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May 17, 2013
Worthington girl fulfilling dancing dream
WORTHINGTON -- Like every little girl, 5-year old Maddison Veen, daughter of Ken and Cristy Veen, had dreams of becoming a ballerina. Diagnosed...
May 17, 2013 - 11:08pm
April 30, 2013
Health care marketplace board ready to work
ST. PAUL -- Phil Norgaard uttered words seldom heard in the meeting-filled Minnesota Capitol: "I can't wait to get to some meetings." The Fond du Lac American Indian Reservation human services director Tuesday had just been named to the MNSure board, which will govern a new health...
April 30, 2013 - 11:37pm
April 25, 2013
More health care changes for Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota already is on track to establish a new way for its residents to buy health insurance, and now legislators are poised to change how the state takes care of its elderly, disabled and poor. Senators debated late Thursday their plan to spend $11.2 billion in the...
April 25, 2013 - 11:01pm
April 23, 2013
House debates health bill; hospital impact unknown
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota state representatives were prepared to approve a health-care spending bill late Monday or early today without knowing how...
April 23, 2013 - 12:08am
April 19, 2013
Memory loss seminar is Friday in Windom
WINDOM - "The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease," a free seminar, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Business Arts & Recreation Center (BARC), Room 10, in Windom. Sponsors for the event are RSVP, BARC, Windom Education and Collaborative Center and Community...
April 19, 2013 - 9:31pm
April 12, 2013
Letters: Health, human service cuts are ill-advised
NAMI Minnesota is deeply disappointed with the cuts being proposed to the health and human services budget at the state capitol. Mental health funding has been cut more than $60 million the past several years -- this from a system that everyone agrees is fragile and underfunded. We...
April 12, 2013 - 12:00am
April 9, 2013
Letter: Cuts to long-term care are shocking, wrong
Recently, the Minnesota House Democratic majority unveiled its budget targets for the next two years. The proposal would spend more than $39 billion on state government programs -- nearly $4 billion more than what's being spent in our current budget -- and contains a $2.4 billion...
April 9, 2013 - 12:00am
April 5, 2013
Letter: Fears of tobacco black market are unfounded
In a recent article in the Daily Globe ("In border town, Dayton's budget faces skepticism"), it was noted that there are some concerns over raising the tobacco tax because of fear of a black market developing. This is a common, yet false, argument put forth by the tobacco industry...
April 5, 2013 - 12:00am
March 28, 2013
Letter: We can all pitch in to stop sexual violence
April is Sexual Assault Month and for many people, it is not easy to talk about sex, let alone sexual assault and rape. But let's take a moment and get past the blushing, because this conversation is very important. Last year the Southwest Crisis Center served more than 100 individuals...
March 28, 2013 - 12:00am
March 27, 2013
Nobles County healthiest in region?
WORTHINGTON -- Nobles County may have the highest rate of teen births and the largest percentage of children in poverty among its neighbors in southwest Minnesota, but a recent ranking of overall health among counties across the state shows residents here fare better than others when...
March 27, 2013 - 10:00pm
Letter: Organ donation can make a difference
The Children's Organ Transplant Association (COTA) was founded in 1986 when residents of Bloomington, Ind., rallied around a toddler who needed a life-saving liver transplant. In less than eight weeks, the community raised $100,000 to place the boy on the organ waiting list. But the...
March 27, 2013 - 12:00am
March 22, 2013
Letter: Meeting on Medicare enrollment was worthwhile
Last Tuesday evening, there was a well-attended informational meeting for those considering Medicare enrollment. It was presented by Gail Radke, working through the Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging. She did a fine job explaining a complicated subject, and I urge anyone with...
March 22, 2013 - 12:00am
March 21, 2013
Minnesota House and Senate Democrats propose $150 million health budget cut
ST. PAUL -- Elderly and disabled Minnesotans likely would be most hurt by proposed cuts to the state's health and human services budget that caught many lawmakers by surprise, some advocates say. Budget outlines House and Senate Democratic leaders released this week propose cutting...
March 21, 2013 - 10:10pm
Lawmakers push to keep state health care program
ST. PAUL -- Thousands of lower-income Minnesotans could continue to get health insurance from the state even as major reforms take root under a plan lawmakers moved forward Wednesday. House Majority Leader Erin Murphy, DFL-St. Paul, said the state needs to update and continue MinnesotaCare,...
March 21, 2013 - 12:31am
Health insurance bill signed into law
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans will be able to shop for health insurance through a state marketplace beginning Oct. 1, but may not see savings for a...
March 21, 2013 - 12:16am