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  1. Epidemiology of struvite uroliths in ferrets: 272 cases (1981-2007).

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    Nwaokorie, Eugene E; Osborne, Carl A; Lulich, Jody P; Albasan, Hasan; Lekcharoensuk, Charlempol

    2011-11-15

    To confirm that the predominant mineral type in naturally occurring uroliths in ferrets is struvite; to determine whether age, breed, sex, reproductive status, geographic location, season, and anatomic location are risk factors associated with urolith formation in ferrets; to compare features of struvite uroliths in cats with those in ferrets; and to determine whether there is a logical evidence-based rationale for clinical trials of the safety and efficacy of diet-induced dissolution of struvite uroliths in ferrets. Retrospective case-control study. 408 ferrets with uroliths (272 struvite uroliths) from the Minnesota Urolith Center, and 6,528 control ferrets from the Veterinary Medical Database. Historical information was obtained about each ferret. The association between proposed risk factors and outcome (struvite urolith formation) was assessed. Sterile struvite was the predominant mineral in uroliths in ferrets. Neutered male ferrets had a significantly increased risk of developing sterile struvite uroliths. A significant association was also found between increasing age and the detection of struvite uroliths. Struvite uroliths in ferrets were more likely to be retrieved from the lower urinary tract than from the upper urinary tract. Knowledge of predominant mineral type in uroliths along with insight into etiologic, demographic, and environmental risk and protective factors for urolithiasis may facilitate development of surveillance strategies that result in earlier detection of uroliths in ferrets. Modification of risk factors, including dietary risk factors, may help to minimize urolith formation, dissolve existing uroliths, and minimize urolith recurrence.

  2. Analysis of canine urolith submissions to the Canadian Veterinary Urolith Centre, 1998-2014.

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    Houston, Doreen M; Weese, Heather E; Vanstone, Nick P; Moore, Andrew E P; Weese, J Scott

    2017-01-01

    Understanding urolith trends and risk factors is important for understanding urolithiasis, which is a common problem in dogs. This study evaluated 75 674 canine cystolith submissions to the Canadian Veterinary Urolith Centre between 1998 and 2014. Struvite and calcium oxalate uroliths comprised 80.8% of all uroliths, with calcium oxalate outnumbering struvite. There were significant increases in the proportions of calcium oxalate, mixed and cystine uroliths, and significant decreases in struvite, urate, silica, and calcium phosphate carbonate over the study period. Breeds associated with increased risk of calcium oxalate urolithiasis tended to be small breeds, while those that were at increased risk of struvite urolith formation were larger breeds. Dalmatians were at increased risk of forming both urate and xanthine uroliths while Scottish deerhounds had a remarkably high association with cystine urolithiasis. Males were more likely to form calcium oxalate and metabolic uroliths and females were more likely to develop struvite and mixed uroliths.

  3. Evaluation of culture techniques and bacterial cultures from uroliths.

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    Perry, Leigh A; Kass, Philip H; Johnson, Dee L; Ruby, Annette L; Shiraki, Ryoji; Westropp, Jodi L

    2013-03-01

    The association between urolithiasis and growth of bacteria in the urine or urolith has not been recently evaluated in the past 15 years, and the effects of antimicrobial administration on urolith cultures have not been reported. As well, laboratory techniques for urolith cultures have not been critically evaluated. The objectives of the current study were to 1) report bacterial isolates from uroliths and their association with signalment, urolith composition, antimicrobial use, and urine cultures and 2) evaluate laboratory techniques for urolith cultures. For the first objective, a retrospective search of bacterial isolates cultured from uroliths submitted to the laboratory as well as the signalment, urine culture results, and antimicrobial use were recorded. For the second objective, 50 urolith pairs were cultured by washing each urolith either 1or 4 times and culturing the core. Five hundred twenty canine and 168 feline uroliths were reviewed. Struvite-containing uroliths had an increased prevalence of a positive culture compared to nonstruvite-containing uroliths (P < 0.0001, odds ratio [OR] = 5.4), as did uroliths from female dogs (P < 0.0001, OR = 2.9). No significant difference between culture results and previous antimicrobial administration was found (P = 0.41). Eighteen percent of cases with negative urine cultures had positive urolith cultures. There was no significant difference in core culture results whether the urolith was washed 1 or 4 times (P = 0.07). Urolith culture outcome was not always influenced by previous antimicrobial administration, and bacterial culture of a urolith may not yield the same results as those obtained from the urine. The modified protocol, which requires less time and expense for urolith cultures, may be an acceptable alternative.

  4. Canine urolithiasis: A look at over 16 000 urolith submissions to the Canadian Veterinary Urolith Centre from February 1998 to April 2003

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    2004-01-01

    Abstract The purpose of this study was to report on the age, sex, breed, and mineral composition of 16 647 canine bladder uroliths submitted to the Canadian Veterinary Urolith Centre between February 1998 and April 2003. Each urolith submission was accompanied by a questionnaire. Of the submissions, approximately 43.8% were struvite and 41.5% oxalate. Struvite uroliths were most common in female dogs. Mixed breed dogs predominated, followed by the shih tzu, bichon frise, miniature schnauzer, Lhasa apso, and Yorkshire terrier. Oxalate uroliths were most common in males and in the miniature schnauzer, bichon frise, Lhasa apso, shih tzu, and Yorkshire terrier. Urate uroliths were most common in male Dalmations. Other urolith types, including cystine, xanthine, silica, and calcium phosphate, were less commonly reported. A review of risk factors for the various uroliths is presented, along with some recommendations for treatment and prevention. PMID:15072194

  5. Mineral Composition of Uroliths Obtained from Sheep and Goats with Obstructive Urolithiasis.

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    Jones, M L; Gibbons, P M; Roussel, A J; Dominguez, B J

    2017-07-01

    Knowledge of the mineral composition of the causative urolith is important to develop preventative strategies. Advances in analytic techniques have led to detection of urolith components not previously recognized. The objectives of this study were to characterize uroliths in sheep and goats structurally and clinically. We hypothesized that amorphous magnesium calcium phosphate (AMCP) would be a naturally occurring urolith type in sheep and goats. Forty-nine sheep and goats presenting for obstructive urolithiasis from June 15, 2014 through June 14, 2016 were reviewed along with the demographic data of all small ruminants admitted during that same period. Medical records were reviewed for demographic and historical data, and 36 uroliths obtained from these cases during diagnostic or therapeutic procedures were analyzed by infrared spectroscopy to determine chemical composition. AMCP is a naturally occurring urolith type in obstructed male sheep and goats and was the most common urolith type in this study, where it occurred as a majority component with struvite (39% of uroliths) or as a pure component (11%). Pure struvite was found in 1 urolith (2%). Calcium carbonate was the second most frequent urolith with 31% of uroliths being pure calcium carbonate. This study demonstrates that uroliths, which appear consistent with struvite, could actually be calcium-containing AMCP. Urolith analysis is critical in determining mineral content of uroliths to guide dietary recommendations for prevention. Copyright © 2017 The Authors. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

  6. Composition of uroliths in small domestic animals in the United Kingdom.

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    Rogers, Keith D; Jones, Boyd; Roberts, Larry; Rich, Michael; Montalto, Nicola; Beckett, Sophie

    2011-05-01

    The mineral composition of 7819 small animal uroliths in the UK was determined by semi-quantitative X-ray diffraction over a period of 90 months from 2002 to 2010. Canine and feline uroliths constituted 97% of the study population and the mineral phase detected most frequently was struvite (43%), followed by calcium oxalate (41%). Uroliths from crossbreeds, Dalmatians, Yorkshire terriers and Shih Tzus accounted for almost 30% of all canine uroliths, with the highest frequency in Dalmatians, which had a predominance of urate uroliths. The average ages of dogs and cats with uroliths were 7.0 years and 7.4 years, respectively. The ratio of the number of dogs presenting with struvite compared to oxalate phases reached a maximum at 3years of age. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  7. Alternative Fuels Data Center: Minnesota School District Finds Cost

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    Savings, Cold-Weather Reliability with Propane Buses Minnesota School District Finds Cost Center: Minnesota School District Finds Cost Savings, Cold-Weather Reliability with Propane Buses on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Minnesota School District Finds Cost Savings, Cold

  8. Documents related to the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy's Petition for Withdrawal of Minnesota's NPDES Program

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    NPDES Petition for Program Withdrawal in Minnesota: Documents related to the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy (MCEA) Petition for Corrective Action or Withdrawal of NPDES Program Approval from the State of Minnesota.

  9. Minnesota Land Management Information Center

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    Nordstrand, E. A.

    1981-01-01

    A brief history of the Minnesota Land Management Information Center is given and the present operational status and plans for future development are described. The incorporation of LANDSAT data into the system, hardware and software capabilities, and funding are addressed.

  10. Transurethral removal of a cystic urolith in a mare using a laparoscopic specimen pouch.

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    Williamson, A J; McKinnon, A O

    2017-05-01

    Cystic urolithiasis is the most common form of urolithiasis reported in horses. In contrast to the gelding or stallion, clinical disease is less common in the mare and manual removal techniques are possible because of their shorter, wider urethral anatomy. However, these manual removal techniques can be traumatic and are limited by the size of the urolith. This report describes the use of a commercial laparoscopic specimen pouch to remove a cystic urolith in a mare. This approach may allow the extraction of larger uroliths per urethra in the mare, while affording some protection to the mucosa of the bladder neck and urethra. © 2017 Australian Veterinary Association.

  11. Minnesota Developmental Achievement Centers: 1987 Survey Results. Policy Analysis Series, No. 28.

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    Minnesota Governor's Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, St. Paul.

    This paper presents data collected from rehabilitation centers serving individuals with developmental disabilities in Minnesota, called Developmental Achievement Centers (DACs). The data focus on finances, programs, and clients, and are compared with data from previous years. All 97 providers of adult services in Minnesota completed the survey,…

  12. Alternative Schools and Area Learning Centers. 1998 Minnesota Student Survey.

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    Fulkerson, Jayne A.; Harrison, Patricia A.; Hedger, Scott A.

    This report highlights findings from the 1998 Minnesota Student Survey, administered to 3,791 voluntary participants, comparing students in alternative school settings with those in public schools. Alternative schools and area learning centers are high school diploma granting programs designed for students who are behind in their work, have…

  13. Risk factors for calcium carbonate urolithiasis in goats.

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    Nwaokorie, Eugene E; Osborne, Carl A; Lulich, Jody P; Fletcher, Thomas F; Ulrich, Lisa K; Koehler, Lori A; Buettner, Michelle T

    2015-08-01

    To identify demographic or signalment factors associated with calcium carbonate urolith formation in goats. Retrospective case series and case-control study. 354 goats with calcium carbonate uroliths (case animals) and 16,366 goats without urinary tract disease (control animals). Medical records of the Minnesota Urolith Center were reviewed to identify case goats for which samples were submitted between January 1, 1984, and December 31, 2012. Control goats evaluated at US veterinary teaching hospitals in the same time period were identified by searching Veterinary Medical Database records. Age, breed, sex, reproductive status, geographic location, season, and anatomic location of collected uroliths were analyzed to identify risk or protective factors associated with calcium carbonate urolithiasis. Nigerian dwarf goats had higher odds of developing calcium carbonate uroliths than did Pygmy goats (reference group). Several breeds had lower odds of this finding, compared with Pygmy goats; odds were lowest for mixed, Anglo-Nubian, and Toggenburg breeds. Breeds of African origin (Pygmy, Nigerian Dwarf, and Boer) comprised 146 of 275 (53%) case goats with data available. Goats of African descent had a higher risk of developing calcium carbonate uroliths than did goats of non-African descent (reference group). Males and neutered goats had higher odds of calcium carbonate urolithiasis, compared with females and sexually intact goats, respectively. Age category, geographic location, and season were associated with detection of calcium carbonate uroliths. Goats with calcium carbonate uroliths were typically neutered males, > 1 year of age, and of African descent. This study identified factors associated with calcium carbonate urolithiasis in goats; however, these associations do not allow conclusions regarding cause-and-effect relationships.

  14. The Minnesota Project English Center: Selected Materials. Unit 701: Introduction to the Study of Language.

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    Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Center for Curriculum Development in English.

    This Minnesota Curriculum Center report recounts the development of teaching materials on the nature and uses of language for grades 7-12 and presents the first of five seventh-grade units. A description of the origins, purposes, and personnel of the Center is followed by brief discussions of (1) the Center's underlying assumption that a study of…

  15. Joint marketing cites excellence: Fairview-University Medical Center advertises cooperatively with University of Minnesota Physicians.

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    Botvin, Judith D

    2004-01-01

    Fairview-University Medical Center and University of Minnesota Physicians, both in Minneapolis, are enjoying the benefits of a co-branded advertising campaign. It includes print ads, brochures, and other marketing devices.

  16. HealthSystem Minnesota: a leader in the Minnesota marketplace.

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    Greenland, C A

    1997-01-01

    HealthSystem Minnesota is an integrated, patient-centered, care delivery system located in the Twin Cities. In the early 1990's, as pressure built for health care providers to cut costs and increased value, Park Nicollet Clinic, Methodist Hospital, Primary Physician Network, and our other member organizations merged to form HealthSystem Minnesota. Our organization has strong relationships with several major payers, but we have chosen to remain purely a physician-led, professionally managed care delivery system. This structure allows us to focus on our patients as our first priority. This article illustrates the role HealthSystem Minnesota plays in the highly competitive Twin Cities market.

  17. Alternative Fuels Data Center: Minnesota Transportation Data for

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    Energy Laboratory Case Studies Video thumbnail for Minnesota School District Finds Cost Savings, Cold Reliability with Propane Buses Jan. 26, 2016 Video thumbnail for Minneapolis Makes EV-Charging History Record Minnesota Videos on YouTube Video thumbnail for GE Showcases Innovation in Alternative Fuel Vehicles GE

  18. Activities. A Collection of Things to Do at the Environmental Learning Center, Isabella, Minnesota.

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    Environmental Learning Center, Isabella, Minn.

    A collection of activities used successfully at the Environmental Learning Center in Isabella, Minnesota, are contained in this guide. Areas of study are perception and communication, mapping, weather, snow, soil, aquatics, trees, and animals. Within these areas is a number of related activities, each to be adapted to the appropriate grade level.…

  19. Minnesota : innovative choices for congestion relief.

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    2011-01-01

    Minnesota UPA projects focus on reducing traffic congestion in the I-35W corridor and in downtown Minneapolis. ITS technologies underlie many of the Minnesota UPA projects, including those centered on tolling, real-time traffic and transit informatio...

  20. Center for Transportation Studies 24th annual transportation research conference, May 22-23, 2013, Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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    2013-05-01

    The University of Minnesotas Center for Transportation : Studies is pleased to present its 24th Annual Transportation : Research Conference, May 22-23, 2013. The conference will : be held at the Saint Paul RiverCentre, 175 West Kellogg : Boulevard...

  1. [Uroliths of cats in Switzerland from 2002 to 2009].

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    Gerber, B; Brandenberger-Schenk, F; Rothenanger, E; Müller, C

    2016-10-01

    In this study data on composition of uroliths collected from cats and epidemiologic data of affected cats in Switzerland from 2002 to 2009 are summarised. Of 884 stones analysed 50% (n=441) were composed of calcium oxalate, 45% (n=398) of struvite, 3% (n=18) of ammonium urate, 1% (n=12) were mixed stones, 1% (n=9) were composed of silica, 3 stones were solidified blood, 2 consisted of cystine and 1of xanthine. 40% of the ureteral stones were composed of struvite. Domestic cats had significantly less calcium oxalate stones compared to British Shorthair or Persian cats. Cats with calcium oxalate stones were older and cats with struvite stones were younger than other affected cats. Female and male cats were equally affected with stones. Compared to studies from other countries, in Switzerland silica stones occurred more often and ureteral stones were more often composed of Struvite. The present study shows that occurrence and prevalence of urinary calculi of cats from Switzerland exhibited only slight differences to studies from other countries.

  2. Produce Live News Broadcasts Using Standard AV Equipment: A Success Story from the Le Center High School in Minnesota.

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    Rostad, John

    1997-01-01

    Describes the production of news broadcasts on video by a high school class in Le Center, Minnesota. Topics include software for Apple computers, equipment used, student responsibilities, class curriculum, group work, communication among the production crew, administrative and staff support, and future improvements. (LRW)

  3. The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research Genome-Wide Association Study

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    Miller, Michael B.; Basu, Saonli; Cunningham, Julie; Eskin, Eleazar; Malone, Steven M.; Oetting, William S.; Schork, Nicholas; Sul, Jae Hoon; Iacono, William G.; Mcgue, Matt

    2012-01-01

    As part of the Genes, Environment and Development Initiative (GEDI), the Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research (MCTFR) undertook a genome-wide association study (GWAS), which we describe here. A total of 8405 research participants, clustered in 4-member families, have been successfully genotyped on 527,829 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers using Illumina’s Human660W-Quad array. Quality control screening of samples and markers as well as SNP imputation procedures are described. We also describe methods for ancestry control and how the familial clustering of the MCTFR sample can be accounted for in the analysis using a Rapid Feasible Generalized Least Squares algorithm. The rich longitudinal MCTFR assessments provide numerous opportunities for collaboration. PMID:23363460

  4. Minnesota 4-H Youth Program Quality Improvement Model

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    Herman, Margo; Grant, Samantha

    2015-01-01

    The University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development made an organizational decision in 2011 to invest in a system-wide approach to implement youth program quality into the 4-H program using the Youth Program Quality Assessment (YPQA) tool. This article describes the four key components to the Minnesota Youth Program Quality…

  5. A urolith of biogenic dolomite - another clue in the dolomite mystery

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    Mansfield, Charles F.

    1980-06-01

    A male Dalmatian, Canis familiaris, produced uroliths of almost pure dolomite, 3-8 mm across, in his urinary bladder in less than 8 months at 38°C and about 1 atm. The X-ray diffractogram identified the predominant mineral as dolomite, and the sharp (01.5) peak showed it is ordered dolomite, not the disordered form, protodolomite. Geochemically and biologically plausible causes include (1) renal, respiratory, or metabolic alkalosis, (2) infection by urease-producing (urea-splitting) fungi or bacteria and (3) infection by uric acid-fermenting bacteria. Hematological, bacteriological, urological and geochemical considerations most strongly implicate infection by either anaerobic, urease-producing bacteria or anaerobic, uric acid-fermenting bacteria. The physical and chemical conditions of this urinary system more closely approximate modern and inferred ancient carbonate depositional settings than most previous laboratory experiments, especially in terms of temperature, pressure, total salinity and, possibly, biota. The presence of urease-producing and/or uric acid-fermenting bacteria in urea- and/or acid-containing sediment, such as fecal pellets and algal mats, could promote formation of authigenic dolomite or other carbonates.

  6. The Minnesota Experience with Family-Centered Early Childhood Programs.

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    Engstrom, Lois

    1988-01-01

    The author describes Minnesota's Early Childhood Family Education program for all children from birth to kindergarten and their parents. Topics include the types of activities each local program undertakes, administration and planning, and financing. A list of important program attributes is included. (CH)

  7. Minnesota Developmental Achievement Centers: An Update to Welsch Policy Analysis Papers No. 6-9, 17, and 23. Policy Analysis Series, No. 25.

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    Minnesota Governor's Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, St. Paul.

    This paper reports the results of analyzing financial, program, and client data collected from Minnesota's Developmental Achievement Centers (DACs) for 1986. A total of 4,883 adults were receiving services, with the largest group being severely mentally retarded. Persons with additional disabilities numbered 1,263, with severe behavior problems,…

  8. Minnesota K-12 Education: The Current Debate, the Present Condition. A Report of the CURA/College of Education Project on the Future of K-12 Public Education in Minnesota.

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    Peek, Thomas R.; And Others

    The purpose of this report is to provide an accurate picture of the nature and condition of Minnesota's K-12 public education system and the challenges it faces in the coming years. Section I describes the major concerns about Minnesota education (centering on excellence and student performance, system accountability and responsiveness, and…

  9. Health Hazard Evaluation Report HETA 84-046-1584, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota. [Ethylene oxide and waste anesthetic gases

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    Daniels, W.J.; Orris, P.

    1985-04-01

    Personal and area air samples were analyzed for ethylene oxide and waste anesthetic gases at Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota in February, April, and July, 1984. The survey was requested by the center to evaluate health problems among employees. Medical questionnaires were administered and interviews were conducted with 59 employees in the instrument and operating room areas of the ear, nose, and throat, and surgery clinics. Ethylene-oxide was not detected during operation of the sterilizer. Nitrous-oxide concentrations of 66 to 138ppm were detected during surgical procedures. The authors conclude that a health hazard due to exposure to waste anestheticmore » gases exists at the center. Recommendations include evaluating the ventilation system and conducting additional monitoring for waste anesthetic gases.« less

  10. A Guide to Minnesota Environmental Education Areas.

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    Fisher, Wes, Comp.; Gruchow, Nancy, Comp.

    More than 400 areas in Minnesota, useful as sites for environmental studies, are catalogued in this guide. They include state parks and waysides, state forests, state wildlife management areas, waterfowl production areas, national forests, nature centers and preserves, metropolitan, county and city parks, outdoor education school sites, school…

  11. Minnesota School Principals' Perceptions of Minnesota School Counselors' Role and Functions

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    Karch, Lisa Irene Hanson

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of the concurrent mixed methods study was to explore Minnesota principals' perceptive responses regarding the role and functions of Minnesota school counselors. A convenience sample of K-12 school principals was used for this study. Participant criteria was that each individual be a school principal in the state of Minnesota. School…

  12. The 2005 Minnesota Internet Study: An Examination of Metro/Rural Differences in Digital Technology Adoption

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    Center for Rural Policy and Development, 2006

    2006-01-01

    Since 2001 the Center for Rural Policy & Development (CRPD) has annually conducted surveys of rural Minnesota households to discern the level of computer ownership, Internet connectivity and broadband adoption throughout rural Minnesota. Since the beginning of this longitudinal effort, significant increases in technology adoption have been…

  13. 21 CFR 808.73 - Minnesota.

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    2014-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Minnesota. 808.73 Section 808.73 Food and Drugs... and Local Exemptions § 808.73 Minnesota. The following Minnesota medical device requirements are... from preemption under section 521(b) of the act: Minnesota Statutes, sections 145.43 and 145.44. [45 FR...

  14. 21 CFR 808.73 - Minnesota.

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    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Minnesota. 808.73 Section 808.73 Food and Drugs... and Local Exemptions § 808.73 Minnesota. The following Minnesota medical device requirements are... from preemption under section 521(b) of the act: Minnesota Statutes, sections 145.43 and 145.44. [45 FR...

  15. 21 CFR 808.73 - Minnesota.

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    2013-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Minnesota. 808.73 Section 808.73 Food and Drugs... and Local Exemptions § 808.73 Minnesota. The following Minnesota medical device requirements are... from preemption under section 521(b) of the act: Minnesota Statutes, sections 145.43 and 145.44. [45 FR...

  16. 21 CFR 808.73 - Minnesota.

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    2012-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Minnesota. 808.73 Section 808.73 Food and Drugs... and Local Exemptions § 808.73 Minnesota. The following Minnesota medical device requirements are... from preemption under section 521(b) of the act: Minnesota Statutes, sections 145.43 and 145.44. [45 FR...

  17. 21 CFR 808.73 - Minnesota.

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    2011-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Minnesota. 808.73 Section 808.73 Food and Drugs... and Local Exemptions § 808.73 Minnesota. The following Minnesota medical device requirements are... from preemption under section 521(b) of the act: Minnesota Statutes, sections 145.43 and 145.44. [45 FR...

  18. Minnesota's Aspen Resource

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    Pamela J. Jakes

    1981-01-01

    The fourth Minnesota Forest Inventory shows that aspen continues to dominate the State's forests. Thirty-nine percent of Minnesota's commercial forest area is in the aspen forest type. Aspen species accounted for the largest portion of growing-stock inventory, net annual growth, and removals.

  19. Digital Learning Compass: Distance Education State Almanac 2017. Minnesota

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    Seaman, Julia E.; Seaman, Jeff

    2017-01-01

    This brief report uses data collected under the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Fall Enrollment survey to highlight distance education data in the state of Minnesota. The sample for this analysis is comprised of all active, degree-granting…

  20. Water resources of the Minnesota River-Hawk Creek watershed, southwestern Minnesota

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    Van Voast, Wayne A.; Broussard, W.L.; Wheat, D.E.

    1972-01-01

    The Minnesota River – Hawk Creek watershed is located in southwestern Minnesota. The watershed has an area of 1,479 square miles and is drained along its southwestern edge by the Minnesota River (Minnesota Division of Waters, 1959). The major watercourse within the watershed is Hawk Creek, having a drainage area of 510 square miles. Other, shorter streams drain into the Minnesota River but are mostly ephemeral. The watershed has a gently undulating land surface formed on glacial deposits. Directly underlying the glacial deposits in most of the area are Cretaceous sedimentary rocks. Paleozoic and Precambrian rocks are also locally in contact with overlying glacial deposits. Beds of sand and gravel buried at various depths within the glacial deposits are generally thin and discomtinuous but are the most accessible and widely used aquifers in the watershed. Beds of poorly consolidated sandstone in the Cretaceous rocks are locally good aquifers, generally yielding softer water, but in lesser quantities, than aquifers in the overlying glacial deposits. In the eastern part of the watershed, aquifers in Paleozoic and Precambrian sedimentary rocks are capable of high yields to wells and contain water of similar quality to water in the overlying Cretaceous and glacial deposits.

  1. Minnesota and Energy.

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    Minnesota State Dept. of Natural Resources, St. Paul. Environmental Education Board.

    Eight energy education activities are provided. Each activity includes an overview, a brief summary, lists of objectives and materials needed, teacher's notes, and student materials. The activities focus on: (1) using social studies skills to understand Minnesota energy data and to clarify and understand some Minnesota energy issues; (2) giving…

  2. Welcome to Minnesota

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    Nelson, Dawn

    2011-01-01

    There is more than snow in Minnesota: Summer brings the Aquatennial with sandcastle competitions, milk-carton-boat races and a torchlight parade, and the St. Paul Winter Carnival has ice carving and snow sculptures and another torchlight parade. But natives and visitors alike note that their favorite season is autumn, which in Minnesota brings…

  3. 33 CFR 117.663 - Minnesota River.

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    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Minnesota River. 117.663 Section 117.663 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY BRIDGES DRAWBRIDGE OPERATION REGULATIONS Specific Requirements Minnesota § 117.663 Minnesota River. The draws of...

  4. 33 CFR 117.663 - Minnesota River.

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    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Minnesota River. 117.663 Section 117.663 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY BRIDGES DRAWBRIDGE OPERATION REGULATIONS Specific Requirements Minnesota § 117.663 Minnesota River. The draws of...

  5. 33 CFR 117.663 - Minnesota River.

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    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Minnesota River. 117.663 Section 117.663 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY BRIDGES DRAWBRIDGE OPERATION REGULATIONS Specific Requirements Minnesota § 117.663 Minnesota River. The draws of...

  6. 33 CFR 117.663 - Minnesota River.

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    2014-07-01

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  7. 33 CFR 117.663 - Minnesota River.

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    2013-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Minnesota River. 117.663 Section 117.663 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY BRIDGES DRAWBRIDGE OPERATION REGULATIONS Specific Requirements Minnesota § 117.663 Minnesota River. The draws of...

  8. Digging into Minnesota Minerals.

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    Minnesota State Dept. of Natural Resources, St. Paul.

    This publication presents students with facts about geology and several learning activities. Topics covered include rocks and minerals, volcanoes and earthquakes, fossils, exploration geology, mining in Minnesota, environmental issues related to mining, mineral uses, mining history, and the geology of Minnesota's state parks. A geologic timetable…

  9. Public Health Support for Weight-Related Practices in Child Care Settings in Minnesota.

    PubMed

    Pelletier, Jennifer E; Hassan, Asha; Zukoski, Ann P; Loth, Katie

    2018-06-01

    Childhood obesity experts have identified licensed child care providers as a focus for prevention efforts. Since 2011, local public health agencies in Minnesota have provided training and support to child care providers to assist in implementation of weight-related policies and practices as part of Minnesota's Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP). A representative sample of licensed child care centers and family home providers in Minnesota participated in a 2016 survey of policies and practices on child nutrition, infant feeding, and physical activity ( n = 618, response rate = 38.5%). In adjusted analyses, SHIP-participating providers were significantly more likely to implement child nutrition (prevalence ratio = 1.46, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.14, 1.88]) and physical activity (PR = 1.64, 95% CI [1.26, 2.14]) policies and implemented approximately one additional best practice in child nutrition and infant feeding, respectively. SHIP participation was associated with best practices and policies among home-based providers and policies among centers. Child care providers who participated in SHIP implemented more best practices and policies on weight-related topics than providers who did not participate. Findings suggest that efforts by local public health agencies to support child care providers can be effective at increasing adherence to practices and policies that are likely to influence child behavior and weight.

  10. Aggregation of Minnesota water-use data and transfer of data to the National Water-Use Data System; Procedures and programs

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Trotta, L.C.

    1988-01-01

    The Minnesota Water-Use Data System stores data on the quantity of withdrawals and discharge in Minnesota. To transfer these data into the U.S. Geological Survey 's National Water-Use Data System properly, certain procedures must be followed. Uniform data categorization and entry allows comparison of water use from State to State. The data in the National Water-Use Data System are aggregated by county and by watershed (hydrologic unit). This report documents the data aggregation and transfer process as developed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the Minnesota State Planning Agency/Planning Information Center, and the U.S. Geological Survey as part of the National Water-Use Information Program.

  11. Minnesota Computer Aided Library System (MCALS); University of Minnesota Subsystem Cost/Benefits Analysis.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lourey, Eugene D., Comp.

    The Minnesota Computer Aided Library System (MCALS) provides a basis of unification for library service program development in Minnesota for eventual linkage to the national information network. A prototype plan for communications functions is illustrated. A cost/benefits analysis was made to show the cost/effectiveness potential for MCALS. System…

  12. Minnesota Education Yearbook, 2000: The Status of Pre-K-12 Education in Minnesota.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Coll. of Education and Human Development.

    The Office of Educational Accountability has compiled and analyzed indicators of progress in developing a statewide accountability system in Minnesota. This report focuses on the state as a whole, not on specific schools or districts. Chapter 1 is an introduction to Minnesota's accountability history and current concerns. Chapter 2 examines…

  13. Forests of Minnesota, 2014

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    Patrick D. Miles; Curtis VanderSchaaf

    2015-01-01

    This resource update provides an overview of forest resources in Minnesota based on an inventory conducted by the U.S. Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program at the Northern Research Station in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Estimates are based on field data collected during measurement years 2009-2014 with...

  14. Forests of Minnesota, 2015

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    Patrick D. Miles; Dennis Kepler

    2017-01-01

    This resource update provides an overview of forest resources in Minnesota based on an inventory conducted by the U.S. Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program at the Northern Research Station in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Estimates are based on field data collected during measurement years 2011-2015 with...

  15. Forests of Minnesota, 2016

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    Patrick D. Miles; Susan J. Crocker; Brian F. Walters; Dennis Kepler

    2017-01-01

    This resource update provides an overview of forest resources in Minnesota based on an inventory conducted by the USDA Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program within the Northern Research Station in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Estimates are based on field data collected during measurement years 2012-2016 with...

  16. Forests of Minnesota, 2013

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    Patrick D. Miles; Curtis VanderSchaaf

    2014-01-01

    This science update provides an overview of forest resources in Minnesota based on an inventory conducted by the U.S. Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program at the Northern Research Station in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Estimates are based on field data, collected using the FIA annualized sample design, for the...

  17. Forests of Minnesota, 2017

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    Scott Hillard

    2018-01-01

    This resource update provides an overview of forest resources in Minnesota based on an inventory conducted by the USDA Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program of the Northern Research Station in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Estimates are based on field data collected from 2013–2017 with comparisons made to field...

  18. 76 FR 41552 - Minnesota Disaster #MN-00031

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    2011-07-14

    ... SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration 12671 and 12672] Minnesota Disaster MN-00031... Administrative declaration of a disaster for the State of Minnesota dated 07/07/2011. Incident: Severe Storms and... adversely affected by the disaster: Primary Counties: Hennepin. Contiguous Counties: Minnesota: Anoka...

  19. 75 FR 41245 - Minnesota Disaster #MN-00025

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    2010-07-15

    ... SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration 12226 and 12227] Minnesota Disaster MN-00025... Administrative declaration of a disaster for the State of Minnesota dated 07/08/2010. Incident: Severe Storms and... adversely affected by the disaster: Primary Counties: Otter Tail, Wadena. Contiguous Counties: Minnesota...

  20. 75 FR 65389 - Minnesota Disaster # MN-00027

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    2010-10-22

    ... SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration 12351 and 12352] Minnesota Disaster MN-00027... Administrative declaration of a disaster for the State of Minnesota dated 10/15/2010. Incident: Severe storms and... the disaster: Primary Counties: Martin, Olmsted, Steele, Wabasha. Contiguous Counties: Minnesota: Blue...

  1. Cultural Resources Literature Search and Records Review of the Upper Minnesota River Subbasin, Southwestern Minnesota and Northeastern South Dakota. Volume 1.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1980-05-01

    CORPS OF ENGERS 1135 U.S. Post Office and Custan House St. Paul, Mirffesota, 55101 Contract No. DACW7-79-C-019 9 LAC #Ift P-l L E ~ &-W N L & - Prepared...By: ARCHAEODLOGICAL FIELD SERVICES, INC. 4?? SOUTTI YAIN STPCET SUIT~ E 4?? 5, STILLWATER MINNESOTA 55082 * .- ~. % ,..VOLE I CULTURAL RESOURCES...County, Minnesota 4. Re&ood County, Minnesota E . Cottonwood River Subbasin 261 1. Brown County, Minnesota 2. Cottorwod County, Minnesota 3. Lyon County

  2. Process Assessment: Minnesota Reading Corps PreK Program

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    Diaconis, Athena; Estrera, Elc; Hafford, Carol; Hernandez, Marc; Markovitz, Carrie; Muyskens, Paul

    2015-01-01

    Minnesota Reading Corps is the largest AmeriCorps State program in the country. Its mission is to help every Minnesota child become a proficient reader by the end of third grade. To meet this goal, the Minnesota Reading Corps and its host organization, ServeMinnesota Action Network, engages a diverse group of AmeriCorps members to provide…

  3. Minnesota Kids: A Closer Look. 1997 Data Book.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kids Count Minnesota, Minneapolis.

