The city of Duluth made headlines earlier this week for becoming the first city in Minnesota to approve a Homeless Bill of Rights.SEE ALSO: Tim Pawlenty jokes about punching homeless woman But according to Mikkel Beckmen, director of the office to end homelessness for Hennepin County, Minneapolis h ... More >>
Samuel Hernandez must've taken lessons at Blaze Schultz's Stillwater School for Dumb Thieves.Hernandez, 34, walked into the emergency room at Stillwater's Lakeview Hospital on Sunday night. He told staff his mom died and he just needed a place to chill out for a while. Staff, no doubt pitying him, t ... More >>
On Tuesday, Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson blasted Chicago-based Accretive Health, the debt collection agency formerly used by Fairview hospitals, for using "boiler-room-style" tactics to try and get emergency room patients to pay their bills upfront.Today, Accretive's CEO shot back.During ... More >>
Yesterday, Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson blasted the debt collection agency formerly used by Fairview hospitals for employing "boiler-room-style" tactics in trying to get emergency room patients to pay their bills upfront.The collection agency, Chicago-based Accretive Health, was pretty mu ... More >>
Samantha Johnson's is one of at least four suicides blamed on bullying.The Anoka-Hennepin school district has been slapped with yet another lawsuit over gay bullying in its schools and its policy of "neutrality" on issues of homosexuality. The plaintiff, a 15-year-old former Jackson Middle School ... More >>
Nightmare babysitter Arthur Austin-Ellis EvanBemidji EMT Arthur Austin-Ellis Evans says he's had a porn addiction "since the Internet was invented." Two weeks ago, he told Cass County deputies, he finally acted out a fantasy: Stealing drugs from his employer, Bemidji Ambulance Service, and u ... More >>
Photo: striaticHere's a big, steamy pile of an embarrassment for The Mayo Clinic, which carefully nurtures its reputation as an international leader in health care delivery and research. One of its ERs told a disabled, malnourished kid he was fine for school. That's despite the fact that wh ... More >>
The 14-year-old was just dancing in the rain in her own backyard.
You might think twice before just plopping down in your own car seat. You never know what might be waiting there to attack.
Twin Cities emergency rooms saw a big spike in abuse of heroin and prescription narcotic drugs last year. Once you start, the fun don't stop.
Governor pushing patients and hospitals to the brink
Oral hygienists across the state have formed the "Dental Access Alliance" to combat T-Paw's proposal to cut dental care for the poor. So you might wanna get that cavity checked out while you still can.
When men get the courage to see a doctor about problems keeping it up, the last thing they expect is to have trouble getting it back down.
Mark Olson lost his house and his wife, but hey—he's got a great new album
For Minnesota hospitals, sick immigrants mean an unhealthy bottom line
A Romanian movie comes close to the essence of mortality
With no help from the state, Hennepin County ponies up for mental health services
Over the past year, I have noted a pronounced increase in the number of panhandlers in Minneapolis. I have noticed this because I am not blind. There are simply a lot more drunks, addicts, homeless and otherwise marginalized folks hovering at the steet corners.
A budget squeeze at HCMC means diminished medical care for those who can't go anywhere else
Roll over Sir Tyrone: The Guthrie's piss-takes and funky chickens
Martin Scorsese accelerates his efforts, while David Lynch slows down to enjoy the scenery
St. Paul police officers roughed up a quadriplegic man who couldn't obey orders to put his hands in the air. Chief William Finney upheld the man's complaint, but didn't discipline the cops.
It wasn't that long ago that medicine declared a victory over infectious disease. Now a raft of new and mutating bugs are at the door, and a declining public health system is in no shape to fight them.