A nurse with a history of narcotics theft illegally accessed a state database that contains prescription drug records for 1 million Minnesotans, all under the supervision of government entities that cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars annually.
Late Friday night, Congress avoided a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security by approving a week extension of agency funding.
March is Foodshare Month, which helps hundreds of food shelves across Minnesota. The motivation for the month is so that food shelves can stock up for later months when donations aren’t as plentiful.
An 18-year-old Minnesota man has now pleaded guilty to trying to join the terror group ISIS. Abdullahi Yusef was charged last month with conspiracy to provide material support to a terrorist organization.
It’s a topic a lot of people don’t like to talk about: How are you planning to pay for long-term nursing care for an elderly parent, or even yourself? Surveys show seven out of ten people over the age of 65 will need it, and the costs can be staggering: between $5,000 and $10,000 a month.
More than 700 civilly committed sex offenders are suing the state of Minnesota, arguing the program keeping them locked up is unconstitutional.
The latest terror video from al-Shabaab comes days after the White House convened a terror summit that focused on combating recruiting here in the Twin Cities and the rest of the country.
Competitive sports are starting earlier and costing more than ever. So, we’re taking a look at how much families are really paying to play in some of the most popular sports.
More drama is expected this week at the Capitol as both Republicans and Democrats battle Gov. Mark Dayton over his awarding his commissioners large pay raises.
A high stakes federal court trial started Monday in St. Paul that could eventually result in the release of civilly committed Minnesota sex offenders. Right now, about 700 high-risk offenders are locked up even after they served their prison sentences. They’re considered likely to offend again if they ever get out.
MNsure officials say the contact center’s office hours have been extended for the last week of open enrollment.
The family of a woman shot and killed by police on Highway 212 last year is suing Chaska Police. The lawsuit says that Dawn Pfister was a hostage and was needlessly shot and killed by Chaska Police. Pfister was in a car driven by her boyfriend, Mathew Serbus, last February. Their car rear ended another vehicle, and they fled the scene. Police began a high-speed chase.
Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek said he would like the legislature to take a look at gun laws that allowed someone to buy guns for the man who shot two New Hope police officers.
More than $4 million for a 30 second ad — that was the going rate for this year’s Super Bowl. But is it really worth it?
The New Hope City Hall shooting has raised concerns over deadly violence and those who appear to be suffering from mental illness.
It was an emotionally charged day in Sherburne County court Wednesday as a Princeton man faced charges that he videotaped the beating and torture death of his girlfriend’s dog.
In his State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama asked Congress for $2 billion to help states create paid family and medical leave programs.
For 82 years, a Minnesota law has prevented the sale of alcohol in liquor stores on Sunday. And it seems for almost that long, legislators have annually proposed repealing that law. This year is no exception.
Rescuers who pulled a man from his car after it plunged into an icy creek are shocked he survived. Yee Vang of East Bethel owes his life to those rescuers who had the right equipment to get him out quickly.
Just days before his State of the Union address, President Obama unveiled a major tax proposal that calls for raising taxes on the wealthy and large financial firms.
One person is dead and one firefighter suffered minor injuries in two separate fires in Minneapolis overnight. The two fires were also called in minutes apart, stretching the resources of the Minneapolis Fire Department. This is the second deadly fire in Minneapolis this year. Firefighters also had to battle with overnight temperatures that dipped well below zero.
As gas prices continue to drop, the debate over building the Keystone pipeline is heating up. Supporters say the pipeline will help keep prices low. But critics warn the pipeline could actually increase prices in our region and will only lead to few permanent jobs.
It seems Minneapolis’ oldest bar may have closed its doors for good. On Tuesday, would-be customers and passersby noticed that Pracna on Main was closed. The bar and restaurant was built in 1890 and sat along the cobblestones of the city’s oldest street.
Sticker shock at the pump continues in the Twin Cities and around the nation. And for motorists filling up, it’s the good kind of shock.
This year marks the first time in 53 years that the University of Minnesota has played in a New Year’s Day bowl game. Despite the Gophers’ loss to the University of Missouri at the Citrus Bowl Thursday, WCCO wondered what benefit Minnesota gets for being in a big-time bowl game.