Residents in Fridley worried about an unusually high rate of cancer cases were visited by celebrity environmental and legal activist Erin Brockovich on Wednesday.
Her visit had been widely anticipated for weeks on a Facebook site dedicated to the issue, which was created by former Fridley resident Jason McCarty, the Star Tribune reports.
Fridley’s cancer rate is about 7 percent higher than the average for the rest of Minnesota. State officials suggest that is likely due to a disproportionate number of lung cancer cases caused by smoking.
Among local stations, KARE 11 had the most in-depth take on Brockovich's visit: