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Seven Bemidjians fall ill to egg-borne salmonella

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota health officials say they have connected seven more salmonella illnesses to a recall of eggs produced in Iowa.

State health department spokesman Doug Schultz says the illnesses were reported May 20 as part of an outbreak at a Bemidji restaurant called Mi Rancho. Schultz says the illnesses were traced to shell eggs from Hillandale Farms of New Hampton, Iowa.

The nationwide recall of tainted eggs expanded today to Hillandale, the second farm to be included. More than 1,000 people have been reported sickened in the salmonella outbreak.

Schultz says he believes all seven of the people whose illnesses were reported today have recovered. They bring to 14 the number of salmonella illnesses reported in Minnesota