    This 1997 Minnesota Kids Count report examines child poverty and changing demographics in the state of Minnesota, and focuses on nine risk indicators for the years 1991 through 1995 in Minnesota's 87 counties. Following a discussion of myths and truths about poverty in Minnesota and a look at demographic changes in the state from 1990 to 1995,…

  4. Chemical Dependency Regional Needs Assessment: Northeastern Minnesota.

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    Stone, Marylee

    The Minnesota Model of Chemical Dependency Treatment, which evolved from a combination of the grassroots Alcoholics Anonymous movement and the State Mental Health Services in the 1960s has made Minnesota an international leader in chemical dependency treatment efforts. Northeastern Minnesota has shared this reputation with the state. In spite of…

  5. Cumulative Student Loan Debt in Minnesota, 2015

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    Williams-Wyche, Shaun

    2016-01-01

    To better understand student debt in Minnesota, the Minnesota Office of Higher Education (the Office) gathers information on cumulative student loan debt from Minnesota degree-granting institutions. These data detail the number of students with loans by institution, the cumulative student loan debt incurred at that institution, and the percentage…

  6. Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Mississippi river as seen from Skylab

    NASA Image and Video Library

    1974-01-06

    SL4-139-3932 (December 1973) --- A 70mm hand-held Hasselblad photograph showing parts of Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin. Lake Superior is in the upper part of the photo; Duluth at upper left; Castle Rock Flowage and Petenwell Flowage at far right center. Note circular feature (partially formed by rivers) which the Skylab 4 crewmen commented on when they made this fly-over. Photo credit: NASA

  7. Freight performance measures : a yardstick for Minnesota's transportation system : recommendations of the Minnesota Freight Advisory Committee

    DOT National Transportation Integrated Search

    1999-11-01

    Performance measures tell public officials and citizens how well services are meeting customer needs. In this report, the Minnesota Freight Advisory Committee recommends performance measures for Minnesota's freight transportation system. MFAC is a gr...

  8. 40 CFR 81.415 - Minnesota.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 18 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Minnesota. 81.415 Section 81.415 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) DESIGNATION OF... Visibility Is an Important Value § 81.415 Minnesota. Area name Acreage Public Law establishing Federal land...

  9. 40 CFR 81.415 - Minnesota.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 17 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Minnesota. 81.415 Section 81.415 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) DESIGNATION OF... Visibility Is an Important Value § 81.415 Minnesota. Area name Acreage Public Law establishing Federal land...

  10. 40 CFR 81.415 - Minnesota.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 18 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Minnesota. 81.415 Section 81.415 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) DESIGNATION OF... Visibility Is an Important Value § 81.415 Minnesota. Area name Acreage Public Law establishing Federal land...

  11. 40 CFR 81.415 - Minnesota.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 18 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Minnesota. 81.415 Section 81.415 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) DESIGNATION OF... Visibility Is an Important Value § 81.415 Minnesota. Area name Acreage Public Law establishing Federal land...

  12. 40 CFR 81.415 - Minnesota.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 17 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Minnesota. 81.415 Section 81.415 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) DESIGNATION OF... Visibility Is an Important Value § 81.415 Minnesota. Area name Acreage Public Law establishing Federal land...

  13. Student Loan Default Rates in Minnesota, 2007

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Grimes, Tricia

    2010-01-01

    While Minnesota undergraduates are more likely to take out student loans, they are substantially less likely than their peers nationally to default on federal student loans. Fifty-four percent of Minnesota undergraduates took out student loans in 2007-2008, compared to 39 percent of undergraduates across the U.S. Minnesota undergraduates were also…

  14. Racial Disparity in Minnesota's Child Protection System

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    Johnson, Erik P.; Clark, Sonja; Donald, Matthew; Pedersen, Rachel; Pichotta, Catherine

    2007-01-01

    Minnesota has been recognized by several studies as a state with a significant amount of racial disparity in its child protection system. This study, using 2001 data from Minnesota's Social Services Information Service, was conducted to determine at which of the six decision points in Minnesota's child welfare system racial disparities are…

  15. 40 CFR 81.324 - Minnesota.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 18 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Minnesota. 81.324 Section 81.324... AREAS FOR AIR QUALITY PLANNING PURPOSES Section 107 Attainment Status Designations § 81.324 Minnesota. Minnesota—1971 Sulfur Dioxide NAAQS (Primary and Secondary) Designated area Does not meet primary standards...

  16. Minnesota Youthbuild Program Overview, 1999.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Minnesota State Dept. of Economic Security, St. Paul.

    Minnesota's Youthbuild program helps at-risk youths gain useful job skills while building safe, affordable housing in their neighborhoods and working toward their high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certificate. In 1999, the Minnesota Legislature appropriated 751,000 dollars per year in Youthbuild funds. The program…

  17. 40 CFR 81.324 - Minnesota.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 18 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Minnesota. 81.324 Section 81.324... AREAS FOR AIR QUALITY PLANNING PURPOSES Section 107 Attainment Status Designations § 81.324 Minnesota. Minnesota—SO2 Designated area Does not meet primary standards Does not meet secondary standards Cannot be...

  18. 40 CFR 81.324 - Minnesota.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 18 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Minnesota. 81.324 Section 81.324... AREAS FOR AIR QUALITY PLANNING PURPOSES Section 107 Attainment Status Designations § 81.324 Minnesota. Minnesota—SO2 Designated area Does not meet primary standards Does not meet secondary standards Cannot be...

  19. Minnesota's forest resources in 1999

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    Thomas L. Schmidt

    2000-01-01

    The North Central Research Station's Forest Inventory and Analysis Program began fieldwork for the sixth Forest Inventory of Minnesota in 1999. This inventory initiates a new annual inventory system. This Research Note contains preliminary estimates of Minnesota's forest resources prepared from data gathered during the first year of the inventory.

  20. Minnesota Parent Aware: QRS Profile. The Child Care Quality Rating System (QRS) Assessment

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Child Trends, 2010

    2010-01-01

    This paper presents a profile of Minnesota's Parent Aware prepared as part of the Child Care Quality Rating System (QRS) Assessment Study. The profile consists of several sections and their corresponding descriptions including: (1) Program Information; (2) Rating Details; (3) Quality Indicators for Center-Based Programs; (4) Indicators for Family…

  1. Empirical yield tables for Minnesota.

    Treesearch

    Jerold T. Hahn; Gerhard K. Raile

    1982-01-01

    Describes the tables derived from the 1977 Forest Survey of Minnesota and presents examples of how the tables can be used. These tables are broken down according to Minnesota's four Forest Survey Units, 14 forest types, and 5 site index classes. Presents 210 of the 350 possible tables that contained sufficient data to justify publication.

  2. 75 FR 65696 - Minnesota Disaster Number MN-00028

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-10-26

    ... SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration 12349 and 12350] Minnesota Disaster Number MN... the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Minnesota... the State of Minnesota, dated 10/13/2010, is hereby amended to include the following areas as...

  3. 40 CFR 282.73 - Minnesota State-Administered Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... WASTES (CONTINUED) APPROVED UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAMS Approved State Programs § 282.73 Minnesota State-Administered Program. (a) The State of Minnesota's underground storage tank program is approved in... chapter. EPA approved the Minnesota underground storage tank program on November 30, 2001, and approval...

  4. 40 CFR 282.73 - Minnesota State-Administered Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... WASTES (CONTINUED) APPROVED UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAMS Approved State Programs § 282.73 Minnesota State-Administered Program. (a) The State of Minnesota's underground storage tank program is approved in... chapter. EPA approved the Minnesota underground storage tank program on November 30, 2001, and approval...

  5. 40 CFR 282.73 - Minnesota State-Administered Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... WASTES (CONTINUED) APPROVED UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAMS Approved State Programs § 282.73 Minnesota State-Administered Program. (a) The State of Minnesota's underground storage tank program is approved in... chapter. EPA approved the Minnesota underground storage tank program on November 30, 2001, and approval...

  6. 40 CFR 282.73 - Minnesota State-Administered Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... WASTES (CONTINUED) APPROVED UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAMS Approved State Programs § 282.73 Minnesota State-Administered Program. (a) The State of Minnesota's underground storage tank program is approved in... chapter. EPA approved the Minnesota underground storage tank program on November 30, 2001, and approval...

  7. Outcome Evaluation: Minnesota Reading Corps PreK Program. Appendices

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Markovitz, Carrie E.; Hernandez, Marc W.; Hedberg, Eric C.; Silberglitt, Benjamin

    2015-01-01

    Minnesota Reading Corps is the largest AmeriCorps State program in the country. Its mission is to help every Minnesota child become a proficient reader by the end of third grade. To meet this goal, the Minnesota Reading Corps and its host organization, ServeMinnesota Action Network, engages a diverse group of AmeriCorps members to provide…

  8. The Minnesota Tree Improvement Cooperative

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    Andrew David

    2002-01-01

    As the director of the Minnesota Tree Improvement Cooperative (MTIC) based in Cloquet, Minnesota, I would like to tell you a little about our strategy for creating improved seed, and how individual nurseries or nursery associations can interact with tree improvement programs to the benefit of both parties. MTIC is approximately 15 miles west of Duluth, at the...

  9. Powassan virus encephalitis, Minnesota, USA.

    PubMed

    Birge, Justin; Sonnesyn, Steven

    2012-10-01

    Powassan virus (POWV) is a rare tick-borne agent of encephalitis in North America. Historically, confirmed cases occurred mainly in the northeastern United States. Since 2008, confirmed cases in Minnesota and Wisconsin have increased. We report a fatal case of POWV encephalitis in Minnesota. POWV infection should be suspected in tick-exposed patients with viral encephalitis.

  10. Powassan Virus Encephalitis, Minnesota, USA

    PubMed Central

    Sonnesyn, Steven

    2012-01-01

    Powassan virus (POWV) is a rare tick-borne agent of encephalitis in North America. Historically, confirmed cases occurred mainly in the northeastern United States. Since 2008, confirmed cases in Minnesota and Wisconsin have increased. We report a fatal case of POWV encephalitis in Minnesota. POWV infection should be suspected in tick-exposed patients with viral encephalitis. PMID:23017222

  11. Fuelwood production in rural Minnesota, 1975.

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    James E. Blyth; Steven Wilhelm

    1980-01-01

    Discusses and analyzes fuelwood production in rural Minnesota from roundwood and primary wood-using mill residue. Compares production in 1975 with production in 1960 and 1970. Assesses outlook for future fuelwood production and potential impact on Minnesota's forest industry.

  12. 75 FR 45680 - Minnesota Disaster Number MN-00026

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-08-03

    ... SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration 12224 and 12225] Minnesota Disaster Number MN... the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Minnesota... Non-Profit organizations in the State of Minnesota, dated 07/02/2010, is hereby amended to include the...

  13. 76 FR 32388 - Minnesota Disaster Number MN-00030

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-06-06

    ... SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration 12588 and 12589] Minnesota Disaster Number MN... the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Minnesota... MINNESOTA, dated 05/10/2011, is hereby amended to include the following areas as adversely affected by the...

  14. 75 FR 65695 - Minnesota Disaster Number MN-00028

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-10-26

    ... SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration 12349 and 12350] Minnesota Disaster Number MN... the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Minnesota... the State of MINNESOTA, dated 10/13/2010, is hereby amended to establish the incident period for this...

  15. 76 FR 33395 - Minnesota Disaster Number MN-00030

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-06-08

    ... SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration 12588 and 12589] Minnesota Disaster Number MN... the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Minnesota... the State of Minnesota, dated 05/10/2011, is hereby amended to establish the incident period for this...

  16. Guide to Minnesota crash data files

    DOT National Transportation Integrated Search

    2006-08-01

    The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS), Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) : division is required by law to be the centralized place for maintaining reports on traffic : crashes that occur in Minnesota. Within ten days of a crash, law enforce...

  17. Minnesota Measures: 2007 Report on Higher Education Performance

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 2007

    2007-01-01

    In 2005, Governor Tim Pawlenty and the Minnesota Legislature charged the Minnesota Office of Higher Education with developing an accountability system to measure the higher education sector's effectiveness in meeting state goals. Minnesota's leaders recognized that the knowledge, creativity and intellectual capacity of the state's people are the…

  18. Minnesota Land Ownership Trends, 1962-1977

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    Pamela J. Jakes; Alexander Vasilevsky

    1980-01-01

    The distribution of Minnesota's commercial forest land among ownership classes has remained stable between 1962 and 1977. This note summarizes commercial forest ownership data by Forest Survey Unit for 1962 and 1977 and presents more detailed area statistics for Minnesota's 17 northern countries.

  19. Minnesota Forest Resources in 2000.

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    David E. Haugen; Manfred E. Mielke

    2002-01-01

    Results of the 2000 annual inventory of Minnesota show over 16.5 million acres of forest land, over 17.6 billion cubic feet of all live volume on timberland, and an estimated 429 million dry tons of all live aboveground tree biomass on timberland. Known pests in Minnesota forests include the forest tent caterpillar, spruce budworm, large aspen tortrix, and introduced...

  20. Decrease in smoking prevalence--Minnesota, 1999-2010.

    PubMed

    2011-02-11

    Following the landmark 1998 settlement of the lawsuit, State of Minnesota versus Philip Morris, Inc., et al., Minnesota implemented a series of tobacco control efforts to limit the harm caused by tobacco use. In 2001, quitline services for tobacco users without health insurance coverage for cessation services were introduced and statewide mass media campaigns publicizing them were initiated. In 2005, Minnesota imposed a $0.75 per pack tax on cigarettes, followed in 2009 by a $0.62 per pack increase in federal excise tax, contributing in large part to a more than $2 increase in the average price of cigarettes. In 2007, a comprehensive, statewide smoke-free law was passed. Using surveillance data from the Minnesota Adult Tobacco Survey (MATS) and cigarette pack sales data, this report examines the effects of these tobacco-related public health efforts. Compared with a 15% decline in national adult smoking prevalence since 1999, adult smoking prevalence in Minnesota decreased 27.1%, from 22.1% in 1999 to 16.1% in 2010. During the same period, per capita cigarette sales in Minnesota decreased 40%. In addition, in 2010 compared with 1999, a higher percentage of adults reported that smoking was restricted in their homes (87.2% versus 64.5%), and adults were less likely to report exposure to secondhand smoke (45.6% versus 67.2%). In the past decade, Minnesota has benefited from sustained tobacco control. Future progress in decreasing adult smoking and reducing exposure to secondhand smoke will depend on a concerted effort across the public health community to keep tobacco control a priority.

  1. Forestry Best Management Practices for Wetlands in Minnesota

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    Michael J. Phillips

    1997-01-01

    Wetlands are a common landscape feature in Minnesota in spite of significant losses of wetlands to agriculture and development. Prior to European settlement, Minnesota contained 7.5 million ha of wetlands, including both wet, mineral and peat soils. These wetlands covered approximately 35 percent of the state. The current extent of wetlands for Minnesota is...

  2. A regional survey of malformed frogs in Minnesota (USA) (Minnesota malformed frogs).

    PubMed

    Vandenlangenberg, Susan M; Canfield, Jeffrey T; Magner, Joseph A

    2003-02-01

    In late 1995, school children discovered malformed frogs in a south central Minnesota pond. Press coverage resulted in numerous citizen reports of frog malformation across Minnesota in 1996. After some initial site investigation, 3 affected frog sites and 4 nearby reference sites were selected for more detailed evaluation. Field biologists made 89 visits to study sites beginning spring 1997 through fall 1999 to examine the number and type of frog malformations. Over 5,100 Leopard frogs (Rana pipiens) were captured and examined at all study sites. Water elevations and associated littoral inundation were recorded from 1997-2000. Results indicate that malformation occurred at all study sites above historical background levels. Rana pipiens malformation across all sites over three seasons averaged 7.9% and ranged from 0 to 7% at reference sites and 4 to 23% at affected sites. At one northern Minnesota site, mink frog (Rana septentrionalis) malformation was 75% in 1998. A site characteristic common to the most affected sites was an elastic zone of littoral inundation. Climate driven hydrologic variation likely influenced water depth and associated breeding locations.

  3. Minnesota's forest resources in 2005

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    Patrick D. Miles; Gary J. Brand

    2007-01-01

    Reports forest statistics for Minnesota based on five annual inventories from 2001 through 2005. Minnesota's total forest area is estimated at 16.3 million acres or 32 percent of the total land area of the State. The estmated total live-tree volume on forest land is 17.7 billion cubic feet or 1,085 cubic feet per acre. The estimated aboveground live-tree biomass...

  4. Minnesota's forest resources in 2001

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    Patrick D. Miles; Manfred E. Mielke; Gary J. Brand

    2003-01-01

    Results of the combined 1999, 2000, and 2001 annual forest inventories of Minnesota show that 16.3 million acres or 32 percent of the total land area is forested. The estimate of total all live tree volume on forest land is 17.4 billion cubic feet or approximately 1,068 cubic feet per acre. Nearly 15.0 million acres of forest land in Minnesota are classified as...

  5. Canine urolithiasis: diagnosis and treatment.

    PubMed

    Lewis, L D; Morris, M L

    1984-05-01

    Over 97% of all uroliths in males less than a year of age and in females are phosphate, excluding males with portosystemic shunts and male Dalmatians . Uroliths in male Dalmatians usually are composed of urate. Uroliths associated with Staphylococcus aureus urinary tract infection are phosphate. About 60% of uroliths in adult male Basset Hounds , Bulldogs , Chihuahuas , Irish Terriers and Yorkshire Terriers are cystine. In males of other breeds, as high as 60% of uroliths are phosphate. Feeding a calculolytic diet (s/d: Hill's) results in phosphate urolith dissolution in 2-20 weeks. Long-term feeding of the calculolytic diet is not recommended, nor is use after surgery and in pregnant, lactating or growing dogs and in those with heart failure, edema, ascites or pleural effusions. Uroliths recur in 20-50% of affected dogs without subsequent dietary alteration. Use of a urolith-prevention diet (u/d: Hill's) is recommended if urolithiasis recurs.

  6. Marketing Practices of Northern Minnesota Sawmills

    Treesearch

    E.W. Forbes; R.W. Rowe

    1968-01-01

    Most of the lumber produced in northern Minnesota is marketed in Minnesota, and the marketing area increases as mill size increases. Aspen is a dominant species. About 45 percent of the lumber is graded; concentration and grading would improve marketing. Less than one-third of the by-products are marketed

  7. Technological and Organizational Context around Immunization Reporting and Interoperability in Minnesota

    PubMed Central

    Rajamani, Sripriya; Roche, Erin; Soderberg, Karen; Bieringer, Aaron

    2014-01-01

    Background: Immunization information systems (IIS) operate in an evolving health care landscape with technology changes driven by initiatives such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services EHR incentive program, promoting adoption and use of electronic health record (EHR) systems, including standards-based public health reporting. There is flux in organizational affiliations to support models such as accountable care organizations (ACO). These impact institutional structure of how reporting of immunizations occurs and the methods adopted. Objectives: To evaluate the technical and organizational characteristics of healthcare provider reporting of immunizations to public health in Minnesota and to assess the adoption of standardized codes, formats and transport. Methods: Data on organizations and reporting status was obtained from Minnesota IIS (Minnesota Immunization Information Connection: MIIC) by collating information from existing lists, specialized queries and review of annual reports. EHR adoption data of clinics was obtained in collaboration with informatics office supporting the Minnesota e-Health Initiative. These data from various sources were merged, checked for quality to create a current state assessment of immunization reporting and results validated with subject matter experts. Results: Standards-based reporting of immunizations to MIIC increased to 708 sites over the last 3 years. A growth in automated real-time reporting occurred in 2013 with 143 new sites adopting the method. Though the uptake of message standards (HL7) has increased, the adoption of current version of HL7 and web services transport remains low. The EHR landscape is dominated by a single vendor (used by 40% of clinics) in the state. There is trend towards centralized reporting of immunizations with an organizational unit reporting for many sites ranging from 4 to 140 sites. Conclusion: High EHR adoption in Minnesota, predominance of a vendor in the market, and centralized

  8. Outcome Evaluation: Minnesota Reading Corps PreK Program. Full Report

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Markovitz, Carrie E.; Hernandez, Marc W.; Hedberg, Eric C.; Silberglitt, Benjamin

    2015-01-01

    Minnesota Reading Corps is the largest AmeriCorps State program in the country. Its mission is to help every Minnesota child become a proficient reader by the end of third grade. To meet this goal, the Minnesota Reading Corps and its host organization, ServeMinnesota Action Network, engages a diverse group of AmeriCorps members to provide…

  9. A net volume equation for Northeastern Minnesota.

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    Gerhard K. Raile

    1980-01-01

    Describes a net volume equation for northeastern Minnesota developed as part of the 1977 Minnesota Forest Inventory. Equation coefficients are presented by species groupings for both cubic foot and board foot volumes for five tree classes.

  10. Choosing a College. Minnesota 2014-15

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    Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 2014

    2014-01-01

    Minnesota is home to some of the finest postsecondary institutions in the country. From campuses large to small, urban to rural, close to home or far away, the state's public and private colleges and universities offer a broad spectrum of surprising educational opportunities and experiences. This guide can help students explore Minnesota College…

  11. Epidemiological evaluation of cystine urolithiasis in domestic ferrets (Mustela putorius furo): 70 cases (1992-2009).

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    Nwaokorie, Eugene E; Osborne, Carl A; Lulich, Jody P; Albasan, Hasan

    2013-04-15

    To determine the prevalence of cystine uroliths in domestic ferrets with urolithiasis and determine whether age, breed, sex, reproductive status, anatomic location, and season are risk factors associated with cystine urolith formation. Retrospective cross-sectional case-control study. Records of 435 ferrets (Mustela putorius furo) with uroliths submitted for analyses between 1992 and 2009, of which 70 were cystine uroliths. Specific descriptive information was obtained about each ferret to determine whether specific risk factors were associated with the development of cystine uroliths. Cystine uroliths comprised 70 of the 435 (16%) uroliths. Cystine uroliths were more common in male (n = 54) than in female (16) ferrets. All cystine uroliths were retrieved from the lower portion of the urinary tract (bladder and urethra [n = 67]) or were voided (3); none of the uroliths were retrieved from the upper portion of the urinary tract (kidney and ureters). Awareness of the prevalence of cystine uroliths along with knowledge of etiologic, demographic, and environmental risk and protective factors for urolithiasis may facilitate development of surveillance strategies that result in earlier detection of cystinuria. Genetic factors associated with this disease have not yet been reported in ferrets, but a familial pattern of inheritance determined to be a major underlying factor in cystine urolithiasis in dogs and humans suggests that this may be a factor in ferrets and that the parent stock of ferrets in the present study may have been inbred.

  12. Wolf body mass cline across Minnesota related to taxonomy?

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    Mech, L.D.; Paul, W.J.

    2008-01-01

    Recent genetic studies suggest that in northern Minnesota two species of wolves (Canis lupus L., 1758 or western wolf and Canis lycaon Schreber, 1775 (= Canis rufus Audubon and Bachman, 1851) or eastern wolf) meet and hybridize. However, little morphological information is available about these two types of wolves in Minnesota. We analyzed the mass of 950 female wolves and 1006 males older than 1 year from across northern Minnesota and found that it increased from 26.30 ?? 0.56 kg (mean ?? SE) for females and 30.60 ?? 0.72 kg for males in northeastern Minnesota to 30.01 ?? 0.43 kg for females and 35.94 ?? 0.45 kg for males in northwestern Minnesota (females: r2 = 0.79, P < 0.02; males: r2 = 0.63, P = 0.06). These mass differences add morphological information to the identities of eastern and western wolves and support the view that ranges of the two species meet in Minnesota. ?? 2008 NRC.

  13. 77 FR 46103 - Minnesota; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

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    .... FEMA-4069-DR; Docket ID FEMA-2012-0002] Minnesota; Major Disaster and Related Determinations AGENCY... declaration of a major disaster for the State of Minnesota (FEMA-4069-DR), dated July 6, 2012, and related... determined that the damage in certain areas of the State of Minnesota resulting from severe storms and...

  14. 76 FR 44348 - Minnesota; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

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    .... FEMA-1990-DR; Docket ID FEMA-2011-0001] Minnesota; Major Disaster and Related Determinations AGENCY... Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Minnesota (FEMA-1990-DR), dated June 7, 2011, and... have determined that the damage in certain areas of the State of Minnesota resulting from severe storms...

  15. 76 FR 53141 - Minnesota; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

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    .... FEMA-4009-DR; Docket ID FEMA-2011-0001] Minnesota; Major Disaster and Related Determinations AGENCY... declaration of a major disaster for the State of Minnesota (FEMA-4009-DR), dated July 28, 2011, and related... determined that the damage in certain areas of the State of Minnesota resulting from severe storms, flooding...

  16. 75 FR 39959 - Minnesota; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

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    .... FEMA-1921-DR; Docket ID FEMA-2010-0002] Minnesota; Major Disaster and Related Determinations AGENCY... declaration of a major disaster for the State of Minnesota (FEMA-1921-DR), dated July 2, 2010, and related... that the damage in certain areas of the State of Minnesota resulting from severe storms, tornadoes, and...

  17. Cultural Resource Investigation of Lands Affected by a Flood Control Project at Chaska, Minnesota, along the Minnesota River

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    1981-01-01

    ethnohistory 1959-76 Minnesota, North Dakota, annual archaeological research 1967 Paleolithic site survey, Pakistan Professional Associations: American...34Interesting Archaeological Reading." Minnesota Archaeologist, Vol. 32, No’s. 1 and 2, pp. 113-114. "Notes on a Paleolithic Site Survey in Pakistan." Asian

  18. Canine cystine urolithiasis: A review of 1760 submissions over 35 years (1979–2013)

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    Hesse, Albrecht; Hoffmann, Jenni; Orzekowsky, Helmut; Neiger, Reto

    2016-01-01

    This study reports a retrospective evaluation of epidemiological data from cystine stones of dogs submitted to the Urinary Stone Analysis Center Bonn, Germany, over a period of 35 years. Of the 20 316 uroliths submitted from 1979 to 2013, 1760 were cystine stones. In total, 109 breeds were affected with 16 breeds having an odds ratio > 1.0. Most of the cystine uroliths were retrieved from male dogs, with only 19 female dogs (1.1%) being affected. Percentage of submitted cystine stones amongst all stones decreased significantly over 35 years from 38.9% to 4.4%. PMID:26933264

  19. Emergence of a New Pathogenic Ehrlichia Species, Wisconsin and Minnesota, 2009

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    Pritt, Bobbi S.; Sloan, Lynne M.; Johnson, Diep K. Hoang; Munderloh, Ulrike G.; Paskewitz, Susan M.; McElroy, Kristina M.; McFadden, Jevon D.; Binnicker, Matthew J.; Neitzel, David F.; Liu, Gongping; Nicholson, William L.; Nelson, Curtis M.; Franson, Joni J.; Martin, Scott A.; Cunningham, Scott A.; Steward, Christopher R.; Bogumill, Kay; Bjorgaard, Mary E.; Davis, Jeffrey P.; McQuiston, Jennifer H.; Warshauer, David M.; Wilhelm, Mark P.; Patel, Robin; Trivedi, Vipul A.; Eremeeva, Marina E.

    2012-01-01

    Background Ehrlichiosis is a clinically important, emerging zoonosis. Only Ehrlichia chaffeensis and E. ewingii have been thought to cause ehrlichiosis in humans in the United States. Patients with suspected ehrlichiosis routinely undergo testing to ensure proper diagnosis and to ascertain the cause. Methods We used molecular methods, culturing, and serologic testing to diagnose and ascertain the cause of cases of ehrlichiosis. Results On testing, four cases of ehrlichiosis in Minnesota or Wisconsin were found not to be from E. chaffeensis or E. ewingii and instead to be caused by a newly discovered ehrlichia species. All patients had fever, malaise, headache, and lymphopenia; three had thrombocytopenia; and two had elevated liver-enzyme levels. All recovered after receiving doxycycline treatment. At least 17 of 697 Ixodes scapularis ticks collected in Minnesota or Wisconsin were positive for the same ehrlichia species on polymerase-chain-reaction testing. Genetic analyses revealed that this new ehrlichia species is closely related to E. muris. Conclusions We report a new ehrlichia species in Minnesota and Wisconsin and provide supportive clinical, epidemiologic, culture, DNA-sequence, and vector data. Physicians need to be aware of this newly discovered close relative of E. muris to ensure appropriate testing, treatment, and regional surveillance. (Funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.) PMID:21812671

  20. 3. Photocopy of photograph (original print in collection of Minnesota ...

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    3. Photocopy of photograph (original print in collection of Minnesota Historical Society) CORNER VIEW, CORNER OF MINNESOTA AND EAST SIXTH STREETS - New York Life Insurance Company Building, Sixth & Minnesota Streets, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, MN

  1. National Centers for Career and Technical Education Annual Report, 2000.

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    National Dissemination Center for Career and Technical Education, Columbus, OH.

    The National Research Center for Career and Technical Education and the National Dissemination Center for Career and Technical Education were established at the University of Minnesota and The Ohio State University, respectively, in 1999. The centers operate as a consortium with primary and associate partners. Through the centers, the partners…

  2. 6. View from the Minnesota side, looking northwest at the ...

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    6. View from the Minnesota side, looking northwest at the Minnesota portal the bridge - Enloe Bridge No. 90021, Spanning Red River of North between Minnesota & North Dakota on County State Aid Highway 28, Wolverton, Wilkin County, MN

  3. Recommended Best Practices for Mold Investigations in Minnesota Schools.

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    Minnesota State Dept. of Health, St. Paul.

    The Minnesota Department of Health developed this guidance at the request of the Minnesota Department of Children, Families and Learning. The goal of the document is to assist school district staff of Minnesota public schools in responding to problems related to indoor mold. Its focus is on practical, cost-effective methods to identify indoor mold…

  4. A Study of the Traffic Safety at Roundabouts in Minnesota

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    2017-10-30

    The first Minnesota modern roundabout was constructed in 1995. Since then, roundabouts have been built across the state by the Minnesota Department of Transportation, counties, and cities. There is no definitive count across Minnesota, but it is like...

  5. Rural Inservice Education: Staples Teacher Center Style.

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    Krueger, Rick

    In its two-year existence, the federally funded Staples Teacher Center (STC) in Minnesota has had a significant impact on improving classroom instruction and staff development activities in a rural setting, proving that teacher centers are a most effective delivery system for inservice education in sparsely populated areas. Services are rendered…

  6. 77 FR 51101 - Minnesota Disaster #MN-00037

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    ... SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration 13219 and 13220] Minnesota Disaster MN-00037 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This is a notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the State of Minnesota dated 08/16/2012. Incident: Severe storms and...

  7. Effects of diet on urine composition of cats with calcium oxalate urolithiasis.

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    Lulich, Jody P; Osborne, Carl A; Lekcharoensuk, Chalermpol; Kirk, Claudia A; Bartges, Joseph W

    2004-01-01

    Ten client-owned cats with calcium oxalate (CaOx) urolithiasis were evaluated to determine the effect of diet on urine CaOx saturation. Two dietary treatments were evaluated in each cat: the diet consumed just prior to urolith detection and a canned diet formulated to prevent CaOx uroliths. This study revealed that hypercalciuria is a consistent abnormality in cats with CaOx urolith formation. When urolith-forming cats consumed a diet formulated to prevent urolith formation, activity product ratios for CaOx (which estimate the degree to which urine is saturated with CaOx) were significantly lower. These results suggest that consumption of an appropriately formulated urolith-prevention diet will reduce recurrence of CaOx urolithiasis.

  8. Medication management in Minnesota schools: The need for school nurse-pharmacist partnerships.

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    Little, Meg M; Eischens, Sara; Martin, Mary Jo; Nokleby, Susan; Palombi, Laura C; Van Kirk, Cynthia; van Risseghem, Jayme; Wen, Ya-Feng; Wozniak, Jennifer Koziol; Yoney, Erika; Seifert, Randall

    Pharmacist participation in school medication management (MM) is minimal. School nurses are responsible for increasingly complex medication administration and management in schools. The purpose of this study was to 1) assess the MM needs of school nurses in Minnesota, and 2) determine if and how interprofessional partnerships between nurses and pharmacists might optimize MM for students. Researchers from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, School Nurse Organization of Minnesota, and Minnesota Department of Health conducted a 32-item online survey of school nurses. Nurses administered the majority of medications at their school (69.9%) compared with unlicensed assistive personnel (29%). Stimulants (37.7%), asthma medications (25.7%), over-the-counter analgesics (17.8%), and insulin (6.6%) were the most commonly administered drug therapies. A clear majority of school nurses were interested in partnering with pharmacists: 90.3% thought that a pharmacist could assist with MM, 80% would consult with a pharmacist, and 12.3% reported that they already have informal access to a pharmacist. Topics that nurses would discuss with a pharmacist included new medications (71.6%), drug-drug interactions (67.1%), proper administration (52%), and storage (39.4%). The top MM concerns included 1) availability of students' medications and required documentation, 2) health literacy, 3) pharmacist consultations, 4) lack of time available for nurses to follow up with and evaluate students, 5) family-centered care, 6) delegation, 7) communication, and 8) professional development. Although the majority of school nurses surveyed indicated that partnerships with pharmacists would improve school MM, few had a formal relationship. Interprofessional partnerships focused on MM and education are high on the list of services that school nurses would request of a consultant pharmacist. Study results suggest that there are opportunities for pharmacists to collaborate with school nurses

  9. 76 FR 35261 - Minnesota Disaster #MN-00032

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    ... SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration 12620 and 12621] Minnesota Disaster MN-00032 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Minnesota (FEMA- 1990-DR), dated...

  10. 78 FR 47815 - Minnesota Disaster #MN-00051

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    ... SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration 13683 and 13684] Minnesota Disaster MN-00051 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Minnesota (FEMA- 4131-DR), dated...

  11. 75 FR 39994 - Minnesota Disaster #MN-00026

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    ... SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration 12224 and 12225] Minnesota Disaster MN-00026 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Minnesota (FEMA- 1921-DR), dated...

  12. 77 FR 47908 - MINNESOTA Disaster #MN-00038

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    ... SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration 13166 and 13167] MINNESOTA Disaster MN-00038 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of MINNESOTA (FEMA- 4069-DR), dated...

  13. Bibliography of Minnesota Materials, Revised Edition, 1977.

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    Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul. Div. of Instruction.

