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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

This Under-The-Radar Co. Landed $550M

Investors poured half a billion dollars into a firm that many Minnesotans have never heard of.

April 21, 2014

When Personal Health Information Becomes Too Much Information

Employees’ online access to protected health information poses a privacy risk for unprepared employers.

April 21, 2014

Court Lifts MN Firm’s Injunction Against Boston Sci

The U.S. Court of Appeals removed a preliminary injunction that Vascular Solutions previously won against Boston Scientific.

April 17, 2014

New company to take over MNsure website, systems

Minnesota’s online health insurance marketplace, MNsure, has named a new vendor to overhaul overhaul its troubled website and computer systems. Deloitte Consulting LLP’s contract is worth $4...

April 16, 2014

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