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 12:49 PM
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 4:26 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 11:12 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 7:10 AM
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.
A complicated tax capture plan sought by the Mayo Clinic to assist in a 20-year growth plan is being dropped in favor of state aid payments directly tied to the amount of private spending on the development, The Associated Press has learned.
The Mayo Clinic's treasure trove of medical records is getting even bigger. Since 1966, Mayo has collected as many records as possible from Olmsted County and used them to generate important studies that help save lives.
Mayo Clinic officials are working with lawmakers to come up with a Plan B to pay for its Destination Medical Center proposal amid criticism about the current plan, which would require more than $500 million in state support.
The Mayo Clinic's bid for state help with a massive expansion project encountered resistance Tuesday from a key lawmaker who said the proposal needs a considerable makeover to get through her House committee.
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