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.
After 3-month delay, newest Twin Cities Raising Cane's opens
The restaurant was originally scheduled to open in October.
Armed man robs Twin Cities thrift store, flees in carjacked pickup
He pulled out a handgun shortly after chatting with the cashier about his scarf.
Gallery: Pagoda-inspired home on Lake Pepin for sale for $2M
The home has 425 feet of private shoreline on the Mississippi River.
Walz proposes legalizing marijuana in massive supplemental budget
It's among the provisions in his "Budget to Move Minnesota Forward."
Photos reveal damage from gunshots to Minneapolis snowplow
A hydraulic line and three tires were damaged in the shooting.
Minneapolis schools confirm return to in-person teaching Monday
The school district shifted to online learning almost two weeks ago as rising COVID cases led to staff and bus driver shortages.
Mineral leases for proposed Twin Metals mine near Boundary Waters canceled
A review by the DOI found "significant legal deficiencies" with the leases' 2019 renewal.
Reward to find person who left kittens to die in freezing WI cold
The cats were thrown from a vehicle, according to a witness.
Charges: Man led police on multi-city pursuit in stolen Metro Mobility bus
The bus had been left unattended with the keys inside when it was stolen.
Charges: Man fatally shot mother of his child during argument
Officers found her on the ground outside the couple's home.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, January 26
More than 15,000 new cases in today's update.
List of the coldest wind chills in Minnesota Wednesday morning
The wind chill was as low at -38F in St. Paul.
State extends health care coverage to 16,000 uninsured children
The Minnesota Department of Human Services announced Thursday that the state has begun implementing a 2009 law with a goal of extending MinnesotaCare health care coverage to 16,000 uninsured children. Under the plan, parents whose incomes are below a certain level will no longer have to pay premiums for their children on MinnesotaCare.
Minnesota drops in list of child-friendly states
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.
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.
Minnesota seeks to limit psych drugs for kids
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.
Minnesota applies for 'Race to the Top' educational funding
State education officials put in the application in hopes of being awarded up to $45 million in federal funds from the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge. The competition is designed to encourage better learning standards and access to early learning programs for low-income children.
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