The wife of a New York Yankees pitcher who died when his small plane crashed into an apartment building in 2006 has testified their son keeps his dad’s uniform hanging in his bedroom and talks about him every day.
The state Department of Transportation closed southbound Interstate 35 from Albert Lea to the Iowa border during Monday's whiteout conditions; it remains closed this morning. Interstate 90 was closed from Albert Lea to South Dakota, but it reopened this morning.
Even more snow fell in some areas, with 16 inches reported in Des Moines and nearly 19 inches just south of Madison, Wis. Gusts of up to 50 mph created snow drifts between 8 and 15 feet tall and even knocked down a two-story Christmas tree in downtown Champaign, Ill. The storm was blamed for at least 16 deaths, most in traffic accidents. Hundreds of schools canceled classes, power was knocked out to thousands of people from Missouri to New York and hundreds of flights were canceled.
Ten people have died of swine flu-related illness in Minnesota. The state health department says the victims include another child from Steele County and a Martin County woman in her early 60s, and both also had underlying health conditions.
Organizers say the first-of-its kind experiment added an average 3.1 years to the longevity of about 2,300 Albert Lea, Minn., residents who calculated their lifespans by answering 36 lifestyle questions dubbed the "vitality compass."
Chris Williams and Patrick Condon
, October 14, 2009
Details about the alleged abuse at Edgewood Vista Virginia were released Tuesday in a report by the Minnesota Department of Health’s Office of Health Facility Complaints. Among the allegations, employees are accused of abusing one resident with Alzheimer’s disease by pinching her in the breast, slapping her buttocks, and throwing balls at her.
A home health aide neglected two severely ill children for months, shut off their feeding tubes, skipped their medications while she slept, and had sex with a male visitor, according to a state report released Tuesday.
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