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Governor Pawlenty further reiterates his opposition to a key element of health care reform

2010
Oct 8, 2010

Gov. Tim Pawlenty repeated his opposition Friday to so-called "insurance exchanges," a key piece of health care reform. He said exchanges amount to government interfering with the free market.

Pawlenty does about-face on insurance exchange idea

2010
Oct 8, 2010

Gov. Tim Pawlenty is standing by his decision to ignore a federal request for input on a key piece of health care reform.

James Oberstar Copper-Nickel review

2010
Aug 28, 2010

Minnesota 8th District Congressman James Oberstar was in Hoyt Lakes today to push for faster completion of the environmental review for a proposed copper-nickel mine. Stephanie Hemphill reports.

Conferences considers how arts and medicine can be blended

2010
Apr 27, 2010

The 21st Annual International Arts in Healthcare conference is happening now.  It's entitled "Partners in Health", and it runs through Saturday at the Hilton Minneapolis.

Bachmann's environmental voting record criticized

2010
Apr 15, 2010

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is brushing off criticism of her voting record from an environmental group. The League of Conservation Voters says Bachmann achieved a two-percent rating -- nearly the lowest possible -- and the group plans to work against her re-election.

Bachmann responds

2010
Apr 14, 2010

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is brushing off criticism of her voting record from an environmental group. The League of Conservation Voters says Bachmann achieved a two-percent rating -- nearly the lowest possible -- and the group plans to work against her re-election.

Bachmann targeted

2010
Apr 14, 2010

The League of Conservation Voters says it will campaign against Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann in the fall election. The non-profit advocacy group has named Bachmann to its national list of so-called Dirty Dozen congressional candidates.

Ask the doctor: Dr. Hallberg on medical issues in the news.

2010
Mar 23, 2010

University of Minnesota family practice physician Dr. Jon Hallberg joins Midday in the studio to talk about medical issues in the news. Guest: Dr. Jon Hallberg: Family practice physician, Mill City Clinic. Assistant professor of family medicine, University of Minnesota.

State senate committee looking to tighten rules on copper nickel mines

2010
Mar 10, 2010

Later today the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee will discuss a bill that would tighten the rules on copper-nickel mines. The question has taken on some urgency, as a half-dozen companies are now making plans to open such mines in northeastern Minnesota.

Polymet has already invested in protection

2010
Mar 9, 2010

About seventy people came to the Capitol Monday to hear testimony on a proposed copper-nickel mine for Northeastern Minnesota. Polymet C-E-O Joe Scipioni  said his company has already invested 100-million-dollars to plan for environmental protection.

Independence Party candidates for governor Series: Campaign 2010 (Rob Hahn, Tom Horner, John Uldrich)

2010
Mar 1, 2010

Meet the candidates: Independence Party candidates for governor. Broadcast: Midday, 03/01/2010, 11:00 a.m. Three Independence Party candidates for governor join Gary Eichten on Midday to discuss issues facing the state and take questions from listeners.

What did President Obama's health care summit accomplish?

2010
Feb 26, 2010

 A day after President Barack Obama gathered top lawmakers in Washington for a bipartisan summit on health care, former U.S. Sen. Dave Durenberger, Chair of the National Institute of Health Policy, assesses the ideas and accomplishments of the all-day session. Guest: David Durenberger: U.S.

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