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  • BEST EMPLOYERS: 4 Minn. companies make Top 50 list

    BEST EMPLOYERS: 4 Minn. companies make Top 50 list

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:35 PM EDT2014-04-18 00:35:30 GMT
    Business Insider came out with its annual 50 Best Employers in America list, and four Minnesota companies made the cut.
    Business Insider came out with its annual 50 Best Employers in America list, and four Minnesota companies made the cut.
  • DIABETES: Adult diagnoses jump 60% in 20 years

    DIABETES: Adult diagnoses jump 60% in 20 years

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-04-18 00:24:20 GMT
    New numbers show that diabetes is on the rise in America, and a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine says the rise parallels the growing rate of obesity.
    New numbers show that diabetes is on the rise in America, and a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine says the rise parallels the growing rate of obesity.
  • DECISON DAY: Doctors recommend advance care plans

    DECISON DAY: Doctors recommend advance care plans

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:30 AM EDT2014-04-17 12:30:51 GMT
    Planning for a health crisis is not the most enjoyable activity, but doctors say it's very important for people of all ages to talk with loved ones and their personal physician to create an advance care plan.
    Planning for a health crisis is not the most enjoyable activity, but doctors say it's very important for people of all ages to talk with loved ones and their personal physician to create an advance care plan.
  • PET PROTECTION: Prevent tick-borne diseases in spring

    PET PROTECTION: Prevent tick-borne diseases in spring

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-04-17 01:32:31 GMT
    Although the weather may make a person wonder, it is spring in Minnesota -- and pet care experts say that means pets are newly susceptible to a range of health hazards that owners should try to prevent.
    Although the weather may make a person wonder, it is spring in Minnesota -- and pet care experts say that means pets are newly susceptible to a range of health hazards that owners should try to prevent.
  • SPRING SCAMS: BBB offers warning ahead of home repair season

    SPRING SCAMS: BBB offers warning ahead of home repair season

    Sunday, April 13 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-04-13 23:49:10 GMT
    Once the snow melts, a lot of people look to spruce up their yards and homes -- but the Better Business Bureau warns that this is also the time of year when crooks try to take advantage of homeowners.
    Once the snow melts, a lot of people look to spruce up their yards and homes -- but the Better Business Bureau warns that this is also the time of year when crooks try to take advantage of homeowners.
  • ANIMAL EXODUS: Will Yellowstone 'super volcano' erupt?

    ANIMAL EXODUS: Will Yellowstone 'super volcano' erupt?

    Thursday, April 3 2014 11:28 PM EDT2014-04-04 03:28:37 GMT
    Everyone has heard the old adage that animals can sense when bad weather will strike, and a mass exodus of bison and elk from Yellowstone National Park has some wondering if it's an ominous sign.
    Everyone has heard the old adage that animals can sense when bad weather will strike, and a mass exodus of bison and elk from Yellowstone National Park has some wondering if it's an ominous sign.
  • STUDY: Danish researchers say higher salt intake OK

    STUDY: Danish researchers say higher salt intake OK

    Thursday, April 3 2014 8:35 PM EDT2014-04-04 00:35:11 GMT
    A surprising new study is challenging the popular notions about the recommended amount of daily sodium a person should consume.
    A surprising new study is challenging the popular notions about the recommended amount of daily sodium a person should consume.
  • MEDICAL MARIJUANA: New TV ad turns up heat on Dayton

    MEDICAL MARIJUANA: New TV ad turns up heat on Dayton

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 11:51 PM EDT2014-04-03 03:51:45 GMT
    Supporters of medical marijuana are taking their argument to the airwaves in Minnesota with a new television advertisement that accuses Gov. Mark Dayton of standing in the way of patient care.
    Supporters of medical marijuana are taking their argument to the airwaves in Minnesota with a new television advertisement that accuses Gov. Mark Dayton of standing in the way of patient care.
  • HEARTWORM: Spring is perfect time to practice prevention

    HEARTWORM: Spring is perfect time to practice prevention

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 8:06 PM EDT2014-04-03 00:06:35 GMT
    With warmer weather coaxing people and pets back outdoors, those trips come with risks. Kelcey Carlson spoke with Dr. Christine Wolf, of BluePearl Veterinary Partners, to discuss heartworm.
    With warmer weather coaxing people and pets back outdoors, those trips come with risks. Kelcey Carlson spoke with Dr. Christine Wolf, of BluePearl Veterinary Partners, to discuss heartworm.
  • JOB DISABILITY: Study finds lower back pain is No. 1 cause

    JOB DISABILITY: Study finds lower back pain is No. 1 cause

    Thursday, March 27 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-03-27 20:34:35 GMT
    Low back pain causes more disability than nearly 300 other conditions worldwide, according to new research, and nearly one in 10 people across the globe suffers from an aching lower back.
    Low back pain causes more disability than nearly 300 other conditions worldwide, according to new research, and nearly one in 10 people across the globe suffers from an aching lower back.
  • PET OBESITY: Tips to care for overweight animals

    PET OBESITY: Tips to care for overweight animals

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 8:52 PM EDT2014-03-27 00:52:57 GMT
    The cold winter months can do a number on anyone's workout routine, and the same can be said for pets -- but when animals pack on a couple of pounds, it can become a real problem.
    The cold winter months can do a number on anyone's workout routine, and the same can be said for pets -- but when animals pack on a couple of pounds, it can become a real problem.
  • Dayton commends MNsure for surpassing enrollment goal

    Dayton commends MNsure for surpassing enrollment goal

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-03-26 01:47:40 GMT
    Heralding the milestone as "significant progress" for the once-troubled health insurance exchange, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton commended MNsure for surpassing the enrollment goal days before the deadline.
    Heralding the milestone as "significant progress" for the once-troubled health insurance exchange, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton commended MNsure for surpassing the enrollment goal days before the deadline.
  • DIABETES ALERT: 60 seconds to take risk test for Type 2

    DIABETES ALERT: 60 seconds to take risk test for Type 2

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 8:33 PM EDT2014-03-26 00:33:00 GMT
    Tuesday marks the 26th annual Alert Day for the American Diabetes Association, and physicians call it a one-day wake-up call to raise awareness about the risks of developing Type 2 diabetes.
    Tuesday marks the 26th annual Alert Day for the American Diabetes Association, and physicians call it a one-day wake-up call to raise awareness about the risks of developing Type 2 diabetes.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA: Major sites, tech companies unveil new features

    SOCIAL MEDIA: Major sites, tech companies unveil new features

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-03-19 00:45:11 GMT
    Technology is evolving rapidly, and that's certainly true when it comes to the largest social media sites and app designers. In fact, Apple will soon have its own health app.
    Technology is evolving rapidly, and that's certainly true when it comes to the largest social media sites and app designers. In fact, Apple will soon have its own health app.
  • RETIREMENT: 36% of workers don't have $1,000 in savings

    RETIREMENT: 36% of workers don't have $1,000 in savings

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-03-19 00:30:40 GMT
    A new survey shows that many American workers simply aren't ready for retirement, with more than half saving up less than $25,000 and 36 percent of workers have less than $1,000 in savings.
    A new survey shows that many American workers simply aren't ready for retirement, with more than half saving up less than $25,000 and 36 percent of workers have less than $1,000 in savings.
  • 2014 SESSION: What to expect from Minn. lawmakers

    2014 SESSION: What to expect from Minn. lawmakers

    Monday, February 24 2014 8:25 PM EST2014-02-25 01:25:09 GMT
    With the Minnesota Legislature set to reconvene on Tuesday, Fox 9 News spoke with David Schultz, professor of political science at Hamline University, to learn what issues will be on the 2014 docket.
    With the Minnesota Legislature set to reconvene on Tuesday, Fox 9 News spoke with David Schultz, professor of political science at Hamline University, to learn what issues will be on the 2014 docket.
  • STEP-UP: Minneapolis kicks off summer job program for teens

    STEP-UP: Minneapolis kicks off summer job program for teens

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 9:26 PM EST2014-02-20 02:26:42 GMT
    More snow may be on the way, but Minneapolis is asking young adults to think about summer -- and specifically summer jobs -- so they can make some money while school is out of session.
    More snow may be on the way, but Minneapolis is asking young adults to think about summer -- and specifically summer jobs -- so they can make some money while school is out of session.
  • #FREEREID: Lawyer discusses Twitter tussle

    #FREEREID: Lawyer discusses Twitter tussle

    Tuesday, February 18 2014 9:13 PM EST2014-02-19 02:13:48 GMT
    Rogers High School students are protesting, tweeting and pleading for their classmate to be allowed to return after a digital debacle unfolded on Twitter -- but lawyers might be getting involved soon.
    Rogers High School students are protesting, tweeting and pleading for their classmate to be allowed to return after a digital debacle unfolded on Twitter -- but lawyers might be getting involved soon.
  • Facebook tracking typed posts that aren't shared?

    Facebook tracking typed posts that aren't shared?

