The Interact program aims to reduce the number of times sick residents are sent to a hospital by offering additional medical training to nursing home employees. In other markets, the program has cut avoidable hospitalizations by up to 20 percent.
After 3-month delay, newest Twin Cities Raising Cane's opens
The restaurant was originally scheduled to open in October.
Armed man robs Twin Cities thrift store, flees in carjacked pickup
He pulled out a handgun shortly after chatting with the cashier about his scarf.
Gallery: Pagoda-inspired home on Lake Pepin for sale for $2M
The home has 425 feet of private shoreline on the Mississippi River.
Walz proposes legalizing marijuana in massive supplemental budget
It's among the provisions in his "Budget to Move Minnesota Forward."
Photos reveal damage from gunshots to Minneapolis snowplow
A hydraulic line and three tires were damaged in the shooting.
Minneapolis schools confirm return to in-person teaching Monday
The school district shifted to online learning almost two weeks ago as rising COVID cases led to staff and bus driver shortages.
Mineral leases for proposed Twin Metals mine near Boundary Waters canceled
A review by the DOI found "significant legal deficiencies" with the leases' 2019 renewal.
Reward to find person who left kittens to die in freezing WI cold
The cats were thrown from a vehicle, according to a witness.
Charges: Man led police on multi-city pursuit in stolen Metro Mobility bus
The bus had been left unattended with the keys inside when it was stolen.
Charges: Man fatally shot mother of his child during argument
Officers found her on the ground outside the couple's home.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, January 26
More than 15,000 new cases in today's update.
List of the coldest wind chills in Minnesota Wednesday morning
The wind chill was as low at -38F in St. Paul.
Record-low interest rates save Minn. taxpayers millions of dollars
School districts, cities and counties in Minnesota are saving tens of millions of dollars in borrowing costs by refinancing old bonds, the Pioneer Press reports. The South Washington County School District is among the government organizations reaping the benefits of historically low interest rates. The district alone has saved more than $14 million since 2001.
"Million-dollar inmates" on the rise in Minnesota prisons
More than a tenth of Minnesota's prison population is 50 years or older. Many of them who need expensive medical treatments for things like diabetes, cancer and heart disease are referred to as "million-dollar prisoners." The Star Tribune reports the Corrections Department has tripled its medical budget over the past 10 years in order to provide offenders with proper medical care.
Magazine rates Eden Prairie nursing home among nation's best
The Colony in Eden Prairie is among 39 nursing homes on U.S. News and World Report's honor roll. All of those on the list achieved a perfect 5-star ratings for four quarters by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Minnesota's college savings program removes incentives, charges more
An annual report drops its ranking for Minnesota's college investment program to 'below average'. Star Tribune personal finance columnist Kara McGuire reports the Morningstar report's downgrade comes after elected leaders stripped any incentive potential investors might have to sock money away in the 529 plan. The good news is, Minnesotans can shop around for other states' plans.
Health Department finds maggots infested nursing home resident's wound
A Plymouth nursing home had to retrain its staff in how to care for wounds, but the Health Department did not issue a citation. The patient, who is a diabetic, was hospitalized for more than a week.
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