The U.S. government is advising Americans to drastically reduce their salt intake and consume fewer calories. Federal officials also suggest people eat more “nutrient-dense” foods: fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
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Crime is a hot topic in Rochester these days, even though the city’s crime rate has dropped in the past decade. While the population is up 21 percent, most individual crime reporting categories have remained virtually static. But city and police officials say the perception of crime in Rochester is actually getting worse.
The 28th running of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is underway, with 24 dog sled teams racing up Lake Superior’s north shore and back in the lower 48 state’s longest dog sled race.
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At noon today, Minnesota Public Radio News and the weekly newspaper Hometown Focus will host an online forum about the challenges facing rural health providers in Virginia and beyond.
The failure of Congress to pass an omnibus spending bill late last year means a DNA
lab helping reduce a backlog of criminal cases is shutting down.
Target launched its Meals for Minds program at Sheridan, its fifth site in the Twin Cities. Meals for Minds brings food into schools, allowing whole families to come and pick out enough for 15 to 20 meals. It’s almost like a food shelf comes to the school for an evening.
Organic grain farmers are breathing a little easier now that prices have rebounded from some very low, very unprofitable levels
Reality is beginning to sink in for students and staff at Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College. School officials announced 10 percent budget cuts on the two campuses totaling $5 million.
Issues include the diminished size of the orchestra; preserving the minimum number of rehearsals required for each concert; and the musicians’ need to support themselves with another job.