The state has slipped a few rungs in a high-profile ranking of child-friendly states, largely because of its growing number of uninsured children. Minnesota is still No. 5 in the 2012 Kids Count data book, but this is the first time in 10 years that the state has ranked lower than No. 3.
Lost 1-year-old reunited with parents in Brooklyn Park
The girl was found by a concerned citizen around 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
For 2nd time, Minnesota farm devastated by deadly fire
Around 1,000 goats and a litter of puppies were killed when a barn caught fire on Friday.
Fleeing suspect crashes, killing innocent driver in Brooklyn Park
The suspect fled police in Osseo and was going south on County Road 81.
Body found tangled with debris in the Mississippi River
The individual's name has not yet been released.
Around 100 kids run from carnival fight into Northtown Mall
Police say a large fight was happening on the ferris wheel before kids fled into the mall.
Former state senator Scott Jensen endorsed by GOP for governor
Jensen beat to multiple other hopefuls for the endorsement at Saturday's convention.
2 men die at the scene of shooting in north Minneapolis
Both men died at the scene.
NWS already monitoring Thursday for severe weather in MN
Monday-Wednesday should be fantastic weather in Minnesota.
Body of missing Mankato woman believed to have been found
A canoer found the body in a swamp near Eagle Lake Friday.
MN GOP endorses attorney general, secretary of state candidates
Kim Crockett was endorsed as the party's candidate for secretary of state, while Jim Schultz won the endorsement for attorney general.
Volunteer firefighter identified as man killed during Thursday storms
The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office confirmed that 63-year-old Ryan Erickson died when a grain bin fell on him.
Firm takes on case defending Taco Chon against Taco John's lawsuit
The local Mexican restaurant is fighting a case presented by Taco John's over naming rights, among other things.
Minnesota tops the list for rise in uninsured kids
Minnesota is the only state in the nation with a statistically significant rise in the number of uninsured children. Children Defense Fund advocates blame rising insurance premiums.
Drop in tax collections not as bad in Minnesota as elsewhere
The sour economy dented Minnesota's tax receipts in 2009. But we still moved up in the state rankings of per capita tax revenue.
New flu strain found in Minnesota child
The CDC reports a child in Minnesota caught a flu strain known as H1N2. The virus is found in swine and this case is only the second known infection in the United States. The child has recovered, and the CDC says there's no evidence the virus has spread to other humans.
Minnesota to renew pursuit of No Child Left Behind waiver
Education officials will revise Minnesota's application for a waiver from the federal law in light of conditions laid out by President Obama. The state wants to be freed from the testing requirements and mandatory sanctions in No Child Left Behind.
Minnesota cities dropping out of municipal booze business
New competition and a decline in liquor profits has led 46 cities across the state to close city-run liquor stores since 1995. The Star Tribune reports more cities are also weighing whether it's time to join the growing list.
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