This Mother’s Day, Americans are expected to spend an average of $163 on mom. According to the National Retail Federation, 81 percent of people will send cards and 66 percent will give flowers. Sweaters, books, CDs, gardening tools, a day at the spa and brunch rounded out the list.
Former Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson has decided to transfer to Rutgers. The sophomore’s father, Pat Nelson, told both Twin Cities newspapers Wednesday that his son will enroll at the New Jersey school after visiting there Sunday and Monday.
Nine states will share $500 million in grant money won in a high-profile competition intended to jump-start improvements in often-overlooked early childhood programs, The Associated Press has learned.