Eugene Rakow, a 58-year-old St. Bonifacius carpenter, shot himself in the heart with a nail gun last Friday. He somehow lived to tell the tale.The amazing x-ray image at the top of this post was taken at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Rakow was released from the hospital and returned home on Monday.
Around 2:30 this afternoon, contractors working on a development project at Hennepin Avenue and North 2nd Street nailed a 36-inch water main responsible for bringing water to much of the City of Lakes, disrupting water service and rush-hour traffic and flooding a portion of the North Loop.SEE ALSO: ... More >>
An Abbott Northwestern Hospital spokeswoman vows "there will be consequences" after a baby boy was given to the wrong mother and breastfed before the mistake was discovered.SEE ALSO: Supreme Court considering case of Duluth doc who sued after reviewer called him "a real tool""As far as we know, this ... More >>
As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally and beyond, and you have a fruitful mix of distinct skills that generates more locally connected music videos than ever before. While it's im ... More >>
Can you imagine taking LSD inside a prison cell? Seems like it'd almost certainly result in a bad trip.According to a Star Tribune report, a group of inmates at the state prison in Faribault tested that theory on Christmas Eve. And predictably, they had bad trips.
It's a Vellee good day in the neighborhoodVellee Deli's slick black truck has been winding through Minneapolis and Saint Paul streets serving a combination of Mexican and Asian cuisines. The new mobile kitchen is owned and operated by William Xiong and his partner/executive chef Joyce Truon ... More >>
Victim told to "man up" and face surgery
Sarah May Casareto's lawyer says she's manned up and gone to treatment.Former nurse Sarah May Casareto unexpectedly bailed on her court appearance this morning on charges that she stole a patient's pain meds and shot up with them. Since her arrest last week, Casareto has denied stealing the dru ... More >>
Sarah May Casareto denies being a Fentanyl junkie.In a statement from her attorney, former nurse anesthetist Sarah May Casareto is flatly denying charges she stole a patient's medication before surgery and used it herself. Instead, she claims that Abbott Northwestern Hospital is trying to avoid ... More >>
Nurse Casareto is accused of stealing pain meds from a deputy headed for surgery.If you're going to tell a patient headed for the operating room that it's time to "man up" while you steal his pain meds to feed your drug addiction, it's probably not a good idea to pick a cop for a victim. Thos ... More >>
Sarah May Casareto is accused of being the nurse from hell.A former nurse anesthetist at Abbott Northwestern Hospital is accused of stealing her patient's medication just before surgery and taking it herself. When a male patient came in to have kidney stones removed, rather than administer a ... More >>
My friend is recovering from a c-section at Abbott Northwestern Hospital at 28th and Chicago. I'd like to stop by with some takeout and see the new baby. Is there a restaurant nearby that offers inexpensive takeout? What would you suggest I bring?
In what may be the largest ever strike of its kind, 12,000 Twin Cities nurses have walked off the job at 14 area hospitals in a 24-hour strike over pay, pensions and staffing ratios. Outside Abbott Northwestern in Minneapolis, they greeted the day with a rendition of "Amazing Grace." The hos ... More >>
Critics say a power plant designed to reduce carbon emissions could be a cancer-causing boondoggle
In which a widely anticipated boondoggle turns out to be a boon for Minneapolis's urban fabric
The African HIV crisis--15 million dead, 25 million infected--hits home in Minnesota
Missing Numbers and the beautiful road to nowhere
When Naomi Gaines threw her babies into the river, we were shocked. The truth is, her impulse isn't all that rare.
Recruiting foreign nurses to cover staffing shortfalls is local hospitals' latest healthcare Band-Aid. But the crisis only grows.
In Praise of Murderous Hookers, Heroic Zoroastrians, and the Ghosts of Garage Sales Storm. Plus: We viciously slag off the Andrews sisters and an embarrassing Wonder Woman costume!
Even in death he is stirring up trouble
The pump. The poop. The panic. A dispatch from the nursing wars.
If you could wave your magic wand and make one improvement to the Twin Cities, what would it be?
In many Twin Cities clinics, continuity of prenatal care is a thing of the past.
Even as they began sifting through the cinders in 1994, police figured they knew who set the Phillips apartment fire that nearly killed two little girls. But arson has a way of destroying all the evidence.
Baby Boomers and Block E. Preservation and parks. Urban history and virtual reality. Outgoing city planning director Paul Farmer on the politics and passions that got him fired.
More women are having babies in the autumn of their childbearing years
Harris has had a harder time getting things done during the last 10 years than he suggests. His biggest claim to fame in the last decade, for instance, is his failure to redevelop Block E in downtown Minneapolis.