The DNA test for pregnant women can detect Down syndrome as early as ten weeks. Supporters consider the test a breakthrough in early detection, while others voice ethical concerns.
Watch: Storm updates after heavy hail slams Twin Cities
Sven Sundgaard is providing an update after Thursday's flash hail storm.
MN GOP apologizes over antisemitic sequence in candidate's campaign video
Party leader says candidate didn't know the imagery perpetuated an antisemitic trope.
Tornado, severe thunderstorm watches issued in Minnesota
In addition to possible tornadoes, there is a threat for damaging winds and very large hail.
High prices, stiff competition putting off homebuyers in Twin Cities
Prices continue to rise in the metro, but there are signs of buyer fatigue.
Series of explosions at manufacturing plant injures 6 in Wisconsin
The blast rocked the Wisconsin town just before 7:45 a.m.
MN researcher part of team behind 'revolutionary' discovery of ancient tooth in Laos
The molar found in a remote cave is believed to have belonged to a Denisovan girl who lived 164,000-130,000 years ago.
Gallery: Minneapolis penthouse comes with private elevator and 24-foot ceilings
The custom-designed home is on the market for $500K
Charges: Sting catches MN principal trying to hire child prostitute
Authorities alleged Mohamed Selim attempted to meet a 15-year-old girl for sex on Tuesday.
Nominate a 'local hero' to get a dozen Cub donuts from Salvation Army
The organization is looking for 1,000 volunteers to help with the effort in the metro.
Duck smashes through chopper window and hits State Patrol pilot
Two pilots were on the aircraft at the time, with one of them sustaining a head injury.
New data shows little change in Minnesota student test scores
Data released by the Minnesota Department of Education Wednesday revealed that reading and test scores among students in the state have remained relatively flat over previous years. Also, while the scores showed a wide achievement gap between white students and students of color, state officials are hoping a change in how testing data is evaluated will help them fix the persistent disparity.
Radiologist uses CT scans to design accurate Stradivarius knock-off
New Scientist is calling Steve Sirr's replicas of the famous violin the finest fakes to date. He got the idea of building accurate replicas after putting a violin in a CT scanner, which can determine the instrument's exact shape and structure.
U of M tests show high risk for heart attacks in patients who thought they were healthy
Researchers developed the screening tools 10 years ago, and results published recently suggest they're far more accurate than traditional heart screenings. The bad news: The Minnesota Daily says more than a third of the 2,000 people screened so far have been told they're at high risk for heart attacks when they thought they were healthy. The test uses ultrasound to visualize the heart and check for hardening in arteries.
3M says new cleaning system seems to be working after drinking wells pass tests
Monitoring wells at a landfill in Woodbury have turned up an increase in PFCs, but tests of local drinking water show no significant changes. 3M says that's a good sign that a new cleaning system is doing its job.
Invasive carp reach Mississippi River dam in Twin Cities
A biologist tells MPR that lab tests have confirmed the silver carp has swam as far as Lock and Dam No. 1. Researchers are awaiting word on whether the fish has also reached the mouth of the Minnesota River.
Wild Mountain opens for business, Afton Alps tests snow machines
Ready for winter? The ski and snowboard season has arrived early in Minnesota. Wild Mountain Ski and Snowboard in Taylor Falls is officially open for business, according to WCCO. It is reportedly the first ski area to open in the country. A spokesperson at Afton Alps also says crews are testing snow machines earlier than normal this year.
High level talks provide no breakthroughs on stadium
Governor Mark Dayton met with legislative leaders in the latest step toward a Vikings stadium solution. Both sides emerged from the more than two hours behind closed doors to say there are no breakthroughs in their efforts to find an adequate financing plan to build a new facility.
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