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.
Blowing snow Friday in Minnesota; will it snow next week?
Winds could gust up to 50 mph Friday afternoon and night.
To combat CWD, late-season deer hunting announced for 9 areas of MN
The special hunts will be held between Dec. 16 and 18.
COVID levels rising in wastewater; BQ.1 now dominant
BQ.1 is the new dominant subvariant in Twin Cities wastewater.
Keith Ellison, other AGs settle with CarMax over recall disclosures
As part of the settlement, CarMax now must disclosure open recalls online and on the lot.
Man kidnaps 2-year-old daughter in St. Paul, crashes after pursuit in Minneapolis
The incident involved both police departments in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
What were the best performing Twin Cities radio stations in Oct-Nov. 2022?
The latest Nielsen ratings are in.
Boys aged 15, 16 arrested after shooting of teen in Woodbury
The victim suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.
Police: Woman found dead with 'traumatic injuries' inside Moorhead home
Police are investigating the incident as a homicide.
St. Paul's East Side Bar closes after two-and-a-half years in business
The bar opened just as the COVID-19 pandemic closed bars and restaurants.
Police: Man and woman found dead inside Rochester home
An investigation is ongoing as of Friday morning.
Fire destroys shop, kills four dogs in Perham Township
A passerby spotted the blaze.
Longtime Excelsior chocolate shop closed after destructive burglary
The Truffle Hill Chocolates shop opened in 1995.
Investigation: Sex abusers in Minn. child-care facilities often other children
A new investigation by the Star Tribune finds out of the 65 child sex abuse cases in Minnesota child-care facilities since 2007, most of the abuse was committed by older children in the day-care or by a son of the day-care provider, and not by the adult.
State suspends Farmington day care's license after death of 3-month-old boy
A Farmington day care's provider's license has been suspended by Minnesota regulators following the death of a 3-month-old infant in her care on Tuesday. The death was the eighth in an in-home day care this year.
Minn. regulators call for change in response to rise in day-care deaths
Responding to a Star Tribune investigation into a rising number of deaths at Minnesota day cares, regulators with the Department of Human Services have called for more training of day-care providers and greater compliance with safe-sleeping requirements.
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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