John Lundy / Forum News Service
ST. PAUL — Hospital errors rose in the last year across Minnesota, according to the state’s Department of Health. The Minnesota Department of Health reported 384 “adverse health events” from October 2017 to October 2018, the highest number in the last 10 years. The report, which was the first of its kind in the nation, counts on hospitals to self-report preventable incidents such as falls, pressure ulcers and medication errors.
EVELETH, Minn. — Travis Paulson lay in bed, miserable with what felt like a bad case of the flu. He had known that not taking insulin for his Type 1 diabetes would leave him sick and in pain, Paulson says now. He didn’t know that he might not live until he could again afford his insulin. “Now I know that people have died from this,” the 46-year-old Eveleth man said last week. “You can die from diabetic ketoacidosis in hours, not days or weeks or months. I could have easily died in my sleep and didn’t know it.”
Rob Wagner's collection of license plates runs to about a thousand, he said, but the one he found recently on eBay was unlike any he'd seen before. It wasn't just the size and shape — much smaller than the plates we've become accustomed to, and arranged in a vertical, rather than a horizontal, rectangle. It was what the faded lettering said: DULUTH, and the year 1911, and the number 539. "I thought, 'Whoa, that can't be a license plate because I never heard of that,'" Wagner, 42, related this week. "And I knew Minnesota came out with license plates in 1908."
SUPERIOR, Wis. — The first time he went skydiving again after the accident felt odd, Mike Robinson said. "You're mindful that this is my first jump since then," said Robinson, 68, on Thursday, Oct. 26. "I'm double- and triple-checking everything to make sure my gear is safe, it's going to work properly. "It felt really good to get out of the door, get into the wind, have a nice free-fall, open my parachute — it works just like it should — have a nice landing."
SOLON SPRINGS — About a dozen Douglas County residents waited patiently in 30-degree weather outside the locked community center here on Monday to hear what their congressman had to say four days before the inauguration of a new president.