It's been a frustrating week for Matthew Rodreick.
Committees in the House and Senate have released their budgets for health and human services programs, and a bill that would fund curative spinal cord injury research in Minnesota is absent from both. Rodreick originally brought the idea for the b ... More >>
Last October, Vikings punter Chris Kluwe spent an entire day in a wheelchair for a documentary on spinal cord injury. The movie premiered at Brave New Workshop in January, just after lawmakers introduced a bill that would fund curative spinal cord injury research in Minnesota.
As it now looks like ... More >>
Michele Bachmann claims she's infallible when it comes to truth and falsity, but in reality, the AP concluded she was so full of it during her presidential run that they simply gave up on fact-checking her.SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann goes on apocalyptic radio show, says Obama supports Sharia lawBut P ... More >>
In the midst of serving a 10-year sentence for assault, 36-year-old Scott Lipe recently received some bad news: He's being charged with second-degree murder in connection with the same incident that landed him behind bars in the first place.SEE ALSO: Jacob Engler, 21, steals car in Minnesota, drives ... More >>
Jerimiah "J.J. Moen, the 2012 Golden Groves Tri-state champion, collapsed after the first round of a Saturday afternoon super-heavyweight boxing match against Matt "Bubba" Fowler in East Grand Forks. He lost consciousness in the ring and never regained it before being pronounced dead Wednesday.SEE A ... More >>
A bill that scientists say could be key to furthering spinal cord injury research in Minnesota passed its first committee hearing Monday afternoon.
Introduced by Sen. Jeff Hayden, DFL-Minneapolis, the proposed legislation would designate $8 million from the state's general fund to curative spinal c ... More >>
In November, Wild goalie Josh Harding went public with his multiple sclerosis diagnosis. He vowed to continue his NHL career, but the odds looked to be against him sticking around for long -- only one other player saw game action in the pros following an MS diagnosis, and Jordan Sigalet's one-game N ... More >>
An opinion released by the Minnesota Supreme Court today is an especially fun read as far as court rulings go. At issue is whether calling a professional "a real tool" in online reviews of their work is defamatory.SEE ALSO: Supreme Court considering case of Duluth doc who sued after reviewer called ... More >>
Treading North frontman Gabe Rodreick has been making music nearly all his life. When he was a sophomore in high school, having played piano since age 5, Rodreick was accepted to the Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley. But the summer before his junior year began, Rodreick traveled to ... More >>
Sen. Jeff Hayden introduced a bill at a capitol press conference this afternoon that would appropriate $4 million in state funds to be used for curative spinal cord research in Minnesota.
The subject of this week's cover story, the bill was inspired by the story of Gabe Rodreick, a 20-year-old from ... More >>
Pauline Phillips, the original Dear Abby, died yesterday at the age of 94. She had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease.SEE ALSO: Bobby Vee: I have Alzheimer's Disease
Phillips, a native of Sioux City, Iowa, began writing the Dear Abby column in 1956 under the name Abigail Van Buren. At the colum ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Derek Boogaard concussion: Did season-ending injury play a role in enforcer's untimely death?A new study published by the Minneapolis-based American Academy of Neurology finds that NFL players are at a higher risk of death from brain damage. That'll come as little surprise to those who hav ... More >>
Pop heartthrob Bobby Vee has announced via his personal blog that he has been diagnosed with the early stages of Alzheimer's Disease. The 69-year-old, born Robert Thomas Velline, has known about his condition for about a year, but just recently made the news public."As my buddy Fabian says, getting ... More >>
The last year and a half has surely been an extremely frustrating time for Twins first baseman and former MVP Justin Morneau. In July 2010, Morneau, 30, took a knee to the head while sliding into second base to break up a double play in Toronto. He was concussed, but the impact didn't look severe ... More >>
Courtesy Maran Wolston.Maran Wolston developed symptoms of MS in 2006.For Maran Wolston, learning she had developed Multiple Sclerosis was frightening enough. But the treatment was a horror in itself.
Wolston, a Ph.D candidate at the University of Minnesota, believes she received years of questi ... More >>
Veronica King: Left her sister to die on the floor.Veronica King abandoned her 71-year old sister after she had a stroke in their Madison, Wisconsin home. King didn't help Mary Coleman up, didn't call for medical help, didn't even bring her food.
Veronica's son Steven didn't help Coleman, either ... More >>
Hennepin County JailRachel Reeves is off the hook for murder--but maybe not for long.Rachel Reeves was supposed to go to trial yesterday on charges that she killed her 15-month old, Julia Leigh Rivera, two years ago. But when a key witness--the babysitter who was with the little girl when she sto ... More >>
Photo: BanspyBack in January we told you about Shirley and Gary Schroeder, a Green Bay couple entrusted with the bank accounts of a cousin in a Minnesota assisted living facility suffering from Parkinson's disease.
The looking-not-so-loyal family members were accused of filching hundreds of ... More >>
Photo courtesy 200 Perfect JumpsKevin Burkart doing his thingA couple of years ago, Kevin Burkart completed 100 skydives in one day to raise $40,000 for Parkinson's Disease. But no, that wasn't enough. So tomorrow, June 16th 2010, Burkart's doubling down: He plans to make 200 -- that's right, ... More >>
Via Al JazeeraEllison and his wife are separatingLooks like the marriage of Rep. Keith Ellison and his wife, Kim Dore Ellison, is in trouble.
Married for more than 20 years, they have filed for legal separation. They have four children and live in North Minneapolis.
Although Ellison is the ... More >>