A group of business leaders have developed an easy-to-use website designed to help parents determine if their child is ready to learn and succeed in kindergarten. The Pioneer Press cites a state school readiness study that says only 50 percent of Minnesota kids are actually ready.
80 mph winds, large hail possible with severe storms in MN
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for much of the state until 3 a.m. Saturday.
30 people evacuated as flooding hammers small town
It's assumed that at least eight inches of rain fell in Randall, with more heavy rain expected Friday night into Saturday morning.
Numerous severe storms likely in Minnesota Friday night
Watch the video for the full details with meteorologist Sven Sundgaard.
Teen pleads guilty in shooting death of 15-year-old girl in Columbia Heights
Damico Jamal-Tokyo High will receive a sentence in juvenile court, along with an adult prison sentence.
Walz wants to use surplus money to send direct payments to Minnesotans
It's a renewed effort from a previous proposal from Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan's supplemental budget in January.
Jan. 6 committee says aide for WI senator tried to give fake elector info to Pence
The attempt was discovered through text messages in the ongoing public hearing held by the Jan. 6 select committee.
Minnesota State colleges, U of M boosting tuition again
The Minnesota State system's Board of Trustee's approved the increase Wednesday.
Walz, Jensen react to historic Supreme Court reversal of Roe v. Wade
After voting to overturn Roe, conservative Justice Clarence Thomas has hinted contraception and same-sex marriage protections should follow.
2-year-old killed in crash on County Road 81 in Maple Grove
The crash occurred Thursday evening on County Road 81.
BCA issues new details about St. Michael standoff, shooting
New details say a St. Cloud police officer struck the suspect with gunfire.
Nearly half of Minnesota kindergartners not ready for school
A Minnesota School Readiness Study says only about 55 percent of incoming kindergarten students are ready for school. State education officials say a child's readiness entering school is the biggest indicator of future academic success.
Chickenpox parties dangerous for kids
The Minnesota Medical Association says more parents are skipping getting their children vaccinated for the illness and are choosing to expose their children to chickenpox at parties. Doctors say this practice is dangerous and that the belief that "natural" immunization is healthier is false.
Pools send urgent reminder to keep close watch of kids
With two tragic drownings of Minnesota children serving as a terrible reminder, owners of pools are asking parents and caregivers to watch their kids near water. KARE 11 talked with a Twin Cities pool operator to get some safety tips.
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