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Fridley Girls Basketball Plays Games Postponed After St. Louis Park Player Died of Flu

She was one of 127 Minnesotans to die of influenza-related causes this flu season.

Update: Fridley fell 43-37 to St. Louis Park Thursday in a girls basketball varsity game that went into overtime at St. Louis Park. 

The teams were tied 33-33 at the end of the second half.

Original post: The Fridley High School JV/freshmen and varsity girls basketball team travel to St. Louis Park High School Thursday for games that were .

The JV/freshman game is at 5:45 p.m. and the varsity game is at 7:15 p.m., according to the Fridley Backcourt Club Facebook page.

The Minnesota Department of Health issued its latest weekly report Thursday, showing that influenza remains active in Minnesota:

January 26 - February 2 (week 5 of 2013)

  • 108 people were hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza during week 5. Since the start of the influenza season, 2,612 persons have been hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza.
  • 15 deaths were confirmed during week 5. Since the start of the influenza season, 127 influenza-related deaths have been confirmed.

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