Monday, March 26, 2012
Fridley City Council also set to act on redistricting, safe school routes at March 26 meeting.
The Fridley City Council is set to approve a long-term plan for East River Road and set the city's political boundaries for the next decade at its meeting Monday, March 26, 7:30 p.m., at Fridley City Hall. Also on the agenda are plans for a paved path connecting Rice Creek and Unity Hospital, as well as improvements for pedestrians around Fridley Middle School and Stevenson and Hayes elementary schools. The council holds a pre-meeting beginning at 7 p.m., also open to the public. The regular meeting is shown live on cable channel 17 and again throughout the week. You can also watch archived video online. Here is Monday's agenda. See the PDF above for more details. FRIDLEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF MARCH 26, 2012 PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE. …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Timothy LaMere supplied the synthetic drug 2C-E at a 2011 Blaine party that led to Trevor Robinson dying at Unity.
The man who brought the synthetic drug 2C-E to a Blaine house party last year, leading to a mass-overdose and one death at Fridley's Unity Hospital, pleaded guilty Thursday to third-degree murder. Timothy LaMere, 22, faces a nine-year, nine-month sentence as part of the plea agreement—the maximum under state law. LaMere told an Anoka County District judge he didn't realize the drugs were illegal, the Star Tribune reported. Robinson had turned 19 years old four days before the March 17, 2011 party. He died at Unity Hospital at 2 p.m. the next day, about 14 hours after Blaine police responded to a 911 call from a house party in the 9500 block of Monroe Street NE. By the time police arrived, others from the party had already taken Robinson to…
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Route 810, Fridley's new circulator bus route, is increasing ridership.
The new Route 810 gives rush hour riders a 30-minute tour of Fridley, taking them from the Northstar Commuter Rail trains at Fridley Station to major area busineses, including Medtronic's Rice Creek campus, Cummins Power Generation and Unity Hospital. The route circulates 12 times daily during rush hours. Bus driver Mario Lee said ridership is still relatively low since the route's March 5 launch, with most afternoons so far seeing fewer than 10 customers.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Service to Unity Hospital, Medtronic's Rice Creek campus through 2012.
The city of Fridley will get new bus service all to itself starting Monday, March 5, 2012. Buses on the new Route 810 will circulate within Fridley 12 times a day—six trips each in the morning and afternoon commuting periods. The bus route connects Northstar Commuter Rail trains at Fridley Station with two major employers: Medtronic's Rice Creek Campus and Unity Hospital. Along the way, it also runs through several commercial and residential sections of the city. Beginning at Fridley Station, buses travel in a counter-clockwise direction around a square (see map PDF): According to a Metro Transit statement announcing the new route, there are 5,355 entry-level jobs in the area that the Route 810 serves. All but one of the new route's 12 …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The active student-athlete is an 'Academic All Star.'
- On KARE11
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Park Plaza went co-op, Columbia Heights played in state hoops title game
Sunday, January 1, 2012
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Friday, December 16, 2011
In May, Allina fired 28 worker at Fridley's Unity Hospital for data breach.
A computer glitch at Allina Hospitals and Clinics sent an email message with basic info on eight patients to 250,000 others, KSTP-TV reported Friday. The message contained email addresses for the eight. That was enough to reveal (or suggest) their names, place of work and status as patients (see emails here). It happened, the report said, after the eight email accounts bounced the original message back to Allina's computer, which then re-sent the message with their email addresses included to the original 250,000 recipients. "We're no longer sending mass emails until we figure this out," an Allina spokesman told KSTP. May Breach, Firings The incident comes seven months after Allina fired 28 employees at Unity Hospital in Fridley and four …
Friday, December 9, 2011
Allina employees, dignitaries will give away 175 bicycles.
Unity Hospital in Fridley is hosting a Free Bikes 4 Kidz bicycle giveaway event Saturday, Dec. 10, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Unity employees collected 200 bikes for low-income children, part of about 4,000 collected at 20 Allina hospitals and clinics, according to a statement from Allina. Partner organizations in the community helped Allina identify the children who will receive the bikes on Saturday. Unity Hospital President Lori Wightman will lead dozens of volunteers in giving away the bicycles. Also set to be on hand for the start of the event at 11 a.m. are state Sen. Pam Wolf, who represents parts of central and northeast Fridley, as well as five members of the Anoka County Board of Commissioners: Rhonda Sivarajah (chair), Robyn West (vice…
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Victim died at Unity Hospital in Fridley last March.
Anoka County District Judge Alan Pendleton set April 6 as the date for the trial of Timothy LaMere, 21, of Blaine, on charges (see PDF) that he supplied the 2C-E drug that killed Trevor Robinson last March. Robinson, 19, of Coon Rapids, died at Unity Hospital in Fridley after friends brought him there from a party at a house in Blaine. LaMere will have another pretrial hearing on Feb. 8, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. The mother of Robinson's 14-month son spoke to reporters from the Pioneer Press and the Star Tribune after Wednesday's pretrial hearing. Alyssa DuCharme said she was frustrated by delays in LaMere's case, which Pendleton said were because of forensic and autopsy information that not yet filed with the court, …
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Agency ruled against Unity Hospital and Golden Livingcenter Lynwood.
Two Fridley healthcare facilities fell afoul of the Minnesota Department of Health in decisions made public over the last month. The agency's Office of Health Facility Complaints found fault with both Unity Hospital and Golden Livingcenter Lynwood. A decision announced Sept. 27 said that Unity had engaged in a practice termed "patient dumping"—turning a patient away without providing the screening required under the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA). It was the third complaint that the state had sustained against Unity since May 2010, according to the agency's website. All involved patient dumping or EMTALA. A hospital spokesman told the St. Paul Pioneer Press that staff in the emergency room, where the most recent…