10 Minnesota High Schools Make Newsweek's Top 500Newsweek Magazine has released its top 500 high schools in the country for 2015, and 10 from Minnesota made the list. Of those 10, one was able to crack the top 100. Newsweek bases its school rankings on a range of data on those that prepare their students the best for college.
Prep Blog: Previewing Last Year's 6A State Football FieldIt's a new year in Minnesota high school football with scheduling. Conferences are gone, and now schedules are done regionally. It's a combined effort to keep games competitive but at the same time, limit traveling expenses for schools. So instead of previewing districts this year, here is a look at how Class 6A could shake out based on last year's state tournament teams.
Ask A Minnesota Expert: How To Find The Perfect BabysitterShara Schmidt shares how she finds perfect babysitters.
Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best BetsJust about everywhere you look this weekend, you're bound to find an outdoor festival. From music, cars to Italian culture, here’s a look at the hottest festivals in town.
Cops: S.D. Prison Escapee Arrested In Prior Lake After Robbing 3 BanksOfficials in the south metro say a career criminal has been arrested after escaping a South Dakota prison and robbing three banks in the Twin Cities metro area.
Rain Forces Rescheduling Of Memorial Day CeremoniesThe rain in the forecast for Monday is already forcing a couple of Memorial Day events indoors. In Prior Lake, the VFW Memorial Day Parade has been canceled, and they're moving the service from Memorial Park to Twin Oaks Middle School.
Prep Blog: This Weekend's Top High School Match-UpsYou don't have to go very far to find entertaining, competitive and intense match-ups on the high school sports scene. The spring prep sports landscape will take shape over the next few weeks as we'll have playoffs underway, if not decided, in lacrosse, softball, baseball and tennis.
Senate Passes Gas Tax Increase To Fund Road, Bridge RepairsState officials say about half of Minnesota roads and bridges are more than 40 years old, nearing the end of their useful lives.
Prep Blog: This Weekend's Top High School Match-UpsIt's getting to be that exciting time of the winter high school sports season as we go down to the wire for conference champions and get the postseason started.
Police: Fugitive Led Officers On Chase Through Twin CitiesAuthorities say that a fugitive who was wanted in connection with a number of criminal cases led police on a chase in the Twin Cities Thursday afternoon. According to Deputy Thomas Volk of the U.S. Marshal Service, Kaley Wethern was wanted in connection with a home invasion in Mille Lacs County.
Family Accused Of Cyber Bullying Apologizes For Dad's ReactionThe family of the Prior Lake father who is accused of retaliating in the wake of his kids' alleged cyber bullying has responded to the national attention the incident has attracted. Recently, Brad Knudson posted a video on YouTube to show people how his 14-year-old daughter was being bullied via Snapchat.
Prep Blog: Friday's Top High School Match-UpsThere's a great boys hockey match-up Friday night in the north Twin Cities metro between a pair of ranked teams with a combined five losses in 34 games. One of them was a state runner-up last year.
Prior Lake Father Calls Out Teen Daughter’s Bullies OnlineA Prior Lake father is taking a unique approach to fight back against the family he says bullied his 14-year-old girl. He's calling them out on YouTube by showing an offensive video sent to his African-American daughter. (Warning: Video contains strong language). Brad Knudson posted the video to show people how his daughter was being bullied with racist messages via Snapchat. The YouTube video he made late Monday already has over 58,000 views.
Prior Lake Girl Raising $8K For Feed My Starving ChildrenA little girl from Prior Lake is on a mission to raise $8,030 and feed a village of 100 people. On Sunday, Sanya Pirani and her friends from Jeffers Pond Elementary School learned about how to help kids around the world with Feed My Starving Children.
Good Questions: Campaign Signs, Dogs In Cars & AcornsCraig from Richfield and Beverly from Prior Lake asked: Who is responsible for removing campaign yard signs after the election? State law says yard signs must be removed 10 days after the state's general election, but doesn't stipulate who is responsible for taking them down.