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The percentage of Minnesotans who are obese has dropped, and the obesity rate is lower here than in other Upper Midwestern states, data released on Thursday show. State health officials...
A cluster of assisted-living facilities in Hermantown were all but deserted on Wednesday as their owner — faced with a license suspension from the state — said he had decided to quit the business. "It just wasn't worth it anymore," said Rob Gannucci, president and CEO of Superior View Assisted Living in the 4200 block of Lavaque Road. He blamed what he called excessive regulation by the state, along with the financial repercussions of a fire last year that severely damaged two of his five buildings, for making it no longer viable to operate the business.
Leanne Latterall was stationed in Germany as a military medic when she witnessed her first birth. “I absolutely loved it,” Latterall recalled during a recent interview. “I was just in...
The old church building has sat there for years, mold forming inside as its structure became increasingly unsound. But expect things to move rapidly, now that the Duluth City Council has approved demolishing the building at 5907 Grand Ave., kitty korner from the West Duluth branch of the Duluth Public Library and within a block of where Interstate 35 crosses over Grand.
A color dash whose location in a cemetery caused a kerfuffle will be resurrected elsewhere, but without its original beneficiary. The UV Splash 5K fun run/walk that was to have taken place on Sept. 10 at Sunrise Memorial Park in Hermantown will be relocated to Barker's Island in Superior in October, said Hamid Torabpour, co-founder of Owatonna, Minn.-based Color Dash, the event's operator. But Circle of Hope, a local nonprofit that supports individuals diagnosed with breast cancer, won't be part of it, said Peggy Anderson, the charity's founder.
Since 5-year-old Matthew Nicholls was diagnosed with a tree-nut allergy at age 2, his mom and dad have spent more than $1,000 on EpiPens that have never been used — but have to be kept on hand in case Matthew has a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. "I would so much rather be putting the money into a college fund!" wrote Matthew's mother, Katie Nicholls, in an email from the home in Lafayette, La., to which the family moved from Duluth last year.
Dr. Nick Van Deelen woke up early on July 21 with a flight to catch and fallen trees covering the driveway of his Fredenberg Township home. The St. Luke’s hospital...
Detractors say a color dash in a cemetery strikes them as off-color. But to Bart Porter, the planned UV Splash 5K fun run/walk at the Sunrise Memorial Park in Hermantown owned by his family is life-affirming. "Cemeteries aren't doom and gloom," Porter said. "I have people running here every day." The late-night event, slated to begin at 9 p.m. Sept. 10, is a benefit for Circle of Hope, a local nonprofit that helps breast cancer patients with their expenses. It will be put on by Owatonna, Minn.-based Color Dash.
At 67, Candice Harshner says she isn't ready to retire from her job as executive director of the Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault. "The job has never...
Nearly one out of five patients in mental health units at Minnesota hospitals could be better served elsewhere. So says a study released Thursday by the Minnesota Hospital Association. The finding is significant at a time when the state's hospitals are overrun with mental health and behavioral health patients. "We've seen a mental health and behavioral health crisis building over the last decade or more with a shortage of beds," said Dr. Gary Peterson, chief medical officer at St. Luke's hospital in Duluth. "We've seen this coming for quite a while."