Best Wheelchair Accessible Restaurants, Activites and Events in Minneapolis

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly one in five Americans has some kind of disability, and 1 in 10 has a severe disability. With an aging population of baby boomers and the likelihood of having a disability increasing with age, the growth in the number of people with disabilities can be expected to accelerate in the coming decades.

For those with disabil…

Confirmed Fungal Meningitis Cases in Minnesota: Update

A fungal meningitis outbreak linked to steroid shots has claimed another life in Tennessee.

According to the CDC, there are now 419 cases and 30 deaths with fungal infections linked to steroid injections.

The number of confirmed fungal meningitis cases in Minnesota is now 11. There have been no deaths in Minnesota.

Cases have occurred in 19 states including Flori…

December Snowstorm Hits Minnesota

Old Man Winter returned to Minnesota with a vengeance yesterday. The heaviest snowstorm to hit Minnesota since 2011 brought up to sixteen inches of snow and hampered travel for nearly the entire state.

Minneapolis, St. Paul, St. Cloud and several suburban communities declared snow emergencies with parking restrictions in effect until the streets have been plowed…

Minnesota Crash Facts 2011

Last year, we reviewed the Department of Public Safety’s Minnesota Motor Vehicle Crash Facts 2010 to point out how far Minnesota has come in terms of car accidents over the years. Now, the 2011 version of that document has been released, …

Are Bike Lanes Making Minneapolis Safer for Cyclists?

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Minneapolis bicycle commuters have grown by a little over 31% in the five-year period between 2006 and 2011, making us the #4 city for biking in the nation. However, those numbers only reflect those who choose to commute to work on their bikes. In 2012, Minneapolis Public Works and Bike Walk Twin Cities released bicyclist traffic count …

Nice Ride Program Gears up Again in Minneapolis

Minnesotans love their bicycles. Programs like the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s (MnDOT) “Share the Road” bicycle safety education program have been making it even easier and safer for Minneapolis bike enthusiasts to hit the road….

Minnesota Hunting Season 2013

MN Hunting Schedule and Safety Tips

Hunting season has opened once again, starting on September 1st and extending into the New Year. Kicking things off with early Canadian geese and bear and following up with deer season (Archery – Sept. 14th, special youth – Oct.) in November. A list of all scheduled season start dates can be found on the…

Foster Farms Chicken and Foodborne Illness: Who is Most Vulnerable?

With at least 362 people in 21 states and Puerto Rico sickened by strains of salmonella (according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) in connection with chicken produced by Foster Farms, foodborne illness may be on your mind.

The CDC reports that 38% of these tainted chicken-consuming victims have been hospitalized and 14% have developed blo…

New Minnesota Swimming Lesson Requirements on the Horizon

Minnesota could be the first state in the nation to require swimming lessons in public schools, if a new set of bills pass. The bills, HF 2113 and its counterpart SF 1825, are sponsored by Minneapolis DFL lawmakers, State Rep. Karen Clark and State Sen. Jeff Hayden and come during a time of increased concern over youths drowning.