A Little More ‘Moonlight’

Deadlines being what they are, I don’t always get to talk to everyone I’d like to interview before a story hits the presses. Such was the case that appeared in the Duluth News Tribune on Wednesday about Chisholm’s own Doc Graham, aka Dr. Archibald “Moonlight” Graham. His name became well known long after his time,…
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What’s Big, Has Wheels And Is Red All Over?

You might have seen them already: Duluth Transit Authority buses wrapped in red. The advertising on the two 40-foot buses is sponsored by Essentia Health and carries messages about heart disease. A DTA dispatcher said the buses — Nos. 295 and 297 — first went out on their routes on Wednesday evening. But they were…
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Heroin In Minnesota

The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman from an apparent heroin overdose has prompted an array of media reports about increasing use of the drug. It’s certainly no surprise in Duluth, where Police Chief Gordon Ramsay told the City Council in October about the disturbing trend toward heroin use in our city. What began in…
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Why They Shouldn’t Let Doctors Talk About Sports

A Massachusetts Fox TV station had a cardiologist named Dr. Shukri David on during its newscast this morning, the New England Sports Network reports online. David was invited on to talk about healthy eating while watching the Super Bowl. (Or, as I’m told Stephen Colbert puts it, attending a Superb Owl party.) The host probably…
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Flu Numbers Down … And Up

It’s starting to look like a relatively modest flu season in Minnesota. In its weekly “influenza and respiratory illness activity report,” released each Thursday, the Minnesota Department of Health reports 84 people were hospitalized with the flu in the state during the week that ended Jan. 25. That was down from 149 the week before…
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