    Approximately 500 citations are provided to help teachers and media personnel identify materials for teaching about Minnesota in elementary and secondary grades. Entries are presented in ten categories: people of Minnesota; history; government and law; industries and commerce; land, plants, and water; wildlife; recreation; arts; fiction; and…

  14. Prevalence of parvovirus in Minnesota turkeys.

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    Sharafeldin, T A; Singh, A; Abdel-Glil, M Y; Mor, S K; Porter, R E; Goyal, S M

    2017-02-01

    Poult enteritis syndrome (PES) is characterized by enteritis and decreased body weight gain in growing turkey poults between one d and 7 wk of age. Another syndrome called light turkey syndrome (LTS) causes a decrease in body weight of adult tom turkeys in Minnesota leading to huge economic losses. Reovirus, rotavirus, and astrovirus have been found in LTS and PES flocks in Minnesota. We tested 80 fecal pools collected from four LTS flocks and 35 fecal pools from non-LTS flocks for the presence of parvovirus. In addition, 116 fecal and meconium samples from turkeys submitted to the Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (MVDL) also were tested. The samples were tested by PCR using primers for the non-structural 1 (NS1) gene of parvovirus. Of the 80 samples from LTS flocks, 41 were positive for parvovirus while 20 of 35 samples from non-LTS flocks were positive. The prevalence of parvovirus in fecal samples submitted to MVDL was relatively low; only five of the 116 pools were positive. The partial NS1 gene sequences from LTS and non-LTS samples showed 98 to 100% nt identity except for one divergent turkey parvovirus (TuPV) strain that revealed 90% identity and clustered with chicken-like parvoviruses. The presence of this divergent strain suggests circulation of a recombinant strain of TuPV in Minnesota turkeys. Our results indicate that TuPVs are circulating in both LTS and non-LTS flocks of turkeys in Minnesota, and further experimental studies are indicated to study the role of TuPV in LTS. © 2016 Poultry Science Association Inc.

  15. 76 FR 8723 - Minnesota Energy Resources Corporation; Notice of Application

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    2011-02-15

    ... DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP11-75-000] Minnesota Energy Resources Corporation; Notice of Application Take notice that on February 1, 2011, Minnesota.... MERC proposes to take service from NorthWestern Energy near the South Dakota/Minnesota border, and...

  16. 78 FR 75581 - Minnesota Life Insurance Company, et al.; Notice of Application

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    ... SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. IC-30821; File No. 812-14158] Minnesota Life...: Minnesota Life Insurance Company (``Minnesota Life'' or ``Insurance Company''), Variable Annuity Account...., Washington, D.C. 20549- 1090. Applicants, c/o Daniel P. Preiner, Counsel, Minnesota Life Insurance Company...

  17. Minnesota Power Settlement

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    EPA and DOJ announced a Clean Air Act settlement with Minnesota Power, an ALLETE company based in Duluth, that will cover its three coal-fired power plants and one biomass-and-coal-fired steam and electricity cogeneration plan

  18. 40 CFR 272.1201 - Minnesota State-administered program; Final authorization.

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    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 28 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Minnesota State-administered program... (CONTINUED) SOLID WASTES (CONTINUED) APPROVED STATE HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS Minnesota § 272.1201 Minnesota State-administered program; Final authorization. Pursuant to section 3006(b) of RCRA, 42 U.S.C...

  19. 40 CFR 272.1201 - Minnesota State-administered program; Final authorization.

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    2013-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 28 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Minnesota State-administered program... (CONTINUED) SOLID WASTES (CONTINUED) APPROVED STATE HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS Minnesota § 272.1201 Minnesota State-administered program; Final authorization. Pursuant to section 3006(b) of RCRA, 42 U.S.C...

  20. 40 CFR 272.1201 - Minnesota State-administered program; Final authorization.

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    2011-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 27 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Minnesota State-administered program... (CONTINUED) SOLID WASTES (CONTINUED) APPROVED STATE HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS Minnesota § 272.1201 Minnesota State-administered program; Final authorization. Pursuant to section 3006(b) of RCRA, 42 U.S.C...

  1. 40 CFR 272.1201 - Minnesota State-administered program; Final authorization.

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    2014-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 27 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Minnesota State-administered program... (CONTINUED) SOLID WASTES (CONTINUED) APPROVED STATE HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS Minnesota § 272.1201 Minnesota State-administered program; Final authorization. Pursuant to section 3006(b) of RCRA, 42 U.S.C...

  2. Inter-annual variability of urolithiasis epidemic from semi-arid part of Deccan Volcanic Province, India: climatic and hydrogeochemical perspectives.

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    Kale, Sanjay S; Ghole, Vikram Shantaram; Pawar, N J; Jagtap, Deepak V

    2014-01-01

    Semi-arid Karha basin from Deccan Volcanic Province, India was investigated for inter-annual variability of urolithiasis epidemic. The number of reported urolith patient, weather station data and groundwater quality results was used to assess impact of geoenvironment on urolithiasis. Data of 7081 urolith patient were processed for epidemiological study. Gender class, age group, year-wise cases and urolith type were studied in epidemiology. Rainfall, temperature, pan evaporation and sunshine hours were used to correlate urolithiasis. Further, average values of groundwater parameters were correlated with the number of urolith episodes. A total of 52 urolith samples were collected from hospitals and analysed using FTIR technique to identify dominant urolith type in study area. Result shows that male population is more prone, age group of 20-40 is more susceptible and calcium oxalate uroliths are dominant in study area. Year-wise distribution revealed that there is steady increase in urolithiasis with inflation in drought years. In climatic parameters, hot days are significantly correlated with urolithiasis. In groundwater quality, EC, Na and F are convincingly correlated with urolith patients, which concludes the strong relation between geo-environment and urolithiasis.

  3. Karst database development in Minnesota: Design and data assembly

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    Gao, Y.; Alexander, E.C.; Tipping, R.G.

    2005-01-01

    The Karst Feature Database (KFD) of Minnesota is a relational GIS-based Database Management System (DBMS). Previous karst feature datasets used inconsistent attributes to describe karst features in different areas of Minnesota. Existing metadata were modified and standardized to represent a comprehensive metadata for all the karst features in Minnesota. Microsoft Access 2000 and ArcView 3.2 were used to develop this working database. Existing county and sub-county karst feature datasets have been assembled into the KFD, which is capable of visualizing and analyzing the entire data set. By November 17 2002, 11,682 karst features were stored in the KFD of Minnesota. Data tables are stored in a Microsoft Access 2000 DBMS and linked to corresponding ArcView applications. The current KFD of Minnesota has been moved from a Windows NT server to a Windows 2000 Citrix server accessible to researchers and planners through networked interfaces. ?? Springer-Verlag 2005.

  4. Educating for the Future: Baseline Estimates of Minnesota's Educational Attainment

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    Fergus, Meredith; Williams-Wyche, Shaun; Brower, Susan; Egbert, Andi

    2016-01-01

    In 2015, the Minnesota Legislature enacted legislation setting a target that 70 percent of Minnesota adults age 25 to 44 will have attained a postsecondary certificate or degree by 2025, both for the general population and by racial/ethnic subgroups. This report fulfills the mandated reporting pursuant to Minnesota's educational attainment goal,…

  5. Projecting treatment opportunities for current Minnesota forest conditions.

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    W. Brad Smith; Pamela J. Jakes

    1981-01-01

    Reviews opportunities for treatment of timber stands in Minnesota for the decade of 1977-1986. Under the assumptions and management guides specified, 27% of Minnesota's commercial forest land would require timber harvest or some other form of treatment during the decade.

  6. Minnesota forest statistics, 1977.

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    Pamela J. Jakes

    1980-01-01

    Presents highlights and statistics from the Fourth Minnesota Forest Inventory. Includes detailed tables of forest area, timber volume, net annual growth, timber removals, mortality, and timber products output.

  7. Water use for aquaculture in Minnesota, 1984

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    Trotta, L.C.

    1988-01-01

    Little change in the number of licensees since 1980 -indicates that aquaculture is a viable segment of the Minnesota economy. Trout farming has grown from 10 farms in 1978, to 23 in 1984; most use dug ponds sustained by ground-water inflow. Withdrawals for aquaculture are nonconsumptive and are small compared to other water-use categories in Minnesota.

  8. A Profile of Minnesota Technical College Students.

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    Human Capital Research Corp., Chicago, IL.

    A 3-year longitudinal survey of more than 8,000 Minnesota technical college students drawn from 34 campuses across the state was commissioned by the chancellor of the Minnesota State Board of Technical Colleges. The survey, begun in July 1992 and conducted in multiple waves, achieved response rates of 65% to 70% from younger students and their…

  9. Market dynamics of community pharmacies in Minnesota, U.S. from 1992 through 2012.

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    Schommer, Jon C; Yusuf, Akeem A; Hadsall, Ronald S

    2014-01-01

    An understanding of community pharmacy market dynamics is important for monitoring access points for pharmacist services. The purpose of this study was to describe (1) changes in pharmacy mix (independent versus chain) between 1992 and 2002 and between 2002 and 2012 for 87 counties in Minnesota (state in U.S.) and (2) the number (and proportion) of community pharmacies in Minnesota for the years 1992, 2002, and 2012 using a new categorization method developed specifically for this study. Data included licensure records for 1992, 2002, and 2012 from the State of Minnesota Board of Pharmacy and county level demographics for 1990, 2000 and 2010 from the US Census Bureau. Descriptive statistics were used to summarize findings over time and to describe associations between study variables. The ratio of independent pharmacies to chain pharmacies changed from approximately 2:1 in 1992 to 1:2 in 2012. The primary market factors associated with changes in the number of community pharmacies per county were (1) the metropolitan designation of the county and (2) whether the population density (persons/square mile) was increasing or decreasing. The face of community pharmacy in Minnesota changed between 1992 and 2012. By 2012, pharmacies were located in traditional retail pharmacies, mass merchandiser outlets, supermarkets, and clinics/medical centers. Furthermore, specialty pharmacies grew in proportion to meet patient needs. Between 1992 and 2012, the market dynamics of community pharmacies in Minnesota was characterized by vigorous market entry and exit. In light of recent health reform that is exhibiting characteristics such as continuity-of-care models, performance-based payment, technology advances, and the care of patients becoming more "ambulatory" (versus in-patient), we suggest that the market dynamics of community pharmacies will continue to exhibit vigorous market entry and exit in this new environment. It is proposed that the community pharmacy categories developed

  10. Use of cranial characters in taxonomy of the Minnesota wolf (Canis sp.)

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    Mech, L.D.; Nowak, R.M.; Weisberg, S.

    2011-01-01

    Minnesota wolves (Canis sp.) sometimes are reported to have affinity to a small, narrow-skulled eastern form (Canis lupus lycaon Schreber, 1775) and sometimes to a larger, broader western form (Canis lupus nubilus Say, 1823). We found that pre-1950 Minnesota wolf skulls were similar in size to those of wolves from southeastern Ontario and smaller than those of western wolves. However, Minnesota wolf skulls during 1970-1976 showed a shift to the larger, western form. Although Minnesota skull measurements after 1976 were unavailable, rostral ratios from 1969 through 1999 were consistent with hybridization between the smaller eastern wolf and the western form. Our findings help resolve the different taxonomic interpretations of Minnesota skull morphology and are consistent with molecular evidence of recent hybridization or intergradation of the two forms of wolves in Minnesota. Together these data indicate that eastern- and western-type wolves historically mixed and hybridized in Minnesota and continue to do so. Our findings are relevant to a recent government proposal to delist wolves from the endangered species list in Minnesota and surrounding states.

  11. Use of cranial characters in taxonomy of the Minnesota wolf (Canis sp.)

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    Mech, L. David; Nowak, Ronald M.; Weisberg, Sanford

    2011-01-01

    Minnesota wolves (Canis sp.) sometimes are reported to have affinity to a small, narrow-skulled eastern form (Canis lupus lycaon Schreber, 1775) and sometimes to a larger, broader western form (Canis lupus nubilus Say, 1823). We found that pre-1950 Minnesota wolf skulls were similar in size to those of wolves from southeastern Ontario and smaller than those of western wolves. However, Minnesota wolf skulls during 1970–1976 showed a shift to the larger, western form. Although Minnesota skull measurements after 1976 were unavailable, rostral ratios from 1969 through 1999 were consistent with hybridization between the smaller eastern wolf and the western form. Our findings help resolve the different taxonomic interpretations of Minnesota skull morphology and are consistent with molecular evidence of recent hybridization or intergradation of the two forms of wolves in Minnesota. Together these data indicate that eastern- and western-type wolves historically mixed and hybridized in Minnesota and continue to do so. Our findings are relevant to a recent government proposal to delist wolves from the endangered species list in Minnesota and surrounding states.

  12. 75 FR 29590 - Minnesota Disaster Number MN-00024

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    ... SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration 12132 and 12133] Minnesota Disaster Number MN-00024 AGENCY: Small Business Administration. ACTION: Amendment 2. SUMMARY: This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Minnesota (FEMA-1900...

  13. 75 FR 32821 - Minnesota Disaster Number MN-00024

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    2010-06-09

    ... SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration 12132 and 12133] Minnesota Disaster Number MN-00024 AGENCY: Small Business Administration. ACTION: Amendment 3. SUMMARY: This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Minnesota (FEMA-1900...

  14. 40 CFR 81.245 - Southwest Minnesota Intrastate Air Quality Control Region.

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    2014-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 18 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Southwest Minnesota Intrastate Air... Air Quality Control Regions § 81.245 Southwest Minnesota Intrastate Air Quality Control Region. The Southwest Minnesota Intrastate Air Quality Control Region consists of the territorial area encompassed by...

  15. 40 CFR 81.243 - Central Minnesota Intrastate Air Quality Control Region.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 17 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Central Minnesota Intrastate Air... Air Quality Control Regions § 81.243 Central Minnesota Intrastate Air Quality Control Region. The Central Minnesota Intrastate Air Quality Control Region consists of the territorial area encompassed by...

  16. 40 CFR 81.243 - Central Minnesota Intrastate Air Quality Control Region.

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    ... 40 Protection of Environment 17 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Central Minnesota Intrastate Air... Air Quality Control Regions § 81.243 Central Minnesota Intrastate Air Quality Control Region. The Central Minnesota Intrastate Air Quality Control Region consists of the territorial area encompassed by...

  17. 40 CFR 81.245 - Southwest Minnesota Intrastate Air Quality Control Region.

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    2011-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 17 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Southwest Minnesota Intrastate Air... Air Quality Control Regions § 81.245 Southwest Minnesota Intrastate Air Quality Control Region. The Southwest Minnesota Intrastate Air Quality Control Region consists of the territorial area encompassed by...

  18. 40 CFR 81.243 - Central Minnesota Intrastate Air Quality Control Region.

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    ... 40 Protection of Environment 18 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Central Minnesota Intrastate Air... Air Quality Control Regions § 81.243 Central Minnesota Intrastate Air Quality Control Region. The Central Minnesota Intrastate Air Quality Control Region consists of the territorial area encompassed by...

  19. 40 CFR 81.244 - Northwest Minnesota Intrastate Air Quality Control Region.

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    2013-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 18 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Northwest Minnesota Intrastate Air... Air Quality Control Regions § 81.244 Northwest Minnesota Intrastate Air Quality Control Region. The Northwest Minnesota Intrastate Air Quality Control Region consists of the territorial area encompassed by...

  20. 40 CFR 81.245 - Southwest Minnesota Intrastate Air Quality Control Region.

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    ... 40 Protection of Environment 17 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Southwest Minnesota Intrastate Air... Air Quality Control Regions § 81.245 Southwest Minnesota Intrastate Air Quality Control Region. The Southwest Minnesota Intrastate Air Quality Control Region consists of the territorial area encompassed by...

  1. 40 CFR 81.245 - Southwest Minnesota Intrastate Air Quality Control Region.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 18 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Southwest Minnesota Intrastate Air... Air Quality Control Regions § 81.245 Southwest Minnesota Intrastate Air Quality Control Region. The Southwest Minnesota Intrastate Air Quality Control Region consists of the territorial area encompassed by...

  2. 40 CFR 81.245 - Southwest Minnesota Intrastate Air Quality Control Region.

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    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 18 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Southwest Minnesota Intrastate Air... Air Quality Control Regions § 81.245 Southwest Minnesota Intrastate Air Quality Control Region. The Southwest Minnesota Intrastate Air Quality Control Region consists of the territorial area encompassed by...

  3. 40 CFR 81.243 - Central Minnesota Intrastate Air Quality Control Region.

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    2013-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 18 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Central Minnesota Intrastate Air... Air Quality Control Regions § 81.243 Central Minnesota Intrastate Air Quality Control Region. The Central Minnesota Intrastate Air Quality Control Region consists of the territorial area encompassed by...

  4. 40 CFR 81.244 - Northwest Minnesota Intrastate Air Quality Control Region.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 18 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Northwest Minnesota Intrastate Air... Air Quality Control Regions § 81.244 Northwest Minnesota Intrastate Air Quality Control Region. The Northwest Minnesota Intrastate Air Quality Control Region consists of the territorial area encompassed by...

  5. 40 CFR 81.244 - Northwest Minnesota Intrastate Air Quality Control Region.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 18 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Northwest Minnesota Intrastate Air... Air Quality Control Regions § 81.244 Northwest Minnesota Intrastate Air Quality Control Region. The Northwest Minnesota Intrastate Air Quality Control Region consists of the territorial area encompassed by...

  6. 40 CFR 81.244 - Northwest Minnesota Intrastate Air Quality Control Region.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 17 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Northwest Minnesota Intrastate Air... Air Quality Control Regions § 81.244 Northwest Minnesota Intrastate Air Quality Control Region. The Northwest Minnesota Intrastate Air Quality Control Region consists of the territorial area encompassed by...

  7. 40 CFR 81.243 - Central Minnesota Intrastate Air Quality Control Region.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 18 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Central Minnesota Intrastate Air... Air Quality Control Regions § 81.243 Central Minnesota Intrastate Air Quality Control Region. The Central Minnesota Intrastate Air Quality Control Region consists of the territorial area encompassed by...

  8. Report to the Governor and the 1989 Minnesota Legislature. Technical Report.

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    Minnesota Higher Education Coordinating Board, St. Paul.

    This technical report provides a detailed presentation of the status of Minnesota postsecondary education, summarizes policy issues studied by the Minnesota Higher Education Coordinating Board, and reviews programs administered by the Board. Section 1 reviews enrollment trends and projections, student characteristics, and Minnesota's investment in…

  9. Women in Minnesota.

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    Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Hubert H. Humphrey Inst. of Public Affairs.

    Based on data from the 1980 Census of Population and Housing, this report contains comprehensive information about the status of women in Minnesota. It includes detailed information about population characteristics, educational attainment and enrollments, marital status, labor force participation and employment, income and earnings, and poverty…

  10. The Teaching of Evolution and Creationism in Minnesota

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    Moore, Randy; Kraemer, Karen

    2005-01-01

    The evolution-related attitudes and actions of Minnesota high school biology teachers were studied to estimate the prevalence of creationism among biology teachers. Minnesota's high school biology teachers were questioned about the evolution education in public schools regarding the percentage of biology teachers who teach evolution, class-time…

  11. Stubbs v. North Memorial Medical Center.

    PubMed

    1989-11-14

    Bonnie Stubbs had cosmetic surgery performed as an outpatient at North Memorial Medical Center. The doctor took "before" and "after" photographs of the surgery which were then used in promotional material without Stubbs' consent. Stubbs alleged that the use of the photographs invaded her privacy, caused her emotional distress, and violated her rights under Minnesota's Patients' Bill of Rights. The trial court found no right to relief. The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that Stubbs may have a right to relief on the principle that an implied contract was breached between Stubbs and the physician. The Court of Appeals remanded the case for further proceedings in that light.

  12. 77 FR 5842 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, Bemidji, MN

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    2012-02-06

    ..., Crow Wing, and Kanabec. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's administrative... the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Red Cliff Band of Lake... University (Acc. 103). The mound may have been located in either Crow Wing County, MN or Morrison County, MN...

  13. University of Minnesota Constitutional Autonomy. A Legal Analysis.

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    McKnight, Deborah K.

    This discussion of the special legal status of the University of Minnesota, known as constitutional autonomy, defines this status, states the rationale for the principle, and describes the relevant territorial act and constitutional provision. The main part of the legal analysis examines Minnesota court cases which addressed the issue of the…

  14. Developing Entrepreneurial Competence among Minnesota's Technical Institute Students.

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    Minnesota State Council on Vocational Technical Education, St. Paul.

    Following up a 1987 study that had identified 1,169 entrepreneurial graduates of Minnesota's technical institutes from the 10-year time period prior to 1984, a study was conducted to determine how Minnesota's technical institutes presently promote entrepreneurial competence for their students and how they can help future students. Questionnaires…

  15. Equalization Trends in Minnesota Education Finance, 1972 through 1987. A Staff Report to the Minnesota Legislative Commission on Public Education.

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    Sutter, Joel A.; Hopeman, Alan R., Jr.

    This report is a study of the degree of equalization of school district revenues and tax rates in Minnesota, with emphasis on changes that have occurred over recent years. The report was prepared by the research staff of the Minnesota Senate and House of Representatives. The study places emphasis on the role of school district property wealth in…

  16. Minnesota urban partnership agreement national evaluation : telecommuting test plan.

    DOT National Transportation Integrated Search

    2009-11-17

    This report presents the telecommuting test plan for the Minnesota Urban Partnership Agreement (UPA) under the United States Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) UPA Program. The Minnesota UPA projects focus on reducing congestion by employing str...

  17. A 15 Year Ecological Comparison for the Market Dynamics of Minnesota Community Pharmacies from 2002 to 2017.

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    Olson, Anthony W; Schommer, Jon C; Hadsall, Ronald S

    2018-06-02

    Background: Understanding the factors that influence the market entry, exit, and stability of community pharmacies (i.e., market dynamics) is important for stakeholders ranging from patients to health policymakers and small business owners to large corporate institutions. Objective: The study's first objective was to describe the market dynamics of community pharmacies for Minnesota counties in 2002, 2007, 2012, and 2017 by associating county (a) population density and (b) metropolitan designation with the change in the number of 'All community pharmacies,' 'Chain community pharmacies', and 'Independent community pharmacies'. The study's second objective was to describe the number and proportion of community pharmacies for Minnesota counties in 2002, 2007, 2012, and 2017 by (1) 'Business Organization Structure' and (2) 'Pharmacy Type.' Methods: County-level data were obtained from the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy, US Census Bureau, and Minnesota State Demographic Center for 2002, 2007, 2012, and 2017. Findings were summarized and the associations between study variables described using descriptive statistics. Results: The ratio of 'Independent community pharmacies' to 'Chain community pharmacies' was about 1:1 (466:530) in 2002, 1:2 (352:718) in 2007, 1:2 (387:707) in 2012, and 1:3 (256:807) in 2017. There was not a consistent relationship that carried through the 15 year analysis between county population density and metropolitan designation and the market dynamic patterns of community pharmacies. The types of pharmacy in Minnesota changed significantly over the study with increases in state, regional, and national chains and declines in single entity and small chain independents. There were also notable declines in mass merchandiser community pharmacies and increases in clinic and medical center community pharmacies. Discussion: The findings suggest that different or additional factors beyond traditional market dynamic predictors of population density and

  18. Water resources of the Yellow Medicine River Watershed, Southwestern Minnesota

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    Novitzki, R.P.; Van Voast, Wayne A.; Jerabek, L.A.

    1969-01-01

    The Yellow Medicine and Minnesota Rivers are the major sources of surface water. For physiographic regions – Upland Plain, Slope, Lowland Plain, and Minnesota River Flood Plain – influence surface drainage, and the flow of ground water through the aquifers. The watershed comprises 1070 square miles, including the drainage basin of the Yellow Medicine River (665 square miles) and 405 square miles drained by small streams tributary to the Minnesota River.

  19. Opportunities Unlimited: Minnesota Indians Adult Basic Education; Narrative and Statistical Evaluation Third Year 1971-72, with a Review of the First and Second Years.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Vizenor, Gerald

    Opportunities Unlimited is a State-wide program to provide adult basic education (ABE) and training for Indians on Minnesota reservations and in Indian communities. An administrative center in Bemidji serves communities on the Red Lake, White Earth, and Leech Lake Reservations, and a Duluth center provides ABE and training for communities on the…

  20. Minnesota Kids: A Closer Look. 1996 Data Book.

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    Kids Count Minnesota, Minneapolis.

    Minnesota KIDS COUNT focuses on key risk indicators for children and describes the condition of children in each of Minnesota's 87 counties. According to this second annual report, another generation of children is at risk of growing up with decreasing resources, evidenced by increasing arrest rates for violent crimes and substantiated reports of…

  1. Minnesota Measures: 2008 Report on Higher Education Performance

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    Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 2008

    2008-01-01

    For most of Minnesota's 150 years of statehood, its distinctive economic advantages were largely a function of its natural resources, such as timber, taconite and tourism. Today, while these and other resources remain cornerstones of the state economy, it is clear that the intellectual capacity of Minnesota's people is emerging as a promising…

  2. Controlling spread of the oak wilt pathogen (Ceratocystis fagacearum) in a Minnesota urban forest park reserve

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    Jennifer Juzwik; Joseph O' Brien; Charles Evenson; Paul Castillo; Graham. Mahal

    2010-01-01

    Effectiveness of oak wilt control actions taken between 1997 and 1999 were evaluated for an urban forest park reserve in Minnesota, U.S. A high level of success (84% of evaluated disease centers) was achieved in controlling belowground spread of the vascular pathogen for four to six years by mechanically disrupting inter-tree root connections with the blade of a cable...

  3. Minnesota urban partnership agreement national evaluation : tolling test plan.

    DOT National Transportation Integrated Search

    2009-11-17

    This report presents the test plan for collecting and analyzing toll data for the Minnesota Urban Partnership Agreement (UPA) under the United States Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) UPA Program. The Minnesota UPA projects focus on reducing co...

  4. 76 FR 27086 - Notice of Filing of Plat of Survey, Minnesota

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    2011-05-10

    ...] Notice of Filing of Plat of Survey, Minnesota AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice... Principal Meridian, Minnesota T. 51 N., R 19 W. The plat of survey represents the dependent resurvey and... Minnesota, and was accepted March 23, 2011. We will place a copy of the plat we described in the open files...

  5. How Is Minnesota Spending Its Tax Dollars? Elementary and Secondary Education.

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    Minnesota State Auditor, St. Paul. Research and Information Div.

    This two-part report presents findings of a study that examined how Minnesota's tax dollars are being spent, with a focus on elementary-secondary education. Part 1 uses national indicators to compare Minnesota with other states. The second part examines actual education expenditures in Minnesota for the period betweeen 1985 and 1991. Findings show…

  6. The Minnesota Family, Friend and Neighbor Grant Program

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    Susman-Stillman, Amy; Stout, Karen; Cleveland, Jennifer; Hawley, Vicki

    2011-01-01

    In 1997, Minnesota became the first state in the nation to pass legislation establishing an education and support program for family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) care providers. This article describes the Minnesota Family, Friend and Neighbor Grant Program and findings from an evaluation of the programs and a curriculum scan of materials used in…

  7. Parents in the Workplace Report: Minnesota Business Survey.

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    Copeland, Thomas B.

    A recent survey of 473 Minnesota businesses conducted by Parents in the Workplace (a nonprofit organization based in St. Paul, Minnesota) revealed that most area businesses provide or are considering providing a wide range of child care related benefits for employees. Flexible scheduling of employees' work hours, part-time work, leave to care for…

  8. Minnesota State Grant Statistics Over Time. 2003 Edition.

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    Minnesota Higher Education Services Office, 2004

    2004-01-01

    This report contains data on the number and dollar amounts of Minnesota State Grants received by Minnesota undergraduates for Fiscal Years 1978 through 2003. Combined federal Pell and State Grant awards are also reported. The report includes a table showing the parameters used in the State Grant Program from Fiscal Year 1984 through 2003. The…

  9. An Analysis of the Organizational Characteristics of the Minnesota Educational Effectiveness Program. The Minnesota Educational Effectiveness Program Research and Development Project.

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    Saint Cloud State Univ., MN.

    The Minnesota Educational Effectiveness Program (MEEP) was authorized by legislative act in 1983 and has been operational since 1984. MEEP is a school-based education improvement process. As of January 1991, MEEP serves 593 schools, representing 244, or 54 percent, of the 430 school districts in Minnesota. The design of the MEEP process is based…

  10. Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge: 2015 Annual Performance Report. Minnesota

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    Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge, 2016

    2016-01-01

    This Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) annual performance report for the year 2015 describes Minnesota's accomplishments, lessons learned, challenges, and strategies Minnesota will implement to address those challenges. Minnesota's remarkable progress in increasing participation in their tiered quality rating and improvement…

  11. Future Funding for Medical Education and Research in Minnesota. A Report to the Legislature and Recommendations for Continued Study.

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    Minnesota State Dept. of Health, St. Paul.

    This report provides an overview of Minnesota's Medical Education and Research Costs (MERC) project, which was undertaken to gather data on the costs of medical education and health care research conducted by hospitals, medical centers, and health maintenance organizations and to develop mechanisms to assess the costs across the health care…

  12. The Economic Impact of Exposure to Secondhand Smoke in Minnesota

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    Foldes, Steven S.; Alesci, Nina L.; Samet, Jonathan

    2009-01-01

    Objectives. Using the risk categories established by the 2006 US surgeon general's report, we estimated medical treatment costs related to exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke (SHS) in the state of Minnesota. Methods. We estimated the prevalence and costs of treated medical conditions related to SHS exposure in 2003 with data from Blue Cross and Blue Shield (Minnesota's largest insurer), the Current Population Survey, and population attributable risk estimates for these conditions reported in the scientific literature. We adjusted treatment costs to the state level by health insurance category by using the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Results. The total annual cost of treatment in Minnesota for conditions for which the 2006 surgeon general's report found sufficient evidence to conclude a causal link with exposure to SHS was $228.7 million in 2008 dollars—equivalent to $44.58 per Minnesota resident. Sensitivity analyses showed a range from $152.1 million to $330.0 million. Conclusions. The results present a strong rationale for regulating smoking in public places and were used to support the passage of Minnesota's Freedom to Breathe Act of 2007. PMID:19197082

  13. Pleural abnormalities and exposure to elongate mineral particles in Minnesota iron ore (taconite) workers.

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    Perlman, David; Mandel, Jeffrey H; Odo, Nnaemeka; Ryan, Andy; Lambert, Christine; MacLehose, Richard F; Ramachandran, Gurumurthy; Alexander, Bruce H

    2018-05-01

    Iron ore (taconite) mining and processing are an important industry in northern Minnesota and western Michigan. Concerns around exposures have centered largely on exposure to non-asbestiform amphibole elongate mineral particles (EMPs) found in the eastern portion of the Minnesota iron range. A cross sectional survey was undertaken of current and former taconite workers and spouses along with a detailed exposure assessment. Participants provided an occupational history and had a chest radiograph performed. A total of 1188 workers participated. Potential exposures to non-amphibole EMPs were evident across multiple jobs in all active mines. Pleural abnormalities were found in 16.8% of workers. There was an association of pleural abnormalities with cumulative EMP exposure that was not specific to the eastern portion of the range. There was evidence of a mild to moderate increase in pleural abnormalities in this population of miners, associated with geographically non-specific cumulative EMP exposure. © 2018 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  14. Self-Evaluation Handbook for Hotlines and Youth Crisis Centers.

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    Baizerman, Michael; And Others

    This handbook is a response to Hotline and Youth Crisis Center staff who asked for a guidebook for doing program evaluation. A cross-section of Hotline workers in three Minnesota centers was monitored to define issues and problems or concerns about their programs. The actual program methods used were determined and utilized to formalize a method…

  15. Great Institutions in Cardiothoracic Surgery: The University of Minnesota.

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    Huddleston, Stephen J; Shumway, Sara

    2016-01-01

    With the loyal support of the chair of Surgery, Dr. Owen H. Wangensteen, the University of Minnesota cardiac surgery program led the way at the dawn of cardiac surgery when Dr F. John Lewis performed the first open heart surgery in the world using hypothermia while repairing an atrial septal defect on September 2, 1952. Soon after, Dr C. Walt Lillehei performed the first repair of a ventriculoseptal defect in the world using cross-circulation on March 26, 1954. Collaborating with Dr Richard DeWall in 1955, they developed the DeWall-Lillehei bubble oxygentor which was used at the University of Minnesota and many other centers worldwide for years to come, making open heart surgery safe and tractable. Dr Vincent Gott, a resident working in the laboratory of Lillehei, developed a method to treat complete heart block using ventricular pacing with a Grass physiological stimulator, and this led to a collaboration with Earl Bakken, founder of the Medtronic Corporation, to develop a temporary pacemaker. The program was fertile ground for many notable trainees, including Dr Norman Shumway, the "Father of Heart Transplant", and Dr Christiaan Barnard who performed the first heart transplant in the world. The collegial and forward thinking nature of the cardiac surgery program continues in the current training program today. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  16. 7. Detail of Minnesota (southeast) portal of bridge, from the ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    7. Detail of Minnesota (southeast) portal of bridge, from the southeast - Enloe Bridge No. 90021, Spanning Red River of North between Minnesota & North Dakota on County State Aid Highway 28, Wolverton, Wilkin County, MN

  17. 10. Detail of deck underside, from the Minnesota bank, looking ...

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    10. Detail of deck underside, from the Minnesota bank, looking northwest - Enloe Bridge No. 90021, Spanning Red River of North between Minnesota & North Dakota on County State Aid Highway 28, Wolverton, Wilkin County, MN

  18. Employment Placement Data of 1990-91 Occupational Graduates at Minnesota's Twin City Area Community Colleges. Metro Pilot Study Report #1.

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    Taylor, Kenneth E.; Flermoen, Cynthia

    In 1991, followup studies of the employment and educational status of 1990-1991 occupational program graduates were conducted by the seven community colleges in the Twin Cities metro area of Minnesota: Anoka-Ramsey, Cambridge Center, Inver Hills, Lakewood, Minneapolis, North Hennepin, and Normandale. While the colleges used different questionnaire…

  19. Minnesota forest statistics, 1990.

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    Patrick D. Miles; Chung M. Chen

    1992-01-01

    The fifth inventory of Minnesota's forests reports 51.0 million acres of land, of which 16.7 million acres are forested. This bulletin presents statistical highlights and contains detailed tables of forest area, as well as timber volume, growth, removals, mortality, and ownership.

  20. Impact of Changes in Minnesota State Grants Implemented in Fiscal Year 2004.

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    Setter, Gerald

    2004-01-01

    This report to the Minnesota Legislature outlines the estimated impact of recent changes made to the Minnesota State Grant Program on students. The Minnesota Higher Education Services Office is a cabinet-level state agency that provides prospective and current post-secondary students with financial aid programs, services and information. The…

  1. 5. View from Minnesota bank, near southern side of the ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    5. View from Minnesota bank, near southern side of the southeast portal looking north - Enloe Bridge No. 90021, Spanning Red River of North between Minnesota & North Dakota on County State Aid Highway 28, Wolverton, Wilkin County, MN

  2. Minnesota urban partnership agreement national evaluation : content analysis test plan.

    DOT National Transportation Integrated Search

    2009-11-17

    This report presents the content analysis test plan for the Minnesota Urban Partnership Agreement (UPA) under the United States Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) UPA Program. The Minnesota UPA projects focus on reducing congestion by employing ...

  3. Determining Regional Sensitivity to Energy-Related Water Withdrawals in Minnesota

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    McCulloch, A.; Brauman, K. A.

