Quick Bite: 3 news stories to get you caught up over lunch


It’s back: Crashed Ice will barrel through St. Paul again

Crashed Ice is coming back to Minnesota. The daredevil skating track will once again go up in St. Paul in January. Sponsored by Red Bull, last year’s Crashed Ice pulled in more than 120,000 fans. This will be the only U.S. venue. The Crashed Ice thrills and chills event will also visit Finland, Northern Ireland and Edmonton.

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Allina Health appoints first female CEO in its history

Leading Minnesota healthcare provider Allina Health has announced its first female and physician chief executive in its 20-year history. The company announced yesterday that Dr. Penny Wheeler will assume the role once current CEO Kenneth Paulus retires at the end of the year. Wheeler will take charge of a company that generated revenue of $3.4 billion in 2013.

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Calling an audible: Early snow disrupts high school football playoffs

High school football semifinals are set to begin tomorrow, but it's still not certain where some of those games will be played. This week's snow dump has left some of the planned playing fields covered in ice. The Minnesota State High School League is still figuring out where the games can be safely played. In the past, playoffs were at the Metrodome – but that's gone, and the stadium to replace it is still under construction.

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U of M gets $5M donation for new center to address racial inequality in healthcare

Using a donation from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, the School of Public Health will work to address racial disparities in healthcare.

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Charges: Fugitive led police on 100 mph chase, jumped off highway bridge to escape

He was arrested later after he was spotted by a security guard.

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Charges: Man in clown mask caught stealing catalytic converters from dealership

Police found the suspect under a vehicle with catalytic converters in his bag, charges say.

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Walz reveals who will be next in line for COVID-19 vaccines

The next group is slated to be able to get their shots in April.

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Teen dies from injuries sustained in crash with suspected drunk-driver

Erika Cruz was involved in a vehicle crash in Rochester Tuesday night.

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Video: Como Zoo welcomes new polar bear named Nan

The 26-year-old bear was found orphaned under a home in Alaska.

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Aramark laying off more than 200 workers from 3M facilities

3M is no longer working with Aramark as of April 30, prompting the layoffs.

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Target to debut 'Apple shopping destinations' in 17 stores, but only 1 is in MN

These stores will feature more Apple products and specially trained Target workers to help shoppers.