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Marcia Opstad and her husband, Greg, left their Cloquet home at 5:30 a.m. last Tuesday, headed for the Lakewalk Surgery Center. When they returned 4½ hours later, Marcia had a...
From his fourth-floor room in what passes for a resort hotel in Sierra Leone’s capital city of Freetown, Dr. Douglas Wendland can see a wide, sandy beach fronting the Atlantic Ocean. The temperature has been in the 90s in the West African city, and it’s humid. But the beach is practically empty.
Although it’s nonbinding, a referendum in Douglas, Bayfield and 17 other Wisconsin counties on expanding the state’s BadgerCare program is far from meaningless, supporters say.
Media are fueling an overreaction to the Ebola crisis in the United States, a Duluth doctor says. “There’s a lot of fear right now, and there should be some,” said Dr. Douglas Wendland of St. Luke’s Occupational Health Clinic. “But I think, whether it’s TV or newspapers, I think there’s more fear than is warranted.” Concern about the possible spread of the deadly virus in the United States has grown since Sept. 30, when it was confirmed that a Liberian man in Dallas had the disease. He died on Oct. 8, and two of the nurses who treated him since have been diagnosed with the disease.
At a time when many Americans are panicking about the Ebola virus, a Duluth doctor is about to spend six months in the epicenter of the crisis. Dr. Douglas Wendland, a physician at the St. Luke’s Occupational Health Clinic in West Duluth, will leave later this month for World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Days later, he’ll be in Sierra Leone, one of three West African countries hardest hit by the deadly virus. There, the WHO has tapped him to help guide Sierra Leone through the crisis as national coordinator of occupational health and safety.
The parents of a Marine who served in Afghanistan only to die of exposure in Hayward on New Year’s Day are calling for legislation to make sure that bars offering “sober rides” actually get their patrons home safely.
DULUTH -- At a time when many Americans are panicking about the Ebola virus, a Duluth doctor is about to spend six months in the epicenter of the crisis. Dr...
Sue Majewski says she was irate about a mailer that came to her Morgan Park home on Aug. 30. “I smelled a rat right away,” she said.
The longest ship on the Great Lakes was set free on Saturday evening after spending close to four hours aground in the Duluth harbor near Bayfront Festival Park.
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. -- It was a memorable summer for Dick Garbe, and not in a good way. “We had a winter that wouldn’t quit, we had no spring and...