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After ‘Stay At Home MN’- the Next COVID-19 Battleground

I have lived in Minnesota most of my life and have to admit a strong sense of pride in our innovative homegrown companies. It is uplifting to learn how 3M, Medtronic, Ecolab, Mayo Clinic, Fairview and others have rapidly ramped up COVID-19 equipment production, testing and research.

Confined at home without an NBA or MLB box score to scour, my new morning routine includes pulling up the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 case dashboard at 11:20 a.m. every day. I am eager to see how our community sacrifices are paying off. After all, we are Minnesota and we can execute this plan...

HBO Developing Series Called “Stillwater” -- Other Minnesota Places That Should Get TV or Movie Treatment

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It was recently announced that HBO is developing a new TV series set in Stillwater, according to Deadline. It will be directed by Howie Deutch who will serve as executive producer along with Colin Farrell and Mark Steven Johnson who will take on writing duties. The one-hour drama will center around a New York City cop whose life “spirals out of control when he relocates his family to a small town in Minnesota.” Stillwater isn’t the first town in Minnesota...

'Virotherapy' Breakthrough at Mayo Clinic, New One Shot Cure for Cancer?

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Medical breakthroughs are not uncommon in Minnesota, but the Mayo Clinic might have just taken the prize for 2014's greatest advancement. Using an extremely heavy dose of a specialized measles vaccine, doctors have put a woman's blood cancer into complete and undeniable remission (without the assistance of any other treatment). This "proof of concept" could be the tipping point for a method of attacking cancer which has drawn speculation for more than half...

Minnesota's Third Largest City Continues to Develop

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Minnesota's tech and medical hub, Rochester, is among the fastest growing cities in the state. It has come a long way from its roots as a small town ripped up by a tornado in 1883. Over the last decade-and-a-half it has significantly outpaced the growth of Bloomington and Duluth to solidify its place as Minnesota's third largest city (with a population of ~110,000). Now, along with it's most notable edifice (the Mayo Clinic), Rochester hopes to keep its prolific momentum going with a new Destination Medical Center (DMC). The holder of the third most populated city...