A just-released Danish study on drinking during pregnancy had a sobering effect on Emily Gunderson, spokeswoman for the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS).
Updated: July 04, 2012, - 08:35 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling this week striking down life sentences for juvenile offenders was historic and wise.
Updated: June 27, 2012, - 08:20 PM
Dorothy Dunning arrives in Minneapolis on Monday, her 15th visit in three years. It's a trip Dunning can ill-afford to make, but the 52-year-old Mississippi grandmother would spend her last dime to win custody of her two biological granddaughters.
Updated: June 23, 2012, - 09:23 PM
The success story called PCs for People began because Andy Elofson saw things differently. Or, more precisely, saw one teenager differently.
Updated: June 20, 2012, - 09:03 PM
Thanks, but please do it smartly. Half of the computers donated by individuals are unusable and will be recycled. Businesses do much better; only 15 percent of theirs can't be used.
Updated: June 20, 2012, - 07:36 PM
Goffrey Duevel's luck finally was changing when I wrote about him in 2011. After surviving childhood cancer, polio and two open-heart surgeries, Duevel, 33, got a new heart in 2008.
Updated: June 18, 2012, - 08:09 PM
I was happy to see typically tough-on-crime Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom take an evenhanded approach to four Lakeville middle-schoolers charged Tuesday in a locker-room photo prank.
Updated: June 13, 2012, - 07:14 PM
Robin Russell planted her first garden at age 7, carrying crocus bulbs gifted by her mother into the alley behind their south Minneapolis home. Russell's latest garden is easier to spot, and it's also a gift.
Updated: June 11, 2012, - 02:55 PM
Knoxville College in the 1960s was a flourishing place, with classical music, rigorous academics, winning sports teams and a robust student body of 1,100.
Updated: June 07, 2012, - 08:53 AM