numbers to know

Smoking still more common among Minnesotans with low incomes, less education

Some groups still smoke at disproportionately higher rates than others.

Why Minneapolis and St. Paul were rated the best park systems in the country

The Twin Cities (once again) are at the top of these yearly park rankings.

Men are feeling more confident about the country right now than women

Pew surveyed about 1,500 Americans in April, asking about their confidence in the future of the U.S.

A lot of people are taking U-Hauls to Minnesota

People are packing up and moving their stuff here.

Violent crime was up in Minneapolis: What the mayor and police chief had to say about it

The mayor and police chief talk about violent crime in Minneapolis last year.

Way fewer fire deaths last year – but careless smoking is still a problem

The fewest fire deaths ever recorded in a year? 35. The highest? 134.

That child you're about to have is going to cost you more than $200K

Housing, feeding, educating and clothing a baby costs a whole heap of cash.

This map tells you how you might die based on where you live

For example, you're less likely to die from diarrhea if you live in Waseca or Traverse county, compared to most of the U.S.

Minnesotans are helping kids by paying off overdue lunch accounts

Help make sure that every kid gets a hot lunch this holiday season.

Police: Man and child found dead inside home after apparent murder-suicide

Authorities say they found no risk to the general public.

More than half of people will believe fake memories they're told, study finds

If you're told you went up in a hot air balloon as a kid, there's a pretty good chance you'll believe it.

What the $1.4B budget forecast means for Minnesota

Now lawmakers will have to choose how they want to use this money. Which was a problem last year.

Report: 300 sexual assaults reported at MN colleges last year

Only 79 of those ended with a disciplinary action greater than a warning.

Thousands of Minnesotans signed up for health insurance already, MNsure says

After a rocky start for open enrollment, more than 13,000 have successfully signed up for health coverage.

Here's why it now costs more than $1,000 to rent a Twin Cities apartment

Landlords looking to capitalize on wealthier tenants have contributed to rising rental prices in the Twin Cities.

Sheriff's office dons hot pink badges for breast cancer awareness

The Meeker County Sheriff's Office is wearing pink badges for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Study: It's almost deer-crash season, MN drivers more likely to hit deer this year

State Farm insurance company says Minnesota drivers have a 1 in 80 chance of hitting a deer this year.