Abbott Northwestern Hospital

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2014

    R.T. Rybak suffers heart attack while cross-county skiing

    -- Update, including a poem from Rybak himself, at bottom --Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is resting with his family at Abbott Northwestern Hospital after undergoing heart surgery earlier today.FROM THURSDAY: Rybak cracks awesome joke as he prepares for official unauguration Rybak had bee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    Eugene Rakow somehow survived shooting himself in the heart with a nail gun [X-RAY]

    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.

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    Downtown Mpls water main break: No poop in the North Loop

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Abbott Hospital gave newborn to wrong mom, who breastfed baby before mixup was noticed

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    Local Frames: New videos from Night Moves, Leisure Birds, Caroline Smith, and 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Prisoners drop acid, have crazy bad trip

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Vellee Deli food truck serves fusion cuisine curbside

    It's a Vellee good day in the neighborhood​Vellee 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 >>

  • News

    February 16, 2011

    Abbott Northwestern nurse accused of stealing painkillers

    Victim told to "man up" and face surgery

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Sarah May Casareto is in drug treatment

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Sarah May Casareto denies stealing patient's pain medication

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Larry V. King, Dakota County deputy, was Sarah May Casareto's O.R.-bound victim

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Sarah May Casareto tells patient to "man up" and steals pain meds before surgery

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Ask the Critic: Takeout near Abbott Northwestern?

    ​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?

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    12,000 Twin Cities nurses strike. Who's affected? [Video]

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2008

    More bad news: Allina plans to cut up to 350 jobs

    Allina employees 23,000 people in Minnesota and the cuts will reduce their workforce by up to 1.5 percent.

  • News

    September 5, 2007

    A Kinder, Gentler Smokestack

    Critics say a power plant designed to reduce carbon emissions could be a cancer-causing boondoggle

  • News

    August 2, 2006

    Eat Locally, Eat Globally

    In which a widely anticipated boondoggle turns out to be a boon for Minneapolis's urban fabric

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2005

    Local docs blow whistle on medical device maker

    Abbott Northwestern discovers it fucked up--it trusted Guidant Corp. There's a piece about the fast, loose, and always exciting world of implantable medical devices in the New York Times today, and it features a prominent Minnesota connection. Dr. Robert G. Hauser of Abbott Northwestern Hospital  ... More >>

  • News

    January 12, 2005

    AIDS: A Small World After All

    The African HIV crisis--15 million dead, 25 million infected--hits home in Minnesota

  • Music

    December 8, 2004

    Will The Circle Be Unbroken?

    Missing Numbers and the beautiful road to nowhere

  • News

    August 27, 2003


    When Naomi Gaines threw her babies into the river, we were shocked. The truth is, her impulse isn't all that rare.

  • News

    January 22, 2003

    Imagine No More Nurses

    Recruiting foreign nurses to cover staffing shortfalls is local hospitals' latest healthcare Band-Aid. But the crisis only grows.

  • Arts

    December 4, 2002

    The Year in Theater

    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!

  • Books

    May 8, 2002

    Mike Marco RIP

    Even in death he is stirring up trouble

  • News

    May 10, 2000

    Breast of Burden

    The pump. The poop. The panic. A dispatch from the nursing wars.

  • News

    January 5, 2000

    When you wish upon a city

    If you could wave your magic wand and make one improvement to the Twin Cities, what would it be?

  • Feature

    August 1, 1998

    Doctor Who?

    In many Twin Cities clinics, continuity of prenatal care is a thing of the past.

  • News

    July 22, 1998

    Playing With Fire

    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.

  • News

    June 3, 1998

    Goodbye Golden Boy

    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.

  • Feature

    May 1, 1998

    Birth Beyond Forty

    More women are having babies in the autumn of their childbearing years

  • News

    July 16, 1997

    Come See the Loftier Side of Sears

    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.