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If passed, the act would allow a terminally ill, mentally capable adult with a prognosis of six months or less to live, to take medication — should they choose — to die peacefully in their sleep if their suffering becomes unbearable.
As 4/20 celebrations have become more commercialized and have moved away from being a counterculture protest, the exposure to teens and young adults increases.
When bumping along a city street, it’s easy to get mad at the mayor or public works staff, and plenty of people on social media are doing just that. The truth behind how Minnesota’s roads are built, maintained, and reconstructed is more complicated.
Minnesota is in a housing crisis. More than 500,000 Minnesotans are paying too much for home.
The fact that Minnesota became a high-cost state shortly after consolidation accelerated in the health insurance and hospital sectors should have surprised no one.
Science shows that about 80% of a child’s brain foundation is formed within the first 1,000 days of life.
But Minnesota can be a part of a positive wave of anti-hate.
My 15 years of MinnPosting have been a wonderful capstone to a very gratifying career in the writing racket, which, of course, you readers and MinnPost supporters all made possible.
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While test scores went up for both low-income students and those who were not from low-income households, the students who were not previously eligible for free meals benefited more.
The barriers between a central business districts for 9 to 5 office workers and residential neighborhoods for domestic quietude are breaking down, and zoning should reflect that.
Resuming normal operations may sound simple, but we know that some Minnesotans will need support transitioning to new coverage or may lose coverage for administrative reasons, like incomplete paperwork.
Harassment and violence towards elected officials – at the local, state, and national level – isn’t new, nor is it acceptable.
The laws are not a panacea and can lead to a host of problems.
With the continuous crisis for LGBTQIA+ and their mental health in Minnesota, here’s what our community should do next.
Biomarker testing is the analysis of a patient’s tissue or blood sample for the presence of a molecular signature that can guide a physician’s treatment plan and assess risk for conditions such as cancer, arthritis, autoimmune diseases, and mental illness, among others.
The 15-minute city has been described by urban planning activists as an area that can provide access to all human needs through walking, biking or public transportation.
There are no plans to extend the route into the Eastside, which is far more diverse than the West 7th neighborhood.
We need to take the right approach to develop a federal standard if we want to avoid a patchwork of data privacy laws, leaving children in certain zip codes unprotected, and others potentially smothered with overbearing laws.
As a society we’ve become much more open and accepting of the fundamental role that sex plays in many of our lives. Our laws, however, have not kept pace.