Dental health has been an ongoing issue in Washington County for years. Because it's such a rural area, not many dentists work there, let alone ones that accept Medicaid. However, the county's health department is stepping in to help.
Social issues dominated the 2012 presidential race Friday, as President Barack Obama tried to calm a storm over religion and birth control and the Republicans vying to replace him jockeyed to outdo each other in proving their conservative fervor.
To help reduce the increasing number of preterm births in America and ensure more babies are born healthy, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced more than $40 million in grants to test ways to reverse that trend, as well as a public campaign to reduce early elective deliveries.
A resurgent Rick Santorum won Minnesota's Republican caucuses with ease Tuesday night, relegating GOP front-runner Mitt Romney to a distant third-place finish that raised fresh questions about his ability to attract ardent conservatives at the core of the party's political base.
Jackson County Sheriff's investigators are looking for the people responsible for a string of burglaries. They believe the same thieves could be responsible for breaking into as many as a dozen homes.
The break-ins happened over a 3-day period last week.