The court system has seen a 200 percent increase in child abuse cases and the county attorney calls it "the most important thing we do in our office here." No one knows exactly why the abuse seems to be skyrocketing, but some point to the stress of a poor economy.
Hospital chiefs say nursing strike will come at 'worst possible time'
A nurses union announced an almost three-week strike to take place in the Twin Cities.
Sven Sundgaard: What's in store for MN's weather in December?
Sundgaard recaps Minnesota's fall and looks ahead to December.
Brooklyn Park: 2 arrested after shots from 'ghost' gun killed teen, injured another
Syoka Siko died in the shooting.
Manure spill in Wisconsin leads to hours-long main street disruption
The spill was first reported just before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Ice Cube to perform 2 nights at Mystic Lake Casino
The rapper hasn't performed in Minnesota since 2018.
Target's annual 10% sale on gift cards will be held this weekend
You can get a $500 gift card for $450.
Nicollet Mall's new Ties Lounge & Rooftop closes 'indefinitely'
The establishment aimed to reconnect the downtown community.
Man steals car with kids inside, father tracks them down using thief's vehicle
Police said no arrests have been made as of Thursday.
Chinese restaurant closing after 50 years in Columbia Heights
The beloved family-owned restaurant will close Dec. 24.
Kris Laudien leaving KARE 11 after four years on 'Sunrise'
KARE 11 announced the appointment of Jason Hackett to the morning show this week.
MN's COVID update for the week ending Tuesday, Nov. 29
There are now more than 570 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Minnesota.
Twin Cities nurses to strike for 20 days starting Dec. 11
A strike in Duluth and Two Harbors doesn't have an end date set.
Lawyer: county's investigation of Mankato coach found no child porn, abuse
His lawyer says a Blue Earth County investigation has turned up no evidence that MSU-Mankato football coach Todd Hoffner used his children in a child porn performance. Hoffner is asking the county attorney to drop the child porn charges that were filed after a video of his children dancing in the nude was found on his university-issued cell phone.
Investigation: Sex abusers in Minn. child-care facilities often other children
A new investigation by the Star Tribune finds out of the 65 child sex abuse cases in Minnesota child-care facilities since 2007, most of the abuse was committed by older children in the day-care or by a son of the day-care provider, and not by the adult.
Mayo joins new global effort to help victims of child sex abuse
Drug companies, medical schools, and others in the health care industry are collaborating to treat the long-term problems caused by sexual abuse of children. Experts say more governments are passing laws to protect children but sexual abuse is growing, nonetheless. 20 percent of the world's girls and ten percent of boys are abused before they turn 18.
In wake of Penn State scandal, Minnesota lawmaker proposes child abuse bill
Rep. Ryan Winkler is proposing a bill that would require anyone who knows or has reason to believe that a child or vulnerable adult is being abused to report what they know to law enforcement.
Heroin, opiate abuse hits record level in Twin Cities metro
A report from the Department of Human Services says more people in the metro area are abusing heroin and opiates, such as prescription painkillers, than at any time in history. The use of synthetic drugs has also increased.
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