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The judge said Jay Flynn preyed on elderly victims, stole their savings and refused to answer their calls. The judge then gave the former Twin Cities coin and bullion dealer a stiffer sentence than the prosecutor sought: 52 months in prison.
Workers in metro county sheriff’s departments top the list of county employees earning the most overtime as a percent of their total earnings.
Counties are so short-staffed that even handling 911 calls is a struggle.
No state employee works longer hours than Abu Kamara. In the past five years, the 59-year-old “security counselor” at the Minnesota State Security Hospital…
A federal judge sentenced the 54-year-old to more than 12 years in prison.
Federal judge laments that his $753,000 restitution order likely won’t produce much from habitual fraudster when he completes his 71 month prison term.
The three Twin Cities dealers preyed on elderly and vulnerable clients, stealing millions over time.
The Legislature this year lowered the threshold for a gross misdemeanor drunken driving offense to a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of .16 percent.
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected the appeal of a former janitor at a Minneapolis mosque who was sentenced to 20 years…
As federal money for research declines, scientists are facing difficult questions.
Minneapolis police said two other people were wounded in the holiday afternoon gunfire.
Labor secretary will promote issue during visit to Twin Cities.
Randy Miland had been found trustworthy after earlier fraud convictions.
The U’s project will focus on 8-year-olds in Ramsey and Hennepin counties.
A surgeon at Gillette in St. Paul reinvented the way he rebuilds babies’ skulls to limit the risk of bleeding and complications.
Specialists at Mayo determined that a rare disease prompted his immune system to attack his brain cells, resulting in as many as 60 seizures a day.
Essentia seeks to improve care when services are few and far between.
Suit against Associated Bank reinstated in Trevor Cook scam.
Advocates say it would bring better care to rural areas while cutting health care costs
Consumers continue to pursue nontraditional therapies to complement Western medicine
An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but a low-dose aspirin a day could keep thousands of Minnesotans out of the emergency room by helping to prevent a first heart attack or stroke.
The study found that people who met for sex through the popular online personal ads increased their risk of infection.
Jian-Ping Wang, a world leader in the cutting-edge field of “spintronics,” says he came to the University of Minnesota with a vision to create an industry that would rival California’s Silicon Valley.
It's now ranked in the top 25 of U.S. public research universities, and it's churning out patents and pulling in federal funding.
Researchers say it could shake up the standard of care for an estimated 2 million American peripheral artery disease (PAD) patients. The U researchers collaborated with Fairview Health System rehabilitation specialists on the program, which has spread to seven cardiac-rehabilitation clinics in the Twin Cities.
Norovirus is an unwanted visitor to Minnesota this holiday season, causing outbreaks in schools, restaurants, nursing homes and gatherings. Health officials urge caution, like washing hands, to prevent its spread.
Stacy Erholtz, 50, was out of conventional treatment options for blood cancer last June when she underwent an experimental trial at the Mayo Clinic that injected her with enough measles vaccine to inoculate 10 million people. The Pequot Lakes mother is now part of medical history.
The same lawyer had sued more than two dozen proprietors — including an 84-year-old widow who runs an antique store in Marshall — using a handful of disabled clients and then demanding out-of-court settlements.
A judge has reopened a handful of cases to determine if their purpose was fraudulent.
Porn copyright lawyer’s clients in coupon lawsuit include his wife and his associates.
The Mayo Clinic Care Network is an ambitious effort by the Rochester-based health system to expand its reach and secure its place in an era of rapid changes in health care.
Legislature might revisit whether Medicaid should pay for the procedure
The U is planning to spend $500,000 in a two-year test to see whether stool transplants could forestall one of the nation’s most costly and crippling diseases.
Bird flu and Ebola have alerted researchers to links among humans, animals, environmental factors.
Mayo Clinic has been chosen to participate in a set of federal research projects that could help unlock a broad set of related brain disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease.
Hundreds applied to help staff Minnesota nonprofit’s first clinic in remote Liberian town.
Medical records may be private information, but a patient’s genes belong to the entire family. And that raises a quandary for medical researchers.
Federal grant will fund training programs for overlooked minorities.
Study of U.S. hospitals finds inexplicably wide variations in rates.
