Arlington HS backers say bad rap led to budget ax St. Paul School District officials proposed closing Arlington High School as a way to fill a nearly $30 million budget deficit. Supporters say Arlington's flaw isn't bad students or teachers -- it's a bad reputation that's never gone away.6:25 a.m.
A special moment in Minnesota spring It's spring in Minnesota, a season essayist Peter Smith enjoys. And he says we're in the midst of a very special season within the season.6:55 a.m.
42,000 lost small-group health coverage last year Enrollment in state-sponsored public health plans surged by a nearly equal amount. The state's HMOs attribute the shifts in health coverage to the bad economy and the rising cost of health care.7:20 a.m.
Author's take on Shiue case More psychological experts will take the stand today to tell a judge whether or not Ming Sen Shiue should be locked up indefinitely as a "dangerous sexual predator." Shiue was convicted 30 years ago of murder, kidnapping and rape. He's eligible for parole from federal prison in July. He took the stand himself yesterday, saying he is no longer dangerous.7:25 a.m.
Seniors will see $250 checks to cover Medicare Part D gap Beginning this fall, some senior citizens will start getting $250 checks as a result of the new federal health care law.
The rebate will go to seniors who are enrolled in Medicare's Part D prescription drug plan and have hit the coverage gap known as the "doughnut hole."7:40 a.m.
Out-of-state firefighters in Minnesota to help Fire fighting crews from Illinois and Michigan have been called in to help control several large wildfires burning in Minnesota. Those crews will also help react to new fires that crop up, as the spring dry-spell continues this week.7:45 a.m.