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Rocori School Disrict Superintendent Scott Staska announces that his middle school will remain closed through next Tuesday as state health officials investigate a confirmed case of swine flu in Cold Spring, Minn. The flu victim had an affiliation with the school. With Staska is Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who with other state and local officials held a news conference Thursday at the district's high school, which remains open. Scott Wente/Minn. State Capitol Bureau

Swine flu tests to grow after confirmed case

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COLD SPRING, Minn. - Health officials are testing dozens of lab samples from people throughout the state for swine flu while Minnesota responds to its first confirmed case of the spreading influenza strain.

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State Health Commissioner Sanne Magnan said Thursday that doctors from around Minnesota have sent to a state laboratory samples from patients with influenza symptoms, to determine whether they have swine flu.

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