It's estimated that more than 2,500 16 to 21 year olds are homeless on any given night in Minnesota. But the number of beds reserved for that age group in the state's emergency shelters is fewer than 80. One pastor describes the situation as hideous.
Teen hospitalized after going missing for 40 mins in St. Croix River
The teen was located around 40 minutes after he had gone under water.
Thursday performances of Runestone! canceled due to COVID cases
This weekend's performances are still going ahead, History Theatre says.
Storms cause grain bin to fall, killing one in Kandiyohi County
The National Weather Service confirmed the death on Thursday evening.
Ferocious winds, possible tornadoes leave destruction in MN
Numerous reports of tornadoes and nearly 100 mph straight-line winds.
Canoe carrying 4 overturns near St. John's University
Of the four, only one was wearing a lifejacket when the boat capsized Wednesday.
MN's craft alcohol makers back new push to loosen state's liquor laws
The pushback includes loosening restrictions on growler sales for bigger craft breweries and a more direct line of spirit sales to customers.
Twin Cities placed in tornado watch ahead of intense line of storms
Photo above is a view from Marshall as the line of storms moved through Thursday evening.
Tornado watch in MN as intense line of storms blasts through
The tornado watch is in effect until midnight.
Rare 'particularly dangerous situation' weather watch issued in SW MN
The warning covers an area of Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska.
Dad and 2 children killed in western Wisconsin house fire
A devastating house fire happened early Thursday morning.
Homelessness on the rise in metro suburbs
Homelessness is rising in Twin Cities suburbs, officials say. It's more pervasive in Anoka County than in Hennepin County, but harder to detect, the Star Tribune reports. Some suburban homeless adults have steady jobs, but have been hit by foreclosure.
Minnesota among states with the lowest teen birth rate
The number of teen pregnancies in the U.S. reached its lowest point on record in 2010. In fact, the CDC reports births by mothers of all ages dropped for the third straight year. Minnesota had the 8th lowest rate per 1,000 teenage girls.
"Million-dollar inmates" on the rise in Minnesota prisons
More than a tenth of Minnesota's prison population is 50 years or older. Many of them who need expensive medical treatments for things like diabetes, cancer and heart disease are referred to as "million-dollar prisoners." The Star Tribune reports the Corrections Department has tripled its medical budget over the past 10 years in order to provide offenders with proper medical care.
Air conditioner thefts on rise, but not because of rise in heat
The heat apparently has little to do with the increase in air conditioner thefts in the metro area this spring. WCCO-TV reports that AC units are being looted for the copper and aluminum components contained within. Since Jan. 1, more than 100 units have been reported stolen, with more than 15 looted in May alone.
First homeless shelter opens in Washington County
The former rectory of the Guardians Angels Catholic Church in Oakdale has officially become the first homeless shelter in Washington County. The manager of the facility -- which can house about six families a night -- is also meant to promote the awareness of homelessness.
Peavey Plaza closed as city seeks homeless solutions; arrests up 300%
Peavey Plaza in downtown Minneapolis will be temporarily closed for cleaning and maintenance as the city attempts to manage a homeless population that calls Peavey home. The plaza has been the center of controversy as the city plans to tear it down and build a new one.
Pedestrian deaths on rise in U.S., Minnesota
A new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report released this week says the percentage of pedestrians being killed in traffic accidents is on the rise, both nationally and in Minnesota. In 2011 -- the most recent period of data available -- pedestrian deaths accounted for almost 11 percent of the 368 traffic-related deaths in Minnesota.
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