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Extended again: To get health coverage for Jan. 1, you have until Dec. 31

The deadline to sign up for health plans through MNsure has been extended again – to Dec. 31. Anyone who wants to sign up for insurance through Minnesota’s health exchange for coverage from...

December 19, 2014

The Mayo Clinic's Runaway Wheelchairs

Have wheels, will travel. Some turn up as far away as Florida.

December 19, 2014

Two Minnesota deaths linked to tainted caramel apples

Minnesota’s Health and Agriculture Departments are investigating after an outbreak of Listeria linked to caramel apples led to the deaths of two people. Thursday night’s announcement by...

December 18, 2014

Flu outbreak means early winter vacation in a few Minnesota schools

At least two Minnesota schools have canceled classes for the rest of the week because so many of their students and staff are out sick with the flu. In the metro area, the Convent of the Visitation...

December 17, 2014

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

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