Free surgeries from medical charity help Minnesotans see past lack of insurance

Operation Eyesight used donated equipment and volunteer labor to provide cataract, glaucoma, and corneal transplant surgeries to uninsured and under-insured Minnesotans.

Operation Eyesight used donated equipment and volunteer labor to provide cataract, glaucoma, and corneal transplant surgeries to uninsured and under-insured Minnesotans.

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St. Cloud man sentenced after traveling to meet minor he solicited online

Nathan Paul Grondahl learned his fate in a federal court this week.

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Report: Contract talks between Kaprizov and Wild have 'gone cold'

The report states Kaprizov is drawing interest from the KHL.


Glensheen Mansion reveals new coffee bar - with fresh donuts

It's located in the historic Carriage House garage space

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Charges against trucker who barreled through protestors could be dropped

Bogdan Vechirko will have to avoid legal trouble for a year.

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Loved ones mourn 16-year-old killed in Minneapolis hit-and-run

South High School held a balloon release for Dychaun Chew Thursday evening.

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5-year-old dies 3 weeks after assault, mother's charges upped to murder

The girl died three weeks after the assault took place.


Most Minnesotans lack flood insurance

In all of Duluth, only 111 flood insurance policies have been sold, according to Kris Eide, director of the Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management office. Whether victims will get some state or federal disaster aid depends on the type of emergency that’s ultimately declared.

Percentage of Minnesotans without health insurance no better than during recession

Health officials with the state and the U of M say the proportion of uninsured Minnesotans is holding steady at nine percent. The job market has improved since 2009, but apparently many of the new jobs do not come with health insurance.

State drops 3,100 from health insurance after audit

Approximately 3,100 Minnesotans have lost state-provided health insurance after a special audit of public employees and their dependents by the Minnesota Management and Budget Agency. Some relatives of employees lost coverage because they were ineligible, but hundreds may have been dropped simply because they missed the deadline or submitted incomplete or improper documentation.

Kars4Kids charity under scrutiny from watchdog group.

Probably best known for their catchy radio jingle, Kars4Kids (K-A-R-S kars for kids) is being questioned for misleading donors. The organization has already been fined $65,000 in two other states for failing to disclose the beneficiaries of car donations.

Heating help cut for 42,000 Minnesotans

Sen. Amy Klobuchar tells KARE-11 a change in a federal formula could reduce the heating aid available to Minnesotans by $160 million. But she says the change is still not a done deal.

Veteran and dog help each other move on from difficult pasts

Frankie was abandoned and alone on Highway 71. Joe was haunted by nightmares and panic attacks from his military service. A Detroit Lakes pilot program called Patriot Assistance Dogs brought them together, for the benefit of each.

Thousands of Minnesotans to receive free dental care in Mankato

Minnesota dentists and volunteers are getting ready to turn the Verizon Wireless Center into a massive dental clinic on Friday and Saturday. The Mankato Free Press reports organizers plan to provide free care to about 2,000 people who can’t afford it.