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.
Fire departments decry drivers running over hoses, endangering crews
It happened in two separate Northland cities this week.
All Energy Solar reaches growth milestones with higher goals yet for 2022
Minnesota solar company continues to thrive through building a strong workforce
Authorities ID family found frozen to death at MN-Canada border
They're still trying to unravel how they got there and who might have helped them.
Mayo Clinic specialist: 'The omicron surge is not over'
Experts expect a rapid decline over the next month followed a period of calm.
Charges: Man in stolen Jeep leads police on 110 mph chase
He crashed into a light post near the Capitol and then fled on foot, the complaint says.
Puppy in back of stolen Audi found, reunited with owner
The 4 1/2-month-old bullmastiff had been missing more than a week.
WI's best 'hole-in-the-wall' diner is Guy Fieri-approved
Come for the "garbage pile," stay for ... even more breakfast food.
Minnesota's pre-pro women's soccer team unveils name, logo
The new name and look was unveiled after community owners voted on a winner.
21 people charged in connection to drug trafficking in northern MN
Police say the organization sold more than 10 pounds of heroin and fentanyl in northern Minnesota.
MN's 'best hole-in-the-wall diner' is, sadly, currently closed
MSN recently published its pick for best diner in each state.
MN apartment complex loses heat, nearly 150 residents evacuated
A boiler problem caused the heating issue.
U finds easy way to get school kids to eat a lot more veggies
The trick: Line their lunch trays with photos of vegetables. The researchers behind the University of Minnesota study say they expected results but were surprised by just how well it worked. One researcher said the idea was to "induce a norm," or give kids the impression that eating veggies "was what people did."
New fruit pest arrives in Minnesota
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture confirms spotted wing drosophila, an invasive pest of Asian origin, was found in Hennepin County this month. The pest feeds on healthy, ripening fruits such as raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, grapes, plums and cherries. Anyone who finds small, white maggots in what was healthy fruit is asked to call the state agriculture department.
Minnesota schools watch for new tricks like vodka-soaked candies
School officials in western Minnesota say kids are pouring vodka over gummy candies, allowing them to soak and absorb the alcohol, before bagging them up and eating them at school.
Lawsuit challenges marketing, nutrition of General Mills' fruit snacks
A consumer watchdog group, the Center for Science in Public Interest, says the Golden Valley-based company's advertisement of its Fruit Roll-Ups, Fruit by the Foot and Fruit Gushers are 'deliberately misleading' by saying they're healthy alternative snacks.
Minnesota's college savings program removes incentives, charges more
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.
MSP Magazine: Batter up, New eats at Target Field
It’s spring and if your fancy turns to thoughts of peanuts and cracker jack, you might be a baseball fan. In the car ride to the ballpark for our first game every year, the chatter turns from “Will Joe still have those sideburns?” to ” Do you think I should go nachos before hot dog? Or vice versa?” If that’s how you roll too, you might be interested in this here little preview of the new eats available in Twins Territory. (Tasty photos included!)
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