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December 2011

Pharmaceutical Payments to Practitioners

A recent MinnPost article, “How U Student with MS Came to Doubt Her Neurologist's Motives”, relates the story of a Minnesota woman’s firsthand experience with the issue of pharmaceutical payments to health practitioners. Concerned about her neurologist’s financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry, the patient turned to a state website that tracks pharmaceutical company payments. While a national database is set to debut in 2013, the Minnesota Legislature passed a payment reporting requirement back in 1993.

The Minnesota Board of Pharmacy has payment data back to 1997 on their website: Payments to Practitioners Documents and an informative FAQ: MINNESOTA STATUTES § 151.461 – GIFTS TO PRACTITIONERS PROHIBITED Frequently Asked Questions.

New & Notable Books and Reports

Many of the items listed below are available electronically. If so, we have provided a link to the document. However, some of the documents may be very long. You can request to borrow our print copy of any of the items by selecting the check-box and clicking on the "Request Items" button.

Agriculture

List of Entities That Received Commissioner's Exemption Under M.S. 500.24. Minn. Dept. of Agriculture. October 7, 2011. HD1775.M6 L58 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0862.
Mandated by: 2000 Minn. Laws Chap. 477 Sec. 70 (Minn. Stat. 500.24 Subd. 3)

Minnesota Agricultural Statistics. Minn. Dept. of Agriculture; United States Dept of Agriculture. 2011. Ref HD1775.M6 M63x 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0874.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Schmid, Ron, ND. The Untold Story of Milk: The History, Politics and Science of Nature's Perfect Food: Raw Milk from Pasture-Fed Cows. NewTrends Publishing, Inc.. 2009. SF259 .S36 2009.

Arts-Economic Aspects

Arrowhead Regional Arts Council Annual Report. Arrowhead Regional Arts Council. 2011. NX742.M6 A76 2011.

Arrowhead Regional Arts Council Financial Statements with Accompanying Information Years Ended June 30, 2010 and 2009 Report of Certified Public Accountants. Charles R. Ziegler Company, Ltd.. August 25, 2011. NX742 .M6 A775 2010/2011.

Minnesota State Arts Board Annual Report. Minn. State Arts Board. 2011. NX24.M6 M58a 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0885.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 129D.02 Subd. 5

Civic Involvement

Bachmann, Michele. Core of Conviction: My Story. Sentinel. 2011. E901.1.B33 A3 2011.

Crime & Corrections

Bushman, Bob. Review of the FBI/MSP Safe Streets Task Force. Minn. Dept. of Public Safety. 2011. HV8080.G35 R48 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0886.

Review of Twin Cities Safe Streets Violent Gang Task Force (TCSSVGTF) Corrective Actions. Minn. Dept. of Public Safety. 2011. HV8080.G35 R488 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0887.

Vilos, Mitch and Evan Vilos. Self-Defense Laws of All 50 States. Guns West Publishing Inc.. 2010. KF9246 .V55 2010.

Demographics & Population

World Almanac and Book of Facts. Newspaper Enterprise Association. 2011. Ref AY67 .N5 W7 2012.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Economic Development

Egerstrom, Lee. Made in Minnesota 2011: Fertile Ground for Minority Opportunity. Minnesota 2020. November 2011. HD1775.M6 E44 2011.

Education-Higher

Degree Credit Caps. Minn. State Colleges and Universities. October 2011. LB2381.D44 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0901.
Mandated by: 2008 Minn. Laws Chap. 298 Sec. 19 (Minn. Stat. 136F.301)

Michael, Joel and Nina Manzi. Short Subjects: Saving for College: 529 Plans and Income Tax Policy (Updated). House Research. November 2011. HN79.M6 S56 2011.

Education-K-12

Duluth Teachers' Retirement Fund Actuarial Valuation and Review. Duluth Teachers' Retirement Fund. July 1, 2011. LB2842.2. D84ab 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0925.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 356.215 Subd. 3

Education State Rankings. CQ Press. 2011. Ref LC130 .E38 2011/2012.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Strom, Tim. Minnesota School Finance: A Guide for Legislators. House Research. November 2011. LB2826.M6 M62 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0871.

