The dangers of football for little kids; raising young coders; cheering the Lynx
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Also, how is MNsure working after two weeks? The latest developments concerning scrutiny of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. And, Minnesotans are opening their pockets more for charitable giving than they were during the recession.
Photos: Thousands turn out to celebrate champion The Minnesota Lynx got a warm reception Monday morning as thousands of fans turned out to watch players parade down Nicollet Mall and 7th Street in downtown Minneapolis, showing off the trophy from their second WNBA championship title in three years.
MNsure after 2 weeks: How's it working? Elana Gravitz, Program Manager at Hennepin County Human Services Department sums up how many community organizations view MNsure, with a quick assessment: "Sometimes it works," she said. "Sometimes it doesn't work."
St. Paul police press mayor for higher pay The city ranks 22nd out of 27 metro departments in pay, the St. Paul Police Federation said in a recently launched media campaign urging the public to press Mayor Chris Coleman on the issue.
Edina MRI company, chiropractors sued for insurance fraud The allegations, laid out in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, say Mobile Diagnostic Imaging has recently collected more than $500,000 in improper insurance claims from Farmers. It also says MDI has paid out nearly half that to chiropractors and clinics in return for the referrals -- a scheme the lawsuit calls illegal.
Kahn: State should take over Minnesota Orchestra A DFLer from south Minneapolis, is suggesting the state form a corporation to take over the orchestra and then sell stock to the public. Phyllis Kahn says she will introduce the bill at the next legislative session.
The '7 Habits' of highly successful third graders One year after Johnathan Kent kicked his principal and school "went all bad," the 8-year-old was recognized at a recent assembly as the "Star of the Month" for being polite and helping out his teachers.
DNR asks Duluth residents to stop feeding wild animals Instances of people feeding wildlife has increased as urban and suburban developments have steadily encroached on wildlife habitat -- and this is not necessarily good for the animals. Foxes, for instance, are growing increasingly tame.
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