A year ago, who would've thought Ebola, of all things, would emerge as a central issue in Al Franken's reelection bid?It has. During a WCCO TV debate yesterday, Franken and his Republican challenger, Mike McFadden, spent over seven minutes going back and forth about what the appropriate response to ... More >>
Tucked into an environment bill signed into law by Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday was a measure banning triclosan, a controversial antibacterial agent found in a wide array of consumer products.Minnesota is the first state to ban triclosan, which is currently being reviewed by the Food and Drug Administ ... More >>
Bacon--pictured here, chicken fried--is as big as ever this year!When The Atlantic published its list of the Top 10 Biggest Food Stories of 2010, the Hot Dish couldn't help but chime in with our local take on each topic: 10. The Meat Trend From charcuterie plates to dry-aged steaks, both bee ... More >>
Leaders gather in Minneapolis with purses full of hand sanitizer
That didn't take long. This is only the second day of class at the University of Minnesota and school officials are already reporting dozens of probable H1N1 flu cases on campus
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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.
State agriculture department traces strain that sickened 1,251 to jalapeños from Texas
The big story of the day: tomatoes aren't the Salmonella culprit, jalapenos are. And Minnesota played a critical role in sniffing out the source of the illness.
Scared that the flu has killed so many otherwise healthy children this year? Maybe you should actually be more afraid.
The CP interview: Dr. Michael Osterholm of the University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy talks about the flu bug that could bring the world to its knees
THESE DAYS A submerged island that could be the source of the Atlantis myth was hit by a large earthquake and tsunami 12,000 years ago, a geologist has discovered. Oil expert Craig Smith predicts gas prices will skyrocket next year, jumping to five bucks a gallon. Apple took too long to file a pa ... More >>
This summer, Corky Maurer learned that he picked up hepatitis C in prison. And that's not the worst news.