Larson, Lisa. Short Subjects: Principal and Teacher Accountability Laws. House Research. November 2011. HN79.M6 S56 2011.

Elections

Campaign Finance Summary. Minn. Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. 2011. JK1991.5.M6 C38 2009/2010. Minn. Publication 11-0892.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 10A.02 Subd. 8 (g)

Energy Issues

Annual Energy Review. Energy Information Administration. October 2011. Ref HD9502 .U5 A56 2010.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Environment/Natural Resources

Evaluation Report: The Legacy Amendment. Office of the Legislative Auditor. November 2011. S932.M6 L42 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0908.

Financial Audit Division Report: Legacy Funds: Outdoor Heritage, Clean Water, and Parks and Trails Internal Controls and Legal Compliance Audit. Office of the Legislative Auditor. November 30, 2011. HJ9865 .A27 no. 11-27. Minn. Publication 11-0911.

Governing/Government-Local

Dyson, Deborah A. Options in County Government Structure (Revised). House Research. October 2011. KFM5832 .D97 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0857.

Governing/Government-State

Annual Report on Obsolete, Unnecessary or Duplicative Rules. Minn. Dept. of Employment and Economic Development. November 10, 2011. JK6149.R8 M576 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0880.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 14.05 Subd. 5

Annual Report on Obsolete, Unnecessary, or Duplicative Rules. Minn. Dept. of Revenue. November 23, 2011. JK6149 .R8 A562 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0910.
Mandated by: 1995 Minn. Laws Chap. 233 Art. 2 Sec. 7 Subd. 5 (Minn. Stat. 14.05 Subd. 5)

Financial Audit Division Report: Accounts Receivable and Debt Collection Processes: Internal Controls and Compliance Audit. Office of the Legislative Auditor. November 10, 2011. HJ9865 .A27 no. 11-25. Minn. Publication 11-0872.

Financial Audit Division Report: Department of Management and Budget Statewide Integrated Financial Tools (SWIFT) Application Security Controls Information Technology Audit. Office of the Legislative Auditor. November 3, 2011. HJ9865 .A27 no. 11-24. Minn. Publication 11-0864.

Financial Audit Division Report: Personnel and Payroll Compliance Legal Compliance Audit. Office of the Legislative Auditor. November 10, 2011. HJ9865 .A27 no. 11-26. Minn. Publication 11-0873.

State Government Shutdown. Minn. Management & Budget. October 2011. HJ2053.M6 S74 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0903.

Government Finance

Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center Authority Operating Budget. Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center Authority.  NA6880.5.U62 D85 2012. Minn. Publication 11-0883.
Mandated by: 1998 Minn. Laws Chap. 404 Sec. 64 Subd. 5

Fiscal Survey of States. National Association of State Budget Officers. Fall 2011. Ref HJ275 .N32a 2011 Fall.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

November Economic Forecast. Minn. Management & Budget. November 2011. HJ11.M65ax 2011 Nov.. Minn. Publication 11-0926.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 16A.103

Report on Investment Consultant Activities. Minn. State Board of Investment. November 9, 2011. JF1525.C6 R47 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0881.
Mandated by: 2007 Minn. Laws Chap. 148 Art. 2 Sec. 7 (Minn. Stat. 11A.27)

State Budget Update. NCSL. 2011. Ref HJ2053.A1 S73 2011 Fall.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Gun Control

Cleary, Jim. Firearms in Minnesota: Prohibited Locations. House Research. October 2011. KFM5779 .C54 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0856.

Cleary, Jim and Janelle Taylor. Short Subjects: Firearms Transportation in Motor Vehicles (Updated). House Research. November 2011. HN79.M6 S56 2011.

Health Care

2010 Recommendations on Issues Related to Health Care Access in Minnesota. Legislative Commission on Health Care Access. December 15, 2010. RA395.A4 M562 2010. Minn. Publication 11-0934.

