The Pioneer Press sums up a recent report: A single mom with the median income of $27,000 spends half her income on full-time child care. A two-parent family with median income of $86,000 spends nearly a third.
Winter storm watch expands north, includes parts of Twin Cities
Everyone in southern Minnesota will want to keep an eye on forecast changes.
5-year-old boy fatally shot on Thanksgiving identified
Police said a few juveniles at the home were making a social media video when the gun went off.
Pig Ate My Pizza will close at the end of the year.
Its leaders plan to relaunch and "get back to the humble beginnings of Travail."
Allina parts ways with 53 of 27,000 employees over vaccine mandate
That's about 0.2% of the health care system's workforce.
Matthew Coller: How will Vikings fans react on Thursday night?
Will years of disappointment be revealed if the Vikings struggle against the Steelers?
Health officials encourage getting vaccinated and tested before the holidays
The state has launched a "Celebrate Safely, Minnesota" campaign to make it easier to get tested and vaccinated.
Charges: Parking dispute, scuffle preceded fatal stabbing
The suspect said he was upset about neighbors and their friends regularly parking on his property.
Hennepin Co. Sheriff injured in rollover, admits to drinking beforehand
The sheriff, in a statement, called it an "inexcusable decision."
COVID cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in MN dominated by unvaccinated
The latest figures from October show a disproportionate number of deaths among the unvaccinated.
Top MN football recruit Jaxon Howard to announce college decision
He's the son of former Minnesota Viking Willie Howard.
MN trucking firm that used 'strength tests' to screen out women drivers to pay $500K
The company will pay $500,000 and offer jobs to the women it discriminated against.
Cost of child care exceeds college tuition in Minn.
A new national report shows it costs more to place an infant in a Minnesota day care center than a year of state college tuition, the Star Tribune reports. The advocacy group Child Aware of America names Minnesota the nation's second costliest state for center-based day care. The newspaper writes one year of infant care in a center cost $13,579 in Minnesota, while one year for a preschooler cost $10,470. In 17 states, a year of infant care cost less than $8,000.
Mayo Clinic says underage drinking costs U.S. $755 million in hospital care per year
Teenagers who drink tend to overdo it and sometimes wind up in the hospital. A Mayo Clinic study has put a price tag on what those hospitalizations cost Americans. Most of the expense is for treating injuries suffered by teens who were drinking.
Dayton, Republicans clash over child care unionization
About 11,000 self-employed providers who run child care businesses in their homes want the ability to unionize. But it has pitted Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton against legislative Republicans seeking to curb organized labor.
Gov. Dayton mulling over unionizing child care
MPR News reports the governor says he won't issue an order that would automatically enroll child care providers into a union, but would rather they chose for themselves. Republicans are against the move, saying Dayton doesn't have the authority to make such a call.
Minn. child-care operator's license revoked after stabbing investigation
The Minnesota Department of Human Services revokes a Duluth woman's child-care license after an investigation concludes she stabbed a household member in front of children.
Average Minnesota CEO pay back above $1 million per year
The average chief executive officer in Minnesota is making over $1 million once again. The Star Tribune reports that in 2011, the median total pay for Minnesota's 100 highest-paid CEOs jumped by 26 percent to $1.19 million, hitting seven digits for the first time since 2007. Of the top 100 CEOs, 71 got a salary bump last year.
2 Twin Cities child-care providers where infants died shut down by state
Public records reveal that two child-care centers that failed to follow safe-sleep practices where infants died this year have been shut down by state regulators. A Carver County licensing inspector has also been found at fault for not following through on sanctions in one of the cases, which was discovered just days before an infant's death.
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