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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota is ranked the second best state for working dads, according to a study released Monday, June 11, as Father’s Day approaches. WalletHub, a personal finance website known for its in-depth studies, said one of the reasons Minnesota was ranked near the top was that it has the highest median family income adjusted for cost of living of $95,483. That’s two times higher than in Hawaii, which has the lowest at $47,631.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota is the state in the country with the least drug problems, according to a personal finance website that studies a variety of issues. The state didn’t top the list in any of the key metrics used by WalletHub researchers and experts, but was ranked low in almost every category.
ST. PAUL --Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has announced he plans to skip early June’s Republican state convention and go straight to the Aug.14 primary, drawing sharp criticism from another GOP candidate in the race and the Democratic party. Pawlenty’s decision means he won’t be seeking the party’s endorsement. In a statement Tuesday, his campaign said the two-term governor entered the race too late for to have a “fair fight” for the endorsement.
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Most of the northern half of Minnesota is under very high fire danger today, Tuesday, May 15. The red flag warning issued by the National Weather Service is for the following counties: Polk (west), Kittson, Roseau, Lake Of The Woods, Marshall (west), Marshall (east), Beltrami (north), Pennington, Red Lake, Polk (east), Clearwater (north), and Koochiching.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota ranks fourth in the nation in life expectancy, according to a study released Tuesday, April 10. Men in the state actually lead the nation with a life expectancy of 78.7 years, while women rank fourth at 82.9 years.
ST. PAUL—Minnesota joined 16 other states and the District of Columbia to sue the U.S. government Tuesday, April 3, saying the addition of a citizenship question to the census form is unconstitutional. The lawsuit aims to block the Trump administration from adding the last-minute citizenship question to the 2020 census. The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, also includes six cities and the bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors and comes a week after California sued the administration over the same issue.
FARGO -- Feeling stressed? Well, if you live in Minnesota and North Dakota not so much. A study by a personal finance website reported Tuesday, April 3, that Minnesota is the least stressed state in the nation with North Dakota right behind them. In fact, if you live in the Upper Midwest your chances of being fairly stress-free are darn good.
FARGO – Meteorologists are monitoring the possibility of winter weather hitting the region later this week and into early next week. The National Weather Service in Grand Forks said there are many unknowns at this point, but forecasts indicate light snow and freezing rain starting north of Highway 200 that runs across central North Dakota on Friday, March 2, and lasting through Saturday.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-- A 60-year-old Pipestone, Minn., man has been sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison after a sting operation where he thought he was going to have sexual contact with a 10-year-old and 13-year-old girl at a Sioux Falls, S.D., hotel. Roger Blaisdell was sentenced in federal court on Monday, Feb. 26, in Sioux Falls on the charge of travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual contact.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Alternative rock pioneers The Smashing Pumpkins are coming to South Dakota and Minnesota in August. It’s been more than 20 years since the group has been on tour.