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Archive for March 4th, 2013

by / on March 4, 2013 at 7:12 pm / in Local, News

Veterans and families invited to Telehealth Fairs

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – To increase Veteran and family awareness of the VA’s increasing use of telehealth services, Telehealth Fairs are planned at all St. Cloud VA Health Care System locations in March. Telehealth uses virtual care methods and systems to assist Veterans in staying healthy, and enhances access to care by adding a system of care without walls. During […]

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by / on March 4, 2013 at 6:32 pm / in News, State/Region

Minn. budget chief faces sharp questions from lawmakers over lagging Vikings stadium revenue

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP)— Minnesota’s budget chief said Monday he will likely wait until summer before deciding whether to activate so-called blink-on revenue options for the new Vikings football stadium. Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Jim Schowalter faced sharp questions from lawmakers, who said they are worried that general tax dollars will be needed to compensate for poor results from […]

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by / on March 4, 2013 at 6:24 pm / in National, News

Martin Buser keeps early lead in 1,000-mile Iditarod sled dog race, Lance Mackey in 2nd place

RAINY PASS, Alaska  (AP)— Four-time Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race champion Martin Buser was the first musher out of the starting chute and has the early lead in the nearly 1,000-mile race from Anchorage to Nome. Scott Janssen is high-fived by his handlers as he leaves the starting line of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Sunday, March 3, 2013, […]

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by / on March 4, 2013 at 6:18 pm / in National, News

The dark side of social media

St. Cloud, Minn. (UTVS News) – St. Cloud State student Anthony Machette used to be one of a billion social media users. Machette had a recurring problem many college students are familiar with, multitasking. After hours being spent on his laptop at the library at St. Cloud State, Machette found he constantly switched from reading textbooks to checking his news-feed […]

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by / on March 4, 2013 at 6:15 pm / in Local, News

Commissioner Mark Bromenschenkel is scheduled to meet with citizens

Stearns County Commissioner Mark Bromenschenkel has scheduled time to sit down and talk with people in his District. Commissioner Bromenschenkel said, “Not everyone is comfortable bringing those issues before the entire Board of Commissioners, so I want to go to the people and make sure they’re being heard. “Anyone of Stearns County District 2 is invited to visit with Commissioner […]

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by / on March 4, 2013 at 6:00 pm / in News, State/Region

Steps of Hope for Autism

Minnetonka, Minn. – The Autism Society of Minnesota held its 13th annual Steps of Hope walk at Ridgedale Shopping Center yesterday.  The event brought together over one thousand people from across the state who are impacted by autism. Heidi Zetterwall of Oakdale said this was her seventh year as a member of Team Cheeseburger at Steps of Hope. Zetterwall’s 9-year-old […]

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by / on March 4, 2013 at 5:20 pm / in News

Seasonal wellness

The month of March usually means Spring is right around the corner. Despite recent snow fall there are ways that you can start getting back in shape for the spring season.

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by / on March 4, 2013 at 4:27 pm / in National, News

Baby born with HIV appears to have been cured

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s promising news in the search for better ways to fight pediatric AIDS. Scientists say a baby born with HIV appears to have been cured thanks to faster and stronger treatment than is usual for newborns. The child is now 2½ and has been off HIV drugs for about a year with no signs of infection. If […]

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by / on March 4, 2013 at 2:02 pm / in News, State/Region

State agencies will eliminate purchase of products that contain triclosan

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP)— Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered all state agencies to stop buying products that contain the chemical compound triclosan (TREYE’-cloh-san). The executive order says agencies must end purchases of hand soap, laundry soap and other products containing triclosan by June. Recent research by the University of Minnesota found the compound is increasingly found in the state’s rivers […]

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by / on March 4, 2013 at 1:48 pm / in Local, News, State/Region

Another winter wallop for parts of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP)— Another round of heavy snow is moving into Minnesota and creating hazardous travel conditions. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for much of the region. Forecasters expect the storm to dump a foot of snow or more in parts of Minnesota by the time it exits the state Tuesday. Snowfall totals across most of […]

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