A Red Wing man is suing a Hudson ophthalmologist, Dr. Anthony Novak, for malpractice. The civil lawsuit was filed in Minnesota last month on behalf of Charles J. May. He alleges that Novak, when working at the Fairview Red Wing Medical Center in Red Wing, Minn., permanently injured and disfigured May's eye socket in 2006 with improper reconstruction surgery. May's lawsuit also claims Novak, who specialized in ophthalmology at Fairview Red Wing, did not refer him to an ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Novak no longer works in Red Wing.
PLUM CITY -- Unless they were looking for it, most people probably wouldn't notice the unique geological formation stretching for four miles in eastern Pierce County. But it's there -- and it's one of Nugget Lake County Park's most popular features. The formation is known as the Rock Elm disturbance. Some geologists think the disturbance is an old meteor crater; others suspect either faulting or pressurized gas was the culprit. Nugget Lake County Park sits on the edge of the disturbance, giving those who visit the park to camp or hike the trails a look at a rare occurrence.
At the Route Bike Shop in Red Wing, more and more people are bringing in their old bikes in hopes of hitting the road this summer on a less costly set of wheels. Bikes don't guzzle down gas at $4 a gallon, of course, but they are like vehicles in another sense: They need a tune-up from time to time. Andrew Petersen, store manager at The Route, said it's important to give bikes a quick safety check before hitting the road. One of the most common problems can be with the chains, Petersen said, and their lack of lubrication.
Authorities said today they know more about the identities of three babies found between 1999 and 2007 in or near the Mississippi River in Goodhue County (Minn.). Two children found in 1999 and 2003 are likely related to each other, DNA evidence released today confirmed. The third baby discovered this winter is not related to those children, authorities said. DNA results also suggest the parents of the first two babies are caucasian. There is as much as a 70 percent chance the third child is American Indian.
Laboratory tests performed on three dead babies found the waters of the Mississippi River in Goodhue County (Minn.) have revealed "significant" DNA findings, authorities said Wednesday. Sheriff Dean Albers plans on making a public statement early next week about the information. The results include data about the girl found this winter floating near Prairie Island marina and babies found in 1999 and 2003. Albers said he must meet with officials from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension before releasing any specifics. "We need to discuss what we have first and look it over," Albers