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Minnesota Leather Pride Weekend 2018

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Leather Pride Weekend will return to the Twin Cities on April 6 through 8. The weekend will feature classes, parties and the Minnesota Leather Contest. You can get the application to enter the contest here. Minnesota Leather Pride Weekend 2018 Schedule: Friday, April 6, 2018 Contestant Interview Friday, 4:45 pm – 6:45…

Atons Camp Out 2018 in July

HINCKLEY, Minn. — The Atons of Minneapolis are holding their annual Camp Out on the weekend of July 13-15 near Hinckley, Minn. From the Facebook event: For over 30 years the Atons held our annual Runs and Camp Outs in state parks, with the occasional return to the city for unique hotel based runs. After…

Twin Cities Leather coming this weekend

MINNEAPOLIS — Twin Cities Leather 2018 will be this weekend in Minneapolis. The winner will go on to represent the title at International Mr. Leather in Chicago on Memorial day weekend. It is sponsored by Twin Cities Leather & Latte and hosted by The Saloon MN. Weekend Schedule: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16 7pm-9pm – Meet &…

Minn. medical cannabis program to add autism, obstructive sleep apnea as qualifying conditions

ST. PAUL — Minnesota Commissioner of Health Dr. Ed Ehlinger on Thursday announced the decision to add autism spectrum disorders and obstructive sleep apnea as new qualifying conditions for the state’s medical cannabis program. “Any policy decisions about cannabis are difficult due to the relative lack of published scientific evidence,” said Commissioner Ehlinger. “However, there…

Minnesota health officials call for push to end HIV/AIDS

ST. PAUL — As World AIDS Day approaches, state health officials are calling for renewed passion and dedication in the fight to end HIV in Minnesota.

“We have the tools to end HIV in Minnesota,” said Minnesota Health Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger. “New interventions, such as early, sustained HIV treatment and pre-exposure preventive drugs, are highly effective at preventing HIV. We are committed to working with our communities that have disproportionate rates of HIV to reduce barriers to HIV prevention, testing and care.”

Minnesota program reaches more teens trafficked for sex

ST. PAUL — An evaluation of the state’s Safe Harbor Program has found most at-risk and sexually exploited youth in the program reported feeling more hopeful and better prepared for the future. Wilder Research has completed its second evaluation of Minnesota’s Safe Harbor program, a statewide system for helping at-risk and sexually exploited youth that…