Health Department

3rd State Official Is Working For Medical Marijuana GrowerA third state official who helped write Minnesota's medical cannabis law has gone to work for the company licensed to sell it.
Medical Cannabis Information From The Health DepartmentFor all you need to know about the state's medical marijuana program, click <a href="" target="_blank">here. </a>
Report: Number Of Reported STD Cases Up In 2014New statistics from the Department of Health show that the number of reportable sexually transmitted diseases in Minnesota increased by 6 percent in the last year, with chlamydia being the most reported disease.
ND HIV/AIDS Rate Rises With Population Growth The number of HIV and AIDS cases in North Dakota has grown dramatically in recent years as workers from across the country have flocked to the state because of its booming economy.
Powder In Pine Co. Courthouse Could Have Made People SickSuspicious envelopes that shutdown a Minnesota courthouse had something in them that could have made people sick.
Jennie-O Plant Worker Tests Positive For TBA worker at a Jennie-O Turkey Store plant in central Minnesota has tested positive for tuberculosis. A spokesman for Jennie-O's parent company, Hormel Foods Corp., says the Stearns County Public Health Department informed the Melrose plant on Monday that a worker had tested positive for TB.
New Law To Reveal Radon Testing To Home Buyers Drive down any residential block in Minnesota and the hidden risk of radon is there. That’s because according to state health experts, 40 percent of all homes have radon levels above the danger threshold.
ND Spills Went Unreported; State Testing Website North Dakota, the nation's No. 2 oil producer behind Texas, recorded nearly 300 oil pipeline spills in less than two years, state documents show. None was reported to the public, officials said.
Grow An Extra Row, Help Those In Need Food shelves can always use donations, but there's a twist -- you can help by growing an extra row in your garden this year.
Expert: Tanning Beds Major Part Of Increased Skin Cancer RatesNew data from the Health Department shows skin cancer is on the rise in Minnesota. Melanoma rates rapidly increased from 2005 to 2009.
Good Question: 'Reply All': Hail Mary Passes & Absentee BallotsA lot of absentee voting is going on right now, so Norma Garfin asked: If you vote absentee, and die before Election Day, does it count?
Officials: Mosquito-Bourne Virus Is Easily Preventable There's a rise in cases of encephalitis that can severely affect, or even disable, young children in Minnesota. Health officials, however, say it's preventable.
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