The free clinics for district employees opened two years ago in the north metro district. Staff members and their families can use the clinics for anything from a routine checkup to simple surgical procedures. The clinics allowed the district to turn a potential seven percent increase in premiums into a three percent increase, the Star Tribune reports. Other school districts are following suit.
Trails reopen as waters subside, but bridges damaged at Tettegouche State Park
Water levels on the river have dropped about six to eight feet since Friday.
Body pulled from Mississippi River ID'd as missing Elk River man
Keith Harvell had been missing since early last month.
2 victims identified in double-fatal north Minneapolis shooting
A 21-year-old man and a 51-year-old man were identified as the people who died at the scene this past weekend.
Former Proctor HS football player pleads guilty to sexual assault of teammate
The case will also remain in juvenile court, with conditions.
Lineup for returning Canterbury Park Concert Series revealed
Tickets go on sale Friday.
Doug Wardlow reneges on promise, will challenge GOP's AG candidate in primary
Wardlow's announcement sparked swift criticism from the MN GOP and the party-endorsed candidate, Jim Schultz.
US News '150 Best Places to Live' features 1 from MN, 3 from WI
The latest US News list is for the most populous metro areas only, so no small towns.
7 tornadoes touched down last week in western MN, ND
Two of the seven were EF-2 level tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service.
Floodwaters sweep through restaurant in Waite Park
The Sauk River crested on Monday.
City of Minneapolis, Jaleel Stallings reach $1.5M settlement
Although a settlement was made, the city will not admit fault or take any responsibility for the incident as part of the agreement with Stallings.
Fairview Health buys Minneapolis, Bloomington clinics
The Bloomington location will begin operating as a Fairview clinic this month. The Minneapolis clinic, which was destroyed by fire earlier this year, will re-open as a Fairview clinic in the spring.
Stillwater schools, government team up to save money
The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports Stillwater Area Schools are looking to share services and equipment with the city and Washington County as a way to be more efficient. Stillwater officials say you have to do things differently to give taxpayers the best value for their money.
Mayo Clinic confident it will "redefine health care"
The Post Bulletin reports the Rochester-based clinic plans to spend $3.5 billion on capital investments system-wide over the next five years. Sixty percent of that money will be used for equipment, researchers and technology. The remaining 40 percent will go towards construction projects.
Brooklyn Center schools trying again to get levy passed
Eight times in six years Brooklyn Center voters have rejected additional tax levies for schools. District officials hope the ninth vote will have a different outcome. If not, they face $600,000 in cuts.
Celebrations cut short in Brooklyn Center
The Earle Brown Heritage Center was evacuated Saturday night after police received a bomb threat. The convention center was hosting two weddings and a prom. Investigators didn't find anything suspicious. They're now looking into whether the prank was tied to any of the events at the center.
State Dept. of Health says Minnesota reaches school vaccination goals
The Minnesota Department of Health is encouraged by new numbers from federal officials regarding early childhood vaccinations. Data from 2011 in a new survey released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that an estimated 96 percent of Minnesota children ages 19 to 35 months were vaccinated for measles, mumps and rubella through last year, which the state says is better than the national average.
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