‘It crept in this morning, when I woke up, just thinking about everything that had happened, everything that my family and I had been through,’ Chad Bettis said. ‘I was holding back tears until the start.’ Read more →
Suicide attempts don’t generate news stories but this time people in the area took cellphone video of the rescue attempt, so it was only natural that the focus on the story is the heroic work of officers who told the woman that people really do love her. Read more →
Humanity has an ethical question it’s going to have to think about now with today’s announcement that scientists in Oregon have successfully edited genes in human embryos to repair a disease-causing mutation that often kills young athletes. Read more →
Ken Brown, of Champlin, was running out of time for a dying wish last spring when the University of Minnesota provided a special commencement ceremony so he could see his son, Collin, get his diploma. Read more →
Maybe it’s only coincidence, but the gigantic insurer AIG has had a change of heart on the insurance coverage it provided to Madeleine Maldonado, 87, the Massachusetts woman who lost it when she wrote the wrong words on her check. Read more →
Little has so defined the dysfunction of a state government with a budget surplus and its citizens indifference toward people with a mental health crisis, than Minnesota’s refusal to fund a suicide hotline that’s been operating for nearly 50 years. But the Minnesota Legislature didn’t come up with any money, neither did any area foundations, and the stateline hotline will shut down on Friday. A national hotline will continue to be available, and so will some county-operated hotlines. Read more →
Steve Winfree has a lot of worries on his mind. He started dialysis in November and he needs a kidney for a transplant. But he’s not so consumed with worry that he can’t appreciate the excitement of opening a new pack of Topps baseball cards.
It’s a stress-relief hobby for him and his wife, Heather. Read more →