Twins Blog: Rod Carew Speaks From The HeartTwinsFest is usually a chance for fans and players get excited about the upcoming season. But for one Hall of Fame player, he was simply thankful to just be there.
Carew Makes Triumphant TwinsFest Appearance After Massive Heart AttackRod Carew is about four months removed from a massive heart attack that nearly killed him. The 70-year-old Hall of Fame infielder has to carry a battery-powered device with him everywhere he goes to keep his heart on track.
Doctors Clear Rod Carew To Attend TwinsFest Next WeekendThe Minnesota Twins say Hall of Famer Rod Carew is healthy enough to attend the team's annual fan festival next weekend.
Minnesota Deputy Calls Out Drivers Who Didn't 'Move Over'A Minnesota deputy, fed up with drivers not moving over when they see lights and sirens, took action this week. More than 650,000 people have seen the post on Facebook by Chisago County Deputy Jim Mott.
Former Twin Rod Carew, Hall Of Famer, Hoping For Heart TransplantHall of Famer Rod Carew is hoping to qualify for a heart transplant after a massive heart attack two months ago. The 70-year-old Carew tells Sports Illustrated he was stricken while golfing alone in Corona, California, on Sept. 20.
Lifesavers Honored For Helping Heart Attack VictimA Twin Cities dad is alive thanks to the quick-thinking of strangers. VT collapsed on the tennis court at Lifetime Fitness in White Bear Lake on July 30, going into cardiac arrest while getting ready to serve in a tennis game.
Heart Attack Victim Saved By Hospital's Fast 'Door To Balloon' RateThe American Heart Association urges hospitals to have a quick "door to balloon rate." That's the time it takes to get a patient from the hospital doors to an operating room, where the blocked artery can be opened by inflating and deflating a tiny balloon.
Woman Reflects On Losing Husband During Pond Hockey TournamentThere 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.
Christmas Tree Stolen From Fallen Police Officer's GraveStillwater 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.
After Heart Scare, School Trains Staff And Students In LifesavingMore 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.
Mpls. Mayor Responds To WCCO's 911 InvestigationRules 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.
With Dad Now On Life Support, Family Questions Mpls. 911's Delayed ResponsePictures 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.