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From the column: "The answer is simple: racism, homophobia, transphobia, and the lack of health equity. We can do better."
“It’s clear that monkeypox has come to Minnesota,” said state Epidemiologist Dr. Ruth Lynfield. “While our current cases are associated with travel outside Minnesota, we expect we will soon see cases among people who have no travel history or contact with someone who did, indicating that spread within social networks in Minnesota is occurring.”
From the editorial: "All your body parts depend on it."
The skyway connecting the city parking lot to Essentia's campus will close on Wednesday. It is expected to reopen in the fall.

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An incident report stated the staff member grabbed the patient by the throat, slammed her onto the bed and swore at her. The staff member is no longer an employee at Fairview Range University Medical Center-Mesabi.
Officials identified the case through initial testing at the state public health laboratory on Saturday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working on final confirmation.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation is offered at three area clinics, and uses magnetic pulses to activate parts of the brain that are underutilized in people with depressive symptoms. TMS is especially effective for medication-resistant depression.
DULUTH — Gardening season’s in full swing, and if you’ve felt the surge of endorphins with your hands in the dirt — or the slight backaches — you’re not alone.
After June concludes, theatergoers will no longer be required to wear masks on Broadway — or on Superior Street.
High temps Monday well into the 90s, even in Duluth

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Essentia Health and Bismarck, North Dakota-based Mid Dakota Clinic have signed a letter of intent to discuss affiliation.
The CDC will do a reassessment of this decision in 90 days, the official said.
The site will be one of the first three test-to-treat sites in Minnesota, Gov. Tim Walz announced Wednesday. Patients can be evaluated during a COVID-19 test to see if they are eligible for a prescription of Paxlovid, an antiviral medication.

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