Edward Ehlinger

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    Medical marijuana expert met privately with MN policymakers to discuss legalization

    Minnesota may be closer to legalizing medical marijuana than anyone realizes.At a press conference earlier this year, Gov. Mark Dayton reiterated his opposition to medical marijuana and argued that "objective information" was needed in the debate, seeming to slam the door shut. But a couple weeks l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    23 flu-related deaths in Minnesota first week of January; 33 all last flu season

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    State smoking ban turns five today

    The Freedom to Breathe Act turns five today! That's five years of shamed huddling outside the bar (or restaurant, or workplace) in rain, sleet, snow, just to light up. And for what? Well... "Simply put, Minnesotans are healthier," says Dr. Edward Ehlinger, the state's Department of Health commission ... More >>

  • News

    April 8, 1998

    Seeing Red

    A local teen finds himself up against a federal rule that permanently bans gay and bisexual men from donating blood.