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Como residents voice anxieties over toxic soil vapors

The anxiety of living in a neighborhood where a toxic chemical lurks underground showed Tuesday, as current and former residents of the Como neighborhood in southeast Minneapolis reacted to the rediscovery of trichloroethylene, or TCE, in their soil.

Updated: November 12, 2013, - 09:59 PM

State officials explain plans to test for harmful vapors

Residents voice anxieties at SE Minneapolis meeting on TCE pollution.

Updated: November 12, 2013, - 04:37 PM

Philanthropy beat: These wrenches fix more than bikes

bout 200 times each year, young people come to the Full Cycle Bike Shop and work with a mechanic and youth worker on donated bikes that they get to keep

Updated: November 11, 2013, - 08:18 PM

Tiny town of Madelia uses state grant to try to cut soda consumption

Little Madelia is taking on Big Soda.Leaders in the southwest Minnesota community will use a $57,000 Statewide Health Improvement (SHIP)...

Updated: November 10, 2013, - 07:18 AM

Nov. 7: State alerts neighborhood about vapors

Fumes could enter Minneapolis homes from the soil, once contaminated with a solvent from an old General Mills lab.

Updated: November 07, 2013, - 10:12 PM

Minnesota marathoner: 'I'm going to die in my tennis shoes'

Retired gym teacher Joy Johnson, 86, died a day after completing her 25th New York City Marathon. She will be remembered at a funeral in her childhood home of Waconia, Minn.

Updated: November 06, 2013, - 11:12 PM

Minnesota preemie births show a sudden increase

The rate of preterm births ticked upward even though Minnesota has successfully cut the number of pregnant women who smoke, the number of teens who have babies, and the number of doctors who induce labor too soon.

Updated: November 01, 2013, - 06:27 PM

MNsure: More health choices for southeastern Minnesota

State officials announced Wednesday that they have coaxed Medica into selling health plans on the MNsure exchange to individuals and small businesses in Olmsted and Dodge counties for 2014, in an effort to offer more competition in a part of the state where premiums are high.

Updated: October 30, 2013, - 09:19 PM

Trick or treat tip: Don't bite the glow sticks

Calls to Poison Control surge around Halloween, when young children ingest the liquid inside glow sticks or get it in...

Updated: October 28, 2013, - 10:23 PM

Pediatric docs: Don’t rush comeback after concussion

The American Academy of Pediatrics offered new guidance called “Returning to Learning” in an effort to keep concussed kids from being rushed back to class in ways that could prolong their brain injuries and cause their grades to plummet.

Updated: October 28, 2013, - 12:36 PM

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