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CLOQUET, Minn. — When a jump from a plane went wrong, it did so much damage to Brian Grundtner's body that he couldn't even think about what it did to his brain. "I remember hitting the ground," said Grundtner, 40, who now lives in Cloquet with his wife, Michelle Grundtner. "I remember thinking, 'All right, I'm alive.' I wiggled my fingers, wiggled my toes; those were fine. And I turned my neck side to side, so I thought, 'All right, my spinal cord isn't severed.' "And then I went to move my torso and I felt — "
DULUTH, Minn. — It was last June, and Suzanne Keithley-Myers was driving back to her family's Duluth Township home after mushroom hunting in the Aurora area. As she drove, she spotted a few ticks on her body, and she reacted as any Northlander would. "Driving home, pulling ticks off, chucking them out the window," said Keithley-Myers, 40, earlier this month in the woodsy home she shares with her husband, Billy, their three school-age children and their two dogs.
DULUTH, Minn.—When people suggest to Kevin Rodlund that his job must be depressing, he disagrees. "It's not sad," Rodlund said. "There's a lot of smiles and jokes up here at Solvay." That would be Solvay Hospice House, a homelike building on wooded property in Duluth Heights where residents may be infants or very old, male or female, rich or poor — but all, at least in the opinion of their doctors, are in the very last stages of life. For the past couple of years, Rodlund has been nurse manager at Solvay, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary.
DULUTH, Minn.—The room Jerry Pollard recently moved to in the Wesley Residence is cluttered with boxes, bodybuilding equipment and miscellaneous stuff. There's just enough room for the 70-year-old to perform his daily exercises. Asked if he's happy with the move to the assisted living facility in West Duluth, Pollard quickly answers: "So far — I'm not happy with some of the things that happened during the move."
The percentage of Minnesotans who are obese has dropped, and the obesity rate is lower here than in other Upper Midwestern states, data released on Thursday show. State health officials aren't above some not-so-humble bragging about that. "Minnesota was the only state in the region, including North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Iowa, to succeed in keeping its obesity rates firmly below 30 percent," the Minnesota Department of Health reported on Thursday, citing newly-released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
During the worst of her battle with migraine headaches, relying on medications she now distrusts to try to fight unrelenting pain, Michelle Simon was being “psychologically tormented” by those drugs, the Duluth woman says now. “It was sometimes so bad that I thought ... I was going to die,” said Simon, 53, during a recent interview. She thinks prescription drugs are to blame for a stroke that numbed the frontal lobe of her brain and, for a time, left her afraid to leave her home.
DULUTH, Minn. - The fire chief credits two neighbors for life-saving efforts when a fire broke out in a rural Sawyer County home on Monday night. Marvin Mullet, chief of...
An aging workforce is one of the problems U.S. Sen. Al Franken encountered when he crisscrossed Minnesota to examine the state's rural health. "We saw this in Grand Marais where...
COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. -- Lest anyone doubt that the production facility for LeafLine Labs, one of two Minnesota manufacturers of medical cannabis, is secure, bear this in mind: When Dr...
Minnesota's doctors may be slow to embrace medical marijuana, a survey suggests. In a survey released on Wednesday by the Minnesota Medical Association, 68 percent of 457 physicians who responded...