Immigrants and refugees often arrive in good health, but within a generation many of them are suffering from obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and other common problems. In what MPR calls a "first-of-its-kind collaboration," Mayo Clinic is partnering with community organizations to teach new arrivals to Minnesota about the importance of diet and exercise.
Here's the Minnesota schedule for the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train
It'll make numerous stops across Minnesota.
Charges: Minnesota elementary school teacher sexually assaulted 3 boys
The incidents were captured on video taken inside an elementary school classroom.
Woman killed in Moorhead identified as suspect's mother
An appeal has been issued to find the suspect's vehicle, which remains missing.
Ticket details released for 5-week run of 'Hamilton' in Minneapolis
The tour of the production has been delayed twice due to the pandemic.
Minnesota Board of Pharmacy files lawsuit against 3 THC edible retailers
The board has received 46 complaints in the past four months regarding the products.
ATF now investigating fire at Lyndale Avenue apartment building
It was the second fire at a vacant building owned by the same landlord that was being used by squatters in the past few months.
Beloved restaurant in southeastern MN to close after 40 years
A final night of celebrations is scheduled for Dec. 17.
MN town shelves ordinance allowing residents to sue abortion providers
Attorney General Keith Ellison advised the town to not go forward with the ordinance.
Man shot dead inside Minneapolis tavern is identified
The suspect is being held on probable cause murder.
Mayo joins new global effort to help victims of child sex abuse
Drug companies, medical schools, and others in the health care industry are collaborating to treat the long-term problems caused by sexual abuse of children. Experts say more governments are passing laws to protect children but sexual abuse is growing, nonetheless. 20 percent of the world's girls and ten percent of boys are abused before they turn 18.
Mayo lawyers argue patent case before U.S. Supreme Court
A case that could have big implications for patent law and the medical profession has reached the country's top court. MPR reports that lawyers for the Mayo Clinic on Wednesday morning will argue that a rival's blood-test patent goes too far. They say the patent also tries to cover the test's results. Prometheus sued Mayo for patent infringement after the clinic created its own blood test.
Mayo researchers attribute drop in heart attacks to smoke-free workplaces
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic say heart attacks in Olmsted County dropped by one-third after Minnesota adopted a law banning smoking in all workplaces, including bars and restaurants. The leader of Mayo's study tells Reuters other risk factors -- cholesterol, blood pressure, obesity -- stayed the same, leaving the reduction in second hand smoke as the apparent explanation for the decline.
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