Not like pulling teeth: Nonprofits investing in children's oral hygiene

Not like pulling teeth: Nonprofits investing in children's oral hygiene

Several philanthropies are pouring millions of dollars into dental care for working class and low-income Minnesota families, seeking to give poor kids the kind of healthy smile that will boost self-esteem and ease entry into the workforce.
Local

Man from north of Twin Cities dies in S.D. crash; no seat belt worn

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The rollover occurred late Saturday morning in southwestern South Dakota.
Local

A trip to Duluth proves City Hall isn't sinking under data requests

September 23
So back in July, when the Duluth city staff presented the idea of charging $35 an hour for any data request that takes more than 15 minutes, I decided to ask: How big a burden are these?
Local
September 23

MSP plans big changes on retail and food front

Travelers at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport have their choice of nearly 50 new retailers and restaurants added over the past year. And more changes are coming.
Variety
September 23

'Green To Go' could be rule for St. Paul eateries

City Council will vote next month on Earth-friendly food containers and cups.
East Metro
September 23
The Straight River meanders through a forested area south of Park Rapids, Minn. The Straight River is a tributary of the Mississippi threatened by an increase of agricultural pollution.

White Bear Lake court ruling could ripple across the state

In a sharp rebuke to the state DNR, Judge Margaret Marrinan said the state has failed to protect White Bear Lake from excessive groundwater pumping and ordered the agency to limit water use in the surrounding communities. The state, she ruled, has a broad duty to protect the lake and the groundwater as a public trust — in essence recognizing that Minnesota doesn't have an endless supply.
Local
September 23

Tevlin: Vet's phone call was inspired by strong feelings toward the VA

If you work at the VA and met Mike Krueger, you should know that he appreciates you more than you can imagine.
Local
September 23

Around a home-cooked meal, St. Cloud mayor bringing people together

Mayor Dave Kleis has taken a nontraditional approach to engage the city.
East Metro
September 23

Man fatally shot outside Roseville apartments

Police are looking for a car that sped from the scene.
TV & Media
September 23
Courtney Godfrey, Fox 9 reporter

Fox 9 reporter shares story about losing her lower leg in boating accident

Courtney Godfrey fell overboard and her foot became entangled in the boat's propeller.
Minneapolis
September 23

Obituary: Volunteer chess coach and role model Jack Mangan dies at 67

A fundraiser, elementary school teacher and founder of several Minneapolis chess clubs that continue today, Mangan died Sept. 1, four months after a terminal cancer diagnosis. He was 67.
Minneapolis
September 23

Minneapolis Park Board considers delaying Hiawatha Golf Club closure

Officials said more time is needed to complete plans.
Local
September 23

Male contraception gaining sex appeal, Gustavus survey finds

Male equivalents of the female birth control pill are coming closer to reality through research at the University of Minnesota and other institutions, and perhaps just in time, as pressure grows on men to take more responsibility for pregnancy prevention and family planning.
Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
Special report Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
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More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.
Minneapolis
September 23

Apartments evacuated after car crashes into Loring Park bar

Vehicle struck a Loring Park bar, forcing nearby residents out of homes.
St. Paul
September 23

At Code Switch, techies tackle social justice

First day of Code Switch event draws hundreds to St. Paul.
St. Paul
September 23

8 injured in early morning apartment fire in St. Paul

A fire was reported before dawn in the building at 30 Baker St. W., near Humboldt High School, the Fire Department said in a series of tweets.
Local
September 23

Small plane crash in northwestern Minn. kills all 3 people aboard

Three men were found dead Saturday morning after the single-engine plane they were in crashed near Thief River Falls, in northwestern Minnesota.
Local
September 23

Saturday's high of 90 degrees in Twin Cities ties record

Hot, steamy weather will stick around for one more day.
Minneapolis
September 23

Two injured after car crashes into south Minneapolis smoke shop

The driver of the vehicle, Aaron R. Day, 44, of Onamia, Minn., was arrested, according to the police report. He appeared to be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, police said.
Local
September 23

Kiesling House on New Ulm's Minnesota Street survived Dakota War of 1862

At issue is how to restore the wood-frame Kiesling House.
Local
September 23

Minn. history: Hard life defined Civil War soldier from Hennepin County

It's hard to imagine a life any harder than Wilber Coleman's.
Local
September 23

Minnesota briefs: Three tribes awarded nearly $1.8 million in HUD grants

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded nearly $1.8 million to three American Indian tribes in Minnesota to improve housing conditions and to stimulate local development.
South Metro
September 23
Curt Olson hung posters at a junior high calling for the school board in Shakopee to step down.

Shakopee watchdog group sets sights on ousting school board

Some Shakopee residents have rallied together to form a community watchdog group with a single, unifying purpose: a demand that the school board step down. They want all seven members to resign but say they'll settle for a few.