Opioid Epidemic Taxing Death Investigators Like Never Before

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner is sounding an alarm.  Dr. Andrew Baker says the opioid epidemic and a national shortage of medical examiners have created a perfect storm that is taxing death investigations in Minnesota and across the country like never before. There have been a lot of long days and nights at the Hennepin […]

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All About the Teen Years – Connecting with Your Teen!

Strong Family Relationships Reduce Risky Behavior Even though your children might be pulling away, itching for more independence, deep down they want to be involved in the family and know that you still love and care for them. A strong bond with your child, especially during the teen years, helps reduce the chances of engaging […]

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Minneapolis leaders to look to restrict menthol cigarette sales

The city already limits the sale of other flavored tobacco products to 18-plus shops.  Minneapolis leaders are looking to limit the sale of menthol cigarettes to adult-only tobacco shops in an effort to crack down on a product that anti-smoking advocates say makes it easier for teenagers to start smoking. The city already limits the […]

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Proud to be an American, Proud to live in a nation of courage and peace, Wishing you a happy Independence Day of July 4!  

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Positivity in the Park – Chalk It Up!

Help us spread the word about this fun Positivity in the Park event – Thursday, July 6th, 1 pm – 3 pm at the Library Park! We’ll supply the chalk and kids ages k – 12 are invited to come and bring their creativity. Judging will begin about 2:30 pm with prizes for the winners.   […]

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Lots of American Prescribed Opioids, Insurance Survey Shows

More than one in five people insured by Blue Cross and Blue Shield were prescribed an opioid painkiller at least once in 2015, the insurance company reported Thursday. In addition, claims for opioid addiction and dependence spiked nearly six-fold between 2010 and 2016, the company said. The report, which covers 30 million people with Blue […]

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