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Woman Reflects On Losing Husband During Pond Hockey Tournament

There has been an outpouring of support for the family of a man who died recently while playing in a pond hockey tournament. Greg Riebe suffered a heart attack at 46. He collapsed after a game at the North American Pond Hockey Championships on Lake Minnetonka last month.

02/16/2015

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Christmas Tree Stolen From Fallen Police Officer’s Grave

Stillwater police hope someone can help them find whoever stole a Christmas tree from the gravesite of a fallen police officer. The tree was taken from Fairview Cemetery in Stillwater, from the gravesite of Officer Josh Lynaugh.

11/29/2014

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After Heart Scare, School Trains Staff And Students In Lifesaving

More than 700 students, staff, faculty and even parents took part in a CPR/Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training workshop at Saint Thomas Academy Wednesday afternoon. The massive workshop comes after a student suffered a cardiac event and collapsed on the football field this August. A student and a member of the coaching staff, who was also a doctor, administered CPR until help arrived.

10/22/2014

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Mpls. Mayor Responds To WCCO’s 911 Investigation

Rules are changing at Minneapolis’s 911 center after a WCCO Investigation found some callers waiting minutes to get through. Raymond Callihan’s wife tried twice to reach an operator last week when her husband suffered a heart attack. Her second call took more than two minutes to answer. Callihan died Thursday morning. City leaders Thursday expressed sympathy for his family. But operators at the 911 center worry others may not get help as quickly as they should, and they’re asking for more staff.

03/06/2014

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With Dad Now On Life Support, Family Questions Mpls. 911’s Delayed Response

Pictures in a north Minneapolis dining room show the bright smile of 72-year-old Raymond Callihan, a man who loved nothing more than spending time with his large family. “My father was a wonderful person,” said daughter Kamie Reed. “He would help anyone.” But that happiness has been replaced by hurt now that Reed and her mother, Arcola Tullis, know there won’t be any more memories like them.

03/05/2014

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Rybak Talks About Life After Suffering A Heart Attack

Just days after leaving the office as Minneapolis mayor for 12 years, R.T. Rybak suffered a life-threatening heart attack while skiing on a weekend afternoon at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis back in January.

02/10/2014

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Be Prepared To Perform CPR In An Emergency

February is Heart Disease Awareness month. Every year, 1,300 Minnesotans have a heart attack, and of that number, only 200 survive. WCCO’s Jamie Yuccas went to the University of Minnesota to learn what to do at home in an emergency.

02/06/2014

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4 Weeks After Heart Attack, Rybak Skis In Loppet

As the lights glistened on Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis, skiers took part in a celebration of Minnesota winter. Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak was ready to slip on his ski boots. You would never know his last ski trip was almost his very last. “I did come a little closer to not being here than I’d probably ever want to,” Rybak said. On Jan. 7, Rybak was skiing in Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis when he suffered a major heart attack.

02/01/2014

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Synthetic Drugs In Cross Hairs Of Minn. Lawmakers

Minnesota may be taking a big step to stop the sale of synthetic drugs in the state. A special committee of lawmakers approved a sweeping set of changes Wednesday to end what some describe as an “epidemic.” They are substances sold in head shops around the state as incense and bath salts, but they’re extremely dangerous when ingested. The drugs have exotic names and seductive websites, but they’re easily available on Minnesota Main Streets.

01/29/2014

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Students Rally Around Ailing Mayer Teacher

Students at a high school just west of the metro are pulling together to help a teacher in critical condition after suffering a heart attack. Mayer Lutheran High School students are supporting their Spanish teacher, Adela Alvarez, by raising money to help with her medical expenses. Joel Landskroener, executive director at Mayer, says when Alvarez wasn’t in the classroom teaching Spanish to teenagers, she was out in the community teaching Zumba.

01/22/2014

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Rybak: I Had More Heart Damage At Prom

Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is taking to the internet to say “thank you,” and share he’s healthier than he has been in years. Rybak suffered a heart attack two weeks ago after cross-country skiing. In his RyBlog, he joked he has no permanent damage, unless you count the shirt they cut off of him.

01/18/2014

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Former Mpls. Mayor R.T. Rybak Released From Hospital

Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak was released from the hospital Tuesday, after suffering a heart attack over the weekend.

01/07/2014

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Rybak Undergoes Second Heart Procedure

Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak successfully underwent a procedure Monday afternoon to remove a blockage from an artery. He’s recovering from a life-threatening heart attack which he suffered Saturday after cross-country skiing for nearly eight miles. Before Monday’s procedure, the former mayor continued his light-hearted banter on Twitter, posting a picture of himself in a hospital gown, framed as a GQ magazine cover.

01/06/2014

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1-6-14 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Former Mayor R.T. Rybak suffers a heart attack….Blois Olson updates on The Morning Take

01/06/2014

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Fmr. Mayor Rybak Recovering After Heart Attack

Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is doing well and in good spirits one day after his heart attack. He looks like he’s feeling much better and apparently still has his sense of humor.

01/05/2014

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Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak Hospitalized After Heart Attack

Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is recovering in the hospital Saturday afternoon after suffering chest pains while cross-country skiing. According to officials at Abbot Northwestern Hospital, Rybak had completed 7.7 miles of skiing at Theodore Wirth Park with his wife before complaining of chest pains and shortness of breath. The former mayor was taken by ambulance to Abbot at 1 p.m., where he underwent an angioplasty and received two stents. Officials say he is currently resting. Rybak was upbeat when he tweeted two and a half hours after being admitted.

01/04/2014

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Wis. Teen Welcomes New Year After Heart Attack

The new year is starting out on a high note for a Wisconsin teenager who nearly died on the slopes of Afton Alps. Seventeen-year-old Daniel Mannon was snowboarding with his brothers Saturday afternoon, when he had a heart attack.

12/31/2013

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Study: Why Men Should Never Skip Breakfast

Since you were little, you’ve heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And a new study shows, that’s especially true for men.

07/22/2013

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Controversial Diabetes Drug Under FDA Microscope Again

A former blockbuster diabetes drug is going under the FDA’s microscope again. New research suggests Avandia may be safer than first thought, although critics aren’t buying it. The FDA panel is looking at a new analysis on the drug, which shows it’s just as safe as older diabetes drugs.

06/05/2013

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Funeral Held For Officer Who Suffered Heart Attack On Duty

Friends and family said their final goodbyes to a St. Paul police officer who died after suffering a heart attack on the job last weekend.

02/22/2013

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St. Paul Police: Cop Who Died On Duty Had Heart Attack

The St. Paul Police Department is releasing more information on the death of one of its officers Saturday.

02/17/2013

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New Prague Teacher Dies While Shoveling Snow

A New Prague Middle School teacher and coach died Sunday while shoveling snow, according to authorities.

12/10/2012

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Study: Higher Risk Of Heart Attack After Losing Job

A new study shows unemployment isn’t just bad for your finances — it’s also bad for your health.

11/19/2012

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Mpls Man Gets Life-Saving CPR After Heart Attack While Running

A Minneapolis man who nearly died got to thank the people who saved his life Thursday morning.

05/31/2012

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Heart Attack Victim, Doctor Stress Importance Of CPR

A Minneapolis man who nearly lost his life to a heart attack while running ten days ago — and the doctor who saved his life — made a plea for more to learn CPR Thursday morning at Hennepin County Medical Center.

05/31/2012

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