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Local Entrepreneur Creates Storytelling Pillow For Kids

Killian Rieder’s “Elo” pillow is equipped with speakers that play music or tell children’s stories, but only when the child’s head is resting on it.

May 15, 2014

Boston Sci Buys 350-Worker Twin Cities Co. For $415M

The majority of Minnesota-based Bayer Interventional’s 350 employees work in Coon Rapids but Boston Scientific said it’s still determining whether it will keep all the existing workers.

May 15, 2014

Compromise at Capitol on e-cigarette regulations

Minnesota lawmakers divided over how strictly to regulate electronic cigarettes settled on a bill that would keep them out of government buildings and schools but allow them in bars and restaurants...

May 13, 2014

Tax cuts, kill switches, e cig regulations move ahead at the Capitol

With the legislative session heading into the home stretch, state lawmakers are nearing final decisions on some of their unfinished business. Here’s a look at how a few issues moved forward...

May 08, 2014

Minnesota Senate passes medical marijuana bill

The Minnesota Senate approved a measure Tuesday evening to legalize marijuana use in Minnesota to treat certain medical conditions.  The bipartisan 48-18 vote is large enough to override a...

May 06, 2014

Minnesota among states leading the nation on new health scorecard

Minnesota took top honors on a new ranking of state health performance, beating out Massachusetts, which ranks second. The new ranking from the Commonwealth Fund graded states on 42 health...

May 01, 2014

Senate committee bucks law enforcement, passes medical marijuana bill

A bill to allow medical marijuana use in Minnesota continues to roll along in the state Senate, after it was given up for dead a little more than a week ago. The state Senate’s Judiciary...

April 30, 2014

Duluth lands high on national ranking of cleanest air quality

Duluth scored high on a new ranking of air quality from the American Lung Association. The annual State of the Air report calculates its rankings from publicly reported measurements of ozone and...

April 30, 2014

More than 200k signed up for coverage by the deadline, MNsure says

New enrollment numbers out Wednesday from the state health insurance exchange show more than 200,000 people signed up for public and private health insurance through MNsure. MNsure’s interim CEO...

April 23, 2014

Whistleblower lawyers hunt for fraud in historic Medicare data

Just hours after the massive, first-ever recent release by the federal government of detailed Medicare billing data, an army of lawyers began combing through the numbers looking for evidence of...

April 22, 2014

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