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Minnesota Counties to Begin Processing MNsure Applications

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Minnesota counties are gearing up to begin processing thousands of paper applications for the state's online health insurance exchange next month.

Fairview Hospitals' Cafeterias Get Healthier

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Cafeterias at a Minnesota hospital chain will be getting healthier.

Fairview Health Services is expected to announce its new menu Monday. Company officials say the menu is getting rid of the deep-fat fryers at hospitals throughout the state.

Stores, Markets Could get Healthier in Minneapolis

Corner stores, convenient stores and even gas stations could get a lot healthier in Minneapolis. 

The city council will vote Friday on a proposed ordinance that would require any business with a grocery store license to offer certain quantities of healthy items to customers like fruits, vegetables, proteins and dairy.

Dayton Meets with Health Officials on Ebola Preparedness

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Gov. Mark Dayton and Minnesota’s Commissioner of Health will meet with hospital officials Thursday to discuss the state’s Ebola preparedness and prevention efforts.

Minneapolis VA Opens Women's Imaging Suite

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The Minneapolis VA is adding a new special service for female veterans.

As part of its Integrated Breast Care Program, the Minneapolis VA Health Care System is opening a Women’s Imaging Suite. The services will include screening, mammograms, ultrasounds and biopsies.

Golden Valley Hosts Mental Health Awareness Event

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As part of National Mental Illness Awareness Week, the city of Golden Valley’s Human Rights Commission is hosting a mental health awareness program Thursday.

Minn. Hospitals Prepared to Handle Ebola Cases

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Minnesota hospitals are among those around the country making sure they are prepared to handle any potential cases of Ebola.