SURGERY

Minneapolis Police Investigate Shooting of Bystander

One of the men shot at the other man and missed, hitting the bystander in the hip

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Minneapolis police are investigating the shooting of a bystander near a downtown bus stop. Authorities said the man happened to be standing near two other men who were arguing last night around 7 o’clock. One of the men shot at the other man and missed, hitting the bystander in the hip. A police spokeswoman said the…

Doctors Discover Wire in Intestine of Australian Woman 10 Years After Braces Were Removed

Doctors say it's likely the woman swallowed it without knowing, where it stayed until they removed it by surgery

  AUSTRALIA — An Australian woman, who showed up to the emergency department complaining of severe stomach pain, got the surprise of a lifetime. The 30-year-old woman was examined by doctors, who found a dental wire from the woman’s braces, which had been removed 10 years prior. The wire, which measured seven centimeters in length, had punctured several holes in…

Because of You, I Lived: Organ Donors, Recipients Honored in the Valley

Sanford Health put up a Wall of Donor Heroes at their downtown Fargo location

FARGO, N.D. — Organ donors and recipients throughout the Valley are being honored. Sanford Health put up a Wall of Donor Heroes at their downtown Fargo location. “I’m just happy to start looking forward to life again,” said Jeff Ficek, who was the recipient of an organ donation. Ficek was diagnosed with an arthritic condition at the age of 17….

Blood Platelet Donations in High Demand Across Valley

With blood transfusions in high demand locally, the need for platelets is constant

FARGO, N.D. — Blood platelet donors are in high demand across the Valley for patients undergoing surgeries, trauma and even cancer. Officials with United Blood Services said blood platelets only have a shelf life of about five days. They said with places like the Roger Maris Cancer Center, the demand is constant. It takes about five to ten blood platelet…

Gov. Dayton Recovering After Surgery for Prostate Cancer

A spokesman says Dayton's surgery went as planned and concluded around 11:30 this morning

  ROCHESTER, Minn. — Minnesota Gov. Dayton has gone under the knife to treat his prostate cancer. The Democrat had surgery this morning at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. A spokesman says Dayton’s surgery went as planned and concluded around 11:30 this morning. Dayton expects to spend the night in the hospital but will return to his normal work schedule next…

Discovery Middle School Bands Together to Support Classmate

Wristbands were sold to help pay for a fellow classmate's surgery

FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo student is getting help from his school to receive a critical medical procedure. Griffin Walker, an eighth grader at Discovery Middle School, has a rare birth defect, which causes him to have seizures. The staff at the school is selling “Team Griffin” wristbands for a minimum donation of $2. The faculty says that they are…

MN’s Department of Health Reports Four Hospital Deaths Were Preventable

Three of the deaths were from falls and the fourth was due to a medication mistake

  MINNESOTA — Minnesota’s Department of Health reports nearly 340 medical errors in the state’s hospitals and surgical centers led to some deaths that could have been preventable. The annual report of the state department’s adverse health events states at least four deaths were caused by a preventable error. Three of the deaths were from falls and the fourth was…

Underwood Man Arrested for Assault on 13 Month Old Boy

Adam Sundby is facing charges after the toddler underwent emergency surgery for a brain hemorrhage

  An Underwood, Minnesota man has been arrested for assaulting a 13 month-old boy. Adam Sundby, 30, is facing charges of first-degree assault and malicious punishment of a child. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office says the child was first taken to Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls and later transferred to Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. The boy underwent emergency…