A new report from the state's Department of Health shows medical mistakes in Minnesota hospitals increased from 305 in 2010 to 316 last year. Still, fewer of those mistakes caused death or serious harm to patients.
Dave Hutchinson has police license suspended for 30 days
The sheriff's suspension will begin on Nov. 22.
Man with sword, officers who shot him in North Branch identified
The 31-year-old was shot multiple times in the Friday incident.
Motorcyclist dies after hitting deer, striking tree
The 72-year-old died at the scene.
MN-based USA Curling 'reviewing' report that CEO ignored abuse in NWSL
Jeff Plush is under fire for multiple allegations made by U.S. women soccer players.
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Part of North Shore Scenic Drive closed due to coastal erosion
A permanent repair is being planned for 2023.
BCA: Missing 15-year-old from Glencoe might be in the Twin Cities
Treasure Robinson was last seen Sept. 17.
Sven Sundgaard responds to AccuWeather's winter forecast
Take anything beyond a couple weeks with a grain of salt, warns meteorologist Sven Sundgaard.
Rage Against the Machine cancels rest of tour, including MN shows
The cancellations include a 2023 stop at the Target Center.
Watch: Speeding drivers use Minneapolis bike lanes to overtake
Community members have called for better safety precautions in response.
Jamal Smith sentenced to life for Plymouth road rage killing
A guilty verdict was determined by a jury this summer.
Growth in health care spending slowed in 2010; recession may be factor
The Minnesota Health Department reports the growth in health care spending was just 2.2 percent in 2010. That's the smallest increase in more than a decade. The health commissioner says it could be the result of cash-strapped Minnesotans putting off medical procedures. If so, the figure may soar as those deferred medical needs demand attention.
Minnesota No. 1 in nation for providing medical care
A new federal analysis of hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and other medical providers ranks Minnesota's health care system the best in the U.S. The Star Tribune reports the state was first in care at medical clinics, fourth in care at hospitals, eighth in nursing homes, but 43rd in home health care. Wisconsin fell to second after it was ranked first last year. Iowa ranked sixth, North Dakota eighth and South Dakota 11th.
Minnesota medical board fails to offer full disclosure
The Star Tribune takes a look at where Minnesota's Board of Medical Practice falls short compared with regulators in other states. The paper says the board does not disclose malpractice information, though this data is readily available in many other states. In fact, patients sometimes find they can learn more about doctors practicing in Minnesota by querying agencies in other states where the same physicians are registered.
Feds investigating Minnesota medical assistance program
The Pioneer Press reports federal officials are looking into whether a state agency wrongly received federal funds in the course of operating the state's Medical Assistance insurance program.
New Minneapolis parking meters yield fewer tickets, more revenue
The new “smart” meters that accept credit cards that now regulate about 75 percent of the city’s paid parking spaces have led to fewer parking tickets and increased revenue, the Southwest Journal reports. The city made about $7.5 million from parking last year, up $1 million from 2010, when the new machines were first installed.
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