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November 3, 2017
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd is seen in a photo from the center's website.
'We've had staff assaulted': Essentia responds to criticism from officials after barring involuntary mental health patients at Minn. hospital
November 3, 2017 - 6:02pm
"I fell in love" with opioids, Abby Haley tells reporters on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. Now, she said, she has been off drugs more than two years. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Expanded treatment coming to Minnesotans facing opioid 'personal devil'
November 3, 2017 - 5:14pm
October 2, 2017
The Minnesota Sex Offender Program facility at Moose Lake, Minn. (Forum News Service file photo)
US high court leaves Minnesota sex offender program running
October 2, 2017 - 5:17pm
September 25, 2017
Minnesotans in wheel chairs and others who support federal Medicaid funds listen to Lt. Gov. Tina Smith talk about the importance of the money, known in Minnesota as Medical Assistance, on Monday, Sept. 25, 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesotans seek Medicaid to continue
September 25, 2017 - 3:43pm
September 20, 2017
Minnesota Human Services Commissioner Emily Johnson Piper said on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, if federal officials cut their contributions to the MinnesotaCare insurance program that farmers and others in greater Minnesota will be hurt. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Feds want to give and take Minnesota health care money
September 20, 2017 - 2:02pm
September 13, 2017
Jeff Gruenwald, owner of GreenForest Recycling Resources (left), and Donny O’Brien, Department of Human Services vocational program client and GreenForest employee, give state Department of Human Services Commissioner Emily Piper a tour Wednesday, Sept. 13, of the company at the Brainerd Industrial Center in Brainerd.  Steve Kohls / Forum News Service
Independence for disabled workers: MN agency head touts new initiative
September 13, 2017 - 10:39pm
August 3, 2017
U.S. Rep, Collin Peterson of Minnesota talks to a Farmfest visitor before a U.S. House Agriculture Committee listening session Thursday, Aug. 3. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota gives ideas for farm bill
August 3, 2017 - 10:32pm
August 2, 2017
Minnesota Republican governor cndidate Keith Downey talks to Farmfest visitors Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. He said health care is at the top of issues. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota farmers wonder about health insurance as uncertainties cloud future
August 2, 2017 - 9:22pm
July 5, 2017
U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota tells a Minneapolis audience Wednesday, July 5, 2017, that Republican federal health care plans would hurt Minnesota. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Democrats lay out arguments against federal health care bills
July 5, 2017 - 6:56pm
April 14, 2017
The Minnesota Capitol building normally is busy this time of year, but on Friday, April 14, 2017, throngs of lobbyists, lawmakers and special interest groups were gone, leaving this view of a normally full meeting room in the foreground and cafe in the background. The Legislature returns from its Passover-Easter break Tuesday, April 18. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Administration argues money during legislative break
April 14, 2017 - 1:46pm
April 2, 2017
Among issues being debating in the final month and a half of the 2017 Minnesota legislative session is how much to spend on mental health programs. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Health funding bills would cover lost federal mental health funding
April 2, 2017 - 10:23pm
March 31, 2017
Among issues being debating in the final month and a half of the 2017 Minnesota legislative session is how much to spend on mental health programs. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Health funding bills would cover MN's lost federal mental health funding
March 31, 2017 - 12:13pm
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Minnesota Farmers Union is conducting 15 listening sessions around the state over a two-week period to hear agriculture and other rural concerns. The information gathered will be shared with Gov. Mark Dayton as well.
Farmers speak out in Willmar, message to be carried to Gov. Dayton
March 31, 2017 - 6:35am
September 20, 2016
Minnesota set to up its fight against opioid abuse with $2.5 million in federal funding
September 20, 2016 - 6:42am