Travelling in Europe: How to Avoid E. coli and other Foodborne Illnesses

Some 2,000 people all across Europe and at least four in the United States have fallen ill in the past two weeks as a result of the recent Escherichia coli (E.coli) outbreak centered in Northern Germany. Nearly 500 of these have developed a rare complication known hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) that damages kidneys and destroys red blood cells. 22 people have died. If you…

Safety Tips for at-Home Fireworks this 4th of July

Along with backyard cookouts and parties, the brilliance of a fireworks display is an integral part of any celebration of our country’s independence. With Fourth of July just around the corner, it’s a good time to be reminded of the seriousness of this holiday as well. More than 8,800 people nationwide are badly injured, requiring emergency services every year, as a result…

Preventing Lead Exposure in Children

According to the Center for Disease Control’s Lead Surveillance Report nearly 30,000 children under the age of 6 were found to have elevated blood lead levels in 2007. A staggering number when you know that this type of poisoning is preventable. By simply keeping your child from contact with lead hazards in their environment, you can reduce their overall exposure to this h…

Hannah’s Law Goes into Effect August 1, 2011

Sponsored by Rep. Mary Liz Holberg (R-Lakeville) and Sen. Dan Hall (R-Burnsville), a new law requires all teachers and assistant teachers at a child care center to successfully complete CPR training, including CPR techniques for infants and children. At least one staff person with training must be present during field trips and when transporting children. The training woul…

Should I Buy a New or a Used Car?

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of getting behind the wheel of your new car but that doesn’t mean it can’t feel just as good, if that new car is only – new to you. Since brand new cars lose about 40% of their value within the first 3 years, it may seem to make more sense, in terms of a lasting investment, to buy your next car used.

But that choice is enti…

Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning When Boating

You may know that carbon monoxide (CO) exposure can cause nausea, headaches, dizziness, loss of mobility, and unconsciousness. In fact, carbon monoxide (CO) is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in the US. So serious is this problem that many of us have even equipped our homes with carbon monoxide detectors in an effort to keep our families safe from faulty f…

Get To Know Meshbesher & Spence

Defending the rights of Minnesota families and getting results for our clients takes conviction and an unwavering dedication to the principles of law. Each of our lawyers loves what they do, and makes a serious commitment to every case.

It’s difficult to describe how we’ve achieved over fifty years of success with just words, so we created this video to better explain o…