Minnesota's first case of swine flu confirmed
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The person, who has not been identified, is recovering. Officials had confirmed the person had Type A influenza, but didn't have the testing available to confirm it was the H1N1 virus. Test results returned today confirm it is swine flu.
Minnesota is now the 12th state with a confirmed case of swine flu.
The suspected case led to the closing Wednesday and today of Rocori Middle School and St. Boniface School in Cold Spring as a precaution.
According to the Pioneer Press: "Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Health Commissioner Dr. Sanne Magnan and Rocori Superintendent Scott Staska have scheduled a news conference in Cold Spring later this morning to discuss the case."
We'll keep you updated throughout the day of new developments.