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Guest column: No trust, truths or transparency

My commitment to health care in Albert Lea runs deep in my DNA, with my grandmother’s and mother’s ...

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Hopeful downticks in Minnesota’s COVID-19, RSV and flu data

While just one new week’s worth of data does not indicate a clear trend, it is worth noting ...

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Minnesota lawmakers kick off debate on joining other states that permit physician-assisted suicide

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Legislature kicked off debate Thursday on whether the state should join the list ...

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New Minnesota prescription drug board gets up and running but expects industry resistance

Debate in Washington over prescription drug pricing has gone on for a long time. But state leaders, including ...

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Maternity care award given to Mayo Clinic Health System locations in Austin, Red Wing

Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin and Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing are ...

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Surging into 2024: COVID, flu and RSV continue to climb in Minnesota

Toward the beginning of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy’s latest podcast, the center’s director, epidemiologist ...

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Minnesota’s COVID-19 hospitalizations, deaths in ’23 less than half those in ’22

Our end-of-year retrospective on COVID-19 activity in Minnesota reveals a fourth year where thousands of Minnesotans ended up ...

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Health and wellness coordinator at A.L.’s YMCA talks New Year’s resolutions

As 2023 closes out and 2024 begins on Monday, many people will be making resolutions. Statistically, most of ...

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The top local baby names for 2023 are …

Liam is a boy’s given name of Irish origin. That name also will be known for being the ...

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Mayo donates $25K to Food for Backpacks program

The Food for Backpacks program in Albert Lea received a $25,000 donation Thursday from Mayo Clinic Health System ...

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‘It’s a crisis’: MN Hospital Association desperate for help amid staffing shortages, seasonal outbreaks

Just in time for the holidays, more Minnesotans are getting sick with respiratory illnesses like COVID and RSV. ...

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More than 132K sign up for MNsure so far

MNsure reported Monday that 132,789 Minnesotans signed up for 2024 health insurance through Minnesota’s official health insurance marketplace ...

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Community meeting Tuesday

The second of three community meetings through Freeborn County Public Health to explore the data and stories from ...

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Holiday season helps COVID-19 spread; older Minnesotans feeling increase in cases

The amount of COVID-19 detected in the state’s wastewater is up nearly 45 percent since Thanksgiving.

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Albert Lea Good Samaritan Society named in U.S. News and World Report Best Nursing Homes list

Several Good Samaritan Society nursing homes were named to the 2024 Best Nursing Homes list by U.S. News ...

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