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  • HAZARDOUS WASTE: Minn. officials seek to remove 1 Superfund, add 9

    Minn. officials seek to remove 1 Superfund, add 9

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:30 AM EDT2014-08-27 06:30:33 GMT
    Minnesota's environmental officials are proposing an update to the state's list of superfunds by removing one Minneapolis site from the Permanent List of Priorities and adding nine new ones.
    Minnesota's environmental officials are proposing an update to the state's list of superfunds by removing one Minneapolis site from the Permanent List of Priorities and adding nine new ones.
  • Students invent nail polish to detect date rape drugs

    Students invent nail polish to detect date rape drugs

    Monday, August 25 2014 7:53 PM EDT2014-08-25 23:53:32 GMT
    Nail polish may soon be able to make more than just a fashion statement, it may also make women safer.
    Nail polish may soon be able to make more than just a fashion statement, it may also make women safer.
  • Heart Association: E-cigs could 'renormalize' smoking in America

    Heart Association: E-cigs could 'renormalize' smoking in America

    Monday, August 25 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-08-25 17:15:20 GMT
    The American Heart Association is calling for stronger e-cigarette regulations and more research, “before we allow this Trojan horse of nicotine back into society.”  They don't outright reject the idea of e-cigs being a safer alternative to smoking, or as a helpful tool in quitting, but they want to see more scientific evidence.
    The American Heart Association is calling for stronger e-cigarette regulations and more research, “before we allow this Trojan horse of nicotine back into society.”  They don't outright reject the idea of e-cigs being a safer alternative to smoking, or as a helpful tool in quitting, but they want to see more scientific evidence.
  • Minnesota confirms first West Nile case of year

    Minnesota confirms first West Nile case of year

    Friday, August 22 2014 1:39 PM EDT2014-08-22 17:39:37 GMT
    Minnesota's first case of illness due to West Nile Virus this year has been confirmed by the state health department. A Pope County woman became ill Aug. 2 with West Nile fever, and did not require hospitalization.
    Minnesota's first case of illness due to West Nile Virus this year has been confirmed by the state health department. A Pope County woman became ill Aug. 2 with West Nile fever, and did not require hospitalization.
  • Mankato teen leaves hospital after 169-day wait for heart transplant

    Mankato teen leaves hospital after 169-day wait for heart transplant

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:18 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:18:47 GMT
    He spent half a year waiting for a life-saving transplant, but after just a month of recovery, a Mankato teenager is now out of the hospital and preparing to go back to school.
    He spent half a year waiting for a life-saving transplant, but after just a month of recovery, a Mankato teenager is now out of the hospital and preparing to go back to school.
  • Blind man running 11,000 miles for sick granddaughter now in MN

    Blind man runs 11,000 miles for sick granddaughter

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:08:58 GMT
    Love can move people to incredible feats, and that's certainly true of a blind, 62-year-old grandfather who is running 11,000 miles around the United States to raise money to fight cystic fibrosis.
    Love can move people to incredible feats, and that's certainly true of a blind, 62-year-old grandfather who is running 11,000 miles around the United States to raise money to fight cystic fibrosis.
  • Ice Bucket Challenge raises 'unprecedented' $13.3M for ALS

    Ice Bucket Challenge raises 'unprecedented' $13.3M for ALS

    Sunday, August 17 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-08-17 22:05:05 GMT
    The videos have whipped up a social media storm, and the Ice Bucket Challenge is making a major splash in Minneapolis. In just 2 weeks, more than $13 million has been raised -- and so has awareness of ALS.
    The videos have whipped up a social media storm, and the Ice Bucket Challenge is making a major splash in Minneapolis. In just 2 weeks, more than $13 million has been raised -- and so has awareness of ALS.
  • Minnesota athletes upgrade from ice baths to cryosauna

    Minnesota athletes upgrade from ice baths to cryosauna

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-08-13 23:26:12 GMT
    Putting ice on an injury involves more than a bag of ice and a towel for Minnesota's professional athletes. In fact, they're trying out a new cryosauna that helps them stay healthy by keeping cool.
    Putting ice on an injury involves more than a bag of ice and a towel for Minnesota's professional athletes. In fact, they're trying out a new cryosauna that helps them stay healthy by keeping cool.
  • EBOLA OUTBREAK: Minnesota family loses 9 relatives

    EBOLA OUTBREAK: Minnesota family loses 9 relatives

    Monday, August 11 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-08-11 16:00:09 GMT
    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is a crisis that can inflict pain from half a world away, and that is especially true in the Twin Cities because thousands of African immigrants who live here are losing loved ones.
    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is a crisis that can inflict pain from half a world away, and that is especially true in the Twin Cities because thousands of African immigrants who live here are losing loved ones.
  • OPEN HOUSE: Ebola meeting in Brooklyn Center

    OPEN HOUSE: Ebola meeting in Brooklyn Center

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-08-06 22:44:58 GMT
    Minnesota health officials are expecting to speak to hundreds of residents on Wednesday night at an open house to address concerns about the deadly outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa.
    Minnesota health officials are expecting to speak to hundreds of residents on Wednesday night at an open house to address concerns about the deadly outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa.
  • EBOLA SURVIVOR: Minn. missionary contracted virus in 1972

    EBOLA SURVIVOR: Minn. missionary contracted virus in 1972

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-08-06 02:38:23 GMT
    Sadly, most Ebola patients die from the disease -- and that's why a doctor from Bloomington, Minn., knows he's lucky to be alive because he contracted the virus before anyone knew what it was.
    Sadly, most Ebola patients die from the disease -- and that's why a doctor from Bloomington, Minn., knows he's lucky to be alive because he contracted the virus before anyone knew what it was.
  • Elevated E. coli closes Lake Calhoun's Thomas Beach again

    Elevated E. coli closes Lake Calhoun's Thomas Beach again

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 9:09 PM EDT2014-08-06 01:09:29 GMT
    Park officials in Minneapolis have temporarily closed Thomas Beach on Lake Calhoun for the second time in a little under two weeks because E. coli levels have exceeded state guidelines.
    Park officials in Minneapolis have temporarily closed Thomas Beach on Lake Calhoun for the second time in a little under two weeks because E. coli levels have exceeded state guidelines.
  • EBOLA OUTBREAK: Minn. answers Liberia's call for help

    EBOLA OUTBREAK: Minn. answers Liberia's call for help

    Monday, August 4 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-08-05 03:38:12 GMT
    The death toll continues to rise as several nations in west Africa struggle with the largest Ebola virus outbreak in history, and Minnesotans are rising to the call for help in Liberia in a lot of ways.
    The death toll continues to rise as several nations in west Africa struggle with the largest Ebola virus outbreak in history, and Minnesotans are rising to the call for help in Liberia in a lot of ways.
  • Minnesota man up-and-running on prosthetic after railroad accident

    Minnesota man up-and-running on prosthetic after railroad accident

    Fox 9 News cameras caught a first on Thursday -- a Minnesota man learning to run again with his brand new prosthetic leg after a workplace accident left him facing life as an amputee.
    Fox 9 News cameras caught a first on Thursday -- a Minnesota man learning to run again with his brand new prosthetic leg after a workplace accident left him facing life as an amputee.
  • Ebola town hall meeting to address concerns in Brooklyn Park, Minn.

    Ebola town hall meeting to address concerns in Brooklyn Park, Minn.

    Sunday, August 3 2014 10:50 AM EDT2014-08-03 14:50:25 GMT
    The city of Brooklyn Park, Minn. is holding a town hall meeting on Sunday, Aug, 3 to discuss concerns about the Ebola virus. Brooklyn Park is home to many West African immigrants. More than 1,300 people have been infected with Ebola since February in the West African counties of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra. 729 have died.
    The city of Brooklyn Park, Minn. is holding a town hall meeting on Sunday, Aug, 3 to discuss concerns about the Ebola virus. Brooklyn Park is home to many West African immigrants. More than 1,300 people have been infected with Ebola since February in the West African counties of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra. 729 have died.
  • 2 American Ebola patients transferred to Atlanta hospital

    2 American Ebola patients transferred to Atlanta hospital

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:59:31 GMT

    Two American aid workers diagnosed with Ebola will be transferred to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta for treatment. The two contracted the deadly virus while caring for sick patients in Liberia.


    Two American aid workers diagnosed with Ebola will be transferred to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta for treatment. The two contracted the deadly virus while caring for sick patients in Liberia.


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  • Minn. musician bikes from Seattle to Boston to honor friend

    Minn. musician bikes from Seattle to Boston to honor friend

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:55 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:55:59 GMT
    He's collaborated with everyone from Eric Clapton the world-renowned Minnesota Orchestra, but a local musician is putting his career on hold to remember a lifelong friend who died of cancer.
    He's collaborated with everyone from Eric Clapton the world-renowned Minnesota Orchestra, but a local musician is putting his career on hold to remember a lifelong friend who died of cancer.
  • Former Selma's Ice Cream Shop owner needs help with health

    Former Selma's Ice Cream Shop owner needs help with health

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:23:37 GMT
    She was the ice cream shop owner who never said no to someone who needed a job, but the daughter of the 69-year-old who once owned Selma's Ice Cream Parlor is now hoping the community she helped will repay the kindness.
    She was the ice cream shop owner who never said no to someone who needed a job, but the daughter of the 69-year-old who once owned Selma's Ice Cream Parlor is now hoping the community she helped will repay the kindness.
  • Young musician debuts procedure with oboe in Mayo Clinic's OR

    Young musician debuts procedure with oboe in Mayo Clinic's OR

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:10:34 GMT
    Mara Reed is a young, Minnesota musician who had to make a tough choice -- give up her love of an instrument or try something drastic to keep playing. She chose the latter, and this is her story.
    Mara Reed is a young, Minnesota musician who had to make a tough choice -- give up her love of an instrument or try something drastic to keep playing. She chose the latter, and this is her story.
  • Brynn's Smile Box helps with cleft lip, palate recovery

    Brynn's Smile Box helps with cleft lip, palate recovery

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:38:36 GMT
    A Minnesota family that struggled to find a support system after their newborn was born with a cleft lip and palate is working to make connecting a bit easier so that other families can find their smiles once more.
    A Minnesota family that struggled to find a support system after their newborn was born with a cleft lip and palate is working to make connecting a bit easier so that other families can find their smiles once more.
  • Ticked Off Clothing Co. offers wearable bug defense

    Ticked Off Clothing Co. offers wearable bug defense

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:28:57 GMT
    Most Minnesotans can't wait to get outside and enjoy the summer sun, but the bugs that come out to play can bring a host of unpleasant illnesses. Now, a Minnesota company is offering an easy way to keep the pests away.
    Most Minnesotans can't wait to get outside and enjoy the summer sun, but the bugs that come out to play can bring a host of unpleasant illnesses. Now, a Minnesota company is offering an easy way to keep the pests away.
  • 12 E. coli cases traced to 9 Applebee's locations in Minnesota

    12 E. coli cases traced to 9 Applebee's locations in Minnesota

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:35:09 GMT

    Two more cases of E. coli O111 have been confirmed in Minnesota, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 15 in an outbreak that links at least 12 cases to Applebee’s restaurants. Applebee’s removed the oriental chicken salad from its menu in Minnesota on July 14 as a precaution.

    Two more cases of E. coli O111 have been confirmed in Minnesota, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 15 in an outbreak that links at least 12 cases to Applebee’s restaurants. Applebee’s removed the oriental chicken salad from its menu in Minnesota on July 14 as a precaution.


