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Negligence blamed for two deaths in Waconia 

The Minnesota Department of Health has determined that negligence led to the deaths of two residents at a nursing home in Waconia.

Through two investigations, the department found that institutional negligence led to the death of a resident at Good Samaritan Society – Waconia and Westview Acre in February, and employee negligence led to the death of another resident in July. 9 more words


Presently from inside my head IV

  • I have recently started watching Gilmore Girls. It revolves around the lives of a single mother Lorelai and her 16 year old daughter Rory. On their third month anniversary date, Rory’s boyfriend shows her the car that he is making for her because he wants her to spend her time studying for Harvard rather than wasting it waiting for the bus.
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Case of the Day - Friday, January 13, 2017


Or so begins Edward George Bulwer-Lytton’s 1830 novel, Paul Clifford, the opening line now famous thanks to Snoopy in the comic strip… 1,600 more words

Know Your Employees - Or Else!

Recent Appeals Court Case Highlights An Employer’s Potential Liability For An Employee Outrageously Overstepping the Bounds

On a dark and stormy night, your employee abuses her access to your electronic data systems and snoops in an insurance database to dig for confidential information.  1,425 more words

Case of the Day - Thursday, January 12, 2017


Today we have yet another cautionary tale from the annals of “I got hurt, so I need someone to sue.”

Dan was a healthy, 26-year old recreational football league kind of guy. 643 more words

What’s killing Americans? Top 10 prescribed medications of 2016 give us a troublesome answer

‘Let food be thy medicine’ is a saying attributed to Hippocrates, who is known as the Father of Modern Medicine. We would be well off to heed his advice, but by and large, we do not, for it is the Standard American Diet that is making us sick. 676 more words

Belvidere Safari CLOSED

Did you think 2016 was all bad? Nah. It gave us at least two Safari location closings (East Dundee and Palatine), and now, it looks like that number was three! 691 more words

Laura Haas