Storm Team Allergy Report

Friday, November 2nd: Pollen levels are staying low again today. Enjoy the break from your seasonal allergies.

If you suffer from itchy eyes, and a stuffy nose, you may have seasonal allergies. We will update our allergy forecast, Monday through Friday during Good Morning Northland and on

CDC Sees Possible Link Between Opioids and Birth Defect

Life in Limbo: Leftover Embryos Vex Clinics, Couples

Michigan Reopening Medical Marijuana Businesses

MNsure Reports Record of Nearly 124,000 Health Care Sign-Ups

Minnesota's state-run health insurance exchange has achieved a record number of sign-ups in its sixth open enrollment period. MNsure says 123,732 Minnesotans signed up for private health coverage, breaking last year's record.

Trump Birth Control Rules Blocked Nationwide

A federal judge is imposing a nationwide injunction on new Trump administration rules that allowed more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control. The judge says states should be protected from the potential harm from the rule.

Scientists Seek Ways to Finally Take a Real Measure of Pain

Researchers are hunting the first objective way to measure pain, what the National Institutes of Health calls a pain meter. Among the devices in early-stage testing: One that peeks into the eyes to link pupil reactions to pain.

Michigan Lists Pain Drug Gabapentin as Controlled Substance

Michigan is listing a drug commonly used to treat nerve pain and seizures as a controlled substance, a step intended to fight the opioid epidemic. The state says Gabapentin, also known as Neurontin, can have potentially harmful effects when combined with other opioids.

Norovirus Outbreak Sickens 277 on Oasis of the Seas

Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas is returning to a Florida port a day early after 277 guests and crew members were hit with an outbreak of Norovirus.  The seven-day cruise was heading to Jamaica when guests became sick.

Evers Issues Limited Health Care-related Executive Orders

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has issued a pair of executive orders designed to fulfill his campaign pledge of increasing access and affordability to health care and insurance.

Drugmaker Eli Lilly Giving Price Info on Advertised Medicine

Drugmaker Eli Lilly has started posting price information online for drugs advertised on TV. On Tuesday, the company began running TV ads for a popular diabetes drug that don't give the price but direct viewers to the website.

Cancer Death Rate Milestone: At Least 25 Years of Decline

The U.S. cancer death rate has hit a milestone: It's been falling for at least 25 years. Experts credit lower smoking rates and advances in early detection and treatment for the decline.

Take a Kid Ice Fishing Weekend

Take a Kid Ice Fishing Weekend in Minnesota

US Orders Refuges to Staff for Hunters Despite Shutdown

Webcam Shows Eagles Tending Nest in Arizona

Michigan Lawmakers Vote to Ban Deer Sterilization until 2022