HEALTHBEAT Tragedy, black humor and coping
A seemingly frivolous tweet about superstorm Sandy drew a sharp rebuke this week from the Michigan Nurses Association.
The offending tweet came from the Detroit News and actually was a retweet of wha... Posted on 11/1/12 at 12:02 PM
THE BRIDGEHUNTER'S CHRONICLES Bridgehunter Chronicles supports the victims of Superstorm Sandy
We have seen many disaster films where megastorms, whether they are hurricanes, snowstorms, sandstorms or a combination of them and then some burrow in on the cities, destroying buildings, places of i... Posted on 10/30/12 at 6:04 PM
CAPITOL CHATTER Legislature easily passes disaster relief
The Minnesota Legislature overwhelmingly today approved $180 million for communities damaged by summer floods and wind storms.
The House voted 125-3 for the measure, with the Senate following 60-7.... Posted on 8/24/12 at 3:58 PM
NEW PLATEAUS Problem-solvers vs. Doomsdayers
It seems that everywhere you look the end is near. The scientist tells us of imminent environmental catastrophe; economists say we're headed for financial disaster; the politician claims a nightmare a... Posted on 6/22/12 at 11:11 AM
REPRINT 1985: The Bhopal Tragedy Lingers, One Year Later
The Bhopal disaster is considered one of the worst, if not the worst, industrial accidents ever. It killed more than 2,000 people, and some death estimates run into the 15,000 range. It was absolute... Posted on 10/16/10 at 6:00 PM
WORTHINGTON — An applicant briefing for cities, townships, watershed districts, hospitals, power companies and qualifying nonprofit organizations will take place Tuesday to begin the process for requesting reimbursement funds from FEMA.
Federal aid will cover 75 percent of costs incurred
WORTHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday signed a presidential disaster declaration for Nobles, Rock, Jackson, Murray and Cottonwood counties after an April 9 ice storm snapped thousands of power poles and thousands more trees.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley has asked the president to grant the request made by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad for a declaration of a major disaster in response to damaging winds, heavy rains, thunderstorms, freezing rain, and ice and snow this month.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and Representatives Collin Peterson and Tim Walz announced Thursday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a disaster declaration for counties in Minnesota affected by the ongoing drought.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota has appealed a federal government decision not to provide financial aid for individuals recovering from June storms as legislators begin preparing for a special session to deal with recent storm costs.
WMS EDGE students fill kits for victims of disaster
WORTHINGTON — Students in Worthington Middle School’s EDGE program took time out from their noon lunch Thursday to help assemble comfort kits for the Southwest Minnesota Chapter of the American Red Cross.
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