The woman who famously won a $300 million settlement from PG&E Co. will look into elevated cancer rates in Fridley. Erin Brokovich will bring her celebrity attention to what a state researcher discovered is a 10 percent higher cancer risk in the city. A representative for Brokovich says her investigation does not necessarily mean there is any added danger in Fridley.
Police: Man found dead at rural farm was victim of homicide
The 79-year-old's body was found Tuesday.
New threat prompts closure of Richfield secondary schools
The new threat comes after a shooting outside the Richfield High School football game Friday night.
Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg to headline Duluth rally
The rally will take place at Leif Erikson Park on Oct. 1.
Stella's Fish Cafe closes temporarily to investigate viral rodent video
The Uptown restaurant said it was closing temporarily so it could investigate the claims.
Walz, judge in dispute over Feeding Our Future case
A Ramsey County judge disputed Walz's claims that the Minnesota Department of Education was ordered by the court to resume payments to Feeding Our Future.
2 dead, 1 with life-threatening injuries in Hwy. 7 crash
Both drivers were not wearing their seatbelt, according to the State Patrol.
15-year-old Richfield football game shooting suspect arrested
A 16-year-old accused of instigating the altercation is also in custody.
3 arrested after homicide, burglary in Inver Grove Heights
Charges of first-degree murder and first-degree burglary are pending.
Woman dies after becoming trapped in Waseca house fire
Police tried to enter the home but heavy smoke prevented them from getting inside.
Eden Prairie-based crypto company files for bankruptcy
The company operates crypto-mining centers.
1 dead, 2 with life-threatening injuries in Minnesota crash
The crash happened just after 7:30 p.m. Friday.
School bus carrying students plunges into river southwest of Fargo
None of the kids suffered life-threatening injuries, though some were taken to area hospitals.
Erin Brockovich coming to Fridley to study 'cancer cluster'
Investigator and legal activist Erin Brockovich will be in Fridley on Wednesday as her team investigates what some people in town believe is a cancer cluster.
Brokovich investigator notes high concentration of hazardous waste sites in Fridley
An investigation spurred by a Facebook page finds Fridley has what one expert calls an 'extremely unusual' concentration of Superfund sites. Fridley Patch talks to the person working for famed environmental researcher Erin Brokovich who is looking into an elevated cancer rate in the city.
Health officials say cancer rate in Fridley 'not unusual'
The Health Department revised its figures on cancer rates in the Twin Cities suburb and says any variation from the norm is likely due to smoking.
Study suggests link between 3M chemical and cancer
Scientists focused on a chemical found in drinking water in Ohio and West Virginia, but they also say it exists in smaller amounts in Washington County. But a health official in Minnesota cautions that studies so far on perfluorooctanoic acid, of PFOA, have been inconsistent and the latest research doesn't necessarily mean there is an increased risk of cancer here.
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