  • E-COLI OUTBREAK: Man sickened by Applebee's salad hires attorney

    E-COLI OUTBREAK: Man sickened by Applebee's salad hires attorney

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-07-16 03:33:41 GMT
    At least 13 people were sickened by an E. coli outbreak in Minnesota that was traced back to an Applebee's restaurant, and the attorney representing one says the case could have national implications.
    At least 13 people were sickened by an E. coli outbreak in Minnesota that was traced back to an Applebee's restaurant, and the attorney representing one says the case could have national implications.
  • Boy's stubborn rash traced to iPad, nickel allergy

    Boy's stubborn rash traced to iPad, nickel allergy

    Monday, July 14 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-07-15 03:12:49 GMT
    Have you noticed a sudden rash on your body? Fox 9 News has learned the culprit may be the technology you use every day for work or play.
    Have you noticed a sudden rash on your body? Fox 9 News has learned the culprit may be the technology you use every day for work or play.
  • Minn. family cheers step toward Alzheimer's blood test

    Minn. family cheers step toward Alzheimer's blood test

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-07-09 01:48:35 GMT
    Researchers at a British university have identified a set of 10 proteins that may predict the onset of Alzheimer's, which they call a big step toward creating a simple blood test that could forecast the likelihood of developing the disease.
    Researchers at a British university have identified a set of 10 proteins that may predict the onset of Alzheimer's, which they call a big step toward creating a simple blood test that could forecast the likelihood of developing the disease.
  • DIABETES: Scientists retrain cells to produce insulin

    DIABETES: Scientists retrain cells to produce insulin

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 7:13 PM EDT2014-07-02 23:13:25 GMT
    New scientific research is lending hope to diabetics that one day, needles won't be a part of daily life because the developments led by the Columbia University Medical Center in New York could change everything.
    New scientific research is lending hope to diabetics that one day, needles won't be a part of daily life because the developments led by the Columbia University Medical Center in New York could change everything.
  • Minnesota abortions fall below 10,000 for first time since 1975

    Minnesota abortions fall below 10,000 for first time since 1975

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 10:09 AM EDT2014-07-02 14:09:06 GMT
    Abortions in Minnesota hit a record low last year according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
    Abortions in Minnesota hit a record low last year according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
  • CAFFEINE POWDER: Teen's death triggers public concern

    CAFFEINE POWDER: Teen's death triggers public concern

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 9:05 PM EDT2014-07-02 01:05:28 GMT
    It's a substance that's new to a lot of parents, and it's even new to doctors and addiction specialists -- but although it is cheap and highly potent, it can also be deadly in high doses.
    It's a substance that's new to a lot of parents, and it's even new to doctors and addiction specialists -- but although it is cheap and highly potent, it can also be deadly in high doses.
  • MINNESOTA TAKE: Supreme Court rejects contraceptive mandate

    MINNESOTA TAKE: Supreme Court rejects contraceptive mandate

    Monday, June 30 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-06-30 22:14:40 GMT
    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that certain "closely held" for-profit businesses can cite religious objections in order to opt out of a requirement in ObamaCare to provide free contraceptive coverage for their employees.
    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that certain "closely held" for-profit businesses can cite religious objections in order to opt out of a requirement in ObamaCare to provide free contraceptive coverage for their employees.
  • Car seat saves 15-month-old after expert inspection

    Car seat saves 15-month-old after expert inspection

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-06-25 23:07:56 GMT
    Many stories of children who die in vehicle accidents include interviews with sobbing family members who struggle with the guilt of a preventable mistake, but the tears in this one are different -- they're joyful.
    Many stories of children who die in vehicle accidents include interviews with sobbing family members who struggle with the guilt of a preventable mistake, but the tears in this one are different -- they're joyful.
  • CHOLESTEROL CARE: Statin drug guidelines updated

    CHOLESTEROL CARE: Statin drug guidelines updated

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-06-18 02:47:59 GMT
    For anyone struggling with high cholesterol, the decision to go take medication for it can be tough -- but new guidelines are helping doctors and patients consider weigh the risks and benefits.
    For anyone struggling with high cholesterol, the decision to go take medication for it can be tough -- but new guidelines are helping doctors and patients consider weigh the risks and benefits.
  • Legislative auditor to review drug trial practices at U of M

    Legislative auditor to review drug trial practices at U of M

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 10:14 AM EDT2014-06-17 14:14:28 GMT
    After a series of reports from the Fox 9 Investigators, Minnesota's legislative auditor will turn his eye to review 10 years of drug trials conducted by the University of Minnesota's Department of Psychiatry.
    After a series of reports from the Fox 9 Investigators, Minnesota's legislative auditor will turn his eye to review 10 years of drug trials conducted by the University of Minnesota's Department of Psychiatry.
  • BRAIN TRAUMA: Treatment, recovery results improve drastically

    BRAIN TRAUMA: Treatment, recovery results improve drastically

    Thursday, June 12 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-06-12 22:00:20 GMT
    Over the past few years, greater understanding of traumatic brain injuries has led to dramatic progress in recovery and treatment even though the circumstances that led to those discoveries is less than ideal.
    Over the past few years, greater understanding of traumatic brain injuries has led to dramatic progress in recovery and treatment even though the circumstances that led to those discoveries is less than ideal.
  • THE FATHER FACTOR: Children face more challenges without dad

    THE FATHER FACTOR: Children face more challenges without dad

    Thursday, June 12 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-06-12 21:23:08 GMT
    Dad duty is about more than being a stereotypical provider or a nurturing coach. Statistics show that caring fathers who give emotional support have a huge impact on their child's quality of life.
    Dad duty is about more than being a stereotypical provider or a nurturing coach. Statistics show that caring fathers who give emotional support have a huge impact on their child's quality of life.
  • REPORT: Minn. population without insurance drops 40%

    REPORT: Minn. population without insurance drops 40%

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-06-11 21:23:21 GMT
    A first-of-its-kind report on the state-level impact of the Affordable Care Act found the number of uninsured Minnesotans fell from 445,000 to 264,500 -- a drop of 40.6 percent -- in 8 months.
    A first-of-its-kind report on the state-level impact of the Affordable Care Act found the number of uninsured Minnesotans fell from 445,000 to 264,500 -- a drop of 40.6 percent -- in 8 months.
  • INVESTIGATORS: Drowning recognition and rescue

    INVESTIGATORS: Drowning recognition and rescue

    Monday, June 9 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-06-10 03:43:27 GMT
    A few weeks ago, the Fox 9 Investigators demonstrated what it is like to watch a child drown in plain sight -- and that campaign has already helped save a life by teaching others how to recognize when a rescue is needed.
    A few weeks ago, the Fox 9 Investigators demonstrated what it is like to watch a child drown in plain sight -- and that campaign has already helped save a life by teaching others how to recognize when a rescue is needed.
  • SOFTBALL SAVE: Wrestling coach collapses during game

    SOFTBALL SAVE: Wrestling coach collapses during game

    Sunday, June 8 2014 9:53 PM EDT2014-06-09 01:53:36 GMT
    A simple softball game turned into a life-and-death situation for a high school wrestling coach who collapsed, but as it happened, police, EMTs and a highly-skilled doctor were right there on the field.
    A simple softball game turned into a life-and-death situation for a high school wrestling coach who collapsed, but as it happened, police, EMTs and a highly-skilled doctor were right there on the field.
  • Parkers Farm issues 2nd recall in 3 months over Listeria

    Parkers Farm issues 2nd recall in 3 months over Listeria

    Sunday, June 8 2014 9:07 PM EDT2014-06-09 01:07:58 GMT
    Coon Rapids-based Parkers Farm Acquisition, LLC is issuing another voluntary recall of several cheese and salsa products sold at several retail stores due to Listeria concerns.
    Coon Rapids-based Parkers Farm Acquisition, LLC is issuing another voluntary recall of several cheese and salsa products sold at several retail stores due to Listeria concerns.
  • 4 signs your pet has heat stroke

    4 signs your pet has heat stroke

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 1:10 PM EDT2014-06-04 17:10:24 GMT
    Summer temperatures are here, and there are some things we need to watch out for when it comes to our pets. Jeff Passolt talks with Dr. Heather Hadley from BluePearl about heat stroke, and how to prevent it from happening to your pet.
    Summer temperatures are here, and there are some things we need to watch out for when it comes to our pets. Jeff Passolt talks with Dr. Heather Hadley from BluePearl about heat stroke, and how to prevent it from happening to your pet.
  • Raw sewage released near Lake Minnetonka to save 'overwhelmed' system

    Raw sewage released near Lake Minnetonka to save 'overwhelmed' system

    Monday, June 2 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-06-02 16:18:50 GMT
    Pumping untreated sewage near Lake Minnetonka on June 1, 2014. Photo by Bill Keller.Pumping untreated sewage near Lake Minnetonka on June 1, 2014. Photo by Bill Keller.
    The City of Mound is alerting residents that recent rains forced officials to release untreated sewage to prevent wastewater from backing up into the basements of an estimated 1,000 homes.
    The City of Mound is alerting residents that recent rains forced officials to release untreated sewage to prevent wastewater from backing up into the basements of an estimated 1,000 homes.
  • University of Minnesota alerts diabetes screening patients of infection risk

    University of Minnesota alerts diabetes screening patients of infection risk

    The University of Minnesota says 300 people at a St. Paul apartment may have been exposed to infectious diseases due to misuse of blood monitoring equipment at screening events.
    The University of Minnesota says 300 people at a St. Paul apartment may have been exposed to infectious diseases due to misuse of blood monitoring equipment at screening events.
  • SCHOOL LUNCH: Political fight brewing over healthy menus

    SCHOOL LUNCH: Political fight brewing over healthy menus

    Tuesday, May 27 2014 8:27 PM EDT2014-05-28 00:27:25 GMT
    It's important for children to eat healthy foods, but there's a big fight over the new guidelines for school lunches because some think the new menu isn't as appealing.
    It's important for children to eat healthy foods, but there's a big fight over the new guidelines for school lunches because some think the new menu isn't as appealing.
  • CHARGES: Little Canada chiropractor sexually assaulted patient

    CHARGES: Little Canada chiropractor sexually assaulted patient

    Thursday, May 22 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-05-22 21:03:01 GMT
    Felony criminal sexual conduct charges have been filed against a Little Canada chiropractor who was accused of sexually assaulting a patient during an appointment and later confessed it was not the first time he'd done it.
    Felony criminal sexual conduct charges have been filed against a Little Canada chiropractor who was accused of sexually assaulting a patient during an appointment and later confessed it was not the first time he'd done it.
  • WATER SAFETY 101: 3 mistakes parents make with young kids

    WATER SAFETY 101: 3 mistakes parents make with young kids

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-05-22 03:25:19 GMT
    Few things are more fun than spending an afternoon at the pool with a little one, but what many see as harmless play could actually put children at a bigger risk around water. Kelcey Carlson and her 3-year-old, Kellen, spent some time at Foss Swim School to learn what not to do.
    Few things are more fun than spending an afternoon at the pool with a little one, but what many see as harmless play could actually put children at a bigger risk around water. Kelcey Carlson and her 3-year-old, Kellen, spent some time at Foss Swim School to learn what not to do.
  • INVESTIGATORS: U of M drug study criticism grows

    INVESTIGATORS: U of M drug study criticism grows

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-05-20 17:08:50 GMT

    A man who was recruited for a clinical trial at the University of Minnesota says he was misled about the possible dangers of the drug study and suffered horribly because of it. Now, a former governor is joining the call for an outside investigation of the university's human research programs.

    A man who was recruited for a clinical trial at the University of Minnesota says he was misled about the possible dangers of the drug study and suffered horribly because of it. Now, a former governor is joining the call for an outside investigation of the university's human research programs.

  • Singing housekeeper helps heal at St. Anthony Health Center

    Singing housekeeper helps heal at St. Anthony Health Center

    Friday, May 16 2014 8:24 AM EDT2014-05-16 12:24:15 GMT
    Music makes everything a little bit better, at least that's the way one metro housekeeper who does her work to the sound of her own tune feels -- and when she lifts her voice, it lifts spirits.
    Music makes everything a little bit better, at least that's the way one metro housekeeper who does her work to the sound of her own tune feels -- and when she lifts her voice, it lifts spirits.
  • Mayo Clinic trial destroys blood cancer with measles vaccine

    Mayo Clinic trial destroys blood cancer with measles vaccine

    Thursday, May 15 2014 8:59 AM EDT2014-05-15 12:59:33 GMT
    Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered that enough vaccine to inoculate 10 million people has the capability to attack blood cancer.
    Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered that enough vaccine to inoculate 10 million people has the capability to attack blood cancer.
  • #TeamEric raises money to beat Hodgkin's lymphoma

    #TeamEric raises money to beat Hodgkin's lymphoma

    Thursday, May 15 2014 12:18 AM EDT2014-05-15 04:18:14 GMT
    It was an “unreal moment” at an Elton John concert that turned a fan into a star, and a star into a fan. More importantly, the moment helped bring life-saving medical treatment to a Minneapolis man who has a dedicated team of loved ones working to find a cure.
    It was an “unreal moment” at an Elton John concert that turned a fan into a star, and a star into a fan. More importantly, the moment helped bring life-saving medical treatment to a Minneapolis man who has a dedicated team of loved ones working to find a cure.
  • MENTAL HEALTH: Crisis call spike worries Eagan police chief

    MENTAL HEALTH: Crisis call spike worries Eagan police chief

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-05-15 02:42:52 GMT

    A metro police chief tells Fox 9 News he is worried about the increasing number of mental health calls his officers have been answering since he started tracking the numbers -- but experts say they are not surprised by the upward trend due to a lack of resources in Minnesota.

    A metro police chief tells Fox 9 News he is worried about the increasing number of mental health calls his officers have been answering since he started tracking the numbers -- but experts say they are not surprised by the upward trend due to a lack of resources in Minnesota.


  • STEVE'S LAW: Bill to fight heroin overdoses unanimously approved

    STEVE'S LAW: Bill to fight heroin overdoses unanimously approved

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-05-07 21:37:47 GMT
    The Minnesota House passed Steve's Law on a 130-0 vote, making it legal for police officers to carry the overdose antidote Narcan to save the life of an overdose patient. Steve's Law is in honor of Steve Rummler, who died of a heroin overdose on July 1, 2011.
    The Minnesota House passed Steve's Law on a 130-0 vote, making it legal for police officers to carry the overdose antidote Narcan to save the life of an overdose patient. Steve's Law is in honor of Steve Rummler, who died of a heroin overdose on July 1, 2011.
  • Could your pet have diabetes?

    Could your pet have diabetes?

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-05-07 16:13:52 GMT
    Diabetes is a growing problem among humans, but it also can be a real concern with pets. Jenifer Myers with BluePearl Veterinary Partners sat down with Leah Beno to discuss ways to prevent and treat the disease.
    Diabetes is a growing problem among humans, but it also can be a real concern with pets. Jenifer Myers with BluePearl Veterinary Partners sat down with Leah Beno to discuss ways to prevent and treat the disease.
  • What happens during a 3-day juice cleanse?

    What happens during a 3-day juice cleanse?

    Tuesday, May 6 2014 9:06 AM EDT2014-05-06 13:06:08 GMT
    Jess Fleming, a food and restaurant reporter from the St. Paul Pioneer Press talks about her attempt at a 3-day juice cleanse.
    Jess Fleming, a food and restaurant reporter from the St. Paul Pioneer Press talks about her attempt at a 3-day juice cleanse.
  • 24-HOUR SAVE: Social media rallies for woman's liver transplant

    24-HOUR SAVE: Social media rallies for woman's liver transplant

    Sunday, May 4 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-05-04 21:30:01 GMT

    Imagine being told that your daughter has 24 hours to live if she does not get a life-saving liver transplant. That's the exact scenario a Hutchinson family faced before an online rally saved the day.

    Imagine being told that your daughter has 24 hours to live if she does not get a life-saving liver transplant. That's the exact scenario a Hutchinson family faced before an online rally saved the day.


  • TRIPLE TRANSPLANT: 3 donors help Minn. man beat leukemia, hepatitis C

    TRIPLE TRANSPLANT: 3 donors help Minn. man beat leukemia, hepatitis C

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-04-30 14:25:43 GMT

    Otteau Christiansen is a living testament to how much medical progress has been made. He's alive today thanks to the ability to take organs from one person and put them in another -- three separate times.

    Otteau Christiansen is a living testament to how much medical progress has been made. He's alive today thanks to the ability to take organs from one person and put them in another -- three separate times.


  • 1 in 3 breast cancer chemotherapy patients unemployed after treatment

    1 in 3 breast cancer chemotherapy patients unemployed after treatment

    Monday, April 28 2014 4:20 PM EDT2014-04-28 20:20:46 GMT
    For women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer, treatment may have negative consequences on long-term employment, Medical News Today reported. Researchers at the University of Michigan Health System analyzed 2,290 women who had been diagnosed with non-metastatic breast cancer through post-diagnosis surveys focused on paid employment, financial issues, and other quality-of-life factors. 4 years later, 1,536 women completed a follow-up questionnaire.
    For women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer, treatment may have negative consequences on long-term employment, Medical News Today reported. Researchers at the University of Michigan Health System analyzed 2,290 women who had been diagnosed with non-metastatic breast cancer through post-diagnosis surveys focused on paid employment, financial issues, and other quality-of-life factors. 4 years later, 1,536 women completed a follow-up questionnaire.
  • ALL 4 MOORE: Florida kidney donor saves Minnesota toddler

    ALL 4 MOORE: Florida kidney donor saves Minnesota toddler

    Sunday, April 27 2014 11:37 PM EDT2014-04-28 03:37:23 GMT

    It's not uncommon for patients who need donor organs to wait weeks, months or even years -- but it is a bit unusual to find a donor via Facebook like one Minnesota family did.

    It's not uncommon for patients who need donor organs to wait weeks, months or even years -- but it is a bit unusual to find a donor via Facebook like one Minnesota family did.


  • CHOKING DISEASE: Living with EoE, afraid to eat

    CHOKING DISEASE: Living with EoE, afraid to eat

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:18 PM EDT2014-04-25 02:18:07 GMT
    Imagine what life would be like if at every meal food got stuck in your throat, setting off a choking fit. This is a problem for a growing number of people, with some ending up in the emergency room. Fox 9 Investigator Jeff Baillon looks at what's causing this unusual disease.
    Imagine what life would be like if at every meal food got stuck in your throat, setting off a choking fit. This is a problem for a growing number of people, with some ending up in the emergency room. Fox 9 Investigator Jeff Baillon looks at what's causing this unusual disease.
  • MEDICAL MARIJUANA: Advocates line up 100 doctors, clergy in support

    MEDICAL MARIJUANA: Advocates line up 100 doctors, clergy in support

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:10:26 GMT

    Those fighting to legalize marijuana for medical use in Minnesota were back at the Capitol with reinforcements on Tuesday to tell lawmakers many medical professionals -- including the Minnesota Nurses Association -- are on board.

    Those fighting to legalize marijuana for medical use in Minnesota were back at the Capitol with reinforcements on Tuesday to tell lawmakers many medical professionals -- including the Minnesota Nurses Association -- are on board.


  • ORGAN DONATION: North Memorial mural honors 160 heroes

    ORGAN DONATION: North Memorial mural honors 160 heroes

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:54:01 GMT
    It can be a difficult topic to broach, but as part of National Donate Life month, everyone is being asked to consider organ donation because, on average, 18 people die each day waiting for a transplant that never comes.
    It can be a difficult topic to broach, but as part of National Donate Life month, everyone is being asked to consider organ donation because, on average, 18 people die each day waiting for a transplant that never comes.
  • DIABETES: Adult diagnoses jump 60% in 20 years

    DIABETES: Adult diagnoses jump 60% in 20 years

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-04-18 00:24:20 GMT
    New numbers show that diabetes is on the rise in America, and a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine says the rise parallels the growing rate of obesity.
    New numbers show that diabetes is on the rise in America, and a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine says the rise parallels the growing rate of obesity.
  • HEROIN BUST: Investigation nets 65 arrests in 7 Minnesota counties

    HEROIN BUST: Investigation nets 65 arrests in Minnesota

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:24:10 GMT
    Local and federal authorities announced Thursday that more than 65 people have been charged in the largest heroin tracking investigation in state history, known as "Operation Exile."
    Local and federal authorities announced Thursday that more than 65 people have been charged in the largest heroin tracking investigation in state history, known as "Operation Exile."
  • DECISON DAY: Doctors recommend advance care plans

    DECISON DAY: Doctors recommend advance care plans

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:30 AM EDT2014-04-17 12:30:51 GMT
    Planning for a health crisis is not the most enjoyable activity, but doctors say it's very important for people of all ages to talk with loved ones and their personal physician to create an advance care plan.
    Planning for a health crisis is not the most enjoyable activity, but doctors say it's very important for people of all ages to talk with loved ones and their personal physician to create an advance care plan.
  • MEDICAL MARIJUANA: No SF 1641 vote before Easter-Passover break

    MEDICAL MARIJUANA: Best of SF 1641 testimony

    Thursday, April 10 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-04-10 16:52:40 GMT
    After efforts to legalize marijuana for medical use stalled in the Minnesota House, advocates are turning their attention to planned hearing and vote in a Senate committee on Thursday.
    After efforts to legalize marijuana for medical use stalled in the Minnesota House, advocates are turning their attention to planned hearing and vote in the Senate Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Ray Widstrand recovering well after skull surgery

    EXCLUSIVE: Ray Widstrand recovering well after skull surgery

    Thursday, April 10 2014 12:26 AM EDT2014-04-10 04:26:26 GMT
    Last summer, he was walking home in St. Paul's east side when 2 fighting groups turned on him and nearly killed him. Now, he's making progress in rehab and says he is feeling like his old self again.
    Last summer, he was simply walking home in St. Paul's east side when two fighting groups turned on him and nearly killed him. Now, he's making progress in rehabilitation and says he is feeling like his old self.
  • Minneapolis fire crews consult chef on nutrition

    Minneapolis fire crews consult chef on nutrition

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-04-10 01:12:01 GMT
    When the call comes in, firefighters have to be ready to exert a sudden burst of energy and, sometimes, an incredible amount of strength -- and that's why Minneapolis is taking a new approach to good health.
    When the call comes in, firefighters have to be ready to exert a sudden burst of energy and, sometimes, an incredible amount of strength -- and that's why Minneapolis is taking a new approach to good health.
  • CDC: Listeriosis outbreak linked to Minn. death caused by unsanitary cheese-making conditions

    CDC: Listeriosis outbreak linked to Minn. death caused by unsanitary cheese-making conditions

    Monday, April 7 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-04-07 19:28:34 GMT
    A Listeriosis outbreak in 4 states that was linked to one death in Minnesota was caused by unsanitary conditions at a Wisconsin cheese company, the CDC said in a new report.
    A Listeriosis outbreak in 4 states that was linked to one death in Minnesota was caused by unsanitary conditions at a Wisconsin cheese company, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a new report.
  • STUDY: Danish researchers say higher salt intake OK

    STUDY: Danish researchers say higher salt intake OK

    Thursday, April 3 2014 8:35 PM EDT2014-04-04 00:35:11 GMT
    A surprising new study is challenging the popular notions about the recommended amount of daily sodium a person should consume.
    A surprising new study is challenging the popular notions about the recommended amount of daily sodium a person should consume.
  • PHOTOS: Ricky Rubio meets students at Anwatin Middle School

    PHOTOS: Ricky Rubio meets students at Anwatin Middle School

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-04-01 21:21:45 GMT
    Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio visited Anwatin Middle School in Minneapolis on Tuesday, where he spoke about the importance of healthy eating and active lifestyles
    Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio visited Anwatin Middle School in Minneapolis on Tuesday, where he spoke about the importance of healthy eating and active lifestyles
  • MNsure exceeds enrollment goal by more than 35,000

    MNsure exceeds enrollment goal by more than 35,000

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-04-01 20:12:26 GMT
    MNsure released its enrollment data the day after Monday's deadline. There were 169,251 total sign-ups by the midnight deadline -- over 35,000 beyond their goal.
    MNsure released its enrollment data the day after Monday's deadline. There were 169,251 total sign-ups by the midnight deadline -- over 35,000 beyond their goal.
  • MNSURE DEADLINE: 5 things you need to know today

    MNSURE DEADLINE: 5 things you need to know today

    Monday, March 31 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-03-31 19:23:40 GMT
    Monday, March 31 is the last day to sign up for health insurance without penalty and MNsure signup events are taking place all over the state to boost enrollment numbers.
    Monday, March 31 is the last day to sign up for health insurance without penalty and MNsure signup events are taking place all over the state to boost enrollment numbers.
  • MEDICAL MARIJUANA: Dayton's opponents pounce on 'illegal option'

    MEDICAL MARIJUANA: Dayton's opponents pounce on 'illegal option'

    Friday, March 28 2014 12:43 AM EDT2014-03-28 04:43:21 GMT
    Thursday saw another dust-up on the issue of medical marijuana as Gov. Mark Dayton's political rivals seized upon the chance to criticize his recent comments that advocates have an illegal option.
    Thursday saw another dust-up on the issue of medical marijuana as Gov. Mark Dayton's political rivals seized upon the chance to criticize his recent comments that advocates have an illegal option.
  • ALLERGY ALERT: 9 tips to ease symptoms on the cheap

    ALLERGY ALERT: 9 tips to ease symptoms

    Thursday, March 27 2014 11:39 PM EDT2014-03-28 03:39:00 GMT
    Seasonal allergy sufferers may want to start stockpiling tissues, because the worst winter in years may give way to the worst allergy season now that the signs of spring are starting to emerge.
    Seasonal allergy sufferers may want to start stockpiling tissues, because the worst winter in years may give way to the worst allergy season now that the signs of spring are starting to emerge.
  • Consumer Reports: 3 Minnesota hospitals score high safety marks

    Consumer Reports: 3 Minnesota hospitals score high 'Safety Score' marks

    Thursday, March 27 2014 10:20 AM EDT2014-03-27 14:20:21 GMT
    Consumer Reports issued safety scores for U.S. hospitals to show how local hospitals stack up.
    Consumer Reports issued safety scores for U.S. hospitals to show how local hospitals stack up.
  • Dayton commends MNsure for surpassing enrollment goal

    Dayton commends MNsure for surpassing enrollment goal

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-03-26 01:47:40 GMT
    Heralding the milestone as "significant progress" for the once-troubled health insurance exchange, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton commended MNsure for surpassing the enrollment goal days before the deadline.
    Heralding the milestone as "significant progress" for the once-troubled health insurance exchange, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton commended MNsure for surpassing the enrollment goal days before the deadline.
  • 10 things to know about the health insurance enrollment deadline

