Changes are on the way for customers in the check-out line. After the Target data breach that impacted at least 40 million accounts, stores and banks decided to upgrade to chip-implanted credit cards.
An opening weekend drowning scare at an innovative new pool in North Minneapolis has the city’s parks department rethinking its safety procedures.
As summer scorches on, the city of Minneapolis is dealing with a disturbing trend in crime. So far this year, police have seen an average of one murder per week. Over the weekend, three separate shootings resulted in two deaths.
Students in one Minneapolis neighborhood say their summer jobs are about much more than making a little money.
Harper Lee’s second novel hits store shelves Tuesday, 55 years after her first.
With the cost of tuition rising every year, crowd fundraising site GoFundMe reports more people are turning to the internet to ask for help. The College Board estimates the average college student graduates with $30,000 in loans.
Massive forest fires in Canada continue to cause problems in Minnesota. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) reported that Monday’s air quality was the worst that has been recorded in Minnesota in the last 20 years. MPCA spokesperson Frank Kohlasch says for about 8 hours on Monday air quality was worse in Minnesota than it is in Beijing, China.
A small-town Minnesota firefighter has stirred up a firestorm by flying the Confederate flag at an Independence Day parade. Brian Nielsen is a volunteer firefighter in the town of Hartland. He said he was demonstrating against political correctness when he flew the flag at Friday’s parade in Albert Lea.
Each year the city of Delano has one of the largest and oldest Fourth of July parades in the state. But last year intense flooding of the Crow River almost cancelled the festivities.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates nearly 50 million birds have been wiped out because of bird flu. While that means shoppers at the grocery store will be shelling out a little extra for one carton of eggs, bakeries, which rely on thousands of eggs a week, are now scrambling to keep up.
In the last two days, five people have died on Minnesota roads. The State Patrol reports the five people died in four different accidents. One of the people killed was a motorcyclist in southwestern Minnesota, adding to a summer season authorities say has brought an alarming spike in motorcycle rider fatalities.
Several people attending a funeral this week came out of the service to find parking tickets on their windshields.
It is the day many Minnesota foodies have been waiting for: The Minnesota State Fair just announced all the delicious new food for this year’s fair. The fair released the list Tuesday that features 40 new foods and 11 new frozen treats.
Drivers in the south metro are spending twice as long in traffic because of bridge work near Mall of America. For the first time in almost 30 years, the Highway 77 bridge over the Minnesota River is getting a facelift.
Dog adoptions are back on at the St. Paul location of the Animal Humane Society after a dog was confirmed to have canine flu. The non-profit reports the threat began when a dog that had just been adopted from its St. Paul facility tested positive for the H3N2 strain.
The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport’s smaller terminal is getting a lot bigger. The Metropolitan Airports Commission approved a $26 million plan Tuesday to add four new gates to Terminal 2 at the airport.
It’s now been one year since the first Green Line train went between downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul. The $1 billion line has had some issues with collisions and non-paying riders. But it’s also had more riders than expected.
Many public pools are open year-round in Minnesota and some are just opening for the start of summer. But there’s a lot of work that has to be done to make sure a pool is ready for public use.
Native American parents John and Jane Doe — as their lawyer calls them — want a better life for their child. Attorney Mark Fiddler says the child is already living with the soon-to-be adoptive white parents, but the adoption is no guarantee.
It’s a state law that’s been in effect for a month, but today a group of taprooms officially got the green light to sell bottles and growlers on Sundays. A state representative from Carver County says the Waconia area has more breweries, wineries and distilleries than anywhere else in the state.
On Monday, a distracted driver will talk for the first time about the crash that killed a 33-year-old mother. Last June, 25-year-old Christopher Weber picked up his cell phone to make a bank transaction while he was driving in Rock County.
A 15-year-old St. Paul boy says he was attacked for trying to stick up for fast food workers who were being bullied by three customers.
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar has presented the Bronze Star and other war medals to the family of a World War II veteran. Warren Reyburn was a staff sergeant stationed in the Pacific with the 25th Infantry Division nicknamed “Tropic Lightning.”
The Metropolitan Council’s latest look at population growth shows St. Paul is back to around 300,000 people. It hasn’t been this full since 1970. The Met Council also found Minneapolis has grown as well as the entire seven county Metro area.
The discovery of another infected flock of chickens will mean that 2 million birds will have to be destroyed — the latest casualties of the bird flu. Meanwhile, the economic impact of the flu is just beginning to be felt.