The money comes from the new federal health care law's Community Transformation grant. It will help fund programs aimed at fighting tobacco use, unhealthy diets and lack of exercise.
Mayo Clinic specialist: 'The omicron surge is not over'
Experts expect a rapid decline over the next month followed a period of calm.
Charges: Man in stolen Jeep leads police on 110 mph chase
He crashed into a light post near the Capitol and then fled on foot, the complaint says.
Puppy in back of stolen Audi found, reunited with owner
The 4 1/2-month-old bullmastiff had been missing more than a week.
WI's best 'hole-in-the-wall' diner is Guy Fieri-approved
Come for the "garbage pile," stay for ... even more breakfast food.
Minnesota's pre-pro women's soccer team unveils name, logo
The new name and look was unveiled after community owners voted on a winner.
21 people charged in connection to drug trafficking in northern MN
Police say the organization sold more than 10 pounds of heroin and fentanyl in northern Minnesota.
MN's 'best hole-in-the-wall diner' is, sadly, currently closed
MSN recently published its pick for best diner in each state.
MN apartment complex loses heat, nearly 150 residents evacuated
A boiler problem caused the heating issue.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Thursday, January 27
Cases remain very high but hospitalizations have been plateaued for the past week.
Minnesota state trooper injured at crash scene on I-35
The trooper was in his squad when another vehicle struck.
Charges: Man stole thousands from 3 Twin Cities banks
When he was arrested, police found a folding knife on him.
Here's what Kwesi Adofo-Mensah said in his first press conference
The 40-year-old former Wall Street trader originally wanted to be an economics professor.
U study: Treating smoking like chronic disease helps smokers quit
Research from the University of Minnesota says a long-term treatment approach is significantly better at helping smokers kick the habit compared to conventional, short-term programs. Under the long-term approach, care providers continually encourage smokers to reduce their use with the ultimate goal of quitting altogether.
Chronic wasting disease found in northwestern Wisconsin deer
For ten years Wisconsin had kept the disease confined to deer in the southern part of the state. But an infected doe found near Shell Lake changes that. The DNR will look for other sick deer in the area.
Minnesota woman who inspired breast cancer survivors succumbs to disease
Jen Anderson was a motivational speaker who raised tens of thousands of dollars to help find a cure for cancer. An annual fundraising bike ride in the Twin Cities area was started in her honor. Anderson's fight with cancer lasted six years. She once said "Giving up is so easy. It's the choosing to fight every day that is the real challenge."
Mayo joins with community groups to help immigrants avoid common diseases
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.
Twin Metals Minnesota Award
Twin Metals Minnesota, a joint venture pursuing the development of an underground copper, nickel and platinum group metals mine in Northeastern Minnesota, announced Tuesday that it has been selected as a recipient of Finance & Commerce's 2012 Progress Minnesota award.
Minnesota corporations staying out of gay marriage amendment fight
Minnesota’s top corporations have domestic partnership benefits, but don’t look for them to donate money to fight a proposed gay marriage amendment.
State awarded $15.5M in federal small business funding
Minnesota has been awarded $15.5 million in federal funding to offer small businesses loans in hopes of boosting the local economy. The money is part of President Obama's Small Business Jobs Act, which was signed into law last year.
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