-- Updates at bottom -- Smoke was seen billowing out out of the top floor of the patient and visitor parking ramp at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview on the East Bank of campus early this afternoon.Here's a couple photos of the fire shared by witnesses on Twitter:
Is U of M department of psychiatry chair in the pocket of AstraZeneca?
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The Sharon Williams case ends with a measure of justice--but the real struggle is only beginning
Because state law allows hospitals to keep their mistakes secret, James Williams may never know exactly how his wife went in for routine surgery and came out in a coma
Has Johnny "Walk on Water" Edwards finally met his match?
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The Governor uses his bully pulpit to keep the Twins Ballpark Bill alive
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