    2015-12-01

    Minnesota has abundant freshwater resources, yet concerns about water-impacts of energy and mining development are increasing. Statewide, total annual water withdrawals have increased, and, in some watersheds, withdrawals make up a large fraction of available water. The energy and mining sectors play a critical role in determining water availability, as water is used to irrigate biofuel feedstock crops, cool thermoelectric plants, and process and transport fuels and iron ore. We evaluated the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Water and Reporting System (MPARS) dataset (1988-2014) to identify regions where energy and mining-related water withdrawals are high or where they are increasing. The energy and mining sectors account for over 65 percent of total water extractions in Minnesota, but this percentage is greater in some regions. In certain southern and northeastern Minnesota watersheds, these extractions account for 90 percent of total water demand. Sensitivity to these demands is not dependent on total water demand alone, and is also not uniform among watersheds. We identified and evaluated factors influencing sensitivity, including population, extraction type (surface water or groundwater), percentage of increased demand, and whether withdrawals are consumptive or not. We determined that southern Minnesota is particularly sensitive to increased water demands, because of growing biofuel and sand extraction industries (the products of which are used in hydraulic fracturing). In the last ten years, ethanol production in Minnesota has increased by 440 percent, and over fifteen refineries (each with a capacity over 1.1 billion gallons), have been built. These users primarily extract from surface water bodies within a few watersheds, compromising local supplies. As these energy-related industries continue to grow, so will the demand for freshwater resources. Determining regional sensitivity to increased demands will allow policy-makers to manage the

  4. Minnesota's Forests 2008

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    Patrick D. Miles; David Heinzen; Manfred E. Mielke; Christopher W. Woodall; Brett J. Butler; Ron J. Piva; Dacia M. Meneguzzo; Charles H. Perry; Dale D. Gormanson; Charles J. Barnett

    2011-01-01

    The second full annual inventory of Minnesota's forests reports 17 million acres of forest land with an average volume of more than 1,000 cubic feet per acre. Forest land is dominated by the aspen forest type, which occupies nearly 30 percent of the total forest land area. Twenty-eight percent of forest land consists of sawtimber, 35 percent poletimber, 35 percent...

  5. Minnesota Forests 2013

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    Patrick D. Miles; Curtis L. VanderSchaaf; Charles Barnett; Brett J. Butler; Susan J. Crocker; Dale D. Gormanson; Cassandra M. Kurtz; Tonya W. Lister; William H. McWilliams; Randall S. Morin; Mark D. Nelson; Charles H. (Hobie) Perry; Rachel I. Riemann; James E. Smith; Brian F. Walters; Jim Westfall; Christopher W. Woodall

    2016-01-01

    The third full annual inventory of Minnesota forests reports 17.4 million acres of forest land with an average live tree volume of 1,096 cubic feet per acre. Forest land is dominated by the aspen forest type, which occupies 29 percent of the total forest land area. Twenty-eight percent of forest land consists of sawtimber, 35 percent poletimber, 36 percent sapling/...

  6. Children's Services Report Card, 1996: Measuring Minnesota's Progress for Children. Summary Report.

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    Fong, Richard

    This report was developed by Minnesota Planning to help counties measure their progress toward meeting the Minnesota Milestones goals for social and educational services for children. The report card is composed of 21 indicators of children's well-being. Since the 1994 report card was released, Minnesota has made progress in eight areas (1) abused…

  7. 79. Photocopy of photograph (original print in the Minnesota Historical ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    79. Photocopy of photograph (original print in the Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, Minnesota, ca. 1890, #741.) ALEXANDER RAMSEY HOUSE, ca. 1890 - Smith Avenue High Bridge, Smith Avenue between Cherokee Avenue & Cliff Street, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, MN

  8. 76. Photocopy of photograph (original print in the Minnesota Historical ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    76. Photocopy of photograph (original print in the Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1860. #22358.) UPPER LEVEE FROM CHESTNUT STREET, 1860 - Smith Avenue High Bridge, Smith Avenue between Cherokee Avenue & Cliff Street, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, MN

  9. 74. Photocopy of photograph (original print in the Minnesota Historical ...

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    74. Photocopy of photograph (original print in the Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1896. #35105.) FIRST ROBERT STREET BRIDGE, ca. 1896 - Smith Avenue High Bridge, Smith Avenue between Cherokee Avenue & Cliff Street, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, MN

  10. Minnesota urban partnership agreement national evaluation : safety data test plan.

    DOT National Transportation Integrated Search

    2009-11-17

    This report provides the safety data test plan for the Minnesota Urban Partnership Agreement (UPA) under the United States Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) UPA Program. The Minnesota UPA projects focus on reducing congestion by employing strat...

  11. Minnesota urban partnership agreement national evaluation : exogenous factors test plan.

    DOT National Transportation Integrated Search

    2009-11-17

    This report presents the exogenous factors test plan for the national evaluation of the Minnesota Urban Partnership Agreement (UPA) under the United States Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) UPA Program. The Minnesota UPA projects focus on reduc...

  12. Prescribed burning weather in Minnesota.

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    Rodney W. Sando

    1969-01-01

    Describes the weather patterns in northern Minnesota as related to prescribed burning. The prevailing wind direction, average wind speed, most persistent wind direction, and average Buildup Index are considered in making recommendations.

  13. 4. View of bridge from Minnesota bank, near northern side ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    4. View of bridge from Minnesota bank, near northern side of the southeast portal looking southwest - Enloe Bridge No. 90021, Spanning Red River of North between Minnesota & North Dakota on County State Aid Highway 28, Wolverton, Wilkin County, MN

  14. Tobacco Use among Minnesota Adults, 2014.

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    Boyle, Raymond G; Amato, Michael S; Rode, Peter; Kinney, Ann M; St Claire, Ann W; Taylor, Kristie

    2015-09-01

    The changing landscape of tobacco including the introduction of new products such as smokeless tobaccos and electronic delivery devices has highlighted the need for continued surveillance of tobacco use. Minnesota has conducted an in-depth surveillance of adult tobacco use since 1999. For the fifth in the series, conducted in 2014, 9304 telephone interviews were completed. The 2014 prevalence of cigarette smoking (14.4%) continues a downward trend that remains lower than the national smoking prevalence (17.3%). Among all Minnesota adults, use prevalence of other tobacco products was as follows: e-cigarettes 5.9%, all smokeless tobaccos 3.6%, cigars 3.0%, water pipe 1.4%, and regular pipe 0.7%. Among individuals who have never smoked cigarettes, smokeless tobacco was the most common product used (2.0%), nearly twice the prevalence of e-cigarette use (1.2%). Former smokers were equally likely to use smokeless tobacco (4.9%) or e-cigarettes (4.8%). Among smokers, 27.3% reported current use of e-cigarettes. In the past 15 years, cigarette smoking prevalence in Minnesota has dropped by an average of 0.51 percentage points annually, and prevalence could drop to less than 5% by 2034.

  15. 77. Photocopy of photograph (original print in the Minnesota Historical ...

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    77. Photocopy of photograph (original print in the Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1859. #377. Photographer: Illingworth.) LOWER LEVEE FROM JACKSON STREET, 1859 - Smith Avenue High Bridge, Smith Avenue between Cherokee Avenue & Cliff Street, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, MN

  16. 65. Photocopy of photograph (original print in the Minnesota Historical ...

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    65. Photocopy of photograph (original print in the Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1889. #37682.) VIEW TO NORTH, SHOWING SPAN NOS. 6-24, 1889 - Smith Avenue High Bridge, Smith Avenue between Cherokee Avenue & Cliff Street, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, MN

  17. 69. Photocopy of photograph (original print in the Minnesota Historical ...

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    69. Photocopy of photograph (original print in the Minnesota Historical society, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1984. #32375.) VIEW TO WEST, SHOWING DAMAGED BRIDGE AFTER CYCLONE. 1904. - Smith Avenue High Bridge, Smith Avenue between Cherokee Avenue & Cliff Street, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, MN

  18. 40 CFR 81.60 - Duluth (Minnesota)-Superior (Wisconsin) Interstate Air Quality Control Region.

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    2013-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 18 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Duluth (Minnesota)-Superior (Wisconsin... Designation of Air Quality Control Regions § 81.60 Duluth (Minnesota)-Superior (Wisconsin) Interstate Air Quality Control Region. The Duluth (Minnesota)-Superior (Wisconsin) Interstate Air Quality Control Region...

  19. 40 CFR 81.60 - Duluth (Minnesota)-Superior (Wisconsin) Interstate Air Quality Control Region.

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    2011-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 17 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Duluth (Minnesota)-Superior (Wisconsin... Designation of Air Quality Control Regions § 81.60 Duluth (Minnesota)-Superior (Wisconsin) Interstate Air Quality Control Region. The Duluth (Minnesota)-Superior (Wisconsin) Interstate Air Quality Control Region...

  20. 40 CFR 81.60 - Duluth (Minnesota)-Superior (Wisconsin) Interstate Air Quality Control Region.

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    2014-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 18 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Duluth (Minnesota)-Superior (Wisconsin... Designation of Air Quality Control Regions § 81.60 Duluth (Minnesota)-Superior (Wisconsin) Interstate Air Quality Control Region. The Duluth (Minnesota)-Superior (Wisconsin) Interstate Air Quality Control Region...

  1. 40 CFR 81.60 - Duluth (Minnesota)-Superior (Wisconsin) Interstate Air Quality Control Region.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 17 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Duluth (Minnesota)-Superior (Wisconsin... Designation of Air Quality Control Regions § 81.60 Duluth (Minnesota)-Superior (Wisconsin) Interstate Air Quality Control Region. The Duluth (Minnesota)-Superior (Wisconsin) Interstate Air Quality Control Region...

  2. 40 CFR 81.60 - Duluth (Minnesota)-Superior (Wisconsin) Interstate Air Quality Control Region.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 18 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Duluth (Minnesota)-Superior (Wisconsin... Designation of Air Quality Control Regions § 81.60 Duluth (Minnesota)-Superior (Wisconsin) Interstate Air Quality Control Region. The Duluth (Minnesota)-Superior (Wisconsin) Interstate Air Quality Control Region...

  3. Watershed management implications of agroforestry expansion on Minnesota's farmlands

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    C. Hobart Perry; Ryan C. Miller; Anthony R. Kaster; Kenneth N. Brooks

    2000-01-01

    Minnesota’s agricultural landscape is changing. The increasing use of woody perennials in agricultural fields, living snow fences, windbreaks, and riparian areas has important watershed management implications for agricultural watersheds in northwestern Minnesota. These changes in land use could lead to reductions in annual water yield, annual flood peaks, and dry...

  4. Hibbing Community College's Community Computer Center.

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    Regional Technology Strategies, Inc., Carrboro, NC.

    This paper reports on the development of the Community Computer Center (CCC) at Hibbing Community College (HCC) in Minnesota. HCC is located in the largest U.S. iron mining area in the United States. Closures of steel-producing plants are affecting the Hibbing area. Outmigration, particularly of younger workers and their families, has been…

  5. Extending GIS Technology to Study Karst Features of Southeastern Minnesota

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    Gao, Y.; Tipping, R. G.; Alexander, E. C.; Alexander, S. C.

    2001-12-01

    This paper summarizes ongoing research on karst feature distribution of southeastern Minnesota. The main goals of this interdisciplinary research are: 1) to look for large-scale patterns in the rate and distribution of sinkhole development; 2) to conduct statistical tests of hypotheses about the formation of sinkholes; 3) to create management tools for land-use managers and planners; and 4) to deliver geomorphic and hydrogeologic criteria for making scientifically valid land-use policies and ethical decisions in karst areas of southeastern Minnesota. Existing county and sub-county karst feature datasets of southeastern Minnesota have been assembled into a large GIS-based database capable of analyzing the entire data set. The central database management system (DBMS) is a relational GIS-based system interacting with three modules: GIS, statistical and hydrogeologic modules. ArcInfo and ArcView were used to generate a series of 2D and 3D maps depicting karst feature distributions in southeastern Minnesota. IRIS ExplorerTM was used to produce satisfying 3D maps and animations using data exported from GIS-based database. Nearest-neighbor analysis has been used to test sinkhole distributions in different topographic and geologic settings. All current nearest-neighbor analyses testify that sinkholes in southeastern Minnesota are not evenly distributed in this area (i.e., they tend to be clustered). More detailed statistical methods such as cluster analysis, histograms, probability estimation, correlation and regression have been used to study the spatial distributions of some mapped karst features of southeastern Minnesota. A sinkhole probability map for Goodhue County has been constructed based on sinkhole distribution, bedrock geology, depth to bedrock, GIS buffer analysis and nearest-neighbor analysis. A series of karst features for Winona County including sinkholes, springs, seeps, stream sinks and outcrop has been mapped and entered into the Karst Feature Database

  6. A study of Minnesota's high-risk health insurance pool.

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    Zellner, B B; Haugen, D K; Dowd, B

    1993-01-01

    This is a report of a study of Minnesota's high-risk health insurance pool for "medically uninsurable" persons. The study consisted of a survey of current and past enrollees carried out in the Spring of 1990 and an analysis of the claims and membership files for 1988 and 1989. The main policy conclusion we reached is that Minnesota's high-risk pool is an adequate approach to the problem raised by risk segmentation on the basis of health status, providing that enrollment remains a small fraction of the population. The recent high, enrollment growth rates the Minnesota risk pool has experienced raise the possibility that basic structural reforms of the nongroup and small-group health insurance markets are needed.

  7. 2. View from the Minnesota bank looking downstream (northnorthwest) at ...

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    2. View from the Minnesota bank looking downstream (north-northwest) at bridge's southwest elevation; the bridge approach is missing - Enloe Bridge No. 90021, Spanning Red River of North between Minnesota & North Dakota on County State Aid Highway 28, Wolverton, Wilkin County, MN

  8. 73. Photocopy of photograph (original print in the Minnesota Historical ...

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    73. Photocopy of photograph (original print in the Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1867. #MR2.9 SP4.2/rll.) FIRST WABASHA STREET BRIDGE, 1867 - Smith Avenue High Bridge, Smith Avenue between Cherokee Avenue & Cliff Street, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, MN

  9. 66. Photocopy of photograph (original print in the Minnesota Historical ...

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    66. Photocopy of photograph (original print in the Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, Minnesota, ca. 1925. #19657.) VIEW TO NORTHWEST, SHOWING SPAN NOS. 21 TO 26 - Smith Avenue High Bridge, Smith Avenue between Cherokee Avenue & Cliff Street, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, MN

  10. Valuing the Benefits of the Education Provided by Public Universities: A Case Study of Minnesota

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    Damon, Amy; Glewwe, Paul

    2011-01-01

    This study estimates the value of the private and public benefits that accrue to Minnesota residents from state government subsidies to higher education. In 2005, the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system received $832 million from Minnesota's state government to support educational programs. These…

  11. 78 FR 1854 - Minnesota Energy Resources Corporation; Notice of Petition for Rate Approval

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    2013-01-09

    ... DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. PR13-21-000] Minnesota..., Minnesota Energy Resources Corporation (MERC) filed a rate election pursuant to section 284.123(b)(1) of the... that conform to the recently revised rates approved by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, as...

  12. Housing Seasonal Workers for the Minnesota Processed Vegetable Industry

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    Ziebarth, Ann

    2006-01-01

    The place where we live and work is a reflection of a complex set of economic conditions and social relationships. Very little information is available regarding housing for Minnesota's migrant workers. It is estimated that approximately 20,000 people migrate to Minnesota each summer to work in the production and processing of green peas and sweet…

  13. Tetrodotoxin poisoning outbreak from imported dried puffer fish--Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2014.

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    Cole, Jon B; Heegaard, William G; Deeds, Jonathan R; McGrath, Sara C; Handy, Sara M

    2015-01-02

    On June 13, 2014, two patients went to the Hennepin County Medical Center Emergency Department in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with symptoms suggestive of tetrodotoxin poisoning (i.e., oral paresthesias, weakness, and dyspnea) after consuming dried puffer fish (also known as globefish) purchased during a recent visit to New York City. The patients said two friends who consumed the same fish had similar, although less pronounced, symptoms and had not sought care. The Minnesota Department of Health conducted an investigation to determine the source of the product and samples were sent to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition for chemical and genetic analysis. Genetic analysis identified the product as puffer fish (Lagocephalus lunaris) and chemical analysis determined it was contaminated with high levels of tetrodotoxin. A traceback investigation was unable to determine the original source of the product. Tetrodotoxin is a deadly, potent poison; the minimum lethal dose in an adult human is estimated to be 2-3 mg. Tetrodotoxin is a heat-stable and acid-stable, nonprotein, alkaloid toxin found in many species of the fish family Tetraodontidae (puffer fish) as well as in certain gobies, amphibians, invertebrates, and the blue-ringed octopus. Tetrodotoxin exerts its effects by blocking voltage-activated sodium channels, terminating nerve conduction and muscle action potentials, leading to progressive paralysis and, in extreme cases, to death from respiratory failure. Because these fish were reportedly purchased in the United States, they pose a substantial U.S. public health hazard given the potency of the toxin and the high levels of toxin found in the fish.

  14. MN State Profile. Minnesota: Graduation Required Assessments for Diploma (GRAD)

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    Center on Education Policy, 2010

    2010-01-01

    This paper provides information about Minnesota's Graduation Required Assessments for Diploma (GRAD), comprehensive proficiency assessments of the skills and knowledge in mathematics, reading, and writing that are necessary for graduation. The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments, Series II, into which the GRAD tests are embedded, measure…

  15. Increasing Inequality in Physical Activity Among Minnesota Secondary Schools, 2001-2010.

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    Nelson, Toben F; MacLehose, Richard F; Davey, Cynthia; Rode, Peter; Nanney, Marilyn S

    2018-05-01

    Two Healthy People 2020 goals are to increase physical activity (PA) and to reduce disparities in PA. We explored whether PA at the school level changed over time in Minnesota schools and whether differences existed by demographic and socioeconomic factors. We examine self-reported PA (n = 276,089 students; N = 276 schools) for 2001-2010 from the Minnesota Student Survey linked to school demographic data from the National Center for Education Statistics and the Rural-Urban Commuting Area Codes. We conducted analyses at the school level using multivariable linear regression with cluster-robust recommendation errors. Overall, students who met PA recommendations increased from 59.8% in 2001 to 66.3% in 2010 (P < .001). Large gains in PA occurred at schools with fewer racial/ethnic minority students (0%-60.1% in 2001 to 67.5% in 2010, P < .001), whereas gains in PA were comparatively small at schools with a high proportion of racial/ethnic minority students in 2001 (30%-59.2% in 2001 to 62.7% in 2010). We found increasing inequalities in school-level PA by racial/ethnic characteristics of their schools and communities among secondary school students. Future research should monitor patterns of PA over time and explore mechanisms for patterns of inequality.

  16. Food and beverage promotions in Minnesota secondary schools: secular changes, correlates, and associations with adolescents' dietary behaviors.

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    Larson, Nicole; Davey, Cynthia S; Coombes, Brandon; Caspi, Caitlin; Kubik, Martha Y; Nanney, Marilyn S

    2014-12-01

    The purpose of this study was to describe promotions for unhealthy and healthy foods and beverages within Minnesota secondary schools from 2008 to 2012, and to examine associations with school-level coordination of environmental improvements and students' dietary behaviors. The Minnesota School Health Profiles and Minnesota Student Survey data were used along with National Center for Education Statistics data to conduct analyses accounting for school-level demographics. There was no significant improvement over time in the proportion of schools that banned advertising for unhealthy products in school buildings, on school grounds, on buses, or in publications. Whereas more than two thirds of schools had implemented strategies focused on the promotion of fruits/vegetables by 2012, only 37% labeled healthful foods with appealing names and just 17% used price incentives to encourage healthy choices. The number of stakeholders representing different roles on school health councils was positively correlated with implementation of healthy food and beverage promotion strategies. Little evidence was found to support an influence of in-school advertising bans or promotions on students' diets. Policy changes are needed to protect students from food and beverage advertising and additional opportunities exist to reduce disparities in the selection of healthy options at school. © 2014, American School Health Association.

  17. Food and beverage promotions in Minnesota secondary schools: secular changes, correlates, and associations with adolescents’ dietary behaviors

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    Larson, Nicole; Davey, Cynthia S.; Coombes, Brandon; Caspi, Caitlin; Kubik, Martha Y.; Nanney, Marilyn S.

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to describe promotions for unhealthy and healthy foods and beverages within Minnesota secondary schools from 2008 to 2012, and to examine associations with school-level coordination of environmental improvements and students’ dietary behaviors. METHODS The Minnesota School Health Profiles and Minnesota Student Survey data were used along with National Center for Education Statistics data to conduct analyses accounting for school-level demographics. RESULTS There was no significant improvement over time in the proportion of schools that banned advertising for unhealthy products in school buildings, on school grounds, on buses, or in publications. Whereas more than two-thirds of schools had implemented strategies focused on the promotion of fruits/vegetables by 2012, only 37% labeled healthful foods with appealing names and just 17% used price incentives to encourage healthy choices. The number of stakeholders representing different roles on school health councils was positively correlated with implementation of healthy food and beverage promotion strategies. Little evidence was found to support an influence of in-school advertising bans or promotions on students’ diets. CONCLUSIONS Policy changes are needed to protect students from food and beverage advertising and additional opportunities exist to reduce disparities in the selection of healthy options at school. PMID:25388594

  18. 63. Photocopy of photograph (original print in the Minnesota Historical ...

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    63. Photocopy of photograph (original print in the Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1958. #31008. Photographer: St. Paul Dispatch-Pioneer Press.) AERIAL VIEW OF HIGH BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTHWEST, 1958 - Smith Avenue High Bridge, Smith Avenue between Cherokee Avenue & Cliff Street, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, MN

  19. 68. Photocopy of photograph (original print in the Minnesota Historical ...

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    68. Photocopy of photograph (original print in the Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1924. #35108. Photographer: St. Paul Daily News.) VIEW TO EAST, SHOWING SPAN NOS. 10-20, 1924 - Smith Avenue High Bridge, Smith Avenue between Cherokee Avenue & Cliff Street, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, MN

  20. 71. Photocopy of photograph (original print in the Minnesota Historical ...

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    71. Photocopy of photograph (original print in the Minnesota Historical Society, St. Pal, Minnesota, ca. 1905. #30454.) VIEW TO NORTHWEST, POSSIBLY AFTER THE REOPENING OF THE BRIDGE IN MAY 1905 - Smith Avenue High Bridge, Smith Avenue between Cherokee Avenue & Cliff Street, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, MN

  1. MINNESOTA COORDINATION UNIT FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION.

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    MOSS, JEROME, JR.; NELSON, HOWARD F.

    THE MINNESOTA COORDINATION UNIT FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION WAS ESTABLISHED IN JUNE 1965 AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA FOR THE PURPOSES OF COORDINATING AND STIMULATING OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION RESEARCH, COLLECTING AND DISSEMINATING THE RESULTS OF THAT RESEARCH, PROVIDING TECHNICAL CONSULTATION AND RESEARCH TRAINING, AND…

  2. The Minnesota Program: community partnerships for effective pest control

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    Thomas G. Eiber

    1998-01-01

    Oak wilt, a fungal disease of all oak species, continues to be the primary cause of oak mortality in Minnesota. The oak type covers over 650,000 acres in Minnesota and is made up of six species. Forest industry adds $1 billion to the state's economy by harvesting and utilizing oak. In our communities, oak is our most valuable shade tree providing energy...

  3. Residential Energy Efficiency Potential: Minnesota

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    Wilson, Eric J

    Energy used by Minnesota single-family homes that can be saved through cost-effective improvements. Prepared by Eric Wilson and Noel Merket, NREL, and Erin Boyd, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis.

  4. 67. Photocopy of photograph (original print in the Minnesota Historical ...

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    67. Photocopy of photograph (original print in the Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul Minnesota, ca. 1925. #35109. Photographer: St. Paul Daily News.) VIEW TO NORTHEAST, SHOWING SPAN NOS. 9-19, ca. 1925 - Smith Avenue High Bridge, Smith Avenue between Cherokee Avenue & Cliff Street, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, MN

  5. 33 CFR 162.110 - Duluth-Superior Harbor, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Duluth-Superior Harbor, Minnesota and Wisconsin. 162.110 Section 162.110 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF... Duluth-Superior Harbor, Minnesota and Wisconsin. (a) No vessel greater than 100 feet in length may exceed...

  6. 33 CFR 162.110 - Duluth-Superior Harbor, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Duluth-Superior Harbor, Minnesota and Wisconsin. 162.110 Section 162.110 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF... Duluth-Superior Harbor, Minnesota and Wisconsin. (a) No vessel greater than 100 feet in length may exceed...

  7. 33 CFR 162.110 - Duluth-Superior Harbor, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Duluth-Superior Harbor, Minnesota and Wisconsin. 162.110 Section 162.110 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF... Duluth-Superior Harbor, Minnesota and Wisconsin. (a) No vessel greater than 100 feet in length may exceed...

  8. 33 CFR 162.110 - Duluth-Superior Harbor, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Duluth-Superior Harbor, Minnesota and Wisconsin. 162.110 Section 162.110 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF... Duluth-Superior Harbor, Minnesota and Wisconsin. (a) No vessel greater than 100 feet in length may exceed...

  9. 33 CFR 162.110 - Duluth-Superior Harbor, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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    2014-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Duluth-Superior Harbor, Minnesota and Wisconsin. 162.110 Section 162.110 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF... Duluth-Superior Harbor, Minnesota and Wisconsin. (a) No vessel greater than 100 feet in length may exceed...

  10. 70. Photocopy of photograph (original print in the Minnesota Historical ...

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    70. Photocopy of photograph (original print in the Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1904. #18613g. Photographer: Albert Munson) VIEW TO WEST, SHOWING FALSEWORK USED IN RECONTRUCTING THE HIGH BRIDGE, 1904. - Smith Avenue High Bridge, Smith Avenue between Cherokee Avenue & Cliff Street, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, MN

  11. The Minnesota Defense Industry Conversion Project. A Partnership for Retraining.

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    Daines, James R.; And Others

    The Minnesota Defense Conversion Adjustment Project was initiated in 1993 with funding provided through the U.S. Department of Labor's Defense Conversion Adjustment Program to help workers at a Minnesota defense plant make the transition from assembler and related production classifications to machinists and other positions requiring specific job…

  12. Shaping Case Management in Minnesota: In Theory, Reality and Practice.

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    Lang, Joyce; Kragthorpe, Candice

    This monograph reports the conclusions of seven 6-month projects addressing issues of case management in the field of developmental disabilities in Minnesota. First, the theory supporting case management is reviewed and alternative definitions and guiding principles are offered. Next, the Minnesota rule on case management is detailed, noting…

  13. Minnesota's forest resources in 2003

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    Patrick D. Miles; Gary J. Brand; Manfred E. Mielke

    2005-01-01

    Reports the results of all five annual panels (1999-2003) of the sixth inventory of Minnesota's forest resources, the first annual inventory of the State. Includes information on forest area; volume; biomass; growth, removals, and mortality; and forest health.

  14. Minnesota Energy and Cost Savings for New Single- and Multifamily Homes: 2009 and 2012 IECC as Compared to the Minnesota Residential Energy Code

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    Lucas, Robert G.; Taylor, Zachary T.; Mendon, Vrushali V.

    2012-04-01

    The 2009 and 2012 International Energy Conservation Codes (IECC) yield positive benefits for Minnesota homeowners. Moving to either the 2009 or 2012 IECC from the current Minnesota Residential Energy Code is cost effective over a 30-year life cycle. On average, Minnesota homeowners will save $1,277 over 30 years under the 2009 IECC, with savings still higher at $9,873 with the 2012 IECC. After accounting for upfront costs and additional costs financed in the mortgage, homeowners should see net positive cash flows (i.e., cumulative savings exceed cumulative cash outlays) in 3 years for the 2009 IECC and 1 year for themore » 2012 IECC. Average annual energy savings are $122 for the 2009 IECC and $669 for the 2012 IECC.« less

  15. Minnesota urban partnership agreement national evaluation : transit system data test plan.

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    2009-11-17

    This report presents the test plan for collecting and analyzing transit system data for the Minnesota Urban Partnership Agreement (UPA) National Evaluation under the United States Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) UPA Program. The Minnesota UPA...

  16. Concurrent Use of Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco in Minnesota

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    Boyle, Raymond G.; Claire, Ann W. St.; Kinney, Ann M.; D'Silva, Joanne; Carusi, Charles

    2012-01-01

    Cigarette smokers are being encouraged to use smokeless tobacco (SLT) in locations where smoking is banned. We examined state-wide data from Minnesota to measure changes over time in the use of SLT and concurrent use of cigarettes and SLT. The Minnesota Adult Tobacco Survey was conducted four times between 1999 and 2010 and has provided state-wide estimates of cigarette smoking, SLT use and concurrent use of SLT by smokers. The prevalence of SLT was essentially unchanged through 2007, then increased significantly between 2007 and 2010 (3.1% versus 4.3%, P < 0.05). Similarly, the prevalence of cigarette smokers who reported using SLT was stable then increased between 2007 and 2010 (4.4% versus 9.6%, P < 0.05). The finding of higher SLT use by smokers could indicate that smokers in Minnesota are in an experimental phase of testing alternative products as they adjust to recent public policies restricting smoking in public places. The findings are suggestive that some Minnesota smokers are switching to concurrent use of cigarettes and SLT. Future surveillance reports will be necessary to confirm the results. PMID:22548091

  17. Effects of dietary ammonium chloride and variations in calcium to phosphorus ratio on silica urolithiasis in sheep.

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    Stewart, S R; Emerick, R J; Pritchard, R H

    1991-05-01

    Ammonium chloride was added to diets varying in Ca content to evaluate its potential in preventing silica urolith formation in sheep. A 2 x 2 factorial experiment involved wether lambs with ad libitum access to a diet of 50% grass hay and 50% ground oats plus supplement. The basal diet contained on a DM basis 3.3% SiO2, .31% Ca, .22% P, 11.6% CP, and 26% ADF. Treatments (38 to 39 lambs/treatment) consisted of a control (C), limestone to increase dietary calcium to .6% (L), 1% ammonium chloride (A), and L + A (LA). After a 118-d experimental period, siliceous kidney deposits were found only in C and L, with silica making up 93% to 95% of the urolithic ash. Urolith incidences were 13% (C) and 18% (L), respectively. The lack of urolith development in lambs fed A and LA (ammonium chloride effect, P less than .01) and a trend toward a lower urolith incidence in C vs L (P less than .02) support the hypothesis that acid-forming effects of the diet and a reduction in the dietary Ca to P ratio reduce silica urolith formation.

  18. Achieving Technological Literacy in Minnesota.

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    Lindstrom, Mike

    2002-01-01

    Describes how Minnesota implemented the Standards for Technological Literacy: Content for the Study of Technology. Includes the timeline, rationale, potential activities and estimated costs associated with all phases, and steps for implementing the plan: investigate, replicate, integrate, and mandate. (JOW)

  19. Minnesota urban partnership agreement national evaluation : cost benefit analysis test plan.

    DOT National Transportation Integrated Search

    2009-11-17

    This report presents the cost benefit analysis test plan for the Minnesota Urban Partnership Agreement (UPA) under the United States Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) UPA Program. The Minnesota UPA projects focus on reducing congestion by emplo...

  20. Minnesota urban partnership agreement national evaluation : traffic system data test plan.

    DOT National Transportation Integrated Search

    2009-11-17

    This report presents the traffic system data test plan for the Minnesota Urban Partnership Agreement (UPA) under the United States Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) UPA Program. The Minnesota UPA projects focus on reducing congestion by employi...

  1. 72. Photocopy of photograph (original print in the Minnesota Historical ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    72. Photocopy of photograph (original print in the Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, Minnesota, June 25, 1958. #31024. Photographer: St. Paul Dispatch-Pioneer Press. VIEW TO SOUTH, SHOWING THE RESURFACING OF THE BRIDGE IN 1958 - Smith Avenue High Bridge, Smith Avenue between Cherokee Avenue & Cliff Street, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, MN

  2. 64. Photocopy of photograph (original print in the Minnesota Historical ...

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    64. Photocopy of photograph (original print in the Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul Minnesota, ca. 1891. #35805. Photographer: Haynes and Bros., St. Paul.) VIEW TO SOUTH, SHOWING FOUR PERCENT GRADE OF HIGH BRIDGE, ca. 1981 - Smith Avenue High Bridge, Smith Avenue between Cherokee Avenue & Cliff Street, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, MN

  3. A GreenPrint for Minnesota: State Plan for Environmental Education.

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    Minnesota Environmental Education Board, St. Paul.

    In order to meet the state of Minnesota's goals for environmental education, the 1993 Environmental Education Plan identifies philosophical principles, audiences, outcomes, and strategies for action to guide environmental education in Minnesota over the next 10 years. The plan is presented in seven sections. Section I is an introduction to the…

  4. Minnesota STAR Project: Meeting the Needs of Struggling Adult Readers

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    Johnson, Kimberly A.; Frank, Margaret M.

    2012-01-01

    This paper reports on findings and implications from a two-year evaluation of the Minnesota STudent Achievement in Reading (STAR) Project. This long-term, job-embedded, professional development activity is provided for Minnesota Adult Basic Education (ABE) practitioners serving intermediate-level adult students reading between 4.0 to 8.9 grade…

  5. Minnesota Academic Standards: Kindergarten

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    Minnesota Department of Education, 2017

    2017-01-01

    This document contains all of the Minnesota kindergarten academic standards in the content areas of Arts, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. For each content area there is a short overview followed by a coding diagram of how the standards are organized and displayed. This document is adapted from the official versions…

  6. Minnesota's Forest Trees. Revised.

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    Miles, William R.; Fuller, Bruce L.

    This bulletin describes 46 of the more common trees found in Minnesota's forests and windbreaks. The bulletin contains two tree keys, a summer key and a winter key, to help the reader identify these trees. Besides the two keys, the bulletin includes an introduction, instructions for key use, illustrations of leaf characteristics and twig…

  7. 40 CFR 81.66 - Southeast Minnesota-La Crosse (Wisconsin) Interstate Air Quality Control Region.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 18 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Southeast Minnesota-La Crosse... PLANNING PURPOSES Designation of Air Quality Control Regions § 81.66 Southeast Minnesota-La Crosse (Wisconsin) Interstate Air Quality Control Region. The Southeast Minnesota-La Crosse (Wisconsin) Interstate...

  8. 40 CFR 81.66 - Southeast Minnesota-La Crosse (Wisconsin) Interstate Air Quality Control Region.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 17 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Southeast Minnesota-La Crosse... PLANNING PURPOSES Designation of Air Quality Control Regions § 81.66 Southeast Minnesota-La Crosse (Wisconsin) Interstate Air Quality Control Region. The Southeast Minnesota-La Crosse (Wisconsin) Interstate...

  9. 40 CFR 81.66 - Southeast Minnesota-La Crosse (Wisconsin) Interstate Air Quality Control Region.

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    2013-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 18 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Southeast Minnesota-La Crosse... PLANNING PURPOSES Designation of Air Quality Control Regions § 81.66 Southeast Minnesota-La Crosse (Wisconsin) Interstate Air Quality Control Region. The Southeast Minnesota-La Crosse (Wisconsin) Interstate...

