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Health beat: Weighing impact of Obama's broken promise

President Obama’s “you-can-keep-your-plan” promise has undermined public confidence in Obamacare, polls show, because it turned out to be a promise...

Updated: November 25, 2013, - 02:46 PM

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

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