    10 things to know about the health insurance enrollment deadline

    Monday, March 24 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-03-24 19:04:23 GMT
    The Minnesota Department of Commerce is reminding Minnesotans that open enrollment for health insurance is one week away.
    The Minnesota Department of Commerce is reminding Minnesotans that open enrollment for health insurance is one week away.
  • 6 household items toxic to your pet

    6 household items toxic to your pet

    Monday, March 24 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-03-24 16:38:27 GMT
    Tracy Julius from Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners talks tips for protecting your pet from household toxins.
    Tracy Julius from Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners talks tips for protecting your pet from household toxins.
  • 3 things you need to know about pet dental hygiene

    3 things you need to know about pet dental hygiene

    Monday, March 24 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-03-24 16:03:16 GMT
    Dr. Donnell Hansen from Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners offers pet hygiene tips and demonstrates how you can brush your pet's teeth from home.
    Dr. Donnell Hansen from Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners offers pet hygiene tips and demonstrates how you can brush your pet's teeth from home.
  • Coon Rapids family welcomes Can Do Canine for autistic son

    Coon Rapids family welcomes Can Do Canine for autistic son

    Sunday, March 23 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-03-24 02:30:14 GMT
    After several years of waiting, one Coon Rapids is finally bringing home a specially trained dog to help to help a young boy with autism -- and they say the four-legged friend is already making a difference.
    After several years of waiting, one Coon Rapids is finally bringing home a specially trained dog to help to help a young boy with autism -- and they say the four-legged friend is already making a difference.
  • RECALL: Listeria risk for Parkers Farm Inc. products

    RECALL: Listeria risk for Parkers Farm Inc. products

    Sunday, March 23 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-03-23 21:26:46 GMT
    Coon Rapids-based Parkers Farm Inc. is asking customers not to consume any products within code date because a variety of spreads and cheeses could be contaminated with Listeria bacteria.
    Coon Rapids-based Parkers Farm Inc. is asking customers not to consume any products within code date because a variety of spreads and cheeses could be contaminated with Listeria bacteria.
  • Barkhad Abdi to help MNsure court 'young invincibles'

    Barkhad Abdi to help MNsure court 'young invincibles'

    Thursday, March 20 2014 7:22 PM EDT2014-03-20 23:22:05 GMT
    Minnesota Oscar nominee Barkhad Abdi of "Captain Phillips" is helping MNsure with its campaign to get people ages 26 to 34 to sign up for health insurance before the March 31 deadline.
    Minnesota Oscar nominee Barkhad Abdi of "Captain Phillips" is helping MNsure with its campaign to get people ages 26 to 34 to sign up for health insurance before the March 31 deadline.
  • HEALTH ALERT: E-cigarette contents can cause poisoning

    HEALTH ALERT: E-cigarette contents can cause poisoning

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 11:59 PM EDT2014-03-19 03:59:32 GMT
    Many people are turning to electronic cigarettes to kick their tobacco habit, but the Minnesota Department of Health is issuing a warning that children and teens can be poisoned by the contents.
    Many people are turning to electronic cigarettes to kick their tobacco habit, but the Minnesota Department of Health is issuing a warning that children and teens can be poisoned by the contents.
  • NOROVIRUS: 4 dead at possible outbreak at veteran's home

    NOROVIRUS: 4 dead at possible outbreak at veteran's home

    Thursday, March 13 2014 11:16 PM EDT2014-03-14 03:16:57 GMT
    The Minnesota Department of Health is investigating after four residents of the Minnesota Veteran's Home in Minneapolis died amid what may be an outbreak of norovirus.
    The Minnesota Department of Health is investigating after four residents of the Minnesota Veteran's Home in Minneapolis died amid what may be an outbreak of norovirus.
  • Augsburg student contracts rare, airborne fungus

    Augsburg student contracts rare, airborne fungus

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-03-13 03:24:58 GMT
    Nearly five months ago, an Augsburg University student was living the life of a normal 21-year-old. Then, he got sick with a rare airborne fungus and has been hospitalized ever since.
    Nearly five months ago, an Augsburg University student was living the life of a normal 21-year-old. Then, he got sick with a rare airborne fungus and has been hospitalized ever since.
  • LUV FOR LULU: 2-time leukemia fighter meets Miley Cyrus

    LUV FOR LULU: 2-time leukemia fighter meets Miley Cyrus

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 10:13 AM EDT2014-03-11 14:13:57 GMT
    With a bit of determination, some amazing things can happen -- and that's very true for a Minnesota girl who got to meet Miley Cyrus after her sister started a Facebook campaign to make her dream a reality.
    With a bit of determination, some amazing things can happen -- and that's very true for a Minnesota girl who got to meet Miley Cyrus after her sister started a Facebook campaign to make her dream a reality.
  • Public hearing on Minnesota medical marijuana bill

    Public hearing on Minnesota medical marijuana bill

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 8:24 AM EDT2014-03-11 12:24:20 GMT
    A public hearing on Minnesota's medical marijuana bill will get underway at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Room 5 of the State Office Building in St. Paul.
    A public hearing on Minnesota's medical marijuana bill will get underway at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Room 5 of the State Office Building in St. Paul.
  • Norovirus temporarily closes Caribou Coffee in Brooklyn Park

    Norovirus temporarily closes Caribou Coffee in Brooklyn Park

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 7:52 AM EDT2014-03-11 11:52:47 GMT
    A group of teenage girls are speaking out because they say they got dangerously sick after stopping at the Caribou Coffee in Brooklyn Park, and company officials confirm seven workers there had the norovirus.
    A group of teenage girls are speaking out because they say they got dangerously sick after stopping at the Caribou Coffee in Brooklyn Park, and company officials confirm seven workers there had the norovirus.
  • LIVER FAILURE: Acetaminophen, alcohol a dangerous mix

    LIVER FAILURE: Acetaminophen, alcohol a dangerous mix

    Friday, March 7 2014 10:13 AM EST2014-03-07 15:13:57 GMT
    For most 23-year-olds, life is just getting started, but the life of a young woman in Hutchinson, Minn., could be over in a couple of weeks unless she gets a second life-saving organ transplant in time.
    For most 23-year-olds, life is just getting started, but the life of a young woman in Hutchinson, Minn., could be over in a couple of weeks unless she gets a second life-saving organ transplant in time.
  • DRUGS & CHILDREN: Parents 'under-concerned, overly-confident'

    DRUGS & CHILDREN: Parents 'under-concerned, overly-confident'

    Thursday, March 6 2014 4:18 PM EST2014-03-06 21:18:21 GMT
    A Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation survey shows many parents are largely unconcerned about the threat of drug abuse to their children and most admit they wouldn't know where to get help.
    Research has shown parental involvement is critical to preventing drug and alcohol abuse in children, but "startling findings" from a Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation survey show many parents are largely unconcerned about the threat of drug abuse to their children and most admit they wouldn't know where to get help.
  • New tools help Minnesotans quit smoking

    New tools help Minnesotans quit smoking

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 2:27 PM EST2014-03-05 19:27:51 GMT
    Mike Sheldon with Clearway Minnesota joined Fox 9 News @ 5 to talk about new tools to help people quit smoking.
    Mike Sheldon with Clearway Minnesota joined Fox 9 News @ 5 to talk about new tools to help people quit smoking.
  • 1st Minn. man gets miniature cardiac monitor

    1st Minn. man gets miniature cardiac monitor

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 10:07 AM EST2014-03-05 15:07:21 GMT
    A tiny new implant could be the key that unlocks the mystery of abnormal heart rhythms, and Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, Minn., is the first to put one of the devices into a Minnesota patient.
    A tiny new implant could be the key that unlocks the mystery of abnormal heart rhythms, and Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, Minn., is the first to put one of the devices into a Minnesota patient.
  • GRAHAM'S GIFT: Patient makes bracelets for cancer research

    GRAHAM'S GIFT: Patient makes bracelets for cancer research

    Tuesday, March 4 2014 6:02 PM EST2014-03-04 23:02:26 GMT
    A 10-year-old boy who turned a serious diagnosis into a mission to help other kids is making a big difference one tiny rubber band at a time by raising money to fund children's cancer research.
    A 10-year-old boy who turned a serious diagnosis into a mission to help other kids is making a big difference one tiny rubber band at a time by raising money to fund children's cancer research.
  • VAPOR INTRUSION: Tests sought at 128 more homes in Como

    VAPOR INTRUSION: Tests sought at 128 more homes in Como

    Sunday, March 2 2014 8:31 PM EST2014-03-03 01:31:31 GMT
    General Mills announced Friday that testing for TCE vapor intrusion is nearly complete in the Como neighborhood, but access agreements are being sought for 128 new properties there.
    General Mills announced Friday that testing for TCE vapor intrusion is nearly complete in the Como neighborhood, and the company has offered to outfit about two thirds of the properties with ventilation systems.
  • INVESTIGATORS: Radiation and records

    INVESTIGATORS: Radiation and records

    Sunday, March 2 2014 5:29 PM EST2014-03-02 22:29:32 GMT
    A father in Big Lake, Minn., believes a military accident left him fighting for his life and for answers, but when the Fox 9 Investigators began asking questions, those answers started to come out.
    A father in Big Lake, Minn., believes a military accident left him fighting for his life and for answers, but when the Fox 9 Investigators began asking questions, those answers started to come into the light.
  • 5 food label changes could be coming soon

    5 food label changes could be coming soon

    Thursday, February 27 2014 3:42 PM EST2014-02-27 20:42:10 GMT
    Ever been duped by a serving size on a food label? The Obama administration is proposing a new look for nutrition allowing consumers to easily identify calorie counts and additives.
    Ever been duped by a serving size on a food label? The Obama administration is proposing a new look for nutrition allowing consumers to easily identify calorie counts and additives.
  • Family of teen with failing heart urges organ donations

    Family of teen with failing heart urges organ donations

    Thursday, February 27 2014 12:09 PM EST2014-02-27 17:09:45 GMT
    A boy from Mankato, Minn., has a broken heart doctors can't fix, and that means the 15-year-old is waiting for a new one while he comes to terms with the bitter reality that someone must die for him to get it.
    A boy from Mankato, Minn., has a broken heart doctors can't fix, and that means the 15-year-old is waiting for a new one while he comes to terms with the bitter reality that someone must die for him to get it.
  • Should e-cigarettes be regulated like tobacco in Minnesota?

    Should e-cigarettes be regulated like tobacco in Minnesota?

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 4:57 PM EST2014-02-26 21:57:56 GMT
    Should e-cigarettes be regulated like regular tobacco? That's a question Minnesota lawmakers are grappling with this legislative session.
    Should e-cigarettes be regulated like regular tobacco? That's a question Minnesota lawmakers are grappling with this legislative session.
  • MNsure ready for enrollment surge with 50 new call center reps

    MNsure ready for enrollment surge with 50 new call center reps

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 9:45 AM EST2014-02-26 14:45:54 GMT
    50 new representatives start work Wednesday at the MNsure call center as Minnesota's health insurance exchange prepares for the surge of enrollments ahead of the March 31 coverage deadline.
    50 new representatives start work Wednesday at the MNsure call center as Minnesota's health insurance exchange prepares for the surge of enrollments ahead of the March 31 coverage deadline.
  • ZOHYDRO: FDA approves pain killer with 10 times the hydrocodone

    FDA approves pain killer 10 times stronger than Vicodin

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 12:12 AM EST2014-02-26 05:12:32 GMT
    The Food and Drug Administration has given the green light to a new pain killer that will be one of the strongest on the market, but critics believe the drug will only bring a different kind of pain.
    The Food and Drug Administration has given the green light to a new pain killer that will be one of the strongest on the market, but critics believe the drug will only bring a different kind of pain in the end.
  • INVESTIGATORS: Clerk killer diagnosed, not helped

    INVESTIGATORS: Clerk killer diagnosed, not helped

    Monday, February 24 2014 10:16 PM EST2014-02-25 03:16:25 GMT
    The Michael Swanson people remember is laughing at the news photographer who tripped taking his picture, and it was chilling to see a 17-year-old boy arrested on murder charges acting so giddy.
    The Michael Swanson people remember is laughing at the news photographer who tripped taking his picture, and it was chilling to see a 17-year-old boy arrested on murder charges acting so giddy.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Man who jumped train, lost legs warns others

    EXCLUSIVE: Man who jumped train, lost legs warns others

    Sunday, February 23 2014 10:46 PM EST2014-02-24 03:46:03 GMT
    A young Minneapolis man is sharing his story -- but it's more than a message, it's both a warning and a testament to how quickly and drastically a single condition can completely alter a life.
    A young Minneapolis man is sharing his story -- but it's more than a message, it's both a warning and a testament to how quickly and drastically a single condition can completely alter the course of a life.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Paramedic injured in head-on crash reflects on recovery

