The Minnesota Daily

All content by Sarah Lenz

Suicide rate increases as help drops

May 6, 2015

Suicide rates in Minnesota have been rising in recent years, while the amount of state funding for suicide prevention has drastically declined.    Now, community organizations and legislators...

Matthew Rodreick and his son, Gabe, work out in space dedicated to Gabe's physical therapy behind his Minneapolis home on Tuesday.

Father fights for state support for paralysis research

April 29, 2015

Matthew Rodreick hasn’t cut or combed his hair in over six years.   After his son became paralyzed, Rodreick vowed not to maintain his hair until his son is out of his wheelchair. His long,...

Sen. LeRoy Stumpf, DFL-Plummer, holds up the classified section of a local newspaper to illustrate workforce shortages in Minnesota at the state Capitol on Tuesday. Stumpf authored a bill this session that would offer free tuition to certain high school students entering community and technical colleges in the state.

Free tuition bill debated at Capitol

April 8, 2015

A proposal to offer free tuition to some students entering community and technical colleges generated an hour of debate at a committee meeting at the state Capitol on Tuesday, as some lawmakers said it...

Loan forgiveness bill could ease teacher shortage

April 2, 2015

For students who are pursuing a teaching career, there could soon be a new loan forgiveness program to help with paying back college debt — if they choose to work in certain Minnesota areas.   To...