In an ongoing attempt to strengthen security at the Mayo Clinic Health Center in Mankato, the hospital has installed metal detectors at its busiest entrances.
Detectors have been installed at both the emergency and specialty clinic entrances.
The detectors were installed last week and are currently the only planned security change.
Hospital officials said that they are actively monitoring the success of the machines and are always looking for ways to both implement new measures and improve existing ones.
The hospital said that checks are very basic, with a failed detector test resulting in a visual check and a request to leave any problematic items in their vehicle.