Updated:
Original:

Famed legal investigator Erin Brokovich looking into Fridley cancer cluster

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.
Author:

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.

Next Up

Kirk Cousins

There's something different about Kirk Cousins, but what is it?

Cousins's "swag" has fueled a hot start to the season.

Cameron Dantzler

Cameron Dantzler tweets out frustration over playing time

The second-year corner has been benched while Bashaud Breeland continues to struggle.

Pizabay pizza

Chaska Papa Murphy's to temporarily close due to worker shortage

The closure is "due to a lack of employees and applicants across the company," the manager wrote.

Hailey Anderson Cumberland WI police

Authorities find body, vehicle in search for missing WI woman

Hailey Anderson was supposed to be travelling to Hibbing, but never showed up.

KAT, Towns

Karl-Anthony Towns sounds off on Wolves' constant 'instability'

Gersson Rosas' firing was the latest in a string of problem situations the Wolves have been involved with.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Duluth man arrested after police chase in stolen pickup truck

He was driving a vehicle that had been reported stolen in North Dakota.

pixabay tractor farm

1 killed in crash between car and tractor in western MN

First responders arrived and found the vehicle off the roadway, in a cornfield.

Stallings surveillance footage - screengrab - crop

New video, body cam footage shows police beating prone Jaleel Stallings

Stallings, who was acquitted, said he fired on the unmarked van not knowing officers were inside.

Bloomington Wentworth scene  - 2021-09-27 - J Nelson 2

Body in dumpster leads to police chase with young child in car

A 911 call said they saw someone place a body into a dumpster outside a Bloomington apartment complex.

st. paul tap - crop

SUV driver crashes into bar patio, injuring woman; man hurt in related shooting

Two men were arguing on the patio prior to the incident, witnesses said.

bicycle cyclist bike

Cyclist critically injured in hit-and-run in Plymouth

Police are seeking the public's help in locating the driver who fled.

ambulance, crash

Second person dies after head-on crash in Anoka County

The crash injured three others, including a 4-year-old boy.

Related

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.

Environmental crusader Brockovich visits Fridley

Celebrity legal activist Erin Brockovich visited Fridley, where residents want more investigation of what they call a "cancer cluster." She said she wants more facts.

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.