Monday, July 15th: Seasonal allergies have dropped to medium-low levels today due to the very humid and stormy conditions expected to continue today. Pollen levels for weeds will be at medium levels today, with trees, weeds and mold staying at low levels today. We will update our allergy forecast, Monday through Friday during Good Morning Northland and on WDIO.com.
Minnesota's health insurers are seeking relatively small premium increases for patients who buy coverage on the individual market. In some cases, patients will see cuts in their rates.
Preliminary data shows drug overdose deaths in Minnesota dropped in 2018. Officials say the numbers are promising, but that overdose deaths remain at historic highs and more work needs to be done.
Gov. Tony Evers has signed a bill designed to make it easier for patients to get needed prescription drugs even when insurance companies force them to try cheaper alternatives first. The measure address the process known as step therapy.
New research suggests legalizing recreational marijuana for U.S. adults in some states may have slightly reduced teens' odds of using pot.
The Minnesota Department of Health says the number of abortions performed in the state declined 2% in 2018. The vast majority of abortions were performed in a woman's first trimester.
U.S. hepatitis A infections and deaths have risen in the last two years, now a scientific panel is recommending that millions of older children who weren't vaccinated against hepatitis A when they were one year old, get vaccinated.
A U.S. government advisory panel says a vaccine against cervical and other cancers should be recommended for both men and women up to age 26. The vaccine that protects against HPV is usually given to 11- and 12-year olds.
The Lighthouse Center for Vision Loss is celebrating 100 years of helping the community with a reception on Thursday at the Depot.