State Health Departments Honing Strategies In Case Of CatastrophesThe scenarios are grim: A pandemic influenza swamps the availability of hospital ventilators. A chemical spill exhausts antidote supplies and decontamination abilities. A terror attack overwhelms ambulances and trauma centers. A big earthquake, wildfire or hurricane throws emergency rooms into crisis.
HCMC Preparing For Influx Of Frostbite Patients As Temps DropHCMC typically treats about 50-75 frostbite victims each year, and Dr. Jon Gayken -- a burn and trauma surgeon at the hospital -- says there's a common factor in those cases.
MPD: 6 Arrested In Double Stabbing Near Downtown Strip ClubMinneapolis police are investigating a double stabbing that happened early Saturday morning in the Warehouse District. Officers were called to Choice Gentlemen's Club on 2nd Avenue North near Washington Avenue at about 2:30 a.m. on a report of an assault.
Dad Charged In Severe Beating Of 20-Month-Old DaughterA Minneapolis father has been charged in the severe beating of his 20-month-old daughter, which left her with brain injuries. Ticortier Collins is charged with first-degree assault. Investigators say he beat his daughter so badly that she also has a lacerated spleen, rib and pelvic fractures.
Want To Kick Smoking For Good? Don't Give UpIf you smoke cigarettes, or know someone who does, you probably know how hard it is to quit. But the good news is doctors say more Americans are kicking the habit, and fewer teenagers are picking it up.
Father Of Severely Beaten Toddler Turns Himself Into Minneapolis PoliceA man is in police custody Thursday after the severe beating of a 21-month-old girl, who remains in critical condition at Hennepin County Medical Center.
ME: HCMC Doctor Found On I-94 Died After FallThe manner of death of the HCMC Chief of Anesthesiology was ruled accidental by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner Wednesday.
Toddler In Critical Condition After Severe BeatingA 21-month-old girl is clinging to life after suffering injuries police say appear to be intentional. Rae'Ana Hall was left with her father while her mother went to work. Hours later, her mother says she got a call from the hospital saying her child was in critical condition.
Minneapolis Police: Man Dies Two Weeks After Being StabbedPolice say a man who was stabbed in an altercation last month in Minneapolis died early Tuesday morning. Minneapolis police were called to the 700 block of Spring Street Northeast on the afternoon of Dec. 19 on a report of a stabbing.
Man Killed In New Year’s Day Shooting ID’dOfficials have identified the man who died following a shooting in Minneapolis on New Year’s Day.
Mpls. Police: Man Critical After New Year's Day ShootingA man is in critical condition after being shot in the early hours of New Year' Day in Minneapolis. Police say the shooting happened at about 2 a.m. on the 500 block of 8th Avenue Southeast.
Rochester Area Battling Whooping Cough OutbreakSchools in southeastern Minnesota are battling a whooping cough outbreak. Health leaders in the state say this surge of cases in Olmsted County, thankfully, seems isolated. But whooping cough, or pertussis as it's also called, is certainly around this year.
Good Question: How Much Sleep Do We Need?Wayzata Schools voted last night to let their high school students sleep in a little longer next year. Studies have shown many teenagers don't get nearly the amount of sleep they need. So, how much sleep do people need? Good Question.
State Patrol: Suspected Drunk Driver Injures Officer, Other Driver In St. PaulTwo people, including a police officer, were injured early Saturday morning when a suspected drunk driver slammed into the back of a squad car on Highway 280 in St. Paul. The Minnesota State Patrol says a University of Minnesota officer had pulled over a 19-year-old St. Paul woman near University Avenue at about 12:40 a.m.
Cyclist Stuck By LRT In South Minneapolis DiesFor the second day in a row, a light rail train has been involved in a fatal crash. Metro Transit officials say a man was struck by a Blue Line train just before 7 a.m. Friday morning at 46th Street and Hiawatha Avenue in Minneapolis.