Transportation

March 19, 2012

Free Dirt From Mayo Hospital Saves Phoenix $600,000

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Mayo Clinic Hospital and the Phoenix Streets Transportation Department have reached an agreement to share dirt. Specifically, the 115,000 cubic yards of dirt that Mayo’s contractor, Hunt Construction Group, is digging out to make room for the new proton-beam therapy building on the hospital campus. That is just about enough dirt to fill in the […]

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Tags: Hunt Construction Group, Phoenix Streets Transportation Department


February 10, 2012

Researchers work to make pilots safer

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On July 16, 1999, John Kennedy, Jr. died when the plane he was piloting crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off Martha’s Vineyard… “The body is unfortunately easily tricked. We’ve been designed to walk, not to fly,” said Dr. Jan Stepanek, Director of the Aerospace Medicine Program at Mayo Clinic. “Our lab primarily focuses on three […]

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Tags: Aerospace Medicine Program at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Jan Stepanek


January 23, 2012

Roads, Education Likely the Bulk of Bonding Bill,

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From building improvements to roads even helping mother nature. There are many projects across Minnesota that are hoping lawmakers will give them the thumbs up. Governor Mark Dayton will reveal his bonding bill in the morning, which will include nearly $800 million in state funded projects. Some of which could be in our area…Other potential […]

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January 19, 2012

Can You Avoid Getting Sick on the Plane?…

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But while one doctor says there’s no surefire way to prevent becoming ill, she believes exercising healthy habits before your trip can help your body in the event that you do pick up a bug. “Eat well, stay hydrated, get exercise and just try to keep yourself in the best health you can,” said Dr. […]

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January 19, 2012

Car Seat Safety

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When traveling with your kids this holiday season, it’s important they have the proper safety seat. You should consider a child’s age, height and weight to determine what car seat is appropriate…”Some kids if you put them in a regular seat, without the booster seat, without the belt positioner, the strap kind of comes around […]

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October 21, 2009

Council OK’s exploring fire department ambulance service

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

Superior’s City Council is going to explore a fire department run ambulance service. The council on Tuesday referred exploration to the city’s finance and public safety committed Councilor Greg Mertzig had asked the council to create a fact-finding commission to investigate the pros and cons of an ambulance service operated by the city’s fire department. […]

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Tags: ambulance, Gold Cross


October 20, 2009

Who should provide ambulance services, Fire Department or Gold Cross?

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

Call 911 for a health-related emergency in Duluth and you’ll get a response from the Duluth Fire Department and Gold Cross ambulance personnel, often providing duplicate services.   Two city councilors are suggesting reviewing that policy, which could put Gold Cross out of business in Duluth…   Firefighters generally take 110 hours of training to […]

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Tags: Gold Cross, Transportation


October 13, 2009

Technology keeps life-savers safe

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

At 500 feet, an alarm sounds in the cockpit of Mayo One.   It’s the go or no-go point on final approach to the Northfield Hospital helipad, and pilot Rick Koehnen eases out of the descent and banks south for another go-round…   In poor weather, they’re potentially catastrophic obstacles for the aircraft’s patient and […]

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Tags: Mayo One


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