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Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin counties lag behind downstate suburban counties in both states in an annual health rankings report released today. The seventh-annual County Health Rankings, produced by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, ranked St. Louis County 76th among the 87 Minnesota counties in health outcomes — measurements such as premature death and low birthweight. Douglas County ranked 54th among the 72 Wisconsin counties.
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A May 5 groundbreaking date has been set for a project designed to house 20 young people who otherwise would be homeless. Actual construction of the three-story, 26,000-square-foot Center for Changing Lives on the 1400 block of East Superior Street should begin soon after, said Jodi Harpstead, CEO of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, the agency that is behind it. The project, which will house all of the agency's youth services at the former site of the Kolar Buick Toyota dealership, is part of an ambitious strategy to end youth homelessness in Duluth.
Edward Bowers went to his job in the emergency department one day last summer and wound up becoming a patient himself. "I got my arm broken in an altercation, and I'm still experiencing problems with it," said Bowers, a registered nurse in the ER at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth.
It took a Duluth doctor to discover and identify blue dragons on a South Florida beach. Dr. Chris Delp, whose practice is in the St. Luke’s emergency room, was visiting...
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Crystal Westberg has run the Garry Bjorklund half marathon 22 times and is training to run the full Grandma's Marathon this year. Exercise isn't an issue for the 35-year-old Piedmont neighborhood woman. Nonetheless, Westberg — who is married and has a 4-year-old daughter — applied for and was chosen for this year's Go Red For Women Challenge, sponsored by the American Heart Association. "I wanted a different lifestyle," Westberg said on Wednesday. "I want for my daughter to grow up in a healthy environment."
Ask Jody Ondich why she knits, and she volunteers the primary reason without hesitation. “The biggie is that I get to play with color,” the Lake Superior College instructor said...
In what amounted to a pep rally, people who filled the City Council chambers in Hermantown on Monday evening were told what they need to do if they want to...
If someone is dealing with other addictions or mental health issues, it's not the time to ask them to stop smoking. Right? Wrong, says an addictions psychiatrist from New Jersey who's in Duluth to help lead a two-day training seminar on helping individuals with special challenges overcome tobacco use.