We hear quite a bit about the benefits of all-day kindergarten compared to half-day programs. Next year, more school districts in Minnesota will offer it free of charge because state funding will kick in. But with the change comes some challenges, and finding enough space in school buildings is one of them.
The City of St. Paul declared a snow emergency on Tuesday so crews can get out and clear snow after the recent warm-up in the Twin Cities, Mayor Chris Coleman said. The snow emergency will go into effect at 9 p.m. Tuesday.
A lot of drivers are pulling into tire repair shops with flat tires or tires that have suddenly had the air pressure drop. It’s due to the extreme cold, and it’s dangerous. Inside Tires Plus in St. Anthony Village, it has the feel of an emergency room: Cars and trucks hoisted up on lifts and tires under inspection. If your tire pressure is too low, you have less control of your vehicle. “It’s very important to check your air pressure once a month. A lot of data says twice a month. Because of the temperature fluctuations, you need to maintain that proper air pressure,” Matt Johnson, the Tires Plus manager, said.
Overnight in northeast Minneapolis, it looked like Black Friday deals had returned. A long line of people stood outside of Surdyk’s Liquor store, long before it opened — all for a rare and expensive bourbon called Pappy Van Winkle.
No matter how slow the drive or how much there is to shovel, many of us are thrilled to see the first big snow of the year. In the Merriam Park neighborhood, lots of kids have convinced their parents to come outside and play with them.
Duluth and the Northland are feeling the brunt of the winter storm. Heavy, wet, snow is keeping plows busy and high winds are whipping up 15-foot waves on Lake Superior.
The Twin Cities man who tossed1,000 $1 bills to strangers at the Mall of America on Black Friday says it was worth it. Apple Valley-resident Serge Vorobyov, 29, threw money from the third floor rotunda railing on Friday afternoon. The money fell down to a crowd that had gathered to listen to holiday music. When the performers starting singing “Let It Snow,” Vorobyov started tossing the cash. He told police he was going through a divorce and having financial problems. He only had $1,000 to his name.
An American man who works in the United Arab Emirates has been held in a maximum-security prison for months after posting a parody video about youth culture in Dubai, a rights group and family attorney said Wednesday.
The shopping frenzy known as Black Friday has turned into more than just a day-long, deep-discount event. More stores are opening their doors several hours before Friday. This year some sales start at 6 p.m. Thursday. That also means workers and shoppers will be leaving the dinner table on Thanksgiving Day to head to stores.
During the holidays, psychologists say the potential for conflict is high and people tend to get stressed out. So, how do we avoid the holiday drama?
The clock is ticking to get your home ready for visitors over the holidays. And if you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner this week, you may have spent some time over the weekend clearing out cluttered areas and cleaning up.
With Thanksgiving coming up in just over a week, grocery stores are stocked up right now. The number of choices we have when it comes to turkeys can be a bit daunting, and so can the variety of methods for cooking them.
Just in time for the holidays, a new kind of store is opening at the Mall of America. Earlier Tuesday, Verizon Wireless unveiled what it calls its first “Destination Store.” The store opens Wednesday night and replaces the old Verizon store on the second floor of the mall.
Parents are looking for a new daycare and employees are looking for work after a child care center closed out of the blue.
For the fifth straight year, it was Give to the Max Day in Minnesota. And it appears that all the charitable giving was more than the website could handle. So many people went to the website to donate, that it crashed around 1 p.m. Thursday.