Data is being collected by the Minnesota Department of Health for the first time in an effort to better examine how concussions affect high school athletes, WCCO reports. Officials are keeping tabs on 42 schools, where in the first seven weeks of the fall sports season, 373 student athletes have been diagnosed with a concussion. That's a rough average of more than one a week:
Charges: Driver had been drinking at party before striking teens, killing one
The victims were walking home from Walmart at the time of the crash, according to court documents.
State: Beltrami County Jail conditions present imminent risk of 'life-threatening harm'
The state is taking action to force changes at the Beltrami County Jail.
Utilities ask MN residents to reduce energy use as cold snap induces peak demand
The central U.S. is in the midst of a cold snap.
Tributes to 15-year-old girl killed in Burnsville crash
The teenager was a student at Burnsville High School.
Amazon to close Shakopee sort center, affecting 680 employees
The MSP5 center will close at the end of March.
Barenaked Ladies, Semisonic, Del Amitri to play 2 shows in Minnesota
Tickets go on sale Friday.
Charges: New Ulm couple abused young children with cruel punishments
Warning: The following contains upsetting details about child abuse.
Boy reels in 9.5lb walleye, wins pickup truck at Brainerd ice fishing tourney
Contestants come from all over the country compete in the annual event held in Brainerd.
Arrowhead 135 ultramarathon in northern MN kicks off in -25F temperatures
The race is considered one of the 50 most challenging races in the world.
Richfield student dies of injuries following Bloomington hit-and-run
The second crash victim remains hospitalized.
Owners of Extreme Sandbox to open 'blue-collar focused' taphouse in Hastings
The Quarry Taphouse is expected to open in mid-February.
Gallery: $500k St. Paul home built in 1886 sits on three acres
Old world charm on the East Side.
Wheelchair track and field athlete sues MSHSL
KARE 11 reports that 15-year-old Rose Hollerman feels it is discrimination to not be allowed to compete alongside other athletes. The Minnesota State High School League says it is mostly an issue of safety that prohibits the Waterville-Elysian-Morristown High School sophomore from racing against other runners.
Former Minnesota high school athlete maintains innocence in sex assault plea
A former Browerville high school athlete accused with two others of sexually assaulting fellow teammates pleaded guilty in Todd County District Court Friday. In the plea -- which allows Connor S. Burns, 18, of Clarissa, to maintain his innocence -- Burns also acknowledges there is enough evidence to convict him.
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.
Edina High School athletic director steps down amid probe
Under investigation by the school district, Edina High School athletic director and assistant principal John Soma resigned Monday. He said it was for personal reasons. The district put him on administrative leave in August and officials were looking into allegations "that had nothing to do with his employment at Edina Public Schools," a spokeswoman said.
DeLaSalle High School President honored Saturday in Minneapolis
Hundreds of people gathered at the Basilica of St. Mary to honor Brother Michael Collins. The 74-year-old passed away last week, less than a month after he was diagnosed with lung cancer. Collins led DeLaSalle for twenty years and served on various Catholic education committees. During his tenure, the high school saw enrollment double and monetary contributions in the millions.
President of Minneapolis' DeLaSalle High School dies of lung cancer
Brother Michael Collins led DeLaSalle for twenty years and served on various Catholic education committees. The high school saw enrollment double and contributions soar under his guidance. He died at age 71, less than a month after he was diagnosed with lung cancer.
Twin Cities high school student dies playing basketball
Officials at the Robbinsdale School District say the high school junior collapsed Thursday. After several attempts, WCCO reports emergency crews were unable to revive him.
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