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Increased Access To Nature Trails, Forest Lands – Not Nature Preserves – Could Decrease Youth Obesity Rates

Nathan Hurst, University of Missouri Research suggests local policymakers should evaluate outdoor resources to encourage exercise As youth obesity levels in America remain at record high levels, health professionals and policymakers continue...

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2014-09-23 16:27:19

MedNet and Key CRO Partners to Showcase the Many Benefits of iMedNet(TM) EDC MINNETONKA, Minn., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MedNet Solutions, a global life sciences technology company specializing in clinical study management systems, is pleased to announce that it will once again be a Silver Sponsor of the Society for Clinical Data Management (SCDM) Annual Conference, to be held this year from September 28 to October 1 in Las Vegas, Nevada. MedNet team members, in conjunction with...

2014-09-23 12:29:42

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CieloStar, a leading nationwide healthcare benefit distribution and payment technology company, announced today that they are partnering with Meadowbrook Insurance Group (Meadowbrook) to create a private employee benefits exchange that will offer an array of benefits for individuals and families. The private exchange will also include major medical health plans as well as the supplemental insurance products. Meadowbrook is a...

2014-09-19 23:09:07

1,000 Cereal Grain Scientists and Industry Representatives to Convene in Providence, Rhode Island, for Scientific Sessions, Poster Presentations, Exhibition, and Networking Events St. Paul, Minnesota (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Cereal grain scientists, quality regulators, and representatives from related food industries will gather October 5–8, 2014, for the AACC International (AACCI) Annual Meeting at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, Rhode Island. The comprehensive...

2014-09-19 12:27:51

MHTA to honor Minnesota's top technology companies and individuals at the Nov.13 awards ceremony DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) has named the Creating IT Futures Foundation as a finalist in the Workforce Development category for the 2014 Tekne Awards, which will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Thursday, Nov. 13. The Tekne Awards honor Minnesota companies and individuals who have shown superior...

2014-09-19 08:22:58

MHTA to honor Minnesota's top technology companies and individuals ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- H.B. Fuller (NYSE: FUL) announced today that the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) has named the company as a finalist in the Advanced Manufacturing category for the 2014 Tekne Awards, which will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Thursday, Nov. 13. The Tekne Awards honor Minnesota companies and individuals who have shown superior technology innovation...

2014-09-18 16:27:55

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 500 guests decked out in 1920's flair filled The Pourhouse in downtown Minneapolis on Saturday, September 13 for Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota's inaugural speakeasy-themed Shine Bright Bash, raising more than $275,000 for Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Program. Guests donned classic Roaring 20's attire while participating in a fun-filled night of dinner, dancing and twenties-themed events, including a flapper...

2014-09-18 12:29:59

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minnesota Dental Association recently held its annual House of Delegates meeting at the Hilton Airport Hotel in Bloomington where new officers were elected. The newly-elected 2014-2015 officers include: Dr. Dan Rose, as president; Dr. Peter Cannon as president-elect; Dr. Kevin Dens as first vice-president; Dr. R. David Resch as second vice-president; and Dr. Howard Taylor as speaker of the house. Dr. Travis Schmitt currently...

2014-09-18 12:27:49

MINNEAPOLIS and SAINT PAUL, Minn., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minnesota State High School Clay Target League (MSHSCTL) will host 1,770 student athletes representing 68 high school trap shooting teams and 13 high school skeet shooting teams in the 2014 fall season. Led by the support of their schools and volunteer coaches, co-ed student athletes will participate on their high school team in shooting sports for six weeks mid-September through October at shooting...

2014-09-18 12:21:38

Governor Dayton Declares September "Don't Text and Drive Awareness Month" ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minnesota Safety Council urges drivers to join in a national effort to combat distracted driving on Friday, September 19, part of the It Can Wait campaign. Drivers can participate in a "day of action" by taking an online pledge never to text and drive, and can find free resources to help spread the word to their families, friends and communities at...

2014-09-18 08:29:44

Children of marijuana users much more likely to start using marijuana at a young age, new Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation survey finds PLYMOUTH, Minn., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children of parents who have used marijuana are more than three times more likely to use it themselves. That's according to a new nationwide survey of youth ages 18 to 25 commissioned by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's Center for Public Advocacy....


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Superior National Forest
2014-07-31 09:38:55

Superior National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of Minnesota, between the Canada – United States border. It is located in the Arrowhead Region and comprises an area of the Boundary Waters, which separates Canada and the United States. This forest holds 3,900,000 acres of protected lands and waters that are separated into numerous ranger districts, with over a quarter of the forest comprising the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. It was established in 1903...

Chippewa National Forest
2013-11-21 12:56:10

Chippewa National Forest is a national forest located in northcentral Minnesota, United States, in the counties of Cass, Itasca, and Beltrami. The forest headquarters are located in Cass Lake, Minnesota. There are local ranger district offices in Deer River, Walker, and Blackduck. The forest encompasses 666,623 acres. Water is plentiful, with over 1,300 lakes, 923 miles of streams and rivers, and 400,000 acres of wetlands. The forest was established as the Minnesota Forest Reserve on...

Voyageurs National Park
2013-04-26 15:05:12

Voyageurs National Park is located in the state of Minnesota in the United States. The park contains 218,200 acres of land ancient Native Americans. The first explorers of European descent arrived in the area in 1688. These were French fur traders and explores, known as voyageurs, the people for which the park was named. Logging began in 1880’s and 1890’s and was such a lucrative and uncontrolled industry that the forests there no longer contain abundant adult trees. Gold mining also...

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2008-08-11 19:31:03

The Red-backed Salamander (Plethodon cinereus), or Red-back Salamander, is a small, hardy woodland salamander. It inhabits wooded slopes in Eastern North America, west to Missouri, south to North Carolina, and north from southern Quebec and the Maritime Provinces in Canada to Minnesota. salamander. It is also known as the Northern Redback Salamander to distinguish it from the Southern Redback Salamander (P. serratus). The Red-backed Salamander is found mostly in two color variations: the...

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2005-06-14 08:41:49

Comptonia is a genus of a single species, Comptonia peregrina, in the family Myricaceae, order Fagales. This shrub is native to eastern North America, from southern Quebec south to the extreme north of Georgia, and west to Minnesota. The common name is Sweetfern or Sweet-fern, a confusing name as it is not a fern. Several fossil species have been discovered, showing that the genus once had a much wider distribution throughout the Northern Hemisphere.

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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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