On the same day a Minneapolis City Council committee recommended the appointment of Architectural Alliance and Sink Combs Dethlefs as the team to handle the $97 million Target Center renovation project, final renderings of what the building will look like after work is complete have been published o ... More >>
A bill that would legalize medical marijuana in Minnesota passed a health committee Friday with an amendment calling for a health impact study. The study mirrors a recent compromise offered by Gov. Mark Dayton and his staff but would be conducted alongside the proposed medical marijuana program rath ... More >>
Gov. Mark Dayton took to WCCO radio this morning to say that his proposal to research medical marijuana hasn't gotten any love from the advocates of broader legalization. He put the prospects of passing it between "slim and none." However, those same advocates plan to add part of the Dayton proposa ... More >>
Last week, Gov. Mark Dayton asked members of his staff to work on a medical marijuana bill that he could possibly sign into law. Here it is -- a seven-page proposal that seems destined to make everyone happy except the actual supporters of medical marijuana. Rather than green light a distribution s ... More >>
Ads on NBA jerseys seem to be inevitable, but so far the league has resisted pressure to follow the path of European soccer.SEE ALSO: Vikings QB problem, summed up in one jersey That's not the case in the WNBA, where today the Lynx became the sixth team to emblazon its jerseys with an advertiser's l ... More >>
This morning, the Minnesota Management and Budget office announced the state is projected to have a budget surplus of $1.23 billion in the current biennium and $2.6 billion in the next. SEE ALSO: The Zygi Wilf/Mark Dayton photo people can't get enough of: Top 10 tweetsHours later, Gov. Mark Dayton r ... More >>
After a three year break, Hard Rock Cafe is returning to Minnesota -- and this time it's headed for the Mall of America. The Orlando-based franchise recently posted listings on its corporate website for general manager, restaurant operations manager, kitchen manager, and sales manager positions at ... More >>
Block E is officially no more. At a news conference today, Minneapolis's saddest property was officially renamed Mayo Clinic Square.The name isn't the only thing that's changing. As we told you about a few months back, it's about to be redeveloped into a Timberwolves and Lynx practice facility. Toda ... More >>
Oh baby killing billboard company, you outdo yourself every time. pic.twitter.com/pOV3aV7TTp-- Jane Booth-Tobin (@jboothto) November 15, 2013 Jane Booth-Tobin, a media strategist for TakeAction Minnesota, tweeted out the above photo of a pro-life billboard at the intersection of Chicago Avenue and 3 ... More >>
Getting old sucks, kids. Exhibit A -- 66-year-old Mark Dayton's hip injury.RELATED: Conservatives upset Mark Dayton missed speech for birth of first grandchild Dayton has canceled all his public appearances for the next few days after he hurt himself Saturday while descending some stairs.
Andrew Sandstrom, 24, and his 27-year-old wife Shayna have five kids. They had six, but tragically, their youngest died earlier this month after Andrew accidentally left her in a hot minivan for hours. Their remaining children were placed in foster care after their Moorhead apartment was found to co ... More >>
A new study by Mayo Clinic researchers finds that nearly seven in 10 residents of southeastern Minnesota are on prescription drugs, and researchers believe that proportion is comparable to the nation as a whole.FROM MAY: Cocaine, antidepressants found in roughly one-third of Minnesota lakes, study f ... More >>
This Sunday, the state of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic are hosting a reception at the Chicago Yacht Club. The event invitation promises "breathtaking views of Lake Michigan" and "an unrivaled occasion to meet leaders of Minnesota's remarkable biosciences industries."Sounds fancy -- and expensive. A ... More >>
Earlier today, a student at Kellogg Middle School in Rochester was injured when his cell phone suddenly combusted, burning his leg.SEE ALSO: Massive Uptown fire engulfs building near Lake Street and Irving Avenue [PHOTOS] [VIDEO]The classroom where the incident occurred was evacuated, and in an audi ... More >>
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 >>
SEE ALSO:-- The 2012 State Fair poster looks like something out of a drug-induced nightmare [PHOTO]-- Wisconsin State Fair rampage: Cell phone video of the mob violence [VIDEO]In a scene that gives a whole new meaning to "live birth exhibit," a carnival employee gave birth to a baby boy on Tuesday e ... More >>
The Indoor Tanning Association is fighting back against a recent Mayo Clinic study that found higher rates of skin cancer in those who use tanning beds, and Minnesotans are getting caught in the crossfire.A letter released by the association claims that the Mayo study was flawed because the populati ... More >>
