Concerned by a sharp rise in the use of powerful psychiatric drugs for adolescents, Minnesota will start requiring doctors in many cases to begin using a state-funded consulting service before prescribing such medications for children. The state Department of Human Services has awarded a two-year contract to Mayo Clinic to run the service.
Police update MOA shooting: Search for 2 suspects ongoing
Three shots were fired at the Nike store inside the Mall of America.
BREAKING: Lockdown lifted, police investigating shots fired at Mall of America
Police are interviewing witnesses in the area.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for the week ending Tuesday, August 2
Hospitalizations increased nearly 20% from July 26 to August 2.
Deaths of 2,500 fish in Minnesota trout stream unexplained
Trout anglers are concerned the incident represents a larger problem.
Becker School Board under fire for second time in 2022
Many community members have urged the board to not pass the proposed policy.
Death of Ramsey County deputy hits hard at Edina High School
Jes Edeburn is an English teacher at Edina High School.
FedEx driver falls asleep moments before head-on crash
Both drivers were injured in the crash.
Apple River stabbing victim from Elk River required multiple surgeries
His uncle says he's undergone a second surgery and is scheduled for another operation later this week.
Fundraiser created for family of teen killed in Apple River stabbing
Over $42,000 has been raised for Isaac Schuman's family.
MSHSL changes Prep Bowl dates due to Vikings-Patriots game
The rest of the football schedule is unchanged, with the state semifinal games happening at U.S. Bank Stadium Nov. 17-19.
Cop kills violent dog that attacked in Brooklyn Park
Animal control was first called to the scene after two stray dogs jumped a fence and began causing problems for power company employees.
Nearly 1 in 4 Minnesota kids overweight, new report says
A new report from Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota shows childhood obesity is on the rise with nearly one in four Minnesota children overweight or obese, KARE 11 reports.
U of M professor: Drugs aren't solution to kids' attention problems
A psychology professor from the University of Minnesota is making waves with an article in the Sunday New York Times. L. Alan Sroufe says medicating children is a misguided approach to treating attention disorders. "Putting children on drugs does nothing to change the conditions that derail their development in the first place," he writes.
'Jane Doe' inmate declines psych evaluation
The Fridley inmate formerly known as "Jane Doe" is apparently refusing to cooperate with authorities again. Tammy Thomas, who faces charges of identity theft, trespassing and receiving stolen property, was in court Wednesday for a hearing related to the question of whether she is psychiatrically competent to stand trial -- but she won't submit to a psych evaluation.
Here is Minnesota's plan to vaccinate kids 5-11 against COVID-19
The plan includes hosting vaccination clinics at schools across the state.
End of school year makes meals uncertain for 230,000 Minnesota kids
231,000 kids who get their breakfast and lunch at school now fall into a category officials describe as "food insecure." A group of 20 Twin Cities chefs will hold a fundraiser next week to help pull together money to feed them.
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