    EXCLUSIVE: Paramedic injured in head-on crash reflects

    Friday, February 21 2014 12:11 AM EST2014-02-21 05:11:28 GMT
    For the first time, the Allina paramedic who nearly died on the job is speaking exclusively with Fox 9 News about the head-on collision that killed one woman and severely injured two first responders.
    For the first time, the Allina paramedic who nearly died on the job is speaking exclusively with Fox 9 News about the head-on collision that killed one woman and severely injured two first responders.
  • FIGHTING THE FLU: Minn. family says boy saved by vaccine

    FIGHTING THE FLU: Minn. family says boy saved by vaccine

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 11:21 PM EST2014-02-20 04:21:12 GMT
    A 6-year-old Minnesota boy was happy and healthy until he came down with H1N1 influenza, but his parents don't believe his flu shot failed him. Instead, they believe that vaccine saved his life.
    A 6-year-old Minnesota boy was happy and healthy until he came down with H1N1 influenza, but his parents don't believe his flu shot failed him. Instead, they believe that vaccine saved his life.
  • Macey makes brave strides after amputation

    Macey makes brave strides after amputation

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 11:15 AM EST2014-02-19 16:15:40 GMT
    Macey Collins has been through a lot in her 7 years of life, but she made a very grown-up decision a year ago. Now, she's making strides with some help from her parents.
    Macey Collins has been through a lot in her 7 years of life, but she made a very grown-up decision a year ago. Now, she's making strides with some help from her parents.
  • $16K in coins recovered from MOA fountains donated for diabetes cure

    $16K in wishing well coins to be donated toward diabetes cure

    Tuesday, February 18 2014 12:11 PM EST2014-02-18 17:11:55 GMT
    Thousands of wishes can be found in the fountains at the Mall of America, but the coins that were used to make them are now being collected to benefit a good cause -- but cashing them in hasn't been easy.
    Thousands of wishes can be found in the fountains at the Mall of America, but the coins that were used to make them are now being collected to benefit a good cause -- but cashing them in hasn't been easy.
  • EVELYN & ELOISE: Legacy of Lakeview Ranch

    EVELYN & ELOISE: Legacy of Lakeview Ranch

    Thursday, February 13 2014 12:28 PM EST2014-02-13 17:28:51 GMT
    Evelyn and Eloise were two mothers whose lives and deaths inspired an incredible chain of events that could change the lives of generations to come.
    Evelyn and Eloise were two mothers whose lives and deaths inspired an incredible chain of events that could change the lives of generations to come.
  • Most Minnesota schools deny hot lunch to kids who can't pay, survey says

    Most Minnesota schools deny hot lunch to kids who can't pay

    Tuesday, February 11 2014 8:30 PM EST2014-02-12 01:30:45 GMT
    An estimated 70 percent of Minnesota schools deny students hot lunch either immediately or after a number of warnings if they can't pay for them.
    An estimated 70 percent of Minnesota schools deny students hot lunch either immediately or after a number of warnings if they can't pay for them.
  • Possible 'mass psychogenic illness' sent 30 Springfield kids to hospital

    Possible mass psychogenic illness sent 30 Springfield kids to hospital

    Friday, February 7 2014 1:24 PM EST2014-02-07 18:24:24 GMT
    photo provided to FOX 9 by Springfield Advance-Pressphoto provided to FOX 9 by Springfield Advance-Press
    The Minnesota Department of Health said a "mass psychogenic illness" may have caused 30 students to get sick at Springfield Public School on Thursday.
    The Minnesota Department of Health said a "mass psychogenic illness" may have caused 30 students to get sick at Springfield Public School on Thursday.
  • Recovering addicts share cautionary tales at heroin forum

    Recovering addicts share cautionary tales at heroin forum

    Thursday, February 6 2014 11:06 PM EST2014-02-07 04:06:35 GMT
    Heroin use is a growing problem in the Twin Cities, and community members came together in Anoka on Thursday night to hear personal stories of addiction and learn more about what can be done.
    Heroin use is a growing problem in the Twin Cities, and community members came together in Anoka on Thursday night to hear personal stories of addiction and learn more about what can be done.
  • Recovering heroin addict speaks out on 'epidemic'

    Recovering heroin addict speaks out on 'epidemic'

    Monday, February 3 2014 10:58 PM EST2014-02-04 03:58:54 GMT
    The Hollywood spotlight has been somber since news of Philip Seymour Hoffman's death appeared in headlines alongside the word heroin, but the dangerous drug is readily available in Minnesota too.
    The Hollywood spotlight has been somber since news of Philip Seymour Hoffman's death appeared in headlines alongside the word heroin, but the dangerous drug is readily available in Minnesota too.
  • $99 lung cancer screenings for long-term smokers at HCMC

    $99 lung cancer screenings for long-term smokers at HCMC

    Friday, January 31 2014 6:22 PM EST2014-01-31 23:22:04 GMT
    CT scans for long-term smokers are now recommended to catch lung cancer in the early stages. The new screening procedure is being offered for just $99 at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.
    CT scans for long-term smokers are now recommended to catch lung cancer in the early stages. The new screening procedure is being offered for just $99 at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.
  • Paramedic injured in ambulance crash starts walking again

    Paramedic injured in ambulance crash starts walking again

    Thursday, January 30 2014 11:08 PM EST2014-01-31 04:08:03 GMT
    After a horrible head-on collision between an Allina ambulance and an SUV left an EMT, a paramedic injured and a woman dead, the Nagel family is saying their loved one's survival is an absolute miracle.
    After a horrible head-on collision between an Allina ambulance and an SUV left an EMT, a paramedic injured and a woman dead, the Nagel family is saying their loved one's survival is an absolute miracle.
  • Investigators: Overdose antidote

    Investigators: Overdose antidote

    Heroin overdoses are claiming more lives than car crashes these days, but a Minnesota lawmaker who lost her daughter to the deadly drug told the FOX 9 Investigators she has a plan to save lives.
    Heroin overdoses are claiming more lives than car crashes these days, but a Minnesota lawmaker who lost her daughter to the deadly drug told the FOX 9 Investigators she has a plan to save lives.
  • Cottage Grove comes together to support cop with cancer

    Cottage Grove comes together to support cop with cancer

    Friday, January 24 2014 8:04 AM EST2014-01-24 13:04:18 GMT
    When a police officer is need, fellow officers often step up to the plate -- but in Cottage Grove, the entire community is coming together to celebrate the legacy one local officer built over 25 years.
    When a police officer is need, fellow officers often step up to the plate -- but in Cottage Grove, the entire community is coming together to celebrate the legacy one local officer built over 25 years.
  • Consumer Reports: Caramel color in soda contains potential carcinogen

    Pepsi One contains high levels of potential carcinogen, Consumer Reports reveals

    Thursday, January 23 2014 2:12 PM EST2014-01-23 19:12:34 GMT
    Recent testing by Consumer Reports has revealed that cans of Pepsi One may contain high levels of a potential carcinogen called d 4-methylimidazole (4-MeI).
    Recent testing by Consumer Reports has revealed that cans of Pepsi One may contain high levels of a potential carcinogen called d 4-methylimidazole (4-MeI).
  • No complete MNsure fix by March 31 deadline

    No complete MNsure fix by March 31 deadline

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 9:59 PM EST2014-01-23 02:59:43 GMT
    An outside review of the MNsure health exchange problems by UnitedHealth Group division Optum found deep flaws that can't be completely fixed by the March 31 coverage deadline.
    An outside review of the MNsure health exchange problems by UnitedHealth Group division Optum found deep flaws that can't be completely fixed by the March 31 coverage deadline.
  • 1/2 of white 11th grade girls in MN have tanned 10 or more times

    Minn. Dept. of Health looks to stop teens from tanning indoors

    Thursday, January 16 2014 7:57 AM EST2014-01-16 12:57:03 GMT
    The Minnesota Department of Health is concerned about the tanning habits of teenage girls and is launching a video contest as a warning.
    The Minnesota Department of Health is concerned about the tanning habits of teenage girls and is launching a video contest as a warning.
  • Minn. Health Dept. to destroy 1.1M infant blood samples

    MN Health Dept. to destroy 1.1M infant blood samples

    Monday, January 13 2014 3:44 PM EST2014-01-13 20:44:31 GMT
    The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) must now destroy about 1.1 million infant blood samples following the settlement of a lawsuit over the storage and use of newborn screening results.
    The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) must now destroy about 1.1 million infant blood samples following the settlement of a lawsuit over the storage and use of newborn screening results.
  • MNSURE: 'Improvements will take months, not days'

    MNSURE: 'Improvements will take months, not days'

    Thursday, January 9 2014 5:28 PM EST2014-01-09 22:28:25 GMT
    A legislative committee held a meeting Thursday to address enrollment and website issues that have plagued MNsure, Minnesota's new health insurance marketplace, nearly since its inception.
    A legislative committee held a meeting Thursday to address enrollment and website issues that have plagued MNsure, Minnesota's new health insurance marketplace, nearly since its inception.
  • Flu cases continue surge in Minnesota, H1N1 most common strain

    Flu cases continue surge in Minnesota, H1N1 most common strain

    Thursday, January 9 2014 4:31 PM EST2014-01-09 21:31:51 GMT
    The Minnesota Department of Health reported 144 flu-related hospitalizations in the week ending Jan. 4, with H1N1 the most commonly reported strain this season.
    The Minnesota Department of Health reported 144 flu-related hospitalizations in the week ending Jan. 4, with H1N1 the most commonly reported strain this season.
  • New contractor Optum to dig into MNsure flubs

    New contractor Optum to dig into MNsure flubs

    Thursday, January 9 2014 8:02 AM EST2014-01-09 13:02:03 GMT
    On Thursday, a legislative oversight committee will take a closer look at MNsure's flubs as applicants continue to look for answers.
    On Thursday, a legislative oversight committee will take a closer look at MNsure's flubs as applicants continue to look for answers.
  • CDC: Only 1 in 4 American teens meet exercise standard

    CDC: Only 1 in 4 American teens meet exercise standard

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 7:04 PM EST2014-01-09 00:04:44 GMT
    First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign is all about getting young Americans to exercise, and a recent study by the CDC founds there are too many couch potatoes in the teen age group.
    First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign is all about getting young Americans to exercise, and a recent study by the CDC founds there are too many couch potatoes in the teen age group.
  • Liquid Tamiflu for kids in short supply

    Liquid Tamiflu for kids in short supply

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 4:22 PM EST2014-01-08 21:22:38 GMT
    Manufacturing problems have created a shortage of the liquid form of Tamiflu, which is designed for young children who can't swallow capsules, U.S. health officials announced Wednesday.
    Manufacturing problems have created a shortage of the liquid form of Tamiflu, which is designed for young children who can't swallow capsules, U.S. health officials announced Wednesday.
  • FROSTBITE 101: Record number of cases in 2014

    FROSTBITE 101: Record number of cases in 2014

    Tuesday, January 7 2014 5:55 PM EST2014-01-07 22:55:08 GMT
    Frostbite symptomsFrostbite symptoms
    Although many Minnesotans heeded the weather warnings about the severe cold and guarded themselves against frostbite, it's already been a record year of cases at area hospitals.
    Although many Minnesotans heeded the weather warnings about the severe cold and guarded themselves against frostbite, it's already been a record year of cases at area hospitals.
  • IT contractors first focus of MNsure investigation

    IT contractors first focus of MNsure investigation

    Tuesday, January 7 2014 11:50 AM EST2014-01-07 16:50:38 GMT
    Minnesota's legislative auditor is opening an investigation into the glitch-riddled launch of the state's MNsure health insurance website.
    Minnesota's legislative auditor is opening an investigation into the glitch-riddled launch of the state's MNsure health insurance website.
  • Heating failure disrupts Minn. Health Dept. lab, leaves $1M in damage

    Heating failure disrupts Minn. Health Dept. lab

    The Minnesota Department of Health says it will suspend most lab operations for at least two days after a heating system failure caused an estimated $1 million or more in damage.
    The Minnesota Department of Health says it will suspend most lab operations for at least two days after a heating system failure caused an estimated $1 million or more in damage.
  • SIGNS & SYMPTOMS: Heart attack

    SIGNS & SYMPTOMS: Heart attack

    Monday, January 6 2014 11:38 PM EST2014-01-07 04:38:09 GMT
    Although the signs and symptoms of a heart attack may vary, knowing what to look out for could be the difference between life and death since time is of the essence.
    Although the signs and symptoms of a heart attack may vary, knowing what to look out for could be the difference between life and death since time is of the essence.
  • RYBAK'S HEROES: Friends who found former mayor speak

