Research labs repair their own equipment to save money

When the gas chromatograph spectrophotometer broke late last summer, it was Grant Wallace’s job to fix it. The instrument, which the University of Minnesota graduate student is using to measure the tiny products of pesticide reactions, is more than 10 years old, and its manufacturer no longer offers repair services. With the help of a…

Wide health gaps tied to race

Before she reaches her first birthday, a black child in Minnesota is more than twice as likely to die as a white child. An American Indian high school student is twice as likely to have suicidal thoughts as his white classmate. And Hispanic Minnesotans are three times as likely to be uninsured as their white…