    Tuesday, December 17 2013 11:50 PM EST2013-12-18 04:50:49 GMT
    Most Facebook users have started typing a post and then thought the better of it, opting instead to refresh the page and abandon the idea -- but that doesn't mean the site doesn't have a log of it.
    Most Facebook users have started typing a post and then thought the better of it, opting instead to refresh the page and abandon the idea -- but that doesn't mean the site doesn't have a log of it.
  • RYBAK: 'I'm definitely not done with political work'

    RYBAK: 'I'm definitely not done with political work'

    Friday, November 1 2013 12:40 AM EDT2013-11-01 04:40:36 GMT
    It's almost the end of an era in Minneapolis, but outgoing Mayor RT Rybak broke some news on Fox 9 News when discussing what's next -- he's interested in running for governor.
    It's almost the end of an era in Minneapolis, but outgoing Mayor RT Rybak broke some news on Fox 9 News when discussing what's next -- he's interested in running for governor.
  • HOLIDAY DEALS: Strategies to save in short shopping season

    HOLIDAY DEALS: Strategies to save in short shopping season

    Thursday, October 17 2013 9:36 PM EDT2013-10-18 01:36:22 GMT
    Sure, it's the middle of October, but anyone who is hoping to save hundreds on holiday shopping this year will want to start laying out their strategy soon because the season is a short one.
    Sure, it's the middle of October, but anyone who is hoping to save hundreds on holiday shopping this year will want to start laying out their strategy soon because the best savings aren't always where they seem.
  • Girls, 12 and 14, arrested in death of bullied Florida girl who killed herself

    Girls, 12 and 14, arrested in death of bullied Florida girl who killed herself

    Thursday, October 17 2013 12:00 PM EDT2013-10-17 16:00:44 GMT
    Two girls have been arrested in the death of a 12-year-old central Florida girl who authorities say committed suicide after being bullied online by several girls for nearly a year, a sheriff said Tuesday.
    Two girls have been arrested in the death of a 12-year-old central Florida girl who authorities say committed suicide after being bullied online by several girls for nearly a year, a sheriff said Tuesday.
  • SMARTPHONE SECURITY: Increase in mobile exploits seen

    SMARTPHONE SECURITY: Increase in mobile exploits seen

    Wednesday, October 16 2013 1:23 AM EDT2013-10-16 05:23:46 GMT
    When the Internet became a part of daily life, dealing with computer viruses did too. Now, there is growing concern that smartphones and tablets could be the next target for malware.
    When the Internet became a part of daily life, dealing with computer viruses did too. Now, there is growing concern that smartphones and tablets could be the next target for malware.
  • Does irregular bedtime lead to behavioral problems in children?

    Does irregular bedtime lead to behavioral problems in children?

    Tuesday, October 15 2013 12:12 PM EDT2013-10-15 16:12:22 GMT
    Dr. Abigail Boetticher, pediatric neurologist at Noran Neurology Clinic speaks with FOX 9 News about what irregular sleep schedules can mean for a child's behavior.
    Dr. Abigail Boetticher, pediatric neurologist at Noran Neurology Clinic speaks with FOX 9 News about what irregular sleep schedules can mean for a child's behavior.
  • JOB SECURITY: Twin Cities market strong in 4th quarter

    JOB SECURITY: Twin Cities market strong in 4th quarter

    Wednesday, October 9 2013 12:00 AM EDT2013-10-09 04:00:37 GMT
    Historically, the last quarter of the year -- the fourth -- is the time of year when companies downsize. That has many employees bracing for a potential layoff, but the Twin Cities may be spared.
    Historically, the last quarter of the year -- the fourth -- is the time of year when companies downsize. That has many employees bracing for a potential layoff, and FOX 9 News spoke with an expert to get a forecast.
  • How does a 9-year-old hop a plane to Vegas?

    How does a 9-year-old hop a plane to Vegas?

    Monday, October 7 2013 2:46 PM EDT2013-10-07 18:46:13 GMT
    A 9-year-old boy made his way onto a Delta flight from Minneapolis to Las Vegas airport officials confirmed Sunday, and with limited details, everyone is wondering how he did it.
    A 9-year-old boy made his way onto a Delta flight from Minneapolis to Las Vegas airport officials confirmed Sunday, and with limited details, everyone is wondering how he did it.
  • SLEEP SCIENCE: 1st conference on teen sleep to be held in Twin Cities

    SLEEP SCIENCE: 1st conference on teen sleep

    Friday, October 4 2013 12:10 AM EDT2013-10-04 04:10:31 GMT
    Of all the dangers parents fret over when it comes to their teens, lack of sleep probably isn't at the top of the list; however, researchers now say it should be and they're gathering to discuss it.
    Of all the dangers parents fret over when it comes to their teens, sleep probably isn't at the top of the list; however, researchers now say a lack of sleep could be the most important issue and they're gathering to discuss it.
  • Sound off: #shutdown3words

    Sound off: #shutdown3words

    We asked you to give us three words to describe your feelings about the federal government shutdown. You responded on Twitter with #shutdown3words and on our Facebook page.
    We asked you to give us three words to describe your feelings about the federal government shutdown. You responded on Twitter with #shutdown3words and on our Facebook page.
  • Flu shot options abound, but what's the difference?

    Flu shot options abound, but what's the difference?

    Monday, September 30 2013 5:11 PM EDT2013-09-30 21:11:51 GMT
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 45 percent of the U.S. population ages 6 months or older received the flu vaccine during the 2012-13 season, but the CDC says we can do better.
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 45 percent of the U.S. population ages 6 months or older received the flu vaccine during the 2012-13 season, but the CDC says we can do better.
  • Senate website gets 2nd Amendment wrong, critics say

    Senate website gets 2nd Amendment wrong, critics say

    Thursday, September 26 2013 9:14 AM EDT2013-09-26 13:14:45 GMT
    Does the Second Amendment guarantee an individual right to own guns? The Supreme Court has ruled that it does. But you might be confused if you visit the official Senate web page on the Constitution.
    Does the Second Amendment guarantee an individual right to own guns? The Supreme Court has ruled that it does. But you might be confused if you visit the official Senate web page on the Constitution, which says only: "Whether this provision protects the individual's right to own firearms or whether it deals only with the collective right of the people to arm and maintain a militia has long been debated."
  • GAS PRICES: Under $3 per gallon coming soon?

    GAS PRICES: Under $3 per gallon coming soon?

    Monday, September 23 2013 1:11 PM EDT2013-09-23 17:11:41 GMT
    After three years, we may finally see a 2 at the beginning of our gas prices. The average price in the U.S. fell 6.4 cents per gallon in the last two weeks and from $3.65 to $3.36 in Minnesota.
    After three years, we may finally see a 2 at the beginning of our gas prices. The average price for a gallon of gasoline in the U.S. fell 6.4 cents in the last two weeks and from $3.65 to $3.36 in that same time period in Minnesota.
  • iPhone 5s touts security; Franken remains skeptical

    iPhone 5s touts security; Franken remains skeptical

    Sunday, September 22 2013 8:14 PM EDT2013-09-23 00:14:37 GMT
    Apple says the fingerprint scanner on the new iPhone is one of the best passwords in the world, but Sen. Al Franken is worried that any hacker who cracks the code could impersonate someone for life.
    Apple says the fingerprint scanner on the new iPhone is one of the best passwords in the world, but Sen. Al Franken is worried that any hacker who cracks the code could impersonate someone for life.
  • Should parents pay their kids to get good grades?

    Should parents pay their kids to get good grades?

    Tuesday, September 17 2013 12:20 AM EDT2013-09-17 04:20:03 GMT
    Should parents pay their kids for getting good grades? While some parents see a monetary reward as a means of motivation, others see it as a short-term solution that will eventually fizzle.
    Should parents pay their kids for getting good grades? While some parents see a monetary reward as a means of motivation, others see it as a short-term solution that will eventually fizzle.
  • FDA: Roche drug Perjeta works in early-stage breast cancer

    FDA: Roche drug Perjeta works in early-stage breast cancer

    Wednesday, September 11 2013 12:25 AM EDT2013-09-11 04:25:56 GMT
    The Food and Drug Administration has issued a positive review of a breast cancer drug from Roche that could soon become the first pharmaceutical option approved for treating early-stage disease before surgery.
    The Food and Drug Administration has issued a positive review of a breast cancer drug from Roche that could soon become the first pharmaceutical option approved for treating early-stage disease before surgery.
  • ALLERGY SEASON: 3 ways to alleviate your symptoms

    ALLERGY SEASON: Ragweed bloom brings flare of symptoms

    Wednesday, September 4 2013 9:43 AM EDT2013-09-04 13:43:31 GMT
    It may not be fall yet, but the ragweed has begun to bloom and that has a lot of people feeling some allergy symptoms -- including those who have never suffered from seasonal allergies before.
    It may not be fall yet, but the ragweed has begun to bloom and that has a lot of people feeling some allergy symptoms -- including those who have never suffered from seasonal allergies before.
  • Still unsure what MNsure is?

    Still unsure what MNsure is?

    Tuesday, September 3 2013 5:59 PM EDT2013-09-03 21:59:14 GMT
    Minnesota is one of 16 states starting an online health insurance marketplace in compliance with the Affordable Care Act, which will require every American citizen to carry health insurance on Jan. 1.
    Minnesota is one of 16 states starting an online health insurance marketplace in compliance with the Affordable Care Act, which will require every American citizen to carry health insurance on Jan. 1, 2014.
  • STATE FAIR: Sen. Klobuchar talks Syria, fraud of seniors, craft beer

    STATE FAIR: Sen. Klobuchar talks Syria, fraud of seniors, craft beer

    Thursday, August 29 2013 8:50 PM EDT2013-08-30 00:50:34 GMT
    The Minnesota State Fair is for food, fun and politics. Lots of lawmakers meet and chat with the people they represent -- including Sen. Amy Klouchar, who sat down with FOX 9 News to discuss some issues.
    The Minnesota State Fair is for food, fun and politics. Lots of lawmakers meet and chat with the people they represent -- including Sen. Amy Klouchar, who sat down with FOX 9 News to discuss some issues.
  • Study finds one-sport athletes more likely to become obese

    Study finds one-sport athletes more likely to become obese

    Tuesday, August 27 2013 1:35 AM EDT2013-08-27 05:35:38 GMT
    A lot of kids only play one sport in school, but a recent study says that can not only lead to more injuries -- it can also put athletes at a greater risk of obesity.
    A lot of kids only play one sport in school, but a recent study says that can not only lead to more injuries -- it can also put athletes at a greater risk of obesity.
  • Minnesota No. 1 in ACT scores for 8th straight year

    Minnesota No. 1 in ACT scores for 8th straight year

    Thursday, August 22 2013 12:25 AM EDT2013-08-22 04:25:22 GMT
    Minnesota is ranked No. 1 in the nation in the ACT college admission test for the eighth straight year.
    Minnesota is ranked No. 1 in the nation in the ACT college admission test for the eighth straight year.
  • BACK TO SCHOOL: Parent, teacher relationship impacts education

    BACK TO SCHOOL: Parent, teacher relationship impacts education

    Wednesday, August 21 2013 12:30 AM EDT2013-08-21 04:30:59 GMT
    Do you like your child's teacher? According to a poll by the AP North Center for Public Affairs, 82 percent of parents in the U.S. rate their child's teacher as excellent or good. Just 5 percent say they're "poor."
    Do you like your child's teacher? According to a poll by the AP North Center for Public Affairs, 82 percent of parents in the U.S. rate their child's teacher as excellent or good. Just 5 percent say they're "poor."
  • STATE FAIR: What can you expect this year?

