For Muslims wrestling with substance abuse, it’s often a silent struggle
Community members are trying to discuss addiction openly, normalize treatment and provide culturally competent counseling.
ER doc: Stay off electric scooters
Over his 33-year career as an emergency doctor, Dr. Stephen W. Smith has seen a lot. But he’s amazed by the number of e-scooter-related injuries he’s seen this summer at Hennepin Healthcare.
Along North Shore, piles of rocks create mountains of controversy
A nationwide controversy over the building of cairns — those stacks of rocks, usually built to mark a trail — has spread to Minnesota. Detractors say they ruin the view and can cause ecological harm. Others don’t understand what all the fuss is about.
Man whose family died in Boeing 737 Max crash: Scrap the jet
A man who lost his wife, mother-in-law and three young children in the crash of a 737 Max in Ethiopia says Boeing should scrap the plane and top executives should resign and face criminal charges.
Hong Kong protests challenge China with no end in sight
What began as a protest against an extradition bill has ballooned into a fundamental challenge to the way Hong Kong is governed -- and the role of the Chinese government in the city's affairs.
Records show Medicare Advantage plans overbill taxpayers by billions annually
The federal government wants to deploy several new tools for catching insurers that have overcharged Medicare $30 billion in last three years alone. But the insurance industry is balking.
Trump taps health care expert as acting top White House economist
President Trump has been expected to nominate Tomas Philipson as permanent chair of his Council of Economic Advisers. Philipson, an expert on health economics, succeeds Kevin Hassett.
Got milk? Squeeze on dairy farmers eases
Minnesota dairy farmers have been hit hard with a long-running series of challenges: low milk prices, trade wars and blizzards to boot. But dairy producers see a glimmer of hope for their industry.
'It's like catching Pokemon': 5 tips for bird-watching in Minnesota
Seeking out the diversity of colors and songs in the bird world is a great way to explore Minnesota this summer. And you don't have to travel far: Smartphone apps can teach you what birds are singing in your local park. You can also borrow a field guide from a library to help you decide -- Is that little bird a chickadee or a nuthatch?
Trump-Omar feud intensifies over racism, patriotism
Following a day of dueling press conferences and withering accusations of racism on one side and unpatriotic hatred on the other, the Trump-Omar standoff continues.
Amazon's Shakopee workers, unions stage demonstration over conditions
Several hundred people gathered outside Amazon's sprawling fulfillment center in Shakopee Monday to protest what they say are difficult working conditions at the online retailer.
St. Louis Park reinstates Pledge of Allegiance at meetings amid protest
At a raucous meeting Monday, council members voted to reinstate saying the pledge before meetings following criticism that overwhelmed city staff.
Klobuchar promotes proposals to help seniors
Minnesota U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, former Vice President Joe Biden along with New Jersey Sen. Corey Booker and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper were all in Iowa Monday for separate appearances on stage at AARP-Des Moines Register forum.
More kids are getting placed in foster care because of parents' drug use
With drug use surging in the past decade and a half, many parents are losing custody of their kids. But is foster care the best solution?
With Agate Days, Moose Lake polishes image of the state gem
An estimated 3,000 people came for the 50th anniversary of the festival.
3-year-old asked to pick parent in attempted family separation, her parents say
A Honduran couple says a Border Patrol agent told them one parent could stay in the U.S. with their three kids. The agent turned to their youngest and asked her which parent she wanted to be with.
Questions abound after leadership changes at Human Services Department
Word that Commissioner Tony Lourey had resigned came days after news of the departure of two top deputies.
Minnesota hospitals want Blue Cross probed over claim denials
The state's hospital association called on the Minnesota attorney general and two state agencies to review what it describes as the insurer's refusal to pay for "medically necessary services."
A Beautiful World: 'Our Symphony with Animals'
"When we save animals, we save ourselves" according to Dr. Aysha Antar and her new book 'Our Symphony With Animals: On Health, Empathy, and Our Shared Destinies.'
Man sentenced to 2nd life term in Charlottesville car attack
An avowed white supremacist was sentenced to life plus 419 years on federal hate crime charges Monday for deliberately driving his car into anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia.