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MINNESOTA NEWS BRIEFS:State reports first West Nile virus death

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ST. PAUL - Minnesota has reported its first death from West Nile virus this year.

It's believed the victim is from Greater Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed 16 human cases in the state so far. There were 70 West Nile cases and one death last year -- and most of the illnesses were in the southwest corner of the state.

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Sean Scallon
Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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