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MINNEAPOLIS — It was the first day of school, and Mallory, a Twin Cities teacher, had a problem. A lice problem. Because of it, she couldn't go to work.
MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Vikings this week announced the hiring of an 18-year-old consultant who calls himself a "Gen Z guru," to find new ways to connect with the new generation. With his father David, Jonah Stillman wrote, "Gen Z @ Work: How the Next Generation Is Transforming the Workplace." Jonah Stillman is a 2017 graduate of Minnetonka High School.
MILWAUKEE — A national group is urging food companies to stop using labels such as "GMO-free" for marketing purposes. The National Milk Producers Federation, based in Arlington, Va., says food manufacturers have turned to "fear-based" labeling that plays on the fear of things like genetically modified organism products, synthetic animal-growth hormones and high fructose corn syrup.
LOS ANGELES - A McDonald's cashier is facing an attempted murder charge after giving birth to a boy while at work and then trying to flush the newborn down a toilet inside the Redwood City, Calif., restaurant, prosecutors said. Sarah Lockner was working as a cashier at the McDonald's restaurant on the evening of Sept. 4 when she complained of stomach pain, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office. During her night shift, prosecutors said, the 25-year-old Redwood City woman visited the restaurant's bathroom multiple times, to the concern of a co-worker.
Bradenton, Fla. — There's a framed picture in Dr. Terrence Hopkins' waiting room at his Manatee Dermatology practice that shows a little girl in a bikini on a beach with a jarring combination of words printed next to it. The words: "Seashells. Driftwood. Skin cancer." Underneath that is the sentence: "It's amazing what kids pick up at the beach."
WARROAD, MINN. — In the Twin Cities, the home business is booming. Builders are being issued permits in levels not seen in more than a decade. However, those numbers are not the same across the country. U.S. housing starts are just half what they were before the Great Recession, said Paul Marvin, who took the helm earlier this month at the family's window and door business.
CHICAGO — One woman describes getting slapped and groped on the job. Another was punched in the head repeatedly. A third was bitten so hard that a spike in blood pressure burst an aneurysm in her brain, altering her life forever. All three are nurses, who say their jobs place them in harm's way as the rate of violent incidents at hospitals appears to be growing.
Women, in particular, have a lot at stake in the fight over the future of health care.
In 2015, five girls out of every 100,000 between the ages of 15 and 19 committed suicide in the United States. The rate is double what it was in 2007, and the highest in 40 years for that age group, according to newly released data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention.
I felt like I was lying. For months, I've told friends I'm going home to Vietnam. But "going home" isn't exactly right.