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Minnesota Health Department

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Paulsen, Ellison Reassure Constituents About Gov’t Shutdown’s End

The 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.

10/07/2013

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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.

12/12/2012

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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.

08/17/2012

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Mail Workers Hold Drill, Prep For Possible Attack

You 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.

05/03/2012

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Temporary Tattoos May Cause Permanent Skin Damage

The 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.

06/25/2011

Milk

Minn. Dairy Farmer Faces Contempt Hearing

A Minnesota dairy farmer accused of selling contaminated raw milk that made 15 people sick is due in court on a contempt charge.

01/31/2011

High Pressure Water Treatment Sales

The Minnesota Health Department is warning residents about high-pressure sales tactics for water treatment systems.

10/13/2010