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Lung Cancer Screenings Recommended For Heavy Smokers

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. Doctors say it kills more patients every year than breast, prostate and colon cancer combined.

02/05/2014

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Student Donates Kidney To Mpls. Cop

A Minneapolis Police officer battling lupus and kidney failure received a life-changing transplant this week. Carlos Escobar, 35, is recovering at Hennepin County Medical Center. He spent two years on a waiting list for a kidney donation. After working a full day as a police officer, he would come home and spend seven hours on dialysis, hoping and praying a donor would come through. “I never expected it to be too soon because they told me with my blood type, it could be seven years,” Escobar said

01/18/2014

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A Long Road Ahead For Victims Of Apt. Fire

It’s likely to be a long road ahead for the victims of that deadly fire on Cedar Avenue New Year’s Day. Dr. Ryan Fey at Hennepin County Medical Center says they have three patients still in critical condition.

01/03/2014

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14 Hospitalized For Burns, Broken Bones In Apt. Fire

Authorities say more than a dozen people were taken to hospitals after a fire engulfed several apartments near downtown Minneapolis. WCCO talked with a family member of one of the victims being treated at HCMC who also lived in the building. He said he has nothing left but the jacket he was wearing on his back.

01/01/2014

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Police Ready To Help Celebrators Stay Safe On Subzero NYE

Doctors fear a cold New Year’s Eve can create big problems for party goers. Dr. Ryan Fey from the Hennepin County Medical Center says frostbite can strike within minutes. “In extreme cold, you could be looking at frostbite in two to five minutes,” Fey said. People trying to ring in the new year with a few libations can get in to big trouble if they mix it with the extreme cold.

12/30/2013

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Police: Man Dies After South Mpls. Shooting

A man is dead after being found early Wednesday morning with an apparent gunshot wound on the city’s south side, police say. Officers found the man lying in the street on the 2600 block of Pleasant Avenue South after responding to call in the area, the Minneapolis Police Department says.

12/11/2013

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HCMC ER Nurse Trading Scrubs For Air Force Uniform

She served our country in the Air Force from 2001 to 2005 before leaving the military to earn a nursing degree. Now, the emergency room nurse at Hennepin County Medical Center is once again feeling the patriotic pull.

12/03/2013

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Police: Man Injured In Mpls. Shooting

A man suffered non-life-threatening injuries Tuesday night in a shooting just north of downtown, police say.

11/26/2013

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Man Killed In Mpls. Restaurant Shooting ID’d

Officials have identified the man killed Monday morning in a shooting at a Lake Street restaurant. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office said 32-year-old Luis Alejandro Torres-Sanchez, of Andover, Minn., died at La Que Beuna Restaurant shortly after 1:30 a.m. His cause of death is listed as multiple gunshot wounds.

11/26/2013

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‘She Is A Damn Good Mom': Neighbor On Pond Crash Driver

Three of the five children who were submerged in a metro holding pond following a car crash Thursday morning were those of the 23-year-old driver, the State Patrol says. The other two children belonged to Marion Guerrido’s boyfriend, neighbors say.

11/21/2013

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Did You Remember To Change Your Clock?

It is the end of Daylight Saving Time, when we gain one hour of sleep. Dr. Emran Khawaja is a sleep expert at HCMC. He said most of us are sleep deprived, and should enjoy the extra hour. He also recommends keeping a regular sleep schedule, if you can.

11/03/2013

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Police: 1 Dead, 1 Critical In Minneapolis Shooting

Police said one person is dead and another is in critical condition after an early-morning shooting in Minneapolis. Authorities said two adult men arrived to Hennepin County Medical Center in a vehicle at about 1:42 a.m. Friday, and both had been shot.

10/25/2013

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3 Weeks After Severe Brain Injury, Prep Football Player Still Recovering

A Dassel-Cokato teenager is in stable condition at the hospital but having some complications as he recovers from suffering a brain injury on the field that almost killed him. “It was three weeks ago tomorrow that Luke was injured — we’ve had a lot of highs and a lot of lows,” mother Sara Nelson said.

09/26/2013

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MNsure: Basic Questions Answered

MNSure opens enrollment October first with plenty of questions, including the most obvious: What’s it all about?

09/26/2013

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4-Year-Old Girl Airlifted To HCMC After Dog Bite

A four-year-old girl suffered a dog bite to the neck Saturday morning at a rural residence near Courtland in Nicollet County. According to the Nicollet County Sheriff’s office, the girl was bit on the side of her neck by a 7-year-old German Shepherd/Australian Shepherd mix while she was petting it at. She was transported to the New Ulm Medical Center, and later airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.

09/07/2013

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Search For Drugs Ends With Officer-Involved Shooting

A search for drugs inside a New Brighton home Tuesday afternoon ended with a task force member shooting a suspect multiple times.

08/27/2013

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Investigation Pending Into Death Of Park Health & Rehab Patient

Authorities said they’re looking for an outside agency to launch an investigation into the death last month of a Park Health and Rehab patient. The city of St. Louis Park said police responded to a report of a Park Health and Rehab patient behaving erratically while in possession of a knife and scissors on July 14.

08/21/2013

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Three People Flown From Scene Of Anoka Co. Crash

A witness says three people were flown from the scene of a crash in Anoka County that involved two trucks colliding head-on.

08/20/2013

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Minneapolis Stabbing Victim Identified

Authorities have identified the person who died after suffering stab wounds in Minneapolis on Sunday morning. Minneapolis police said the victim was located at 10:54 a.m. on Aug. 11 on the 2200 block of Portland Avenue South.

08/15/2013

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Police: Man Found In Driveway With Stab Wounds Dies, No Arrests Yet

The Minneapolis man found suffering from stab wounds on Sunday has died, according to authorities. Minneapolis police said the victim was located at 10:54 a.m. on Aug. 11 on the 2200 block of Portland Avenue South. Found lying in a driveway with stabbing injuries, he died after being transported to Hennepin County Medical Center.

08/14/2013

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Woman Injured By Bull At County Fair Still In Hospital

The woman injured Wednesday when a bull got loose at a county fair is now in satisfactory condition.

08/09/2013

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Man Shot Dead In South Minneapolis

A man died Monday evening from a gunshot wound in south Minneapolis, according to authorities. Minneapolis Police were dispatched at 6:30 p.m. after gunfire was reported near the 4300 block of Fifth Avenue South. Once on the scene, police found an adult male on 43rd Street East between South Fourth and Fifth avenues with a serious gunshot wound

07/29/2013

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Woman, 26, Killed In North Minneapolis Shooting

Authorities said Tuesday they’ve identified the woman who was shot in her car last Saturday morning and later died from her injuries. Police said that just after 2 a.m. last Saturday, two women were driving at the corner of Washington Avenue North and 26th Avenue North when shots were fired from a car that pulled up next to them.

07/16/2013

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Police: 2 Arrested For Deadly South Mpls Shooting

Police say they arrested two men Tuesday night in connection with a shooting that left one man dead and another injured on the city’s south side earlier this week.

07/10/2013

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Mpls Officer Bucked Off Horse, But Suffered ‘No Major Injuries’

After a horse landed on a Minneapolis police officer Wednesday afternoon, authorities tweeted out that the officer suffered “no major injuries” but will be kept in the hospital overnight for observation.

07/10/2013

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