Sea Stachura Feature Archive

A year after a neurological disease surfaced among workers at a pork plant in Austin, some workers still can't get worker's compensation for their illness. (12/18/2008)
La Crescent Fire Department officials say a propane leak at the site of the train derailment along the Mississippi is limited to a small tank. (12/17/2008)
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic say they've discovered why the breast cancer drug Tamoxifen is effective. And in doing so, they've found why the drug does not work in some women. The discovery could allow them to develop drugs for women whose cancers don't respond to tamoxifen. (12/11/2008)
Wisconsin's Deparment of Natural Resources reports that six endangered gray wolves were killed during last month's deer hunting season. (12/10/2008)
The Mayo Clinic has opened a new Center for Tobacco-Free Living. (11/21/2008)
The National Transportation Safety Board has closed its investigation into the I-35W bridge collapse. The board ruled that the gusset plates on the bridge were not designed properly and also found that MnDOT had not adequately overseen the bridge's design. (11/14/2008)
NTSB investigators have found the weight of the bridge and construction materials and equipment placed on it forced a poorly-designed and under-sized gusset to fail. (11/14/2008)
During a Thursday hearing of the National Transportation Safety Board, investigators say 289 tons of construction equipment and materials were stored on the 35W bridge on the day it collapsed. Investigators say an under-designed gusset plate was the primary cause of the disaster (11/13/2008)
The final report on the causes of the I-35W bridge collapse will be discussed Thursday in Washington. Minnesota Public Radio News has learned NTSB investigators will report that under-designed gusset plates and weight added to the bridge deck were the primary causes of the collapse. (11/13/2008)
Investigators for the NTSB have concluded that under-designed gusset plates and the weight on the bridge deck were the primary causes of the I-35W bridge collapse, Minnesota Public Radio News has learned. (11/12/2008)
Immigration and Customs Enforcement took 19 people into custody during an enforcement action in south central Minnesota. (10/24/2008)
Some Latino residents in the small town of Gaylord are filing a complaint with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. They say they are victims of racial discrimination and retaliation by the town's police department. (10/24/2008)
Michelle Obama, the wife of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, is spending the day in Minnesota. She spoke earlier today in Rochester, and is making an afternoon stop in St. Paul. (10/13/2008)
John McCain proposed Friday that the elderly be allowed to hang on to the stocks in their retirement funds and not be forced to sell them in a bad market. (10/10/2008)
Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Walz and his Republican challenger Dr. Brian Davis clashed on Social Security, oil drilling and other issues in their first one-on-one debate. (10/09/2008)