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Seeing pink: Inside the breast cancer fundraising machine

If you are feeling again like the world is awash in pink – on football fields, cell phone covers, garbage trucks, even pink-ribbon stamps on eggs – it must be October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month...

October 08, 2014

Twin Cities food supplier issues recall over listeria risk

A Twin Cities food company is recalling some of its products that are sold to airlines and various retail outlets because of possible listeria contamination. Buddy’s Kitchen, a custom frozen...

October 08, 2014

Steering clear of GMOs? Don’t trust the 'natural' label

If you’re trying to avoid any GMOs that might be lurking in processed foods, don’t put too much stock in the notoriously vague “natural” label. That’s the word from Consumer Reports, which recently...

October 08, 2014

Report: New lawsuit challenges Medtronic plan to cover top execs' tax hit

A new lawsuit filed by a Medtronic shareholder challenges the company’s plan to cover additional taxes its CEO and other top executives would face as part of the medical device maker’s...

October 06, 2014

Minnesota hospitals say they're prepared for Ebola

Minnesota’s hospitals are ramping up their preparations for treating the Ebola virus, even as they express confidence that the disease doesn’t pose a great risk to Minnesotans. A Texas...

October 04, 2014

Medtronic Restructures Its Planned Covidien Purchase

Although new Treasury rules will make the deal more costly, the company said the two firms’ plans remained compelling.

October 03, 2014

Health Department: Minnesota drug-related deaths outpace traffic fatalities

More Minnesotans died from overdosing on prescription painkillers, heroin and other drugs than in traffic fatalities on the state’s roads. That’s the disturbing conclusion that emerges...

October 03, 2014

3M announces $58M expansion of health care plant in South Dakota

An executive with Minnesota-based 3M said early Friday the company will invest $57.6 million to expand its flagship health care plant in Brookings, South Dakota, the Star Tribune reports. In a...

October 03, 2014

State names doctor who'll lead medical marijuana research

A doctor with deep roots in the state will lead the research arm of Minnesota’s medical marijuana program. The Minnesota Department of Health announced Thursday that Dr. Thomas Arneson will...

October 02, 2014

Ebola doesn't represent great risk to Minnesotans, health officials say

In the wake of the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States, Minnesota health officials said if the virus is found in the state, it wouldn’t represent a great health risk to...

October 01, 2014

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