Distracted driving may be to blame for an accident that killed a beloved school bus driver near New Prague. The LeSueur County Sheriff’s Office says 79-year-old Joe Tikalsky was collecting his morning newspaper from a roadside mailbox Wednesday, when a woman driving down County Road 29 hit him. He was killed instantly.
Gopher football coach Jerry Kill abruptly announced his retirement Wednesday morning because of ongoing health issues. His battle with epilepsy has been a very public one. Kill was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2005 when he was coaching at Southern Illinois.
A round of studies released on Monday suggest adding more fruits and vegetables to your meal, and cutting out meats. The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation said Monday that an investigation into coronary artery risk found that an increase in consumption of fruits and vegetables at a young age led to lower coronary artery calcium later in life.
Thanksgiving is next month and this year, it comes after the bird flu killed millions of Minnesota turkeys. Last spring, more than 100 farms across the state had infected flocks of turkeys that had to be destroyed.
Former Sen. Norm Coleman revealed to his followers on Facebook that he has been diagnosed with throat cancer. He said that he has been meeting with oncologists and doctors in the Twin Cities as well as at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
A community is mourning the loss of a father and his two young sons killed in a South St. Paul house fire. The 60-year-old father and his two sons were found on the second floor. The boys were ages 5 and 2.
People gathered in St. Cloud Tuesday to have an honest conversation about race. About 150 people — including Gov. Mark Dayton, the mayor of St. Cloud and the city’s police chief — were on hand at the Great River Regional Library to help lead the conversation.
A Minneapolis man is accused of raping a 10-year-old girl over the weekend in the hallway of a Cedar-Riverside neighborhood apartment complex.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office say they received a call at about 1:52 p.m. concerning Lori Mildon, 61, who suffered a leg injury in Split Rock Lighthouse State Park and was unable to walk.
The Kanabec County Sheriff’s Office says a man is dead after he made threats and attacked a deputy in Mora Wednesday. Shortly before 9 p.m., Kanabec County Sheriff’s Deputy Shana McIalwain responded to a residence on the 500 block of Watkins Street after a man called and said he intended to kill someone at the address.
Protesters interrupted a Minneapolis school board meeting Tuesday night and brought it to an abrupt end. They were demanding that the district cancel a contract with a company that provided children’s books filled with racial stereotypes.
A dispute over parking meters has St. Paul business owners and residents ready to take on City Hall. Tuesday night, members of Mayor Chris Coleman’s staff are meeting with people who are strongly opposed to a plan to install parking meters along Grand Avenue.
As part of National Farm to School Month, Minnesota encouraging more farms and schools to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to the cafeteria.
Harvest Preparatory School in North Minneapolis opened in 1992, after the success of the SEED Academy preschool.
Police in Minnesota and Wisconsin are on the lookout for thieves who are targeting day care centers. Police say in the last few weeks, thieves have hit day cares in four cities: Hudson, Wis., St. Paul, Shakopee and Edina.
St. Paul police said they are reviewing the circumstances surrounding the arrest of a 15-year-old boy that was captured on video. According to the police report, the incident happened on the 700 block of Edmund Avenue on Sunday afternoon.
There’s a new player in the grocery store game in the Twin Cities. After months of construction, Hy-Vee is opening stores in New Hope and Oakdale Tuesday morning. The company is based in Iowa and has grocery stores in eight states across the Midwest.
New U.S. Census data reveals the median household income for whites and Asians in Minnesota is twice that of African American households. The numbers show the median income for Minnesota’s black households dropped nearly 15 percent, or about $4,500 in one year.
A new class offered at some Minneapolis public schools may raise eyebrows, but the district says it’s needed. Last year, the school district created the Office of Black Male Student Achievement to improve the academic performance of African-American boys.
Now that students are back in class, so are a whole other group of folks: school volunteers.
The city of St. Paul is looking for poets. Monday marks the kickoff of the 8th Annual Sidewalk Poetry contest. The city partners with Public Art Saint Paul to host the contest.
So much has changed since most of us were in elementary school. Not just in the classroom, but also at recess. A national non-profit called Playworks started training “recess coaches” in Minnesota five years ago. These coaches lead children in organized activities during free time outside. Recess coaches are now in several public schools across the Twin Cities.
A Saint Paul barber is helping parents who are running short on cash get their children prepared for the first day of school Milan Dennie’s offer of free back-to-school haircuts was always a big hit at his shop in Gary, Ind. He had the same promotion Monday at his new place in St .Paul’s Frogtown neighborhood.
Now that September has arrived, the first shipments of the flu vaccine are arriving in Minnesota.
The bizarre on-air murder of a television news reporter and photographer in Roanoke, Virginia has left people around the country in shock. Allina Health psychologist Dr. Cheryl Bemel says events of this magnitude are “a shock to our mind and body.”