    STATE FAIR: What can you expect this year?

    Friday, August 16 2013 10:15 AM EDT2013-08-16 14:15:21 GMT
    In just one week, the great Minnesota get-together will get underway, but there will be a few changes at the fairgrounds this year. FOX 9 News spoke with spokeswoman Brienna Schuette about them.
    In just one week, the great Minnesota get-together will get underway, but there will be a few changes at the fairgrounds this year. FOX 9 News spoke with spokeswoman Brienna Schuette about them.
  • HOPE OR HYPE? Diet soda, dementia, 'obesity gene' studies

    HOPE OR HYPE? Diet soda, dementia, 'obesity gene' studies

    Thursday, August 15 2013 8:51 PM EDT2013-08-16 00:51:07 GMT
    Headlines about health discoveries tend to be attention-grabbers, but some that claim to offer hope really offer hype instead. Dr. Archelle Georgiou broke down three stunners on "The Pulse."
    Headlines about health discoveries tend to be attention-grabbers, but some that claim to offer hope really offer hype instead. Dr. Archelle Georgiou broke down three stunners on "The Pulse."
  • SOCIAL MEDIA: What are the legal risks to business uses?

    SOCIAL MEDIA: What are the legal risks to business uses?

    Thursday, August 15 2013 12:37 AM EDT2013-08-15 04:37:44 GMT
    Social media has the potential to help any business grow, but using the technology can create legal liabilities. FOX 9 News spoke with Michael Cohen, attorney at law, to get some clarification.
    Social media has the potential to help any business grow, but using the technology can create legal liabilities. FOX 9 News spoke with Michael Cohen, attorney at law, to get some clarification.
  • BACK TO SCHOOL: Tips for sleep schedule transition

    BACK TO SCHOOL: Tips for sleep schedule transition

    Tuesday, August 13 2013 11:50 PM EDT2013-08-14 03:50:31 GMT
    With the school year set to begin in just two weeks, it's a good time to get started on transitioning sleep cycles a little earlier. FOX 9 News spoke with Dr. Conrad Iber, of Fairview Sleep Centers, for some tips.
    With the school year set to begin in just two weeks, it's a good time to get started on transitioning sleep cycles a little earlier. FOX 9 News spoke with Dr. Conrad Iber, of Fairview Sleep Centers, for some tips.
  • Deaths of wandering autistic kids prompt action

    Deaths of wandering autistic kids prompt action

    With the death last week of an 11-year-old Minnesota boy, there are now at least 14 children with autism known to have died in the U.S. this year after slipping...
    With the death last week of an 11-year-old Minnesota boy, there are now at least 14 children with autism known to have died in the U.S. this year after slipping away from...
  • RESUME PREP: Is social media a liability?

    RESUME PREP: Is social media a liability?

    Monday, August 12 2013 12:07 AM EDT2013-08-12 04:07:14 GMT
    A new study found that one in 10 job seekers lost an opportunity because of social media activities, and 5 percent of 25-34 year old applicants lost a potential employer with their online profile.
    A new study found that one in 10 job seekers lost an opportunity because of social media activities, and 5 percent of 25-34 year old applicants lost a potential employer with their online profile.
  • Six of 12 small cars do well in front crash tests

    Six of 12 small cars do well in front crash tests

    Thursday, August 8 2013 12:15 PM EDT2013-08-08 16:15:03 GMT
    Six of 12 small cars performed well in front-end crash tests conducted by an insurance industry group, but some popular models fared poorly in the safety evaluations.
    Six of 12 small cars performed well in front-end crash tests conducted by an insurance industry group, but some popular models fared poorly in the safety evaluations.
  • HAIL AND INSURANCE: What to do after damage to home, cars?

    HAIL AND INSURANCE: What to do after damage to home, cars?

    Thursday, August 8 2013 1:07 AM EDT2013-08-08 05:07:31 GMT
    Many Minnesotans are dealing with deep dents in roofs, smashed windows on cars and structural damage to homes after Tuesday's storms. FOX 9 News spoke with an insurance pro on what to do.
    Many Minnesotans are dealing with deep dents in roofs, smashed windows on cars and structural damage to homes after Tuesday's storms. FOX 9 News spoke with an insurance pro on what to do.
  • 21M young Americans now live with parents, Pew study finds

    21M young Americans now live with parents, Pew study finds

    Wednesday, August 7 2013 1:22 AM EDT2013-08-07 05:22:25 GMT
    So much for empty-nest syndrome. According to the Pew Research Center, more than one third of young adults between the ages of 18 and 31 are living with their parents, accounting for some 21 million people.
    So much for empty-nest syndrome. According to the Pew Research Center, more than one third of young adults between the ages of 18 and 31 are living with their parents, accounting for some 21 million people.
  • SPORTS INJURIES: Young athlete goes to ER every 25 seconds

    SPORTS INJURIES: Young athlete goes to ER every 25 seconds

    Tuesday, August 6 2013 11:36 PM EDT2013-08-07 03:36:39 GMT
    Kids are getting ready to start up a new season of sports, but the numbers about injuries are startling. Every 25 seconds, a young athlete suffers an injury that is severe enough to send them to the hospital.
    Kids are getting ready to start up a new season of sports, but the numbers about injuries are startling. Every 25 seconds, a young athlete suffers an injury that is severe enough to send them to the hospital.
  • CHILD FREE: Birth rate drops, but is it a trend?

    CHILD FREE: Birth rate drops, but is it a trend?

    Tuesday, August 6 2013 1:49 AM EDT2013-08-06 05:49:36 GMT
    The latest TIME magazine cover story has a lot of people talking about the title, "The Child-Free Life: When having it all means not having children." But is there really a trend, and if so, what is the impact?
    The latest TIME magazine cover story has a lot of people talking about the title, "The Child-Free Life: When having it all means not having children." But is there really a trend, and if so, what is the impact?
  • Baby delivered at L'Enfant Plaza Metro platform

    Baby delivered at L'Enfant Plaza Metro platform

    Thursday, August 1 2013 11:24 PM EDT2013-08-02 03:24:01 GMT
    A baby was delivered Thursday morning on the platform at L'Enfant Plaza Metro station.
    A baby was delivered Thursday morning on the platform at L'Enfant Plaza Metro station.
  • END OF LIFE: Court orders no longer needed to stop life-support

    END OF LIFE: Court orders no longer needed to stop life-support

    Wednesday, July 31 2013 12:20 AM EDT2013-07-31 04:20:54 GMT
    On Monday, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that legal guardians no longer need court orders to take a loved one off life-support, and FOX 9 News asked an attorney to explain the effects.
    On Monday, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that legal guardians no longer need court orders to take a loved one off life-support, and FOX 9 News asked an attorney to explain the effects.
  • CHAPEL OF LOVE: Same-sex couples book Aug. 1 weddings

    CHAPEL OF LOVE: Same-sex couples book Aug. 1 weddings

    Monday, July 29 2013 8:58 PM EDT2013-07-30 00:58:15 GMT
    When the calendar rolls into August, same-sex couples will be able to tie the knot in Minnesota -- and the Chapel of Love at the Mall of America already has a handful of bookings.
    When the calendar rolls into August, same-sex couples will be able to tie the knot in Minnesota -- and the Chapel of Love at the Mall of America already has a handful of bookings.
  • POST-BABY BELLY: 'It's okay how you look'

    POST-BABY BELLY: 'It's okay how you look'

    Friday, July 26 2013 12:54 AM EDT2013-07-26 04:54:26 GMT
    Most celebrity moms won't have their picture taken until their tummies get back to being flat, but Kate Middleton's willingness to be photographed the day after giving birth could change that.
    Most celebrity moms won't have their picture taken until their tummies get back to being flat, but Kate Middleton's willingness to be photographed the day after giving birth could change that.
  • QUITPLAN sees demand spike after Minn. tobacco tax hike

    QUITPLAN sees demand spike after Minn. tobacco tax hike

    Wednesday, July 24 2013 11:47 PM EDT2013-07-25 03:47:20 GMT
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    The recent increase on cigarette taxes in Minnesota has many smokers turning to cessation services. In fact, QUITPLAN Services has seen four times as many people seeking help since July 1.
    The recent increase on cigarette taxes in Minnesota has many smokers turning to cessation services. In fact, QUITPLAN Services has seen four times as many people seeking help since July 1.
  • MOON WALK: Do Americans appreciate the achievement?

    MOON WALK: Do Americans appreciate the achievement?

