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This is a guide to health, medicine, and public safety in the State of Minnesota.

Local resources should be listed in the Cities & Towns category that corresponds to their location, however. Topics that are appropriate for this category will include those of a statewide nature or that cover multiple Minnesota communities. For example, a local hospital or police department would be listed in the category representing the city in which the hospital is located or in which the police department is based, while a health system covering several Minnesota communities may be listed in this category, as well as in the Cities & Towns category that corresponds to the city in which it is headquartered.

Large medical providers in Minnesota include Allina Health, which owns or operates thirteen hospitals and more than ninety clinics throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Headquartered in Minneapolis, its website may be placed in the Minneapolis Health & Public Safety category, but it may also be listed here.

Other large medical providers include CentraCare Health System, Essentia Health, Fairview Health Services, HealthPartners, and the Mayo Clinic, although there may be others as well.

Statewide law enforcement or police agencies include the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, the Minnesota State Fire Marshal, and the Minnesota State Patrol, which operate under the jurisdiction of the Minnesota DPS. The Minnesota Department of Corrections and the Law Enforcement Division of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources also have statewide authority.

Sheriff's Offices provide services throughout the county that they serve, which generally includes more than one locality, but we would rather list them in the Cities & Towns category that corresponds to the city in which the Sheriff's Office is headquartered, usually the county seat. Otherwise, there would potentially be far too many sites listed in this category.

City police agencies should also be listed in the Cities & Towns category that corresponds to the city it serves.

Websites representing Tribal Police Departments in Minnesota may be listed in this category.

In most cases, fire departments should be listed in the category representing the city in which they are based unless they are regional departments serving a large area that includes multiple cities in Minnesota.

Emergency Medical Services providing ambulance services to a large area, that includes several cities, may be listed here but, in most cases, they should be listed in the category representing the city in which they are headquartered, or the county seat, if a county service.

State regulatory agencies overseeing health, medicine, or public safety in Minnesota would be listed in this category, as would statewide association, coalitions, or organizations of health, medicine, or public safety services.

As examples, the Minnesota Department of Health website may be listed here, as would the Minnesota Medical Association. Southeastern Minnesota Emergency Medical Services is an organization that, while headquartered in Rochester, represents EMS providers in an eleven-county area, so it may be listed here as well. Others might include the Association of Training Officers of Minnesota, which promotes the professional standards of peace officer training and education. The Minnesota Fire Service offers firefighter training, certification, testing, and physical fitness, and the Minnesota Fire Service Foundation works to preserve the memory of Minnesota firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty, and these too, may be listed here. The Minnesota Veterinary Medical Foundation provides scholarships and educational grants to benefit animal health and to ensure the future of veterinary medicine.

These and other statewide topics related to health, medicine, or public safety in Minnesota are the focus of topics in this category. Websites focusing on general health or wellness issues are also suitable for this category.

 

 

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