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3 killed, more than 100 injured in N.J. train crash
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Sept. 28
I-94 west ramps to close in Alexandria
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, Sept. 27
How does the zipper merge work?
Sports schedule for Thursday, Sept. 29
CLC athletes of the week for Sept. 26
Swimming: Cards lap Little Falls in the pool
Volleyball: WCA takes Hancock in four
Volleyball: Monte edges Lakers in five
Driver improvement program offered
Big Vehicle Day set for Oct. 1
First female road deputy now admin of the year
Butterfly babies:Loss of twin sons at birth spurs involvement in memorial 5K
Love INC to host annual fundraiser
Births - Sept. 23, 2016
Engaged - Schutta and Kelly
Engaged - Hanson and Arceneau
Births - Sept. 9, 2016
Engaged - Robinson and Haugen
The allure of musky lures: Parkers Prairie couple finds a career in tackle
A pretty good opener locally
Gould Brothers exhibition shooting coming to Alexandria
What makes a trophy hunter?
From Austin to Alex
Mark E. Ebsen
Ervin "Erv" Kluver
Matthew "Matt" Kjelland
Robert W. Cochran
LETTER: Resident wants road improvements
LETTER: Are prophets among us?
IN THE KNOW: If you see something, say something
EDITORIAL: Agriculture offers enticing career choices
LETTER: Promote business and tourism
Foraging for wild berries in Minnesota
Motorists, farm equipment operators should share road
Farm loan program offers options for on-farm storage
Watch tractors in action at Plow Day 2016
Improving yields and water quality
Website launched for small businesses, entrepreneurs
Bell Bank named among 'Best Banks to Work For'
Carlos Creek Winery honored for Business and Industrial Appreciation Day
Employers of the Year nominations sought
Lake Darling Resort to replace Viking Trail Resort
hires and promotions
On The Street
Update: Police arrest robbery suspect
July 20, 2016
Test drinking water wells affected by floods
After heavy rains and flooding impacted communities in parts of the state, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is urging Minnesotans to test their private drinking water wells if the wells may have been impacted by flood waters. According to MDH Environmental Health Program Manager...
July 20, 2016 - 12:00am
January 8, 2016
Report highlights senior care drug diversions
Drug diversions in health care facilities accounted for about 20 percent of the 141 substantiated allegations of abuse, neglect or financial exploitation of vulnerable adults between July 2013 and June 2014, according to a new Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) report.
January 8, 2016 - 12:00am
October 10, 2012
Prevent the flu: Cover your cough!
It's every mother's mantra: Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. That used to mean coughing into your hands, but not anymore. The Minnesota Department of Health, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have been encouraging kids and adults to cough and sneeze...
October 10, 2012 - 12:00am
December 11, 2010
Survey shows influenza vaccinations off to good start
A little more than a third of children in Minnesota's most populous area have been vaccinated against influenza so far this year, according to a national survey conducted in mid-November. While that's a start, state health officials say, more people need to be vaccinated before the...
December 11, 2010 - 10:26am
November 20, 2010
Expanded statewide health care quality report published
Minnesotans will be able to see quality measures for clinics and hospitals across the state in a new report published by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) on Nov. 18. The report, a part of Minnesota's 2008 health reform law, is a significant building block toward value-based...
November 20, 2010 - 8:31am
October 17, 2010
Consumers warned of deceptive sales of water treatment systems
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is reminding Minnesota residents to beware of false claims, deceptive sales pitches, and scare tactics being used by some water treatment companies to sell expensive and unnecessary water treatment systems. High profile investigations of groundwater...
October 17, 2010 - 11:07am
October 10, 2010
Free mammograms available through Minnesota Department of Health
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is offering free mammograms and Pap tests. The mammograms are offered through the Sage Screening Program, a state and federally-funded program that provides free breast and cervical cancer screenings to uninsured and underinsured women age...
October 10, 2010 - 10:01am
June 5, 2010
Health care spending in Minnesota rose to $35 billion in 2008
Health care spending in Minnesota rose from $33 billion in 2007 to $35 billion in 2008, according to a new report by the Health Economics Program at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). The report projects that health care spending in the state would have doubled in the next...
June 5, 2010 - 8:30am
April 17, 2010
Early warm weather means early tick season
Warm early spring weather has brought out ticks earlier than usual in many regions of Minnesota earlier than usual. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) urges anyone heading outdoors in Minnesota this spring and early summer to use tick repellents and other measures to prevent...
April 17, 2010 - 2:31pm
February 8, 2010
New study finds increase in the number of Minnesotans without health insurance
The percentage of Minnesotans without health insurance rose from 7.2 percent to 9.1 percent between 2007 and 2009, according to the results of a new survey by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. An estimated 480,000 Minnesotans...
February 8, 2010 - 6:27am
January 20, 2010
Study says more should be done to minimize atrazine impact
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) announced it has completed a multi-agency review of the herbicide atrazine in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. While the review finds that atrazine regulations protect human...
January 20, 2010 - 12:00am
January 8, 2010
Ban the Bug campaign urges Minnesotans to get their influenza vaccinations
Now is a good time to get vaccinated for influenza, whether for 2009 novel H1N1 or seasonal influenza, say state health officials. In an effort to promote flu vaccination, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), the Minnesota Coalition for Adult Immunization (MCAI) and other...
January 8, 2010 - 12:00am
October 21, 2009
Extra flu precautions urged in child care settings
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has issued updated recommendations for handling influenza-like illness in child care settings and early childhood education programs that serve children younger than the age of 5. A major provision of the recommendations involves the amount...
October 21, 2009 - 12:00am
July 17, 2009
Health officials remind Minnesotans to practice healthy swimming behaviors
Healthy swimming behaviors play an important role in stopping the spread of illnesses through recreational water, according to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). Specific actions you can take to promote healthy swimming include: Do not go swimming if you have been ill with...
July 17, 2009 - 12:00am
May 22, 2009
Tiny ticks can cause big health problems: One of three carry Lyme disease
Ticks - they're tiny but they can cause big problems. Approximately one-third of blacklegged ticks - also called deer ticks - tested during recent years in Minnesota were positive for disease-causing organisms, say state health officials. Blacklegged ticks carry Lyme disease, human...
May 22, 2009 - 12:00am