April 16, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press
Studying the Minnesota film industry, funding public television and conducting water quality studies are a few ways lawmakers propose spending some of the nearly $300 million from the state’s legacy fund next year. Continue Reading
March 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Other reports have shown a link between higher out-of-pocket spending requirements and reduced use of health care services in adults, said Pinar Karaca-Mandic, a public health researcher at the University of Minnesota. But the new study is one of the first to show the relationship in health care for kids. Continue Reading
March 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
North Dakota was one of eight states to get a failing grade in the State Integrity Investigation, a product of the Center for Public Integrity, Public Radio International and Global Integrity. Continue Reading
March 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
More than 70 percent of students involved in school-related arrests or cases referred to law enforcement were Hispanic or African-American, according to an Education Department report that raises questions about whether students of all races are disciplined evenhandedly in America’s schools.
February 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Removing precancerous growths spotted during the test can cut the risk of dying from colon cancer in half, the study suggests. Doctors have long assumed a benefit, but research hasn’t shown before that removing polyps would improve survival the key measure of any cancer screening’s worth. Continue Reading
February 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
A government survey found nearly 33 percent of adults who saw a doctor in the previous year said they were told to exercise. That was up from about 23 percent in 2000. More than one third of U.S. adults are obese, a statistic that’s held steady for nearly a decade. Continue Reading
January 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
The transportation and housing studies need to be revised because of the booming oil activity and the resulting stress on infrastructure in the region, Commerce Commissioner Al Anderson says.