The man who got the world excited about walking while working is leaving the Mayo Clinic. James Levine, a physician and researcher at the clinic’s main campus in Rochester, is heading to The Cleveland Project for University Hospitals Case Medical Center. It’s a new initiative promoting healthy living in Cleveland, according to the Rochester Post-Bulletin. Read more →
Archives for October 2010
Northwest Minnesota leaders will gather in Crookston to learn about a new program that promotes energy efficiency and sustainability.
Mark Steil, who covers Southwest Minnesota for Minnesota Public Radio News, talks about important stories on his beat during Morning Edition with Cathy Wurzer.
An 1862 battle location in southwest Minnesota has been added to the National Register of Historic Places as part of the effort to preserve the site. The last fight of the U.S.- Dakota War took place in Yellow Medicine County near the Minnesota River on September 23, 1862. It’s known as the Wood Lake Battle. Read more →
The St. Cloud school district is reopening a program aimed to reduce the number of suspensions among middle and high school students next month, the St. Cloud Times reports. The Times quotes the director of student services and special education saying that the district cannot close its achievement gap when students are not in school. Read more →
The agenda gives a good sense of what industries local leaders are banking on for future jobs.
The Virginia Regional Medical Center, in the Iron Range city of Virginia, has been struggling for a couple of years. The city-owned hospital is on track to lose $2.4 million this year, according to the Mesabi Daily News. It lost another $1 million between 2008 and 2009. I reported on the hospital’s struggles and those Read more →
This was the type of day on the grain markets that makes Minnesota corn and soybean farmers cheer, while state livestock producers cringe. Grain prices moved sharply higher on a ‘limit up’ day on the markets. Corn and soybeans both rose the daily limit. That’s 30 cents a bushel for corn and 70 cents a Read more →
Koochiching County has taken another step toward its goal of adopting emerging plasma gasification technology to deal with its garbage.
Grand Forks-born James Rosenquist went from sign painter to influential figure in the pop art scene. Now his art has a place near his hometown.