Focus On Health

Nearly Naked Ruck March Supports Local Veterans

DULUTH, Minn. - The Second Annual Nearly Naked Ruck March is just around the corner. The 10 mile hike raises money for 23rd Veteran, an organization helping military veterans transition back…

"Give Kids a Smile" Day Takes Over LSC

DULUTH, Minn.-Almost 70 kids filled up Lake Superior College dental facility to get free dental care today. The event was part of the “Give Kids a Smile” day which went…

Governor Dayton Visits Mayo Clinic Regarding Cancer Diagnosis

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, Governor Mark Dayton visited the Mayo Clinic for his scheduled appointments regarding his recent diagnosis of prostate cancer. "Governor Mark Dayton's prostate cancer was caught early and is localized, treatable,…

United Healthcare to Hire 100 Workers

DULUTH, Minn. - There are new details on those 100 new jobs at United Healthcare in Duluth. Most of the available jobs are customer service positions, working with subscribers over…

Minnesota Health Officials Investigating Student's Death

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Department of Health is investigating what caused the unexpected death of a college student. State officials are concerned Monday's death of Minnesota State University, Mankato student Adam Ellingson may have been linked to bacterial…

United Healthcare Adding 100 Jobs

DULUTH, Minn. - Good news in the local job market. United Healthcare is hiring 100 people for its Duluth office. Positions include customer service and enrollment representatives. United Healthcare told…

MNsure Announces 1-Week Special Enrollment Period

ST. PAUL (AP) - Minnesota's state-run health insurance exchange has announced a one-week special enrollment period. It's designed to give Minnesotans extra time to take advantage of a new law providing relief…

American Red Cross Holds Blood Drive at UMD

DULUTH, Minn.- The American Red Cross is having a blood shortage, after several rounds of severe winter weather in many parts of the country forced them to cancel blood drives. Since December…

Minnesota's Medical Marijuana Program Needs More Money

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ Minnesota's medical marijuana program needs more money to help cover costs associated with being one of the most restrictive laws in the country. The state's Office of Medical Cannabis is seeking $500,000 over the next…

Wisc. Attorney General, Group Announce Sex Assault Kit Tracking

MADISON (AP) - Attorney General Brad Schmiel and a sexual assault prevention group have launched a new initiative to help victims track evidence in their cases. The Department of Justice and the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault, announced the creation…

MNSure Enrollment Extension

ST. PAUL, Minn. - There's good news for Minnesotans who need health insurance. MNSure, the state–run insurance exchange announced a special one–week enrollment period. This extension gives Minnesotans extra time to take…

Dayton Signs Premium Relief Bill

ST. PAUL - Governor Mark Dayton today signed Chapter 2, SF 1 to provide an automatic 25-percent reduction in health insurance premiums for the more than 125,000 Minnesotans facing significant premium increases in the individual market. The following is a…

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