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Mon, 7/27, 5:59pm (1 day ago)
Some state Republican lawmakers say that Minnesota National Guard and U.S. Armed Forces members shouldn’t be required to secure a permit to carry a firearm in the state, the Star Tribune reported.   Proposed Legislation allowing servicemembers to do so was announced by Sen. Paul Gazelka, R-Nisswa and Rep. Josh Heintzeman,…
Mon, 7/27, 5:42pm (1 day ago)
The University of Minnesota Accessibility Observatory announced Monday that they will be partnering with TomTom, a navigation device company, to create a dataset to document transportation accessibility to jobs across the U.S., according to a University press release. “Accessibility metrics indicate how well a transportation system fulfills the goals of connecting…
Thu, 7/23, 7:16pm (5 days ago)
The historic Fort Snelling military buildings in disrepair will soon be transformed into affordable housing, reports Minnesota Public Radio News. The project will cost $100 million dollars and will bring new life into the deteriorating buildings that were once a military hub, reports the Star Tribune. According to the Star Tribune, the…
Wed, 7/22, 6:59pm (6 days ago)
Emergency contraception use in teen girls is on the rise, according to a Centers for Disease Control report released Wednesday, with one in five having used the morning after pill. The use of the morning after pill by teenage females has increased by 14 percent since 2002, according to the report…
Tue, 7/21, 8:16pm (1 week ago)
Minnesota is the best state for childhood well-being according to a report released today. The annual report released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, called Kids Count, ranked Minnesota near the top for education, the economic stability of families, child death rate and teen drug and alcohol abuse compared to…
Tue, 7/21, 7:15pm (1 week ago)
On Tuesday, MillerCoors announced sponsorship of the Minnesota Vikings to become a Founding partner of the new U.S Bank Stadium, the official Vikings website reported. The partnership will include a MillerCoors branded party deck in the southwest corner of the stadium and a branded space within Club Purple, a Vikings-themed social…
Fri, 7/17, 2:27pm (2 weeks ago)
According to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, depression may be able to be identified through phone usage. Researchers found a correlation between the amount of time someone spends on their phone and the chance they have symptoms of depression, CBS Chicago reported People who showed no symptoms…
Wed, 7/15, 9:11pm (2 weeks ago)
The Minnesota Department of Health reports two Minnesota residents were sickened with salmonellosis. The disease is linked to frozen raw tuna. The Minnesota residents are adults in their 30s who became ill on June 21 and June 30. Neither of them were hospitalized. As part of a national salmonella outbreak,…
Wed, 7/15, 4:00pm (2 weeks ago)
A Mexican-style restaurant and bar will open on Washington Ave by the owner of Stub & Herbs, in place of former restaurant Campus Pizza. The restaurant, named Bar Luchador, is set to open in early August, according to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Long-time Stub & Herbs employees Angelo Pennacchio and…
Mon, 7/13, 9:08pm (2 weeks ago)
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced that he’s running for president in 2016, the Wisconsin State Journal reported.   Walker — who becomes the 15th prominent Republican to say he’ll seek his party’s nomination for President — officially announced his candidacy Monday morning in a video posted online, The New York Times reported.   “America…
Thu, 7/9, 9:36pm (3 weeks ago)
Lawmakers in Minnesota are attempting to ban gun-shaped phone cases.   Reps. Joe Atkins (DFL-Inver Grove Heights) and Dan Schoen (DFL-South St. Paul) will introduce a bill Friday that would forbid manufacturing, selling and possessing  gun-shaped cell phone cases in Minnesota, according to a press release.   The cases became a discussion point after U.S.…
Thu, 7/9, 8:59pm (3 weeks ago)
A young boy is in critical condition after swimming in Lake Minnewaska, according to the Pioneer Press.   Hunter Boutain, of Alexandria, Minn., was swimming in the lake when he got the infection, reports the Star Tribune.   The parasite is traditionally found in warmer lakes in the U.S., but three different cases have…
Wed, 7/8, 5:57pm (3 weeks ago)
The Metropolitan Mosquito Control District in Ramsey County announced that West Nile virus has returned to Minnesota. Samples of mosquitoes tested positive for the virus during the annual West Nile virus risk reduction program. However no human cases of the virus have been reported yet. “The recent rainfall will result…
Tue, 7/7, 6:42pm (3 weeks ago)
On Monday, a $50 million project began to renovate Nicollet Mall, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reports. The renovation will upgrade sidewalks and other passageways and will also work on power, gas and telecommunication lines as well as covered sewer and water pipes underneath the street, according to the report. A variety…
Tue, 7/7, 6:37pm (3 weeks ago)
Authorities on  Tuesday searched the home of longtime Subway spokesman Jared Fogle, seizing electronics from the home, CNN reports. FBI agent Wendy Osborne told Associated Press reporters the FBI had been investigating the affluent Zionsville, Indiana neighborhood, but did not say the nature of the investigation Fogle became famous in 2000 after…
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