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Minnesota Department of Health

March 5, 2018
Jan Malcolm, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Health, and Randal Richardson, pediatric neurologist with Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul, announced Monday that spinal muscular atrophy has been added to the newborn screening panel in Minnesota. They are standing next to a photo of Evie Keister, who died of the rare neuromuscular disease in 2014 at the age of two. (Photo courtesy Minnesota Department of Health)
Evie's legacy: More babies to be screened for spinal muscular atrophy
March 5, 2018 - 9:12pm
February 22, 2018
Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria, Minn., had the only fatal medication error in the state between October 2016 and October 2017, according to an annual report released Thursday, Feb. 22, by the Minnesota Department of Health. (Forum News Service file photo)
Alexandria hospital patient died from medication error, report says
February 22, 2018 - 3:43pm
Minn. hospital mistakes rise in Department of Health annual report
February 22, 2018 - 6:00am
January 11, 2018
Minn. facing potentially severe flu season as hospitalizations climb
January 11, 2018 - 3:50pm
Grand Forks Public Health director Deborah Swanson, right, meets with  Michael Dulitz, center, a specified opiate response project coordinator, and Curtis Scanson, left, social detox coordinator. They have been brought on board to oversee the county's response to substance abuse. They now fill roles that likely would not have existed at the public health center of a generation ago. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service
Healthy questions: For measuring region's health outcomes, questions are complicated
December 11, 2017 - 9:00am
December 1, 2017
Bemidji Burger Kings close after salmonella outbreak sickens at least 27
December 1, 2017 - 6:43pm
October 30, 2017
A residential unit of Heritage House of Pequot Lakes, as seen during a fire department response to an arson fire in June. Kelly Humphrey / Forum News Service file photo
Owners of troubled Minnesota nursing homes to lose license
October 30, 2017 - 10:25pm
June 19, 2017
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Lone Star ticks, meat allergy creep toward Minnesota
June 19, 2017 - 2:47pm
May 23, 2017
New standards lead to groundwater advisory in Bemidji, suburbs east of St. Paul
May 23, 2017 - 8:37pm
April 1, 2017
Suicides: Rural rates on the rise
April 1, 2017 - 4:00pm
August 10, 2015
Youth didn’t die as a result of amoebic infection, CDC says
August 10, 2015 - 11:00pm
July 13, 2015
Rice Memorial Hospital earns stroke-ready designation
July 13, 2015 - 10:33pm
July 9, 2015
Lakes are safe despite recent infections, officials say
July 9, 2015 - 11:58pm
July 7, 2015
Child may have waterborne infection
July 7, 2015 - 10:41pm
February 25, 2015
State issues annual report on ‘never’ events at Minnesota hospitals
February 25, 2015 - 11:31pm