'Breaking The Silence': Fighting Domestic Violence Against Latin-American WomenAccording to one survey, Latin-American women will experience some form of domestic violence in their lifetime. Now, a program at the University of Minnesota is not only trying to educate these women, but help change the statistics. The program is called "Breaking the Silence." It was started three years ago at Community-University Health Care Center after receiving a grant from the state.
Mpls. Police Unveil New Program To Connect To CommunityMinneapolis' police chief said Thursday she's enlisting the help of religious and cultural leaders to help the communication between different communities and police.
Minn. House Votes To Kick In School Lunch MoneyThe Minnesota House on Thursday voted unanimously to guarantee children don't get denied a school lunch for lack of money. The bill, which passed 130-0, gained traction amid reports that some districts either denied lunches to kids who couldn't afford them or gave them a lesser meal than their peers.
Did Walgreens Fix Pricing Problems After 'CCO Story?There are noticeable changes at Minnesota's largest drugstore chain after WCCO uncovered pricing problems at stores across the Twin Cities but some customers are now questioning Walgreens in-store savings program.
Dayton Wants Sex Offender Releases Halted For NowGov. Mark Dayton is calling on the Minnesota Legislature to take action and change sex offender laws in the state. At a press conference on Wednesday, Dayton and his human services commissioner addressed issues surrounding the current state of sex offender laws in Minnesota.
Refurbished Home Is A Thank You For MN Soldier & His FamilyThe former resident at 136 Shadywood Lane in Delano, Minn., was a victim of the nation's housing collapse. Now, this once bank-owned property is a proud symbol of recovery, as it was the the first Minnesota home donated to Operation Homefront’s Homes for Veterans program.
Paul Bunyan Pitching In On MNsure PushThe leaders of MNsure unveiled a new marketing campaign featuring two Minnesota icons that will run for the next month. The campaign features folk hero Paul Bunyan and his faithful companion Babe in a series of unfortunate mishaps along with a twist on familiar slogan, "Minnesota: Land of 10,000 reasons to get health insurance."
Sequestration Putting The Squeeze On Youth Military ProgramA program that gives teens a firsthand military experience is coping with budget cuts due to sequestration, the automatic federal spending cuts. The U.S. Sea Cadets Twin Cities squadron teaches responsibility, dedication, even boot camp-type training drills.
Don't Toss It Out, Henn. County Program Helps You Fix ItInstead of throwing out your broken electronics or appliances, Hennepin County wants to teach you how to repair them, so they stay out of a landfill. Lined up on a Saturday morning waiting to get inside the Hennepin County drop-off facility, Elizabeth Gales brought in a VCR and rice cooker that finally died.
Program Reunites Bike And Owner…25 Years LaterThere's something about kids and their bikes, which is what makes the story of Tom Lowery's Raleigh so special.
Free Summer Meals For School Kids In NeedWhen school closes, many children find themselves dealing with a difficult problem -- the loss of a nutritious meal each day. That's because they may not be able to get one at home. That's why there are programs like the Summer Food Service run by the Minnesota Department of Education.
Minn. Sex Offender Program Could Be ReformedThe prison-like program that houses Minnesota's most dangerous sex offenders could be reformed.
What Is Working In Our Schools: St. Paul's Pre-KSince 2005 St. Paul has been one of the few public schools in the state to offer a pre-K program.
New Program To Support Education Of Organ DonationRight now, when you register for a new ID or license, you're asked about organ donation. But making that choice no longer just means you'll only check a box.
Student Protest Proposed Cuts To Pell Grant ProgramThousands of Minnesota college students are upset over proposed cuts to the Pell Grant program. And they want lawmakers to know about it.