An annual report drops its ranking for Minnesota's college investment program to 'below average'. Star Tribune personal finance columnist Kara McGuire reports the Morningstar report's downgrade comes after elected leaders stripped any incentive potential investors might have to sock money away in the 529 plan. The good news is, Minnesotans can shop around for other states' plans.
Watch: New London-Spicer wins 3A championship on incredible walk-off TD
New London-Spicer defeated the unbeaten Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton in remarkable circumstances.
Suspect in woman's killing in Moorhead is arrested
James Kollie Jr. was arrested Friday evening.
Former chair Jennifer Carnahan sues Minnesota GOP, which is suing her back
Carnahan stepped down under a cloud of controversy in August 2021.
One injured after leaping from burning vacant building in Minneapolis
Authorities say the building is known to be used by squatters.
Head-on crash leaves two drivers dead in southeastern Minnesota
The crash happened in Houston County just before 4 p.m. Friday.
Charges: Armed man made death threats at Minneapolis LGBTQ bar
The man allegedly used derogatory terms while threatening to kill someone.
FDA pulls last COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatment as new variants rise
A therapy used to treat more than 11,000 Minnesotans is no longer authorized amid a surge in the latest COVID-19 variants.
Charges: Plymouth man shot girlfriend in head after birthday party
The 23-year-old victim is in critical condition as of Friday.
State announces $2.5M in grants for child care providers
Child care providers in roughly a dozen communities will receive funds to help grow the supply of affordable, quality child care.
Probe of Golden Valley police uncovers racism, alleged misconduct
One officer was terminated for alleged racist comments and violations of state law.
Blowing snow Friday in Minnesota; will it snow next week?
Winds could gust up to 50 mph Friday afternoon and night.
To combat CWD, late-season deer hunting announced for 9 areas of MN
The special hunts will be held between Dec. 16 and 18.
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.
Minnesota college students taking out more and bigger loans
The Office of Higher Education reports Minnesota students are taking out more loans and going deeper into debt. Overall borrowing was up ten percent in two years. Some of that is due to an increase in students but the office's director says it may also reflect more financial need amid the sluggish economy.
Minnesota apple orchards taking drastic measures to save blossoms from frost
Below-freezing temperatures are threatening Minnesota apple crops this week. The Star Tribune reports the owner of Pine Tree Apple Orchard in White Bear Lake is spending more $600 an hour for a helicopter to circulate air through the trees overnight.
Minnesota ranks No. 3 for highest college loan debt
College students in Minnesota carry the third-highest average loan debt in the nation, at $29,739 per student, according to a new report. And the state ranks No. 5 on a list of graduates who carry student loan debt – 71 percent. Nationwide, about two-thirds of students graduate with debt.
Report: More Minnesota students going out of state for college
The analysis by the Minnesota Private Colleges Council shows nearly 14,500 students left the state to attend college last year. The majority of those students picked North Dakota State University and the University of North Dakota.
Enrollment at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities down, but more are minorities
Enrollment for the entire MnSCU system is down about 3,000 from last year. However, it's also record year for the number of racial minorities enrolled in classes.
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