  10. 40 CFR 81.66 - Southeast Minnesota-La Crosse (Wisconsin) Interstate Air Quality Control Region.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 18 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Southeast Minnesota-La Crosse... PLANNING PURPOSES Designation of Air Quality Control Regions § 81.66 Southeast Minnesota-La Crosse (Wisconsin) Interstate Air Quality Control Region. The Southeast Minnesota-La Crosse (Wisconsin) Interstate...

  11. 40 CFR 81.66 - Southeast Minnesota-La Crosse (Wisconsin) Interstate Air Quality Control Region.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 17 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Southeast Minnesota-La Crosse... PLANNING PURPOSES Designation of Air Quality Control Regions § 81.66 Southeast Minnesota-La Crosse (Wisconsin) Interstate Air Quality Control Region. The Southeast Minnesota-La Crosse (Wisconsin) Interstate...

  12. A Report to the Minnesota Legislature concerning Interscholastic Athletic Equity in Minnesota High Schools.

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    Dildine, Robert A.

    This report analyzes interscholastic athletic programs offered by Minnesota high schools to identify errors in data reporting and suggest corrective action, identify areas of gender inequality in athletic offerings, and identify needed improvements in rule, law, or reporting requirements. The report outlines issues in sports equity, compares…

  13. Minnesota's forest resources, 2006

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    P.D. Miles; D. Heinzen

    2007-01-01

    This publication provides an overview of forest resource attributes for Minnesota based on an annual inventory conducted by the Forest Inventory and Analysis program at the Northern Research Station of the U.S. Forest Service. These annual estimates, along with web-posted core tables, will be updated annually. For more information regarding past inventory reports for...

  14. Minnesota's forest resources, 2010

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    P.D. Miles; T. Aunan

    2011-01-01

    This publication provides an overview of forest resource attributes for Minnesota based on an annual inventory conducted by the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program at the Northern Research Station of the U.S. Forest Service. These estimates, along with web-posted core tables, will be updated annually. For more information please refer to page 4 of this report...

  15. Minnesota's forest resources, 2012

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    P.D. Miles; C.L. VanderSchaaf

    2012-01-01

    This publication provides an overview of forest resource attributes for Minnesota based on an annual inventory conducted by the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program at the Northern Research Station of the U.S. Forest Service. These estimates, along with web-posted core tables, will be updated annually. For more information please refer to page 4 of this report...

  16. Minnesota's forest resources, 2009

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    P.D. Miles; D. Heinzen

    2010-01-01

    This publication provides an overview of forest resource attributes for Minnesota based on an annual inventory conducted by the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program at the Northern Research Station of the U.S. Forest Service. These estimates, along with web-posted core tables, will be updated annually. For more information please refer to page 4 of this report...

  17. Minnesota's Forest Resources, 2007

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    P.D. Miles; D. Heinzen

    2008-01-01

    This publication provides an overview of forest resource attributes for Minnesota based on an annual inventory conducted by the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program at the Northern Research Station of the U.S. Forest Service. These estimates, along with web-posted core tables, will be updated annually. For more information please refer to page 4 of this report....

  18. Minnesota's forest resources, 2011

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    P.D. Miles; C.L. VanderSchaaf

    2012-01-01

    This publication provides an overview of forest resource attributes for Minnesota based on an annual inventory conducted by the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program at the Northern Research Station of the U.S. Forest Service. These estimates, along with web-posted core tables, will be updated annually. For more information please refer to page 4 of this report...

  19. 75. Photocopy of photograph (original print in the Minnesota Historical ...

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    75. Photocopy of photograph (original print in the Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, Minnesota, ca. 1870s. #22006. Photographer: Illingworth.) VIEW TO SOUTHEAST, SHOWING THE UPPER LEVEE AND BLUSS (on left) TO WHICH THE HIGH BRIDGE WAS BUILT - Smith Avenue High Bridge, Smith Avenue between Cherokee Avenue & Cliff Street, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, MN

  20. Success for Minnesota: Success for All Schools in Minnesota Continue To Gain on MCA

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    Success for All Foundation, 2004

    2004-01-01

    Success for All is the most extensively researched of all comprehensive reform models for Title I elementary schools. It incorporates scientifically based principles of reading, cooperative learning, professional development, tutoring, and family support. Minnesota elementary schools using the Success for All reading program have once again made …

  1. Outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Minnesota in 2015.

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    Fitzpatrick, Ann; Mor, Sunil K; Thurn, Mary; Wiedenman, Elizabeth; Otterson, Tracy; Porter, Robert E; Patnayak, Devi P; Lauer, Dale C; Voss, Shauna; Rossow, Stephanie; Collins, James E; Goyal, Sagar M

    2017-03-01

    The incursion of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) into the United States during 2014 resulted in an unprecedented foreign animal disease (FAD) event; 232 outbreaks were reported from 21 states. The disease affected 49.6 million birds and resulted in economic losses of $950 million. Minnesota is the largest turkey-producing state, accounting for 18% of U.S. turkey production. Areas with concentrated numbers of turkeys in Minnesota were the epicenter of the outbreak. The first case was presumptively diagnosed in the last week of February 2015 at the Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (MVDL) and confirmed as HPAI H5N2 at the National Veterinary Services Laboratories on March 4, 2015. A total of 110 farms were affected in Minnesota, and the MVDL tested >17,000 samples from March to July 2015. Normal service was maintained to other clients of the laboratory during this major FAD event, but challenges were encountered with communications, staff burnout and fatigue, training requirements of volunteer technical staff, test kit validation, and management of specific pathogen-free egg requirements.

  2. Open doorway to truth: legacy of the Minnesota tobacco trial.

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    Hurt, Richard D; Ebbert, Jon O; Muggli, Monique E; Lockhart, Nikki J; Robertson, Channing R

    2009-05-01

    More than a decade has passed since the conclusion of the Minnesota tobacco trial and the signing of the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) by 46 US State Attorneys General and the US tobacco industry. The Minnesota settlement exposed the tobacco industry's long history of deceptive marketing, advertising, and research and ultimately forced the industry to change its business practices. The provisions for public document disclosure that were included in the Minnesota settlement and the MSA have resulted in the release of approximately 70 million pages of documents and nearly 20,000 other media materials. No comparable dynamic, voluminous, and contemporaneous document archive exists. Only a few single events in the history of public health have had as dramatic an effect on tobacco control as the public release of the tobacco industry's previously secret internal documents. This review highlights the genesis of the release of these documents, the history of the document depositories created by the Minnesota settlement, the scientific and policy output based on the documents, and the use of the documents in furthering global public health strategies.

  3. Open Doorway to Truth: Legacy of the Minnesota Tobacco Trial

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    Hurt, Richard D.; Ebbert, Jon O.; Muggli, Monique E.; Lockhart, Nikki J.; Robertson, Channing R.

    2009-01-01

    More than a decade has passed since the conclusion of the Minnesota tobacco trial and the signing of the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) by 46 US State Attorneys General and the US tobacco industry. The Minnesota settlement exposed the tobacco industry's long history of deceptive marketing, advertising, and research and ultimately forced the industry to change its business practices. The provisions for public document disclosure that were included in the Minnesota settlement and the MSA have resulted in the release of approximately 70 million pages of documents and nearly 20,000 other media materials. No comparable dynamic, voluminous, and contemporaneous document archive exists. Only a few single events in the history of public health have had as dramatic an effect on tobacco control as the public release of the tobacco industry's previously secret internal documents. This review highlights the genesis of the release of these documents, the history of the document depositories created by the Minnesota settlement, the scientific and policy output based on the documents, and the use of the documents in furthering global public health strategies. PMID:19411441

  4. Impact Evaluation of the Minnesota Reading Corps K-3 Program

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    Markovitz, Carrie E.; Hernandez, Marc W.; Hedberg, Eric C.; Silberglitt, Benjamin

    2014-01-01

    Minnesota Reading Corps (MRC) is the largest AmeriCorps State program in the country. The goal of MRC is to ensure that students become successful readers and meet reading proficiency targets by the end of the third grade. To meet this goal, the MRC program, and its host organization, ServeMinnesota Action Network, recruit, train, place and…

  5. Designing an Information Center: An Analysis of Markets and Delivery Systems. AIR 1986 Annual Forum Paper.

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    Matross, Ronald

    The role of information research centers in institutional research activities was explored, based on 1,040 requests for student data at an information center at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, during 1980-1985. Three distinct information center markets were identified and mechanisms for serving each market were recommended. The first was…

  6. 75 FR 25875 - Minnesota; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2010-05-10

    .... FEMA-1900-DR; Docket ID FEMA-2010-0002] Minnesota; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster... notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Minnesota (FEMA-1900-DR), dated April 19, 2010... State of Minnesota is hereby amended to include the following areas among those areas determined to have...

  7. 76 FR 50748 - Minnesota; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2011-08-16

    .... FEMA-4009-DR; Docket ID FEMA-2011-0001] Minnesota; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster... notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Minnesota (FEMA-4009-DR), dated July 28, 2011... for the State of Minnesota is hereby amended to include the following area among those areas...

  8. 77 FR 46102 - Minnesota; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2012-08-02

    .... FEMA-4069-DR; Docket ID FEMA-2012-0002] Minnesota; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster... notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Minnesota (FEMA-4069-DR), dated July 6, 2012, and... for the State of Minnesota is hereby amended to include the following areas among those areas...

  9. 75 FR 32493 - Minnesota; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2010-06-08

    .... FEMA-1900-DR; Docket ID FEMA-2010-0002] Minnesota; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster... notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Minnesota (FEMA-1900-DR), dated April 19, 2010... the State of Minnesota is hereby amended to include the following area among those areas determined to...

  10. 75 FR 65502 - Minnesota; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2010-10-25

    .... FEMA-1941-DR; Docket ID FEMA-2010-0002] Minnesota; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster... notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Minnesota (FEMA-1941-DR), dated October 13, 2010... for the State of Minnesota is hereby amended to include the following areas among those areas...

  11. Minnesota Innovation Research Program.

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    1986-03-01

    Petroleum, Magnetic Controls, Farm Credit Services Corporations, Bush Foundation, and Hospital Corporation of America . .. Unc lassifijed RUNOT...Paper #47 (March, 1986). 7. David Bastien, " Sociolinguistic Studies of Mergers and Acquisitions," to be presented at the Minnesota Conference on...Applied Sociolinguistics , 1986. 8. David Bastien and Andrew Van de Ven, "Managerial and Organizational Dynamics of Mergers and Acquisitions," SNRC

  12. Diagnosis, medical treatment, and prognosis of feline urolithiasis.

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    Osborne, C A; Lulich, J P; Thumchai, R; Bartges, J W; Sanderson, S L; Ulrich, L K; Koehler, L A; Bird, K A; Swanson, L L

    1996-05-01

    Radiographic or ultrasonographic evaluation of the urinary tract is required to consistently detect feline uroliths. Evaluation of clinical, laboratory, and radiographic findings facilitate "guesstimation" of the mineral composition of uroliths. Therapy should not be initiated before appropriate samples have been collected for diagnosis. The objectives of medical management of uroliths are to arrest further growth and to promote urolith dissolution by correcting or controlling underlying abnormalities. For therapy to be effective, it must induce undersaturation of urine with calculogenic crystalloids by (1) increasing the solubility of crystalloids in urine, (2) increasing the volume of urine in which crystalloids are dissolved or suspended, and (3) reducing the quantity of calculogenic crystalloids in urine.

  13. Technology Planning Guide for Minnesota School Districts, Schools and Public Libraries.

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    Minnesota State Dept. of Children, Families, and Learning, St. Paul.

    This guide assists Minnesota school districts and libraries in technology planning by providing information for meeting the requirements for federal assistance through the Universal Service Fund E-rate program and gaining approval from the Minnesota Department of Children, Families & Learning. Fourteen technology plan criteria needing to be…

  14. Status of a wood turtle (Glyptemys Insculpta) population in northeastern Minnesota

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    Madaline M. Cochrane; Donald J. Brown; Mark D. Nelson; Richard R. Buech; Mike Schrage; Dan Ryan; Ron A. Moen

    2018-01-01

    Wood Turtles (Glyptemys insculpta) have experienced population declines across their North American range and are state-listed as threatened in Minnesota, USA. To improve our understanding of the current conservation status of one population in northeastern Minnesota, we: (1) performed a snapshot comparison of population structure and relative...

  15. Northwest Angle, Minnesota

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    2017-10-02

    Minnesota's Northwest Angle is the northernmost point of the continental United States. The Angle became part of the US due to a map error during the 1783 Treaty of Paris. Located in the Lake of the Woods, driving there requires crossing the US-Canada border twice. The image was acquired September 22, 2013, covers an area of 40 by 55 km, and is located at 49.2 degrees north, 95.1 degrees west. https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA21997

  16. Behind from the Start: Prevention Programs Not Reaching Many Minnesota Children. Minnesota Kids Count.

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    Kids Count Minnesota, Minneapolis.

    This report examines three federal programs (Head Start, WIC--special supplemental food program for Women, Infants, and Children, and immunization) designed to prepare children for a healthy start in life and school and shows, county-by-county, how well Minnesota children are served. It notes that during 1992-93, only 31 percent of eligible…

  17. Minnesota Transportation Agency Wants And Needs

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    1996-04-24

    MINNESOTA IS A RECOGNIZED LEADER IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS (ITS). SIGNIFICANT RESEARCH HAS BEEN CONDUCTED TO UNDERSTAND THE NEED FOR ITS, ITS BENEFIT TO THE TRAVELING PUBLIC AND PUBLIC AGENCIES, AND THE ...

  18. The fourth Minnesota forest inventory: area.

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    Pamela J. Jakes

    1980-01-01

    In 1977 the fourth Minnesota Forest Inventory found 13.7 million acres of commercial forest land, down 11% from that reported in 1962. This bulletin analyzes finding from the inventory and presents detailed tables of forest area.

  19. Biological diversity of the Minnesota caddisflies (Insecta, Trichoptera)

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    Houghton, David C.

    2012-01-01

    Abstract The caddisfly fauna of Minnesota contains at least 277 species within 21 families and 75 genera. These species are based on examination of 312,884 specimens from 2,166 collections of 937 Minnesota aquatic habitats from 1890 to 2007. Included in these totals is my own quantitative sampling of 4 representative habitat types: small streams, medium rivers, large rivers, and lakes, from each of the 58 major Minnesota watersheds from June through September during 1999–2001. All species are illustrated herein, and their known Minnesota abundances, distributions, adult flight periodicities, and habitat affinities presented. Four species: Lepidostoma griseum (Lepidostomatidae), Psilotreta indecisa (Odontoceridae), and Phryganea sayi and Ptilostomis angustipennis (Phryganeidae) are added to the known fauna. An additional 31 dubious species records are removed for various reasons. Of the 5 determined caddisfly regions of the state, species richness per watershed was highest in the Lake Superior and Northern Regions, intermediate in the Southeastern, and lowest in the Northwestern and Southern. Of the 48 individual collections that yielded >40 species, all but 1 were from the Northern Region. Many species, especially within the families Limnephilidae and Phryganeidae, have appeared to decrease in distribution and abundance during the past 75 years, particularly those once common within the Northwestern and Southern Regions. Many species now appear regionally extirpated, and a few have disappeared from the entire state. The loss of species in the Northwestern and Southern Regions, and probably elsewhere, is almost certainly related to the conversion of many habitats to large-scale agriculture during the mid-20th century. PMID:22615539

  20. Minnesota's forest resources in 2004

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    Patrick D. Miles; Gary J. Brand; Manfred E. Mielke

    2006-01-01

    This report presents forest statistics based on the five annual inventory panels measured from 2000 through 2004. Forest area is estimated at 16.2 million acres or 32 percent of the total land area in the State. Important pests in Minnesota forests include the forest tent caterpillar and spruce budworm.

  1. Minnesota: Early Head Start Initiatiive

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    Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2012

    2012-01-01

    Minnesota provides supplemental state funding to existing federal Head Start and Early Head Start (EHS) grantees to increase their capacity to serve additional infants, toddlers, and pregnant women. The initiative was started in 1997 when the state legislature earmarked $1 million of the general state Head Start supplemental funds for children…

  2. 77 FR 2081 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, Bemidji, MN

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    2012-01-13

    ... requestors come forward. DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a cultural... Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota may proceed after that date if no additional requestors come forward...

  3. Minnesota wood energy scale-up project 1994 establishment cost data

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    Downing, M.; Pierce, R.; Kroll, T.

    1996-03-18

    The Minnesota Wood Energy Scale-up Project began in late 1993 with the first trees planted in the spring of 1994. The purpose of the project is to track and monitor economic costs of planting, maintaining and monitoring larger scale commercial plantings. For 15 years, smaller scale research plantings of hybrid poplar have been used to screen for promising, high-yielding poplar clones. In this project 1000 acres of hybrid poplar trees were planted on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) land near Alexandria, Minnesota in 1994. The fourteen landowners involved re-contracted with the CRP for five-year extensions of their existing 10-year contracts. Thesemore » extended contracts will expire in 2001, when the plantings are 7 years old. The end use for the trees planted in the Minnesota Wood Energy Scale-up Project is undetermined. They will belong to the owner of the land on which they are planted. There are no current contracts in place for the wood these trees are projected to supply. The structure of the wood industry in the Minnesota has changed drastically over the past 5 years. Stumpage values for fiber have risen to more than $20 per cord in some areas raising the possibility that these trees could be used for fiber rather than energy. Several legislative mandates have forced the State of Minnesota to pursue renewable energy including biomass energy. These mandates, a potential need for an additional 1700 MW of power by 2008 by Northern States Power, and agricultural policies will all affect development of energy markets for wood produced much like agricultural crops. There has been a tremendous amount of local and international interest in the project. Contractual negotiations between area landowners, the CRP, a local Resource Conservation and Development District, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and others are currently underway for additional planting of 1000 acres in spring 1995.« less

  4. Temperature mediated moose survival in Northeastern Minnesota

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    Lenarz, M.S.; Nelson, M.E.; Schrage, M.W.; Edwards, A.J.

    2009-01-01

    The earth is in the midst of a pronounced warming trend and temperatures in Minnesota, USA, as elsewhere, are projected to increase. Northern Minnesota represents the southern edge to the circumpolar distribution of moose (Alces alces), a species intolerant of heat. Moose increase their metabolic rate to regulate their core body temperature as temperatures rise. We hypothesized that moose survival rates would be a function of the frequency and magnitude that ambient temperatures exceeded the upper critical temperature of moose. We compared annual and seasonal moose survival in northeastern Minnesota between 2002 and 2008 with a temperature metric. We found that models based on January temperatures above the critical threshold were inversely correlated with subsequent survival and explained >78 of variability in spring, fall, and annual survival. Models based on late-spring temperatures also explained a high proportion of survival during the subsequent fall. A model based on warm-season temperatures was important in explaining survival during the subsequent winter. Our analyses suggest that temperatures may have a cumulative influence on survival. We expect that continuation or acceleration of current climate trends will result in decreased survival, a decrease in moose density, and ultimately, a retreat of moose northward from their current distribution.

  5. View of Minneapolis-St.Paul, Minnesota area

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    1973-08-30

    SL3-28-009 (July-September 1973) --- A near vertical view of the Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota area, as photographed from Earth orbit by one of the six lenses of the Itek-furnished S190-A Multispectral Photographic Facility Experiment in the Multiple Docking Adapter of the Skylab space station. A 150mm lens, with SO-356 high definition Ektachrome film, was used to take this picture. The Mississippi River flows southeasterly through this large metropolitan area. Minneapolis is on the west bank of the Mississippi. The Minnesota River makes a large bend at the southern edge of the picture then flows northeasterly to empty into the Mississippi at Minneapolis-St. Paul. The St. Croix River, which serves as a portion of the boundary between Minnesota and Wisconsin, flows into the Mississippi downstream from the twin cities. A long, nearly straight, stretch of Interstate 35 leads southward from Minneapolis-St. Paul. Interstate 94 parallels the Mississippi toward the northwest. The highway and road network in the area is clearly visible. Note the numerous small lakes in the photograph. This view includes the smaller cities of Hastings, Faribault, Owatonna, Mankato, St. Peter, New Ulm and St. Cloud. The S190-A experiment is part of the Skylab Earth Resources Experiments Package. Photo credit: NASA

  6. How Do Minnesota School Board Members Learn to Do Their Jobs?

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    Conlon, Thomas Julius

    2009-01-01

    School boards in Minnesota largely function as volunteer or lowly-compensated elected bodies whose members are not professionally trained for their jobs, yet the public demands accountability and results from their local public school districts. This descriptive study examined how a random sample of 322 Minnesota school board members learned to do…

  7. Evaluation of Title I CAI Programs at Minnesota State Correctional Institutions.

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    Sandman, Richard S.; Welch, Wayne W.

    Three Minnesota correctional institutions used computer-assisted instruction (CAI) on PLATO terminals to improve reading and mathematics skills: (1) the State Reformatory for Men, St. Cloud (males, ages 17-21); (2) the Minnesota Home School, Sauk Centre (males and females, ages 12-18); and (3) the State Training School, Red Wing (males, ages…

  8. The Economic and Societal Benefits of Independent Living Services. Independent Living Centers in Region V.

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    1983

    In the 6 states which comprise Region 5, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin, there are 23 independent living centers. Programs at these centers are dedicated to the development and provision of a variety of services which assist severely handicapped people to realize the goal of maximum individual independence. These…

  9. Minnesota's Tech Prep Outcome Evaluation Model.

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    Brown, James M.; Pucel, David; Twohig, Cathy; Semler, Steve; Kuchinke, K. Peter

    1998-01-01

    Describes the Minnesota Tech Prep Consortia Evaluation System, which collects outcomes data on enrollment, retention, related job placement, higher education, dropouts, and diplomas/degrees awarded. Explains outcome measures, database development, data collection and analysis methods, and remaining challenges. (SK)

  10. It could have been much worse: The Minnesota measles outbreak of 2017.

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    Leslie, Timothy F; Delamater, Paul L; Yang, Y Tony

    2018-03-27

    In 2017, Minnesota battled its largest measles outbreak in nearly 30 years, with 79 cases, most of them Somali-American children. In this study, we gathered vaccination and enrollment data for incoming kindergarteners in Minnesota over fall 2012-2016 from the Minnesota Department of Health. We also gathered the number of measles cases by county in 2017. We found that MMR coverage has substantial variation across districts and district types. The minimum MMR coverage is 58.3% and the maximum is 100%. Private schools, which represent approximately six percent of Minnesota's kindergarten enrollment, have a substantially lower coverage rate, with an overall coverage of 83.00%. The 2017 outbreak was relatively isolated. However, the MMR coverage data suggests that other communities could have been at risk given their geographic proximity to the outbreak and modest coverage rates. Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  11. The extent and characteristics of low productivity aspen areas in Minnesota.

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    Gerhard K. Raile; Jerold T. Hahn

    1982-01-01

    Plot data from 1977 Minnesota forest inventory were used to evaluate the productivity of Minnesota's aspen forest. Computer simulation was used to develop equations for evaluating the current and potential productivity of aspen forest stands. The analysis showed that 49% of the state's aspen forest type was producing less than half of potential volume yields...

  12. [Central Minnesota Teacher Education Council Programs. Graduate Internship in Elementary Teaching.

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    Saint Cloud State Coll., Minn.

    The essential purpose of this document is to describe the organization and operation of the Central Minnesota Teacher Education Council (CMTEC) and several programs which it has developed in order to improve teacher education, to pool the resources and ideas of 35 school districts in central Minnesota, and to enhance college-school communication.…

  13. Attributes of Secondary Vocational Center Training: Nature of Programs and Student Perceptions and Plans.

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    Edin, Stanley A.

    A total of 3,590 students, 155 instructors, and the directors from nineteen of the fifty-nine Minnesota secondary vocational centers participated in a study to collect information about the centers. Focus of the student information was on characteristics by age, sex, parental occupations, etc.; the extent to which students are bused, the time…

  14. Law School, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

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    American School and University, 1977

    1977-01-01

    The University of Minnesota Law School is a winner in the AS&U 1977 College & University Architectural Competition. The jury commented on the strong recognition of energy conservation and the skillful integration of the building with the existing campus. (Author/MLF)

  15. Microwave Cooking Practices in Minnesota Food Service Establishments.

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    Hedeen, Nicole; Reimann, David; Everstine, Karen

    2016-03-01

    Uneven cooking due to consumer use of microwave ovens to cook food products that have been prepared but are not ready to eat has been a documented risk factor in several foodborne disease outbreaks. However, the use of microwave ovens in restaurants and other food service establishments has not been well documented. The aim of this study was to describe the types of food service establishments that use microwave ovens, how these ovens are used, types of foods heated or cooked in these ovens, types of microwave ovens used in food service establishments, and the level of compliance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines. From 2008 to 2009, the Minnesota Department of Health collected data from a convenience sample of 60 food establishments within the state. Facility types included fast-food restaurants, sit-down restaurants, school food service, nursing homes, hotels and motels, and daycare centers. Food preparation practices were classified as prep-serve, cookserve, or complex. Minnesota environmental health specialists administered a study questionnaire to managers during routine inspections. Establishments included in this study reported using microwave ovens primarily to warm commercial ready-to-eat products (67%) and to warm foods for palatability (50%). No minimum temperatures are required for these processes because these foods do not require pathogen destruction. However, food establishments using complex preparation practices more often reported using microwave ovens for multiple processes and for processes that require pathogen destruction. For establishments that did report microwave oven use for food requiring pathogen destruction, the majority of managers reported following most FDA recommendations for cooking and reheating for hot-holding potentially hazardous foods, but many did not report letting food stand for 2 min after cooking. Additional training on stand time after microwave cooking could be beneficial because of low reporting

  16. Feline urate urolithiasis.

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    Appel, Sherry L; Houston, Doreen M; Moore, Andrew E P; Weese, J Scott

    2010-05-01

    This retrospective case control study describes associations between feline urate urolithiasis and breed, age, gender, and urine composition. Data from cases of feline uroliths submitted to the Canadian Veterinary Urolith Centre (CVUC) between February 2, 1998 and July 7, 2007 were reviewed. There were 10 083 feline uroliths examined, including 385 ammonium urate, 13 uric acid, and 21 mixed struvite/urate uroliths. The Egyptian Mau, Birman, and Siamese breeds were significantly predisposed to urate urolithiasis [odds ratio (OR) = 118, 95% confidence interval (CI) = 38.2 to 510, P < 0.001], (OR = 9.1, 95% CI = 2.0 to 32, P < 0.001) and (OR = 3.9, 95% CI = 2.5 to 5.9, P < 0.001), respectively. Urate urolithiasis was more frequent in younger cats (mean age 6.3 versus 7.1 y in cats with other uroliths, P < 0.0001) and in male cats (P = 0.024). The association between Egyptian Maus and urate urolithiasis was remarkable. The association in Siamese cats is consistent with prior reports, and the association with Birman cats requires further study.

  17. Minnesota State Teacher Development, Evaluation, and Peer Support Model Evaluation Report

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    Dretzke, Beverly; Ingram, Debra; Peterson, Kristin; Sheldon, Timothy; Wahlstrom, Kyla; Baker, Julia; Crampton, Anne; Farnsworth, Elyse; Lim, Alicia Zhi Hoon; Yap, Shannen

    2015-01-01

    Minnesota Statutes 122A.40, Subdivision 8 and 122A.41, Subdivision 5, require that all districts evaluate teachers beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. In response to the statutes, the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) convened a work group in early winter 2011 to consult with the MDE Commissioner to develop a state model for teacher…

  18. Minnesota's Soils and Their Uses.

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    Halsey, Clifton

    There is an increasing need for land planning and understanding soil is one step toward assuring proper land use. This publication, written by soil scientists and teachers, is designed as a reference for high school teachers. It is designed to be a comprehensive collection about Minnesota soils (although the information can be applied to other…

  19. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of the Residential Provisions of the 2015 IECC for Minnesota

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    Mendon, Vrushali V.; Zhao, Mingjie; Taylor, Zachary T.

    2016-02-15

    The 2015 IECC provides cost-effective savings for residential buildings in Minnesota. Moving to the 2015 IECC from the 2012 IECC base code is cost-effective for residential buildings in all climate zones in Minnesota.

  20. Cross-Sectoral Partnerships: A Case Study of the Best Practices Used by CVS/Pharmacy in Developing Partnerships with the Public Workforce Development System in Minnesota

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    Jacobsen, Nancy M.

    2009-01-01

    This dissertation explores the private-public sector partnership between CVS/pharmacy and the federal/state workforce development system in Minnesota. The study describes how CVS creates partnerships with the federal/state system of one-stop career centers and other partners in the workforce development arena such as community or faith-based…

  1. Coverage Gains After the Affordable Care Act Among the Uninsured in Minnesota.

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    Call, Kathleen Thiede; Lukanen, Elizabeth; Spencer, Donna; Alarcón, Giovann; Kemmick Pintor, Jessie; Baines Simon, Alisha; Gildemeister, Stefan

    2015-11-01

    We determined whether and how Minnesotans who were uninsured in 2013 gained health insurance coverage in 2014, 1 year after the Affordable Care Act (ACA) expanded Medicaid coverage and enrollment. Insurance status and enrollment experiences came from the Minnesota Health Insurance Transitions Study (MH-HITS), a follow-up telephone survey of children and adults in Minnesota who had no health insurance in the fall of 2013. ACA had a tempered success in Minnesota. Outreach and enrollment efforts were effective; one half of those previously uninsured gained coverage, although many reported difficulty signing up (nearly 62%). Of the previously uninsured who gained coverage, 44% obtained their coverage through MNsure, Minnesota's insurance marketplace. Most of those who remained uninsured heard of MNsure and went to the Web site. Many still struggled with the enrollment process or reported being deterred by the cost of coverage. Targeting outreach, simplifying the enrollment process, focusing on affordability, and continuing funding for in-person assistance will be important in the future.

  2. Minnesota : innovative choices for congestion relief.

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    2013-01-01

    All of the Minnesota UPA projects are in operation. The first project, the Transit Advantage Bus Bypass at the Highway 77/Highway 62 intersection, was implemented in December 2008. Most of the transit projects and the expansion of the existing high-o...

  3. Forest statistics for Minnesota's Prairie Unit.

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    Sue M. Roussopoulos

    1992-01-01

    The fifth inventory of Minnesota's Prairie Unit reports 19.2 million acres of land, of which 660 thousand acres are forested. This bulletin presents statistical highlights and contains detailed tables of forest area, as well as timber volume, growth, removals, mortality, and ownership.

  4. District wellness policies and school-level practices in Minnesota

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    Larson, Nicole; Davey, Cynthia; Hoffman, Pamela; Kubik, Martha Y.; Nanney, Marilyn S.

    2015-01-01

    Objective To compare the strength of district wellness policies with corresponding school-level practices reported by principals and teachers. Design District-level wellness policy data was collected from school district websites and, if not available online, by requests made to district administrators in the fall of 2013. The strength of district policies was scored using the Wellness School Assessment Tool. School-level data were drawn from the 2012 Minnesota School Health Profiles principal and teacher surveys and National Center for Education Statistics Common Core Data. Generalized estimating equations which accounted for school-level demographics and the nesting of up to two schools within some districts were used to examine 10 district policy items and 14 school-level practices of relevance to nutrition standards, nutrition education and wellness promotion, and physical activity promotion. Setting/Subjects Statewide sample of 180 districts and 212 public schools in Minnesota. Results The mean number of energy-dense, nutrient-poor snack foods and beverages available for students to purchase at school was inversely related to the strength of district wellness policies regulating vending machines and school stores (p=0.01). The proportion of schools having a joint use agreement for shared use of physical activity facilities was inversely related to the strength of district policies addressing community use of school facilities (p=0.03). No associations were found between the strength of other district policies and school-level practices. Conclusions Nutrition educators and other health professionals should assist schools in periodically assessing their wellness practices to ensure compliance with district wellness policies and environments supportive of healthy behaviors. PMID:25990324

  5. Minnesota Peer Exchange : Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) Implementation - An RSPCB Peer Exchange

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    2015-02-01

    The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MN DOT) hosted a peer exchange February 3-4, 2015, in St. Paul, Minnesota. The event included peer representatives from the Nevada Department of Transportation (NV DOT), the Ohio Department of Transportatio...

  6. District wellness policies and school-level practices in Minnesota, USA.

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    Larson, Nicole; Davey, Cynthia; Hoffman, Pamela; Kubik, Martha Y; Nanney, Marilyn S

    2016-01-01

    To compare the strength of district wellness policies with corresponding school-level practices reported by principals and teachers. District-level wellness policy data were collected from school district websites and, if not available online, by requests made to district administrators in the autumn of 2013. The strength of district policies was scored using the Wellness School Assessment Tool. School-level data were drawn from the 2012 Minnesota School Health Profiles principal and teacher surveys and the National Center for Education Statistics Common Core Data. Generalized estimating equations which accounted for school-level demographics and the nesting of up to two schools within some districts were used to examine ten district policy items and fourteen school-level practices of relevance to nutrition standards, nutrition education and wellness promotion, and physical activity promotion. State-wide sample of 180 districts and 212 public schools in Minnesota, USA. The mean number of energy-dense, nutrient-poor snack foods and beverages available for students to purchase at school was inversely related to the strength of district wellness policies regulating vending machines and school stores (P=0·01). The proportion of schools having a joint use agreement for shared use of physical activity facilities was inversely related to the strength of district policies addressing community use of school facilities (P=0·03). No associations were found between the strength of other district policies and school-level practices. Nutrition educators and other health professionals should assist schools in periodically assessing their wellness practices to ensure compliance with district wellness policies and environments supportive of healthy behaviours.

  7. Development of a water-use data system in Minnesota

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    Horn, M.A.

    1986-01-01

    The Minnesota Water-Use Data System stores data on the quantity of individual annual water withdrawals and discharges in relation to the water resources affected, provides descriptors for aggregation of data and trend analysis, and enables access to additional data contained in other data bases. MWUDS is stored on a computer at the Land Management Information Center, an agency associated with the State Planning Agency. Interactive menu-driven programs simplify data entry, update, and retrieval and are easy to use. Estimates of unreported water use supplement reported water use to completely describe the stress on the hydrologic system. Links or common elements developed in the MWUDS enable access to data available in other State waterrelated data bases, forming a water-resource information system. Water-use information can be improved by developing methods for increasing accuracy of reported water use and refining methods for estimating unreported water use.