A new federal study says there is no good research to guide doctors on the risks or effectiveness of their long-term use.
Sara Perlich Bye could dress up for a Symphony Ball fundraiser one day, then switch to camo and go duck hunting with her family the…
Planning for a local case of deadly African virus began long before first U.S. case emerged in Dallas.
A St. Paul nursing home offering free hospice care to cancer patients has expanded its mission.
Clinics in Minnesota get $3.6 million in Affordable Care Act funds to spend in the areas of greatest need.
Planned Parenthood pilot offers video counseling, STD kits in Minnesota and Washington.
More than 300 new automatic cardiopulmonary resuscitation devices will be distributed to emergency rooms and ambulances around the state through a $4 million grant, an initiative that could help save the lives of patients requiring extensive cardiac care, the Minnesota Department of Health said Friday.
Bitter infighting among members of a state task force on autism has led to the cascading resignations of three of its chairs, causing it to cease operations.
If the study succeeds, the medication, called allopurinol, could be to diabetic kidney disease what baby aspirin is to heart attacks, said an endocrinologist helping to oversee the study at the U.
It's the first time the 150-year-old Minnesota medical giant has earned top honors in the magazine’s annual ranking of adult care across 16 medical specialties.
Minnesota’s Tibetan community lost an influential educator and cultural mentor Saturday when Wangyal T. Ritzekura died after a series of strokes. He was 61.Born in…
A new law in Minn. will provide $50M to study chronic illness treatment.
Researchers are exploring the mysterious effect of Parkinson’s disease on movement disorders.
New mobile offering from the health care provider will put the clinic in users’ hands.
Lumpectomy technique reduces need for second surgery.
Proton beam therapy zaps cancer but draws criticism for making care more costly.. Mayo is building two proton therapy centers — one in Rochester and another at its campus in Arizona — at a cost of $380 million.
Twin Cities doctors tout “Mini-Cog” testing during regular physicals as a way to spot Alzheimer's disease and related disorders earlier.
Dr. Walter Subby never sought the limelight during his many years as a Twin Cities pathologist, and his son Robert is pretty sure he wouldn’t…
Frontotemporal dementia, a disease that strikes the young, is gaining more attention and will be the focus of key speech in St. Paul.
Transformation of health care requires collaboration, efficiency, he says.
Joan Adams Mondale, a longtime patron of the arts and wife of former Vice President Walter Mondale, has moved from her Minneapolis residence into hospice care.
Conservation scientists in Mexico, the United States and Canada rang alarm bells Wednesday, warning that the Minnesota state insect — the orange and black Monarch butterfly — is facing dire population declines that resulted in the smallest wintertime habitat since surveys began in 1993.
We’re still competitive, but some worry that talent won’t stick it out.
The Mayo Clinic in Rochester announced Friday that a decadelong research project on using stem cells to repair damaged heart tissue has won federal approval for human testing, a step that could have implications for millions of Americans with heart disease.
A plant grown in the South Pacific and consumed by islanders for its mild sedative effects appears to prevent smoking-induced lung cancer, according to…
Minneapolis author says it’s a cheap way to delay the ravages of the disease, but cautions against using it without medical supervision.
State health officials are reminding those who haven’t been vaccinated — especially the elderly and those with immune system deficiencies — that it’s time to act.
An experiment that began four years ago in Two Harbors, Minn., uses individualized behavior modification to get results praised by state and federal officials.
The world’s most powerful magnet for full-body imaging scans has arrived at the University of Minnesota, where it is expected to attract millions of dollars in research grants and play a significant role in a national project to map the human brain.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Tuesday urged researchers at the university to show how expenditures on science will save costs and save lives.
The judge commends one as a "bright spot" in an ugly conspiracy and praises another for risking his life to help.
U surgeon has teamed up with an entrepreneur in the television industry and Twin Cities advertising and public relations professionals to make an unusual direct appeal to the public.
A top AIDS researcher, the new dean has past ties to Minnesota.
Some patients could be supported by the new pumps until the heart heals itself.
The Star Tribune's coverage of the federal fraud case against entrepreneur Tom Petters and the struggles of Petters-owned Sun Country Airlines.
Facing a lawsuit by sex offenders, the state wants to balance treatment with safety.