Report: Target To Add 1,000 New IT EmployeesAfter a year filled with layoffs, Target says it's now planning to hire 1,000 new employees.
Health Watch: MN Health Care Providers Call For Universal HIV ScreeningsMinnesota's largest health care providers are rewriting the rules on who should get screened for HIV.
DPS: Minn. Traffic Crashes Up, But Fatalities Down In 2013A report by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety says that traffic fatalities in 2013 were the second lowest in a decade after a jump in 2012.
White House Report Blames Extreme Weather On Climate ChangeA new scientific report released by the White House puts the blame for extreme weather on climate change. The forecast in the report is for even more extremes.
Minneapolis Ranks 3rd, St. Paul 7th Of Most Literate CitiesA new study ranking the most literate cities in the nation has both Minneapolis and St. Paul in the top 10. According to the Central Connecticut State University's annual study, Minneapolis ranks third in the country in literacy and St. Paul comes in at No. 7.
CDC: 38 Million Americans Drink Too Much AlcoholA new report from the Centers for Disease Control shows tens of millions of Americans are drinking too much alcohol. And, the report finds that healthcare providers are not doing enough to tell people about the risks.
Shakopee Shooting Victim ID'dAuthorities have released the name of a man who was fatally shot in Shakopee. The Hennepin County medical examiner's office identified the victim Thursday as 32-year-old Aaron James Moran of Shakopee. The medical examiner says Moran died of multiple gunshot wounds.
Board: Dayton Didn't Fully Report Minn. Plane UseGov. Mark Dayton won't be fined by Minnesota regulators for failing to account in timely fashion for his use of the state plane on political trips. In forgoing a fine, the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board ruled Tuesday that the reporting violation was inadvertent and has since been corrected. Dayton's campaign has provided updated payment information about trips he took last year that involved political campaigning.
Esme's Blog: The Agonizing Syria DecisionThis week, normally accessible members of Congress and their staff have not returned phone calls. Lawmakers usually ready to offer up opinions have hidden behind statements suggesting which way they are leaning but also offering up expressions of understanding for the opposing side.
Study: Minnesota's Median Household Income Declines SharplyLabor Day is an appropriate time to take a look at employment and wage issues, but a new report by a St. Paul-based economic group is revealing some disappointing findings about how well we are doing here in Minnesota.
Report: Troubling Achievement Gap In MN SchoolsWith many Minnesota kids heading back to school next week, the state received some good, and some troubling news. While Minnesota led the nation in ACT test scores for the 8th straight year, there is a troubling achievement gap.
Report: STD Cases Rising In MinnesotaReportable sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have increased in Minnesota, according to a report from the Minnesota Department of Health.