A study by the University of Minnesota Tourism Center found family trips of two or more nights away decreased 50 percent in August or September when the start of school was before Labor Day, the Associated Press reports. Researchers tell the AP the data will help Minnesota policy makers decide whether they still need to mandate a school start date.
Deion Sanders says Mike Zimmer and Rick Spielman hadn't spoken "in months"
Sanders' comments revealed some of the Vikings' issues last season.
Brooklyn Park man pleads guilty in 2020 fatal drive-by shooting
Devon Manley will be sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 30 years.
Man gets 10 years for fatal pawn shop fire during Minneapolis riots
The incident, which took place during riots in May 2020, resulted in one man's death.
Election officials dismiss conservative group's complaint against Rep. Ilhan Omar
The group alleged that she used campaign funds on her future husband's consulting firm.
Reports: 6 names surface in Vikings' search for new head coach
Six names have surfaced Saturday in the Minnesota Vikings' hunt for a new head coach.
Minnetonka approves mask mandate in emergency ordinance
The mandate officially goes into effect Monday night.
Here are the snow totals from Friday's winter storm in Minnesota
There was a sharp gradient around the Twin Cities, with the highest amounts in southwestern Minnesota.
State lawmaker Tou Xiong apologizes after driving under the influence
The state representative was pulled over on the night of Jan. 8.
Duluth hospital requiring visitors to show vax proof, neg. test
The health care system is also tightening visitor guidelines.
Ridgeview halting urgent care at a Twin Cities site 'until further notice'
The organization cited "growing emergency medical needs" at the facility.
Charges: MN high school counselor sexually assaulted student
The 16-year-old victim had regularly gone to him for academic help and other support, authorities say.
Minnesota schools might get option of starting before Labor Day
Some lawmakers want to give school districts the option of an early start. But such proposals always run into resistance from tourism industry lobbyists, who argue the early start time would cut short summer vacation and hurt business revenue.
Facebook deluged with back-to-school photos
Beaming Minnesota parents uploaded a staggering number of back-to-school images of their children to Facebook on Tuesday, the Pioneer Press noted. As social media continue to grow and expand, it may be that more and more parents are carefully posing that perfect shot of their well-scrubbed kids – and quickly posting it to the Internet.
Earlier start to school year brought no change to test scores in southwest MN
25 school districts gained state permission for a three-year experiment in starting classes two weeks before Labor Day. The hope is that the extra instruction will improve students' performance. But results from the first year show test scores stayed about the same.
You Can Get BMTN Special Offers!