Minnesota News

APM Reports documentary: 'Hard to Read: How American Schools Fail Kids with Dyslexia'

Jan 17, 2019

An APM Reports documentary explores why some children's learning disabilities aren't identified and remedied, and how improving things for dyslexic kids could help all students learn to read better.

For seventh consecutive year, visa overstays exceeded illegal border crossings

Jan 16, 2019

A study also finds that the unauthorized population from Mexico has declined by 1.3 million people since 2010.

In home of original Sriracha sauce, Thais say Rooster brand is nothing to crow about

Jan 16, 2019

The Rooster brand, ubiquitous in the U.S., is now being exported to Thailand, where Sriracha was born. But many Thais who taste the U.S. version are not impressed. "I wanted to gag," says one.

Daily movement - even household chores - may boost brain health in elderly

Jan 16, 2019

Whether it's exercise or housework, older Americans who move their bodies regularly may preserve more of their memory and thinking skills, even if they have brain lesions and other signs of dementia.

House OKs Democratic bill to reopen government

Jan 16, 2019

The House has passed a Democratic measure to reopen the government through Feb. 8 and provide $14 billion in emergency spending for recent hurricanes, wildfires and other natural disasters.

Properly cold this weekend; a more glancing polar vortex blow?

Jan 16, 2019

Colder air finally blows into Minnesota.

St. Paul cop charged with excessive force for kicking man

Jan 16, 2019

Federal prosecutors charged Brett Palkowitsch on Wednesday with one count of deprivation of rights under color of law, which carries a maximum 10 years in prison.

MNsure reports record of nearly 124,000 health care sign-ups

Jan 16, 2019

Minnesota's state-run health insurance exchange has achieved a record number of sign-ups in its sixth open enrollment period.

Federal watchdog finds government ignored emoluments clause with Trump hotel

Jan 16, 2019

The Inspector General for the General Services Administration, said that agency lawyers decided to ignore the constitutional issues when they reviewed the lease after Trump won the 2016 election.

Man sentenced to jail, probation for fatally running over girlfriend

Jan 16, 2019

A judge sentenced a Watertown man to a year in jail and 10 years' probation for running over his girlfriend in 2017.