday night and early Tuesday morning. Nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association have rescinded their strike notices at the hospitals.