A bizarre, tragic shooting last August 8 at Champions Bar resulted in a 15-year sentence for Ron Powell, who smuggled a gun into the now-closed bar via his prosthetic leg.Powell, a 43-year-old Minneapolis resident, was hanging out at the now-closed Lake Street dive when another man started punching ... More >>
Governor Dayton characterized the news that Medronic is buying Ireland-based Covidien for $42.9 billion and moving its headquarters to Dublin as "tremendous for Minnesota," citing company executives' promise that no local jobs would be lost due to the transaction. (Read the backstory here.)But Carlt ... More >>
The city of Minneapolis is currently trying to revoke Champions Sports Bar's liquor license. During a hearing last month, city representatives cited an August shooting in the bar that left an innocent bystander dead and another person injured as evidence the bar is dangerous and should be shut down. ... More >>
For supporters of a bill that would fund progressive spinal cord research in Minnesota, these next few days will be crucial in convincing legislators that their cause is worthy enough to make the cut. As of this morning, the bill -- known as the Jack Jablonski/Gabe Rodreick Bill, after two young Mi ... More >>
A former manager at Fairview Health Services admitted today to stealing more than $122,000 in prosthetic limbs and other supplies and selling them on eBay. Peter Stasica, a 52-year-old from Coon Rapids, worked as a manager at Fairview's orthotics and prosthetics department in 2011 when he began ta ... 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 >>
On Wednesday, Republican U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen introduced a bill to repeal the medical device tax included in Obamacare. In 2012, by a wide margin, Paulsen led the House in money received from medical supply companies.SEE ALSO: Republicans sound the trumpet as Obamacare contributes to St. Jude's Mi ... More >>
Sen. Jeff Hayden introduces bill to fund curative spinal cord science
The Daily Kos' Bill Prendergast has put the Star Tribune on blast for going soft on Michele Bachmann.SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann's Keith Ellison comments: Media criticized for "unconscionable" headlinesIn a column entitled "Bachmann update: why this nut wins her district," Prendergast characterizes a ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Supreme Court upholds Obamacare: Top 10 Twin Cities tweets-- U.S. healthcare is too costly for Kevin Steinman, so he's moving to Norway-- KARE 11 criticized for hosting "potentially harmful" health screenings at State FairYesterday, St. Jude Medical Inc. announced that it's laying off 30 ... More >>
Today, Gov. Mark Dayton announced he's vetoing a bill that would've banned so-called "telemedicine abortions" and required the physical presence of a doctor when an abortion is performed.Last Thursday, Dayton announced his veto of a separate bill that would've required abortion clinics to be license ... More >>
Late last week, a letter from a Washington D.C. law firm arrived in U of M President Eric Kaler's inbox. In it, attorneys representing an adult-stem cell company named Celltex demanded to know who authorized a bioethicist named Leigh Turner to request an official investigation of Celltex by the F ... More >>
TagHeuerSomeone is missing their prosthetic legPolice in Menasha, Wisconsin, stumbled across a very odd lost-and-found item last week: a prosthetic leg. A Menasha woman called police on August 4 to report that she'd found the leg between 4:30 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. that day. No word yet on just how ... More >>
The Minessota Catholic Conference opposes the plot of this movie.The Minnesota Catholic Conference is taking a stand against human cloning. At the moment, it's not clear who's on the other side of this issue, but they still seem pretty fired up about it.In a message to members, the MCC is telling ... More >>
Pawlenty appeared with the also-rans.Tim Pawlenty showed up last night in South Carolina to debate four other also-rans in the GOP presidential race: Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, and Gary Johnson. They didn't actually debate, of course. No one debates at debates anymore: They speech ... More >>
Doctors are trying to repair Major's spinal damage.Roseville police officers were recently given some sad news. Despite surgeries and several weeks of physical therapy, Major -- the police dog who was viciously stabbed in November -- will not regain movement in his hind legs. On their websi ... More >>
Photos by Nikki MillerHank III and Assjack October 20, 2010 First Avenue Panties are passé. Now, we're passing prosthetic limbs.
The images horror movies manage to conjure up are nothing short of memorable--even when you wish you could forget. No matter how campy the acting or how low the film's budget, the visual effects are usually worth 60 minutes of your life. Opening tonight at the Cult Status Gallery in Uptown, ... More >>
Take that, penicillin! Will stem cell meat halt the killing of edible animals?
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Medtronic employs 38,000 people worldwide, about 8,000 of them in Minnesota.
Despite her denial of intentional wrongdoing, the Vice President of Research at the University of Minnesota stan ... More >>
Jamie T and the Pacemakers at the 7th Street Entry
Medtronic is spending $100 million to jumpstart lagging defibrillator sales
A law-and-order Christian conservative most people have never heard of tries to wrest the AG's office away from the DFL
If there were a problem with a life-saving medical device implanted in your heart, someone would tell you, right? Tom Hatch thought so. He was wrong.
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 >>
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A Minneapolis school gets results with electrical sensors and exercise mats
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Usually known as a consumer advocate, Sen. Paul Wellstone is backing a bill that would lower standards and ease safety measures on manufacturers of drugs and medical devices.
Penile implants are supposed to make life better for men rendered impotent by injury or sickness. Sometimes they just make matters worse.