Cities Face Millions In Wastewater Upgrades, RepairsPublic works employees in the southwestern city of Minneota frequently hang inside manholes, poking with a long stick to move chunks of human waste and refuse that block sewer flow. The mayor of Winsted, a city of about 2,400, wonders how he'll pay for a $7 million upgrade to the town's wastewater treatment facility.
Pills Made From Poop Cure Serious Gut InfectionsHold your nose and don't spit out your coffee: Doctors have found a way to put healthy people's poop into pills that can cure serious gut infections — a less yucky way to do "fecal transplants." Canadian researchers tried this on 27 patients and cured them all after strong antibiotics failed to help.
Maplewood Woman With ‘Putrid’ Home Pleads Guilty To Child NeglectThe Maplewood woman charged with one misdemeanor count of child neglect for her "putrid" home where she lived with her 22-month-old has pleaded guilty, and sentencing has been set for April 25.