A North Oaks-based company says it played a role in the August birth of twins to a woman artificially inseminated with sperm frozen 41 years ago. ReproTech tells the Pioneer Press that the previous record for a successful live birth using "cryopreserved" sperm was 28 years. The company says the sperm donation was from a Japanese-American war hero who was unable to conceive with his wife, yet wanted to carry on his family's bloodline.
North High principal Mauri Friestleben returning to finish year
The principal said Friday she had been fired from her role over her support of a student protest.
One dead, two injured in wrong-way crash on Hwy. 169
The crash occurred on Highway 169 early Sunday morning.
Campsites closed at Voyageurs National Park due to 'historic' water levels
All backcountry trails and campsites are closed, as well as many frontcountry sites.
Lawmakers reach agreement on tax cuts ahead of session's end
Lawmakers announced they had reached a deal on a tax bill Saturday ahead of the looming session deadline.
Victims of daytime drive-by shooting in Robbinsdale identified
The two men died after a hail of bullets struck a vehicle.
Source of 'loud explosion' in Brooklyn Park a mystery
The noise was investigated by police, but no source could be determined.
COVID: All Americans over 50 advised to get a second booster
Cases, hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise again as new COVID variants emerge.
2 Minnesotans inducted into White Castle's Hall of Fame
White Castle — it's what a man in Minneapolis and another in Woodbury, crave.
Video shows officers ended pursuit before fatal crash in Anoka
The crash occurred when the driver fled police during an attempted traffic stop in Coon Rapids.
6-year-old Eli Hart identified as boy found dead in car trunk
The kindergartner's father was trying to get full custody of his son.
Boy found dead in trunk of car in Mound was kindergartner
"It is horrifying and difficult to process a tragedy of this magnitude, especially in our close-knit community," the superintendent wrote.
7 Minn. companies among America's fastest-growing
Six companies based in the Twin Cities and one in Duluth made Inc. magazine's 2012 list of America's 500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies, the Business Journal writes. A company in Plymouth was the highest ranking Minnesota company -- cracking the top 75. Last year, eight Minnesota firms were featured on the list.
Twin Cities dad watches miracle of birth 6,700 miles away
Instead of rushing to the nearest hospital, James Robbins rushed to the nearest computer to watch the birth of his baby boy thousands of miles away, WCCO reports. Robbins is a former marine who is currently on assignment for the Department of Defense in Kuwait. “It’s amazing what technology can do that you can bring somebody from Kuwait all the way to Woodbury, Minn., to be present for a delivery," he said.
As school year begins, Minn. nurses urge meningitis vaccinations
With another school year beginning for many Tuesday, the School Nurse Organization of Minnesota has issued a reminder to parents to add meningitis vaccinations to their student's back-to-school check list. The group says about 40 percent of Minnesota students haven't been properly vaccinated, if vaccinated at all.
WSJ: Two women from Minn. companies on track to become Fortune 1000 CEOs
There are only 35 female CEOs leading Fortune 1000 companies, however, experts expect that number to surge in the coming years. The Wall Street Journal explored the topic over the weekend and suggested that two Minnesota women are well on their way to the corner office at some of the nation's largest companies: Juliana Chugg, of General Mills and Gail Boudreaux, of United Health Group.
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