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Dr. Shadab Rahman will offer advice about getting enough sleep when he is among speakers for A Symposium on the Night Sky on Sept. 21 at Clyde Iron Works in Duluth.
More isn’t necessarily better when it comes to air ambulance service. “Having a helicopter is good for a rural community,” said Tom Judge, executive director of LifeFlight of Maine, the only air ambulance service in Maine. “Are more helicopters better? … At some point, all of these helicopters, that’s part of what’s driven up (costs).”
Living on the far side of 50 while working in a cutting-edge industry works for him, Marty Weintraub said. "I thrive on the energy that I get from the newer professionals," said the founder of Aimclear, a Duluth- and St. Paul-based digital marketing firm. At 57, Weintraub "is a world-renowned marketer in an industry most commonly viewed as a millennial's game," said a news release from AARP Minnesota and Pollen, which this week named him to their second-annual "Minnesota 50 Over 50" list.
A body has been discovered in a remote area of far northern St. Louis County, the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office reported. A wildlife technician doing research discovered the remains a little after 1 p.m. Friday in a wooded area about four miles southwest of Lake Kabetogama, which is near the Canadian border, according to the Sheriff's Office. The severely decomposed remains appeared to be an adult male, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Eyes (not) on the eclipse Eye professionals want you to watch the Aug. 21 solar eclipse without causing irreversible damage to your vision. Viewing even the smallest sliver of a crescent sun peeking out from behind the moon is enough to cause damage, according to a news release from the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. They offer the following suggestions: • Use specially designed solar eclipse glasses and viewers. Ordinary sunglasses, even dark ones, are not sufficient.
William Brown was reluctant to try acupuncture as a treatment for his chronic lower back pain. "I was very concerned about it," the 70-year-old Solon Springs man said. "I guess I'm like everyone else in that I think acupuncture is ... witchcraft."
Being poked with needles sounds unpleasant, but acupuncture doesn't hurt, Dr. Like He said. "The needle insertion itself really doesn't hurt," He said. "I don't want them to feel a sharp pain." If there is a sharp pain, it usually means the needle is penetrating a tiny blood vessel, He said. But what the patient should feel is the deqi sensation, a sort of numbness or tingling. "If they don't feel anything at all, usually the result is not as good," He said.
A change in charity care policy at Duluth's two hospitals has alarmed some patients. "I'm still trying to figure this out," said Daryl Richter, 59, of Hermantown. "It really starts stinking more and more and it makes me trust Essentia less and less." Hospital officials say they're still providing charity care, in some cases partially covering patients who didn't qualify under the other plan.
The Knife River Recreation Center will be transformed into a sort of yoga mall on Wednesday. Several forms of yoga will be offered along with meditation, massages and Spanish and Indian cuisine during "A Healing Day in Knife River," between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.at the recreation center, 199 Alger Smith Road.
Sister Judine Mayerle stood in a basement passageway, one hand on a massive white column. "I think this is really cool," the Benedictine nun said, with almost the same respect in her voice with which she might speak of a religious icon. "This is holding up the building." The column, accessible down a corridor lined with excess furnishings, is one of the footings holding up Tower Hall, built as "Villa Sancta Scholastica" in the first decade of the 1900s and now the landmark building on the campus of the College of St. Scholastica.