School officials in western Minnesota say kids are pouring vodka over gummy candies, allowing them to soak and absorb the alcohol, before bagging them up and eating them at school.
Vikings downgrade Eric Kendricks to out against Lions
The Vikings have also activated Michael Pierce from injured reserve.
Minnesotan sentenced after assaulting man with baseball bat
Marshall Wayne Boshey was sentenced to 30 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release.
Target's gift card discount is back, but for this weekend only
The fine print: for Target Circle members only (but membership is free).
Minneapolis teen arrested in St. Cloud after fleeing police in stolen vehicle
The vehicle was stolen in a car-jacking in Minneapolis Thursday.
Watch: St. Cloud State's Jami Krannila uses 'The Michigan' to score against North Dakota
Gopher fans avert your eyes.
Prosecutor seeks new charge against Duluth officer who shot through man's door
Tyler Leibfried's trial is set to begin early next year.
Winter storm warnings issued with heavy snow set to slam MN
Parts of northern Minnesota could see more than a foot of snow, but there won't be much in the Twin Cities.
St. Cloud suspect now charged in two local murder cases
Both murders happened within a day of each other in June.
Twin Cities police ask for help finding missing 16-year-old
Police say all her family and friends have been contacted, and none of them know where she is.
MPD releases photos of shooting suspect, asks for public's help
The man is wanted in connection with a fatal shooting that happened Wednesday evening.
Vodka-soaked Gummi bears newest method for underage drinking
The State Health Department warned hundreds of schools and police agencies about the growing threat. Health officials say the Internet has sparked the trend with how-to videos online.
UV vodka goes international
Minneapolis-based Phillips Distilling Co. said Monday it is now selling UV Vodka in Spain with plans to expand the brand throughout Europe and into Asia. The company is tapping into the huge demand for flavored vodkas. Some of the more unique UV flavors include chocolate cake, whipped cream, coconut and sweet green tea.
Schools hope new program will get students to eat more fruit, vegetables
Twenty-one schools are teaming with Health Partners in a new version of a time-honored tradition: urging kids to eat vegetables and fruit. They'll help students track how much they're eating and offer incentives to do better.
Shakers Vodka brand and equipment being auctioned online
The Shakers brand will be sold along with bottling equipment and packaging materials, including recipes, patents and trademarks. Minnesota-based Infinite Spirits, the maker of Shakers Vodka, filed voluntary bankruptcy protection in early 2012. The online auction will run through June 26.
Plan to limit peas and corn in school cafeterias not sitting well in Minnesota
The federal government wants to limit the serving of starchy veggies in cafeterias to fight child obesity. But Minnesota produces a lot of the peas and corn that end up on schoolchildren's plates. Growers here say they're surely better than tator tots and chocolate milk, and kids actually want to eat them.
Minnesota high school to offer students college degrees
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was at Irondale High School for a town hall meeting Friday afternoon with Sen. Amy Kolbuchar and Gov. Mark Dayton. This fall, the New Brighton school will be the first-in-the-state to offer freshmen and sophomores advance courses that can earn them a two-year college degree.
Fewer school kids walk to school
Federal officials think the lack of sidewalks and safe crosswalks are discouraging school children from walking to school. The Pioneer Press reports even after hundreds of millions of dollars in federal spending, the percentage of kids walking to school remains in the low double digits. In one Woodbury school, not one of the more than 800 students walks.
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