Twenty-one schools are teaming with Health Partners in a new version of a time-honored tradition: urging kids to eat vegetables and fruit. They'll help students track how much they're eating and offer incentives to do better.
Movie filming brings memorable day for MN teen with leukemia
Ayotzin Limon-Millard was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia last year.
Police trying to ID 'Playboy bandit' and 'no-pants raider' suspect
Police are calling the unidentified man "the Playboy bandit" and the "no-pants raider."
Twin Cities under severe thunderstorm watch Tuesday afternoon
Large hail and damaging winds are the main threats.
Famous Dave's family brings new BBQ biz to the south metro
The newest Twin Cities location is the first to offer wine slushies on the menu.
Large hail possible with strong storms in eastern MN, WI
Watch the forecast update with meteorologist Sven Sundgaard.
WI governor vows to protect anyone charged with abortion crimes
“You think it’s bad now? The four Republicans that are going after me, one of them we’re going to beat, they are going to make it worse," Evers said.
Sports anchor Hobie Artigue announces FOX9 departure
Artigue has spent the past seven years covering Minnesota sports.
Boy, 7, dies after being pulled from pool in south Minneapolis
The boy was pulled from a pool at a home in south Minneapolis.
Nashville man leaving wedding shot in the face in Minneapolis
He was leaving a wedding when gunfire erupted near the Stone Arch Bridge Saturday night.
Abogados Café in St. Paul is the first law-themed coffee shop in America
The new business is Minnesota's first Latina-owned coffee shop.
U finds easy way to get school kids to eat a lot more veggies
The trick: Line their lunch trays with photos of vegetables. The researchers behind the University of Minnesota study say they expected results but were surprised by just how well it worked. One researcher said the idea was to "induce a norm," or give kids the impression that eating veggies "was what people did."
New fruit pest arrives in Minnesota
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture confirms spotted wing drosophila, an invasive pest of Asian origin, was found in Hennepin County this month. The pest feeds on healthy, ripening fruits such as raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, grapes, plums and cherries. Anyone who finds small, white maggots in what was healthy fruit is asked to call the state agriculture department.
Minnesota schools watch for new tricks like vodka-soaked candies
School officials in western Minnesota say kids are pouring vodka over gummy candies, allowing them to soak and absorb the alcohol, before bagging them up and eating them at school.
Lawsuit challenges marketing, nutrition of General Mills' fruit snacks
A consumer watchdog group, the Center for Science in Public Interest, says the Golden Valley-based company's advertisement of its Fruit Roll-Ups, Fruit by the Foot and Fruit Gushers are 'deliberately misleading' by saying they're healthy alternative snacks.
Minnesota's college savings program removes incentives, charges more
An annual report drops its ranking for Minnesota's college investment program to 'below average'. Star Tribune personal finance columnist Kara McGuire reports the Morningstar report's downgrade comes after elected leaders stripped any incentive potential investors might have to sock money away in the 529 plan. The good news is, Minnesotans can shop around for other states' plans.
MSP Magazine: Batter up, New eats at Target Field
It’s spring and if your fancy turns to thoughts of peanuts and cracker jack, you might be a baseball fan. In the car ride to the ballpark for our first game every year, the chatter turns from “Will Joe still have those sideburns?” to ” Do you think I should go nachos before hot dog? Or vice versa?” If that’s how you roll too, you might be interested in this here little preview of the new eats available in Twins Territory. (Tasty photos included!)
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