  8. Wave Action and Breakwater Location, Taconite Harbor (Two Islands), Lake Superior, Minnesota: Hydraulic Model Investigation

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    1955-05-01

    president, Taconite Contractors, Erie. Mining Company, Duluth, Minnesota The model study was conducted in the Hydraulics Division of the Waterways...CORPS OF ENGINEERS. U. S. ARMY WAVE ACTION AND BREAKWATER LOCATION TACONITE HARBOR (TWO ISLANDS) LAKE SUPERIOR, MINNESOTA ARIIIY-MRC VICKSBURG...Breakwater Location, Taconite Harbor (Two Islands), Lake Superior, Minnesota : Hydraulic Model Investigation 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c

  9. Floods of September 2010 in Southern Minnesota

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    Ellison, Christopher A.; Sanocki, Chris A.; Lorenz, David L.; Mitton, Gregory B.; Kruse, Gregory A.

    2011-01-01

    During September 22-24, 2010, heavy rainfall ranging from 3 inches to more than 10 inches caused severe flooding across southern Minnesota. The floods were exacerbated by wet antecedent conditions, where summer rainfall totals were as high as 20 inches, exceeding the historical average by more than 4 inches. Widespread flooding that occurred as a result of the heavy rainfall caused evacuations of hundreds of residents, and damages in excess of 64 million dollars to residences, businesses, and infrastructure. In all, 21 counties in southern Minnesota were declared Federal disaster areas. Peak-of-record streamflows were recorded at nine U.S. Geological Survey and three Minnesota Department of Natural Resources streamgages as a result of the heavy rainfall. Flood-peak gage heights, peak streamflows, and annual exceedance probabilities were tabulated for 27 U.S. Geological Survey and 5 Minnesota Department of Natural Resources streamgages and 5 ungaged sites. Flood-peak streamflows in 2010 had annual exceedance probabilities estimated to be less than 0.2 percent (recurrence interval greater than 500 years) at 7 streamgages and less than 1 percent (recurrence interval greater than 100 years) at 5 streamgages and 4 ungaged sites. High-water marks were identified and tabulated for the most severely affected communities of Faribault along the Cannon and Straight Rivers, Owatonna along the Straight River and Maple Creek, Pine Island along the North Branch and Middle Fork Zumbro River, and Zumbro Falls along the Zumbro River. The nearby communities of Hammond, Henderson, Millville, Oronoco, Pipestone, and Rapidan also received extensive flooding and damage but were not surveyed for high-water marks. Flood-peak inundation maps and water-surface profiles for the four most severely affected communities were constructed in a geographic information system by combining high-water-mark data with the highest resolution digital elevation model data available. The flood maps and

  10. Precambrian Field Camp at the University of Minnesota Duluth - Teaching Skills Applicable to Mapping Glaciated Terranes of the Canadian Shield

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    Miller, J. D.; Hudak, G. J.; Peterson, D.

    2011-12-01

    Since 2007, the central program of the Precambrian Research Center (PRC) at the University of Minnesota Duluth has been a six-week geology field camp focused on the Precambrian geology of the Canadian Shield. This field camp has two main purposes. First and foremost is to teach students specialized field skills and field mapping techniques that can be utilized to map and interpret Precambrian shield terranes characterized by sparse outcrop and abundant glacial cover. In addition to teaching basic outcrop mapping technique , students are introduced to geophysical surveying (gravity, magnetics), glacial drift prospecting, and drill core logging techniques in several of our geological mapping exercises. These mapping methodologies are particularly applicable to minerals exploration in shield terranes. The second and equally important goal of the PRC field camp is to teach students modern map-making and map production skills. During the fifth and sixth weeks of field camp, students conduct "capstone" mapping projects. These projects encompass one week of detailed bedrock mapping in remote regions of northern Minnesota that have not been mapped in detail (e.g. scales greater than 1:24,000) and a second week of map-making and map generation utilizing geographic information systems (currently ArcGIS10), graphics software packages (Adobe Illustrator CS4), and various imaging software for geophysical and topographic data. Over the past five years, PRC students and faculty have collaboratively published 21 geologic maps through the Precambrian Research Center Map Series. These maps are currently being utilized in a variety of ways by industry, academia, and government for mineral exploration programs, development of undergraduate, graduate, and faculty research projects, and for planning, archeological studies, and public education programs in Minnesota's state parks. Acquisition of specialized Precambrian geological mapping skills and geologic map-making proficiencies has

  11. Barriers to District-Level Educational Reform: A Statewide Study of Minnesota School Superintendents

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    Stewart, Courtney; Raskin, Candace; Zielaski, Daniel

    2012-01-01

    This study attempts to identify and describe Minnesota superintendents' perceptions of barriers to district-level reform as well as compare superintendents' perceptions of district reform related characteristics. This research also strives to identify factors preventing Minnesota's district-level leadership from implementing national reform…

  12. Mortality experience among Minnesota taconite mining industry workers.

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    Allen, Elizabeth M; Alexander, Bruce H; MacLehose, Richard F; Ramachandran, Gurumurthy; Mandel, Jeffrey H

    2014-11-01

    To evaluate the mortality experience of Minnesota taconite mining industry workers. Mortality was evaluated between 1960 and 2010 in a cohort of Minnesota taconite mining workers employed by any of the seven companies in operation in 1983. Standardised mortality ratios (SMR) were estimated by comparing observed deaths in the cohort with expected frequencies in the Minnesota population. Standardised rate ratios (SRR) were estimated using an internal analysis to compare mortality by employment duration. The cohort included 31,067 workers with at least 1 year of documented employment. Among those, there were 9094 deaths, of which 949 were from lung cancer, and 30 from mesothelioma. Mortality from all causes was greater than expected in the Minnesota population (SMR=1.04, 95% CI 1.02 to 1.04). Mortality from lung cancer and mesothelioma was higher than expected with SMRs of 1.16 for lung cancer (95% CI 1.09 to 1.23) and 2.77 for mesothelioma (95% CI 1.87 to 3.96). Other elevated SMRs included those for cardiovascular disease (SMR=1.10, 95% CI 1.06 to 1.14), specifically for hypertensive heart disease (SMR=1.81, 95% CI 1.39 to 2.33) and ischemic heart disease (SMR=1.11, 95% CI 1.07 to 1.16). Results of the SRR analysis did not show variation in risk by duration of employment. This study provides evidence that taconite workers may be at increased risk for mortality from lung cancer, mesothelioma, and some cardiovascular disease. Occupational exposures during taconite mining operations may be associated with these increased risks, but non-occupational exposures may also be important contributors. Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to http://group.bmj.com/group/rights-licensing/permissions.

  13. Minnesota Indians; Sioux and Chippewa: A Native American Curriculum Unit for the Third Grade. NATAM III.

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    Newham, Julie

    Information about American Indians for use in Minnesota third-grade classrooms is presented in this curriculum unit completed as a requirement for a University of Minnesota extension course on Indian education for public school teachers. Objectives and goals are listed for the unit on the Indian tribes of Minnesota; a comparison of Chippewa and…

  14. How the Food Processing Industry Is Diversifying Rural Minnesota. JSRI Working Paper.

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    Fennelly, Katherine; Leitner, Helga

    The diversification of rural Minnesota is largely the result of the restructuring of the food processing industry and its recruitment of low-wage laborers. The relocation and expansion of food processing plants into rural areas of Minnesota creates a demand for low-wage labor that can not be met locally. Food processing businesses attract…

  15. At a Crossroads: A Report Card on Public Higher Education in Minnesota

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    Diaz, Sandra; Lakemacher, Heather; Mitchell, Charles

    2010-01-01

    In 2011, the chief executives of the University of Minnesota and Minnesota State Colleges & Universities systems will leave their positions, along with the governor of the state. The state will continue to face fiscal challenges, and the campuses will have to figure out how to do more with less. As "Tribune" columnist Lori Sturdevant…

  16. Pharmaceutical company payments to physicians: early experiences with disclosure laws in Vermont and Minnesota.

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    Ross, Joseph S; Lackner, Josh E; Lurie, Peter; Gross, Cary P; Wolfe, Sidney; Krumholz, Harlan M

    2007-03-21

    Recent legislation in 5 states and the District of Columbia mandated state disclosure of payments made to physicians by pharmaceutical companies. In 2 of these states, Vermont and Minnesota, payment disclosures are publicly available. To determine the accessibility and quality of the data available in Vermont and Minnesota and to describe the prevalence and magnitude of disclosed payments. Cross-sectional analysis of publicly available data from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2004, in Vermont and from January 1, 2002, through December 31, 2004, in Minnesota. Accessibility and quality of disclosure data and the number, value, and type of payments of $100 or more to physicians. Access to payment data required extensive negotiation with the Office of the Vermont Attorney General and manual photocopying of individual disclosure forms at Minnesota's State Board of Pharmacy. In Vermont, 61% of payments were not released to the public because pharmaceutical companies designated them as trade secrets and 75% of publicly disclosed payments were missing information necessary to identify the recipient. In Minnesota, 25% of companies reported in each of the 3 years. In Vermont, among 12,227 payments totaling $2.18 million publicly disclosed, there were 2416 payments of $100 or more to physicians; total, $1.01 million; median payment, $177 (range, $100-$20,000). In Minnesota, among 6946 payments totaling $30.96 million publicly disclosed, there were 6238 payments of $100 or more to physicians; total, $22.39 million; median payment, $1000 (range, $100-$922,239). Physician-specific analyses were possible only in Minnesota, identifying 2388 distinct physicians who received payment of $100 or more; median number of payments received, 1 (range, 1-88) and the median amount received, $1000 (range, $100-$1,178,203). The Vermont and Minnesota laws requiring disclosure of payments do not provide easy access to payment information for the public and are of limited quality once accessed

  17. The Minnesota Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Plan 2011-2020.

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    Shanedling, Stanton; Mehelich, Mary Jo; Peacock, James

    2012-05-01

    Although Minnesota is known as a heart-healthy state, heart disease and stroke are still among the leading causes of death for people living here, especially those in certain racial and ethnic groups. To address this concern and reduce the overall incidence of heart disease and stroke, the Minnesota Department of Health's Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Unit led an effortto create the Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Plan 2011-2020. This article describes the plan's fundamentals and some of its recommendations.

  18. Environment and Public Opinion in Minnesota.

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    Tichenor, P. J.; And Others

    Surveys conducted in Minnesota in 1969 and 1970 to obtain public opinion regarding environmental issues are discussed. Several generalizations are made about the state of public opinion about the environmental issue, as follows: (1) The environmental issue has reached public prominence through a sequence from professional and interest-group…

  19. Financing Education in Minnesota, 1998-1999.

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    Minnesota House of Representatives, St. Paul. Research Dept.

    This report provides an overview of educational financing in Minnesota. It describes how support for elementary and secondary education in the state comes through a combination of state-collected taxes and locally controlled property taxes. Revenue to the school districts is received in three major categories: state education-finance…

  20. Minnesota's forests 1999-2003 (Part A)

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    Patrick D. Miles; Keith Jacobson; Gary J. Brand; Ed Jepsen; Dacia Meneguzzo; Manfred E. Mielke; Cassandra Olson; Charles H. (Hobie) Perry; Ronald J. Piva; Barry Tyler Wilson; Christopher Woodall

    2007-01-01

    The first completed annual inventory of Minnesota's forests reports more than 16.2 million acres of forest land. Additional forest attribute and forest health information is presented along with information on agents of change including changing land use patterns and the introduction of nonnative plants, insects, and diseases.

  1. Minnesota dentists׳ attitudes toward the dental therapist workforce model.

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    Blue, Christine M; Rockwood, Todd; Riggs, Sheila

    2015-06-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate dentists' attitudes and perceptions toward dental therapists, a new licensed dental provider in Minnesota. This study employed mixed modes to administer a survey using a stratified random sample of 1000 dentists in Minnesota. The response rate was 55% (AAPOR RR1: n=551/999). Results showed a majority of dentists were opposed to dental therapists performing irreversible procedures. In addition, results identified perceived barriers to hiring a dental therapist and found dentists do not believe dental therapists will alleviate oral health disparity in the State. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  2. Making Child Care Work. Report to the 1987 Minnesota Legislature by the Child Care Task Force.

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    Moriarty, Sheila; And Others

    This report makes recommendations to the 1987 Minnesota Legislature on some actions that can be taken to improve Minnesota's child care system and make it work more effectively. The first section of the report documents the growing need for child care, emphasizing the number of children in Minnesota, the number of women in the labor force, changes…

  3. Biomass in conifer plantations of northeastern Minnesota.

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    Lewis F. Ohmann

    1984-01-01

    Provides biomass (pounds/acre) estimates for vegetative strata and herb-low shrub species for 53 conifer plantations in Northeastern Minnesota. The estimates are analyzed by plantation age and silvicultural practices used to establish and release the plantations.

  4. Minnesota agripower project. Quarterly report, April--June 1997

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    Baloun, J.

    The Minnesota Valley Alfalfa Producers (MnVAP) propose to build an alfalfa processing plant integrated with an advanced power plant system at the Granite Falls, Minnesota Industrial Park to provide 75 MW of base load electric power and a competitively priced source of value added alfalfa based products. This project will utilize air blown fluidized bed gasification technology to process alfalfa stems and another biomass to produce a hot, clean, low heating value gas that will be used in a gas turbine. Exhaust heat from the gas turbine will be used to generate steam to power a steam turbine and providemore » steam for the processing of the alfalfa leaf into a wide range of products including alfalfa leaf meal, a protein source for livestock. The plant will demonstrate high efficiency and environmentally compatible electric power production, as well as increased economic yield from farm operations in the region. The initial phase of the Minnesota Agripower Project (MAP) will be to perform alfalfa feedstock testing, prepare preliminary designs, and develop detailed plans with estimated costs for project implementation. The second phase of MAP will include detailed engineering, construction, and startup. Full commercial operation will start in 2001.« less

  5. The Minnesota Adolescent Community Cohort Study: Design and Baseline Results

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    Forster, Jean; Chen, Vincent; Perry, Cheryl; Oswald, John; Willmorth, Michael

    2014-01-01

    The Minnesota Adolescent Community Cohort (MACC) Study is a population-based, longitudinal study that enrolled 3636 youth from Minnesota and 605 youth from comparison states age 12 to 16 years in 2000–2001. Participants have been surveyed by telephone semi-annually about their tobacco-related attitudes and behaviors. The goals of the study are to evaluate the effects of the Minnesota Youth Tobacco Prevention Initiative and its shutdown on youth smoking patterns, and to better define the patterns of development of tobacco use in adolescents. A multilevel sample was constructed representing individuals, local jurisdictions and the entire state, and data are collected to characterize each of these levels. This paper presents the details of the multilevel study design. We also provide baseline information about MACC participants including demographics and tobacco-related attitudes and behaviors. This paper describes smoking prevalence at the local level, and compares MACC participants to the state as a whole. PMID:21360063

  6. Minnesota timber industry: an assessment of timber product output and use, 2010

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    Brian F. Walters; Steve Vongroven; Ronald J. Piva

    2016-01-01

    In 2010, there were 417 active primary wood-using mills in Minnesota. These mills processed 238.8 million cubic feet of industrial roundwood. There was 226.1 million cubic feet of industrial roundwood harvested from Minnesota forests. The majority of roundwood harvested was pulpwood, accounting for 61 percent of the total. The harvesting of industrial roundwood...

  7. 76 FR 80399 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, Bemidji, MN

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    2011-12-23

    .... SUMMARY: The Minnesota Indian Affairs Council has completed an inventory of human remains and associated... tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council. Disposition of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian...

  8. 76 FR 75907 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, Bemidji, MN

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    2011-12-05

    ...''). History and Description of the Remains At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, two.... SUMMARY: The Minnesota Indian Affairs Council has completed an inventory of human remains and associated... tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the Minnesota...

  9. The Vitality of Latino Communities in Rural Minnesota = La vitalidad de las comunidades latinas en Minnesota rural.

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    Bushway, Deborah, Comp.

    In response to the growing Latino population, a project examined barriers and supports for community development for Latinos in seven rural Minnesota communities. In each community, bilingual facilitators conducted two Latino and one non-Latino focus groups. Findings revealed much strength in these communities. Residents appreciated the economic…

  10. School Boundary Debate Divides Minnesota Suburb

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    Samuels, Christina A.

    2011-01-01

    The author discusses how an assignment plan intended to keep schools socioeconomically balanced spurs a bitter debate in suburban Eden Prairie. The boundary debate in the 9,700-student Eden Prairie, Minnesota, district has been bruising. Eden Prairie adopted new school attendance boundaries this year based on socioeconomic balance, ensuring for…

  11. 76 FR 75909 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, Bemidji, MN

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    2011-12-05

    .... SUMMARY: The Minnesota Indian Affairs Council has completed an inventory of human remains in consultation... to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council. Disposition of the human remains to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional requestors come...

  12. 76 FR 75906 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, Bemidji, MN

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    2011-12-05

    .... SUMMARY: The Minnesota Indian Affairs Council has completed an inventory of human remains in consultation... to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council. Disposition of the human remains to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional requestors come...

  13. 77 FR 2080 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, Bemidji, MN

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    2012-01-13

    .... SUMMARY: The Minnesota Indian Affairs Council has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation... to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council. Disposition of the human remains to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional requestors come...

  14. Impact of exempting the recording of low level speed violations in Minnesota : final report.

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    2015-02-01

    This report covers work done to respond to a request from the Minnesota State Legislature that was : included in amendments to Minn. Stat. 171.12, passed in the 2012 Legislative session. Specifically, the : report examines the impacts of Minnesota...

  15. Biomass relations for components of five Minnesota shrubs.

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    Richard R. Buech; David J. Rugg

    1995-01-01

    Presents equations for estimating biomass of six components on five species of shrubs common to northeastern Minnesota. Regression analysis is used to compare the performance of three estimators of biomass.

  16. Survey of occupational hazards in Minnesota veterinary practices in 2012

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    Fowler, Heather N.; Holzbauer, Stacy M.; Smith, Kirk E.; Scheftel, Joni M.

    2017-01-01

    OBJECTIVE To identify the scope of occupational hazards encountered by veterinary personnel and compare hazard exposures between veterinarians and technicians working in small and large animal practices. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. POPULATION Licensed veterinarians and veterinary staff in Minnesota. PROCEDURES A survey of Minnesota veterinary personnel was conducted between February 1 and December 1, 2012. Adult veterinary personnel working in clinical practice for > 12 months were eligible to participate. Information was collected on various workplace hazards as well as on workplace safety culture. RESULTS 831 eligible people responded, representing approximately 10% of Minnesota veterinary personnel. A greater proportion of veterinarians (93%; 368/394) reported having received preexposure rabies vaccinations than did veterinary technicians (54%; 198/365). During their career, 226 (27%) respondents had acquired at least 1 zoonotic infection and 636 (77%) had been injured by a needle or other sharps. Recapping of needles was reported by 87% of respondents; the most common reason reported by veterinarians (41%; 142/345) and veterinary technicians (71%; 238/333) was being trained to do so at school or work. Recent feelings of depression were reported by 204 (25%) respondents. A greater proportion of technicians (42%; 155/365) than veterinarians (21%; 81/394) indicated working in an environment in which employees experienced some form of workplace abuse. CONCLUSIONS AND CLINICAL RELEVANCE Veterinary personnel in Minnesota were exposed to several work-related hazards. Practice staff should assess workplace hazards, implement controls, and incorporate instruction on occupational health into employee training. PMID:26720089

  17. Wisconsin Versus Minnesota: A Border Battle for the Healthiest State.

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    Pollock, Elizabeth; Norrbom, Corina; Ehlinger, Edward; Remington, Patrick

    2016-08-01

    Measuring and ranking the health of counties helps raise awareness of health disparities based on where people live. Recently, there has been increasing interest in comparing the health of counties across state lines, to potentially measure the impact of local and state-level policies. The counties in Minnesota (n = 87) and Wisconsin (n = 72) were combined into a single 2-state region, and all 159 counties were ranked according to the County Health Rankings methods, with summary ranks for health outcomes and health factors. Multivariable regression analysis was then used to examine the potential impact of state-based programs and policies on health outcomes. Minnesota was healthier overall than Wisconsin, with lower rates of premature death and better quality of life. Minnesota also performed better than Wisconsin for all 9 health behavior measures, 4 of 7 clinical care measures, 7 of 8 social and economic factors, and 3 of 5 physical environment measures. Furthermore, counties in Wisconsin were more likely to have lower (worse) ranks than counties in Minnesota for both health outcomes and health factors, as well as for the subcategories that make up these summary ranks. Regression analysis showed that Minnesota’s better health status was explained primarily by healthier behaviors and more desirable social and economic factors. Minnesota’s better health outcomes are largely explained by better social, economic, and behavioral factors. These findings suggest a need for examination of policies and strategies that may be influencing the observed differences across these 2 states.

  18. Survey of occupational hazards in Minnesota veterinary practices in 2012.

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    Fowler, Heather N; Holzbauer, Stacy M; Smith, Kirk E; Scheftel, Joni M

    2016-01-15

    To identify the scope of occupational hazards encountered by veterinary personnel and compare hazard exposures between veterinarians and technicians working in small and large animal practices. Cross-sectional survey. Licensed veterinarians and veterinary staff in Minnesota. A survey of Minnesota veterinary personnel was conducted between February 1 and December 1, 2012. Adult veterinary personnel working in clinical practice for > 12 months were eligible to participate. Information was collected on various workplace hazards as well as on workplace safety culture. 831 eligible people responded, representing approximately 10% of Minnesota veterinary personnel. A greater proportion of veterinarians (93%; 368/394) reported having received preexposure rabies vaccinations than did veterinary technicians (54%; 198/365). During their career, 226 (27%) respondents had acquired at least 1 zoonotic infection and 636 (77%) had been injured by a needle or other sharps. Recapping of needles was reported by 87% of respondents; the most common reason reported by veterinarians (41%; 142/345) and veterinary technicians (71%; 238/333) was being trained to do so at school or work. Recent feelings of depression were reported by 204 (25%) respondents. A greater proportion of technicians (42%; 155/365) than veterinarians (21%; 81/394) indicated working in an environment in which employees experienced some form of workplace abuse. Veterinary personnel in Minnesota were exposed to several work-related hazards. Practice staff should assess workplace hazards, implement controls, and incorporate instruction on occupational health into employee training.

  19. Minnesota's aspen and its projected supply

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    Richard W. Groff

    1966-01-01

    Aspen, Minnesota's largest forest type, covers nearly one-third of the commercial forest land in the State. Its major components are bigtooth aspen, P. tremuloides, both fast-growing, generally short-lived, aggressive pioneer species that readily become established in burns and clear cuttings. They cannot be "stored on the stump," as they become...

  20. Dental therapy practice patterns in Minnesota: a baseline study.

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    Blue, Christine M; Kaylor, Mary Beth

    2016-10-01

    A chronic shortage of dentists, the importance of oral health, and the lack of access to care led to the introduction of a new oral health practitioner in Minnesota, the dental therapist. Dental therapy graduates from the University of Minnesota have been in practice since 2012. To date, there has been no formal study of how they have been incorporated into dental practice. The purpose of this study was to obtain baseline knowledge of dental therapists' practice patterns in Minnesota and determine if dentists' patterns of work changed after a dental therapist was employed. Four dental practices were sampled purposefully to obtain various practice types and geographic locations within Minnesota. Secondary data were collected from practice management software databases in each practice between January-March, 2015. Data were used to describe the work undertaken by dental therapists, the types of patients seen and payer mix. Additionally, data from 6 months before and after employment of the dental therapist were collected to determine whether dentists' practice patterns changed after a dental therapist was employed. Dental therapists were employed full-time, seeing an average of 6.8 patients per day. No distinct pattern emerged with regard to ages of patients seen by dental therapists. Dental therapists saw up to 90% of uninsured patients or patients on public assistance. Restorative services across practices comprised an average of 68% of work undertaken by dental therapists. Dentists delegated a full range of procedures within the dental therapy scope of practice indicating trust and acceptance of dental therapists. Dentists in two practices began to take on more complex dental procedures after a dental therapist joined the practice. Dental therapists are treating a high number of uninsured and underinsured patients, suggesting that they are expanding access to dental care in rural and metropolitan areas of Minnesota. Dentists appear to have an adequate workload for

  1. Women of the State of Minnesota v. Gomez.

    PubMed

    1995-12-15

    The Minnesota Supreme Court held unconstitutional a state law which restricted state Medicaid funding for abortions to cases where the abortion was a medical necessity, defined as a pregnancy that threatens the life of the mother in the opinion of two physicians; where the pregnancy was the product of criminal misconduct and the incident was reported to law enforcement authorities within 48 hours of the incident; or where the pregnancy was the result of incest that was reported to a valid law enforcement agency for investigation prior to the abortion procedure. The court held that Minnesota's state constitution provided broader privacy rights than the U.S. Constitution and that it protected both the right to an abortion and the right to the decision to abort.

  2. 76 FR 75902 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, Bemidji, MN

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    2011-12-05

    .... Bleichner donated the remains to the Carver County Historical Society. The remains were then transferred to... and Louis Powell of the Science Museum of Minnesota. In 1994 and 2010, the human remains were transferred from the Science Museum of Minnesota to the MIAC and assigned case number H259. No known...

  3. [Effects of a supplementation on sodium chloride or ammonium chloride on urolithic potential in the rabbit].

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    Rückert, Cornelia; Siener, Roswitha; Ganter, Martin; Coenen, Manfred; Vervuert, Ingrid

    2016-08-17

    Reduction of urolithic potential by means of increased water intake and urine dilution through supplementation of sodium chloride (NaCl) or decrease of urine pH by supplementation of ammonium chloride (NH4Cl) in rabbits. Sixteen female, 6-month-old dwarf rabbits received the following three feeding regimens in a random order: complete feed without supplements = control; complete feed + 10 g NaCl/kg feed = NaCl; complete feed + 2.5 g NH4Cl/kg feed = NH4Cl. The diets were fed ad libitum over a period of 27 days without roughage. Water was provided ad libitum by a drinker. A 14-day wash-out-period (hay feeding) was performed between the different diets. Blood, faeces, and urine were collected at the beginning of each feeding period, after 21-day adaptation to the respective diet, and after the 3-day collection period. The following parameters were analysed: water and food intake as well as acid-base balance and mineral content in blood, urine, and faeces. NaCl supplementation numerically increased the daily water intake from 40.5 ± 14.4 ml/kg body weight (BW) (control) up to 49.5 ± 14.3 ml/kg BW and significantly increased the daily urine volume from 16.9 ± 7.8 ml/kg BW (control group) to 21.1 ± 7.4 ml/kg BW. The specific gravity of urine samples from NaCl supplementation decreased from 1.060 ± 0.008 to 1.044 ± 0.008. NH4Cl supplementation did not induce significant changes in urine pH, blood acid-base parameters, or calcium retention. Relative supersaturations (RSS) for calcium oxalate and calcium phosphate showed no significant changes after treatment. RSS for struvite increased from 360 ± 735 (after hay feeding) to 3312 ± 6188 on control feeding, 2910 ± 4913 with NaCl supplementation, and 3022 ± 6635 with NH4Cl supplementation (p < 0.05). NaCl supplementation significantly increased the urine volume and decreased its specific gravity. Therefore, NaCl supplementation might be an additional dietary treatment to increase the

  4. Slope stabilization guide for Minnesota local government engineers.

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    2017-06-01

    This user guide provides simple, costeffective methods for stabilizing locally maintained slopes along roadways in Minnesota. Eight slope stabilization techniques are presented that local government engineers can undertake using locally available ...

  5. Minnesota's Baskets-of-Care Project: scope, components, and measurement.

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    Vinz, Cally; Foreman, Joann; Bonneville, Sara

    2010-01-01

    One idea that has emerged from health care reform discussions in Minnesota is the concept of "baskets of care", a method of reimbursing health care providers for episodes of care, rather than specific services and procedures. As a requirement of the state's 2008 health care reform legislation, the Minnesota Department of Health, with help from providers, payers, employers, and consumers, developed baskets of care for pediatric asthma care, diabetes care, prediabetes care, acute low back pain care, obstetric care, preventive care for adults, preventive care for children, and total knee replacement.This article describes those eight baskets of care, their development, and the recommended quality measures for each one.

  6. Minnesota's forest statistics, 1987: an inventory update.

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    Jerold T. Hahn; W. Brad Smith

    1987-01-01

    The Minnesota 1987 inventory update, derived by using tree growth models, reports 13.5 million acres of timberland, a decline of less than 1% since 1977. This bulletin presents findings from the inventory update in tables detailing timer land area, volume, and biomass.

  7. Restaurant Policies and Practices for Serving Raw Fish in Minnesota.

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    Hedeen, Nicole

    2016-10-01

    The number of restaurants serving sushi within Minnesota is continuously increasing. The practices and protocols of serving raw fish are complex and require detailed planning to ensure that food served to patrons will not cause illness. Although the popularity of sushi is increasing, there is a lack of research on food safety issues pertaining to preparation of raw fish and sushi rice. To address this gap, the Minnesota Department of Health Environmental Health Specialists Network Food program collected descriptive data on restaurant practices and policies concerning the service of raw fish and sushi rice in 40 Minnesota restaurants. At each restaurant, a specialist interviewed a restaurant manager, conducted an observation of the sushi prep areas in the restaurant kitchen, and reviewed parasite destruction letters and invoices from fish supplier(s). Over half of the restaurants (59%) were missing one or more of the parasite destruction letters from their fish supplier(s) guaranteeing that fish had been properly frozen to the time and temperature requirements in the Minnesota Food Code. A total of 42 parasite destruction letters from suppliers were observed; 10% were considered "adequate" letters. The majority of the letters were missing details pertaining to the types of fish frozen, the length of time fish were frozen, or details on what temperatures fish were held frozen or a combination of all three. Most restaurants were using time as a public health control for their sushi rice. For those restaurants using time as a public health control, 26% had a written procedure on-site, and approximately 53% were keeping track of time. Bare hand contact during sushi prep was observed in 17% of restaurants, and in more than 40% of the restaurants, at least one fish was mislabeled on the menu. Findings from this study indicate that many Minnesota restaurants are not complying with the Food Code requirements pertaining to parasite destruction for the service of raw fish or

  8. A Concise Dictionary of Minnesota Ojibwe.

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    Nichols, John D.; Nyholm, Earl

    The dictionary of the Ojibwa or Chippewa language represents the speech of the Mille Lacs Band of Minnesota and contains over 7,000 Ojibwa terms. Each entry gives information on the word stem, grammatical classification, English gloss, form variations, and references to alternate forms. An introductory section describes the entry format and use,…

  9. An Introduction to Project PRIME and CAMPUS MINNESOTA. Project PRIME Report, Number 2.

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    Cordes, David C.

    PRIME is an acronym for Planning Resources in Minnesota Education. The project's primary objective is to test the implementation of CAMPUS (Comprehensive Analytical Methods for Planning University Systems) in one State College, one Junior College, and in one school at the University of Minnesota. The CAMPUS model was developed by the Institute for…

  10. 77 FR 2084 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, Bemidji, MN

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    2012-01-13

    ... individual were removed from site 21-AN-1, Howard Lake, Anoka County, MN, by unknown person(s) and attached... Woodland Tradition. In 1950, L.A. Wilford of the University of Minnesota excavated human remains... the University of Minnesota. In 1999, the human remains were transferred to the MIAC (H355). No known...

  11. Biomass estimation for five shrubs from northeastern Minnesota.

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    Lewis F. Ohmann; David F. Grigal; Robert B. Brander

    1976-01-01

    Describes the derivation and use of biomass prediction equations for five shrub species from northeastern Minnesota. The various equations predict four weight variables based on four shrub dimensions used as independent variables.

  12. Minnesota's forest resources in 2002

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    Patrick D. Miles; Gary J. Brand; Manfred E. Mielke

    2003-01-01

    Results of the combined 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002 annual forest inventories of Minesota show that 16.3 million acres or 32 percent of the total land area is forested. The estimate of total all live tree volume on forest land is 17.6 billion cubic feet or approximately 1,080 cubic feet per acre. Just over 15.0 million acres of forest land in Minnesota is classified...

  13. Defining child exposure to domestic violence as neglect: Minnesota's difficult experience.

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    Edleson, Jeffrey L; Gassman-Pines, Jenny; Hill, Marissa B

    2006-04-01

    Policymakers are increasingly focusing on children exposed to domestic violence. The 1999 Minnesota legislature amended the definition of child neglect to include a child's exposure to family violence. What was initially seen as a simple change to bring more attention to children exposed to domestic violence resulted in great turmoil across Minnesota's county-run child protection system. Referrals to county child protection agencies expanded rapidly in the months following the law change, and no new state funding was provided to implement the legislation. A coalition of child welfare administrators and battered women's advocates successfully lobbied for the repeal of this change in definition. Many were dissatisfied with both the impact of the legislation and the fact that exposed children and their families were left without badly needed services. This article reconstructs how Minnesota's legislature made this change, its consequences, and the lessons that may be drawn from this experience.

  14. Cancer Incidence among Minnesota Taconite Mining Industry Workers

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    Allen, Elizabeth M; Alexander, Bruce H; MacLehose, Richard F; Nelson, Heather H; Ramachandran, Gurumurthy; Mandel, Jeffrey H

    2015-01-01

    Purpose To evaluate cancer incidence among Minnesota Taconite mining workers. Methods We evaluated cancer incidence between 1988 and 2010 in a cohort of 40,720 Minnesota taconite mining workers employed between 1937 and 1983. Standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) with 95% confidence intervals (CI) were estimated by comparing numbers of incident cancers with frequencies in the Minnesota Cancer Surveillance System. SIRs for lung cancer by histological subtypes were also estimated. We adjusted for out-of-state migration and conducted a probabilistic bias analysis for smoking related cancers. Results A total of 5,700 cancers were identified including 51 mesotheliomas and 973 lung cancers. The SIR for lung cancer and mesothelioma were 1.3 (95% CI: 1.2-1.4) and 2.4 (95% CI: 1.8-3.2) respectively. Stomach, laryngeal, and bladder cancers were also elevated. However, adjusting for potential confounding by smoking attenuated the estimates for lung (SIR=1.1, 95% CI: 1.0-1.3), laryngeal (SIR=1.2, 95% CI: 0.8-1.6), oral (SIR=0.9, 95% CI: 0.7-1.2), and bladder cancers (SIR=1.0, 95% CI: 0.8-1.1). Conclusions Taconite workers may have an increased risk for certain cancers. Lifestyle and work-related factors may play a role in elevated morbidity. The extent to which mining-related exposures contribute to disease burden is being investigated. PMID:26381550

  15. Analyzing indicators of stream health for Minnesota streams

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    Singh, U.; Kocian, M.; Wilson, B.; Bolton, A.; Nieber, J.; Vondracek, B.; Perry, J.; Magner, J.

