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Assistant Commissioner John Stine of the Minnesota Health Department says there is no way to predict how a pandemic flu will affect Minnesotans, so his department is preparing for the worst. Pioneer Photo/Don Davis

Minnesota Health Department officials fear flu mutation

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ST PAUL -- Health officials are preparing for a pandemic flu that kills many Minnesotans.

Or a flu almost no one notices.

Or something in between.


"Anything could happen," said John Stine, assistant Minnesota Health Department commissioner. "There is no way of giving you a forecast."

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