Mall Of America Blood Drive Seeks A, B & O BloodOnly three out of every one 100 Americans give blood, and every two seconds in this nation someone needs blood.
Red Cross Seeking More DonationsCalling all donors! The Red Cross needs your help. This time of year, the Red Cross' supply of blood and platelet donations tends to drop.
Good Questions: Mosquito Food, Uptown & Hat TricksWade from Brainerd is already tired of mosquitoes this summer, but he still wants to know: What do mosquitoes eat? According to the American Mosquito Control Association, only females feed on blood because they require the protein to produce eggs.
Man, 20, Accused Of Squirting His Blood On Nurses At Mercy HospitalA 20-year-old Rochester man is accused of using a syringe to squirt his own blood on nurses along with other crimes, according to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office.
Metro High School Stages Powerful Mock Car CrashWith prom season upon us, high school students are hearing about the effects of drinking and driving. Mock crashes are common this time of year, but a Twin Cities high school is taking theirs to new heights.
Maplewood Mother Charged With Passing Out Atop ToddlerA Maplewood woman is charged with child endangerment after police found her passed out on top of her 19-month-old child on Nov. 9.
'Everyone Was Jumbled Around': Victims In Cottage Grove Limo Crash SpeakIt was supposed to be a night of staged horror on a Twin Cities haunted limo tour, but a group of friends experienced something truly frightening.
One Of Minnesota's Scariest Haunted Houses Opens In MinneapolisAre you ready for some scares? And we are talking real scares. The Haunted Basement at The Soap Factory in Minneapolis is one of the most frightening haunted houses in the state, if not the Midwest.
Good Question: How Much Blood Does Red Cross Need? Who Can’t Give?The American Red Cross says they urgently need blood donors in order to prevent an emergency blood shortage. Donations drop significantly in the summer, and all blood types are needed. So how much blood does the Red Cross actually need? And is there anyone who can't donate blood?
DNA Helps Crack 1998 Mpls. Double Murder Case When 18-year-old Carrie Richter and 20-year-old Dustin Baity didn't show up for a gathering on Christmas Day 1998, their families grew suspicious. The couple was later found strangled and stabbed in the northeast Minneapolis apartment they shared. "Homicides are never over and DNA is the great tool of investigators and prosecutors," said Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman.
Dayton Signs Bill For Newborn Screening ProgramMinnesota health officials have regained the ability to indefinitely retain blood samples from newborn babies unless a parent refuses permission. Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday signed the bill lawmakers approved last week.
Minnesota Senate Passes Newborn Blood Sample BillThe Minnesota Senate has passed a bill allowing the state to retain blood samples from newborn babies indefinitely. Senators voted 36 to 20 to send the proposal to Gov. Mark Dayton.
Good Question 'Reply All': Red, Judge Robes & Gray HairAmerti asked: Why do we associate red with romance? For centuries, red has meant danger, strength, courage and love. It's always been considered a powerful color that stands out to represent things that are powerful to people. Carol Bruess, professor of family studies at the University of St. Thomas, says it all probably comes down to what's in our veins. "The heart is the organ that pumps 'red' blood through our life system, the body," Bruess said.
Settlement In Case Over Newborn Blood SamplesThe Minnesota Department of Health has reached a settlement in a case over its practice of storing and using newborn blood samples without parental consent.
American Red Cross Hosting 12-Hour Blood Drive MondayThe American Red Cross is hosting a big blood drive Monday. Officials said they want to boost the supply before a lot of donors go out of town or get too busy over the holidays. The 12 Hours of Giving Holiday Blood Drive started at 7 a.m. Monday and goes until 7 p.m.