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A 53-foot hospital on wheels pulled into Pioneer Hall at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center this week. The state's $1.2 million Mobile Medical Unit, in Northeastern Minnesota for the first time, is the centerpiece of the 32nd annual Arrowhead EMS Conference.
Per Martin Amundson arrived 14 minutes too late to be a tax deduction, mom Daphne Amundson said. "While I was in the O.R., and everyone was getting ready, one of the people in scrubs stopped close to my head and said, 'I don't think you're getting a tax deduction,'" she said. "They were hustling, but that wasn't the main concern at that point." Instead, Per earned his 15 minutes of fame early in life by being the first child born in Duluth in 2012. He was delivered by Caesarean section at 12:14 a.m. Jan. 1 at St.
Five people died in Minnesota last year because of "adverse events" -- misuse of products, medication errors and falls -- at hospitals and surgical centers, according to an annual report from the state Department of Health. Another 84 people suffered serious disabilities. The number of serious injuries and deaths was down from 107 in 2010, the Health Department noted in a news release, although the total number of incidents was up slightly, from 305 to 316. The report was released today and covered the period from Oct. 7, 2010, to Oct. 6, 2011.
If the nation's economy is improving, one measure might be the difference between a violin solo and a string quartet at a wedding. In recent years engaged couples "were hiring solo violin instead of quartet, or duo instead of quartet," musician Michelle Gribbon said. "Now almost every booking is quartet again." Gribbon, founder of the Sound of Strings quartet, was speaking Saturday amid the hubbub of the 24th annual Duluth Bridal Show at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center.
If it happened again, Edith Bubli said, she might just let the garbage fall to the floor. "Please tell me you would," said her friend Sue Dumas in a mock-scolding voice. "We can clean garbage." But the 82-year-old Bubli wasn't inclined to make a mess as she used her walker to get from her apartment in the King Manor high-rise in Duluth's Central Hillside to take out her trash one evening just after Thanksgiving. In the hallway, as the trash bag started to slip, Bubli grabbed for it.
When Dr. Henry Emmons talks about chemistry, he's referring to ways to reduce stress rather than the class you took as a high school junior. Emmons, an author and psychiatrist, will speak on "Creating the Chemistry of Joy: Restoring Resilience in the Face of Depression, Anxiety and Other Stress-Related Conditions" from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan.
Durbin Keeney is retired, although it might not look like it. "He's involved in -- you name it -- VFW, Legion, Disabled American Veterans," said Steve Saari, Keeney's successor as regional director of the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans. "He's the chairman of the Northland Veterans Services Committee that puts the parades on: Memorial Day, the Veterans Day march. He helps with the Northland Honor Flight to get the World War II vets to see their memorial in D.C.
Mike Colalillo lived all of his life with the same attitude of self-sacrifice that he showed on a World War II battlefield, the priest who spoke at his funeral Mass said on Saturday. Colalillo's life showed his devotion to "a God he encountered, I'm sure, on the battlefield; a God he encountered as a longshoreman; a God he encountered with his family," said Fr.
Mike Colalillo lived all of his life with the same attitude of self-sacrifice that he showed on a World War II battlefield, the priest who spoke at his funeral Mass said on Saturday. Colalillo's life showed his devotion to "a God he encountered, I'm sure, on the battlefield; a God he encountered as a longshoreman; a God he encountered with his family," said Fr. John Petrich, a friend of Colalillo's for 20 years. Colalillo was laid to rest at Forest Hill Cemetery on Saturday as a throng of family, friends and military personnel gathered to offer their final farewell.
Eight Northland women are going to the grocery store Monday, with more than the usual purpose. The women are enrolled in what the American Heart Association bills as the Go Red For Women Makeover Challenge. The purpose is to help women cultivate healthier hearts. The women were chosen from a pool of applicants to participate in an eight-week heart-health program with the support of medical professionals from Essentia Health and St. Luke's hospital. On Monday, they'll be visiting the Spirit Valley Super One Store, 5300 Bristol St., with a tour from 5:30-6 p.m.