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Though it started out a little slower than usual, this year's flu season has been pretty typical, said Dr. Jack Alexander of Fariview Red Wing Medical Center.


Peak season is normally between January and March, he said, and Minnesota seems to be right on track: Last week, the Minnesota Department of Health website upgraded influenza activity in the state from regional to widespread - the highest level of activity.

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Sarah Gorvin
Sarah Gorvin has been with the Republican Eagle for two years and covers education, business and crime and courts. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010 with a  journalism degree.