A recent incident of harassment against federal health workers trying to conduct a COVID-19 study in Minnesota reportedly happened in Houston County.
At least two Minnesota newspapers report that the health workers were cornered earlier this month in Eitzen by three men who allegedly behaved in a threatening manner.
One of the men reportedly had a gun in a holster.
The Centers for Disease Control says its workers have been taunted with racial slurs and otherwise threatened by locals objecting to a survey about the coronavirus, aimed partly at getting restrictions on public activities eased.
The agency has decided to pull the workers out of Minnesota.