Minnesota's first case of swine flu confirmed

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The first "probable" case of swine flu in Minnesota has now been officially confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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.

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