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By Howard Lestrud ECM Publishers Election Day 2014, was a day of proud remembrances for Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie who was monitoring his last Minnesota election as Secretary of State. He chose not to seek re-election in 2014. It was bittersweet for the two-term elected state official, bitter in that it was his […]

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Don Heinzman ECM Editorial Contributor Maybe, in this all-too-serious world, we need to laugh more. Imagine a meeting where you can laugh at Laurel and Hardy films, along with shorts on “Popeye the Sailorman” and “The Little Rascals.” That was the agenda for the Bloomington Brats October meeting, a tent of the Sons of the […]

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ECM Editorial Board Over the past six months, the ECM Editorial Board presented a series of editorials focusing on major health issues. We also zeroed in on some solutions and recommendations. Here is a recap of our positions and conclusions: Health insurance and the Affordable Care Act — ACA’s potential long-term benefits were clouded by […]

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What would you do if someone nearby collapsed and was struggling to breathe? You must act quickly because, if the person is undergoing cardiac arrest, for every lost minute, the chance of survival goes down 10 percent. That’s why it’s so important to know the new CPR and how to use the AED defibrillator to […]

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