Tim Dunbar, overnight radio host at KS95, passed away at his West St. Paul home on Sunday night. Dunbar, 52, was on medical leave at the time of his death, and was undergoing radiation treatments after recently being diagnosed with throat cancer. According to medical examiners, he died of a pulmonar ... More >>
-- 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 >>
In case you haven't caught the drift from our first 216 posts along these lines, here's some news for ya: Relatively speaking, Twin Citians are healthy.SEE ALSO: Portland douses some Haterade on Mpls after regaining Bicycling.com's Best Bike City honor The latest evidence on this score comes from th ... More >>
On February 16, St. Paul Officer Josh Lynaugh, 30, died of a what was initially reported to be a "medical condition" aggravated while he was on duty on February 8.SEE ALSO: Gangster Disciples have hits out on Twin Cities cops following fishy officer-involved shootingYesterday, St. Paul police announ ... More >>
The Freedom to Breathe Act turns five today! That's five years of shamed huddling outside the bar (or restaurant, or workplace) in rain, sleet, snow, just to light up. And for what? Well... "Simply put, Minnesotans are healthier," says Dr. Edward Ehlinger, the state's Department of Health commission ... More >>
We've written about Marty Robbins here before, most notably on the anniversary of his recording of the Western revival, Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs -- click on over to learn about the history of that seminal album. But this dude's so cool, he warrants mention more than once so today, w ... More >>
Photo by Erik HessFlattus Maximus performing his final show at First AveIt's been over a month since Gwar fans learned of the death of guitarist Flattus Maximus, a.k.a. Cory Smoot, which happened sometime in the hours following when Smoot and the rest of the band played a show at First Avenue and ... More >>
Smooth.If you live in Olmstead County, you're now about half as likely to die of a heart attack than you were ten years ago. That's according to a new paper out of the Mayo Clinic. So what are our southern neighbors doing that's so heart healthy? Researchers at Mayo think it's because they can' ... More >>
Lance Lundsten's death has been ruled a suicide.When Lance Lundsten, a gay high schooler from Miltona, died in January of this year, his death was initially reported as a suicide. The news rocketed around the internet -- another gay teen who took his life after reported bullying at the hands ... More >>
Bobby Z, best known for his stint drumming for Prince in the late '70s and early to mid '80s, is critical condition after suffering a heart attack and undergoing bypass surgery. The 55-year-old musician, born Robert Rifkin, suffered the heart attack earlier in the week and underwent the surgery o ... More >>
FacebookThe heart condition isn't what killed Lance LundstenLance Lundsten, the gay 18-year-old from Miltona who died on Saturday, didn't die from his heart condition, the Douglas County Medical examiner now says. Lundsten's death made headlines nationwide earlier this week, after local tele ... More >>
Bacon = medicine.The New York Times magazine explores food-as-medicine connections, as a parent explains the process of treating his nine-year-old son's epilepsy with an extremely high-fat diet that's heavy on the bacon, cheese, and macadamia nuts, as well as eggs scrambled with heavy cream a ... More >>
(CC) Larry D. MooreAre calories all that matter?Has Subway's Jared just lost his throne? Kansas State University professor of human nutrition Mark Haub spent the last 10 weeks eating nothing but Hostess and Little Debbie snack cakes--interspersed with Doritos, Oreos, and sugary cereal for v ... More >>
To survive the ordeal of escaping Guatemala, Julia needed a big Heart. But not this big.
Peter Erlinder is being held in a Rwandan prisonThe Rwandan News Service reports that William Mitchell law professor Peter Erlinder was hospitalized on Monday evening following hours of intense questioning by Rwandan detectives. RNS says there are suspicions he may be poisoned, but an American l ... More >>
SpecialKolin/FlickrThis just in in time for Easter (or Passover--don't forget the chocolate macaroons): Chocolate decreases your chance of having cardiovascular problems. A new study published in the European Heart Journal indicates that consuming as little as one square of chocolate a day help ... More >>
The former President is in a New York hospital.
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The author of Basketball Diaries died in his home over the weekend.
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Michael Jackson has died after suffering from cardiac arrest.
Woodbury teenager and heart transplant patient Andrew Busskohl was sentenced Monday for a frightening murder plot to kill a stranger and cut out his heart.
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Guitar Wolf bassist suffers fatal heart attack Hideaki Sekiguchi a.k.a. Billy a.k.a. Bass Wolf of Japanese psychobilly band Guitar Wolf passed away this morning. He was 38. A punk trio obsessed with flames, leather, and motorcycles, Guitar Wolf signed with Matador Records in 1999 and released Jet Ge ... More >>
Twin Cities entrepreneur Dick Quinn believed in the healing power of cayenne pepper. But in the four years since his death, the wrangling over rights to his five-alarm cure has been anything but therapeutic.
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