Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Maps of the state and Fridley will be on display at the Fridley History Center starting Jan. 19.
Head to the Fridley History Center starting Jan. 19 to see historic maps of Minnesota and Fridley, as well as historic aerial photos of the city. The Minnesota on the Map exhibit, a collaboration with the Minnesota Historical Society and the Fridley Historical Society, features more than a dozen maps and a video station, along with several laminated maps. Anyone intrigued by the history and geography of Minnesota and Fridley will find something will find something of interest. For children there will be map and craft activities. And for anyone who is thirsty, coffee and juice will be served. Minnesota on the Map will be open each Saturday, 11 a.m.–3 p.m., from Jan. 19–March 9, 2013.
Monday, December 31, 2012
An online map shows the USA without any lines—only dots where the U.S. Census says someone lives.
Here's a map of Fridley that has no roads, no political boundaries, no hills. Only dots—one per person, as counted by the U.S. Census. See the whole United States of America in Census dots at bmander.com, then zoom in on the Twin Cities or wherever you want. Or check out parts of the country highlighted at TheAtlanticCities.com. Do you see yourself?
Thursday, November 15, 2012
All 13 got fungal infections, mostly meningitis, from products made by NECC at clinics in Edina, Fridley, Shakopee and Maple Grove. The latest has osteomyelitis.
State health officials warned Thursday about a "second wave" of fungal infections in Minnesota from contaminated steroid medication made at the New England Compounding Center (NECC), a pharmacy in Framingham, MA. The outbreak has hit 13 people in Minnesota, the latest a woman in her 20s who the Minnesota Department of Health said Thursday contracted a bone infection. Eleven of the Minnesota victims had a different kind of infection: fungal meningitis. Nationwide, the outbreak has killed 32 people (none in Minnesota) and infected nearly 500, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Six clinics in Minnesota used the medication: Here is the announcement from the MDH: Health officials announce 13th case of fungal infection …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The FDA said the pharmacy that started the outbreak shipped products to the hospital in Fridley—but not steroids known to cause the infection.
The pharmacy at the center of a national fungal meningitis outbreak shipped products to Unity Hospital in Fridley, according to the U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA). The products were not the injectible steroids that the FDA blames for causing the infections that has killed 24 people in 18 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The FDA said it was alerting all customers of the New England Compounding Center (NECC) of Framingham, MA out of "an abundance of caution." It's the second Fridley facility identified as having received NECC products. Medical Advanced Pain Specialists (MAPS), next door to Unity Hospital, is one of six clinics in Minnesota that administered what turned out to be tainted NECC …
Monday, October 15, 2012
The MN Department of Health hasn't said where the five infected patients live, but the clinics where more than 800 people in MN got tainted steroid shots are in Fridley, Edina, Maple Grove and Shakopee.
Minnesota has its fifth case of fungal meningitis, the Minnesota Department of Health announced Monday morning. The new case is a woman in her 20s, said Doug Schutz, MDH spokesperson. That makes her the youngest person to get the infection in the state so far. On Oct. 13, the agency said a woman in her 70s was the latest to come down with fungal meningitis, which is not spread person-to-person. Minnesota's first three patients to get the infection were all women in their 40s, the MDH said, and two were well enough to leave the hospital last week. Schutz said the MDH does not attach any special significance to the ages of those infected so far. They have in common that they sought treatment for back pain, which can strike people of any age…
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Shots given in Shakopee, Fridley, Edina and Maple Grove lacked state OK, the Star Tribune reported.
Twelve people have now died in a fungal meningitis outbreak scientists blame on tainted injectible steroids made in Massachusetts and given to patients in 10 states, including at clinics in Shakopee, Fridley, Edina and Maple Grove. No Minnesotans have died. Three people in the state are infected and the Minnesota Department of Health has been working to alert more than 800 others who got the shots that they should get testing or treatment if symptoms arise. Across the country, 137 people have confirmed infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fungal meningitis does not spread by person-to-person contact. The compounding pharmacy that made the steroids, New England Compounding Center, was not licensed in …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Clinics in Edina, Fridley, Maple Grove and Shakopee quietly promote 'factual,' 'consistent' information on outbreak tied to steroid shots.
The number of Minnesotans infected with fungal meningitis is holding steady at three cases, but the number of people killed in a 10-state outbreak has hit 11. That's according to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where scientists have linked the rare infection to injectible steroids produced in Massachusetts and provided to patients at clinics in Edina, Fridley, Maple Grove and Shakopee. The total number of people infected in the United States stands at 119. A spokesperson for Medical Advanced Pain Specialists (MAPS), one of two Minnesota medical groups that provided the tainted steroid, said MAPS staff is trying to help government agencies. Anne Trujillo, MAPS director of …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Officials still trying to reach about 100 who got steroid shots at clinics in Edina, Maple Grove, Shakopee and Fridley.
Minnesota officials on Monday were still trying to reach about 100 people who received steroid shots tied to a multi-state outbreak of fungal meningitis that has killed 8 people and infected 105 others in nine states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Minnesota Department of Health staff worked through the weekend to call by phone 831 people who got steroid treatment at six clinics located in Edina, Maple Grove, Fridley and Shakopee. Three Minnesotans Infected So far, three Minnesota women have been hospitalized with the infection but are doing well, according to MDH spokesperson Buddy Ferguson. The MDH said all three are in their 40s but hasn't said more about them or where they got the infection. A 39-…
Saturday, October 6, 2012
The rare infection is not contagious. But it has sickened 91 people and killed seven in nine states.
An outbreak of fungal meningitis has killed seven people, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and it has made 91 sick in nine states—including three in Minnesota. All three are women in their 40s, according to MPR. The infection isn't contagious. It is linked to a steroid treatment product made by the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, MA, according to the the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). New England Compounding Center has issued a nationwide recall of all its products. Two providers gave patients the steroid treatment at six sites in Fridley, Edina, Maple Grove and Shakopee, according to the MDH: The Minnesota Department of Health has not said exactly how or where the two Minnesotans got the infection. …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
This is the official map for the City of Fridley's road-rehab projects this summer.
Here is the official City of Fridley map, neighborhood letter and slideshow about the city's 2012 road rehabilitation projects. Are you looking forward to this roadwork or no? Take a poll at the bottom of this post. See the PDF of the map above; click on the other PDF icon for the slideshow. Below is the text of the letter. General Information: This year’s street rehabilitation project was awarded to Midwest Asphalt Corporation of Hopkins. The project includes the rehabilitation of streets within Rice Creek Terrace Neighborhood, Fourmies Avenue, and Highway 65 West Service Drive. A project area map is on the back of this sheet for your review. The work will include: watermain repair, rehabilitating the asphalt pavement layer, spot curb …