The former owners of Jacksonville Jaguars are teaming up with Rochester-based Mayo Clinic for the construction of a new simulation medical-training center in Florida. The Rochester Post-Bulletin reports that Wayne and Delores Weaver have donated $7 million to the Mayo to help build the 9,600 square-foot facility on clinic's Jacksonville campus.
How to save money at the Minnesota State Fair this year
The fair released its money-saving tips Thursday, including on parking, admission and entertainment.
Threat of 'potential overdoses' among youths prompts Motel 6 raid
Rochester police says fentanyl pills were among the items seized.
Boyd Huppert, Twin Cities TV stations among Murrow Award winners
The KARE 11 personality known for his 'Land of 10,000 Stories' feature was among the national winners.
Study: Excessive drinking cost Minnesotans almost $8 billion in 2019
The study was published by the Minnesota Department of Health Thursday.
Mall of America shooting suspects arrested in Chicago
The two suspects were spotted leaving a barber shop.
Walz: Increased state law enforcement presence to stay in Twin Cities
A multi-agency effort to curb crime will go on until further notice.
Boy, 7, who drowned in south Minneapolis pool identified
The incident happened in June.
Bloomington PD to provide update on Mall of America shooting investigation
There's unconfirmed reports the suspected gunman and an accomplice have been arrested.
Motorcyclist found dead behind guardrail 6 hours after crash
The crash happened before sunset Wednesday, but no one called 911.
Iowa Gov. asks court to lift injunction on 'heartbeat' abortion ban
A court challenge seeks to revive Iowa's abortion ban.
Mayo will call in 'attack birds' to handle Rochester's crow problem
The Post-Bulletin says crows congregate by the thousands in downtown Rochester every winter, and the city always hears about it. Now Mayo Clinic has a plan to bring in falcons and hawks to drive them off.
Feds giving Mayo Clinic $60 million to improve health care
Rochester-based Mayo will share the grant money from the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to fund health-reform efforts aimed at improving patient care and management. Mayo Clinic expects the $60 million taxpayer investment to generate nearly $173 million in savings. The Post Bulletin has details on the three projects funded by the grant.
Mayo Clinic expert supports NYC's large-soda ban
An obesity expert at Mayo Clinic has gotten behind New York City's controversial new ban on sugary beverages in containers bigger than 16 ounces, the Rochester Post-Bulletin reports. “Understandably, people don’t like being told what to eat, but a limit like that isn’t unreasonable,” Dr. Donald Hensrud, a Mayo endocrinologist, says.
Two Mayo Clinic workers killed in Florida helicopter crash
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating a helicopter crash that killed two Mayo Clinic employees in Florida. The Star Tribune reports the two Jacksonville hospital employees were flying to the University of Florida Monday to retrieve organs. A spokeswoman with the FAA says neither the employees nor the pilot survived after crashing northeast of Palatka, Florida.
Longtime news stand in the Mayo Clinic Gonda building near its end
After more than 5.5 decades the Kaplan family's Subway News Stand in downtown Rochester will ring up its last sale on Aug. 31, the Post Bulletin reports. Declining sales, changes in the industry and rising prices convinced 84-year-old Ben Kaplan and his nephew it was time to close up shop. There's no word yet what Mayo Clinic has planned for the space.
Mayo Clinic to acquire Fairview hospital in Red Wing
Rochester-based Mayo Clinic and Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services have signed a tentative agreement to transfer control of Red Wing Medical Center. Mayo Clinic Health System hopes to assume operations by July 1. The deal follows months of discussion.
Mayo Clinic confident it will "redefine health care"
The Post Bulletin reports the Rochester-based clinic plans to spend $3.5 billion on capital investments system-wide over the next five years. Sixty percent of that money will be used for equipment, researchers and technology. The remaining 40 percent will go towards construction projects.
Mayo Clinic executive picked to lead bioscience research center in Colorado
Steven VanNurden is currently the chair of Mayo Clinic Ventures. Under his guidance, the division has commercialized more than 2,000 technologies; was granted more than 1,200 patents and helped form more than 45 start-up companies. VanNurden will begin his new role as President and Chief Executive of the Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority in late May.
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