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High costs, long distances will challenge medical marijuana users

Minnesotans who fought so hard to legalize medical marijuana in the state are starting to realize it might still be difficult for some to acquire the drug, once it becomes legal to purchase it on...

December 16, 2014

Breathe easy, hockey fans: Minnesota has toughest ice arena air quality rules

If you’re a hockey fan and a little spooked by the recent mass carbon monoxide poisoning at an ice arena in the Wisconsin Dells area, don’t worry – if you’re visiting a Minnesota...

December 16, 2014

Twin Cities Orthopedics

Twin Cities Orthopedics Aims To Compete In Mpls. Sports Med Market

One of its three new area clinics will be skewed toward sports performance and wellness services.

December 16, 2014

Extended: You now have until Saturday to get Jan. 1 health coverage through MNsure

The deadline to get health insurance through MNsure that would go into effect Jan. 1, 2015 was Monday at midnight. That’s now been extended. MNsure announced Monday afternoon that Minnesotans...

December 15, 2014

Flu patients cause backlog in Twin Cities emergency rooms

Flu season is causing gridlock in Twin Cities emergency rooms this weekend – but not everybody needs to be there. The Star Tribune reports that hospitals in the east Metro area closed their...

December 13, 2014

Here's why health officials are predicting a worse flu season than usual

Two children in Minnesota have died from what appears to have been the flu so far this winter – one infant and one teenager. In southeast Minnesota, the Mayo Clinic Express Care and ER are busier...

December 12, 2014

MN company gets 'Hobby Lobby' exemption; insurance won't cover birth control

A Minnesota company will not have to provide birth control coverage on its health plans after receiving the same exemption to the federal health care overhaul as Hobby Lobby. American Manufacturing...

December 05, 2014

CDC designates 4 Minnesota hospitals as Ebola treatment centers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designated 35 hospitals nationwide as treatment centers for Ebola should new cases arise in the United States. Four of those hospitals are in...

December 02, 2014

Medical marijuana: While some have easy access, others a long drive away

Eight medical marijuana distribution sites will eventually open across Minnesota. The state’s Department of Health picked two manufacturers Monday, with each one laying out their location...

December 02, 2014

Long-awaited study suggests link between mining and rare lung cancer

For decades, miners who worked on Minnesota’s Iron Range have wondered whether the dust they inhaled in the taconite mines had anything to do with the higher rates among them of a rare lung...

December 01, 2014

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