Federal officials think the lack of sidewalks and safe crosswalks are discouraging school children from walking to school. The Pioneer Press reports even after hundreds of millions of dollars in federal spending, the percentage of kids walking to school remains in the low double digits. In one Woodbury school, not one of the more than 800 students walks.
Study: Excessive drinking cost Minnesotans almost $8 billion in 2019
The study was published by the Minnesota Department of Health Thursday.
Mall of America shooting suspects arrested in Chicago
The two suspects were spotted leaving a barber shop.
Walz: Increased state law enforcement presence to stay in Twin Cities
A multi-agency effort to curb crime will go on until further notice.
Boy, 7, who drowned in south Minneapolis pool identified
The incident happened in June.
Bloomington PD to provide update on Mall of America shooting investigation
There's unconfirmed reports the suspected gunman and an accomplice have been arrested.
Motorcyclist found dead behind guardrail 6 hours after crash
The crash happened before sunset Wednesday, but no one called 911.
Iowa Gov. asks court to lift injunction on 'heartbeat' abortion ban
A court challenge seeks to revive Iowa's abortion ban.
6 transportation projects in Minnesota get $100M federal funding
The projects extend to areas all across the state.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for the week ending Tuesday, August 9
The number of cases in the latest reporting period dropped compared to the previous week's update.
Five rescued as boat crashes into break wall at Superior port of entry
All five escaped serious injury.
Fewer Minnesotans delinquent on their mortgages
5.4 percent of Minnesota mortgage holders were behind by at least one payment during the third quarter. That's almost a full percentage point lower than during the same period last year. It's also one of the lowest delinquency rates among the states.
School officials will answer to Feds
Minnesota is one of 11 states appealing to the federal government for a No Child Left Behind waiver request that could alter the criteria used for measuring a school's success. National officials say more information is necessary to determine how schools should be measured.
Duluth school bus full of kids crashes through yards, driver hospitalized
A Duluth school bus driver is hospitalized in critical condition after the vehicle filled with kids plowed through yards, uprooted trees and narrowly missed two homes. None of the 27 elementary school student on board was seriously injured. Emergency responders found the driver outside the bus having difficulty breathing.
Nearly half of Minnesota schools fail 'No Child' standards
The Minnesota Education Department on Friday released the list of schools that failed to make what federal officials call “Adequate Yearly Progress."
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