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Amy Comstock, a mother of three, finished her radiation treatment back in 2014 but said the center notified her a few months ago about errors in her treatment.

Central Minn. Mom Among Patients Dealing with Possible Errors in Radiation Treatment

The Minnesota Department of Health is in the midst of an investigation involving the Coborn Cancer Center in St. Cloud concerning reports of possible errors in patient radiation treatment plans. CentraCare, which operates the center, first reached out to the Minnesota Department of Health in 2014 and continues to work with state officials...


  • Environmental Groups Request Record Amount From Legacy Fund

    5 EYEWITNESS NEWS obtained through a public records request more than 40 proposals of groups vying for more than $100 million in tax-payer funded money from  the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment. On Monday, staff will begin sifting through the proposals....

  • Budget Shortfall Challenges Minnesota Jobs Program

    Internal emails obtained by 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS show there is a budget shortfall in a state-run program that helps people find work through workforce centers across the state. The program is funded, in part, with federal grant money...

  • Carry-On Baggage Screening Changes Underway after Report Exposes Flaws

    Changes are being made at the Transportation Security Administration after an Inspector General Report highlighted in an ABC News investigation exposed flaws in carry-on baggage screening across the country....

  • Minnesota Drinking Water Report Exposes Problems in Some City Systems

    The Minnesota Department of Health discovered 19 municipal water systems in the state with bacteriological, arsenic and radioactive elements in their drinking water during 2014. The Department of Health placed no restrictions on water consumption in any of the communities on the radioactive list but the state report said residents were advised to consult with their doctor if they have any special concerns...

  • Key Environmental Review of $2B Southwest LRT Project Released

    Concerns over cost are shifting to environmental worries for the nearly $2 billion dollar Southwest Light Rail project. On Thursday, a much-anticipated review of recent changes to the project's design found potential problems -- but nothing that looks likely to hold the project back...

  • Urgency Grows to Replace 'Risky' Oil Tank Cars on the Tracks in Minn.

    Derailments and explosions in North Dakota are fueling the drive to replace or retrofit the outdated and insufficient fleet of oil tank cars hauling crude oil through Minnesota. 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS traveled to a rail yard in Texas to find out what's being done...

  • Minn. Police Agencies Return Military Footwear, First Aid Kits but Hold Fast to Firepower

    One day after President Barack Obama moved to limit the kind of equipment and weapons local police can receive from the military, 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS dug deeper into the issue in Minnesota. We've found Minnesota's police departments are returning footwear and first aid kits, but holding fast to the firepower....

  • 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Investigates Minn. Adoption System Delays

    A Minnesota annual court report found that certain regions of the state are not meeting a goal when it comes to adoption; 5 EYEWITNESS News investigated to see what those counties are doing to find kids homes...

  • 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Investigates: DNA Test Could be Game Changer for Athletes

    5 EYEWITNESS NEWS discovered DNA test kits for sale on the Internet that claim to tell you which type of sports your body is built to play. “Basically this gives you clear information about somebody's fast twitch muscle fibers, their muscle composition,” said Grant A. Bitter, Ph.D., of California-based Genomic Express, Inc...

  • This heat map visualizes SWAT team activity involving high-risk search warrants in Minneapolis over a one-year period in 2013. 5 Eyewitness News Investigation: SWAT Team Actions Get Little Scrutiny

    SWAT teams serve high-risk search warrants once every 10 minutes in the United States, and about 230 times each year in Minneapolis alone. The operations typically involve heavily armed officers, with guns drawn, searching for suspects and evidence...

  • 6 Years after Son's Mysterious Death, Mom Pleads for Help

    It's been six years, and Alyce Hamilton is still asking, "What if?" "He did call me and I missed his call," she said of her son. "That weighs on me because maybe he was trying to tell me something." Jelani Brinson hasn't been forgotten - not only for his life, but also for his death...

  • Stolen Valor: Military Imposter Says He's 'Truly Sorry'

    The high-ranking Army Ranger imposter at the center of a controversy in one Minnesota town spoke to 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS after months of silence. “I don't know what happened," Richard Arthur Rahn said. "It started off all so innocent enough and it just got way out of hand."...

  • 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Investigates: Selling Your Secrets

    There’s a push in Washington, D.C., fueled in part by Minnesota Sen. Al Franken, to give consumers access to their own personal information that’s in the hands of data brokers. 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS discovered data lists - for sale online - that have police officer home addresses, cancer patients, and Alzheimer's patients on them...

  • Minn. House Moves Forward with Changing Stolen Valor Law

    The Minnesota House approved an amendment to the crime bill to change the law when it comes to military imposters. It was fueled by a recent 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS investigation into Stolen Valor. The current law says it's a crime to impersonate an "officer." But the new change would apply to military imposters of all ranks....

  • A collection of military patches Stolen Valor: State Rep. Wants Tougher Law against Military Imposters

    A Minnesota lawmaker wants to fill the cracks in a Minnesota statute that’s supposed to stop military imposters. Our previous investigation into Stolen Valor struck a chord with state Rep. John Lesch, who also serves in the Minnesota National Guard...








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