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.
'Minneapolis, we're coming!!!': Foo Fighters announce rescheduled concert
The previously announced Huntington Bank Stadium was cancelled.
Original Broadway Pizza closes, iconic caboose headed to museum
The restaurant closed in November.
Brave New Workshop gets new owners in Hennepin Theatre Trust
It is the longest-running satirical comedy theater in the nation.
Minnesota firefighters mourn sudden death of colleague
Aaron Bidle of the Loretto Fire Department passed away suddenly Wednesday.
Snowmobiler goes through the ice on lake near Duluth
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Here's how much snow fell during the weekend winter winter storm
The Highway 2 corridor in north-central Minnesota was the bullseye.
Roof collapses on 3 firefighters in south Minneapolis
The fire happened at a residence east of Lake Nokomis on Sunday.
42-year-old Minnesota woman missing since December 1
She drives a white 2009 Chevrolet Impala.
20-year-old killed in crash on icy highway during Sunday snowstorm
More than a foot of snow had fallen in the area where the crash occurred.
Vikings fans clamor for change after latest bad loss under Mike Zimmer
The "fire Mike Zimmer" tweets are raging on Twitter again.
Tony Oliva and Jim Kaat are finally heading to Cooperstown
The Twins legends were elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame on Sunday night.
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.
Some day care providers worry union would take away their voice
One child care provider who has joined a lawsuit to block a vote to unionize tells Forum Communications' reporter Don Davis that she worries a union would take over all negotiations with state officials, leaving her with no voice of her own. But union supporters say the move to stop the vote is just a ploy by "cheap-labor conservatives" and that unionization would provide better pay and benefits for workers in the industry.
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