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Could A Blood Test Detect Alzheimer’s Disease?

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester are determining whether a blood test could offer early detection for Alzheimer’s Disease. The Mayo analyzed samples of plasma and brain fluids from 45 patients.

05/29/2013

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Expert: Gas Prices Have Peaked

Want to hear some good news about gas prices for a change? It looks like gas prices in the Twin Cities have peaked.

05/20/2013

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Officials Say Drought Concerns Are Easing Considerably

There’s good news regarding Minnesota’s drought: It’s easing up considerably.

05/06/2013

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Mayo Study: No Link Between Anesthesia And Dementia

Can anesthesia from surgery cause dementia in elderly patients? That question was the subject of a recent Mayo Clinic study. The findings were released Wednesday.

05/01/2013

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MnDOT To Motorists: Please Use the ‘Zipper Merge’

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is once again urging motorists to “do the zipper merge” in construction zones.

04/26/2013

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Drought Continues To Relax Its Grip On Minnesota

Updated information shows that the drought continues to relax its grip on Minnesota.

04/25/2013

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Drug Test For Lawmakers: Next Stop, Senate

Members of the Minnesota Senate will decide whether to require drug tests for lawmakers to qualify for their pay and benefits.

04/24/2013

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Would You Donate A Kidney To A Stranger?

Would you donate your kidney to a stranger? A growing number of people are willing to do just that.

04/18/2013

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120 Nat’l Guard Members Return From Afghanistan

One-hundred-twenty members of the Minnesota National Guard are returning from their year-long deployment to Afghanistan, where they trained and mentored soldiers in the Afghan National Army.

04/04/2013

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Snow Emergency Season Over In Minneapolis

Yes, it feels like winter today. But if you need more proof that spring is coming, consider this — April 1 is the last day for declaring snow emergencies in Minneapolis.

04/01/2013

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Big Payout In ‘The Other Office Pool’ — Powerball

March Madness basketball brackets aren’t the only office pools underway this Thursday. Powerball players also are pooling their money to buy blocks of tickets for a $320 million jackpot.

03/21/2013

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High-Tech Bingo Coming To Boost New Stadium Funds

There is now another way to gamble and help pay for the new Vikings stadium: electronic bingo. The Minnesota Gambling Control Board approved the high-tech bingo on Monday.

03/19/2013

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‘U’ Study: Working While Pregnant Doesn’t Hurt Baby

A new University of Minnesota study should put the minds of many pregnant women who are still on the job full-time at ease.

03/15/2013

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Monarch Butterflies Coming From Mexico Are Disappearing

Scientists report a drop of nearly 60 percent in the number of Monarch butterflies making it to their winter home in Mexico this year — the lowest level since record-keeping began 20 years ago.

03/14/2013

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Study: Kids Who Avoid Things More Likely To Have Anxiety

Kids who avoid scary situations are more likely to have anxiety problems.

03/12/2013

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