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Superior Council amends budget, delays approval
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Wisconsin survives challenge from Iowa
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Voting is worth the sacrifice
WHEDA funds most single-family loans
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ECE celebrates Cooperative Month with events
UWS, Douglas County host veterans run
UWS marks 125 years with all-class reunion
Pontoon crew follows Fitzgerald's final voyage
Tapping Duluth's brewing history
O'Connor's back with plane crash thriller
Hairball's use of makeup for Prince portrayal raises concerns
Burt Reynolds, Hollywood action star with Southern-fried machismo, dies at 82
Minnesota State Fair attendance breaks 2 million mark
Bob & Peggy McDermott and Rick & Wendy King
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Harley W. Hickok
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September 4, 2018
Plan for a healthy breakfast
August is a prime time to organize our breakfast plans. We're back from vacation and setting up routines for work and the upcoming school year. Some say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, yet up to half of us skip this meal.
September 4, 2018 - 10:25am
August 9, 2018
Minnesota surgery costs vary widely, report says: Identical procedures can cost one patient seven times more than others
DULUTH—Imagine going to your favorite restaurant, ordering a meal and then being asked to pay twice as much as your friend paid for the...
August 9, 2018 - 6:40pm
July 27, 2018
'Not enough psychiatrists' -- Recent retirements fuel worries about shortage of mental health care
The retirement of two psychiatrists from Essentia Health brings attention to an already heavy demand for mental health care in the Twin Port...
July 27, 2018 - 9:06am
May 29, 2018
Kitch earns honors in emergency nursing
Clinical Nurse Specialist Laura Kitch, an advanced practice nurse in the Emergency Department at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center, has been recognized with a national award. The Emergency Nurses Association selected Kitch as its 2018 Clinical Nurse Specialist award winner....
May 29, 2018 - 8:10am
May 22, 2018
Area veteran says he’s suffering consequences of antimalarial drug prescribed during 148th Fighter Wing deployment
DULUTH—Shawn Bolf works at his family's garage-door company, as he has for 25 years, but these days the work is mostly at a desk, preparing...
May 22, 2018 - 10:18pm
May 11, 2018
Workforce shortage worsening for long-term care providers
Nursing homes and assisted living centers in Wisconsin are experiencing an increasing workforce shortage, according to a recent report from a group of provider organizations.
May 11, 2018 - 7:56am
Training pays off during nursing facility evacuation
When a series of explosions and fires at the Husky Energy oil refinery prompted the April 26 evacuation, planning paid off for Twin Ports Health Services. "Our evacuation went really well," said executive director Peggy Rahkonen. It wasn't the best situation, she said, but both the...
May 11, 2018 - 7:46am
April 24, 2018
Lower co-pays linked to better health outcomes
Essentia Health is participating in a clinical study to test if low or no co-pays help improve outcomes. If your prescription medicine was provided to you at a lower cost or free, would you be more careful to follow your doctor's orders and continue with your medication as prescribed?...
April 24, 2018 - 7:49am
April 20, 2018
Benefit specialist explains the parts of Medicare
Senior Connections is hosting "Welcome to Medicare," a free presentation for Douglas County residents 60 and older who will soon be receiving Medicare. The presentation is for anyone who does not have a good understanding of all the puzzle pieces of Medicare. While Medicare can be...
April 20, 2018 - 7:55am
April 17, 2018
Phone app can help with healthy choices at grocery store
Food shopping can be confusing. More than 20,000 new products are introduced into grocery stores every year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. These products come in eye-catching wrappers and offer health claims to entice us to buy.
April 17, 2018 - 7:48am
April 13, 2018
Duluth pediatrician receives honors for her work toward health
Dr. Nancy Monaghan Beery, a pediatrician at the Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic, earned a national award from the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians. Dr. Beery will receive the association's Community Pediatrician of the Year Award on Saturday during its scientific conference...
April 13, 2018 - 8:09am
March 20, 2018
St. Mary's named receiving center for severe heart attack cases
Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center only hospital in Minnesota to receive prestigious heart attack award. Each year, more than 250,000 Americans suffer a STEMI, or ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, the most severe form of heart attack. Minutes can make all the difference...
March 20, 2018 - 8:05am
March 6, 2018
Social worker garners award for quality care
St. Luke's announced Tina Roberts, a social worker with St. Luke's Regional Cancer Center was honored with an award from the American Cancer Society.
March 6, 2018 - 7:57am
February 16, 2018
Medical professionals join staff at Duluth Clinic
Audiologist Kelsey Putvin joined the Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic. Putvin earned a doctorate in audiology from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant. She is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
February 16, 2018 - 8:16am
Training available for hospice volunteers
Essentia Health is looking for caring and compassionate people who have a variety of talents, skills, interests and a listening heart to make a difference in the lives of hospice patients. Hospice offers a team approach to care that embraces the dying process as a natural life experience...
February 16, 2018 - 8:15am