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Otters' late charge falls short in state opener
Area gymnasts ready for state USAG
Mom's fight with cancer shaped the attitude of LP-A's Raaen
Good luck at State, Raiders!
Ninth annual old-timers wrestling tournament
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Planning will help you see green in retirement
An evening of music and storytelling: Chinese entertainer Gao Hong to perform Thursday in NYM
Wednesday matters: Everyday prayers
Column: Beware of "Can you hear me?" scam calls
Friends & Neighbors
Ryan Hanson Homes has new licensed realtor
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Joins Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes
Back in business: Audubon Liquor Store purchased by brothers-in-law
Norby's recognized for 90 years of membership
L&M Fleet Supply earns honor from Cub Cadet as one of the top dealers in America
Full WE Fest lineup announced
'Beauty and the Beast' debuts to magical $350M globally
Women on a roll: Female directors dominate at Fargo Film Festival
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Lyle E. Donley
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Ronald "Sam" F. Samuelson
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Letter: 'Extreme vetting' is a sham--we're already as safe as we can be
Letter: Eken says attack against him by fellow senator was 'flat-out lie'
Another Republican wedge issue to divide Minnesotans?
Letter: 'Repeal and replace' plan means tax cuts for the rich, fewer health benefits for the American people
Now is the time for next Farm Bill
Signs of spring: The lark and pasque flowers
Brad Laabs column: There's still quality lake ice for fishing
Waiting for Woodie Camp: Young waterfowlers can attend free, weeklong summer camp
Blane Klemek column: Pileated woodpecker can hollow out trees like a buzzsaw
Brad Laabs column: Get your poop in a scoop and clean up the lake, anglers!
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
A $10,000 drop in the bucket: Red Kettle campaign gets big boost from anonymous donor in DL
Pine to Palm
Healthy hypnotism: Hypnotist Leslie Reynolds to hold free events in DL for bad life crutches
Losing weight, quitting cigarettes, managing stress--these are struggles that many people come face-to-face with at some point in their lives....
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January 23, 2017
Letter: Minnesota should raise the smoking age to 21
To the editor, 30,000 of today's kids. That's how many young Minnesotans would not become smokers over the next 15 years if Minnesota were to raise the sale age for tobacco to 21. That's according to new research published in the current issue of Minnesota Medicine, the magazine of...
January 23, 2017 - 12:00pm
November 11, 2016
Letter: Good news on teen smoking, bad news on vaping
Have you seen the results of the 2016 Minnesota Student Survey? I was ecstatic to learn that the smoking rate among teenagers is falling to record low levels, with only 8.4 percent of 11th graders, and 4.3 percent of 9th graders reporting they had smoked cigarettes in the past 30...
November 11, 2016 - 5:00pm
October 29, 2016
Vaping: It's not a safe way to quit smoking
I am a respiratory therapist and tobacco specialist at Essentia Health St. Mary's Hospital, and I work nearly every day with people struggling to breathe due to smoking cigarettes. It can be very difficult to quit smoking, and I want to offer smokers all the support they can get when...
October 29, 2016 - 12:22pm
September 14, 2016
FDA staff flags concerns about Pfizer's quit-smoking drug study
Pfizer Inc's trial data on Chantix, a drug to help people quit smoking, failed to impress U.S. Food and Drug Administration scientists, in a...
September 14, 2016 - 8:59am
The end of vaping?
Bad news for e-cigarette fans: Vape shop retailers can no longer give out free samples and are limited in their ability to mix e-liquids to create...
August 14, 2016 - 5:00am
July 30, 2016
Ban smoking in rental housing
A new study shows one way to help smokers quit their deadly habit: Make it more inconvenient. How do you do that? Don’t allow smoking in rental housing units. Not only will smokers be less inclined to light up if they have to leave the building to do it, it will result in a healthier...
July 30, 2016 - 5:30am
January 24, 2016
A $2 million lifetime habit?
Just when you had decided to take up smoking because you’re sick of not being one of the “cool” adults, this word from WalletHub: Smoking will cost you in more ways than you think. In Minnesota, for example, a recent WalletHub study put the lifetime cost of smoking at nearly...
January 24, 2016 - 5:10am
January 2, 2016
Minnesotans on MA get free help to stop using tobacco products
Minnesotans who receive government-funded medical care can get free tobacco treatment beginning next month. Those on Medical Assistance, Minnesota’s version of Medicaid, and MinnesotaCare subsidized insurance are eligible for treatment under changes legislators made earlier this...
January 2, 2016 - 5:55am
September 16, 2015
Teen smoking has decreased: MN studies show 'vaping' is up though
If some young Minnesotans smoke like it’s going out of style, maybe that’s because it is. In just four years, the percentage of 18-to-24-year-olds...
September 16, 2015 - 11:25am
May 28, 2015
Minnesota tobacco use down
The anti-tobacco work of ClearWay Minnesota in conjunction with other tobacco cessation efforts has had remarkable results in reducing smoking rates among all age groups in Minnesota. It’s a record worthy of high praise. It’s unambiguous evidence that focused, science-based anti-tobacco...
May 28, 2015 - 5:50am
May 20, 2015
Anti-tobacco groups eye raising purchasing age to 21 in Minnesota
MOORHEAD – Minnesota tobacco control advocates may propose raising the legal age for buying cigarettes to 21 years old. Hawaii, New York...
May 20, 2015 - 9:26am
January 24, 2015
North Dakota tax on cigarettes could increase if bills pass
Smokers would pay more than triple the current state tax on cigarettes in North Dakota under two bipartisan bills promoted Wednesday by anti-tobacco groups and others. North Dakota’s current excise tax of 44 cents per pack is the 46th lowest in the nation and hasn’t been raised...
January 24, 2015 - 11:00am
January 23, 2015
Smoking drops among Minnesotans
Fewer Minnesotans are smoking. The Department of Health Thursday reported that new study results show smoking fell 14.4 percent since 2010. “We know that many factors, including tobacco price increases, smoke-free policies, cessation programs and media, combine to reduce smoking...
January 23, 2015 - 2:47pm