Minnesota is the only state in the nation with a statistically significant rise in the number of uninsured children. Children Defense Fund advocates blame rising insurance premiums.
Car hits deer, bursts into flames on highway in Isanti County
Witnesses helped the driver at the scene.
Ramsey County sends out ballots with deceased candidate on it
The county said it's addressing the issue with the Minnesota Supreme Court.
New haunted house experience coming to Inver Grove Heights
The exhibit will feature family-friendly and 18+ events.
Gallery: A look at the under construction Highland Bridge development
Take a look around the development.
Niche rankings identify best Minnesota schools, districts
Eden Prairie has schools ranked in both the private and public categories.
Walker, The Current announce end of Rock the Garden festival
The Walker Art Center and Minnesota Public Radio announced the festival will retire so the organizations can dream up new events.
Able Seedhouse + Brewery in NE Minneapolis to close
The brewery and its onsite food truck, Animales Burger Co., will both be open for their last day on Saturday.
Police investigate spate of car break-ins on south Lake Minnetonka shore
The South Lake Minnetonka Police Department received reports that cars in Shorewood and Excelsior were broken into Tuesday morning.
1 dead, 3 injured in crash involving tractor and SUV
The man driving the tractor was killed in the crash.
Man, woman, two dogs found dead at Becker County home
The incident is under investigation.
U of M gives some students 50% off meals for September after complaints
Students have complained about an array of issues surrounding dining halls.
Gallery: Sprawling estate near Superior National Forest listed for $2.9M
The property has been in the same family for over 60 years.
State extends health care coverage to 16,000 uninsured children
The Minnesota Department of Human Services announced Thursday that the state has begun implementing a 2009 law with a goal of extending MinnesotaCare health care coverage to 16,000 uninsured children. Under the plan, parents whose incomes are below a certain level will no longer have to pay premiums for their children on MinnesotaCare.
Minnesota drops in list of child-friendly states
The state has slipped a few rungs in a high-profile ranking of child-friendly states, largely because of its growing number of uninsured children. Minnesota is still No. 5 in the 2012 Kids Count data book, but this is the first time in 10 years that the state has ranked lower than No. 3.
Pedestrian deaths on rise in U.S., Minnesota
A new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report released this week says the percentage of pedestrians being killed in traffic accidents is on the rise, both nationally and in Minnesota. In 2011 -- the most recent period of data available -- pedestrian deaths accounted for almost 11 percent of the 368 traffic-related deaths in Minnesota.
Minnesota seeks to limit psych drugs for kids
Concerned by a sharp rise in the use of powerful psychiatric drugs for adolescents, Minnesota will start requiring doctors in many cases to begin using a state-funded consulting service before prescribing such medications for children. The state Department of Human Services has awarded a two-year contract to Mayo Clinic to run the service.
Minnesota applies for 'Race to the Top' educational funding
State education officials put in the application in hopes of being awarded up to $45 million in federal funds from the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge. The competition is designed to encourage better learning standards and access to early learning programs for low-income children.
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