Public health spending focuses on children, mentally ill

Deputy Human Services Commissioner Chuck Johnson, left, and Commissioner Lucinda Jesson present an overview of the governor’s biennial budget proposal for the Department of Human Services to members of the House Health and Human Services Finance Committee Jan. 29. Photo by Andrew VonBank.

Minnesota’s greatest health challenges fall into two categories: children living in poverty and gaps in care for people with mental illness, according to Human Servi


BEHIND THE STORY | Agreeing to Disagree

Photo by Johannes Jansson, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Denmark License. 

This might be surprising, but I run with a pretty liberal/progressive crowd.


Who protects the protectors?

Trista Matascastillo, left, and Jill Troutner. Photograph by Amber Procaccini.

A man and woman are in the car ahead, and the car has a veteran's license plate. Which one is the veteran?


Sexual Violence Center heals wounds of ‘a rape culture’

(Credit: Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder)

Small, quaint, intimate, private, relatable — words to describe the space and the open house held by the Sexual Violence Center in North Minneapolis.


MNsure sign-up deadline extended through Dec. 31, Paul Bunyan and Babe retired from ads targeting urban consumers

(Photo and graphic courtesy of MNSure)

The enrollment deadline for January 1 coverage has been extended through December 31, so people still can sign up for health insurance coverage, says MNsure officials.


Angela Brown case coverage: Supporters peacefully rally, lawyer asks for dismissal

Madison, Minnesota bills itself as the "Lutefisk Capitol of the USA," complete with a statue of a giant codfish that may be as digestable as the Norwegian Christmas delicacy.


Election 2014: Big night for weed, while Minnesota languishes

As you must have seen somewhere, a number of marijuana initiatives passed, including legalization for non-medical use in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington, D.C.


Angela Brown case: Patient advocate to bring petition for dismissal to LQP Co attorney

The case of Madison mom Angela Brown, who gave medical cannabis to her brain-injured son in advance to the implementation of Minnesota's law legalizing its use under tightly regulated circumstances, has received statewide and national attention.


MSP airport workers win paid sick leave

Workers at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport celebrate a new policy qualifying them for paid sick leave.

Workers at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport will qualify for paid sick leave under a new policy adopted Monday by the Metropolitan Airports Commission. The decision is being hailed as a groundbreaking move that will benefit thousands of workers.

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