    Monday, July 22 2013 12:26 AM EDT2013-07-22 04:26:23 GMT
    This weekend marked the 44th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's walk on the moon -- but do the younger generations appreciate what the technological achievement meant?
    This weekend marked the 44th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's walk on the moon -- but do the younger generations appreciate what the technological achievement meant?
  • PROTECT PETS: Dog days of summer can be dangerous

    PROTECT PETS: Dog days of summer can be dangerous

    Tuesday, July 16 2013 8:52 PM EDT2013-07-17 00:52:47 GMT
    The blistering heat that has settled over the metro area may be typical of the dog days of summer, but it can be dangerous for four-legged friends.
    The blistering heat that has settled over the metro area may be typical of the dog days of summer, but it can be dangerous for four-legged friends.
  • Study: Later retirement may help prevent dementia

    Study: Later retirement may help prevent dementia

    Tuesday, July 16 2013 12:18 AM EDT2013-07-16 04:18:57 GMT
    People who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia, a study of nearly half a million people in France found.
    People who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia, a study of nearly half a million people in France found.
  • ZIMMERMAN VERDICT: Attorney discusses civil possibilities

    ZIMMERMAN VERDICT: Attorney discusses civil possibilities

    Sunday, July 14 2013 7:12 PM EDT2013-07-14 23:12:26 GMT
    A six-person Florida jury acquitted George Zimmerman of second-degree murder on Sunday night, and the verdict ignited vigorous debate across the country.
    A six-person Florida jury acquitted George Zimmerman of second-degree murder on Sunday night, and the verdict ignited vigorous debate across the country.
  • Temp jobs on the rise in the U.S.

    Temp jobs on the rise in the U.S.

    Sunday, July 14 2013 12:56 PM EDT2013-07-14 16:56:30 GMT
    Hiring is exploding in the one corner of the U.S. economy where few want to be hired: Temporary work.
    Hiring is exploding in the one corner of the U.S. economy where few want to be hired: Temporary work. Freda Marver, career and life coach with Begin Again Coaching in St. Louis Park spoke to FOX 9 News about this trend and what's next for U.S. employees.
  • ZIMMERMAN TRIAL: Attorney discusses prosecutor's final pitch

    ZIMMERMAN TRIAL: Attorney discusses prosecutor's final pitch

    Thursday, July 11 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-07-12 03:33:28 GMT
    Closing arguments began on Thursday in the trial of George Zimmerman, who has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
    Closing arguments began on Thursday in the trial of George Zimmerman, who has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
  • 'Decent' living in Minneapolis costs $73,526 for family of four

    Report: Living in Minneapolis costs $73,526 for family of four

    Thursday, July 11 2013 8:43 AM EDT2013-07-11 12:43:43 GMT
    A two-parent, two-child family in Minneapolis needs $73,526 to secure a decent, "not even middle class" living, according to a report released Wednesday by the Economic Policy Institute.
    A two-parent, two-child family in Minneapolis needs $73,526 to secure a decent, "not even middle class" living, according to a report released Wednesday by the Economic Policy Institute.
  • HOARDING: 2 to 5 percent of Minnesotans struggle with disorder

    HOARDING: 2 to 5 percent of Minnesotans struggle with disorder

    Tuesday, July 9 2013 11:19 PM EDT2013-07-10 03:19:28 GMT
    It's a mental health disorder that poses very real public safety concerns, and The Hoarding Project estimates between 2 and 5 percent of Minnesotans are affected by it.
    It's a mental health disorder that poses very real public safety concerns, and The Hoarding Project estimates between 2 and 5 percent of Minnesotans are affected by it.
  • CLIFF DIVING: The dangers of taking the plunge

    CLIFF DIVING: The dangers of taking the plunge

    Tuesday, July 9 2013 12:16 AM EDT2013-07-09 04:16:48 GMT
    For many thrill seekers, cliff-diving is a popular past-time during the hot Minnesota summers, but medical professionals who spoke with FOX 9 News say it's an adrenalin rush with serious risks.
    For many thrill seekers, cliff-diving is a popular past-time during the hot Minnesota summers, but medical professionals who spoke with FOX 9 News say it's an adrenalin rush with serious risks.
  • HYPERTENSION: Study finds monitoring, adjusting meds works

    HYPERTENSION: Study finds monitoring, adjusting meds works

    Wednesday, July 3 2013 11:09 PM EDT2013-07-04 03:09:30 GMT
    One third of American adults, an estimated 67 million people, live with high blood pressure -- and half don't have it under control. Now, HealthPartners is pioneering an efficient system to change that.
    One third of American adults, an estimated 67 million people, live with high blood pressure -- and half don't have it under control. Now, HealthPartners is pioneering an efficient system to change that.
  • Fire chief discusses hotshot crew training in Minn.

    Fire chief discusses hotshot crew training in Minn.

    Monday, July 1 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-07-02 03:42:11 GMT
    On Sunday, 19 firefighters were killed while fighting a massive wildfire at Yarnell Hill in the Phoenix area, the deadliest wild land fire since 1933 and deadliest day for firefighters since Sept. 11, 2001.
    On Sunday, 19 firefighters were killed while fighting a massive wildfire at Yarnell Hill in the Phoenix area, the deadliest wild land fire since 1933 and deadliest day for firefighters since Sept. 11, 2001.
  • CIGARETTE TAX: Is now the time to quit?

    CIGARETTE TAX: Is now the time to quit?

    Thursday, June 27 2013 10:47 PM EDT2013-06-28 02:47:42 GMT
    On Monday, July 1, Minnesota's per-pack tax on cigarettes will go up by $1.60. That's going to take a toll on any smoker's wallet – and many are starting to think now might be the time to quit.
    On Monday, July 1, Minnesota's per-pack tax on cigarettes will go up by $1.60. That's going to take a toll on any smoker's wallet – and many are starting to think now might be the time to quit.
  • DOMA decision marks MN milestone

    DOMA decision marks MN milestone

    Wednesday, June 26 2013 9:18 PM EDT2013-06-27 01:18:26 GMT
    The Supreme Court's decision that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional carries important implications for many Minnesota couples set to walk down the aisle.
    The Supreme Court's decision that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional carries important implications for many Minnesota couples set to walk down the aisle, however, rights and other provisions can be cloudy as same-sex marriage is relatively new in the state.
  • EXPLAINER: Voting Rights Act decision by Supreme Court

    EXPLAINER: Voting Rights Act decision by Supreme Court

    Tuesday, June 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-06-26 03:33:01 GMT
    The Supreme Court of Tuesday struck down part of the Voter rights Act which designated 15 states which must have changes to their voting laws approved by the federal government or a federal court.
    The Supreme Court of Tuesday struck down part of the Voter rights Act which designated 15 states which must have changes to their voting laws approved by the federal government or a federal court. With this part of the law overruled, these states can now pass regulations, like Voter ID, without needing approval from a federal entity.
  • KIDS COUNT: Minnesota children rank No. 4 in well-being

    KIDS COUNT: Minnesota children rank No. 4 in well-being

    Monday, June 24 2013 10:48 PM EDT2013-06-25 02:48:59 GMT
    Kids Count is the largest annual study looking at the state of our children's education, health, economic well-being and their family and community. This year, Minnesota came in No. 4 overall.
    Kids Count is the largest annual study looking at the state of our children's education, health, economic well-being and their family and community. This year, Minnesota came in No. 4 overall, a jump from No. 5 in 2012.
  • DOW DIVES: Financial expert shares portfolio advice

    DOW DIVES: Financial expert shares portfolio advice

    Thursday, June 20 2013 11:51 PM EDT2013-06-21 03:51:21 GMT
    For a second straight day, stocks dove sharply lower following Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's remarks that bond buying may be scaled back depending on the economic outlook.
    For a second straight day, stocks dove sharply lower following Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's remarks that bond buying may be scaled back depending on the economic outlook.
  • PROSTATE CANCER: Doctor explains symptoms, screening, treatment

    PROSTATE CANCER: Doctor explains symptoms, screening, treatment

    Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:27 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:27:13 GMT
    The death of Minnesota native and New York Times best-selling author Vince Flynn has many people talking about prostate cancer, and FOX 9 News spoke with a doctor about what patients should look for.
    The death of Minnesota native and New York Times best-selling author Vince Flynn has many people talking about prostate cancer, and FOX 9 News spoke with a doctor about what patients should look for.
  • Starbucks pickup counters discriminating against disabled?

    Starbucks pickup counters discriminating against disabled?

    Monday, June 17 2013 2:43 PM EDT2013-06-17 18:43:43 GMT
    Starbucks locations in California could be forced to lower all of their pickup counters in order to rectify alleged discrimination of individuals with disabilities.
    Starbucks locations in California could be forced to lower all of their pickup counters in order to rectify alleged discrimination of individuals with disabilities.
  • SPORTS MEDICINE: Mayo to expand facilities

    SPORTS MEDICINE: Mayo to expand facilities

    Sunday, June 16 2013 11:27 PM EDT2013-06-17 03:27:24 GMT
    Dr. Edward Laskowski, co-director of the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center, joins FOX 9 News to discuss a proposed expansion and its impact on patients.
    Dr. Edward Laskowski, co-director of the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center, joins FOX 9 News to discuss a proposed expansion and its impact on patients.
  • Books for Africa feeds the mind

    Books for Africa feeds the mind

    Sunday, June 16 2013 11:49 AM EDT2013-06-16 15:49:22 GMT
    Books for Africa executive director Pat Plonski talks to FOX 9 about what the organization does and how you can help feed the minds of African children in need.
    Books for Africa executive director Pat Plonski talks to FOX 9 about what the organization does and how you can help feed the minds of African children in need.
  • Why unpaid internships are in jeopardy

    Why unpaid internships are in jeopardy

    Thursday, June 13 2013 4:33 PM EDT2013-06-13 20:33:59 GMT
    A federal judge ruled this week that FOX Searchlight Pictures violated minimum wage and overtime laws by not paying interns who worked on production of the movie Black Swan.
    A federal judge ruled this week that FOX Searchlight Pictures violated minimum wage and overtime laws by not paying interns who worked on production of the movie Black Swan. The ruling has some asking if the days of the unpaid internship are over.
  • OK TO QUIT? Recruiter urges worker confidence in market

    OK TO QUIT? Recruiter urges worker confidence in market

    Tuesday, June 11 2013 11:56 PM EDT2013-06-12 03:56:47 GMT
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    For the past 5-6 years, millions of Americans have been "holding on for dear life" at their job. Now, however, many are yearning for freedom as the Great Recession wanes.
    For the past 5-6 years, millions of Americans have been "holding on for dear life" at their job, just hoping to make it through the economic rough patch. Now, however, many are yearning for freedom as the Great Recession wanes.
  • Should parents be ticketed for a child's bullying?

