John Lauritsen

Health Officials Recommend Flu Shots For AllIf you are hoping to keep your family "flu-free" this winter, health officials say now is the time to get vaccinated.
After A Tough Year, Birthday Cards Pour In For Shakopee Boy With AutismA Shakopee mom, hoping to do something special for her son's golden birthday, got way more than she bargained for. Jennifer Smart said her son Lucas has severe autism, and until this year he had never had a birthday party with other kids.
Jordan Candy Store's Sign Causes Social Media UproarA popular Minnesota candy store took some heat for putting up a sign that some thought was offensive towards Black Lives Matter. Minnesota's Largest Candy Store, located near Jordan on Highway 169, put up a sign that read, "Join the Movement." Below it read, "#caramelapplesmatter."
New Prague Students Win A Spot On The Big Stage At Foreigner ConcertTwelve members of the New Prague choir won a chance to sing on stage with the classic rock band Foreigner at Xcel Energy Center Monday night. They beat out 20 other Minnesota schools to get on the big stage.
Anthony Barr Says His Mother Is The Real StarAt 6-foot-5 and 255 pounds, Anthony Barr is a physical presence on the football field. But the person he respects most in this world isn't a football player, it's his mom, Lori, who gave birth to Anthony during her junior year of college.
Oregon College Gunman Dead In Police ShootoutTen people were killed and seven others hurt after a shooting at an Oregon Community College. Just after 10:30 a.m. Thursday, police responded to calls that said there was an active shooter at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, about 175 miles south of Portland.
Target To Match Online Prices With Online RivalsStarting Thursday, Target will now match its online prices with more than two dozen online competitors including and
Golf Channel's David Feherty Hosts 'Countdown To The Ryder Cup' In MinneapolisAs you may have heard, the Twin Cities will play host to the 2016 Ryder Cup. The premiere golfing event will be held at Hazeltine Sept. 27 through Oct. 2 next year.
Good Questions: Lynx Jerseys, Bullpens & ChurchesThe Minnesota Lynx are seeking their third WNBA title. And that got Sue from Alexandria wondering: Why does it say "Mayo Clinic" instead of "Lynx" on the front of their jerseys? The Lynx announced a multi-year partnership with Mayo Clinic last year. As part of the agreement, Mayo Clinic was allowed marquee placement on the team jerseys.
ESPN Heading To Collegeville For Tommies Vs. JohnniesOn Saturday, St. John's will play host for the annual Johnnies-Tommies game.
Pope Francis Makes First-Ever U.S. VisitAmericans celebrated Tuesday afternoon as Pope Francis made his first-ever visit to the United States. He arrived at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland and was greeted by the first family. He did not make any formal remarks, but smiled and waved at the crowd.
Advanced Surgery Helps 13-Year-Old Move Prosthetic ArmAfter a farm accident in June 2013 near Westbrook, Kate had to have her left arm amputated. It didn't stop her from doing the things she loves, but it did make them harder.