A DNR probe found that the now-fired worker had accessed the records of 5,000 individuals without a job-related reason to do so.
In 2011, uncompensated care cost hospitals $308 million, and without the federal Affordable Care Act it would grow to about $319 million by 2016, said the report issued Wednesday by the health department's Health Economics Program.
A new aerial survey of moose in northeastern Minnesota shows the population has dropped dramatically, prompting the DNR to cancel this year's moose hunting season.
Four women have filed a lawsuit against the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources employee accused of looking up their driver's license records.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wants the public to weigh in on whether it should consider moose, Canada lynx, and about 180 other plant and animal species to be endangered, threatened or of special concern.
With the number of hospitalizations and outbreaks down for the third week in a row, the illness has peaked, said Kris Ehresmann, director of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the Health Department.
More than half of Minnesota adults included in a 2011 survey had an adverse childhood experience that could be linked to poor health outcomes later in life, the Minnesota Department of Health announced Monday.
Some clinics are already out of the vaccine, but the viral illness is still widespread in Minnesota, and the demand for the vaccine is still high.
The state employee accused of accessing the records of 5,000 Minnesota drivers was identified Friday as the administrative manager of the Department of Natural Resources' Enforcement Division.
Several Minnesota farmers are out hundreds of thousands of dollars after they say a wind energy developer failed to keep its promises when installing small-scale wind turbines on their property.
State lawmakers and a public data expert on Wednesday said the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources should release the name of the employee who improperly accessed driver's license data on 5,000 individuals.
Increasing amounts of triclosan, a common antibacterial agent used in soaps and other products, has been detected in Minnesota lakes, according to the results of a new University of Minnesota study.
Consumer advocates are warning of a tech support scam in which someone is calling Minnesotans offering to help with computer problems.
The Minnesota tourism industry is facing a disappointing year for snow so far this winter. Already, the lack of snow in northern Minnesota forced the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon to push back the race by more than a month.
Hockey players from across the country have descended on Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis for the annual U.S. Pond Hockey Championships.