    2005-01-01

    Recent research has emphasized the importance of using physical, chemical, and biological indicators of stream health for diagnosing impaired watersheds and their receiving water bodies. A multidisciplinary team at the University of Minnesota is carrying out research to develop a stream classification system for Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) assessment. Funding for this research is provided by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. One objective of the research study involves investigating the relationships between indicators of stream health and localized stream characteristics. Measured data from Minnesota streams collected by various government and non-government agencies and research institutions have been obtained for the research study. Innovative Geographic Information Systems tools developed by the Environmental Science Research Institute and the University of Texas are being utilized to combine and organize the data. Simple linear relationships between index of biological integrity (IBI) and channel slope, two-year stream flow, and drainage area are presented for the Redwood River and the Snake River Basins. Results suggest that more rigorous techniques are needed to successfully capture trends in IBI scores. Additional analyses will be done using multiple regression, principal component analysis, and clustering techniques. Uncovering key independent variables and understanding how they fit together to influence stream health are critical in the development of a stream classification for TMDL assessment.

  16. Integrating sentinel watershed-systems into the monitoring and assessment of Minnesota's (USA) waters quality.

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    Magner, J A; Brooks, K N

    2008-03-01

    Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act requires States and Tribes to list waters not meeting water quality standards. A total maximum daily load must be prepared for waters identified as impaired with respect to water quality standards. Historically, the management of pollution in Minnesota has been focused on point-source regulation. Regulatory effort in Minnesota has improved water quality over the last three decades. Non-point source pollution has become the largest driver of conventional 303(d) listings in the 21st century. Conventional pollutants, i.e., organic, sediment and nutrient imbalances can be identified with poor land use management practices. However, the cause and effect relationship can be elusive because of natural watershed-system influences that vary with scale. Elucidation is complex because the current water quality standards in Minnesota were designed to work best with water quality permits to control point sources of pollution. This paper presents a sentinel watershed-systems approach (SWSA) to the monitoring and assessment of Minnesota waterbodies. SWSA integrates physical, chemical, and biological data over space and time using advanced technologies at selected small watersheds across Minnesota to potentially improve understanding of natural and anthropogenic watershed processes and the management of point and non-point sources of pollution. Long-term, state-of-the-art monitoring and assessment is needed to advance and improve water quality standards. Advanced water quality or ecologically-based standards that integrate physical, chemical, and biological numeric criteria offer the potential to better understand, manage, protect, and restore Minnesota's waterbodies.

  17. Evaluation of Intersection Collision Warning Systems in Minnesota

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    2017-10-01

    The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is investing significant resources in intersection collision warning systems (ICWS) based on early indications of effectiveness. However, the effectiveness is not well documented, and negative change...

  18. Ripples of Innovation: Charter Schooling in Minnesota, the Nation's First Charter School State

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    Schroeder, Jon

    2004-01-01

    This report traces the origins, evolution and impact of Minnesota's pioneering charter school law--on its own schools, students, and communities and on the development of charter laws in many other states. It notes that, unlike what is now happening elsewhere, new schools are now being chartered at an accelerating pace in Minnesota. And because…

  19. 78 FR 77791 - Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation-Abandonment Exemption-in Scott County, Iowa

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    2013-12-24

    ... DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. AB 337 (Sub-No. 7X)] Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation--Abandonment Exemption--in Scott County, Iowa Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation d/b/a Canadian Pacific (DM&E) has filed a verified notice of exemption under...

  20. First Report of Garlic Rust Caused by Puccinia allii on Allium sativum in Minnesota

    USDA-ARS?s Scientific Manuscript database

    In July 2010, Allium sativum, cultivar German Extra Hardy Porcelain plants showing foliar symptoms typical of rust infection were brought to the Plant Disease Clinic at the University of Minnesota by a commercial grower from Fillmore county Minnesota. Infected leaves showed circular to oblong lesio...

  1. Forest Statistics for Minnesota's Northern Pine Unit.

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    Pat Murray

    1991-01-01

    The fifth inventory of Minnesota's Northern Pine Unit reports 11.1 million acres of land, of which 6.3 million acres are forested. This bulletin presents statistical highlights and contains detailed tables of forest area, as well as timber volume, growth, removals, mortality, and ownership.

  2. Forest statistics for Minnesota's Aspen-Birch Unit.

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    Neal P. Kingsley

    1991-01-01

    The fifth inventory of Minnesota's Aspen-Birch Unit reports 8.7 million acres of land, of which 7.4 million acres are forested. This bulletin present statistical highlights and contains detailed tables of forest area, as well as timber volume, growth, removals, mortality, and ownership.

  3. The Minnesota Child Development Inventory--Some Possibilities.

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    Ireton, Harold

    This paper discusses early identification of children with developmental handicaps, a subject highlighted recently through the creation of federal and state sponsored Early Periodic Screening Programs (EPSDT). The Minnesota Child Development Inventory (MCDI) provides a systematic means of obtaining parental (usually maternal) information about the…

  4. 75 FR 6173 - Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Minnesota Advisory Committee

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    2010-02-08

    ... COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Minnesota Advisory Committee... Civil Rights (Commission), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that a briefing meeting of the... briefing on resources devoted to civil rights enforcement in Minnesota. Members of the public are entitled...

  5. Forest Statistics for Minnesota's Central Hardwood Unit.

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    Earl C. Leatherberry

    1991-01-01

    In 1990, the fifth inventory of Minnesota's Central Hardwood Unit found 11.9 million acres of land, of which 2.4 million acres are forested. This bulletin presents statistical highlights and contains detailed tables of forest area, as well as timber volume, growth, removal, mortality, and ownership.

  6. Interactions of wolves and dogs in Minnesota

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    Fritts, S.H.; Paul, W.J.

    1989-01-01

    This article reports on the nature and extent of wolf-dog interactions in Minnesota, based on investigations of complaints received by personnel of the federal government dealing with wolf-depredation control. Findings may indicate the wolf-dog interactions that can be expected in other recovery areas.

  7. Timber resource of Minnesota's Prairie unit, 1977.

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    Jerold T. Hahn; W. Brad Smith

    1980-01-01

    The fourth inventory of Minnesota's Prairie Unit shows that although commercial forest area decreased 31.7% between 1962 and 1977, growing-stock volume increased 22%. This report gives statistical highlights and contains detailed tables of forest area as well as timber volume, growth, mortality, ownership, and use.

  8. The origins of Minnesota's mid-level dental practitioner: alignment of problem, political and policy streams.

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    Gwozdek, Anne E; Tetrick, Renee; Shaefer, H Luke

    2014-10-01

    Using John Kingdon's agenda-setting model, this paper explores how Minnesota came to legislate a mid-level dental practitioner to its oral health workforce. Using a pluralist framework embracing the existence of various interests and convictions, this analysis highlights the roles of issue formation, agenda setting and politics in policymaking. Using Kingdon's agenda-setting model as a theoretical lens, and applying case study methodology, this paper analyzes how Minnesota came to legislate a mid-level dental practitione to its oral health workforce. Data have come from scholarly research, governmental and foundation agency reports, interviews with leaders involved in the mid-level dental practitioner initiative, news articles, and Minnesota statute. After 2 years of contentious and challenging legislative initiatives, the problem, policy and political streams converged and aligned with the compromise passage of a bill legalizing mid-level dental practitioner practice. The Minnesota Dental Therapist Law was the first-in-the-nation licensing law to develop a new dental professional workforce model to address access to oral health care. The Minnesota mid-level dental practitioner initiative demonstrates the important convergence and alignment of the access to oral health care problem and the subsequent collaboration between political interest groups and policymakers. Through partnerships and pluralist compromise, mid-level dental practitioner champions were able to open the policy window to move this legislation to law, enhancing the oral health workforce in Minnesota. Copyright © 2014 The American Dental Hygienists’ Association.

  9. The Origins of Minnesota's Mid-Level Dental Practitioner: Alignment of Problem, Political and Policy Streams.

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    Gwozdek, Anne E; Tetrick, Renee; Shaefer, H Luke

    2015-06-01

    Using John Kingdon's agenda-setting model, this paper explores how Minnesota came to legislate a mid-level dental practitioner to its oral health workforce. Using a pluralist framework embracing the existence of various interests and convictions, this analysis highlights the roles of issue formation, agenda setting and politics in policymaking. Using Kingdon's agenda-setting model as a theoretical lens, and applying case study methodology, this paper analyzes how Minnesota came to legislate a mid-level dental practitione to its oral health workforce. Data have come from scholarly research, governmental and foundation agency reports, interviews with leaders involved in the mid-level dental practitioner initiative, news articles, and Minnesota statute. After 2 years of contentious and challenging legislative initiatives, the problem, policy and political streams converged and aligned with the compromise passage of a bill legalizing mid-level dental practitioner practice. The Minnesota Dental Therapist Law was the first-in-the-nation licensing law to develop a new dental professional workforce model to address access to oral health care. The Minnesota mid-level dental practitioner initiative demonstrates the important convergence and alignment of the access to oral health care problem and the subsequent collaboration between political interest groups and policymakers. Through partnerships and pluralist compromise, mid-level dental practitioner champions were able to open the policy window to move this legislation to law, enhancing the oral health workforce in Minnesota. Copyright © 2015 The American Dental Hygienists’ Association.

  10. 76 FR 56212 - Minnesota; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2011-09-12

    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-1990-DR; Docket ID FEMA-2011-0001] Minnesota; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster... notice of a major disaster declaration for State of Minnesota (FEMA-1990-DR), dated June 7, 2011 and...

  11. 77 FR 73488 - Minnesota; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2012-12-10

    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-4069-DR; Docket ID FEMA-2012-0002] Minnesota; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster... notice of a major disaster declaration for State of Minnesota (FEMA-4069-DR), dated July 6, 2012, and...

  12. 76 FR 49391 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Minnesota; Rules Update

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    ... at the state and Federal levels. EPA is proposing to defer action on two sections of Minnesota's...'s request to remove the Minneapolis/ St. Paul vehicle inspection and maintenance program from the... Maintenance Section, Air Programs Branch (AR-18J), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, 77 West...

  13. 75 FR 56051 - Bemidji to Grand Rapids Minnesota 230 kV Transmission Line Project

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    ... Service Bemidji to Grand Rapids Minnesota 230 kV Transmission Line Project AGENCY: Rural Utilities Service... Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Bemidji to Grand Rapids, Minnesota 230 kV Transmission... Cooperative, Inc. for RUS financing to construct a 230 kilovolt (kV) transmission line between the Wilton...

  14. Minnesota's Comprehensive Assessments: 1998 and 1999 Participation and Performance of Students with Disabilities. State Assessment Series, Minnesota Report 32.

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    Walz, Lynn; Thompson, Sandra; Thurlow, Martha; Spicuzza, Richard

    This report focuses on the participation and performance of students with disabilities on the initial administration of Minnesota's Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs). The MCAs are criterion-referenced tests used for district accountability purposes and as tools for making decisions about curriculum and instruction. Assessments in mathematics and…

  15. MANAGEMENT OF DIFFUSE POLLUTION IN AGRICULTURAL WATERSHEDS: LESSONS FROM THE MINNESOTA RIVER BASIN. (R825290)

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    Abstract

    The Minnesota River (Minnesota, USA) receives large non-point source pollutant loads. Complex interactions between agricultural, state agency, environmental groups, and issues of scale make watershed management difficult. Subdividing the basin's 12 major water...

  16. Balsam boughs: an important Minnesota resource

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    Mark Hansen; Keith Jacobson

    2005-01-01

    Minnesota is a leader in the production of holiday wreaths and greenery, and one of the reasons for its lead is the State's large resource of balsam fir. Boughs harvested from balsam are used in almost all of the wreaths manufactured. This brochure answers several questions about harvesting balsam fir to help bough harvesters get ready for the coming season.

  17. The private forest landowners of Minnesota--1982.

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    Eugene M. Carpenter; Mark H. Hansen; Dennis M. St. John

    1986-01-01

    Presents the results of a mail canvass of nonindustrial private forest landowners in Minnesota to relate owner attitudes and intentions concerning ownership, management, harvest and recreational use of their forest property. Provides 55 tables contrasting owner characteristics, management actions, and attitudes for the state and its four survey units.

  18. Cancer incidence among Minnesota taconite mining industry workers.

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    Allen, Elizabeth M; Alexander, Bruce H; MacLehose, Richard F; Nelson, Heather H; Ramachandran, Gurumurthy; Mandel, Jeffrey H

    2015-11-01

    To evaluate cancer incidence among Minnesota taconite mining workers. We evaluated cancer incidence between 1988 and 2010 in a cohort of 40,720 Minnesota taconite mining workers used between 1937 and 1983. Standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were estimated by comparing numbers of incident cancers with frequencies in the Minnesota Cancer Surveillance System. SIRs for lung cancer by histologic subtypes were also estimated. We adjusted for out-of-state migration and conducted a probabilistic bias analysis for smoking-related cancers. A total of 5700 cancers were identified, including 51 mesotheliomas and 973 lung cancers. The SIRs for lung cancer and mesothelioma were 1.3 (95% CI = 1.2-1.4) and 2.4 (95% CI = 1.8-3.2), respectively. Stomach, laryngeal, and bladder cancers were also elevated. However, adjusting for potential confounding by smoking attenuated the estimates for lung (SIR = 1.1, 95% CI = 1.0-1.3), laryngeal (SIR = 1.2, 95% CI = 0.8-1.6), oral (SIR = 0.9, 95% CI = 0.7-1.2), and bladder cancers (SIR = 1.0, 95% CI = 0.8-1.1). Taconite workers may have an increased risk for certain cancers. Lifestyle and work-related factors may play a role in elevated morbidity. The extent to which mining-related exposures contribute to disease burden is being investigated. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  19. A qualitative evaluation of medication management services in six Minnesota health systems.

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    Sorensen, Todd D; Pestka, Deborah; Sorge, Lindsay A; Wallace, Margaret L; Schommer, Jon

    2016-03-01

    The initiation, establishment, and sustainability of medication management programs in six Minnesota health systems are described. Six Minnesota health systems with well-established medication management programs were invited to participate in this study: Essentia Health, Fairview Health Services, HealthPartners, Hennepin County Medical Center, Mayo Clinic, and Park Nicollet Health Services. Qualitative methods were employed by conducting group interviews with key staff from each institution who were influential in the development of medication management services within their organization. Kotter's theory of eight steps for leading organizational change served as the framework for the question guide. The interviews were audio recorded, transcribed, and analyzed for recurring and emergent themes. A total of 13 distinct themes were associated with the successful integration of medication management services across the six healthcare systems. Identified themes clustered within three stages of Kotter's model for leading organizational change: creating a climate for change, engaging and enabling the whole organization, and implementing and sustaining change. The 13 themes included (1) external influences, (2) pharmacists as an untapped resource, (3) principles and professionalism, (4) organizational culture, (5) momentum champions, (6) collaborative relationships, (7) service promotion, (8) team-based care, (9) implementation strategies, (10) overcoming challenges, (11) supportive care model process, (12) measuring and reporting results, and (13) sustainability strategies. A qualitative survey of six health systems that successfully implemented medication management services in ambulatory care clinics revealed that a supportive culture and team-based collaborative care are among the themes identified as necessary for service sustainability. Copyright © 2016 by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Inc. All rights reserved.

  20. Center for computation and visualization of geometric structures. Final report, 1992 - 1995

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    NONE

    1995-11-01

    This report describes the overall goals and the accomplishments of the Geometry Center of the University of Minnesota, whose mission is to develop, support, and promote computational tools for visualizing geometric structures, for facilitating communication among mathematical and computer scientists and between these scientists and the public at large, and for stimulating research in geometry.

  1. 75 FR 23792 - Minnesota; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

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    2010-05-04

    ... Minnesota have been designated as adversely affected by this major disaster: Big Stone, Blue Earth, Brown....039, Hazard Mitigation Grant. W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR...

  2. Minnesota's experience with scrap shingles in bituminous pavements

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    1996-10-01

    The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) has experimented with the use of shingle scrap in hot mix asphalt (HMA) since 1990. To date, the source of the shingle scrap has been shingle manufacturers exclusively. The manufactured shingle scra...

  3. Cancer in the Minnesota Hmong population.

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    Ross, Julie A; Xie, Yang; Kiffmeyer, William R; Bushhouse, Sally; Robison, Leslie L

    2003-06-15

    The Hmong are an isolated, agrarian people who settled in the mountainous regions of what today are Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. After the Vietnam War, many Hmong were relocated to the U.S. Minnesota has the second largest population (after California) of Hmong individuals. The objective of this study was to examine cancer incidence in this population, because it may indicate areas for targeted surveillance and intervention. The Minnesota Cancer Surveillance System database was screened for Hmong surnames, and proportional incidence ratios (PIRs) were calculated for the period 1988-1999. Compared with all Minnesotans, the Hmong population had increased PIRs for nasopharyngeal cancer (PIR, 39.39; 95% confidence interval [95% CI], 21.01-66.86), gastric cancer (PIR, 8.70; 95% CI, 5.39-13.25), hepatic cancer (PIR, 8.08; 95% CI, 3.88-14.71), and cervical cancer (PIR, 3.72; 95% CI, 2.04-6.20) and had decreased PIRs for prostate cancer, breast cancer, Hodgkin disease, and melanoma. The current observations have implications for cancer control interventions. In particular, an increased incidence of cervical cancer might be addressed in part by targeting culturally sensitive screening programs in the Hmong population. Copyright 2003 American Cancer Society.

  4. Minnesota Indian Education Hearings Report, November 1976.

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    Jones, Ramona

    Summarizing the analyses of testimonies presented before the Minnesota Subcommittee on Indian Education by both Indians and nonIndians concerned and/or involved with national, state, or local Indian education, this report focuses on findings at the statewide and individual site levels (Minneapolis, St. Paul, Red Wing, Cass Lake, Duluth, White…

  5. Troubled Waters for the University of Minnesota

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    Priesmeyer, Molly

    2012-01-01

    More than a year and a half after the University of Minnesota made headlines when an administrator halted the premiere of an environmental documentary, controversy and questions persist at the Twin Cities university. "Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story" took nearly four years to make. It explores how agricultural runoff and…

  6. Commercial thinning in small-diameter aspen stands in northern Minnesota: study establishment report

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    Daniel W. Gilmore; Jennifer D. Glenn; Michael E. Ostry; John C. Zasada; Michael A. Benedict

    2006-01-01

    In the spring of 1999, a long-term study was established to examine the physical and biological aspects of thinning young aspen stands in Minnesota. Three aspen stands ranging in age from 25 to 35 years were selected on lands owned by the State of Minnesota and UPM Kymmene. Two thinning treatments (low and high density) and an unthinned control were installed at each...

  7. 76 FR 72196 - CRD Hydroelectric LLC; Western Minnesota Municipal Power Agency; Notice of Application for...

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    ... Hydroelectric LLC; Western Minnesota Municipal Power Agency; Notice of Application for Transfer of License, and Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene On October 14, 2011, CRD Hydroelectric LLC (transferor) and Western Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (transferee) filed an application for transfer of license for the...

  8. 78 FR 62350 - FFP Qualified Hydro 14, LLC; Western Minnesota Municipal Power Agency; Notice Announcing...

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 13579-002; Project No. 14491-000] FFP Qualified Hydro 14, LLC; Western Minnesota Municipal Power Agency; Notice Announcing... applications were filed by FFP Qualified Hydro 14, LLC for Project No. 13579-002 and Western Minnesota...

  9. EXCESS CANCER MORTALITY IN AGRICULTURAL REGIONS OF MINNESOTA

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    Because of its unique geology, Minnesota can be divided into four agricultural regions: south-central region one (corn, soybeans); west-central region two (wheat, corn, soybeans); northwest region three (wheat, sugar beets, potatoes); and northeast region four (forested and urban...

  10. With Heat You Never Have to Ask Directions. An Energy Primer for Minnesota Teachers.

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    Minnesota State Dept. of Natural Resources, St. Paul. Environmental Education Board.

    This four-part primer is designed to: (1) help Minnesota teachers acquire some familiarity with basic energy structure and language; (2) provide a capsule summary of Minnesota's energy picture; and (3) demonstrate that it is relatively easy to participate in energy education. Part 1 discusses: the fossil fuel age; kinds and forms of energy; energy…

  11. Annual Report of the Center for Research in Human Learning, 1967-68.

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    Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Center for Research in Human Learning.

    This document constitutes the narrative portion of the Annual Progress Report of the Center for Research in Human Learning for the period 15 June 1967 to 15 June 1968. It was submitted to the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota as an…

  12. Job Satisfaction among Minnesota High School Principals

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    Heyd, Steven DuWayne

    2010-01-01

    It has been reported the demands of the high school principalship in the United States has deterred qualified candidates from accepting the position. The purpose of this study was to investigate levels of job satisfaction among Minnesota high school principals within a potentially dwindling supply of qualified candidates as reported in other…

  13. Evaluating and Improving Tech Prep: Development, Validation, and Results of the Minnesota Self-Assessment Model.

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    Pucel, David J.; And Others

    1996-01-01

    The Minnesota Tech Prep Self-Evaluation System is a framework based on ideas from Deming, Juran, and the Baldridge award. Testing with 17 Minnesota tech prep consortia found it effective in identifying areas needing improvement and promoting dialog among those involved in tech prep implementation. (SK)

  14. 75 FR 81471 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Minnesota; Sulfur Dioxide SIP...

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    ... Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Minnesota; Sulfur Dioxide SIP Revision for Marathon Petroleum... October 6, 2009, Minnesota submitted a request for a sulfur dioxide State Implementation Plan revision for... installation of new boilers and a sulfur recovery unit and changes to three existing heaters. Overall, this...

  15. 75 FR 54805 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Minnesota; Carbon Monoxide (CO...

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    ... Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Minnesota; Carbon Monoxide (CO) Limited Maintenance Plan for... June 16, 2010, to revise the Minnesota State Implementation Plan (SIP) for carbon monoxide (CO) under the Clean Air Act (CAA). The State has submitted a limited maintenance plan for CO showing continued...

  16. Summer moisture contents of understory vegetation in northeastern Minnesota.

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    Robert M. Loomis; Peter J. Roussopoulos; Richard W. Blank

    1979-01-01

    Summer moisture contents and factors for converting fresh plant weights to ovendry biomass estimates are presented for some herbs, mosses, and small shrubs found in the upland forest stand of northeastern Minnesota.

  17. Oak Wilt in Minnesota: It's Still Here and We're Doing Something About It!

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    Jennifer Juzwik; Gary Johnson

    1999-01-01

    Yes, oak wilt is still around and killing large numbers of oaks annually in Minnesota. Although the progress of oak wilt has been slowed through the concerted efforts of State agencies, private contractors, and determined homeowners, the battle to "control" this infectious disease is ongoing and will continue to be as long as there are oaks in Minnesota....

  18. Mortality of workers in two Minnesota taconite mining and milling operations.

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    Cooper, W C; Wong, O; Graebner, R

    1988-06-01

    Mortality during the years 1947 to 1983 was studied in 3,444 men employed for at least 3 months in Minnesota taconite mining operations during the years 1947 to 1958. During 86,307 person-years of observation, there were 801 deaths for a standardized mortality ratio (SMR) of 88 (US white male rates) or 98 (Minnesota rates). The 41 deaths from respiratory cancer were fewer than expected, the SMR being 61 (P less than or equal to .01) (US rates) and 85 (Minnesota rates). There were 25 respiratory cancers 20 or more years after first taconite employment, for an SMR of 57 (P less than or equal to .01) (US rates). SMRs for colon cancer, kidney cancer, and lymphopoietic cancer were elevated, but below the level of statistical significance. There was one death from pleural mesothelioma, 11 years after first taconite employment, in a man with long prior employment as a locomotive operator. The pattern of deaths did not suggest asbestos-related disease in taconite miners and millers.

  19. Some Individual Plant Biomass Values from Northeastern Minnesota

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    Lewis F. Ohmann; David F. Grigal

    1977-01-01

    As part of a study describing vegetation biomass dynamics following wildfire in standing virgin forest communities, mean dry weight per individual for immature and mature tree, shrub, and herbaceous species for the 1971 through 1975 growing seasons in northeastern Minnesota are presented

  20. Consent Decree for Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative

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    The defendant violated Sections 301 and 402 of the Clean Water Act when it failed to comply with its permit, issued by the State of Minnesota. SMB discharged untreated wastewater from its processing facility, causing a fish kill in a nearby creek.

  1. Minnesota Area Vocational-Technical Institutes. A Plan to Address Declining Enrollments and Resources. Submitted to the Minnesota State Legislature

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    Minnesota State Board for Vocational Education, St. Paul.

    In March 1982, the Minnesota Division of Vocational-Technical Education received requests from State legislators to develop an action plan to address the problems of declining enrollments and resources. In response to this request, a plan was developed whereby area vocational-technical institutes (AVTIs) in the State would (1) promote a process…

  2. Great aspirations: the postwar American college counseling center.

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    McCarthy, Tom

    2014-02-01

    In the decade after World War II, psychologists, eager to bring the benefits of counseling to larger numbers, convinced hundreds of American colleges and universities to establish counseling centers. Inspired by the educational-vocational counseling center founded by psychologists at the University of Minnesota in 1932, Carl R. Rogers's "client-centered" methods of personal adjustment counseling, and the 400-plus college counseling centers created by the Veterans Administration to provide the educational-vocational counseling benefit promised to returning World War II servicemen under the 1944 GI Bill, these counseling psychologists created a new place to practice where important currents in psychology, higher education, and federal policy converged and where they attempted to integrate educational-vocational counseling with personal adjustment counseling based on techniques from psychotherapy. By the mid-1960s, half of America's colleges and universities had established counseling centers, and more than 90% offered students educational, vocational, and psychological counseling services, a great achievement of the first generation of counseling psychologists.

  3. School District Wellness Policy Quality and Weight-Related Outcomes among High School Students in Minnesota

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    Hoffman, Pamela K.; Davey, Cynthia S.; Larson, Nicole; Grannon, Katherine Y.; Hanson, Carlie; Nanney, Marilyn S.

    2016-01-01

    Weight-related outcomes were examined among high school students in Minnesota public school districts according to the quality of district wellness policies. Wellness policy strength and comprehensiveness were scored using the Wellness School Assessment Tool (WellSAT) for 325 Minnesota public school districts in 2013. The associations between…

  4. 78 FR 18241 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Minnesota; Flint Hills Resources...

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    ... ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA-R05-OAR-2011-0328; FRL-9792-8] Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Minnesota; Flint Hills Resources Pine Bend AGENCY... rule approving a revision to the the Minnesota sulfur dioxide SIP for Flint Hills Resources Pine Bend...

  5. Epidemiology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in Minnesota: a year-long population based study.

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    Harper, Caitlin J; Sorenson, Eric J; Mandrekar, Jay

    2015-01-01

    This is the largest population based study of ALS in the U.S., encompassing the population of Minnesota (> 5.4 million people) from July 2013 to July 2014. Data on gender, age at diagnosis, and residential county were collected for all Minnesota residents who registered with the Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota chapter of the ALS Association from July 2013 to July 2014. Incidence rates were calculated as the number of new cases of ALS per 100,000 people per year. The standardized incidence rates for the 2013 U.S. population and the 2013 European standard population were also reported. Results showed that the crude incidence rate of ALS was 2.2 cases per 100,000 person-years. Incidence increased with age, peaking at 70-79 years (8.3 per 100,000) with mean age at diagnosis 64 years, and was greater in males (2.4 per 100,000) than in females (1.5 per 100,000). Standardized incidence rates for the 2013 U.S. and European standard population were 2.2 and 2.39 cases per 100,000 person-years, respectively. In conclusion, the overall incidence and age and gender patterns of ALS in Minnesota are comparable to those reported by European studies ( 1-5 ).

  6. Minnesota Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project. Final Report.

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    Kloos, Eric

    This final report describes activities and accomplishments of the 3-year federally supported Minnesota Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project. The project provided training and technical assistance, information sharing, and support services to families of children with deaf-blindness. Activities and accomplishments included: collaboration with…

  7. A Heritage Deferred: The German-Americans in Minnesota.

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    Glasrud, Clarence A., Ed.

    This collection of conference papers explores aspects of the lives of German-American immigrants in Minnesota. Part 1, "The Ethnic Experience," consists of the following papers: "Was There a Single German-American Experience?" (Bonney); "The Most Diversified Ethnic Group" (Johnson); "Unraveling the Mystery of…

  8. 75 FR 26814 - Minnesota Disaster Number MN-00024

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    ... SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration 12132 and 12133] Minnesota Disaster Number MN-00024 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Amendment 1. SUMMARY: This is an amendment of... (FEMA-1900-DR), dated 04/19/2010. Incident: Flooding. Incident Period: 03/01/2010 and continuing...

  9. Partnering, Collaborating, and Moving Ahead: Transition for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students in Minnesota

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    Knopf, Elise; Cashman-Bakken, Mary

    2016-01-01

    Minnesota leaders have worked hard to provide educational opportunities and employment services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. The timely formation of pepnet 2 helped shape Minnesota's State Transition Team to "better prepare teachers, families, and students for transition from high school to independent living, employment,…

  10. Selected basin characteristics and water-quality data of the Minnesota River basin

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    Winterstein, T.A.; Payne, G.A.; Miller, R.A.; Stark, J.R.

    1993-01-01

    Selected basin characteristics and water-quality dam for the Minnesota River Basin are presented in this report as 71 maps, 22 graphs, and 8 tables. The data were compiled as part of a four-year study to identify non-point sources of pollution and the effect of this pollution on water quality. The maps were prepared from geographic information system data bases. Federal, State, and local agencies, and colleges and universities collected and assembled these data as part of the Minnesota River Assessment Project.

  11. The Minnesota Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Plan 2011-2020: a progress report.

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    Shanedling, Stanton; Schardin, Sueling

    2013-05-01

    The Minnesota Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Plan 2011-2020 was developed to organize the efforts of individuals, health care organizations and communities around prevention, treatment and management of heart disease and stroke. This article provides a brief update on the state's efforts, pointing out that Minnesota has made the most progress in terms of disease management thanks in part to the widespread use of electronic health records and requirements for quality reporting.

  12. Rocks, Minerals, Plants, Wildlife; A Preliminary Bibliography of Identification Media for Use in Minnesota Schools.

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    Olson, Nancy B.

    This research paper involved preparing a bibliography for use in Minnesota schools of media for the identification of rocks, minerals, plants and wildlife found in Minnesota. The completed bibliography would also be applicable to the surrounding states and the neighboring parts of Canada. Each entry in the bibliography includes level of interest…

  13. 76 FR 2293 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Minnesota; Gopher Resource, LLC

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    ... the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) on July 29, 2010, to revise the Minnesota State Implementation Plan (SIP) for lead (Pb) under the Clean Air Act (CAA). The State has submitted a joint Title I... that the conditions laid out with the citation ``Title I Condition: SIP for Lead NAAQS'' replace an...

  14. Minnesota logging utilization factors, 1975-1976--development, use, implications.

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    James E. Blyth; W. Brad Smith

    1979-01-01

    Discusses Minnesota saw log and pulpwood logging utilization factors developed during 1975-1976 and their implications. Compares factors for several species groups and shows their use in estimating growing stock cut for pulpwood and saw logs.

  15. Instructional Microcomputer Applications by Business Teachers in Minnesota.

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    Lambrecht, Judith J.

    Data were collected from Minnesota secondary and postsecondary business teachers regarding their instructional microcomputer applications and their attitudes about several instructional computing issues. Usable surveys were returned by 342 teachers in 236 schools. The predominant brand of computer at the secondary level was the Apple II; most…

  16. 75 FR 39059 - Minnesota Disaster Number MN-00024

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    ... SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration 12132 and 12133] Minnesota Disaster Number MN-00024 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Amendment 4. SUMMARY: This is an amendment of... (FEMA-1900-DR), dated 04/19/2010. Incident: Flooding. Incident Period: 03/01/2010 through 04/26/2010...

  17. Disparities persist in nutrition policies and practices in Minnesota secondary schools

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    Caspi, Caitlin Eicher; Davey, Cynthia; Nelson, Toben F.; Larson, Nicole; Kubik, Martha Y.; Coombes, Brandon; Nanney, Marilyn S.

    2014-01-01

    Access to healthy foods among secondary school students is patterned by individual-level socioeconomic status, but few studies have examined how school nutrition policies and practices are patterned by school-level characteristics. The objective of this study was to examine school nutrition policies and practices by school characteristics (location, racial/ethnic composition and free/reduced priced lunch eligibility [FRPL]) in Minnesota secondary schools between 2008 and 2012. Data from the 2008 to 2012 Minnesota School Health Profiles survey were used to assess school nutrition policies and practices, and National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) data were used for school characteristics (n = 505 secondary schools). Nutrition policies and practices included: 1) the availability of low-nutrient, energy dense (LNED) items, 2) strategies to engage students in healthy eating, and 3) restrictions on advertisements of LNED products in areas around the school. Among school-level characteristics, school location was most strongly related to school nutrition policies. Across all years, city schools were less likely than town/rural schools to have vending machines/school stores [prevalence difference (PD)=13.7, 95% confidence interval (CI) -25.0,-2.3], and less likely to sell sports drinks (PD= -36.3, 95% CI: -51.8, -20.7). City schools were also more likely to prohibit advertisements for LNED products in school buildings (PD=17.7, 95% CI: 5.5, 29.9) and on school grounds (PD=15.6, 95% CI: 1.7, 29.5). Between 2008 and 2012 the prevalence of some healthy eating policies/practices (limiting salty snacks, offering taste testing, banning unhealthy food advertisements in school publications) declined in city schools only, where these policies/practices had previously been more common. Monitoring of these trends is needed to understand the impact of these policies on student outcomes across school settings. PMID:25441964

  18. Pertussis outbreak, southeastern Minnesota, 2012.

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    Theofiles, Alexander G; Cunningham, Scott A; Chia, Nicholas; Jeraldo, Patricio R; Quest, Daniel J; Mandrekar, Jayawant N; Patel, Robin

    2014-10-01

    To describe clinical and laboratory findings from the 2012 southeastern Minnesota pertussis outbreak. Patients were selected for 2 parts of the study. In the first part, nasopharyngeal swabs from a convenience sample of 265 unique patients were used for both the clinician-requested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test and culture. B pertussis isolates were tested for macrolide susceptibility and typed using whole genome sequencing and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. Pertactin gene sequences were analyzed to identify pertactin-deficient B pertussis. In the second part, all patients seen at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, who had PCR results positive for Bordetella pertussis or Bordetella parapertussis between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2012, were analyzed for patient demographic features and vaccination records. One hundred sixty patients had results positive for B pertussis, and 21 patients had results positive for B parapertussis. Among the 265 swabs cultured, B pertussis was detected by both culture and PCR in 11. One swab was positive for B pertussis by culture alone, and 13 were positive by PCR alone. Polymerase chain reaction detected B pertussis more frequently than did culture (P=.001). No macrolide resistance was detected. All 12 isolates tested had an altered pertactin gene, including 9 with a signal sequence deletion, 2 with insertion sequence disruptions, and 1 with a premature stop codon. Nine and 3 isolates were pertactin types prn1 and prn2, respectively. Whole genome sequencing and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis detected the presence of multiple B pertussis strains. The mean age of patients with pertussis was younger than that of those without pertussis (15.6 and 25.5 years, respectively; P=.002). Compared with those whose test results were negative for B pertussis, fewer patients with positive results had received whole-cell pertussis vaccine (P=.02). In the subgroup who had received acellular vaccine exclusively, the time since the

  19. 75 FR 77899 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, St. Paul and Bemidji, MN

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [2253-665] Notice of Inventory Completion: Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, St. Paul and Bemidji, MN AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior. ACTION... funerary objects in the possession of the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, St. Paul and Bemidji, MN. The...

