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Another measles case reported in Minnesota

[WCCO Radio, July 15, 2017] The measles outbreak in Minnesota continues. Another case was just reported bringing to 79 the cases reported to the Minnesota Department of Health. Allina Health Clinic pediatrician, Dr. Eric Barth, talked with WCCO Radio about the ongoing outbreak and the need for immunizations to control measles.

Alison Pence, director of community relations for Allina Health, gave a bicycle to a kid during Saturday’s distribution event in Minneapolis. (

Minneapolis Somali-American kids get wheels, thanks to bike giveaway

[Star Tribune, July 15, 2017] On a steamy summer day perfect for wheeling around the neighborhood, excited kids snapped up bicycles donated by Allina Health on Saturday in Minneapolis’ Cedar-Riverside neighborhood. Allina and its community partners dispersed 108 bikes at the Brian Coyle Community Center in response to a frustrated social media post by activist […]

Mark Braun (Star Tribune photo)

Mounds View’s Mark Braun: From abandoned baby to athlete, advocate

[Star Tribune, July 16, 2017] Claire Braun introduced her son to adaptive sports at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, and he took off — basketball, softball, track, even Nordic skiing. “It’s been really fun to see Mark grow as an athlete and to see him take on more of a mentorship role,” said Megan Welty, a […]