    RYBAK'S HEROES: Friends who found former mayor speak

    Monday, January 6 2014 11:12 PM EST2014-01-07 04:12:47 GMT
    After a second procedure following a heart attack, former Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak is listed in good condition in the hospital, and Fox 9 News spoke with two of his friends who encouraged him to go.
    After a second procedure following a heart attack, former Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak is listed in good condition in the hospital, and Fox 9 News spoke with two of his friends who encouraged him to go.
  • RYBAK RECOVERING: Family hopes to raise heart attack awareness

    RYBAK RECOVERING: Family hopes to raise heart attack awareness

    Monday, January 6 2014 4:38 PM EST2014-01-06 21:38:41 GMT
    The former mayor of Minneapolis is recovering with a smile after he got quite a scare while cross country skiing on Saturday. RT Rybak suffered a heart attack, but he's in good spirits a day later.
    The former mayor of Minneapolis is recovering with a smile after he got quite a scare while cross country skiing on Saturday. RT Rybak suffered a heart attack, but he's in good spirits if his social media is any indication.
  • Flu surge in Minnesota, H1N1 most common strain

    Flu surge in Minnesota, H1N1 most common strain

    Friday, January 3 2014 8:55 AM EST2014-01-03 13:55:57 GMT
    The Minnesota Department of Health reports 71 people were hospitalized with the flu last week. The H1N1 strain is the most common this year.
    The Minnesota Department of Health reports 71 people were hospitalized with the flu last week. The H1N1 strain is the most common this year.
  • MNsure health coverage begins for 50,000 Minnesotans

    MNsure health coverage begins for 50,000 Minnesotans

    Wednesday, January 1 2014 8:23 AM EST2014-01-01 13:23:13 GMT
    More than 50,000 people in Minnesota signed up for health insurance by the Dec. 31 deadline, despite ongoing glitches with the MNSure.org website and long delays in the call center.
    More than 50,000 people in Minnesota signed up for health insurance by the Dec. 31 deadline, despite ongoing glitches with the MNsure.org website and long delays in the call center.
  • SNOWY SAVE: Teen resuscitated at Afton Alps meets rescuers

    SNOWY SAVE: Teen resuscitated at Afton Alps meets rescuers

    Tuesday, December 31 2013 7:51 PM EST2014-01-01 00:51:23 GMT
    His parents call it a holiday miracle, and the 17-year-old boy whose heart stopped at the bottom of a ski slope at Afton Alps got a chance to thank the people who helped him continue to enjoy the gift of life.
    His parents call it a holiday miracle, and the 17-year-old boy whose heart stopped at the bottom of a ski slope at Afton Alps got a chance to thank the people who helped him continue to enjoy the gift of life.
  • MNSURE: Deadline nears for health plan signups

    MNSURE: Deadline nears for health plan signups

    Just two shopping days left for Minnesota health insurance shoppers who expect to have coverage as the new year starts.
    Enrollment in Minnesota's new online health insurance exchange is growing as the signup deadline nears.
  • SNOWY SAVE: Former deputy uses AED to save teen at Afton Alps

    SNOWY SAVE: Former deputy uses AED to save teen at Afton Alps

    Monday, December 30 2013 9:02 PM EST2013-12-31 02:02:54 GMT
    After a teen collapsed at Afton Alps ski area, a former deputy sprang into action to use the life-saving device that brought a pulse back to the boy long enough for him to get to an ambulance.
    After a teen collapsed at Afton Alps ski area, a former deputy sprang into action to use the life-saving device that brought a pulse back to the boy long enough for him to get to an ambulance.
  • Influenza season is back in Minnesota, 104 hospitalized so far

    Influenza season is back in Minnesota

    Influenza is back in Minnesota, and 104 people have been hospitalized so far this season.
    Influenza is back in Minnesota, and 104 people have been hospitalized so far this season.
  • MNsure extends enrollment deadline to Dec. 31

    MNsure extends enrollment deadline to Dec. 31

    Friday, December 20 2013 1:53 PM EST2013-12-20 18:53:53 GMT
    MNsure, the state's health insurance marketplace, announced Friday that it has extended its enrollment deadline to Dec. 31, 2013, with a payment deadline of Jan. 10, 2014.
    MNsure, the state's health insurance marketplace, announced Friday that it has extended its enrollment deadline to Dec. 31, 2013, with a payment deadline of Jan. 10, 2014.
  • DENTAL DOG: Therapeutic pooch eases anxious patients

    DENTAL DOG: Therapeutic pooch eases anxious patients

    Friday, December 20 2013 12:41 AM EST2013-12-20 05:41:10 GMT
    Therapy dogs often help people with anxiety or depression in hospitals and nursing homes, but a dental office in Woodbury is hoping their furry friend will do the same for patients who face root canals.
    Therapy dogs often help people with anxiety or depression in hospitals and nursing homes, but a dental office in Woodbury is hoping their furry friend will do the same for patients who face root canals.
  • WAIT WATCHER: Which ER in Minnesota will see you fastest?

    WAIT WATCHER: Which ER in Minnesota will see you fastest?

    Thursday, December 19 2013 3:39 PM EST2013-12-19 20:39:52 GMT
    Which hospital emergency rooms have the longest wait times? The ER Wait Watcher app from ProPublica uses federal government data to show the average wait times to see a doctor.
    Which hospital emergency rooms have the longest wait times? The ER Wait Watcher app from ProPublica uses federal government data to show the average wait times to see a doctor or other licensed professional at area hospitals, plus the time it takes to drive there.
  • Autism a growing concern in Somali community

    Autism a growing concern in Somali community

    Tuesday, December 17 2013 8:47 AM EST2013-12-17 13:47:45 GMT
    Evidence is clear that growing concern is warranted about autism rates in the Somali community, and the next step is to figure out why.
    Evidence is clear that growing concern is warranted about autism rates in the Somali community, and the next step is to figure out why.
  • INVESTIGATORS: America's test tube

    INVESTIGATORS: America's test tube

    Monday, December 16 2013 1:22 PM EST2013-12-16 18:22:02 GMT
    Researchers from around the world come to Minnesota to study what ails us and how doctors treat those problems, and that information is leading to some life-saving discoveries.
    Researchers from around the world come to Minnesota to study what ails us and how doctors treat those problems, and that information is leading to some life-saving discoveries.
  • VAPOR INTRUSION: MPCA, MDH, General Mills hold office hours

    VAPOR INTRUSION: MPCA, MDH, General Mills hold office hours

    Sunday, December 15 2013 6:53 PM EST2013-12-15 23:53:12 GMT
    Residents in Como neighborhood in Minneapolis have a new way to learn more about the vapors that may be seeping into their homes. State experts and company representatives are holding office hours.
    Residents in Como neighborhood in Minneapolis have a new avenue to learn more about the chemical vapors that could be seeping into their homes. State experts and company representatives are now holding office hours.
  • Ill-timed vacation despite ongoing MNsure glitches irks Dayton

    Ill-timed vacation despite ongoing MNsure glitches irks Dayton

    Friday, December 13 2013 12:24 AM EST2013-12-13 05:24:54 GMT
    Gov. Mark Dayton is losing his patience with the problems plaguing MNsure -- the glitches, the waits, the short staff. Now, the executive director may be on a short leash after an ill-timed vacation.
    Gov. Mark Dayton is losing his patience with the problems that are still plaguing MNsure -- the glitches, the waits, the short staff. Now, the executive director of the state health insurance exchange may be on a short leash.
  • NOROVIRUS: Dozens sickened at Totino Grace football banquet

    NOROVIRUS: Dozens sickened at Totino Grace football banquet

    Thursday, December 12 2013 11:48 PM EST2013-12-13 04:48:37 GMT
    About 75 people are recovering after a norovirus outbreak at a celebration for the Totino Grace High School football team in Brooklyn Park, but health officials aren't sure where it started.
    About 75 people are recovering after a norovirus outbreak at a celebration for the Totino Grace High School football team in Brooklyn Park, but health officials aren't sure where it started.
  • Dayton: MNsure problems keep me up at night

    Dayton: MNsure problems keep me up at night

    Minnesota is in the middle of the pack in signups so far for private insurance among the 14 states operating health exchanges.
    Gov. Mark Dayton says he's disappointed the state's health insurance exchange has not resolved problems with its operations as the Jan. 1 date for the state of coverage approaches.
  • Making heroin overdose antidote more available in Minnesota

    Making heroin overdose antidote more available in Minnesota

    Tuesday, December 10 2013 1:48 PM EST2013-12-10 18:48:30 GMT
    There's a heroin overdose antidote called Narcan, but in Minnesota it's illegal for anyone other than a health care professional to administer it to an overdose victim.
    There's a heroin overdose antidote called Narcan, but in Minnesota it's illegal for anyone other than a health care professional to administer it to an overdose victim. A bill from Minnesota Sen. Chris Eaton would change that.
  • STUDY: Less trips to the ER for kids after drug recall

    STUDY: Medicine warnings lead to less trips to the ER for kids

    Tuesday, December 10 2013 1:09 PM EST2013-12-10 18:09:06 GMT
    Dr. Archelle Georgiou explains a study that exemplifies what can be achieved when the healthcare system along with the media work together to improve health.
    Dr. Archelle Georgiou explains a study that exemplifies what can be achieved when the healthcare system along with the media work together to improve health.
  • VAPOR INTRUSION: General Mills announces progress on TCE testing

    VAPOR INTRUSION: General Mills announces progress on testing

    Sunday, December 8 2013 10:05 PM EST2013-12-09 03:05:53 GMT
    Even as residents of the Como neighborhood in south Minneapolis consider joining a class-action lawsuit filed last week, General Mills says it is making progress on testing for TCE vapor intrusion.
    Even as residents of the Como neighborhood in south Minneapolis consider joining a class-action lawsuit filed last week, General Mills says it is making progress on testing for TCE vapor intrusion.
  • VAPOR INTRUSION: Como residents file class-action lawsuit

    VAPOR INTRUSION: Como residents file class-action lawsuit

    Friday, December 6 2013 2:15 PM EST2013-12-06 19:15:15 GMT
    On Thursday, residents of the Como neighborhood in Minneapolis filed a lawsuit in federal court against General Mills over chemical contamination that has been linked to vapor intrusion in their homes.
    On Thursday, residents of the Como neighborhood in Minneapolis filed a lawsuit in federal court against General Mills over chemical contamination that has been linked to vapor intrusion in their homes.
  • Brooklyn Park couple welcomes set of identical triplets

    Brooklyn Park couple welcomes set of identical triplets

    Friday, December 6 2013 1:21 AM EST2013-12-06 06:21:06 GMT
    The old cliché is three's a crowd, but doctors say it's a special rarity to have identical triplets -- and one Brooklyn Park, Minn., family is welcoming their own naturally conceived set.
    The old cliché is three's a crowd, but doctors say it's a special rarity to have identical triplets -- and one Brooklyn Park, Minn., family is welcoming their own naturally conceived set.
  • DEEP FREEZE: Dress to avoid dangerous frostbite

    DEEP FREEZE: Dress to avoid dangerous frostbite

    Thursday, December 5 2013 10:26 PM EST2013-12-06 03:26:50 GMT
    The wallop of snow reminded Minnesotans how to drive amid winter's fury, but the deep freeze that set in is calling up a new reminder -- how to dress to avoid the dangerous risk of frostbite.
    The wallop of snow reminded Minnesotans how to drive amid winter's fury, but the deep freeze that set in is calling up a new reminder -- how to dress to avoid the dangerous risk of frostbite.
  • White House launches new ObamaCare push, as GOP sees 2014 opening

    White House launches new ObamaCare push, as GOP sees 2014 opening

    Tuesday, December 3 2013 12:29 PM EST2013-12-03 17:29:38 GMT
    His party's political fortunes and his own legacy on the line, President Obama is launching a campaign on Tuesday to once again sell the benefits of ObamaCare to the public.
    His party's political fortunes and his own legacy on the line, President Obama is launching a campaign on Tuesday to once again sell the benefits of ObamaCare to the public, and try to head off a backlash in 2014.
  • VAPOR INTRUSION: 17 of 26 Como homes tested show elevated TCE

    VAPOR INTRUSION: 17 of 26 Como homes tested show elevated TCE

    Monday, December 2 2013 11:45 PM EST2013-12-03 04:45:55 GMT
    Potentially dangerous vapors have residents in one Minneapolis neighborhood more than concerned. Some are calling attorneys -- even Erin Brockovich -- over the contamination impacting their homes.
    Potentially dangerous vapors have residents in one Minneapolis neighborhood more than concerned. Some are calling attorneys -- even Erin Brockovich -- over the contamination impacting their homes.
  • Emma's angels dance to raise funds for E. coli treatment costs

