Minnesota State Colleges and universities are being scrutinized by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group over a contract with private financial company Higher One. The consumer watchdog claims Higher One pushes students into using debit cards with sneaky fees that "eat up students' financial aid awards."
Emaciated Great Danes rescued after being found living in minivan
Great Dane Rescue of Minnesota and Wisconsin posted that two of the dogs are in "rough condition" and "barely hanging on."
2 years since George Floyd's killing, Biden signs exec order on policing
The signing comes on the second anniversary of Floyd's murder by police in south Minneapolis.
Mayo Clinic, CDC address concerns over monkeypox in the US
The CDC does not currently think there is a significant threat to the general public.
Charges: Man killed brother, left body in homemade camper for 7 months
James Robert Hess, 48, faces second-degree murder charges for the death of his 52-year-old brother, William Harold Hess Jr.
Minnesota forecast: Hot, humid and severe storm chances
Bring Me The News meteorologist Sven Sundgaard says right now the best chance for storms looks like Sunday/Sunday night.
Minnesota's biggest Thai festival to be hosted in front of State Capitol
The Thai New Year, or Songkran, is one of the most celebrated holidays in Thailand.
Reservation holders at Gavin Kaysen's new restaurant asked to rebook after mishap
Mara opens next month in the Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis.
Man dies after being shot in the head in St. Cloud
Investigators believe the suspects fled the scene in a vehicle.
Uvalde school massacre: MN Democrats call for action, Republicans prayers
The tragedy in Texas has sparked different reactions from Minnesota's congressional delegation.
St. Cloud man fires shot at police in hours-long standoff, surrenders
Shawn Lawrence Jacobs, 37, was arrested just before 4 p.m. Tuesday after he surrendered.
Minnesota consumers at risk for unauthorized withdrawals
The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota says they've received 87 complaints against a Las Vegas company called Funds Direct since August. The company has allegedly debited accounts for $30 without authorization, causing some consumers to overdraft and forcing them to cancel their accounts.
Consumer watchdog group releases this year's most dangerous toys list
This year's list from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group includes the Hot Wheels Rat Bomb, a mini-crossbow and an Elmo talking cell phone.
Minnesota college students taking out more and bigger loans
The Office of Higher Education reports Minnesota students are taking out more loans and going deeper into debt. Overall borrowing was up ten percent in two years. Some of that is due to an increase in students but the office's director says it may also reflect more financial need amid the sluggish economy.
State review raises questions about online learning
The report found full-time online students made less progress on standardized state math tests than students in traditional schools. It also found that one in four full-time online students dropped out of school.
Target agrees to sell consumer credit card portfolio to TD Bank Group
Toronto-based TD Bank Group will acquire Target's consumer credit card portfolio for nearly $6 billion, according to a company news release. The Minneapolis-based retail giant has also entered into a seven-year agreement under which TD Bank will underwrite, fund and own future Target Credit Card and Target Visa receivables in the U.S.
Carlson School gets funds to study what makes consumers go green
When it comes to sustainability, most research is aimed at developing new technology. The U of M's Carlson School will focus instead on how and why consumers use that green technology.
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