It has been a long time since I have been to a Vikings game, far longer since I went anywhere with a toddler toting a diaper bag. A check on the Vikings’ website for tickets to the upcoming Cleveland Browns game revealed the cheapest tickets in the upper deck of the Metrodome are a hefty $72.
A program that gives teens a firsthand military experience is coping with budget cuts due to sequestration, the automatic federal spending cuts. The U.S. Sea Cadets Twin Cities squadron teaches responsibility, dedication, even boot camp-type training drills.
Hockey greats are gathering Thursday night at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul to help raise money for the 2013 Bel13ve In Miracles Gala. Funds will go to spinal cord patients who can benefit from the same expensive therapy that has helped Jack Jablonski, the Benilde-St. Margaret’s hockey player who was hit during a game in December 2011 and became paralyzed.
Two weeks ago, the metro was moments from a historic storm, as more Minnesotans ended up losing power than ever before. And then there were the downed trees – and some home owners are still trying to figure out how to remove trees in their own yard, a process that often costs thousands of dollars.
The push is on to get 1.3 million Minnesotans to sign up for insurance under the new health care law. The program is called MNsure, goes into effect Jan. 1, and anyone can buy health insurance through the program, though there will be significant federal subsidies for low-income patients.
Starting Monday, Minnesota’s tax on tobacco is the sixth-highest in the country. The tax just jumped to $2.83 from $1.60, making the average pack of cigarettes in Minnesota now $7.51. Lawmakers who upped the tax said they did it not only to raise money, but to get people to quit.
Month after month, a Twin Cities church has been billed for stuff workers say they never ordered. St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Maple Grove has paid thousands of dollars to an office supply company.
If you’re just returning from a trip to the cabin, you know summer tick season is in full swing. With that comes the threat of infection, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Minnesota is one of the leading states for tick infection.
There was a lot of debate at the Capitol this year about pay raises for Minnesota lawmakers. But a WCCO investigation found soaring salaries are actually going to state employees who work as staff members.
NBA superstar Kevin Durant, of the Oklahoma City Thunder, was court side on Tuesday in Minneapolis, watching Monica Wright of the Lynx take on Connecticut. Durant calls Oklahoma City his “home” and said he drives through the city most affected by Monday’s massive tornado damage – Moore – all the time.
Another day, another infamous No. 1 ranking as Minnesota still has the highest gas prices in the nation, according to GasBuddy.com.
On average, nearly 120,000 people are ticketed for speeding in the seven-county metro area each year. We spent months crunching the numbers and discovered your chance of getting caught varies greatly from city to city.
The Minnesota Vikings have wrapped up an agreement with the University of Minnesota to play their home games at TCF Bank Stadium while the new Vikings stadium is being built. And it’s going to cost them. The Vikings will pay the university $250,000 for every game and up to an additional $50,000 in concession and advertising revenue.
Take a close look at your homeowner and auto insurance policies — the cost may be going up. Minnesota lawmakers are considering a bill to add a $5 surcharge on every policy in the state.
Minnesota’s legislative auditor says fast-rising special education costs are hampering the ability of school districts to reach other education goals, such as reducing class sizes.