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As of Saturday, 92 confirmed cases and 28 suspected cases of monkeypox have been reported from 12 member states that are not endemic for the virus, the U.N. agency said.
Legal medical marijuana sales officially began in Minnesota on July 1, 2015, but at the time it was signed into law by then-Gov. Mark Dayton, the state legislation that authorized those sales was widely considered the most restrictive of its kind in the nation. That's now changed.
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“If it doesn't bother you, it doesn’t bother me,” Dr. Trevor Meaney said. “If it bothers you, it bothers me, and it’s probably time that you talk to a doctor.”

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Just over 33,000 Minnesotans are qualified to get medical marijuana. Rise has five other retail locations in Minnesota: Eagan, Hibbing, St. Cloud, St. Paul and Willmar.
For many at higher risk for COVID-19, it’s difficult to balance safety against social isolation as restrictions relax. In Bemidji, Minnesota, support programs are changing the way they help.
The nonprofit Rise, which supports people with disabilities and other barriers to employment, pays for rides through Lyft, the app-based ride-sharing service, then gets reimbursed through their clients’ Medicaid waivers. But finding Lyft drivers willing to make the trip to Forest Lake, in northern Washington County, can be difficult.
Minnesota's 65-plus population is slowly changing, according to Susan Brower, the state demographer. "Right now, about 7% of our older adult population are Black, Indigenous or people of color,” she said. “We expect that will tick upwards year over year toward greater racial and ethnic diversity."
City's program could be test run for state of Minnesota
FATHER stands for “Fostering Actions to Help Earnings and Responsibility.” Founded in 1999 by the city of Minneapolis, the FATHER Project became a program of Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota in 2004. The program’s mission is to help fathers learn healthy parenting skills and behaviors as well as overcome barriers that have prevented them from providing emotional and financial support for their children.

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Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott made the donation to Planned Parenthood North Central States, which operates 28 health centers in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska.
Ariel Olive Marie Bieniek-Phelps was born in the passenger seat of her parents’ 2020 Ford Explorer on the shoulder of an Interstate 94 off-ramp around 11:40 p.m. Sunday.
In Minnesota, there are an estimated 99,000 people with Alzheimer’s. And 170,000 unpaid caregivers. The numbers aren’t broken down by ethnicity.

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