Total payments in 2014 to doctors licensed to practice in Minnesota, summarized by the drug or medical device company making the payment, the form of payment (cash/cash equivalent or in-kind) and the nature of the payment (i.e. consulting, travel, speaking, research).
Note: Some doctors may be listed at more than one address. This is a sub-set of Open Payments data released this week by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Click the doctor's last name to reveal further details. To search for doctors in other states, visit openpayments.cms.gov
There are currently 25 taprooms inside the I-494/694 loop. As many as 10 more could open by the end of this year. A taproom is like a bar inside a brewery. It’s a place for folks to gather at the source and enjoy beer at its freshest and finest. Although the law allows it, most taprooms don’t serve food. The brewers are too busy making beer to mess with running a kitchen. But food trucks are a fixture of the taproom scene. There is usually one parked outside to feed your need for food. Where food trucks aren’t allowed, ordering in from nearby restaurants is often an option.
Consider Minnesota the land of 10,000 spokes. Across the state, more than 1,500 miles of bike trails — some paved, some natural, all off highway — line abandoned railroad beds and cross public lands. Pedal along one for a close-up experience of a unique landscape. Here are some of the best in the state.
Many patients with Type 1 diabetes continuously monitor blood sugar (glucose) levels. A do-it-yourself movement is giving patients ways to access their glucose data that manufacturers or regulators didn’t intend. Here’s one common setup:
The Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry under the Constitution, striking down state bans on gay and lesbian unions. In the last decade, most states have legalized same-sex marriage.
PriceofWeed.com, a website that asks people to anonymously submit the cost of marijuana they purchase in their area, has collected a lot of data on the street price of both legal and illegal marijuana around the U.S. over the last few years.
Everyone is talking about pot these days, thanks to new laws in a handful of states and a shift in public opinion in favor of legalizing the drug. The U.S. Justice Department has announced policy changes to relax enforcement in states that have legalized the recreational use of marijuana and to assure banks that they will not be punished for offering financial services to legitimate marijuana-related businesses. Earlier this year, a bill was introduced in Congress to end the federal prohibition. Despite these changes nationally and Minnesota’s reputation as a liberal state, Minnesotans have been slower to embrace cannabis -- even while enrollment in the state's new medical marijuana program opens in July. In these slides, we use data to explore the relationship between the people, the state and the leafy green plant.
Suburban and rural poverty in the metro area jumped 92 percent from 2000 to 2013 while it grew by 24 percent in the core cities, according to a newly released Metropolitan Council report. The Metropolitan Council defines poverty as 185% of the federal poverty threshold ($44,093 for a family of four in 2013).
A new law that takes effect Aug. 1 will lower the threshold for gross misdemeanor drunk driving arrests for first-offenders to .16 percent from the current .20 percent. That could push nearly 60 percent of current misdemeanor DWIs in Minnesota into the more serious category, boosting gross misdemeanors by more than 70 percent.