Despite our political leaders running for president, a government shutdown and three horrific professional sports teams -- we're not as crazy as you may think.
Surprising snow totals Tuesday; latest storm track for Friday winter storm
Northfield got 6 inches of snow Tuesday.
Vikings' defense could get reinforcements against Steelers
Several starters could return for a critical Thursday night matchup.
High schooler in coma, fighting for his life after ATV crash
Family members found the teen on the ground and unresponsive.
Angler officially breaks 64-year-old state muskie record
The muskellunge he caught on Nov. 22 weighed a whopping 55 pounds, 14 ounces.
4th teen COVID-19 death reported in MN is the 2nd in as many weeks
All four teenage COVID-19 deaths in the state have been reported in the past two months.
Minnesota native named to NASA's new astronaut class
When he's done training, he could be sent to the space station or the moon.
Gallery: Original Broadway Pizza auctioning off everything
Get your hands on some classic Broadway signage, train-themed decor and more.
Ex-hockey standout from Minneapolis reported missing
She was last seen December 1.
Art Shanty Projects to return to Lake Harriet this winter
The festival has made some creative changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change.
After 'extraordinary' revenue growth, MN projects $7.7B surplus
But finance officials note there is still "significant risk" due to economic uncertainty.
North Dakota, Minnesota rank in top 5 states for entrepreneurs, study says
A University of Nebraska study puts North Dakota and Minnesota in the top five states that encourage the development of business entrepreneurs. The study, conducted by the university's bureau of business research, reflects states' entrepreneurship environments, growth in business formation and technical innovation.
More than two dozen legislators collected reimbursements during state shutdown
At least 28 legislators collected reimbursements for expenses during the state government shutdown last summer. The St. Cloud Times reports most of those are from the state Senate.
Report: Twin Cities ranks 8th in jobs added
The Business Journal reports the metro ranks 8th in the nation when it comes to the number of jobs added in the last year. Between August of 2010 and August of 2011, the Twin Cities added more than 26,000 jobs. For the record, Houston topped that list, adding 65,00 news jobs.
U of M: Michelle Obama speech written at lofty 12th grade level
The University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs analyzed the speeches at the party conventions, looking at considerations such as sentence length and polysyllabic words. First Lady Michelle Obama's speech came in at a 12th grade level. That was by far the highest among presidential candidate's spouses since they started giving convention speeches 20 years ago. Higher than her husband's eighth-grade level State of the Union speeches, too.
Ranking: Minnesota 'least miserable' state
Things are pretty good in the upper Midwest, according to Bloomberg, which has tallied a list of most and least miserable states based on 13 factors, including poverty rates, air pollution, people with health care, income equality and employment. The most miserable: Mississippi.
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