Current State of Prematurity in Minnesota. Minn. Task Force on Prematurity. November 2011. RJ250 .C87 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0907.
Mandated by: 2011 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 9 Art. 2 Sec. 27 Subd. 4(a)

Directory: Licensed, Certified and Registered Health Care Facilities and Services. Minn. Dept. of Health. March 15, 2011. Ref RA981.M6 D56 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0875.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Chun, Randall. Medical Assistance (Revised). House Research. October 2011. RA395.A4 M425 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0898.

Chun, Randall. MinnesotaCare (Updated). House Research. October 2011. HG9397.5.M6 C57 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0851.

Punelli, Danyell. Nursing Facility Reimbursement (Updated). House Research. October 2011. RA997.5.M6 P86 2011 Rev.. Minn. Publication 11-0858.

Office of Unlicensed Complementary and Alternative Health Care Practice Biennial Report. Minn. Dept. of Health. September 2008. R733 .M56 2006/2008. Minn. Publication 11-0933.

Chun, Randall. Short Subjects: Medical Assistance: An Overview (Revised). House Research. October 2011. HN79.M6 S56 2011.

Insurance

Division of Insurance Fraud Prevention: Investigations Annual Report. Minn. Dept. of Commerce. 2011. HV6770.A2 M6 2010. Minn. Publication 11-0890.
Mandated by: 2002 Minn. Laws Chap. 331 Sec. 1 (Minn. Stat. 45.0135 Subd. 5)

Labor & Employment Issues

Employer's Guide to Employment Law Issues in Minnesota. Minn. Dept. of Employment and Economic Development; Lindquist & Vennum. October 2011. KFM5731.E66 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0899.

Legislatures

Fiscal Review: Minnesota State Senate. Minn. State Senate. 2011. Ref KFM5407 .M625 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0927.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Reference Book. National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.  Ref KF165. A3 2011/2012.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Mining Industries

Havighurst, Walter. Vein of Iron: the Pickands Mather Story. The World Publishing Company. 1958. HD9519.P47 H3 1958.

Parks and Recreation

Minnesota State Parks and Trails: Directions for the Future. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. June 9, 2011. SB482.M6 M566 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0877.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 172 Art. 3 Sec. 2

Privacy

Douma, Frank and Sarah Aue. ITS and Locational Privacy: Suggestions for Peaceful Coexistence. Center for Transportation Studies; Humphrey School of Public Affairs. October 2011. TE228.3 D738 2011.

Retirement Income

Schultz, Ellen E. Retirement Heist: How Companies Plunder and Profit from the Next Eggs of American Workers. Penguin Group. 2011. HD7125 .S38 2011.

Sports Teams/Stadiums

Analysis of Revenues. Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission. 2011. GV417.M48 A53 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0891.

Taxation

McIntyre, Robert S. et al. Corporate Taxpayers & Corporate Tax Dodgers. Citizens for Tax Justice; Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy. November 2011. 

Michael, Joel. Short Subjects: Estate and Inheritance Taxation: An Overview of Taxes in the States (Updated). House Research. November 2011. HN79.M6 S56 2011.

Michael, Joel. Survey of State Estate, Inheritance, and Gift Taxes (Updated). House Research. November 2011. HJ5807.M6 M533 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0878.

Traffic Safety

Eby, David W. et al. Nighttime Safety Belt Use in Minnesota, August 2011. Minn. Dept. of Public Safety. September 2011. HE5620.S34 E292 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0870.

Burress, Matt and Tim Strom. School Transportation Regulation (Updated). House Research. November 2011. KFM5697.94.A4 B673 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0900.

Transportation

Report on Special Revenue Fund Agreements. Minn. Dept. of Transportation. November 8, 2011. HE213.M6 R47 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0879.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 174.02 Subd. 6(b)

Saint Paul Transit-Oriented Development Guidebook for the Central Corridor. City of St. Paul. October 2011. HE4491.S4 S35 2011.

State Transportation Improvement Program. Minn. Dept. of Transportation. September 2011. HE213.M6 S73a 2012/2015. Minn. Publication 11-0863.

