Thursday, March 14, 2013
Another Fridley woman, 74, sustained serious injuries and was taken to Unity Hospital.
One woman from Fridley sustained fatal injuries and another woman from Fridley was seriously hurt Thursday morning in a three-car crash at 109th Avenue and Highway 65 in Blaine, according to the Blaine Police Department. The woman who died was 85 and a passenger in a Chevrolet Malibu which the other Fridley woman, 74, was driving, Blaine police said in a press release. See also: Pedestrian Hurt in Apparent Hit-and-Run on Central Ave. at 53rd Ave. The crash took place at about 10:45 a.m. Thursday—a day when light snow over icy spots made driving treachorous. Here is the full text of the Blaine Police Department news release: On Thursday, March 14, 2013 at approximately 10:47 AM Officers of The Blaine Police Department, with the assistance…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Klay Charles Richards, born Jan. 8, pioneered the unconventional birth method locally.
An Anoka couple is the first to welcome a newborn to the world in water at Unity Hospital in Fridley, according to a news release: Klay Charles Richards’ birth went swimmingly, both literally and figuratively, as his mother Brittany Richards delivered her son in a comfortable, inflatable tub of warm water in their room at Unity Hospital. “The water birth was amazing. It was relaxing and absolutely phenomenal. A nurse mentioned to me that Klay even did a summersault in the water with his eyes wide open before he was lifted out of the water and handed to me. So he did a little swimming before he came into this world,” said Brittany. Klay was born on Jan. 8, 2013 at 12:08 a.m. Shortly after his delivery, Brittany and her husband Charles spent…
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Try e-Visits, pleads Unity Hospital in Fridley. More than 1,100 hospitalized statewide; MN Department of Health urges precautions—short of canceling after school activities.
This flu season is proving brutal in Minnesota, with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) now reporting 27 deaths in the state, including 23 that officials have been able to confirm as flu-related since Dec. 30. Since the start of the influenza season, 1,121 people have been hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza, according to the MDH reports for the 2012–13 season. That number includes 401 hospitalizations for the week ending Jan. 5. Unity Hospital in Fridley put out a plea on Facebook for patients to use remote methods to seek care and advice if possible: We're seeing an increase in patient visits with flu-like symptoms. MyChart can help you avoid long waits and added exposure from other sick patients through e-Visits. …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Teen's death brings home the high stakes of fighting influenza.
Minnesota's five flu-related deaths so far this season—the latest on Tuesday—have drawn attention to influenza dangers this season After the death of Carly Christenson, 14, of St. Louis Park, basketball games Tuesday evening between three St. Louis Park High School squads (including her team) and Fridley High School were postponed. And authorities are urging people both well and sick to take precautions. If you're not well, stay away from hospitals such as Unity in Fridley. "All Allina Health hospitals have flu patients," said hospital spokesperson Gloria O'Connell by email Wednesday. "We are asking visitors not to visit if they are sick. People should get flu shots if they haven't yet." If you need to get a flu shot, here are some places …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
A criminal complaint accuses a Fridley High student of hitting a staff member while under police escort so he could say he was sorry about making threats.
A complaint filed Tuesday charges a Fridley High School student with attacking a school official Monday after police escorted him to the offical's office to deliver an apology for earlier threats. According to the criminal complaint charging Jackson Kenneth Graves, 18, with terroristic threats and fourth-degree assault: On November 26, 2012 at approximately 1:00 p.m. law enforcement was asked to assist school staff with an out of control student. ... The defendant told police he wanted to apologize to [the school official] for his conductc earlier in the day. The defendant was escorted to see [the school official] in his office and instead of apologizing attacked [the school official] by punching him in the back of the head causing a large…
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 …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
An apartment fire near Fridley's Unity Hospital was put out quickly by firefighters from four cities Tuesday afternoon.
It only took firefighters minutes to put out a blaze at an apartment building near Unity Hospital Tuesday afternoon, Twin Cities FireWire is reporting. Crews from four cities—Fridley, Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View(SBM), Columbia Heights and Saint Anthony—responded to the fire around 1:30 p.m. after 911 callers reported black smoke coming from a second-story apartment at 610 Osborne Road. After the bedroom fire was extinguished, firefighters venitlated adjacent apartments, according to Twin Cities FireWire. Katie Hogan, a Fridley resident, said she saw a yellow salvage tarp at the apartment building. "Lots of fire fighters, and only two EMTs," she wrote in an email. "A lot of the guys were taking the coats off as it was so warm."
Thursday, July 26, 2012
It happened about 2:30 p.m. about 7 miles north of Fridley at Radisson Road NE and Tournament Players Parkway, KARE 11 reported.
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Six-week course starts Thursday at Unity Hospital in Fridley.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Turn Mindless Eating into Mindful Eating is an uplifting six-week series that teaches mindful eating combined with simple yoga techniques that can transform your relationship with food. Mindful eating is a non-diet approach to eating. It reconnects us with our body's natural wisdom. It embraces the "how" and "why" of eating rather than the "what." Mindful eating can be a powerful antidote to the guilt and anxiety which often surrounds eating. This series promotes the union of body, mind and spirit and allows you to experience a happier, healthier body and mind. No yoga experience necessary. Pre-registration is required. To register, fill out the registration form (see PDF) and fax your payment to the Penny George Institute. You may also …
Monday, April 16, 2012
The afternoon route of Fridley's new bus line will match the morning.
Metro Transit has announced changes effective Monday to the new bus route that started running in Fridley last month. Route 810 buses will now circulate through Fridley in a clockwise direction on their afternoon runs, as they already do for morning runs. The counter-clockwise circulation along Mississippi Street NE, Old Central Avenue NE, Osborne Road NE and University Avenue NE led to "concerns about missed connections with Northstar trains," Metro Transit said in its announcement. Take a short video ride aboard Route 810 during its afternoon service. "This will allow buses to make a series of right turns instead of left turns, improving reliability and on-time performance," according to the announcement. The six trips each in the …