After a 4-year-old Pope County boy died last February as a result of child abuse, the state is taking a closer look at the child protection system.
People who follow Minnesota Vikings player Adrian Peterson on Twitter have questioned why he’s responded to the child abuse allegations with religious quotes. When news of the child abuse investigation broke, Peterson posted writings about judging others, and being on God’s course.
Minnesota is home to many different cultures. Families from all over the world continue to move here to start a new life. For the last 117 years, a place on the west side of St. Paul has worked to make the transition a whole lot easier.
Doctors are warning parents about something their kids are increasingly exposed to and it may be playing a key role in disrupting their sleep. The latest research shows that nighttime exposure to blue light – mainly from computers, smartphones, tablets and e-readers — is particularly harmful.
The world premiere of a movie shot in St. Paul over the summer brought out a crowd Sunday afternoon. It’s called Underland 2. The stars of the show are all teenagers or young adults who have mental or physical disabilities.
The apple harvest is in full swing in Minnesota and all kinds of varieties are filling up the produce section of grocery stores. Many of us are happy to simply eat them raw, but with a little more time you could cook them up as well. The apple harvest is in full swing in Minnesota and all kinds of varieties are filling up the produce section of grocery stores. Many of us are happy to simply eat them raw, but with a little more time you could cook them up as well.
A Twin Cities artist has teamed up with a chef and an army of volunteers to do something that’s never been done in Minnesota before. On Sunday, they are setting up an outdoor dinner table for 2,000 people.
A nurse from the Twin Cities just returned Monday night from Sierra Leone — one of the countries affected by the Ebola outbreak. Carrie Jo Cain, of Fridley, Minn., spent a week and a half there training hospital workers, dealing with Ebola patients and teaching community leaders how to stop the spread of the disease.
A construction project nearly three years in the making is almost done. The result – a luxury high-rise apartment building in downtown Minneapolis, unlike others we’ve seen in the past. It’s called The Nic on 5th. The building is on the corner of Nicollet Mall and 5th street, right by the light rail line and connected to the skyway.
Police say last Friday, on a day when 145,000 people entered the gates of the Minnesota State Fair, a small group of armed robbers was among them. State Fair General Manager Jerry Hammer calls it a bold crime, considering the huge police presence.
As school districts gear up for a new year, many across Minnesota are also getting ready for the return of We Day. It hits the Xcel Energy Center on Nov. 12.
A Fitchburg police lieutenant says charges are likely early this week against a recently retired Dane County sheriff’s deputy accused of fatally shooting his wife and sister-in-law. Lt. Todd Stetzer says Andy Steele is being treated at a hospital for injuries consistent with a suicide attempt.
Two of Minnesota’s biggest companies are heeding that call for help in West Africa. Ecolab and 3M are both sending medical supplies to help hospital workers fighting Ebola.
The St. Paul Fire Chief praised several firefighters Tuesday morning for a job well done over the summer. Chief Tim Butler also presented the department’s highest honor for civilians to a teenager. The Meritorious Service Award is for demonstrating courage in dangerous conditions.
Parents are well aware of the downside of kids spending too much time on their electronic devices texting or playing games. But what about the negative effects of parents doing the same thing? New research shows that kids are very aware of how much time their parents are spending on their smartphones when they are with them.
There’s a new place to shop in the Twin Cities. Thursday the city of Eagan is celebrating the grand opening of Twin Cities Premium Outlets. Nothing says happiness like a new outlet mall.
More women in the United States are choosing to breastfeed their kids. But new research from the University of Minnesota is shedding some light on the overall health of pregnant women.
The shortage of doctors, nurses and medical equipment is making the Ebola outbreak in West Africa difficult to contain. Tuesday, the United Nations Secretary General urged the international community to step up and help out.
Nigeria has one more confirmed Ebola case, and the outbreak shows no signs of letting up. The latest victim in Nigeria is a nurse who was treating Patrick Sawyer, the first American victim of the outbreak.
A 15-year-old boy died after going for a swim with friends in Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis Wednesday morning. The Hennepin County Water Patrol began searching just after 10 a.m. after a swimmer was reported missing on the east side of the lake.
Every year, on the first Tuesday of August, you’ll find people leaving their homes to spend some time with their neighbors and local police officers. It’s called National Night Out, and this year we’re seeing an even more supportive tone because of last week’s tragic events.
Having a baby is a life-changing experience. There is a lot of decision making that goes into planning for the child, and one of those is how the woman wants to deliver. There are a lot of options.
This week, Amelia Santaniello and Angela Davis loaded up their luggage into the Mobile Weather Watcher and took off Wednesday, heading almost four hours north to the gateway of the Boundary Waters.
For twelve weeks this summer, leading up to the start of the Minnesota State Fair in August, WCCO-TV and WCCO Radio are highlighting communities in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
The Twin Cities are seeing another benefit from hosting the 2014 All-Star Game. Major League Baseball and the Minnesota Twins are funding a program that provides free eye exams to people who can’t afford to see a doctor.