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What to expect from the flu this fall

2009
Sep 3, 2009

Well, the State Fair put it's H1N1 flu action plan to work today. And, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Minnesota Department of Health, schools and employers need to be similarly ready for the virus as the fall flu season takes hold.

Congressional Democrats stumbled out of the starting blocks unveiling their healthcare reform bills today. They're struggling to find ways to pay for insuring the nation's uninsured.

2009
Jun 19, 2009

Congressional Democrats stumbled out of the starting blocks unveiling their healthcare reform bills today. They're struggling to find ways to pay for insuring the nation's uninsured. The House bill would create a federal plan to compete with private insurers.

Safety net hospitals facing big losses from governor's cuts

2009
May 18, 2009

Minnesota's safety net hospitals are sifting through their options after Governor Pawlenty eliminated public insurance coverage for up to 35,000 of the state's poorest adults to balance the budget. The cuts don't take effect until the middle of 2010.

Former Vice President Walter Mondale and former U.S. Sen. Dave Durenberger reflect on public life and civic engagement

2009
Mar 17, 2009

Two senior statesmen reflect on public life and civic engagement. Former Vice President Walter Mondale and former U.S. Sen. Dave Durenberger discuss their experiences in public life and the need for civic engagement. The discussion was sponsored by the Eugene J.

Budget cuts often matter most in rural hospitals and county health services. Series: "The State Budget in Your Backyard"

2009
Mar 4, 2009

Healthcare is one of the fastest-growing costs for Minnesota government. Governor Tim Pawlenty says it's critical to slow the growth in healthcare spending. He wants to reduce the cost of Minnesota Care, the state-funded insurance program. He's also proposing cuts to medicaid reimbursements.

Pawlenty says state on track to meet climate change goals - lawmakers want more leadership

2009
Feb 13, 2009

The Pawlenty administration says Minnesota is on track to meet its ambitious goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Officials reported to a legislative committee Thursday, as required by state law.

Manufacturing initiative that gives hospitals a way to save using manufacturing model: Lean Health

2008
Dec 29, 2008

An initiative to make northwestern Minnesota hospitals more efficient is spreading across the state. It's called Lean Health and it uses the same ideas companies like Marvin Windows and Arctic Cat use to streamline assembly line production.

Native Americans ride to Mankato to mark 146th anniversary of mass hanging

2008
Dec 23, 2008

A group of about 50 Native Americans will ride on horseback into the Mankato area later this week. Their arrival will mark the end of a nearly 300 mile trip to mark the 146th anniversary of the largest mass execution in U.S. history.

Obama's role for Tom Daschle in health care

2008
Dec 11, 2008

In selecting Tom Daschle to be his health and human services secretary, President-elect Barack Obama said Thursday that he wanted Mr.

DFL U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar will convene national health care leaders for a summit in Minneapolis

2008
Nov 24, 2008

DFL U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar will convene national health care leaders for a summit in Minneapolis this week (TUES). Klobuchar says she organized the event to give industry leaders an opportunity to discuss ways to strengthen America's health care system, including Medicare.

Sen. Norm Coleman declares victory, regardless of recount.

2008
Nov 5, 2008

Sen. Norm Coleman declares victory, regardless of recount.

Franken campaign attorney David Lillehaug says Norm Coleman has to wait for the recount

2008
Nov 5, 2008

Day after election: Franken campaign attorney David Lillehaug says Norm has to wait for the recount because it's the law

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