    Should parents be ticketed for a child's bullying?

    Sunday, June 9 2013 11:27 PM EDT2013-06-10 03:27:14 GMT
    Parents in Monona, Wis. can now be ticketed if their children are repeatedly bullying others.
    Parents in Monona, Wis. can now be ticketed if their children are repeatedly bullying others.
  • Crucial graduation tips: Choose the 'right' degree

    Crucial graduation tips: Choose the 'right' degree

    Sunday, June 9 2013 12:17 PM EDT2013-06-09 16:17:44 GMT
    Brooks Doherty, Rasmussen College Dean of General Education, talks to FOX 9 about what the future holds for college graduates.
    Brooks Doherty, Rasmussen College Dean of General Education, talks to FOX 9 about what the future holds for college graduates.
  • Jedi mind tricks come to life at the U of M

    Jedi mind tricks come to life at the U of M

    Sunday, June 9 2013 12:08 PM EDT2013-06-09 16:08:10 GMT
    Just put a swimming cap-like device on your head and you can start moving objects just by thinking about it.
    Just put a swimming cap-like device on your head and you can start moving objects just by thinking about it. This breakthrough is happening at the University of Minnesota and it's the first time humans are able to control the flight of flying robots using just their thoughts sensed from a noninvasive skull cap.
  • Mind control moves model helicopter in study

    Mind control moves model helicopter in study

    Friday, June 7 2013 12:13 PM EDT2013-06-07 16:13:10 GMT
    Scientists say five people wearing special electrodes were able to control a model helicopter by their thoughts alone.
    Scientists say five people wearing special electrodes were able to control a model helicopter by their thoughts alone. The team say the achievement is an important step forward in efforts to develop robotic devices that could help people who are paralyzed or have neurodegenerative disorders.
  • PHONE SURVEILLANCE: Privacy vs. national security

    PHONE SURVEILLANCE: Privacy vs. national security

    Thursday, June 6 2013 10:39 PM EDT2013-06-07 02:39:58 GMT
    Like it or not, the government has most likely accessed your phone records. The National Security Agency is secretly collecting millions of records under a top-secret court order.
    Like it or not, the government has most likely accessed your phone records. The National Security Agency is secretly collecting the phone records of millions of American AT&T, Sprint and Verizon customers under a top-secret court order.
  • CRISIS MANAGEMENT: Is it possible to recover from scandal?

    CRISIS MANAGEMENT: Is it possible to recover from scandal?

    Thursday, June 6 2013 4:24 PM EDT2013-06-06 20:24:52 GMT
    Politicians, athletes, Hollywood stars -- there seems to always be a scandal surrounding someone from those fields of work. The question is: How do they come out on the other side looking clean and untainted?
    Politicians, athletes, Hollywood stars -- there seems to always be a scandal surrounding someone from those fields of work. The question is: How do they come out on the other side looking clean and untainted?
  • FOX 9 Tornado Emergency Checklist

    FOX 9 Tornado Emergency Checklist

    Are you prepared? FOX 9 meteorologists put together a tornado emergency checklist. Print it out and be prepared.
    Are you prepared? FOX 9 meteorologists put together a tornado emergency checklist. Print it out and be prepared.
  • MENTAL HEALTH: New clinic opens in Twin Cities as Obama urges end of stigma

    MENTAL HEALTH: Unique urgent care clinic opens in Twin Cities

    Monday, June 3 2013 11:49 PM EDT2013-06-04 03:49:41 GMT
    On Monday, President Barack Obama opened up a White House conference by saying it's time to bring mental health issues "out of the shadows," and a first-of-its-kind urgent care clinic is trying to do just that.
    On Monday, President Barack Obama opened up a White House conference by saying it's time to bring mental health issues "out of the shadows," and a first-of-its-kind urgent care clinic is trying to do just that.
  • MICHAEL DOUGLAS: Oral sex gave me cancer

    MICHAEL DOUGLAS: Oral sex gave me cancer

    Monday, June 3 2013 10:39 PM EDT2013-06-04 02:39:11 GMT
    Michael Douglas made a jaw-dropping revelation about his throat cancer in an interview with The Guardian newspaper: He believes he contracted it from oral sex and not from smoking or drinking.
    Michael Douglas made a jaw-dropping revelation about his throat cancer in an interview with The Guardian newspaper: He believes he contracted it from oral sex and not from smoking or drinking.
  • Do storm chasers follow too closely?

    Do storm chasers follow too closely?

    Monday, June 3 2013 11:48 AM EDT2013-06-03 15:48:06 GMT
    Judson M. Freed, Director, Ramsey County Emergency Management and Homeland Security discusses the dangers of fleeing a tornado, and how storm chasers may be setting a poor example for the public.
    Judson M. Freed, Director, Ramsey County Emergency Management and Homeland Security discusses the dangers of fleeing a tornado, and how storm chasers may be setting a poor example for the public.
  • MinnPost columnist's Bachmann prophecy comes true

    MinnPost columnist's Bachmann prophecy comes true

    Thursday, May 30 2013 9:07 AM EDT2013-05-30 13:07:21 GMT
    MinnPost columnist Eric Black saw the writing on the wall regarding the abrupt end to Bachmann's congressional push.
    MinnPost columnist Eric Black saw the writing on the wall regarding the abrupt end to Bachmann's congressional push.
  • VIKINGS STADIUM: What does the future hold for tailgating?

    VIKINGS STADIUM: What does the future hold for tailgating?

    Sunday, May 26 2013 12:45 PM EDT2013-05-26 16:45:13 GMT
    Cory Merrifield from SavetheVikes.org talks with Jeff Passolt about the potential future for the franchise's tailgating traditions.
    Cory Merrifield from SavetheVikes.org talks with Jeff Passolt about the potential future for the franchise's tailgating traditions.
  • HOME SALES: Low inventory plagues Twin Cities

    HOME SALES: Low inventory plagues Twin Cities

    Thursday, May 23 2013 11:30 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:30:18 GMT
    While homes are being purchased at their fastest rate since 2007, the inventory in the Twin Cities market is still half of what it was two years ago.
    While homes are being purchased at their fastest rate since 2007, the inventory in the Twin Cities market is still half of what it was two years ago.
  • MALL OF AMERICA: Does bigger mean better?

    MALL OF AMERICA: Does bigger mean better?

    Thursday, May 23 2013 12:13 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:13:45 GMT
    If you thought the Mall of America was gigantic now, just wait a couple years. Plans are in the works to double its size -- but does bigger mean better?
    If you thought the Mall of America was gigantic now, just wait a couple years. Plans are in the works to double its size -- but does bigger mean better?
  • Tips for tackling 'thunderphobia' in children

    Tips for tackling 'thunderphobia' in children

    Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:21 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:21:55 GMT
    Severe weather can trigger severe anxiety, especially in children, and the Mayo Clinic Children's Center is offering ways for parents to confront the subject for a stress-free storm season.
    Severe weather can trigger severe anxiety, especially in children, and the Mayo Clinic Children's Center is offering ways for parents to confront the subject for a stress-free storm season.
  • DAY CARE UNION: Providers debate

    DAY CARE UNION: Providers debate

    Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:07 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:07:59 GMT
    The Minnesota Capitol saw dozens of hours of heated debate on child care unionization, and FOX 9 News spoke with two providers, one for and one against, about the impact.
    The Minnesota Capitol saw dozens of hours of heated debate on child care unionization, and FOX 9 News spoke with two providers, one for and one against, about the impact.
  • CDC REPORT: 1 in 5 U.S. kids has a mental disorder

    CDC REPORT: 1 in 5 U.S. kids has a mental disorder

    Sunday, May 19 2013 11:33 AM EDT2013-05-19 15:33:21 GMT
    Dr. David Walsh, a thought leader on children, teens and parenting spoke to FOX 9 about the prevalence and treatment of mental disorders among preschool-age children.
    Dr. David Walsh, a thought leader on children, teens and parenting spoke to FOX 9 about the prevalence and treatment of mental disorders among preschool-age children.
  • Legal implications of lowering the limit

    Legal implications of lowering the limit

    Sunday, May 19 2013 11:25 AM EDT2013-05-19 15:25:43 GMT
    Defense attorney Joe Tamburino speaks to FOX 9 News about what lowering the legal limit would mean for drivers and law enforcers in Minnesota.
    Defense attorney Joe Tamburino speaks to FOX 9 News about what lowering the legal limit would mean for drivers and law enforcers in Minnesota.
  • Why are gas prices jumping in Minnesota?

    Why are gas prices jumping in Minnesota?

