College board officials announced this week that an update to the SAT test is needed to make the exam more representative of what high school students study in class. The changes don’t go into effect until 2016, which means this year’s ninth graders will be the first to take it in their junior year. It’s a tough test that creates anxiety, and one that requires practice and sometimes even a tutor.
Many of us have jobs that keep us sitting at desks for most of the day. But what if you could work at your desk and be active at the same time? The University of Minnesota just released the findings of a study that looked at the benefits of treadmill desks. Employees at Salo in Minneapolis have been using them for years.
In Minnesota, owners of ice houses are finding them stuck in the deep snow and ice – if they can even get to them in the first place. So much snow has piled up on lakes that trucks can’t get through. And once they do, they’re dealing with thick ice and slush that’s tough to tackle.
President Barack Obama’s speech Wednesday was open to the public, but there was a limited number of tickets available.
Thousands of students across Minnesota have been collecting coins since last fall with one thought in mind: They want to help build schools for children in other countries who have no access to education.
It was supposed to be joke, a sarcastic response. But a two-word tweet caused an uproar in the Elk River School District. Reid Sagehorn, 17, was suspended for seven weeks after he responded “actually, yes” when a post asked if he’d ever made-out with a teacher at Rogers High School.
There’s increasing evidence that Americans have too much sugar in our diets and it’s making us sick.
Sugar is linked to all kinds of health problems and researchers are finding that too much sugar in our diets does more than just contribute to weight gain. It causes inflammation, leads to aches and pains in your joints and muscles, and even contributes to heart disease.
Legalizing medical marijuana in Minnesota is gaining public support. A new Star Tribune poll shows a slight majority of Minnesotans are in favor of it.
When the snow is piled so high that your neighborhood is almost unrecognizable, why not grab your friends and pile on. While the kids built snow forts and had snowball fights in one Champlin neighborhood, the adults worked by clearing sidewalks and driveways. Katie Matzke says the milder temperatures make this storm much easier to endure. “Today is just great. The kids can get out and have so much fun in the snow, and get some of their wiggles out, whereas before when it was so cold they couldn’t even go outside,” Matzke said. “I mean, it was just plain too dangerous.
Each year, more women than men die from heart disease. In fact, heart disease is the number one cause of death of women. That’s why more time and attention is being given to prevention and awareness.
It can happen to any of us. Without much warning, you find yourself out of a job. Angela Davis spent some time looking into the help that’s available.
Heroin addiction has been in the spotlight after the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, but heroin is not just a problem among the rich and famous — it’s killing Minnesotans as well. Now, there are new treatment options that doctors are using to deal with heroin addiction.
Plans to relocate a federal government office in the Twin Cities have gone off track, and all because of a bus stop. Many people who need to go to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Bloomington wouldn’t be able to get there easily without public transportation. The office’s current location is just a block away from a bus stop, but the office is scheduled to move this fall. Even though the office is still in Bloomington, it is at least 3 miles away from a Metro Transit bus stop.
Next month, many Minnesotans will be packing up and heading out of town for spring break vacations. This winter’s extreme cold and frequent snowfalls have made the idea of getting away even more appealing than usual.
But travel comes with a cost.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. Doctors say it kills more patients every year than breast, prostate and colon cancer combined.