    Emma's angels dance to raise funds for E. coli treatment costs

    Sunday, December 1 2013 10:35 PM EST2013-12-02 03:35:14 GMT
    She spent weeks fighting a dangerous E. coli infection that threatened to shut down her kidneys, but on Sunday, Emma Heidish danced to celebrate her recovery and raise money to pay for it.
    She spent weeks fighting a dangerous E. coli infection that threatened to shut down her kidneys, but on Sunday, Emma Heidish danced to celebrate her recovery with supporters who gathered to help pay for her treatment.
  • Group gets $1.1 million grant to collect ObamaCare 'success stories'

    Group gets $1.1 million grant to collect ObamaCare 'success stories'

    Thursday, November 28 2013 8:43 AM EST2013-11-28 13:43:52 GMT
    A self-proclaimed non-partisan organization has been given a $1.1 million grant to establish a database of ObamaCare "success stories," as the Obama administration tries to rehab the law's image.
    A self-proclaimed non-partisan organization has been given a $1.1 million grant to establish a database of ObamaCare "success stories," as the Obama administration tries to rehab the law's image.
  • DISH ON DIABETES: 5 tips for healthy Thanksgiving eating

    DISH ON DIABETES: 5 tips for healthy Thanksgiving eating

    Thursday, November 28 2013 12:10 AM EST2013-11-28 05:10:16 GMT
    Nearly 300,000 Minnesotans have Type 2 diabetes, and as many as 1.4 million are prediabetic. That can make Thanksgiving dinner dicey, but there are simple steps that keep the feast friendly to diabetics.
    Nearly 300,000 Minnesotans have Type 2 diabetes, and as many as 1.4 million are prediabetic. That can make Thanksgiving dinner dicey, but there are simple steps that keep the feast friendly to diabetics.
  • Hockey heroes honored for saving Roseville player from cardiac arrest

    Hockey heroes honored for saving Roseville player from cardiac arrest

    Tuesday, November 26 2013 10:28 PM EST2013-11-27 03:28:32 GMT
    A Roseville man certainly has a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving -- he's alive today thanks to the quick thinking of family and friends who brought him back after he suffered a heart attack on an ice rink.
    A Roseville man certainly has a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving -- he's alive today thanks to the quick thinking of family and friends who brought him back after he suffered a heart attack on an ice rink.
  • Mayo Clinic: New device could stop seizures before they happen

    Mayo Clinic: New device could stop seizures before they happen

    Tuesday, November 26 2013 7:47 PM EST2013-11-27 00:47:57 GMT
    The Mayo Clinic says there's a new implantable device that could allow people with epilepsy to take control of their seizures.
    The Mayo Clinic says there's a new implantable device that could allow people with epilepsy to take control of their seizures.
  • GIVING THANKS: Minneapolis amputee grateful for decision to lose foot

    GIVING THANKS: Amputee grateful for decision to lose foot

    Monday, November 25 2013 9:31 PM EST2013-11-26 02:31:26 GMT
    It's Thanksgiving week, and one Minneapolis man who lived through a life-altering procedure says he is more than thankful to have survived a motorcycle crash -- he's grateful for the experience.
    It's Thanksgiving week, and one Minneapolis man who lived through a life-altering procedure says he is more than thankful to have survived a motorcycle crash -- he's grateful for the experience.
  • 600K Angelcare baby monitors recalled after 2 deaths

    600K Angelcare baby monitors recalled after 2 deaths

    Thursday, November 21 2013 9:13 PM EST2013-11-22 02:13:28 GMT
    Angelcare Monitors Inc., announced a voluntary recall of the Angelcare Movement and Sound Baby Monitors on Thursday over, citing a strangulation hazard that has been linked to the death of 2 infants.
    Angelcare Monitors Inc., announced a voluntary recall of the Angelcare Movement and Sound Baby Monitors on Thursday over, citing a strangulation hazard that has been linked to the death of 2 infants.
  • HOME & HEALING: 7-year-old sickened by E. coli returns to school

    HOME & HEALING: 7-year-old sickened by E. coli returns to school

    Wednesday, November 20 2013 11:03 PM EST2013-11-21 04:03:09 GMT
    Days after visiting a petting zoo at a pumpkin patch before Halloween, Emma Heidish was in the hospital. Almost a month later, her family is grateful she will spend Thanksgiving at home.
    Days after visiting a petting zoo at a pumpkin patch before Halloween, Emma Heidish was in the hospital. Almost a month later, her family is grateful she will spend Thanksgiving at home.
  • 'Breathing lung' takes transplant organs off ice during transit

    'Breathing lung' takes transplant organs off ice during transit

    Wednesday, November 20 2013 5:31 PM EST2013-11-20 22:31:22 GMT
    The Midwest's first "breathing lung" transplant was performed last week at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview.
    The Midwest's first "breathing lung" transplant was performed last week at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview.
  • POLICE: Seniors are drug theft targets

    POLICE: Seniors are drug theft targets

    Wednesday, November 20 2013 9:08 AM EST2013-11-20 14:08:27 GMT
    The Hennepin County sheriff's office is warning seniors to be careful with their prescription medications amid growing reports of thieves breaking into homes and stealing drugs.
    The Hennepin County sheriff's office is warning seniors to be careful with their prescription medications amid growing reports of thieves breaking into homes and stealing drugs.
  • Ian Leonard shares post-concussion syndrome experience

    Ian Leonard shares post-concussion syndrome experience

    Monday, November 18 2013 1:23 AM EST2013-11-18 06:23:52 GMT
    Fox 9's Chief Meteorologist Ian Leonard hasn't been on TV recently because he suffered a serious concussion. Now, he's telling the story of how it happened and what recovery has been like.
    Fox 9's Chief Meteorologist Ian Leonard hasn't been on TV recently because he suffered a serious concussion. Now, he's telling the story of how it happened and what recovery has been like.
  • L.A. Fitness trainer saves man with CPR after heart attack

    L.A. Fitness trainer saves man with CPR after heart attack

    Monday, November 18 2013 12:41 AM EST2013-11-18 05:41:28 GMT
    Without any warning, a Twin Cities man collapsed at the gym after suffering a heart attack, but a quick-thinking trainer at L.A. Fitness in Richfield happened to have the skills to save him.
    Without any warning, a Twin Cities man collapsed at the gym after suffering a heart attack, but a quick-thinking trainer at L.A. Fitness in Richfield happened to be in the right place at the right time.
  • INVESTIGATORS: Side-effects of drug study?

    INVESTIGATORS: Side-effects of drug study?

    Sunday, November 17 2013 10:10 PM EST2013-11-18 03:10:01 GMT
    A petition drive is under way, calling on Gov. Mark Dayton to order an investigation of the University of Minnesota. More than 3,000 people -- including prominent medical professionals -- have signed it.
    A petition drive is under way, calling on Gov. Mark Dayton to order an investigation of the University of Minnesota. More than 3,000 people -- including some prominent medical professionals -- have signed it.
  • Condom dispensers at family services auditorium surprise parents

    Condom dispensers at family services auditorium surprise parents

    Friday, November 15 2013 12:14 AM EST2013-11-15 05:14:34 GMT
    Families flock to the auditorium in the Meeker County Family Services building for student activities, but some parents worry their kids are getting a crash course in safe sex in the bathroom.
    Families flock to the auditorium in the Meeker County Family Services building to attend everything from dance classes to school plays, but some parents worry their kids are getting a crash course in safe sex when they go to the bathroom.
  • INVESTIGATORS: Back from the dead

    INVESTIGATORS: Back from the dead

    Wednesday, November 13 2013 10:12 PM EST2013-11-14 03:12:09 GMT
    In a health crisis, the difference between life and death can depend on where catastrophe strikes -- but there is one Minnesota town that leads the nation when it comes to saving people from sudden cardiac arrest.
    In a health crisis, the difference between life and death can depend on where catastrophe strikes -- but there is one Minnesota town that leads the nation when it comes to saving people from sudden cardiac arrest.
  • Como residents meet on vapor intrusion, contamination concerns

    Como residents alerted to vapors from old General Mills site

    Tuesday, November 12 2013 11:29 PM EST2013-11-13 04:29:28 GMT
    On Tuesday night, residents living in a southeast Minneapolis neighborhood came together to discuss the investigation into potentially harmful vapors linked to solvents dumped there.
    On Tuesday night, residents living in a southeast Minneapolis neighborhood came together to discuss the investigation into potentially harmful vapors linked to solvents dumped during the 1940s through the early 1960s.
  • Minn. researchers to conduct MRI study of aneurysm-linked strokes

    Minn. researchers to conduct MRI study of aneurysm-linked strokes

    Tuesday, November 12 2013 10:40 PM EST2013-11-13 03:40:44 GMT
    Researchers in Minneapolis are conducting a first-of-its-kind study in this country in the hopes that understanding a type of stroke caused by aneurysms could yield a life-saving prevention strategy.
    Researchers in Minneapolis are conducting a first-of-its-kind study in this country in the hopes that understanding a type of stroke caused by aneurysms could yield a life-saving prevention strategy.
  • HEROIN DEATHS: 'Enough is enough' in East Bethel, St. Francis

    East Bethel comes together after string of heroin deaths

    Tuesday, November 12 2013 9:09 AM EST2013-11-12 14:09:25 GMT
    The number of deaths from heroin overdose is rising in Minnesota, and one community in Anoka County is taking a stand after several young lives were claimed by the addictive and dangerous drug.
    The number of deaths from heroin overdose is rising in Minnesota, and one community in Anoka County is taking a stand after several young lives were claimed by the addictive and dangerous drug.
  • Miracles of Mitch Foundation helps Deer Creek family with twins fighting cancer

    Miracles of Mitch Foundation helps Deer Creek family with twins fighting cancer

    Tuesday, November 12 2013 12:24 AM EST2013-11-12 05:24:14 GMT
    A Minnesota family was struggling to pay the bills while both of their newborn twins battle cancer, but a local foundation lent a helping hand that is keeping the family afloat.
    A Minnesota family was struggling to pay the bills while both of their newborn twins battle cancer, but a local foundation lent a helping hand that is keeping the family afloat.
  • FULL CIRCLE: Former HCMC burn unit patient becomes doctor

    FULL CIRCLE: Former HCMC burn unit patient becomes doctor

    Thursday, November 7 2013 11:33 PM EST2013-11-08 04:33:56 GMT
    Childhood experiences are integral in determining who adults will become, and that's certainly true of a man who was sent to the burn unit in his teens and grew into a doctor who now helps others recover there.
    Childhood experiences are integral in determining who adults will become, and that's certainly true of a man who was sent to the burn unit in his teens and grew into a doctor who now helps others recover there.
  • Como residents alerted to vapors from old General Mills site

    Como residents alerted to vapors from old General Mills site

    Thursday, November 7 2013 10:41 PM EST2013-11-08 03:41:49 GMT
    The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency sent letters to residents of the Como neighborhood in southeast Minneapolis on Nov. 6 to alert them of an ongoing investigation of potentially harmful vapors.
    The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency sent letters to residents of the Como neighborhood in southeast Minneapolis on Wednesday, Nov. 6 to alert them of an ongoing investigation of potentially harmful vapors. The vapors in question are trichloroethylene (TCE), an industrial solvent used at the former General Mills research facility at 2010 E. Hennepin Avenue from the 1940s to early 1960s.
  • INVESTIGATORS: Emily's only day

    INVESTIGATORS: Emily's only day

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 11:46 PM EST2013-11-07 04:46:43 GMT
    Every parent of a toddler knows it's hard to get the straight story, but when what you're trying to figure out is why your firstborn never left the hospital, those nagging questions can bring you down.
    Every parent of a toddler knows that sometimes, it's hard to get the straight story -- but when what you're trying to figure out is why your firstborn never lived to play in the park, those nagging questions can bring you down.
  • St. Paul hit-and-run victim makes recovery progress; $2,500 reward offered

    St. Paul hit-and-run victim makes recovery progress

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 12:30 AM EST2013-11-06 05:30:17 GMT
    It's been just over a month since a passerby found a St. Paul man unconscious in the middle of the street, and though Wade Souster is recovering, the driver who hit him is still on the loose.
    It's been just over a month since a passerby found a St. Paul man unconscious in the middle of the street, and though Wade Souster is recovering, the driver who hit him is still on the loose.
  • Girl, 7, battles kidney failure after contracting E. coli 0157 at petting zoo

    Girl, 7, battles kidney failure after contracting E. coli 0157

    Monday, November 4 2013 3:07 PM EST2013-11-04 20:07:31 GMT
    Anyone could become sickened by E. coli bacteria, but a Minnesota 7-year-old who fell ill after a visit to a pumpkin patch and petting zoo is now struggling with severe complications.
    Anyone could become sickened by E. coli bacteria, but how the body reacts to the infection can be vastly different. A Minnesota 7-year-old who fell ill after a visit to a pumpkin patch and petting zoo is now struggling with severe complications.
  • OPERATION MAGIC: Magician's journey may be best trick of all