    Thursday, May 16 2013 12:35 AM EDT2013-05-16 04:35:40 GMT
    Anyone who filled up their tank in the last 24 hours noticed a big jump in prices at the pump, marking the ninth consecutive day of climbing gas prices in Minnesota -- but why is it happening?
    Anyone who filled up their tank in the last 24 hours noticed a big jump in prices at the pump, marking the ninth consecutive day of climbing gas prices in Minnesota -- but why is it happening?
  • Restaurants, bars break high record for sales at $45.9 billion

    Restaurants, bars break high record for sales at $45.9 billion

    Thursday, May 16 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-16 04:03:51 GMT
    It's always been said that a key indicator of the economy doing well is if restaurants are packed on a nightly basis, and sales are at an all-time high with $45.9 billion taken in at eateries in April.
    It's always been said that a key indicator of the economy doing well is if restaurants are packed on a nightly basis, and sales are at an all-time high with $45.9 billion taken in at eateries in April.
  • NTSB wants .05 drunk driving limit in all 50 states

    NTSB wants .05 drunk driving limit in all 50 states

    Tuesday, May 14 2013 10:27 PM EDT2013-05-15 02:27:20 GMT
    The National Transportation Safety Board wants states to cut their threshold for drunken driving by nearly half, from the legal limit from the current .08 to .05 or lower.
    The National Transportation Safety Board wants states to cut their threshold for drunken driving by nearly half. Cutting the legal limit from the current .08 to .05 or lower would match a standard that has substantially reduced highway deaths in other countries.
  • BUDGET BATTLE: Republican, Democrat discuss new bill

    BUDGET BATTLE: Republican, Democrat discuss new bill

    Monday, May 13 2013 11:25 PM EDT2013-05-14 03:25:25 GMT
    On Sunday, DFL leaders unveiled the details of the state budget bill seeking $2.2 billion in new taxes, and FOX 9 News spoke with Republican Rep. Ron Kresha and Democratic Sen. Richard Cohen about it.
    On Sunday, DFL leaders unveiled the details of the state budget bill seeking $2.2 billion in new taxes, and FOX 9 News spoke with Republican Rep. Ron Kresha and Democratic Sen. Richard Cohen about it.
  • SEARCH & RESCUE: Expert explains best practices, complications

    SEARCH & RESCUE: Expert explains best practices, complications

    Monday, May 13 2013 12:03 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:03:19 GMT
    After months of searching, police found the bodies of two women who had been missing -- but what took so long? Jeff Hasse, a search and rescue expert, explains what it takes to find a missing person.
    After months of searching, police found the bodies of two women who had been missing -- but what took so long? Jeff Hasse, a search and rescue expert, explains what it takes to find a missing person.
  • Be a spectator at your own risk

    Be a spectator at your own risk

    Sunday, May 12 2013 4:23 PM EDT2013-05-12 20:23:23 GMT
    Peter Riley, Personal Injury Attorney with Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben, talked to FOX 9's Tim Blotz about the potential risks fans enter when attending a spectator sport.
    Peter Riley, Personal Injury Attorney with Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben, talked to FOX 9's Tim Blotz about the potential risks fans enter when attending a spectator sport.
  • Only 5 U.S. cities require paid sick time

    Only 5 U.S. cities require paid sick time

    Thursday, May 9 2013 2:16 PM EDT2013-05-09 18:16:01 GMT
    Only five major cities in the U.S. that mandate paid sick time for employees of private companies. Thursday, New York City became the 5th.
    Only five major cities in the U.S. that mandate paid sick time for employees of private companies. Thursday, New York City became the 5th, when their city council approved the measure by a vote of 45-3.
  • Returning to 'normalcy' after captivity

    Returning to 'normalcy' after captivity

    Thursday, May 9 2013 1:46 PM EDT2013-05-09 17:46:26 GMT
    FOX 9 spoke with forensic psychologist, Gary R. Schoener about the three women who must now adjust to life after behind held captive in Cleveland.
    FOX 9 spoke with forensic psychologist, Gary R. Schoener about the three women who must now adjust to life after behind held captive in Cleveland.
  • PROSTATE CANCER TEST: Doc discusses pros, cons

    PROSTATE CANCER TEST: Doc discusses pros, cons

    Thursday, May 9 2013 12:00 AM EDT2013-05-09 04:00:31 GMT
    Prostate cancer screening became a controversial topic among doctors and medical experts during the past year. Many say overtreatment is a problem, but a new test could help cut those risks.
    Prostate cancer screening became a controversial topic among doctors and medical experts during the past year. Many say overtreatment is a problem, but a new test could help cut those risks.
  • INTERVIEW: What is impact of Senate's Internet sales tax vote?

    Internet sales tax vote in Senate

    Tuesday, May 7 2013 1:23 PM EDT2013-05-07 17:23:57 GMT
    The Senate is scheduled to vote Monday on a bill that would empower states to collect sales taxes for purchases made over the Internet. The measure is expected to pass.
    The Senate is scheduled to vote Monday on a bill that would empower states to collect sales taxes for purchases made over the Internet. The measure is expected to pass because it has already survived three procedural votes. But it faces opposition in the House, where some Republicans regard it as a tax increase.
  • 'Strides for Stroke' drives awareness

    'Strides for Stroke' drives awareness

    Monday, May 6 2013 2:20 PM EDT2013-05-06 18:20:30 GMT
    FOX 9's Jeff Passolt sits down Riana and Mason Hansen about Strides for Stroke -- an annual event that raises support for the number one cause of death and disability in the U.S.
    FOX 9's Jeff Passolt sits down Riana and Mason Hansen about Strides for Stroke -- an annual event that raises support for the number one cause of death and disability in the U.S.
  • BUDGET BILLS: Conference committee to merge plans

    BUDGET BILLS: Conference committee to merge plans

    Monday, May 6 2013 1:27 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:27:49 GMT
    Minnesota lawmakers have 15 days left in the legislative session to craft and adopt a budget that is expected to contain tax proposals affecting all residents of the state.
    Minnesota lawmakers have 15 days left in the legislative session to craft and adopt a budget that is expected to contain tax proposals affecting all residents of the state.
  • Skipping college and enrolling in the real world

    Skipping college and enrolling in the real world

    Sunday, May 5 2013 10:05 AM EDT2013-05-05 14:05:10 GMT
    A growing share of high school graduates are choosing not to enroll in higher education and instead, immediately join the labor force.
    A growing share of high school graduates are choosing not to enroll in higher education and instead, immediately join the labor force.
  • Reese Witherspoon arrest video: 'Do you know my name?'

    Reese Witherspoon arrest video: 'Do you know my name?'

    A dash-cam video of Reese Witherspoon's recent disorderly-conduct arrest provides a rare glimpse of one of Hollywood's best-known actresses unfiltered as she, after "one too many"
    A dash-cam video of Reese Witherspoon's recent disorderly-conduct arrest provides a rare glimpse of one of Hollywood's best-known actresses unfiltered as she, after "one too many" glasses of wine, takes on a no-nonsense Georgia state trooper following her husband's traffic stop.
  • 1 in 20 kids has a food allergy

    1 in 20 kids has a food allergy

    Thursday, May 2 2013 2:35 PM EDT2013-05-02 18:35:32 GMT
    The number of American children who suffer from food and skin allergies has increased dramatically in recent years, a new government report shows.
    The number of American children who suffer from food and skin allergies has increased dramatically in recent years, a new government report shows.
  • Scripps Spelling Bee competitor Jacob Lahti describes 'intense' path

    Scripps Spelling Bee competitor describes 'intense' path

    Tuesday, April 30 2013 8:12 PM EDT2013-05-01 00:12:42 GMT
    A total of 281 students from around the country will soon put their spelling skills to the test in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, and 13-year-old Jacob Lahti will be among them.
    A total of 281 students from around the country will soon put their spelling skills to the test in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, and 13-year-old Jacob Lahti will be among them.
  • TAX DEBATE: Extend sales tax to clothing?

    TAX DEBATE: Extend sales tax to clothing?

    Tuesday, April 30 2013 1:01 PM EDT2013-04-30 17:01:28 GMT
    One of the most controversial and highly-publicized components of the tax bill approved by the Minnesota Senate on Monday is the push to tax clothing -- but many are pushing back.
    One of the most controversial and highly-publicized components of the tax bill approved by the Minnesota Senate on Monday is the push to tax clothing -- but many are pushing back.
  • Jason Collins becomes first openly-gay athlete in major league sport

    Jason Collins first openly-gay athlete from major sport

    Tuesday, April 30 2013 12:05 AM EDT2013-04-30 04:05:18 GMT
    In an article written for Sports Illustrated, NBA player Jason Collins came out, making him the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport.
    In an article written for Sports Illustrated, NBA player Jason Collins came out, making him the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport.
  • Best and worst jobs of 2013

    Best and worst jobs of 2013

    Sunday, April 28 2013 11:43 AM EDT2013-04-28 15:43:29 GMT
    FOX9's Tim Blotz talks to Freda Marver of BeginAgainCoaching.com about the best and worst jobs of 2013.
    FOX9's Tim Blotz talks to Freda Marver of BeginAgainCoaching.com about the best and worst jobs of 2013.
  • Should Minnesota end permanent alimony?

    Should Minnesota end permanent alimony?

    Thursday, April 25 2013 1:25 PM EDT2013-04-25 17:25:35 GMT
    When it comes to divorce proceedings, alimony is often the most contentious issue. And in every state but one (Massachusetts) that alimony can be permanent.
    When it comes to divorce proceedings, alimony is often the most contentious issue. And in every state but one (Massachusetts) that alimony can be permanent. But, many states are looking at changing their laws to take away the permanent nature of alimony.
  • MIRANDA RIGHTS: How does 'public safety exception' work?

    MIRANDA RIGHTS: How does 'public safety exception' work?

