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The Leech Lake Tribal Council has declared a Public Health Emergency due to the threat of COVID-19 aka Coronavirus.

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  • Preventable deaths by suicide decreased in 2020 (05/12/21)
    The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has released a new preliminary data report showing that 723 Minnesotans died by suicide in 2020. This is a decrease from 830 in 2019, which was a record number.
  • Preventable deaths by overdose increase dramatically during COVID-19 pandemic (05/03/21)
    The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) reported an increase of 27% in drug overdose deaths from 2019 to 2020, going from 792 Minnesotans dying from an overdose in 2019 to 1,008 dying from an overdose in 2020. The trend shows each month in 2020 had a higher number of overdose deaths than the same month the year before.
  • Hibbing COVID-19 testing site relocating to Chisholm (04/22/21)
    Today, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announced the Hibbing community testing site currently located at the Hibbing Armory will be moving to the Chisholm Armory located at 900 W Lake Street. The last day of testing at the Hibbing site is today, April 22. Testing at the Chisholm site will begin on April 28. […]

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