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As young people leave small communities for urban areas, fewer babies are born. And that means there are fewer opportunities for doctors, nurses and other practitioners to keep up on the basic and essential skills needed to deliver babies.
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A months-long investigation allegedly revealed leaders using arson, assault and threats of violence to control a network of dealers throughout the Twin Ports, Iron Range and beyond.
The ruling Tuesday led one mother, Ashley Roy, to say: "I'm ecstatic."

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With hundreds of claims filed against the company since 1986, family members of former Conwed employees share how they witnessed their loved ones die after being exposed to asbestos at the Cloquet factory.
There's lots to do for the family in Carlton County.

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For over a decade, workers at the Conwed factory in Cloquet, Minn., claim they unknowingly risked their health, causing some to develop lung abnormalities, while others lost their lives. Conwed, formerly known as the Wood Conversion Co., used asbestos in the production of its Lo-Tone mineral board and ceiling tile products, potentially exposing about 6,000 workers to the hazardous ingredient.
He was charged this week ahead of his first court appearance in April.
Sheldon Thompson was in court Thursday, just ahead of the one-year anniversary of the slayings, but no trial date has been set.

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