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By John Michaelson Minnesota News Connection Thousands of hunters fanned out across Minnesota on Saturday, Oct. 18 with the opening of pheasant season. With the firearms deer season approaching as well, hunters are being reminded not only about gun safety, but also to be heart smart. Dr. Arashk Motiei is a cardiologist with the Mayo [...]

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By John Michaelson Minnesota News Connection October is National Farm to School Month and in Minnesota, it’s an event being celebrated in an ever-growing number of school districts, in every corner of the state. The Farm to School program links school districts with nearby farms, to open new markets for those growers and get more [...]

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By Emily Wilmes, University of Minnesota Extension It seems we’ve been thinking about all things fall lately. From harvesting crops to pasture prep to animal care, there’s always something to be done when the leaves start changing. Let’s add something else to the list — manure. Any livestock producer can tell you what an asset [...]

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By Kerry Drager, Correspondent A small town Minnesota family will be featured on the “Family Feud” Friday, Oct. 31, at 6 p.m on the WUCW Network (CW23). Five cousins who are the grandchildren of Mike and Rosie Gruber of Belgrade, have completed their lifetime dream of being contestants on the game show. After a trove [...]

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By Emily Wilmes, University of Minnesota Extension One of the most common topics for questions I get at the office is cropland rental. Renting farmland is common for many farmers seeking land, and the value of land causes many landowners to hold on to it, even after their own farming days are over. I can’t [...]

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To the editor: Last week, I received two Republican flyers misrepresenting MNsure. Everyday their TV ads play, blaming Obamacare for pretty much everything. It’s important we talk about what MNsure and the ACA really are. MNsure is a free-market solution that allows individuals to shop for health insurance. It’s not a government takeover. Companies enter [...]

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Despite nation’s best showing, compliance issues remain By John Michaelson Minnesota News Connection Minnesota retailers do better at thwarting teens’ attempts to buy tobacco than retailers in any other state, according to a report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The ranking is earning praise, although some anti-smoking advocates say the figures [...]

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Eleven CentraCare primary care clinic sites recently received Health Care Home (HCH) re-certification from the Minnesota Department of Health through November 2015. The HCH-certified clinics include six CentraCare Clinic sites in St. Cloud (Pediatric & Adolescent Health, Northway Family Medicine, Health Plaza Family Medicine, River Campus Internal Medicine, Plaza Internal Medicine and CentraCare Family Health [...]

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