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Woman Hit, Dragged By Truck Near Lake Calhoun ID’d

The woman stuck and dragged by a commercial truck near Lake Calhoun Wednesday is in critical condition at Hennepin County Medical Center. According to Minneapolis Police, 25-year-old Caitlan Christine Barton was trying to walk across West Lake Street on a green light, when she was hit by a truck. The driver, whose vehicle was initially next to Barton as they waited at the red light, began to turn onto Lake Street from West Market Plaza while Barton began walking.

02/13/2014

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Woman Hit By Truck, Critically Injured Near Lake Calhoun

A woman suffered critical injuries Wednesday night when she was hit by a commercial truck in a busy shopping center near Lake Calhoun. John Elder, a Minneapolis police spokesman, says the woman had been waiting at a red light at 6:15 p.m., trying to cross West Lake Street.

02/12/2014

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Good Question ‘Reply All’: Junk Email, Hypic Jerk & Frank V’s Height

Jim from Maple Grove wanted to know: Why do we use the word “spam” to describe our junk emails? Heather Brown answers that and other questions.

02/07/2014

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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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