Deal Stalls Agency Leader Salary Hike, Grants Lawmaker PowerThe Minnesota House has endorsed a deal that stalls commissioner pay hikes until June but gives Gov. Mark Dayton a narrow window to boost those salaries.
Minnesota National Guard Troops No Longer Needed In LiberiaThe 34th Red Bull Infantry Division was set to help the U.S. military in containing the Ebola virus in the west African nation. Since the number of those infected with the virus has dropped dramatically, there's no need for the national guard's support.
Red Bulls No Longer Heading To Africa To Battle EbolaNearly 300 Minnesota National Guard Soldiers who have been preparing for a deployment to Liberia have been told their mission has been called off.
Unpaid Bills From Flooding, Ebola May Cost State $29MMinnesota lawmakers are looking to spend $29 million to cover cost overruns at state agencies.
As Anxiety Wanes, Minnesota Keeps Eyes Out For Ebola SpreadState health officials say they won't be done watching for the spread of Ebola for at least another year. The Minnesota Department of Health is currently monitoring 47 residents who traveled from the West African countries ravaged by the deadly virus. As of Sunday, the state had cleared 216 travelers after a 21-day monitoring period. No cases have been confirmed in Minnesota.
Minnesota Widow Hopes Ebola Eradicated In 2015A Minnesota woman whose husband was the first American to die from Ebola hopes to see the deadly virus eradicated in 2015. In July, Decontee Kofa's husband, Patrick Sawyer, died of Ebola in Nigeria after traveling from his native Liberia, which has been hit hard by the disease.
St. Paul Nurse Returns From Ebola Fight In Sierra LeoneCarrie Jo Cain has spent the past two months in Sierra Leone, training people to work in Ebola Community Care Centers.
Books For Africa Helps Kids Idled By Ebola CrisisIt’s the face of Liberia that is now capturing world attention. A coordinated fight is taking place in the African nation to control the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. But fighting the outbreak also has some negative but necessary side effects that will keep Liberian children from attending school.
Student Books Heading From Minnesota To LiberiaMore than 22,000 books are on their way from Minnesota to Liberian students out of school because of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Books For Africa plans a ceremony recognizing the shipment at its St. Paul warehouse Tuesday.
2014 In Review: Top National HeadlinesTo look back on the headlines of the past year is to see conflict, war, disease, protest, a startling scientific achievement, and the death of a man who brought joy to countless people. 2014 was also an election year, and it brought change in political power, as well as a more lenient approach to marijuana in some communities.
4 MN Hospitals Among 35 US Officials Designate For Ebola CareFour Minnesota hospitals are among the 35 hospitals health officials have designated across the country as Ebola treatment centers. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the list of hospitals on Tuesday.