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Company creates safety blanket to protect schoolkids from bullets, storm debris

A high-tech security blanket could be one solution to help protect students in certain kinds of disasters at school.  ProTecht, a company in Oklahoma, has developed a blanket made from lightweight...

June 09, 2014

Medtronic headquarters

Report: Possible Deal May Lead Medtronic To Move Legal HQ

Although Bloomberg reported that the potential deal is still in its early stages, if the acquisition occurs, it could result in Medtronic relocating its legal headquarters to London.

June 05, 2014

Apple and Mayo

Mayo Clinic Working With Apple On New Health App

Clinicians can use HealthKit to define custom ranges for metrics like heart rate and blood pressure for the patient.

June 02, 2014

CardioMEMS

St. Jude Gains Wireless Sensor Tech In $375M Acquisition

Now that CardioMEMS’ heart-monitoring technology has been approved, St. Jude is executing its option to buy the company, in which it had previously invested.

May 29, 2014

Are You Owed Money From MN Settlement With Insurance Cos.?

Thousands of Minnesotans could be due payments from two life insurance companies that failed to pay beneficiaries when policy holders died.

May 28, 2014

Healthcare Happy Meals

A single price for packaged patient care may offer cost savings for employers.

May 23, 2014

Med-Tech Firm Revamps C-Suite; Shares Fall 9%

St. Paul-based med-tech company MGC Diagnostics Corporation announced that CEO Gregg Lehman is leaving the firm to become CEO of a healthcare and wellness program provider.

May 22, 2014

Minnesota is healthiest state for older adults, report says

Minnesota is once again atop a list of the nation’s healthiest states for seniors. For the second year in a row, Minnesota was ranked the healthiest place for older adults, according to the...

May 21, 2014

Lawmakers agree on medical marijuana bill; Dayton says he'll sign

The  Minnesota House and Senate have reached an agreement on a bill to legalize medical marijuana, and Gov. Mark Dayton has said he will sign it. The bill would set up eight distribution sites and...

May 15, 2014

Elo pillow

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

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