STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Smokers would help fund Vikings stadium construction
By Don Davis
Minnesota legislative tax negotiators tentatively approved a plan today to use cigarette tax increase funds and close corporate tax loopholes to provide backup Vikings stadium constructi... Posted on 5/16/13 at 11:49 AM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Adams Story
(this story originally appeared in a special Cancer Awareness section to the Thief River Falls (Minnesota) Times newspaper-GN)
Ana and Adam Tongen spent their first wedding anniversar... Posted on 10/24/12 at 3:26 PM
THE NEW FORTY Trust, but verify...
I understand and appreciate the notion that we should not treat doctors as demigods. They are, after all, just human beings-well-educated and trained human beings in medical science, but human beings ... Posted on 12/10/11 at 10:12 AM
HEALTHBEAT Hold the Mayo?
The Mayo Clinic has reigned for many years as an example of health care that's both high-quality and cost-effective. Many Minnesotans are proud that this facility, known the world over, is in their o... Posted on 9/24/09 at 6:10 AM
A Wisconsin couple is donating $67 million to the Mayo Clinic to help improve health care delivery at the Minnesota hospital. A Minneapolis Star Tribune report says the donors are Robert and Patricia Kern, the founders of Generac Power Systems in Waukesha , Wis.
Gov. Mark Dayton and the Mayo Clinic turned Tuesday to heavy hitters in business and politics to run a new governing authority that will oversee the medical facility's ambitious Destination Medical Center expansion in Rochester, which is billed as the state's largest-ever economic development project.
The state is now looking for Mayo Clinic to dramatically expand the regional economy with its planned Destination Medical Center, just as doctors and hospitals are being asked to rein in runaway health costs.
The Dalai Lama has made a stop at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester for a checkup.
The Post-Bulletin reports the 77-year-old Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader was spotted Sunday speaking with people outside of Saint Marys Hospital.
State taxpayer money would go toward an expansion of the Mayo Clinic only after a hefty amount of private money and more local taxes are committed to the project, under a reworked plan unveiled in a state Senate committee on Monday.
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