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Number of uninsured Minnesota children drops 16,000 in two years

While Minnesota is known for its low uninsured rate in adults — it’s typically among the five lowest in the nation — it still ranks 22nd in the country for the rate of uninsured children.

Updated: November 23, 2013, - 07:31 AM

Minnesota hospitals train to prevent, react to violence

As they face more threats from patients and their families, health care workers get training to prepare for new risks.

Updated: November 21, 2013, - 06:22 AM

Minnesota to resume umbilical cord blood donations

The University of Minnesota is finalizing a deal to allow new mothers to donate umbilical cord blood for transplants and stem cell research.

Updated: November 18, 2013, - 10:08 AM

Como residents voice anxieties over toxic soil vapors

The anxiety of living in a neighborhood where a toxic chemical lurks underground showed Tuesday, as current and former residents of the Como neighborhood in southeast Minneapolis reacted to the rediscovery of trichloroethylene, or TCE, in their soil.

Updated: November 12, 2013, - 09:59 PM

State officials explain plans to test for harmful vapors

Residents voice anxieties at SE Minneapolis meeting on TCE pollution.

Updated: November 12, 2013, - 04:37 PM

Philanthropy beat: These wrenches fix more than bikes

bout 200 times each year, young people come to the Full Cycle Bike Shop and work with a mechanic and youth worker on donated bikes that they get to keep

Updated: November 11, 2013, - 08:18 PM

Tiny town of Madelia uses state grant to try to cut soda consumption

Little Madelia is taking on Big Soda.Leaders in the southwest Minnesota community will use a $57,000 Statewide Health Improvement (SHIP)...

Updated: November 10, 2013, - 07:18 AM

Nov. 7: State alerts neighborhood about vapors

Fumes could enter Minneapolis homes from the soil, once contaminated with a solvent from an old General Mills lab.

Updated: November 07, 2013, - 10:12 PM

Minnesota marathoner: 'I'm going to die in my tennis shoes'

Retired gym teacher Joy Johnson, 86, died a day after completing her 25th New York City Marathon. She will be remembered at a funeral in her childhood home of Waconia, Minn.

Updated: November 06, 2013, - 11:12 PM

Minnesota preemie births show a sudden increase

The rate of preterm births ticked upward even though Minnesota has successfully cut the number of pregnant women who smoke, the number of teens who have babies, and the number of doctors who induce labor too soon.

Updated: November 01, 2013, - 06:27 PM

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