Officials To Announce Decision On Medical Pot For PainThe Minnesota Health Department is set to announce whether it will expand the legal use of medical marijuana to cover people with intractable pain.
PA Food Truck Explosion May Lead To Change In MN StandardsMinnesota's food truck businesses are revisiting safety measures after a dangerous incident in Philadelphia on Tuesday. A mother and daughter working inside a Philadelphia food truck were critically injured, and at least 10 others were hospitalized after an explosion.
Paulsen, Ellison Reassure Constituents About Gov’t Shutdown’s EndThe federal government shutdown is now affecting Minnesota jobs. The state will lay off 105 health department workers immediately, and thousands of other federal workers in the state will face the same fate. And Congress appears to be standing still. According to Congressman Erik Paulsen’s office, he skipped out on his own event Monday to head back to Washington to work on ending the shutdown. Some disappointed constituents, like Michael Waring of Edina, said they wanted to talk with him about ending the shutdown - even if it means joining with Democrats to do it.
Some Minn. Teens Healthier Than Those In 1990s A new survey finds substantial declines in rates of sexual activity, smoking and binge drinking among Minnesota teenagers since the 1990s.
Health Officials: Indiana Cantaloupe Causes 3 Salmonella Cases In Minn. Health officials are advising consumers to avoid eating cantaloupe grown in southwestern Indiana after a multi-state salmonella outbreak led to at least three cases in Minnesota.
Mail Workers Hold Drill, Prep For Possible AttackYou might be getting an important, unexpected package in the mail this weekend as part of a drill to get the Twin Cities ready in case of a chemical terrorist attack.
Temporary Tattoos May Cause Permanent Skin DamageThe Minnesota Health Department is looking into a possible health risk associated with henna tattoos after about a dozen kids dealt with skin infections, staph, and possible scarring following getting tattooed at a party.
Minn. Dairy Farmer Faces Contempt HearingA Minnesota dairy farmer accused of selling contaminated raw milk that made 15 people sick is due in court on a contempt charge.
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