Thousands of men and women in Central Minnesota and beyond in the state earn their livings through the hard work of construction and other back-breaking blue collar jobs. While there's little question regarding whether working in such industries is hard physical work and has certain dangers, there is also no question that all workers are entitled to a reasonable standard of safety in their workplace.
Minnesota's nickname, the land of 10,000 lakes, is actually an underestimate. In fact, you'll find 11,842 lakes here. If you enjoy boating, you'll never run out of new lakes to explore in Minnesota.
You don't need an expert to tell you that although car accident injuries devastate many drivers, pedestrians often experience much more serious injuries at the hands of hurried and neglectful drivers.
Whether you live in a rural or more populated area, consider safe walking routes and defensive techniques. After all, pedestrians who experience a collision have a much higher chance of fatality or life-changing injury. While you can't control the actions of neglectful drivers, you can learn strategies that will increase your chances of staying safe on the roads.
Dog bites can cause serious injuries, both emotional and physical. From severe lacerations to panic attacks, these injuries and traumas should never go unaddressed.
Texas-based ice cream maker Blue Bell Creameries made national headlines in 2015 after several consumers contracted listeria from the company's ice cream products. Following reports that the contamination caused at least three deaths, Blue Bell recalled some products. It later issued a second recall of all its products.
The second week of May was a deadly one when a police-involved shooting and a squad car colliding with a motorcycle led to the death of two men. Two officers were also wounded in the incident.
Did you know Minnesota ranks second among America's most bicycle-friendly states? The League of American Bicyclists creates an annual report card in which states score 'bikeability' points in five categories:
Deaths on the roads of Minnesota have surpassed 100 by mid-may.
A St. Michael contracting company has been fined after a man died in a construction accident last September at the site of the new St. Paul Saints baseball stadium.
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A northern Minnesota man who already has a history of drunk driving on his record has admitted to being drunk when he ran over and killed a teenage girl last summer on the Red Lake Indian Reservation.
Our client, a nurse anesthetist, suffered a neck injury with left upper extremity radiculopathy in a motor vehicle accident. After an emergency room visit, he had no further care for several months. Then, following an accident at his home, he missed several months of work. While recuperating from those injuries, he reported ongoing neck symptoms and radiculopathy from the motor vehicle accident. He rejected surgery, choosing instead to follow the advice of his therapist that he reduce his work hours and engage in physical therapy. Just prior to trial, the negligent driver's insurance carrier offered $6,750 to settle the claim. The case was tried in December, 2012. The jury's net verdict, after the Court deducted from the verdict no-fault benefits paid by our client's auto carrier, was $654,375.29. This was the largest personal injury verdict in Wright County in 2012.
A Minneapolis man pleaded guilty to a hit-and-run accident that severely injured two people and killed one, according to the Ramsey County Attorney's Office.
Hundreds of pounds of meat products sold at a number of co-op grocery stores and Minneapolis dining spots has now been recalled.
The operator of a day care has now been charged with assaulting a child because of a dirty diaper.
A Minneapolis man is facing careless driving charges after a car accident that resulted in the wrongful death of a Lakeville woman.
An Anoka man was high and led police on a high-speed chase, causing him to crash into another vehicle carrying a family of five. The criminal complaint says that police tried to pull over Arian Kaleb Schultz, 24, on January 19.
A convicted murderer became very upset and attacked four prison workers earlier in February. Now the prison is speaking out, saying that prisons in Minnesota are dangerously understaffed.
The driver of a car could be facing DWI charges, while the driver of the garbage truck that he slammed into could be facing charges of driving on the wrong side of the road.
A year ago, Duluth Teen, Everett Bergren was critically injured in a traffic accident that left him with a traumatic brain injury and his grandmother dead. Now the boy has died after complications from surgery led his family to take him off life support after donating his organs.
A waste management worker died on December 13th after being struck by a garbage truck, the Goodhue County Sheriff's Office said.
A St. Cloud man is dead after he was struck by a taxi in downtown St. Cloud on December 2nd.
Danny Bettcher may still be a drunk driving accident waiting to happen and there are many people in New York Mills, Minnesota who know this.
Minnesota is just one of a number of states in which wrongful death lawsuits have been filed as a result of the fungal meningitis outbreak that resulted from contaminated epidural prednisone steroid injections manufactured by the New England Compounding Center (NECC)
According the Department of Public Safety, 2012 has been the deadliest year for pedestrians. There have been 25 pedestrian deaths in Minnesota in 2012. There were 18 deaths at this time in 2011.
Universities around the country, Including the University of Minnesota, are engaging in construction projects and one of the newest concerns in these areas is biking safety.
A Bethel woman has been charged with vehicular homicide after a preliminary breath test revealed that she had a blood alcohol concentration that was more than twice the legal limit when she collided with a motorcycle, killing both riders.
Motorcycle fatalities in Minnesota are on the rise. So far in 2012, there have been 20 rider fatalities compared to the 13 fatalities in 2011, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
The family of a 23-year-old University of Minnesota student is suing an area bar for the 2011 hit-and-run accident that killed their son.