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Come Memorial Day, a few aging but tough World War II veterans will find the fortitude to attend ceremonies at local cemeteries, riverfronts and community memorials. Some veterans will stand on their own two feet, some will use canes, walkers and wheelchairs. All will stand in pride and sorrow as the names of those who died since Memorial Day 2016 are read. America's "Greatest Generation" is disappearing.
ST. PAUL—A body found in the Mississippi River in St. Paul on Monday was a 52-year-old missing since the beginning of May. Earlier on Monday, authorities were searching the river bluffs in the area for a motorist who ran from officers trying to pull him over. Officials did not immediately say on Monday whether the body found belonged to the man from that day's traffic stop. The identification from the Ramsey County medical examiner's office on Tuesday indicated he was not.
"Mental health is health" is the Minnesota Department of Human Services' theme for May's Mental Health Month. The slogan is a reminder that not only are mental illnesses common and treatable, but access to mental and chemical health care is an essential part of everyone's health.
Finalists named for Princess Kay of the Milky Way ST. JOSEPH, Minn. — Twelve finalists, who will compete for the title of Minnesota's 64th Princess Kay of the Milky Way, were announced Sunday night, May 21. More than 50 dairy princesses, representing counties across the state, participated in a weekend leadership workshop at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph. The finalists were selected based on their passion for dairy and their communication skills.
The U.S. House has passed its American Health Care Act of 2017, but the U.S. Senate is writing its own legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act. That buys time for careful, thoughtful change.
May is American Indian month in Minnesota, and 2017 marks the commemoration of 155 years since the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 when the Dakota People were exiled from Minnesota. A four-day event honoring the Dakota People will be held May 24-27 in Mankato. The following events will be held at New Creation World Outreach Church in North Mankato:
Law enforcement, fire fighters, paramedics and other public safety officials are faced daily with the worst situations imaginable. Most people are lucky. They might encounter something horrific once in their life, if at all. But these public safety professionals are being called to tragic scenes multiple times a day. Such experiences can leave lasting effects if not treated properly.
While construction work is beginning on the new Red Wing Bridge project this month, people can now watch what the finished product is expected to look like. An updated visualization from the Minnesota and Wisconsin transportation departments gives viewers the driver's seat perspective of the new bridge and new approach roadways. The video includes the button-hook ramp and jughandle intersection, as well as the bridge's artistic and design features. The Highway 63/Eisenhower Bridge will remain open to traffic during construction, barring any emergency closures.
BUHL, Minn. — Two people were killed following an alcohol-involved two-vehicle collision on U.S. Highway 169 outside Buhl late Saturday. Jason Michael Gates, 26, of Superior, and 7-year-old Snowden Elizabeth Bothwell, of Hibbing, died in the crash, said the Minnesota State Patrol in a news release Sunday. They were in opposing vehicles that collided at the intersection of Highway 169 and St. Louis County Road 25 in Great Scott Township.
The American Health Care Association established National Nursing Home Week in 1967. For 50 years, the designation has provided a dedicated time frame to remind people — residents, of course, but especially their friends and families — just how much long-term facility staff and volunteers do for those in their care. The week always starts on Mother's Day, which is appropriate given that the majority of nursing home residents are women. The radio of women to men is 7:1 or greater, depending on the source.