Six people have drowned in Hennepin County this year, and there have been 14 near drownings. Officials say many parents just are not watching their children – and it only takes a moment for a child to slip quietly under the water. They urge moms and dads to put down books and cell phones at the beach.
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.
Wisconsin parents surrender after being charged with neglect in daughter's drowning
The Wisconsin parents charged Friday with neglect after their 3-year-old daughter last month wandered into a canal near their northwestern Wisconsin home and drowned have surrendered to police.
Authorities say no child porn found on Mankato coach's computer
Blue Earth County Sheriff's officials say they have found no evidence of child pornography on the home computer of a Minnesota State University-Mankato coach charged with child pornography. Todd Hoffner is facing child pornography charges stemming from videos of his own children found on his cell phone last month.
Minnesota drops in list of child-friendly states
The state has slipped a few rungs in a high-profile ranking of child-friendly states, largely because of its growing number of uninsured children. Minnesota is still No. 5 in the 2012 Kids Count data book, but this is the first time in 10 years that the state has ranked lower than No. 3.
Parents of 3-year-old Wis. girl face felony neglect charges in accidental drowning
The parents of 3-year-old Reena Mae Williams have been charged with felony child neglect in the accidental drowning death of the girl in northwestern Wisconsin in August.
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