-- Update at bottom --Last week, Minnesota came close to becoming the first place in the Western Hemisphere to experience an Ebola case when Patrick Sawyer, a 40-year-old Coon Rapids man, was stricken with the disease in Lagos, Nigeria shortly before he planned to board a flight back home.Though he ... More >>
Earlier this month, we told you about a Movoto Real Estate study that ranked Minnesota among the least stressed states. So it probably shouldn't come as a surprise to learn that a new CNNMoney study puts Minneapolis among the least stressed cities.For the study, which looked at the 55 Americans metr ... More >>
Minnesota is second only to New Hampshire in terms of the best states to live in, according to a list put together by Politico's Margaret Slattery.SEE ALSO: David Letterman shares his "top 10 least successful Minnesota businesses"Slattery's list "rounded up 14 different state rankings from reputable ... More >>
Minnesota might be nice, but a new study concludes that Minneapolis is actually quite naughty.SEE ALSO: Woodbury and Edina are top extramarital affair locales in Twin Cities, says AshleyMadison.comThe City of Lakes rated as the third-most sinful city in the nation in the Movoto real estate blog's li ... More >>
Last week, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture put out a public advisory for several products produced by the Belgrade Meat Center in Belgrade, Minnesota. The advisory was put out as a response after random, routine sampling turned up instances of Listeria monocytogenes in several of the compani ... More >>
Curious to hear more of what Mike Frey has to say after watching the video of him talking about "ejaculation inside of a colon" during yesterday's marriage equality hearing at the Capitol? Head to Northern Lights Baptist Church in Waconia, where he serves as pastor.THE BACKSTORY: Marriage equality o ... More >>
In a Minnesota Department of Public Health statement regarding what's shaping up to be the state's most severe flu season in years, Health Commissioner Dr. Edward Ehlinger said yesterday that "We are clearly at a high level of influenza activity in the state."SEE ALSO: Carly Christenson, 14, died of ... More >>
See also:-- New flu strain acquired through contact with pigs-- State Fair pigs examined, none sent home due to flu concernsMinnesota has recorded its second case of the flu that had State Fair workers examining 250 pigs last week as a precaution.
The fuzzy math behind the city's struggle to curb the crime wave
The first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) disease in a Minnesota resident in 2012 has been confirmed, according to a statement by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) today.The state's first laboratory-confirmed WNV case of the year is a St. Louis County man who fell ill and was hospitalized ... More >>
Daniel Levy, 21, took his own life in January
The ALA Minnesota would like to see more anti-smokinng advertising and higher cigarette taxes.The American Lung Association thinks Minnesota should do more to counteract tobacco use.In its annual report, the ALA gives the state an "F" grade in the area of spending on tobacco prevention and contro ... More >>
By now, you've no doubt heard about North Dakota's new "Legendary" ad campaign, which markets No-Dak as a state of skanks ready to have sex with any Tucker Max-clone willing to sit in a window and drink beer.But that's not the only thing Legendary about North Dakota. You don't get a nationwide re ... More >>
Michele Bachmann is running on the "pro-cancer" ticket.Michele Bachmann has made her first last stand in the race for the Republican nomination for president, and it is this: Getting cervical cancer is your constitutional right.Ever since the Texas Texan, Rick Perry, of Texas, joined the race, he ... More >>
Steven Soderbergh turns the disaster flick on its head
Bill Clinton and Michele Bachmann: Fundraising power couple.Former President Bill Clinton told the World Economic Forum recently that Rep. Michele Bachmann was divorced from reality and living in a parallel universe when it comes to health care in the United States. Right on cue, Bachmann turned ... More >>
Did Bachmann vote against liberty?Right before she showed up at CPAC and a drubbing in its presidential straw poll, Rep. Michele Bachmann voted for a a temporary extension of the PATRIOT, and proudly announced the vote on her Facebook page: "As a mother of five and a foster mother to 23 children ... More >>
Bachmann: Not ready for prime time, according to her former chief of staff.Ron Carey is one of Rep. Michele Bachmann's former chiefs of staff. He's the former chairman of the Minnesota GOP. Now, as Bachmann gets ready to deliver an important speech this morning to conservatives in Washington, D.C ... More >>
Bachmann looked at the right camera this time.Conservatives in Washington, D.C., got a full dose of Rep. Michele Bachmann with their morning coffee today. She kicked off her CPAC keynote address by lampooning her inability to look at the right camera for her State of the Union speech, slagged Ba ... More >>
The tea party caucus chair hasn't accounted for $1.5 million in campaign contributions.Michele Bachmann bragged in the last campaign cycle about the tens of thousands of small contributions she received from fans all over the country while building a $13 million war chest to defeat Tarryl Cla ... More >>
Bachmann forgets the slave trade.Is it time for someone to tap Rep. Michele Bachmann on the shoulder and suggest that she stop talking about American history? Last month in Iowa she insisted the Founding Fathers created a country in which race didn't matter, while ignoring the fact that they ... More >>
kthread on FlickrRaw Milk: some lawmakers want more of itState senators Sean Nienow, Gary Dahms, and Claire Robling are pushing legislation to make raw milk more widely available in Minnesota, even though the state health department says drinking it poses a serious health risk. The bill would al ... More >>
Minnesota corporation mistakenly sells "Illegal Alien" costume
Is bad economy leading to serious depression?
If dude fixes the economy, he can pull tubes in the Lincoln Bedroom for all I care.
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Osterholm told City Pages that the recall has gone too far and thus affected many Americans who weren't at risk in the first place.
But to get her son's mysterious malady diagnosed, a mother must battle some of the area's top hospitals
The nation's largest pharmacy chain brings moral values to Minnesota
What happens when the sex police make a house call?
Wings sprinkled with fairy dust. Free-falling sex. A bite that can kill. Meet Minnesota's favorite insect -- and the men who adore it.
Parents, pediatricians, and the growing threat of childhood antibiotic resistance
HIV can be deadly. But other STDs also impact the health of Minnesota's GLBT community
District 202's executive director Michael Kaplan packs up and heads east
A local teen finds himself up against a federal rule that permanently bans gay and bisexual men from donating blood.
Minnesota beef producers can begin using radiation to kill bacteria and extend the shelf life of everything from hamburger to filet mignon. But a number of scientists, scrappy idealists, and small farmers still say it's not a good idea.
As workers with AIDS remain on the job or return, employers scramble to react.
Some people think crack and furniture-stripping fumes made Chuck Strobel crazy. But it was the rural peace and quiet that drove him over the edge.
Most of those involved are still struggling to grasp that older people not only get HIV, but get it the same way everyone else does.
Candice Roark was a healthy 20-year-old when she was sent to the Persian Gulf in 1991. Now she has a pacemaker, fainting spells, and a lot of unanswered questions about what made her and thousands of other soldiers sick.