Positively Minnesota: Fixing Broken SmilesMore than 1,000 dentists, hygienists and volunteers will provide $1 million in free care this weekend, part of the Minnesota Mission of Mercy campaign. The 2012 event, held in Mankato, helped 2,062 patients with more than $1.3 million in free dental work.
FBI Ranks Minnesota 13th In U.S. For Sex TraffickingIt's a story being written in the halls of schools across the Twin Cities -- girls as young as 12 are being recruited as sex workers. The FBI ranks Minnesota 13th in the nation for highest incidence of sex trafficking.
UMD Researchers Develop 'Nuclear Option' To Fix PotholesResearchers at the University of Minnesota-Duluth have developed a revolutionary new treatment for those pesky potholes: Just nuke them. A decade of work has uncovered the unlikely combination of magnetite and microwave energy, a mixture that could lead to smoother roads and fewer orange barrels.
Positively Minnesota: Mississippi Paddleboarding Tour A Rare TreatIt could be the best two hours you spend this summer. Whether you're new to the area or have lived here your entire life, a paddleboarding tour down the Mississippi River offers some the most breathtaking views of the Twin Cities you've ever seen.
Gas Station Owners Feel The Pain Of High Fuel PricesBefore you blame the messenger for gas prices still hovering around $4 per gallon, service station owners want you to know something: They're hurting, too. The biggest pinch comes from credit and debit card fees, charges which rise in lockstep with soaring pump prices.
Positively MN: Nonprofit Curbs Growing Homeless Youth PopulationMinnesota's homeless youth population is growing. On any given night, 2,500 young people spend the night on couches, car backseats, or worst of all, at city parks across the Metro. More than 10,000 Minnesotans younger than 18 will experience homelessness in some form this year.
Positively MN: Longtime Speech Coach Leaves Undeniable LegacyIf it's 3 o'clock on any given afternoon, you can probably find Pam Wycoff listening to a speech. As the head coach at Apple Valley High School for 24 years, Wycoff has spent countless hours teaching students the intricacies of public speaking.
Positively Minnesota: Harding Shines, InspiresMinnesota Wild goaltender doesn't want to be considered the NHL's only player with multiple sclerosis, he just wants to be recognized for stopping the puck.
St. Paul Bar Owners Celebrate Wild Playoff BerthLockout? What lockout? Minnesota Wild fans were quick to forgive and forget a four-month work stoppage, flocking back to the Xcel Energy Center for a shortened season.
Positively Minnesota: Nonprofit Teaching Youth Life Through ArtA north Minneapolis non-profit center that teaches youth life through art is producing some surprising results.
Minn. Runners Honor Boston Marathon VictimsMore than 40 Twin Cities runners gathered on St. Anthony main on Monday, jogging along the Mississippi River to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.
Report: Record-Breaking Snow Not Helping Groundwater SustainabilityWhile a record-breaking April snowfall is easing the pain of Minnesota's extended drought, a new report suggests our water use simply isn't sustainable.
Council Votes To Shut Down Eagan Golf CourseA Twin Cities golf course popular for players of all ages has had its last round. Parkview Golf Course, Eagan's only 18-hole course, will not open this spring and instead will begin its conversion into a housing development.
Lake Minnetonka Could Face Historically Late Ice-OutUnseasonably chilly weather could make for a historically late ice-out date on Lake Minnetonka. And businesses along Minnetonka's shoreline have been squeezed by our unusual cold.
Ice Storm Cuts Power For Much Of Nobles, Rock CountiesA combination of freezing rain and wet, heavy snow brought down trees and power lines in Worthington on Wednesday, leaving much of the Southwest Minnesota town without electricity or heat.