From the North Shore to the southern plains, Minnesotans have no shortage of places to take in nature. Researchers have found that having short experi

Feeling stressed out? Get some help from Mother Nature

Being outside has been found to reduce cortisol levels.

Want to avoid bad breath? Try these easy tips

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Bad breath is easy to avoid.
Brushing and flossing are two quick fixes.

Minnesota researchers identify virus as cause of mystery paralysis in kids

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At home Thursday following surgery in California, Quinton Hill, right, showed his arm brace to his friend Max Joyce.
Researchers from Minnesota and the CDC made the breakthrough on the puzzling ailment.
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Court: EPA has 90 days to justify use of dangerous pesticide

A federal appeals court has given the Environmental Protection Agency 90 days to justify why a widely used but dangerous pesticide should stay on the market.
National
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Bennet's cancer surgery termed a success as he looks to 2020

Sen. Michael Bennet has been successfully treated for prostate cancer, clearing the way for a possible 2020 presidential campaign, his office says.
National
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Wisconsin DNR corrects vote totals on CWD bounties program

Corrected results from a survey of outdoor enthusiasts still show broad support for reviving a program to offer bounties for deer carcasses infected with chronic wasting disease.
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Plans for mental health treatment center in Savage move forward

Inpatient center in Savage will fill a regional gap.
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How many cherries in frozen pie? FDA may soon drop rules

President Donald Trump may soon be able to claim a sweet victory for his deregulation push, with officials preparing to get rid of the decades-old rules for frozen cherry pies.
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Two-wave US flu season is now the longest in a decade

Three months ago, this flu season was shaping up to be short and mild in the U.S. But a surprising second viral wave has made it the longest in 10 years.
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Researchers: Virus linked to polio-like illness

Researchers at the University of Minnesota and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say a virus appears to be the cause of a polio-like illness that caused paralyzing symptoms in some Minnesota children last fall, including one girl who remains hospitalized after losing all motor function.
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US corporations embracing 420 as pot legalization grows

Potheads have for decades celebrated their love of marijuana on April 20, but the once counter-culture celebration that was all about getting stoned now is so mainstream Corporate America is starting to embrace it.
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Bobcat that attacked golfer, horse, had rabies

A bobcat that attacked a golfer in Connecticut shortly after scratching a horse has tested positive for rabies.
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Hennepin County reports drop in child protection caseloads

Hennepin County Board invested in staff, family resources to keep more kids out of system.
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April 18

Cancer-causing chemical taints water after California blaze

The drinking water in Paradise, California, where 85 people died last year in the nation's worst wildfire in a century, is contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical benzene, officials said.
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April 18

Doctor: Tennessee church shooting suspect has mental illness

A psychiatrist has identified mental illnesses in the man accused of fatally shooting a woman and wounding seven people at a Tennessee church in 2017.
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April 18

Investigation of illegal painkillers targets 30 in Tennessee

A doctor who prescribed more than 4 million opioid pills, including to a pregnant woman who later died, is one of more than 30 medical professionals in Tennessee charged with illegally prescribing and distributing millions of painkillers, federal authorities said Thursday.
Variety
April 18

For school shooting survivors, trauma has no time limit

Alex Rozenblat can still hear the cries of a wounded boy calling for help as she hid from the gunfire that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last year.
National
April 18
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, April 9, 2019.

McConnell proposes national minimum age of 21 for tobacco

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday he plans to introduce legislation to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 nationally, rating the health initiative as one of his top priorities.
Variety
April 18

US awards $350M in research funds to fight opioid epidemic

U.S. health officials are giving $350 million to researchers in four states hit hardest by the deadly opioid epidemic.
Variety
April 18

Man attacked by bobcat on Connecticut golf course

A bobcat that attacked a golfer in Connecticut was beaten off by golf clubs before environmental police tracked it down and killed it, authorities said.
National
April 18

North Carolina Gov. Cooper vetoes 'born-alive' legislation

North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a measure Thursday written by Republicans and backed by social conservatives that addresses a doctor's responsibilities if a later-term abortion results in an infant born alive.
National
April 18

Mississippi officials defend 'heartbeat' abortion law

The office of Mississippi's Democratic attorney general filed papers this week defending a law that bans most abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy.
National
April 18

Marijuana advocates trying again for Wisconsin legalization

Marijuana advocates have high hopes that the latest proposal to legalize pot in Wisconsin has a better chance of success than ever given growing public support, but the bill unveiled Thursday again faces stiff opposition from Republicans who control the Legislature.