    OPERATION MAGIC: Magician's journey may be best trick of all

    Monday, November 4 2013 11:52 AM EST2013-11-04 16:52:53 GMT
    A celebrated magician who now resides in Rochester, Minn. left Hungary to pursue a very different passion, but his journey may have been his best magic trick of all.
    A celebrated magician who now resides in Rochester, Minn. left Hungary to pursue a very different passion, but his journey may have been his best magic trick of all.
  • Only 6 ObamaCare sign-ups on Day 1, according to internal notes

    Only 6 ObamaCare sign-ups on Day 1, according to internal notes

    Friday, November 1 2013 10:00 AM EDT2013-11-01 14:00:37 GMT
    Notes from an Obama administration meeting about the problem-plagued ObamaCare website indicate only six people signed up for the health care law on its first day.
    Notes from an Obama administration meeting about the problem-plagued ObamaCare website indicate only six people signed up for the health care law on its first day, according to documents released by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
  • Thank you, goodbye to canine comfort squad

    Thank you, goodbye to canine comfort squad

    Friday, November 1 2013 1:29 AM EDT2013-11-01 05:29:43 GMT
    It's just the two of them, but they have spent thousands of hours bringing comfort to Minnesotans who are hurting. Now, however, the tables have turned. The team of healers need comfort, and the community is eager.
    It's just the two of them, but they have spent thousands of hours bringing comfort to Minnesotans who are hurting. Now, however, the tables have turned. The team of healers need comfort, and the community is eager.
  • Sebelius takes blame for HealthCare.gov problems

    Sebelius takes blame for HealthCare.gov problems

    Wednesday, October 30 2013 2:17 PM EDT2013-10-30 18:17:35 GMT
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified at a House hearing that originally was called to address the glitch-ridden HealthCare.gov website.
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified at a House hearing that originally was called to address the glitch-ridden HealthCare.gov website. Sebelius personally apologized for the failures and told lawmakers: "Hold me accountable for the debacle. I'm responsible."
  • MNsure pushes launch to Tuesday afternoon

    MNsure pushes launch to Tuesday afternoon

    Tuesday, October 29 2013 11:39 AM EDT2013-10-29 15:39:03 GMT
    MNsure's Oct. 1 launch will be pushed back to the afternoon so the state can make sure the system connects properly with federal computers.
    MNsure's Oct. 1 launch will be pushed back to the afternoon so the state can make sure the system connects properly with federal computers.
  • FDA wants limits on hydrocodone-containing painkillers

    FDA wants more limits on hydrocodone-containing painkillers

    Friday, October 25 2013 2:05 PM EDT2013-10-25 18:05:22 GMT
    The FDA is recommending new restrictions on prescription painkillers containing hydrocodone that would limit refills and restrict which medical professionals can write a prescription.
    The FDA is recommending new restrictions on prescription painkillers containing hydrocodone that would limit refills and restrict which medical professionals can write a prescription.
  • Make it OK campaign seeks to end mental illness stigma as suicides rise

    Make it OK campaign seeks to end mental illness stigma

    Friday, October 25 2013 4:54 AM EDT2013-10-25 08:54:56 GMT
    It's a topic few are keen to talk about, but people are coming together online to make a pledge to "make it OK" to talk about mental illness in an effort to end stigma as suicides rise in Minnesota.
    It's a topic few are keen to talk about, but people are coming together online to make a pledge to "make it OK" to talk about mental illness in an effort to end stigma as suicides rise in Minnesota.
  • Eden Prairie dad to run Marine Corp Marathon with disabled daughter

    Eden Prairie dad to run marathon with disabled daughter

    Thursday, October 24 2013 3:23 PM EDT2013-10-24 19:23:17 GMT
    Running 26 miles is a challenging feat on its own, but some runners don't do it by themselves. One Eden Prairie father will cover that distance while pushing his daughter the entire way.
    Running 26 miles is a challenging feat on its own, but some runners don't do it by themselves. One Eden Prairie father will cover that distance while pushing his daughter the entire way.
  • Obamacare contraceptive mandate challenged in federal court in Minnesota

    Obamacare contraceptive mandate challenged in federal court in Minnesota

    Thursday, October 24 2013 3:14 PM EDT2013-10-24 19:14:21 GMT
    A federal judge in Minnesota heard arguments Thursday from a Christian-owned medical device company that wants an exemption from the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act.
    A federal judge in Minnesota heard arguments Thursday from a Christian-owned medical device company that wants an exemption from the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act.
  • Jerky treats leave nearly 600 dogs dead in 'mysterious outbreak'

    Jerky treats leave nearly 600 dogs dead in 'mysterious outbreak'

    Wednesday, October 23 2013 11:53 AM EDT2013-10-23 15:53:14 GMT
    The FDA is warning pet owners to be cautious about feeding their dogs jerky treats as they investigate a treat-related illnesses that has left nearly 600 dogs dead and sickened more than 3,000 others.
    The FDA is warning pet owners to be cautious about feeding their dogs jerky treats as they investigate a treat-related illnesses that has left nearly 600 dogs dead and sickened more than 3,000 others.
  • LOVE YOUR MELON: Big Lake boy faces flight fear after beating cancer

    LOVE YOUR MELON: Boy faces flight fear after beating cancer

    Wednesday, October 23 2013 12:38 AM EDT2013-10-23 04:38:24 GMT
    With help from the mayors of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Oct. 22 was declared Love Your Melon Day, and the founders decided to use the day to take awareness on the road and to the skies.
    With help from the mayors of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Oct. 22 was declared Love Your Melon Day, and the founders decided to use the day to take awareness on the road and to the skies.
  • Minneapolis woman loses legs, hands to kidney stone infection

    Minneapolis woman loses legs, hands to kidney stone infection

    Tuesday, October 22 2013 11:00 PM EDT2013-10-23 03:00:23 GMT
    Many media stories warn of flu season, but one woman's decision not to see a doctor became a life-changer after what she thought was a common bug turned out to be much worse.
    Many media stories warn of flu season, but one woman's decision not to see a doctor became a life-changer after what she thought was a common bug turned out to be much worse.
  • CURE FOR BALDNESS? Researchers use cells in hair grafts

    CURE FOR BALDNESS? Researchers use cells in hair grafts

    Tuesday, October 22 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-10-23 01:15:29 GMT
    Many men dread the thought of going bald, and many have made a pretty penny promoting a supposed cure in the past -- but this time, researchers at Columbia University really think they're on to something.
    Many men dread the thought of going bald, and many have made a pretty penny promoting a supposed cure in the past -- but this time, researchers at Columbia University really think they're on to something.
  • KODY'S CLOSETS: Parents continue son's legacy after heroin overdose

    KODY'S CLOSETS: Parents continue son's legacy

    Monday, October 21 2013 11:55 PM EDT2013-10-22 03:55:42 GMT
    Even after installing their ninth closet into a metro middle school, each one is still bitter sweet for Colleen and Shane Thorn.
    Even after installing their ninth closet into a metro middle school, each one is still bitter sweet for Colleen and Shane Thorn.
  • Few glitches as Minnesotans shop MNsure, sign up

    Few glitches as Minnesotans shop MNsure, sign up

    Monday, October 21 2013 11:38 PM EDT2013-10-22 03:38:47 GMT
    With computer glitches plaguing the newly debuted healthcare.gov, Minnesota's own online marketplace seems to have enjoyed a smoother launch -- but what do residents think about it?
    With computer glitches plaguing the newly debuted healthcare.gov, Minnesota's own online marketplace seems to have enjoyed a smoother launch -- but what do residents think about it?
  • Obama: 'No excuse' for health care website problems

    Obama: Health care website problems 'unacceptable'

    Monday, October 21 2013 1:49 PM EDT2013-10-21 17:49:23 GMT
    President Obama said "there's no excuse" for early problems with the health care marketplace website, but reiterated his support for the program commonly referred to as ObamaCare.
    President Obama said "there's no excuse" for early problems with the health care marketplace website, but reiterated his support for the program commonly referred to as ObamaCare.
  • Benefit held for Hennepin County deputy taking on pancreatic cancer

    Benefit held for Hennepin County deputy taking on pancreatic cancer

    Sunday, October 20 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-10-21 03:26:11 GMT
    It was an emotional afternoon for many of the men and women who work to keep the residents of Hennepin County safe as deputies came together on Sunday to help one of their own battle an incurable disease.
    It was an emotional afternoon for many of the men and women who work to keep the residents of Hennepin County safe as deputies came together on Sunday to help one of their own battle an incurable disease.
  • 6 questions facing Minnesota medical fraud panel

    6 questions facing Minnesota medical fraud panel

    Thursday, October 17 2013 11:51 AM EDT2013-10-17 15:51:12 GMT
    A group of Minnesota lawmakers tasked with fraud prevention is taking a close look at six issues regarding health care billing and regulations in the state.
    A group of Minnesota lawmakers tasked with fraud prevention is taking a close look at six issues regarding health care billing and regulations in the state.
  • 5 ways to wake up during Daylight Saving Time slump

    5 ways to wake up amid Daylight Saving slump

    Wednesday, October 16 2013 9:24 AM EDT2013-10-16 13:24:57 GMT
    After a series of dark, damp mornings, many people have been struggling to heed their alarm clocks in the morning. So, FOX 9 News compiled a list of five things that can make it easier to get up and get
    After a series of dark, damp mornings, many people have been struggling to heed their alarm clocks in the morning. So, FOX 9 News compiled a list of five things that can make it easier to get up and get
  • New research points to cure for Alzheimer's

    New research points to cure for Alzheimer's

    Tuesday, October 15 2013 12:51 PM EDT2013-10-15 16:51:02 GMT
    Neurologist Dr. Michael Rosenbloom discusses a major turning point in Alzheimer's research with a new drug that may stop the progressive death of neurons in the brain.
    Neurologist Dr. Michael Rosenbloom, part of HealthPartners Center for Dementia and Alzheimer's Care, discusses a major turning point in Alzheimer's research with a new drug that may stop the progressive death of neurons in the brain.
  • Does irregular bedtime lead to behavioral problems in children?

    Does irregular bedtime lead to behavioral problems in children?

    Tuesday, October 15 2013 12:12 PM EDT2013-10-15 16:12:22 GMT
    Dr. Abigail Boetticher, pediatric neurologist at Noran Neurology Clinic speaks with FOX 9 News about what irregular sleep schedules can mean for a child's behavior.
    Dr. Abigail Boetticher, pediatric neurologist at Noran Neurology Clinic speaks with FOX 9 News about what irregular sleep schedules can mean for a child's behavior.
  • Heart-monitoring LifeVest saves 98 percent of patients

    Heart-monitoring LifeVest saves 98 percent of patients

    Tuesday, October 15 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-10-15 14:01:50 GMT
    Cardiologists at the University of Minnesota are hoping more patients can benefit from using the LifeVest, a simple, lightweight, wearable defibrillator that can monitor your heart and save your life.
    Cardiologists at the University of Minnesota are hoping more patients can benefit from using the LifeVest, a simple, lightweight, wearable defibrillator that can monitor your heart and save your life.
  • Lake Elmo man, 72, to run 75th marathon in Mankato, Minn.

    Lake Elmo man, 72, to run 75th marathon in Mankato, Minn.

    Sunday, October 13 2013 11:01 PM EDT2013-10-14 03:01:00 GMT
    Neither age nor cancer can slow down Don Wright, a 72-year-old running enthusiast from Lake Elmo, Minn., who plans to run his 75th marathon in Mankato this upcoming weekend.
    Neither age nor cancer can slow down Don Wright, a 72-year-old running enthusiast from Lake Elmo, Minn., who plans to run his 75th marathon in Mankato this upcoming weekend.
  • Father: 'Heroin got its claws in her and wouldn't let go'

    Father: 'Heroin got its claws in her and wouldn't let go'

    Sunday, October 13 2013 7:32 PM EDT2013-10-13 23:32:41 GMT
    The father of a young Hudson woman who survived a heroin overdose the same weekend "Glee" star Cory Monteith died says she tried to fight addiction, but she won't recover from her last relapse.
    The father of a young Hudson woman who survived a heroin overdose the same weekend "Glee" star Cory Monteith died says his daughter tried to fight addiction, but her relapse last week is one she won't recover from.
  • CVS to stop selling cigarettes, all other tobacco products

    CVS to stop selling cigarettes, all other tobacco products

    Wednesday, February 5 2014 10:55 AM EST2014-02-05 15:55:07 GMT
    CVS said Wednesday its 7,600 stores will stop selling all tobacco products by October, making the company the first U.S. drugstore chain to remove cigarettes from its shelves.
    CVS said Wednesday its 7,600 stores will stop selling all tobacco products by October, making the company the first U.S. drugstore chain to remove cigarettes from its shelves.
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