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ST. PAUL — Minnesota medical marijuana patients report significant benefits of its use, according to a recent survey released by the state. A majority of patients said they believed the benefits of switching from other medication to medical cannabis have been substantial, according to early data from a Department of Health survey of patients from July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016.. Using a rating scale from 1 (no benefit) to 7 (great deal of benefit), 64 percent of respondents gave a 6 or 7 when asked how much benefit they think they received from using medical marijuana.
ST. PAUL — State health officials are concerned about the sharp rise in sexually transmitted diseases and drug-related infections. According to a Minnesota Department of Health's annual report, the state saw a steep increase in syphilis, gonorrhea and hepatitis C cases, each of which increased by at least 25 percent in 2016.
ST. PAUL — Top state health officials have been working with pharmacies across Minnesota to make it easier for Minnesotans to get opiate overdose medication. Naloxone, also commonly known by the brand name Narcan, has been shown to be an effective counteragent to overdoses of heroin, fentanyl and other street and prescription opioids, Minnesota Health Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger said during a press conference Friday, April 14.
MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings will have a primetime matchup included in their slate of preseason games for the 2017 season. The team's third preseason matchup — traditionally the game in which the starting players see the most time on the field — will be a Sunday Night Football tilt at home against the San Francisco 49ers. That game will be broadcast nationally on NBC at 7 p.m. Aug. 27.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The two Minneapolis police officers involved in last November’s shooting of Jamar Clark will not be disciplined, Police Chief Janee Harteau said at a Friday, Oct. 21 press...
MANKATO, Minn.—Isaac Kolstad, the former Minnesota State Mankato linebacker who was severely injured in a 2014 bar fight, is suing his attackers and two bars that served them. The civil lawsuit, filed last week, names Philip Nelson and Trevor Shelley, along with Blue Bricks Bar and South Street Saloon. Documents filed in Blue Earth County District Court allege the bars had served Nelson, a former University of Minnesota quarterback who was under the legal drinking age at the time of the assault.
Pipeline company Enbridge has reached a $177 million settlement with federal authorities over 2010 oil spills in Michigan and Illinois, with some terms of the settlement affecting pipelines in Minnesota...
MINNEAPOLIS -- When thinking of the food the Norse Vikings ate, pickled herring and lefse come to mind. The Minnesota Vikings unveiled fare for their new stadium Tuesday that has...
MINNEAPOLIS — Bucking a 40-year precedent, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Wednesday there will be no grand jury used in the Jamar Clark case, or any future police-involved shootings...
ST. PAUL — Enbridge Energy has pushed back the timetable for completing two oil pipeline projects in northern Minnesota, saying this week that its Sandpiper and Line 3 projects won’t...