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Governor's Unallotment Will Force More Minnesotans into Ranks of the Uninsured

AARP State Director Michele Kimball released this statement today about the Governor's budget unallotment announcement ST. PAUL, Minn., June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by AARP State Director Michele Kimball: "AARP is disappointed in Governor Pawlenty's de...

New Poll: 72 Percent of Minnesotans Support Tobacco Tax Increase

Support is widespread and strong throughout Minnesota MINNEAPOLIS, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey released today by ClearWay Minnesota(SM) found that an overwhelming majority (72 percent) of Minnesotans support increasing state tobacco taxes. Thirty-seven percent of respondents said th...

AARP to State Leaders: Protect Vulnerable Minnesotans from Severe Budget Cuts

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Governor Pawlenty released his budget recommendations today, AARP urged state leaders to find a balanced approach to protecting vulnerable Minnesotans of all ages from severe budget cuts. "Older Minnesotans have been among the hard...

Blue Cross Launches Statewide Healthy Eating Campaign to Double Number of Minnesotans Eating Fruits, Veggies

First-of-its kind effort tackles unhealthy eating to improve health, reduce health care costs EAGAN, Minn., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) is launching a statewide healthy eating campaign to improve Minnesotans' health and do...

New Survey Finds 76 Percent of Minnesotans Support Smoke-Free Law

Support is widespread and strong throughout Minnesota MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey released today by ClearWay Minnesota(SM) found that 76 percent of Minnesotans support the statewide smoke-free law, with 44 percent indicating strong support. The survey also provid...

QUITPLAN(R) Services Can Help Minnesotans Kick Tobacco Habit for New Year

Free professional counseling and support available from ClearWay Minnesota(SM) MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- With Minnesota now a smoke-free state and the New Year fast approaching, many Minnesotans are looking to improve their health by quitting smoking ...

ClearWay Minnesota(SM) to Share Stories of Real Minnesotans Who Used QUITPLAN(R) Services During Great American Smokeout

QUITPLAN Services provides free help for Minnesotans looking to quit tobacco MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The 31st annual Great American Smokeout will take place on Thursday, November 15. Begun in Monticello, Minnesota, and now supported nationwide by t...

Missing: 125 Million Meals for Low-Income Minnesotans

Second Harvest Heartland report uncovers staggering shortfall in meals needed to feed Minnesota's hungry; Target donates 600,000 pounds of food to start filling the gap SAINT PAUL, Minn., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Second Harvest Heartland, the Upper Midwest's leading voice on hunger relief,...

Smoking Rate Falls Dramatically Among Minnesotans

New report finds 164,000 fewer smokers MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Findings from the latest Minnesota Adult Tobacco Survey (MATS), released today, show that Minnesota is making significant progress in reducing tobacco use. The survey -- conducted by ClearWay Minnesot...

Blue Cross Signs Up 110,000 Minnesotans For Part D Medicare Plans

The Blue Cross health plan announced today that more than 110,000 Minnesotans have availed Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and the Blue // Cross Blue Shield Northern Plains Alliance. The company said that it was processing 10,000 Part D a...
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