A new Mayo Clinic study found a dramatic rise in skin cancer rates among young people, with a particularly sharp increase for young women.The study, which looked at melanoma rates for 18- to 39-year-olds in 85-percent-white Olmsted County, found that from 1970 to 2009, the incidence of melanoma i ... More >>
It's official -- people these days have allergies to everything.The latest example is little 11-year-old Grant Schlager of Austin, Minnesota. When Grant exposes his body to cold temperatures, he breaks out in hives. Swimming in cold water is basically a no-go. Even the simple pleasure of an icy s ... More >>
Smooth.If you live in Olmstead County, you're now about half as likely to die of a heart attack than you were ten years ago. That's according to a new paper out of the Mayo Clinic. So what are our southern neighbors doing that's so heart healthy? Researchers at Mayo think it's because they can' ... More >>
One of our favorite road trip destinations.The Hot Dish has been itching for a road trip lately. But unlike the guy who drove 500 miles to eat at Chipotle, we're seeking true destination dining. Last year, the estimable Bayport BBQ took home our Best Restaurant Worth the Drive honors, but t ... More >>
Three Rochester women are protesting Saudi Arabia's sexist driving rules.Saudi Arabia's monarchy is notorious for the way it forces women to live as second class citizens, or worse. Only with written permission from a male guardian can they work, travel or even see a doctor. And they can't ... More >>
Brock Lesnar has fallen ill with diverticulitis again.Brock Lesnar is sick with diverticulitis again.The U of M wrestling standout, former UFC heavyweight champion, and current star of The Ultimate Fighter reality show has suffered a relapse of the illness that almost left him needing a colostomy ... More >>
Today we were surfing Reddit and came across this little gem and we're proclaiming user "DuckSauced" as the Twins fan of the season to beat so far.
Bacon = medicine.The New York Times magazine explores food-as-medicine connections, as a parent explains the process of treating his nine-year-old son's epilepsy with an extremely high-fat diet that's heavy on the bacon, cheese, and macadamia nuts, as well as eggs scrambled with heavy cream a ... More >>
Photo by worakIf you're an adult who still enjoys a cool wet wipe after using the bathroom, you could be in for one heck of a nasty butt rash. So says the Mayo Clinic in Rochester in a new report about toilet paper wipes that use a chemical preservative called methylchloroisothiazolinone or MCI.& ... More >>
Photo: striaticHere's a big, steamy pile of an embarrassment for The Mayo Clinic, which carefully nurtures its reputation as an international leader in health care delivery and research. One of its ERs told a disabled, malnourished kid he was fine for school. That's despite the fact that wh ... More >>
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Speaking to a nearly packed Target Center, he gave a more folksy version of his health care reform speech given to the joint session of Congress earlier this week.
Discuss health care reform with Sen. Amy Klobuchar Sunday evening through a tele-town hall.
When the Mayo Clinic put out a statement about one of the committee's proposed provisions for health care reform, Fox News's starlet Sean Hannity pounced and quickly over-dramatized the life out of it.
There are a lot of inappropriate (and illegal) things that happen behind hotel room doors. But is watching pay-per-view porn one of them?
Lucky for Minneapolis, the major Minnesota city is only down an estimated 142 residents since 2000 for a total population of 382,605.
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We're pretty sure every Minnesotan will soon be living inside the Mall of America and never leaving our indoor mecca. Next up: A Mayo Clinic to keep you alive forever.
Supposedly the ancient man was accompanied by his son Jesus and looked pretty damn good for his 14.5 billion years.
And you thought the only thing happening in Rochester was Mayo Clinic research.
Rep. Keith Ellison announced a trip to Saudi Arabia with Minnesota companies for a trade mission to boost business relations abroad.
Friday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
Before you get too hung up on the miracle of birth and the idea of 16,000 precious wonderful babies to have and to hold, step back for a second. Newborns are ugly, ugly creatures.
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But to get her son's mysterious malady diagnosed, a mother must battle some of the area's top hospitals
A host of Minnesota politicians say pork-barrel spending on a railroad expansion project threatens the Mayo Clinic
Nancy Hanlon says she met and talked with one of the 9/11 hijackers in a Rochester, Minnesota bar just weeks before the attack. Is it true? There's no telling for sure. Is her story plausible? Yes.
A journey with our daughters
After a century of hoarding American Indian remains, scientists are being forced to return their specimens. But the bodies may not go back into the ground without a fight.
Arabs stole the anchorwoman! and other tales of sweeps month.