Minnesota

By John Michaelson Minnesota News Connection It’s an issue that’s growing in importance, along with the age of Minnesota’s population. And when it comes to long-term care, a newly released report ranks the state best in the nation. The top rating comes from the latest national scorecard that reviewed some 26 indicators of long-term support [...]

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By John Michaelson Minnesota News Connection Roadbuilding is one of the most dangerous jobs in the state and those workers who have been injured or killed in Minnesota’s highway construction zones were remembered. Monday, April 28, was Workers’ Memorial Day and Judi Holloway with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), says that since 1960, 33 [...]

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By Dan Martens, Extension Educator Alfalfa growers are thinking about dry weather last fall related to building root reserves, cold weather, snow, winter rain, ice, spring freeze/thaw. Ice accumulating in low spots could be the greater concern in central Minnesota. Stand assessments can be made when the alfalfa has had a chance to get to [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Keith and Mary Ann Martin started their married life farming in Indiana. They became the proud parents of nine children — two daughters and then seven sons. In about 2000, they were part of a church outreach looking for a place to settle. Keith and six other men headed [...]

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By John Michaelson Minnesota NewsConnection The rate of diabetes in Minnesota has nearly doubled in the past 20 years, and that also means many more people have the disease unknowingly. Minnesota Health Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger says the latest estimates put the number of adults in the state who have diabetes, but are unaware of [...]

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