    Monday, April 22 2013 12:56 PM EDT2013-04-22 16:56:47 GMT
    With investigators speaking to 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the lone surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, the decision not to read him his Miranda rights is eliciting questions.
    With investigators waiting to speak with 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the lone surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, the decision to wait to read him his Miranda rights is eliciting many questions.
  • Judge Jay Quam recalls Boston Marathon experience

    Judge Jay Quam recalls Boston Marathon experience

    Thursday, April 18 2013 11:46 AM EDT2013-04-18 15:46:45 GMT
    Marathon runners from Minnesota are still returning home from the Boston Marathon, many with mixed, raw emotions -- and Hennepin County Judge Jay Quam was one of them.
    Marathon runners from Minnesota are still returning home from the Boston Marathon, many with mixed, raw emotions -- and Hennepin County Judge Jay Quam was one of them.
  • Defense attorney discusses Schaffhausen verdict

    Defense attorney discusses Schaffhausen verdict

    Wednesday, April 17 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-04-17 04:02:29 GMT
    On Tuesday, a jury rejected the insanity defense in the trial of Aaron Schaffhausen, who admitted to killing his three young daughters last July. Jeff Tamburino, criminal defense attorney, explains why.
    On Tuesday, a jury rejected the insanity defense in the trial of Aaron Schaffhausen, who admitted to killing his three young daughters last July. Jeff Tamburino, criminal defense attorney, explains why.
  • Health Spotlight: Sleep + Work

    Health Spotlight: Sleep + Work

    Sunday, April 14 2013 1:34 PM EDT2013-04-14 17:34:00 GMT
    FOX 9's Heidi Collins talks to Conrad Iber, MD: Professor of Medicine, about what it really means to get a good night's sleep.
    FOX 9's Heidi Collins talks to Conrad Iber, MD: Professor of Medicine, about what it really means to get a good night's sleep.
  • MN Republicans elect new chair

    MN Republicans elect new chair

    Sunday, April 14 2013 1:31 PM EDT2013-04-14 17:31:48 GMT
    Minnesota Republicans have elected former state representative Keith Downey as their new chairman.
    Minnesota Republicans have elected former state representative Keith Downey as their new chairman. FOX 9's Jeff Passolt interviews Keith Downey about his plans for the Republican Party.
  • INTERVIEW: Defense attorney discusses Schaffhausen trial

    INTERVIEW: Defense attorney discusses Schaffhausen trial

    Monday, April 8 2013 9:04 AM EDT2013-04-08 13:04:39 GMT
    The first week of the Aaron Schaffhausen murder trial is complete, and FOX 9 News spoke with criminal defense attorney Joe Tamburino to get his take on the proceedings so far.
    The first week of the Aaron Schaffhausen murder trial is complete, and FOX 9 News spoke with criminal defense attorney Joe Tamburino to get his take on the proceedings so far.
  • Filicide: In the mind of deadly parents

    Filicide: In the mind of deadly parents

    Friday, April 5 2013 4:20 PM EDT2013-04-05 20:20:08 GMT
    Filicide, or the murder of one's children, while an unthinkable crime by most people, is seen in many countries around the world and in every social class.
    Filicide, or the murder of one's children, while an unthinkable crime by most people, is seen in many countries around the world and in every social class.
  • REMEMBERING EBERT: Friend recalls iconic reviewer

    REMEMBERING EBERT: Friend recalls iconic reviewer

    Thursday, April 4 2013 11:15 PM EDT2013-04-05 03:15:27 GMT
    For years, his seal of approval was one that Hollywood's most famous faces coveted the most, and FOX 9 News spoke with Nancy Nelson, a friend of Roger Ebert, who shared her fondest memories.
    For years, his seal of approval was one that Hollywood's most famous faces coveted the most, and FOX 9 News spoke with Nancy Nelson, a friend of Roger Ebert, who shared her fondest memories.
  • COACH CONDUCT: Rutgers fires Mike Rice after video surfaces

    COACH CONDUCT: Rutgers fires Mike Rice after video surfaces

    Wednesday, April 3 2013 11:27 PM EDT2013-04-04 03:27:37 GMT
    Rutgers head basketball coach Mike Rice was fired Wednesday morning after video was released the day before that showed him throwing basketballs at players, pushing them and using offensive language. The
    Rutgers head basketball coach Mike Rice was fired Wednesday morning after video was released the day before that showed him throwing basketballs at players, pushing them and using offensive language. The
  • CDC: Nearly 1 in 5 high school boys has ADHD

    CDC: Nearly 1 in 5 high school boys has ADHD

    Monday, April 1 2013 11:12 PM EDT2013-04-02 03:12:09 GMT
    New numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest nearly one in every five high school-aged American boys have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
    New numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest nearly one in every five high school-aged American boys have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
  • Study: Bacteria in your gut may be key to weight management

    Study: Bacteria in your gut may be key to weight management

    Thursday, March 28 2013 8:22 PM EDT2013-03-29 00:22:11 GMT
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    The eternal question of what makes some people gain weight or lose weight more easily may be closer to having an answer thanks to research from Massachusetts General Hospital.
    The eternal question of what makes some people gain weight or lose weight more easily may be closer to having an answer thanks to research from Massachusetts General Hospital.
  • INTERVIEW: Schaffhausen plea change may reflect overwhelming evidence

    INTERVIEW: Schaffhausen plea change may reflect overwhelming evidence

    Wednesday, March 27 2013 11:23 PM EDT2013-03-28 03:23:20 GMT
    The attorney for Aaron Schaffhausen says his client may change his plea to guilty to killing his three daughters tomorrow afternoon, and FOX 9 News asked a defense attorney how that would affect the case.
    The attorney for Aaron Schaffhausen says his client may change his plea to guilty to killing his three daughters tomorrow afternoon, and FOX 9 News asked a defense attorney how that would affect the case.
  • Marriage rights in Supreme Court: What's the Minnesota impact?

    Marriage rights in Supreme Court: What's the Minnesota impact?

    Tuesday, March 26 2013 3:31 PM EDT2013-03-26 19:31:44 GMT
    Lawyers argued before the United States Supreme Court on Tuesday over the constitutionality of same-sex marriage.
    Lawyers argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday over the constitutionality of same-sex marriage. Marriage equality group Minnesotans United said the Court's ruling is unlikely to have a direct impact on the legal status of same-sex couples in Minnesota, but Minnesota for Marriage said the case - no matter the outcome - will have an impact in the state.
  • INTERVIEW: Wounded warrior joins Tee It Up for the Troops

    INTERVIEW: Wounded warrior joins Tee It Up for the Troops

    Sunday, March 24 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-03-25 03:33:33 GMT
    Heidi Collins recently won a dance competition that sent thousands to the non-profit Tee It Up for the Troops, and she spoke to one wounded warrior who is joining the group that helped him.
    Heidi Collins recently won a dance competition that sent thousands to the non-profit Tee It Up for the Troops, and she spoke to one wounded warrior who is joining the group that helped him.
  • Minnesota within 1,000 jobs of regaining recession losses

    Minnesota within 1,000 jobs of regaining recession losses

    Friday, March 22 2013 12:13 AM EDT2013-03-22 04:13:28 GMT
    Minnesota is outpacing the nation in job growth, pulling within 1,000 jobs of having regained all of the jobs that were lost in the recession.
    Minnesota is outpacing the nation in job growth, pulling within 1,000 jobs of having regained all of the jobs that were lost in the recession.
  • HOUSING COSTS: Minn. ranks worst in Midwest for affordability

    HOUSING COSTS: Minn. ranks worst in Midwest for affordability

    Tuesday, March 19 2013 9:54 PM EDT2013-03-20 01:54:26 GMT
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    A new report out today by "Out of Reach" shows Minnesota has the worst housing affordability gap in the Midwest.
    A new report out today by "Out of Reach" shows Minnesota has the worst housing affordability gap in the Midwest.
  • INTERVIEW + TIPS: How to balance work, family

    INTERVIEW + TIPS: How to balance work, family

    Thursday, March 14 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-03-15 03:43:45 GMT
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    New research out Thursday suggests that it is more difficult than it's ever been to find a balance between work and family, but why?
    New research out Thursday suggests that it is more difficult than it's ever been to find a balance between work and family, but why?
  • INTERVIEW: 1 in 4 teens are 'cell-mostly' Internet users

    1 in 4 teens are 'cell-mostly' Internet users

    Thursday, March 14 2013 12:18 AM EDT2013-03-14 04:18:48 GMT
    As can be expected, more kids than ever are getting their first cell phone in the ages between 12 and 17, but what are the unintended consequence of this?
    As can be expected, more kids than ever are getting their first cell phone in the ages between 12 and 17, but what are the unintended consequence of this?
  • Honor Flight pilot discusses bringing veterans to WWII memorial

    Honor Flight pilot discusses bringing veterans to WWII memorial

    Wednesday, March 13 2013 12:18 AM EDT2013-03-13 04:18:55 GMT
    Chuck Skoglund is a pilot with Sun Country, and he volunteers with Honor Flight, piloting 11 trips. He joined FOX 9 News to discuss the organization and what it does.
    Although they put their lives on the line for the country they loved, it still took six decades to build a memorial honoring World War II soldiers in Washington, D.C., and one pilot joined FOX 9 News to explain how he's helping veterans get there to see it.
  • How Facebook 'Likes' can reveal your private secrets

    How Facebook 'Likes' can reveal your private secrets

    Tuesday, March 12 2013 11:44 AM EDT2013-03-12 15:44:16 GMT
    Facebook said last year that roughly 2.7 billion new likes pour out onto the Internet every day - endorsing everything from pop stars to soda pop.
    Facebook said last year that roughly 2.7 billion new likes pour out onto the Internet every day - endorsing everything from pop stars to soda pop. That means an ever-expanding pool of data available to marketers, managers, and just about anyone else interested in users' inner lives, especially those who aren't careful about their privacy settings.
  • General Mills to unveil meal delivery service

    General Mills to unveil meal delivery service

    Monday, March 11 2013 11:56 PM EDT2013-03-12 03:56:07 GMT
    General Mills is testing a meal delivery service branded under Betty Crocker Kitchens in the Twin Cities with seniors in mind.
    General Mills is testing a meal delivery service branded under Betty Crocker Kitchens in the Twin Cities with seniors in mind.
  • Best Buy ending ROWE flex-schedule program 'downright silly'

    Best Buy ending ROWE flex-schedule program 'downright silly'

    Wednesday, March 6 2013 2:20 PM EST2013-03-06 19:20:54 GMT
    Best Buy has joined Yahoo in ending its ROWE (Results-Only Work Environment) flexible-schedule program. But the brainchild behind the concept, said "it's unfortunate, if not downright silly."
    Best Buy has joined Yahoo in ending its ROWE (Results-Only Work Environment) flexible-schedule program. But Cali Ressler, the brainchild behind the concept, said "it's unfortunate, if not downright silly."
  • Questioning retirement home CPR refusal policy

    Questioning retirement home CPR refusal policy

    Monday, March 4 2013 2:32 PM EST2013-03-04 19:32:02 GMT
    A nurse at an independent living community in Bakersfield, Calif. refused to give CPR to an 87-year-old woman who had collapsed in the dining room and was barely breathing.
    A nurse at an independent living community in Bakersfield, Calif. refused to give CPR to an 87-year-old woman who had collapsed in the dining room and was barely breathing. This has brought up a lot of questions of the difference in care in a facility that is a nursing home, an assisted living facility and an independent living facility. But, there's also the question of medical ethics and if a policy like that should be put in in the first place.
  • HARLEM SHAKE: School suspensions going too far?

