The Social Security Administration has released the state-by-state list of America's top baby names for 2012, and it turns out that Minnesota is far from alone in liking girl names that end with the letter a.The most popular girl name in all 50 states ended with that letter. In Minnesota, as in near ... More >>
A lawsuit filed by Mary Vandergrift, a former employee of Golden Valley Patch, alleges that higher ups in the AOL-owned company repeatedly hounded her to work from the hospital, regardless of whether she was there because her Crohn's disease was flaring up or because she'd just given birth.SEE ALSO: ... More >>
Alison Scott might be one of the Twin Cities most underrated vocalists -- even though she's been playing around town for longer than most of the bands in rotation on the local airwaves. She has a classic, ageless voice that can be adapted from pop to soul in one song to the next, and it's a natural ... More >>
John Staine noticed that as his wife, Trish, trained for the half marathon taking place on Grandma's Marathon weekend, she lost weight, and her face even looked thinner.Which would make sense -- if Trish hadn't been, unbeknownst to the couple, carrying their third child. See Also: - Teen birth rate ... More >>
Jose Armando Recinos-Ramirez faces a statutory rape charge after prosecutors determined he impregnated a 14-year-old girl who later gave birth to the stillborn that was mishandled by Regions Hospital and sent to a Red Wing laundromat.THE BACKSTORY: Baby boy's dead body found in Regions Hospital's di ... More >>
Early Saturday morning, internet sensation Lily the black bear gave birth to two cubs at the North American Bear Center in the woods near Ely, Minnesota.SEE ALSO:-- Frogtown black bear shot and killed by DNR-- Hibernating bears have remarkable wound healing capabilities, finds Minnesota researchers- ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Bachmann, Kline, and Cravaak want to redefine rape because of abortion funding-- Donald Ingerson of Ely confesses rape thinking statute of limitations is up, gets arrestedRepublican U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin's troubling "legitimate rape" view may have its origins in an academic pap ... More >>
Abstinence now, insanity later.Teenagers can be stupid. Which is why, conventional wisdom says, they ought to keep it in their pants until the hormonal seas have ebbed enough for sane and safe sexual decisions to be made. Right? Well, according to a new study, our sexual IQ is probably set l ... More >>
Finding out your future baby's gender = another excuse to eat cake. Everything about childbirth is ritualized these days, so we probably shouldn't have been surprised to learn about a trendy practice called The Gender Cake Reveal. But oh, we were. Now, several months before you are scheduled ... More >>
Sen. David Hann is an Eden Prairie Republican.If a teenager is a victim of incest, Republican state Sen. Dave Hann of Eden Prairie says a judge's consent should be required before that teenager is allowed to seek medical attention, counseling, and testing for sexually transmitted diseases. Becau ... More >>
North American Bear CenterLily, right, and Hope huddle in their den.Not content to have melted down the North American Bear Center's web servers last January, Lily the black bear tried again by giving birth on the Internet today - twice. In case you missed it last time--and a lot of people did b ... More >>
Pete and Alisha Arnold say they're serious.We live in a democracy, right? So Pete and Alisha Arnold of Apple Valley have decided to let you cast your vote on whether or not Alisha should have an abortion. (Update after the jump: Anti-abortion hoax?) The clock is ticking, by the way. They say ... More >>
Tim Pawlenty has opted to take grant money from a federal law he wants repealed. The money is for programs dismissed by the state as ineffective. And he picked a grant that requires $379,000 in state matching funds, while the state is already drowning in red ink. What's going on here? S ... More >>
Photo by wetwebworkBack in December, when Connie Stroud was arrested for plowing into a minivan and killing an unborn baby after driving the wrong way down a freeway off-ramp, State Patrol spokesman Capt. Matt Langer said, "I feel comfortable saying she was intoxicated," without waiting for t ... More >>
In April 2009, we told you about Dan Lacey, Minnesota's famed pancake painter who made a name for himself when Gawker took on his cause, posting his paintings featuring famous people with pancakes on their heads. Now Lacey is mixed up in a lawsuit filed by Dr. Orly Taitz, the famed "birthe ... More >>
Annette Bening and Kerry Washington star
Photo: happysnapperOK, this is hardly a scientific survey. But still, St. Paul just got ranked dead last in The Daily Beast's pre-Mother's Day survey of mommy-friendly U.S. cities. Based on what? Mothers-per-capita according to U.S. Census Bureau data; educational quality as scored by Great ... More >>
A 23-year-old Madison farmer is accused of lacing his pregnant girlfriend's drinks with veterinary drugs used to abort a cow fetus in hopes of ending her pregnancy instead.
We caught up with Veirs in advance of tonight's show at the Cedar.
This is not news: Both sides of the abortion debate are dug in tighter than a stubborn mule. Here's a perfect example.
Husband-And-Wife Duo Roma Di Luna Reveal All! Okay, Some.
While Rachel and Ross grow up, 'Hidden Hills' storms neverland
Ruby Myhre was 14 when she had her first baby, and 17 when she first used heroin. Now, at 23, she wants a chance to mix sobriety and motherhood.
Director Tsui Hark returns to his Hong Kong roots for Time and Tide
Leslye Orr describes the tyranny of tots; Cirque du Soleil cavorts under the big top
Minnesota Parent Chooses ParenthoodWeb.com
NSP says its power-line project is just a routine upgrade. Scientists promise there's nothing to fear. But in this tony St. Paul suburb, there's talk of miscarriages, cancer, and lawsuits.
One mother's triumph over a painful postpartum depression
Minnesota filmmaker Wendell Jon Andersson has devoted the better part of his youth to creating his debut feature, With or Without You
Daughters of the Revolution: De'Yona and her cousin in Girls Like Us.
The City appears headed toward another lawsuit over property on Nicollet Mall