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9 Minn. Applebee’s restaurants linked to E. coli outbreak

ST. PAUL, Minn. —The Minnesota Department of Health on Thursday released a list of nine Applebee’s locations linked to a recent outbreak of E. coli.

People infected with the bacteria have reported eating at Minnesota Applebee’s restaurants in Bemidji, Blaine (two locations), Duluth, Roseville, Willmar, Woodbury, Monticello and New Hope, the Health Department said in a news release.

The outbreak caused by the O111 form of the bacteria was first reported Monday. There are 15 cases so far, with 12 infected people confirmed to have eaten at Applebee’s between June 23 and June 29.

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