Urban Mobility Report. Texas Transportation Institute. September 2011. HE355.3 .C64 U72 2011.

Veterans/Military Issues

Financial Audit Division Report: Minnesota Veterans Home in Minneapolis Special Review. Office of the Legislative Auditor. December 1, 2011. HJ9865 .A27 no. 11-28. Minn. Publication 11-0928.

Wildlife & Hunting

Citizen Oversight Report on Game & Fish Fund Expenditures. Game and Fish Fund Budgetary Oversight Committee. October 2011. SK411 .G363 2010. Minn. Publication 11-0876.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 97A.055 Subd. 4b

Mandated Reports

Annual Report on Obsolete, Unnecessary or Duplicative Rules. Minn. Dept. of Employment and Economic Development. November 10, 2011. JK6149.R8 M576 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0880.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 14.05 Subd. 5

Annual Report on Obsolete, Unnecessary, or Duplicative Rules. Minn. Dept. of Revenue. November 23, 2011. JK6149 .R8 A562 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0910.
Mandated by: 1995 Minn. Laws Chap. 233 Art. 2 Sec. 7 Subd. 5 (Minn. Stat. 14.05 Subd. 5)

Campaign Finance Summary. Minn. Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. 2011. JK1991.5.M6 C38 2009/2010. Minn. Publication 11-0892.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 10A.02 Subd. 8 (g)

Citizen Oversight Report on Game & Fish Fund Expenditures. Game and Fish Fund Budgetary Oversight Committee. October 2011. SK411 .G363 2010. Minn. Publication 11-0876.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 97A.055 Subd. 4b

Current State of Prematurity in Minnesota. Minn. Task Force on Prematurity. November 2011. RJ250 .C87 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0907.
Mandated by: 2011 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 9 Art. 2 Sec. 27 Subd. 4(a)

Degree Credit Caps. Minn. State Colleges and Universities. October 2011. LB2381.D44 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0901.
Mandated by: 2008 Minn. Laws Chap. 298 Sec. 19 (Minn. Stat. 136F.301)

Division of Insurance Fraud Prevention: Investigations Annual Report. Minn. Dept. of Commerce. 2011. HV6770.A2 M6 2010. Minn. Publication 11-0890.
Mandated by: 2002 Minn. Laws Chap. 331 Sec. 1 (Minn. Stat. 45.0135 Subd. 5)

Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center Authority Operating Budget. Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center Authority.  NA6880.5.U62 D85 2012. Minn. Publication 11-0883.
Mandated by: 1998 Minn. Laws Chap. 404 Sec. 64 Subd. 5

Duluth Teachers' Retirement Fund Actuarial Valuation and Review. Duluth Teachers' Retirement Fund. July 1, 2011. LB2842.2. D84ab 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0925.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 356.215 Subd. 3

List of Entities That Received Commissioner's Exemption Under M.S. 500.24. Minn. Dept. of Agriculture. October 7, 2011. HD1775.M6 L58 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0862.
Mandated by: 2000 Minn. Laws Chap. 477 Sec. 70 (Minn. Stat. 500.24 Subd. 3)

Minnesota State Arts Board Annual Report. Minn. State Arts Board. 2011. NX24.M6 M58a 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0885.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 129D.02 Subd. 5

Minnesota State Parks and Trails: Directions for the Future. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. June 9, 2011. SB482.M6 M566 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0877.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 172 Art. 3 Sec. 2

November Economic Forecast. Minn. Management & Budget. November 2011. HJ11.M65ax 2011 Nov.. Minn. Publication 11-0926.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 16A.103

Report on Investment Consultant Activities. Minn. State Board of Investment. November 9, 2011. JF1525.C6 R47 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0881.
Mandated by: 2007 Minn. Laws Chap. 148 Art. 2 Sec. 7 (Minn. Stat. 11A.27)

Report on Special Revenue Fund Agreements. Minn. Dept. of Transportation. November 8, 2011. HE213.M6 R47 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0879.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 174.02 Subd. 6(b)

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