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National MS Society, Minnesota Chapter names new president


Fri, Apr 9th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS, April 9, 2010 - Holly Anderson, a seven-year veteran of the movement to create a world free of multiple sclerosis, has been named president of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Minnesota Chapter.



Most recently the executive vice president of the Minnesota Chapter, Anderson has worked tirelessly on behalf of and with people with MS, a chronic, unpredictable neurological disease with symptoms ranging from numbness and fatigue to blindness and paralysis.



Anderson replaces Maureen Reeder, who joined the chapter in 1998 and served as president for 12 years until her recent promotion to regional executive vice president for 11 states in the Midwest.



"The Minnesota Chapter Board of Trustees is thrilled to welcome Holly Anderson as president of the Minnesota Chapter," said Karen Larson, chair of the board of trustees. "Her passion for people with MS and her desire to find a world free of MS will serve this chapter well."



Anderson said the opportunity to lead the Minnesota Chapter - one of the society's largest chapters, which has a history of excellence in service and program delivery for people living with MS - was a dream come true.



"I have met thousands of people who want to see a world free of MS in their lifetimes," said Anderson. "As chapter president, I am committed to working hand in hand with people with MS, their friends and family, our strong leadership volunteers and the community at large to ensure we meet the needs of every person who lives with multiple sclerosis as we move forward toward that ultimate goal."



Anderson has been working in the nonprofit arena for more than a dozen years. She began her nonprofit career in Washington, D.C., working for the National Consumers League and later the National Mental Health Association where she served in leadership roles in communications and public affairs. She managed communications and public awareness campaigns on important health issues such as drug labeling, food safety and mental health parity.



In 2002, Anderson moved to Minnesota and began her career at the MS Society as vice president of marketing and communications. In her tenure in this position, the chapter won seven national communications awards, increased revenue by more than $1 million and doubled participation in key programs.



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MPCA AWARDS OUTSTANDING WASTEWATER TREATMENT OPERATORS

Fri, Apr 9th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

St. Paul, Minn ⎯ The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) recently recognized Tyler Carrigan from POET Biorefining for outstanding performance in wastewater operations during 2009. The awards were announced March 25th at the 73rd Annual Wa ..... 
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Forum aims to help medical professionals talk to patients about cancer risk from radon exposure

Wed, Apr 7th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

A forum for medical professionals to increase their awareness of radon as a leading cause of lung cancer will be held Thursday, May 6 in Bloomington.

The event, sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health, the American Lung Association of ..... 
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Workers to Begin Installing New MSP Airport Highway Signs Tonight

Wed, Apr 7th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL -- The days of driving to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, only to discover en route that its two terminals are on entirely separate roadways with no signs to tell you which terminal your airline uses, are about to ..... 
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BBB issues warning on fax scam targeting businesses

Wed, Apr 7th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

April 7, 2010 - St. Paul, MN- The Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Minnesota and North Dakota is warning companies to be on alert for a scam involving shipping orders placed via fax, and stolen credit card numbers.



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STATE OFFICIALS URGE MOTORCYCLISTS TO SEEK SAFETY TRAINING

Wed, Mar 24th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL - Public safety officials are encouraging all motorcyclists, even experienced riders, to tune up their riding skills just as they tune up their bikes for the riding season. Minnesota Department of Public Safety preliminary data show there we ..... 
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NEW REPORT REVEALS IMPACT OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE ON MINNESOTA

Tue, Mar 9th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 9, 2010 - According to the Alzheimer's Association's® 2010 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures, ....



Rising Prevalence

There are 5.3 million Americans living with the disease, including 97,7 ..... 
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TEENS CALLED ON TO CREATE TV COMMERCIALS TO DISCOURAGE TEXTING AND DRIVING

Fri, Feb 12th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota



ST. PAUL - Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) and AAA Minnesota/Iowa is calling on Minnesota's teenagers to do "thumbthing" about the dangers of texting and driving by participating in the Don't Text and Drive, Teens! TV Commercial C ..... 
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Ropes: Minnesota needs jobs, jobs, jobs

Fri, Feb 12th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

Making job creation the first priority of the 2010 legislative session, the Minnesota Senate recently passed a comprehensive capital investment package. State Senator Sharon Erickson Ropes, DFL-Winona, was pleased that the Senate package included job ..... 
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