Home Grown: The Somali Struggle – How Somalis Are Integrating Into American CultureWhen Somali migration began in the 1990s, there were three places they went: The United Arab Emirates, South Africa and the United States. Cawo Abdi, a Somali sociology professor at the University of Minnesota, says the U.S. is the most coveted of all the places.
Highway 169 Reopened Near Lake Mille Lacs After Ice HeaveA busy stretch of road in northern Minnesota is back open after an ice heave shut it down Wednesday night. Highway 169 near Garrison is known for many things, including their close proximity to Lake Mille Lacs.
Tracking Danger: Rice Fire Chief Says Derailment Would Overwhelm DepartmentRice is a sleepy town of about 1,200 people, but every 15 minutes or so, trains come flying through the heart of it at 50 mph. These trains are carrying a variety of freight, but much of it is oil from the Bakken Oil Fields in North Dakota.
What Does Obama's Immigration Plan Mean For Minnesota?The president outlined his plan for immigration reform Thursday night, but what does that mean for immigrants here in Minnesota?
Afton Alps Getting Ready For Opening Weekend Of SkiingThe snow making machines are going full blast at Afton Alps Ski Area. They’re one of many ski areas opening for business this weekend.
What To Expect As Voters Hit The Polls For Election DayThe polls are open and ballots are being cast across the state Tuesday as political candidates wait to see if they'll be voted into office. According to the Pew Research Center, voter turnout is typically lower for the midterm elections, but Minneapolis election official Anissa Hollingshead said that’s not always the case here.
1 Year Later, MNsure Remains A Hot Topic For CandidatesWe're a year into MNsure. The largest and cheapest carrier is out, the rates are going up and critics continue to call it a failure. What could this mean for the midterm elections? No matter how you feel about MNSure, it has provided for a lot of back and forth between the candidates this election season.
Halloween: A Dentist's NightmareAs those little ghosts and goblins go door to door for tricks and treats, there's one horrifying thing to look out for: cavities. Dr. Jim Nickman with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry knows the dentist can be scary, but he also knows kids love candy.
Police: 2 Arrested After South St. Paul Teen Badly Beaten, Shot AtSouth St. Paul Police are asking for the public's help after they say a 17 year old boy was severely beaten and shot at Sunday night.
Underwriter: New MNsure Rates Could Bring 'Sticker Shock'This week, the Minnesota Commerce Department is getting set to release a snapshot of the 2015 MNsure rates for individual policy holders. With PreferredOne severing ties with MNSure, Dave Racer of the National Association of Health Underwriters says the new rates may come with some sticker shock.
400 Bar Won't Open At Mall Of AmericaA popular music venue appears to have shuttered for good. The 400 Bar was set to open at the Mall of America after its original location on the University of Minnesota's West Bank closed earlier this year. Photos show an eviction notice on the door of the 400 Bar.
Verizon Adds Cell Sites Around MN State Fair For Attendees Attendance is up at the Minnesota State Fair and so is mobile data usage. Karen Smith, spokeswoman for Verizon Wireless says the increase in usage can be linked to the fact that we are sharing everything. She feels that people are using their phones more and more to not only navigate the fair, but also to share their fair experience.
Move-In Day For New Students At The 'U'It's move-in day at the University of Minnesota. Students new and old were flooding into the neighborhoods around the U of M on Tuesday. In order for the transition to college life to go smoothly, parents need to understand the stress that their child is feeling.