Public Health

UCare Customer Suing Minnesota Over Contract BiddingAn anonymous Minnesota resident is suing the state over its decision to drop UCare for public health care programs in a competitive bid process.
In Tax Plans, Small Stuff Aims For Big Impact On HealthSome smaller measures in tax plans on the table in Minnesota's budget discussion aim to make a big impact on public health and child safety. They won't get the attention of business property tax breaks or across-the-board income exemptions causing clashes, but the measures stand a decent chance of happening.
Flu Season Persists Despite Warmer TemperaturesThe Minnesota Department of Health is reminding Minnesotans that warmer temperatures do not mean an end to flu season.
Gov. Dayton Updates State On Ebola PreparednessWith Minnesota home to the largest Liberian population outside of West Africa, there's growing concern that the deadly virus could travel here. That's why Gov. Mark Dayton called together a panel of health, public safety and government leaders on Friday to update Minnesota's plans and preparedness.
Coon Rapids Company Recalls Products Due To Listeria ContaminationA Coon Rapids company is voluntarily recalling some of its products due to concerns of possible listeria contamination, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. Product sampling by the state agriculture department determined that some of the finished products produced by Parkers Farm Acquisition, LLC contained listeria monocytogenes bacteria, which could cause the disease listeriosis.
Bill Aims To Back State Off On Chili Cook-OffsCrosslake citizens say unnecessary health regulations have hurt their annual chili cook-off, and a state lawmaker has the fix.
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