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Representatives from some of the state’s largest school districts say there are more homeless children now than ever before. Superintendents from St. Paul and Minneapolis schools joined lawmakers on Wednesday to push for $100 million for more affordable housing.
April is the month to take extra time to honor the families of our military service members — specifically, their children. Tuesday is National Purple Up Day, a still-growing celebration that has only been around for four years now.
If you haven’t filed your 2013 income taxes yet, the clock is ticking. You have until the end of the day to get them done, get them in the mail or file for an extension. Officials with the Internal Revenue Service said about 35 million tax payers wait until the last week to file their taxes.
The disturbance in Dinkytown Saturday night after the Gophers hockey team’s loss in the national title game is still what everyone is talking about on the University of Minnesota campus Monday.
The controversial Southwest LRT Green Line Extension will move forward after a key committee vote early Wednesday afternoon. Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges was one of the opposing votes.
At the start of each month, the WCCO Morning Show likes to give you a spending forecast, so here is the inside scoop on what experts say are the best things to buy in April.
A tentative agreement has been reached that should prevent the possibility for teachers to go on strike in one of Minnesota’s largest school districts. On Tuesday, the Anoka-Hennepin School District’s director of communications said that the school board reached an agreement with the union representing the teachers.
Indoor tanning may soon become an “adults-only” business in Minnesota. State Lawmakers are making a push to raise the minimum age for tanning to 18.
It is the busiest time of year to fly out of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport as several families and students head out on spring break trips. Transportation Safety Administration officials said it’s now important to get to the airport two-and-a-half hours before your flight at least for the next month to deal with long waits in security lines.
Hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans will be getting a break on their taxes. Gov. Dayton signed $443 million of income and sales tax cuts into law Friday, after lawmakers passed the bill. The changes will take effect over next 15 months.
Minnesota’s online health care exchange is turning to star-power to get so-called “young invincibles” to sign up for health insurance. The deadline to enroll with MNsure, as required by the Affordable Care Act is a week from Monday, March 31.
Talk about an adorable problem! “Can Do Canines” has too many puppies and not enough foster homes. The Twin Cities organization is looking for people to care for and temporarily foster as many as 28 new puppies while they train to assist people with disabilities. Some of the service dogs help people with autism, while others provide seizure response and mobility assistance.
It’s getting down to the wire for Minnesotans who are looking to sign up with the state’s online healthcare marketplace. The next enrollment deadline for MNsure, the online insurance exchange, is March 31.
A controversial plan to bring more mining to the state of Minnesota is getting some attention at the State Capitol on Thursday. Dozens of Minnesotans held a meeting to try and keep a Canadian Company, PolyMet, from operating a new sulfide mine to extract copper and nickel.
You don’t need to leave Minnesota to find excitement, especially when CSI comes to Mall of America. It’s a new entertainment feature where you can use the tools they provide to uncover a murder mystery.