  20. 76 FR 22696 - Missouri River Energy Services, Western Minnesota Municipal Power Agency; Notice of Motion To...

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    ...] Missouri River Energy Services, Western Minnesota Municipal Power Agency; Notice of Motion To Withdraw Filing and Request for Expedited Action On March 23, 2011, Missouri River Energy Services and Western Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (collectively, MRES/WMMPA) filed a motion to withdraw its Attachment O...

  1. Outcomes of sudden cardiac arrest in a state-wide integrated resuscitation program: Results from the Minnesota Resuscitation Consortium.

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    Adabag, Selcuk; Hodgson, Lucinda; Garcia, Santiago; Anand, Vidhu; Frascone, Ralph; Conterato, Marc; Lick, Charles; Wesley, Keith; Mahoney, Brian; Yannopoulos, Demetris

    2017-01-01

    Despite many advances in resuscitation science the outcomes of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) remain poor. The Minnesota Resuscitation Consortium (MRC) is a statewide integrated resuscitation program, established in 2011, to provide standardized, evidence-based resuscitation and post-resuscitation care. The objective of this study is to assess the outcomes of a state-wide integrated resuscitation program. We examined the trends in resuscitation metrics and outcomes in Minnesota since 2011 and compared these to the results from the national Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) program. Since 2011 MRC has expanded significantly providing service to >75% of Minnesota's population. A total of 5192 SCA occurred in counties covered by MRC from 2011 to 2014. In this period, bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of hypothermia, automatic CPR device and impedance threshold device increased significantly (p<0.0001 for all). Compared to CARES, SCA cases in Minnesota were more likely to be ventricular fibrillation (31% vs. 23%, p<0.0001) but less likely to receive bystander CPR (33% vs. 39%, p<0.0001). Survival to hospital discharge with good or moderate cerebral performance (12% vs. 8%, p<0.0001), survival in SCA with a shockable rhythm (Utstein survival) (38% vs. 33%, p=0.0003) and Utstein survival with bystander CPR (44% vs. 37%, p=0.003) were greater in Minnesota than CARES. State-wide integration of resuscitation services in Minnesota was feasible. Survival rate after cardiac arrest is greater in Minnesota compared to the mean survival rate in CARES. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.

  2. Rethinking I-94: Minnesota DOT: A TPCB Peer Exchange

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    2017-12-01

    This report highlights key recommendations and noteworthy practices identified at Rethinking I-94: MnDOT Peer Exchange held on August 15-16, 2017 in St. Paul, Minnesota. This event was sponsored by the Transportation Planning Capacity Building ...

  3. Child Care Use in Minnesota: Report of the 2009 Statewide Household Child Care Survey

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    Chase, Richard; Valorose, Jennifer

    2010-01-01

    This report on a statewide telephone survey describes child care use in Minnesota among households with children 12 and younger. Minnesota has an estimated 908,000 children ages 12 and younger; 24 percent are ages 0 to 2, 24 percent ages 3 to 5, 30 percent ages 6 to 9 and 23 percent ages 10 to 12. Of the nearly 500,000 households with one or more…

  4. Developing E-science and Research Services and Support at the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries.

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    Johnson, Layne M; Butler, John T; Johnston, Lisa R

    2012-01-01

    This paper describes the development and implementation of e-science and research support services in the Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) within the Academic Health Center (AHC) at the University of Minnesota (UMN). A review of the broader e-science initiatives within the UMN demonstrates the needs and opportunities that the University Libraries face while building knowledge, skills, and capacity to support e-research. These experiences are being used by the University Libraries administration and HSL to apply support for the growing needs of researchers in the health sciences. Several research areas that would benefit from enhanced e-science support are described. Plans to address the growing e-research needs of health sciences researchers are also discussed.

  5. Developing E-science and Research Services and Support at the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries

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    Johnson, Layne M.; Butler, John T.; Johnston, Lisa R.

    2013-01-01

    This paper describes the development and implementation of e-science and research support services in the Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) within the Academic Health Center (AHC) at the University of Minnesota (UMN). A review of the broader e-science initiatives within the UMN demonstrates the needs and opportunities that the University Libraries face while building knowledge, skills, and capacity to support e-research. These experiences are being used by the University Libraries administration and HSL to apply support for the growing needs of researchers in the health sciences. Several research areas that would benefit from enhanced e-science support are described. Plans to address the growing e-research needs of health sciences researchers are also discussed. PMID:23585706

  6. 75 FR 63212 - Northern States Power Company-Minnesota; Notice of Withdrawal of Application for Amendment to...

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    ... NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 50-282 and 50-306; NRC-2010-0325] Northern States Power Company--Minnesota; Notice of Withdrawal of Application for Amendment to Facility Operating License The U... Company, a Minnesota corporation (the licensee), doing business as Xcel Energy, to withdraw its January 27...

  7. Minnesota Campaign Aims at Financial Independence for Women's Sports.

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    Monaghan, Peter

    1986-01-01

    A major lobbying and advertising effort on behalf of women's athletics of the University of Minnesota, one of the few major sports-playing institutions where the women's athletic department operates independently from the men's program, is described. (MLW)

  8. Superintendent Leadership in Small, Rural Minnesota Public Schools

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    Plath, Timothy M.

    2017-01-01

    The purpose of the research was to investigate the leadership skills of rural Minnesota superintendents alongside the academic achievement of the school district. Through the correlates of school leadership espoused by Waters and Marzano, this research analyzed the leadership characteristics of the superintendents in those districts and the level…

  9. The Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program (MISP), 1955-1979.

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    1979

    The Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program has grown tremendously since 1955 when three Indian students were given financial aid to attend college. This report provides a narrative and statistical history of the program and its activities with the state legislature, high school counselors, post secondary financial aids officers, tribal and…

  10. E.E.C. 2000: A Study of Environmental Education Centers. Part I and Parts II & III.

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    Minnesota State Dept. of Natural Resources, St. Paul.

    This report of Environmental Education Centers (EECs) presents recommendations development of long range plans for the development and program coordination of EECs in Minnesota. The plan focuses on identifying programming needs, geographic areas to locate facilities, and capital costs for development and creation of a phased-in implementation…

  11. Health-Based Capitation Risk Adjustment in Minnesota Public Health Care Programs

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    Gifford, Gregory A.; Edwards, Kevan R.; Knutson, David J.

    2004-01-01

    This article documents the history and implementation of health-based capitation risk adjustment in Minnesota public health care programs, and identifies key implementation issues. Capitation payments in these programs are risk adjusted using an historical, health plan risk score, based on concurrent risk assessment. Phased implementation of capitation risk adjustment for these programs began January 1, 2000. Minnesota's experience with capitation risk adjustment suggests that: (1) implementation can accelerate encounter data submission, (2) administrative decisions made during implementation can create issues that impact payment model performance, and (3) changes in diagnosis data management during implementation may require changes to the payment model. PMID:25372356

  12. It Takes a Village: Promoting Parent and Family Education on Healthy Lifestyles for Minnesota Secondary Students

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    Hearst, Mary O.; Wang, Qi; Grannon, Katherine; Davey, Cynthia S.; Nanney, Marilyn S.

    2017-01-01

    Background: This study examines school strategies to educate parents over time about physical activity and nutrition and how those strategies are related to adolescent health behaviors. Methods: Data from the Minnesota School Health Profiles Lead Health Education Teacher survey (2008-2012) and the Minnesota Student Survey (MSS, 2013) included…

  13. Timber resource of Minnesota's Northern Pine Unit, 1977.

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    Pamela J. Jakes; Gerhard K. Raile

    1980-01-01

    The fourth inventory of Minnesota's Northern Pine Unit shows a 28% increase in growing-stock inventory, but a 4% decrease in commercial forest area between 1962 and 1977. This report gives statistical highlights and contains detailed tables of forest area as well as timber volume, growth, mortality, ownership, and use.

  14. Timber resource of Minnesota's Central Hardwood Unit, 1977.

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    Alexander Vasilevsky; Ronald L. Hackett

    1980-01-01

    The fourth inventory of Minnesota's Central Hardwood Unit shows large gains in growing-stock and sawtimber volumes but a 17% decline in commercial forest area between 1962 and 1977. This report gives statistical highlights and contains detailed tables of forest area as well as timber volume, growth, mortality, ownership, and use.

  15. Timber resource of Minnesota's Aspen-Birch Unit, 1977.

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    John S. Jr. Spencer; Arnold J. Ostrom

    1979-01-01

    The fourth inventory of Minnesota's Aspen-Birch Unit shows solid gains in growing-stock and sawtimber volumes between 1962 and 1977, but a 13% decline in commercial forest area. This report gives statistical highlights and contains detailed tables of forest area a well as timber volume, growth, mortality, ownership, and use.

  16. The Educational Needs of Dislocated Workers in Minnesota.

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    Park, Rosemarie J.; And Others

    A study was conducted to determine if dislocated workers in Minnesota felt they had sufficient reading and mathematics skills to obtain new employment or enter retraining programs. A representative group of 168 dislocated workers who had been employed in manufacturing, taconite mining, lumber, and farming were interviewed from June through…

  17. Above-ground weights for tamarack in northeastern Minnesota.

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    Eugene M. Carpenter

    1983-01-01

    We used trees from natural uneven-aged stands in northeastern Minnesota to develop prediction equations to estimate total tree, stem, crown, live and dead branch weight. Presented here are specific gravity and moisture content by d.b.h. and height in tree, as well as bark, sapwood, and heartwood ratios.

  18. Freight transportation in Minnesota : selected data from federal sources

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    1996-10-01

    Welcome to the State Freight Transportation Profile. This report presents information on freight transportation in Minnesota and is part of a series of reports covering all 50 States. The purpose of the report is to present the major Federal database...

  19. Coverage Gains After the Affordable Care Act Among the Uninsured in Minnesota

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    Lukanen, Elizabeth; Spencer, Donna; Alarcón, Giovann; Kemmick Pintor, Jessie; Baines Simon, Alisha; Gildemeister, Stefan

    2015-01-01

    Objectives. We determined whether and how Minnesotans who were uninsured in 2013 gained health insurance coverage in 2014, 1 year after the Affordable Care Act (ACA) expanded Medicaid coverage and enrollment. Methods. Insurance status and enrollment experiences came from the Minnesota Health Insurance Transitions Study (MH-HITS), a follow-up telephone survey of children and adults in Minnesota who had no health insurance in the fall of 2013. Results. ACA had a tempered success in Minnesota. Outreach and enrollment efforts were effective; one half of those previously uninsured gained coverage, although many reported difficulty signing up (nearly 62%). Of the previously uninsured who gained coverage, 44% obtained their coverage through MNsure, Minnesota’s insurance marketplace. Most of those who remained uninsured heard of MNsure and went to the Web site. Many still struggled with the enrollment process or reported being deterred by the cost of coverage. Conclusions. Targeting outreach, simplifying the enrollment process, focusing on affordability, and continuing funding for in-person assistance will be important in the future. PMID:26447912

  20. Survival of postfledging mallards in northcentral Minnesota

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    Kirby, Ronald E.; Sargeant, Glen A.

    1999-01-01

    Effective, economical management of waterfowl populations requires an understanding of age-, sex-, and cause-specific forces of mortality. We used radio telemetry to estimate survival rates of immature mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) from fledging to autumn migration in northcentral Minnesota. We monitored 48 females and 42 males during 1972-74 and observed 31 deaths during 2,984 exposure-days. We attributed 7 deaths to predation and 24 to hunting. Survival rates were 0.86 (SE=0.047) for the postfledging-prehunting period, 0.29 (SE=0.107) from the onset of hunting to migration, and 0.25 (SE=0.094) for both periods combined. Natural mortality of fledged young had a negligible effect on recruitment to migration. Reducing natural mortality of fledged juvenile mallards would not have been a feasible means of increasing recruitment. Management strategies that increased nest success, increased brood survival, or decreased hunting mortality would more likely have produced meaningful gains in recruitment and are worthy subjects for continuing study. In northcentral Minnesota, changes in waterfowl habitats, predator populations, and hunting pressure have probably not changed the relative importance of hunting and nonhunting mortality to fledged juvenile mallards since our data were collected.

  1. A Comparison of the Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE) Requirements of the Regulated Health Occupations in Minnesota.

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    Green-Eide, Beth

    A study reviewed and compared initial and renewal practices for licensure/registration of 13 health care occupations regulated in the state of Minnesota. It examined mandatory continuing education (MCE) documentation and the practices of licensing boards in their enforcement of the MCE legislation. The Minnesota Statutes and Rules for the…

  2. 76 FR 5679 - Emerald Ash Borer; Addition of Quarantined Areas in Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, New York...

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    ...;Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each #0;week. #0; #0; #0; #0;#0...-0098] Emerald Ash Borer; Addition of Quarantined Areas in Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, New York..., Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and the entire State of West Virginia to the list of...

  3. Solar heating system design package for a single-family residence at William O'Brien State Park, Minnesota

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    1977-01-01

    The plans, specifications, cost trade studies, and verification status of a prototype solar heating and hot water system for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources's single-family dwelling located at O'Brien State Park, 30 miles east of Minneapolis, Minnesota are presented.

  4. Biomass Estimation for some Shrubs from Northeastern Minnesota

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    David F. Grigal; Lewis F. Ohmann

    1977-01-01

    Biomass prediction equations were developed for 23 northeastern Minnesota shrub species. The allowmetric function was used to predict leaf, current annual woody twig, stem, and total woody biomass (dry grass), using stem diameter class estimated to the nearest 0.25 cm class at 15 cm above ground level as the independent variable.

  5. Minnesota Higher Education Facilities Authority: 1999 Annual Report.

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    Minnesota Higher Education Facilities Authority, Saint Paul.

    This annual report reviews fiscal year 1999 for institutions serviced by the Minnesota Higher Education Facilities Authority. The report notes a slight decline in new financing activity, although the $87.7 million financed during the 1999 fiscal year was the second highest annual total for the Authority. Following some introductory material, the…

  6. Residential Behavioral Treatment Facilities. 1996 Minnesota Student Survey.

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    Fulkerson, Jayne A.; Harrison, Patricia A.; Beebe, Timothy J.

    This report uses text, graphs, and tables to present findings of a 1996 survey of 575 adolescents voluntarily participating in residential behavioral treatment facilities in Minnesota. Compared with public school students, these adolescents were: 62 percent male, more likely to be of color, especially American Indian, and twice as likely as other…

  7. 40 CFR 282.73 - Minnesota State-Administered Program.

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    2010-07-01

    ... of 1976 (RCRA), as amended, 42 U.S.C. 6991 et seq. The State's program, as administered by the... Procedure Rule 24.01Intervention of Right Rule 24.02Permissive Intervention (2) Minnesota Rules, Chapter...; actions based on conduct occurring before March 14, 1996 [insofar as it applies to individuals other than...

  8. How Energy Efficiency is Adding Jobs in St. Paul, Minnesota

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    Hannigan, Jim; Coleman, Chris; Oliver, LeAnn; Jambois, Louis

    2018-02-07

    Saint Paul, Minnesota is using an energy efficiency grant to provide commercial retrofits that will allow a local produce distribution company to dramatically reduce its energy costs and add dozens of new workers.

  9. How Energy Efficiency is Adding Jobs in St. Paul, Minnesota

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    Hannigan, Jim; Coleman, Chris; Oliver, LeAnn

    2011-01-01

    Saint Paul, Minnesota is using an energy efficiency grant to provide commercial retrofits that will allow a local produce distribution company to dramatically reduce its energy costs and add dozens of new workers.

  10. Predicted yields from selected cutting prescriptions in northern Minnesota.

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    Pamela J. Jakes; W. Brad Smith

    1980-01-01

    Includes predicted yields based on two sets of cutting prescriptions in northern Minnesota. Indicates that given a specific set of assumptions, average annual growing-stock removals for the decade 1977-1986 would be from 69% to 124% higher than 1976 growing-stock removals.

  11. School Desegregation in Minneapolis, Minnesota: A Staff Report of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

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    Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.

    The desegregation of the Minneapolis, Minnesota schools was initiated in 1972, although the process leading to desegregation actually began in 1967 when the board of education adopted its first human relations guidelines and announced a voluntary urban transfer program. In 1970 the state of Minnesota issued desegregation guidelines which set a 30%…

  12. Evaluation of Educational Programs for Young Children: The Minnesota Round Table on Early Childhood Education II.

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    Weinberg, Richard A., Ed.; Moore, Shirley G., Ed.

    This is a collection of papers based on presentations made by participants in the Minnesota Round Table II sponsored by the University of Minnesota and the Child Development Associate Consortium in 1974. Included are an introduction to the conference (Richard A. Weinberg and Shirley G. Moore) and the following articles: (1) Planning Evaluation…

  13. Changing people's perceptions and behavior through partnerships and education: followup on a case study from Minnesota

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    Tim Kelly; Ron Sushak; Pamela Jakes

    2001-01-01

    A follow-up survey of residents in southeastern Minnesota shows that environmental values were stable over a 5-year period. The authors were unable to measure any impacts of a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources comprehensive watershed planning initiative in the Wells Creek watershed on residents' behaviors and attitudes and perceptions about the...

  14. Factors Influencing the Pursuit of IT Certifications: A Study of Minnesota Public Community and Technical College Students

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    Wilkens, Eric S.

    2013-01-01

    This quantitative study attempted to understand the factors that influence Minnesota community and technical college students to pursue Information Technology (IT) certification. The study investigated the problem of determining the factors that influence Minnesota community and technical college students to pursue IT certification along with…

  15. Reptile-associated salmonellosis in Minnesota, 1996-2011.

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    Whitten, T; Bender, J B; Smith, K; Leano, F; Scheftel, J

    2015-05-01

    Reptile-associated salmonellosis (RAS) occurs when Salmonella is transmitted from a reptile to a human. This study describes the epidemiology of RAS in Minnesota during 1996-2011. All Minnesotans with confirmed Salmonella infections are reported to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). Case patients are interviewed about illness characteristics and risk factors, including foods eaten, drinking and recreational water exposures, contact with ill people, and animal contact. Willing RAS case patients can submit stool from the reptile for culture. Serotype and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) subtype of Salmonella isolates from reptiles and case patients are compared. Of 8389 sporadic (not associated with an outbreak) non-typhoidal salmonellosis case patients in Minnesotans during 1996-2011, 290 (3.5%) reported reptile exposure. The median age of case patients with reptile exposure was 11 years, 31% were under the age of 5 years and 67% were under the age of 20 years; 50% were female. The median illness duration was 8 days; 23% required hospitalization. The most commonly reported reptile exposures were lizard (47%), snake (20%), turtle (19%) and a combination of reptile types (14%). Eighty-four per cent of isolates from case patients who reported reptile exposure were Salmonella enterica subspecies I. The three most common serotypes were Typhimurium (15%), Enteritidis (7%) and subspecies IV serotypes (7%). Of 60 reptiles testing positive for Salmonella, 36 (60%) yielded the same Salmonella serotype as the human isolate. Twenty-six of 27 reptile isolates that were subtyped by PFGE were indistinguishable from the human isolate. Of these, 88% were subspecies I; the most common serotypes were Enteritidis (12%), Typhimurium (8%), and Bareilly (8%). RAS accounts for approximately 3.5% of salmonellosis cases in Minnesota, primarily affecting children. The majority of isolates from case patients and reptiles belonged to Salmonella subspecies I, suggesting that

  16. Tall shrub layer biomass in conifer plantations in northeastern Minnesota.

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    Lewis F. Ohmann

    1982-01-01

    Provides estimates of biomass (pounds/acre) for tall shrub species in 53 conifer plantations in northeastern Minnesota. The estimates are analyzed by plantation age and silvicultural practices used to establish and release the plantations.

  17. Collaborative Dental Hygiene Practice in New Mexico and Minnesota.

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    Hodges, Kathleen O; Rogo, Ellen J; Cahoon, Allison C; Neill, Karen

    2016-06-01

    This descriptive, comparative study was conducted to examine characteristics, services, models and opinions among collaborative dental hygiene practitioners in New Mexico and Minnesota. A self-designed online questionnaire, distributed via SurveyMonkey®, was utilized to collect data from 73 subjects who met the inclusion criteria. A multi-phase administration process was followed. Content validity and reliability was established. Descriptive statistics were used for analysis of 6 research questions. The Mann-Whitney U, Pearson Chi-Square and Fisher's Exact tests were employed to analyze 4 null hypotheses (p=0.05). Most participants (n=36) were experienced clinicians who chose to work in an alternative setting after 28 years or more in the field and reported increased access to care as the reason for practicing collaboratively. A variety of services were offered and private insurance and Medicaid were accepted, although many practitioners did not receive direct reimbursement. The majority of New Mexico participants worked in private dental hygiene practices, earned advanced degrees and serviced Health Provider Shortage Areas. The majority of Minnesota respondents worked in various facilities, earned associate's degrees and were uncertain if Health Provider Shortage Areas were served. There were no significant differences in the variables between practitioners in both states. New Mexico and Minnesota collaborative dental hygiene practitioners are similar in characteristics, services, and opinions although models of practice vary. Collaborative dental hygiene practice is a viable answer to increasing access to care and is an option for patients who might otherwise go without care, including the unserved, underserved, uninsured and underinsured. Copyright © 2016 The American Dental Hygienists’ Association.

  18. The Law and Health Personnel; A Study of Minnesota Law Related to Selected Health Manpower Categories.

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    American Rehabilitation Foundation, Minneapolis, Minn. Inst. for Interdisciplinary Studies.

    This report surveys Minnesota laws relating to the use of health manpower. It presents a summary of Minnesota licensure laws as they apply to categories of health personnel and paramedical personnel currently unrecognized by the law. An analysis is also made of malpractice decisional law to examine whether such laws prohibit or inhibit optimal…

  19. Minnesota Kids: A Closer Look. 2003 Data Book.

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    Coffin, Linda

    This KIDS COUNT data book examines trends in the well-being of Minnesotas children. The statistical portrait is based on 11 indicators of child well-being: (1) children living in poverty; (2) children in families receiving food stamps; (3) children receiving free or reduced-price school lunch; (4) children born to teenage mothers; (5) children…

  20. Minnesota Measures: 2014 Report on Higher Education Performance

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    Armstrong, John; Bak, Leonid; Djurovich, Alexandra; Edlund, Melissa; Fergus, Meredith; Grimes, Tricia; Trost, Jennifer; Williams-Wyche, Shaun

    2014-01-01

    This report provides a resource of accurate, timely and comprehensive facts about higher education in Minnesota. It includes comparisons over time as well as national and peer institution comparisons to add context for the interpretation of the data. It is expected to be used by a number of stakeholder groups such as legislators, educators and…

  1. American Indian Capacity Building in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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    Eubanks, Don

    A 1996 research project in St. Paul, Minnesota, found high rates of poverty and unemployment in its American Indian population and a lack of connection between social service agencies and the Indian community. A follow-up project aimed to support the Indian community in identifying its own priorities for research and action. Eight focus groups…

  2. Minnesota Kids: A Closer Look. 2002 Data Book.

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    Coffin, Linda

    This KIDS COUNT data book examines trends in the well-being of Minnesota's children. The statistical portrait is based on 11 indicators of child well-being: (1) children living in poverty; (2) children in families receiving food stamps; (3) children receiving free or reduced-price school lunch; (4) children born to teenage mothers; (5) children…

  3. Application of dimensionless sediment rating curves to predict suspended-sediment concentrations, bedload, and annual sediment loads for rivers in Minnesota

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    Ellison, Christopher A.; Groten, Joel T.; Lorenz, David L.; Koller, Karl S.

    2016-10-27

    Consistent and reliable sediment data are needed by Federal, State, and local government agencies responsible for monitoring water quality, planning river restoration, quantifying sediment budgets, and evaluating the effectiveness of sediment reduction strategies. Heightened concerns about excessive sediment in rivers and the challenge to reduce costs and eliminate data gaps has guided Federal and State interests in pursuing alternative methods for measuring suspended and bedload sediment. Simple and dependable data collection and estimation techniques are needed to generate hydraulic and water-quality information for areas where data are unavailable or difficult to collect.The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, completed a study to evaluate the use of dimensionless sediment rating curves (DSRCs) to accurately predict suspended-sediment concentrations (SSCs), bedload, and annual sediment loads for selected rivers and streams in Minnesota based on data collected during 2007 through 2013. This study included the application of DSRC models developed for a small group of streams located in the San Juan River Basin near Pagosa Springs in southwestern Colorado to rivers in Minnesota. Regionally based DSRC models for Minnesota also were developed and compared to DSRC models from Pagosa Springs, Colorado, to evaluate which model provided more accurate predictions of SSCs and bedload in Minnesota.Multiple measures of goodness-of-fit were developed to assess the effectiveness of DSRC models in predicting SSC and bedload for rivers in Minnesota. More than 600 dimensionless ratio values of SSC, bedload, and streamflow were evaluated and delineated according to Pfankuch stream stability categories of “good/fair” and “poor” to develop four Minnesota-based DSRC models. The basis for Pagosa Springs and Minnesota DSRC model effectiveness was founded on measures of goodness

  4. 76 FR 24471 - Qualified Hydro 26, LLC; Lock+ Hydro Friends Fund VII; Western Minnesota Municipal Power Agency...

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    ...; 14113-000] Qualified Hydro 26, LLC; Lock+ Hydro Friends Fund VII; Western Minnesota Municipal Power... Hydro), Lock+ Hydro Friends Fund VII (Hydro Friends) and Western Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (WMMPA... 02114; (978) 283-2822. Hydro Friends' proposed Lock and Dam 11 Hydropower Project No. 14112 would...

  5. 77 FR 73646 - Essar Steel Minnesota, LLC v. Great Lakes Gas Transmission Limited Partnership; Notice of Complaint

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. RP13-313-000] Essar Steel Minnesota, LLC v. Great Lakes Gas Transmission Limited Partnership; Notice of Complaint Take notice that on.... 717(a), Essar Steel Minnesota, LLC (Complainant) filed a formal complaint against Great Lakes Gas...

  6. Minnesota canoe and kayak owners: their characteristics and patterns of use.

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    Earl C. Leatherberry

    1979-01-01

    Provides information about Minnesota canoe and kayak owners' socioeconomic characteristics, their experience with canoeing and kayaking, and the characteristics of use. Implications for management are also presented.

  7. Incidence of multiple myeloma in Olmsted County, Minnesota: Trend over 6 decades.

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    Kyle, Robert A; Therneau, Terry M; Rajkumar, S Vincent; Larson, Dirk R; Plevak, Matthew F; Melton, L Joseph

    2004-12-01

    Previous studies have indicated that the incidence and mortality rates for multiple myeloma have increased in the United States. The authors reported on the incidence of multiple myeloma in Olmsted County, Minnesota, between 1991 and 2001 and on trends in multiple myeloma incidence over the last 56 years. Using the files of the Mayo Clinic and the Olmsted Medical Center (Rochester, MN), the authors identified all residents of Olmsted County who had multiple myeloma, suspected myeloma, or a related disorder. Reports of all laboratory determinations, in addition to autopsy findings and death certificates, were obtained. The criteria for the diagnosis of multiple myeloma have not changed during the last 6 decades. All but 1 of the 47 residents with multiple myeloma first diagnosed between 1991 and 2001 were recognized antemortem. Fifty-five percent had a previous monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance, smoldering multiple myeloma, or solitary plasmacytoma before multiple myeloma was diagnosed. From 1991 to 2001, the overall annual incidence rate, age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. population, was 4.3 per 100,000 (95% confidence interval, 3.0-5.5 per 100,000). Poisson regression analysis showed no statistically significant trend in Olmsted County incidence rates over 56 years. In similar fashion, the authors adjusted multiple myeloma incidence rates from nine other studies worldwide for which adequate data were available and documented similar findings in each case, except for one study that included patients with smoldering multiple myeloma. The overall incidence of multiple myeloma in Olmsted County, Minnesota, has not changed in almost 6 decades. The apparent increase in incidence elsewhere is unexplained but probably is attributable to improvements in diagnostic techniques, particularly in older patients. (c) 2004 American Cancer Society

  8. American Indians and Minnesota's Private Colleges. An Evaluation of the Minnesota Private College Research Foundation's Indian Education Project, 1971-72 -- 1974-75.

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    Panitz, Emanuel

    The Minnesota Private College Research Foundation - Indian Education Project (MPCRF-IEP) provided additional financial support for programs that were unique, developmental, and Indian in their approach to expansion of higher educational opportunities for Native American students. Funding allocated by the Project was made on a dollar for dollar…

  9. [Challenges to implementation of the ECG reading center in ELSA-Brasil].

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    Ribeiro, Antonio Luiz; Pereira, Samuel Vianney da Cunha; Bergmann, Kaiser; Ladeira, Roberto Marini; Oliveira, Rackel Aguiar Mendes; Lotufo, Paulo A; Mill, José Geraldo; Barreto, Sandhi Maria

    2013-06-01

    Electrocardiography is an established low-cost method of cardiovascular assessment, utilized for decades large epidemiological studies. Nonetheless, its use in large epidemiological studies presents challenges, especially when seeking to develop a reading center. This article describes the process, difficulties and challenges of implementing an electrocardiogram reading center in Brazilian Longitudinal Study for Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil). Among the issues discussed, we have emphasized: the criteria for selection of the electrocardiography machine and the central for storage and management of the machines; the required personnel; the procedures for acquisition and transmission of electrocardiographs to the Reading Center; coding systems, with emphasis on the Minnesota code; ethical and practical issues regarding the delivery of reports to study participants; and aspects related to quality control.

  10. The Minnesota approach to non-timber forest product marketing: the balsam bough industry and other examples

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    John. Krantz

    2001-01-01

    Minnesota is a leading state in the production of holiday wreaths. It is estimated that the companies producing wreaths in Minnesota have total sales exceeding $20 million and growing. Wreaths are sold in all states in the U.S., mainly by non-profit groups for fundraising. The boughs harvested from the balsam fir (Abies balsamea) are used in 98...

  11. Trends in municipal-well installations and aquifer utilization in southeastern Minnesota, 1880-1980

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    Woodward, D.G.

    1985-01-01

    Water appropriation in Minnesota is regulated through a permit system based on five water-use priorities. Domestic water supply, excluding industrial and commercial uses of a municipal water supply, is the highest priority (Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 105.41). Under the regulations, uses of a lower priority are not permitted to adversely affect uses of a higher priority. Identification of the aquifer(s) used for municipal supplies is also necessary to safeguard these supplies from adverse effects of competing water users and contamination, and to evaluate the consequences of each.

  12. Advancing Postsecondary Opportunity, Completion, and Productivity: Essential Performance Indicators for Minnesota and Selected Peer States. 2012-2013

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    Midwestern Higher Education Compact, 2014

    2014-01-01

    This report portrays various performance indicators that are intended to facilitate an assessment of the postsecondary education system in Minnesota. Descriptive statistics are presented for Minnesota and five other comparison states as well as the nation. Comparison states were selected according to the degree of similarity of population…

  13. Food and Beverage Promotions in Minnesota Secondary Schools: Secular Changes, Correlates, and Associations with Adolescents' Dietary Behaviors

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    Larson, Nicole; Davey, Cynthia S.; Coombes, Brandon; Caspi, Caitlin; Kubik, Martha Y.; Nanney, Marilyn S.

    2014-01-01

    Background: The purpose of this study was to describe promotions for unhealthy and healthy foods and beverages within Minnesota secondary schools from 2008 to 2012, and to examine associations with school-level coordination of environmental improvements and students' dietary behaviors. Methods: The Minnesota School Health Profiles and Minnesota…

  14. Early Childhood Family Education: Implementing the Minnesota Model = Education de la premiere enfance: Mise en oeuvre de modele Minnesota = La educacion de la familia y la ninez: Poner en practica el modelo de Minnesota.

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    Carlson, Helen L.

    Over a decade ago, the Minnesota state legislature funded the Council on Quality Education to create nine exemplary and experimental pilot programs to support young children and their families. One of the early models was a family-oriented, structured preschool activity that featured weekly 2-hour sessions during which parents of 4-year-olds…

  15. Terrain, weather pose challenges in Minnesota project

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    Trojack, L.

    1994-12-01

    This paper briefly reviews an innovative method used in installing a natural gas pipeline in Minnesota which traversed a marsh area. Because of the special problems associated with this wetland area, special equipment and techniques had to be used to minimize disturbance associated with the construction. It describes the equipment and the resulting performance the equipment had. It proved to significantly reduce disturbance and result in minimum site restoration work.

  16. Post-establishment fertilization of Minnesota hybrid poplar plantations

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    Mark Coleman; David Tolsted; Tom Nichols; Wendell D. Johnson; Edward G. Wene; Tom Houghtaling

    2006-01-01

    Experimental plantings were installed at five sites in three locations in western Minnesota. Aboveground biomass production increased 43–82% as a result of three annual applications of urea or balanced nutrient blend fertilizer beginning near canopy closure. There were no production differences between the type of fertilizer used, indicating that N was the major...

  17. Minnesota Kids: A Closer Look. 2000 Data Book.

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    Coffin, Linda

    This Kids Count data book examines trends in the well-being of Minnesota's children. The statistical portrait is based on 11 indicators of child well-being: (1) child poverty rate; (2) children receiving free or reduced-price school lunch; (3) children in families receiving food stamps; (4) births to teenage mothers; (5) low birth weight rates;…

  18. Trends in recreational vehicle traffic in northeastern Minnesota

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    Arthur Norton; Karen Noyce; Thomas J. Wood

    1980-01-01

    Many northeastern Minnesota communities depend upon outdoor recreation activities and tourism for a substantial portion of their yearly cash inflow. While the recreation and tourism industry in the region has grown steady in recent years, it may prove to be less stable in the future than other industries, for at least two basic reasons: (1) while sociologists and...

  19. Minnesota Kids: A Closer Look. 2001 Data Book.

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    Coffin, Linda

    This KIDS COUNT data book examines trends in the well-being of Minnesota's children. The statistical portrait is based on 12 indicators of child well-being: (1) children in poverty; (2) children in families receiving food stamps; (3) children receiving free or reduced-price school lunch; (4) children born to teenage mothers; (5) children born at…

  20. Achieving wood energy potentials: evidence in northeastern Minnesota.

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    Dennis P. Bradley; David C. Lothner

    1987-01-01

    A study of wood energy potential in northeastern Minnesota concludes that (1) the forests of the region could support a much larger wood energy harvest without significant cost increases for other forest products; (2) existing stands are predominantly overmature and cutting more now will enhance future wood supplies for all users; (3) converting to wood energy could...