public health

By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Minnesota statute 461 requires county public health departments conduct unannounced tobacco compliance checks at every location where tobacco is sold at least once a year. Recently those checks occurred Aug. 11 and Aug. 18 in Morrison County. Five of the 41 establishments where minors tried to purchase cigarettes actually sold the [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Just out of nursing school in 1992, Bonnie Paulsen started working for Morrison County Public Health. It was her first job. Today she is saying her goodbyes to coworkers and friends as she takes a position as administrator of Bloomington Public Health which also provides services to Edina and Richfield. Friday [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer St. Gabriel’s Hospital is required to conduct a comprehensive health needs assessment of the county every three years. In partnership with Morrison County’s Public Health and Social Services departments, a survey was completed in 2012. “We sent 800 surveys to homes in the county,” said Pat Rioux, communications manager for [...]

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