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Minnesota Rep. Jim Hagedorn has cancerous kidney removed

Dec. 28, 2020 5:26 PM EST

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Republican Rep. Jim Hagedorn had a kidney removed Monday as he continues to fight advanced kidney cancer, according to a release from the congressman's office. The release said surgeons at Rochester's Mayo Clinic also removed cancerous tissues surrounding the kidney. State...

From left, North Memorial Systems Director of Pharmacy Services Paul Krogh, Chief Administrative Officer Samantha Hanson, Vice President of Operations Steve Horstmann and CEO Dr. Kevin Croston took a moment, in silence, and looked at the box containing 975 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine which just arrived at North Memorial Health Hospital, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 in Robbinsdale, Minn. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP, Pool)

VA hospital nurse is first to receive COVID-19 shot in MN

Dec. 15, 2020 6:56 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A nurse on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center was the first in Minnesota to receive a COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday. Thera Witte, who works in a coronavirus unit at the hospital, said she feels honored to be the first and did not hesitate to...

Investigators say man who shot 3 also wounded in Albert Lea

Nov. 30, 2020 7:45 AM EST

ALBERT LEA, Minn. (AP) — The man who shot and injured three people in Albert Lea, including a police officer, was also wounded when a state trooper opened fire, according to state investigators. The 21-year-old man suffered shrapnel injuries and was treated at Mayo Clinic Hospital-St. Marys in Rochester,...