    HARLEM SHAKE: School suspensions going too far?

    Thursday, February 28 2013 3:20 PM EST2013-02-28 20:20:05 GMT
    There has been a lot of controversy on how school administrators are handling situations where the students make a Harlem Shake video. Is it harmless fun or does it pose a real safety issue?
    There has been a lot of controversy and opinion on how school administrators are handling situations where the students make a Harlem Shake video. Is it harmless fun or does it pose a real safety issue that needs to be addressed immediately by the school?
  • Rep. Keith Ellison vs Sean Hannity on FOX News

    Rep. Keith Ellison vs Sean Hannity on FOX News

    Wednesday, February 27 2013 11:49 AM EST2013-02-27 16:49:13 GMT
    FOX News host Sean Hannity invited Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minnesota) on his show Tuesday night to discuss the big federal spending cuts known as the sequester. The exchange got heated.
    FOX News host Sean Hannity invited Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minnesota) on his show Tuesday night to discuss the big federal spending cuts known as the sequester. The exchange got heated as Hannity gave-way to Ellison's rant.
  • Chicago schools propose starting sex education at age 5

    Chicago schools propose starting sex education at age 5

    Tuesday, February 26 2013 10:01 AM EST2013-02-26 15:01:15 GMT
    Chicago Public Schools students get their sex education in the 5th grade, as most do in the United States, but CPS want to change that so the instruction begins at age 5.
    Chicago Public Schools students get their sex education in the 5th grade, as most do in the United States, but CPS want to change that so the instruction begins at age 5.
  • SLEEP TEXTING? Doctors report rise in cases

    SLEEP TEXTING? Doctors report rise in cases

    Monday, February 25 2013 11:42 PM EST2013-02-26 04:42:47 GMT
    Sleep walking and sleep talking are issues that plague many, but doctors say people are also beginning to use technology to text or Tweet while they sleep.
    Sleep walking and sleep talking are issues that plague many, but doctors say people are also beginning to use technology to text or Tweet while they sleep.
  • Are mosquitoes becoming immune to DEET?

    Are mosquitoes becoming immune to DEET?

    Thursday, February 21 2013 3:24 PM EST2013-02-21 20:24:39 GMT
    A group of researchers discovered that three hours after an exposure to DEET, many mosquitoes were immune to the chemical, ignoring its typically noxious smell and attempting to land on human skin.
    A group of researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine discovered that three hours after an exposure to DEET, many mosquitoes were immune to the chemical, ignoring its typically noxious smell and attempting to land on irresistible human skin.
  • INTERNET ADDICTION: Withdrawal symptoms similar to drug users'

    INTERNET ADDICTION: Withdrawal symptoms similar to drug users'

    Wednesday, February 20 2013 8:19 PM EST2013-02-21 01:19:27 GMT
    Internet addiction is a growing problem in America and a new study found that for those who spend so much time online it starts to disrupt their life, trying to quit can result in withdrawal symptoms.
    Internet addiction is a growing problem in America and a new study found that for those who spend so much time online it starts to disrupt their life, trying to quit can result in withdrawal symptoms.
  • JDRF Walk to raise money for diabetes research in Minn.

    JDRF Walk to raise money for diabetes research in Minn.

    Tuesday, February 19 2013 3:31 PM EST2013-02-19 20:31:20 GMT
    The JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes will take place at the Mall of America on Saturday, March 23 to raise money that could help researchers at the University of Minnesota make significant strides in treatment.
    The JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes will take place at the Mall of America on Saturday, February 23 to raise money that could help researchers at the University of Minnesota make significant strides in treatment.
  • Mentorship groups formed to help patients cope with Type-1 diabetes

    Mentors help patients cope with Type-1 diabetes

    Tuesday, February 19 2013 3:25 PM EST2013-02-19 20:25:08 GMT
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    Each day, about 80 people in the United States are diagnosed with Type-1 diabetes -- and they often have a lot of questions. Now, they have a new way to get advice -- through a mentor.
    Each day, about 80 people in the United States are diagnosed with Type-1 diabetes -- and they often have a lot of questions. Now, they have a new way to get advice -- through a mentor.
  • Burger King Twitter account hacked

    Burger King Twitter account hacked

    Monday, February 18 2013 1:07 PM EST2013-02-18 18:07:18 GMT
    The Burger King Twitter account (@BurgerKing) was hacked Monday.
    The Burger King Twitter account (@BurgerKing) was hacked Monday.
  • Switching kids away from violent TV may lower aggression

    Switching kids away from violent TV may lower aggression

    Monday, February 18 2013 9:46 AM EST2013-02-18 14:46:20 GMT
    Two studies add more fuel to the long-standing claim that exposure to television, especially violent TV, can harm children.
    Two studies add more fuel to the long-standing claim that exposure to television, especially violent TV, can harm children.
  • Minnesota teens invent visual caller ID to help seniors with memory loss

    Minnesota teens invent visual caller ID to help seniors with memory loss

    Thursday, February 14 2013 10:08 AM EST2013-02-14 15:08:49 GMT
    A group of bright, young minds from the Twin Cities are getting ready for a big trip to the west coast, the only one of 500 Minnesota teams to earn a trip to the national championships of the "First Lego League."
    A group of bright, young minds from the Twin Cities are getting ready for a big trip to the west coast, the only one of 500 Minnesota teams to earn a trip to the national championships of the "First Lego League."
  • AT THE CAPITOL: Revive the red light cameras?

    AT THE CAPITOL: Revive the red light cameras?

    Wednesday, February 13 2013 11:56 PM EST2013-02-14 04:56:04 GMT
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    Despite a 2007 ruling from the Minnesota Supreme Court that declared red light cameras as unconstitutional, lawmakers at the capitol will consider a bill to revive their use this session.
    Despite a 2007 ruling from the Minnesota Supreme Court that declared red light cameras as unconstitutional, lawmakers at the capitol will consider a bill to revive their use this session.
  • Facebook Graph Search: What's the big deal?

    Facebook Graph Search: What's the big deal?

    Wednesday, February 13 2013 11:17 AM EST2013-02-13 16:17:29 GMT
    Facebook Graph Search will give users an easier way to find pictures of friends, reviews on restaurants your friends like or didn't like, friends who like certain TV shows or movies, and other info.
    Facebook Graph Search will give users an easier way to find pictures of friends, reviews on restaurants your friends like or didn't like, friends who like certain TV shows or movies, and other information.
  • Should you be paid to check email, answer calls after work hours?

    Should you be paid to check email, answer calls after work hours?

    Thursday, February 7 2013 9:45 AM EST2013-02-07 14:45:46 GMT
    Does scanning emails and answering calls from bosses on your smartphone after hours constitute work that should be compensated? A lawsuit winding its way through federal court in Chicago says it does.
    Does scanning emails and answering calls from bosses on your smartphone after hours constitute work that should be compensated? A lawsuit winding its way through federal court in Chicago says that it does.
  • RENTERS RIGHTS: Why you should care about Minnesota court case

    RENTERS RIGHTS: Why you should care about Minnesota court case

    Tuesday, February 5 2013 11:42 PM EST2013-02-06 04:42:53 GMT
    Minnesota renters are fighting a law that allows inspectors to enter and inspect people's homes without any evidence that a code violation has taken place.
    Minnesota renters are fighting a law that allows inspectors to enter and inspect people's homes without any evidence that a code violation has taken place.
  • Survey supports claim that money can't buy happiness

    Survey supports claim that money can't buy happiness

    Tuesday, February 5 2013 7:40 PM EST2013-02-06 00:40:25 GMT
    It's an old saying, but a new survey from the Spectrum Group shows only 20 percent of wealthy investors believe that their money can buy happiness.
    It's an old saying, but a new survey from the Spectrum Group shows only 20 percent of wealthy investors believe that their money can buy happiness.
  • Smoking restrictions at Minnesota State Fair in 2013

    Smoking restrictions at Minnesota State Fair in 2013

    Thursday, January 24 2013 12:57 AM EST2013-01-24 05:57:23 GMT
    The Minnesota State Fair is cracking down on smoking at the Great Minnesota Get-Together with the creation of designated smoking areas that will ban smoking at the rest of the fairgrounds.
    The Minnesota State Fair is cracking down on smoking at the Great Minnesota Get-Together with the creation of designated smoking areas that will ban smoking at the rest of the fairgrounds.
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