The State Health Department warned hundreds of schools and police agencies about the growing threat. Health officials say the Internet has sparked the trend with how-to videos online.
NHL announces make-up dates for Wild postponements
The Wild will play 40 games in the final 77 days of the regular season.
Group says Mayo should be 'severely punished' over research puppy's death
The puppy died two days after undergoing a procedure at a Mayo research facility.
Charges: Man kidnapped woman, sexually assaulted her at gunpoint
The suspect faces three separate felony charges.
St. Cloud 'Boogaloo Boi' who discussed attack on MN Capitol gets 2 years
He was charged with illegally possessing a machine gun.
High school basketball team returns from game to find bus driver dead
Members of the girls team returned to the bus to find the driver unresponsive.
Minnesota AG sues COVID testing site, alleging it sent false results
Sometimes the company didn't send people their results at all, the lawsuit alleges.
UnitedHealth Group says it made $287B last year, $24B of it profit
The corporation's Optum business represented a significant chunk of that total.
Friend arrives at couple's home, stabs one of them after being asked to leave
The couple say their friend was "not acting right."
Walz's $2.7B infrastructure plan includes $940M for climate projects
Projects will help Minnesota prevent or adapt to climate change and mitigate its impacts, the governor says.
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.
Legislature candidate from Grand Forks arrested for underage drinking
John Mitzel says he will stay in the race despite his arrest for underage drinking. He's a sophomore at the University of North Dakota and a candidate for the North Dakota House of Representatives. He won the Republican party endorsement in February.
Shakers Vodka brand and equipment being auctioned online
The Shakers brand will be sold along with bottling equipment and packaging materials, including recipes, patents and trademarks. Minnesota-based Infinite Spirits, the maker of Shakers Vodka, filed voluntary bankruptcy protection in early 2012. The online auction will run through June 26.
UV vodka goes international
Minneapolis-based Phillips Distilling Co. said Monday it is now selling UV Vodka in Spain with plans to expand the brand throughout Europe and into Asia. The company is tapping into the huge demand for flavored vodkas. Some of the more unique UV flavors include chocolate cake, whipped cream, coconut and sweet green tea.
Don't drink the water in Lino Lakes
A drop in water pressure caused the Minnesota Department of Health to issue a Do Not Drink order for the water in Lino Lakes. Low pressure makes the water vulnerable to bacteria. Nearly two dozen restaurants face closing unless they can arrange a substitute water supply.
Cremation becomes preferred method of burial in Minnesota
The Minnesota Department of Health says the state had 20,175 cremations last year, compared with 18,070 burials. The Cremation Association of North America also notes that Minnesota had the 17th-highest cremation rate in the country at just under 50 percent in 2010 -- well above the national average of 41 percent.
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