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Tips for a budget and family-friendly spring break

6:23 AM, Mar 13, 2013

Spring break is just days away for many, but it's still not too late to find some last-minute deals. When it comes to multi-generational trips there are some ways to ensure it's a success.

Where to dispose unwanted and outdated medications

9:27 AM, Nov 30, 2012

There are more than two dozen places around the Twin Cities to safely get rid of unused medications.  Why is it important to use these facilities?

It's National Seat Check Saturday: Check your car seats

4:36 PM, Sep 22, 2012

Safety officials advise parents to mark the day by double checking their children's car seats.

School supply lists reflect changing times

4:56 PM, Aug 3, 2012

Almost exciting as the first day of school is getting ready for it, but what kids learn when they get there has changed.

Sunscreen 101 - Health Fair 11 Tip sheet

3:10 PM, Jun 26, 2012

When the weather finally turns nice and sunny, it's time to enjoy the great outdoors. Before you start your fun in the sun, remember to

Kitchen Pantry Scientist shares eggtastic experiments

6:30 AM, Mar 28, 2012

Finding great ways to keep your kids busy over Spring Break isn't always easy.

Soar with the masters of the sky

8:22 AM, Mar 2, 2012

 Some majestic visitors stopped by KARE 11 Sunrise on Friday.

Education

Rainbow Looms bracelets latest craze for kids

A new craze with kids has craft stores across the nation scrambling to keep rubber bands stocked on their shelves.

6:30 PM, Oct 18, 2013

Fire destroys multiple units at Roseville apartment complex

Residents of a Roseville apartment complex are regrouping after a hot burning fire chased them from their homes Thursday night.

8:14 AM, Aug 31, 2012

3 new names on St. John's accused monks list

St. John's Abbey has released an updated list of monks "who likely have offended against minors."

11:23 PM, Dec 9, 2013

Minnesota law enforcement tracking cell phones

It's not just the NSA spying on your cell phone. KARE 11 has learned that two Minnesota law enforcement agencies have the ability to do the same.

11:42 PM, Dec 9, 2013

Michelle Laven battles rapid, rare form of brain damage

When the odds are one in a million, everything is wrong when those odds are beaten.

7:37 AM, Apr 18, 2011

Laura Betker

Laura joined the KARE 11 weather team in February 2012. Previously she worked in Lima, Ohio at WLIO as the morning meteorologist. She has also worked in radio and with the American Heart Association.

1:14 PM, Feb 7, 2012

Enjoy freebies from area businesses on your birthday

From free golf to free food, more businesses than ever are offering birthday deals thanks to online birthday clubs and internet coupons.

8:38 PM, Sep 25, 2012

Minnesota Bound Eagle Cam providing a bird's-eye view

There's a sure sign of spring located high in a tree, just west of the Twin Cities. And, the Minnesota Bound Eagle Cam is giving us all the perfect view.

7:39 AM, Mar 16, 2013

U of M's 17th Ave. Residence Hall is state-of-the-art

The 17th Ave. Residence Hall is the first on-campus hall to open since the Mark G. Yudof Hall opened in 2002.

7:28 AM, Aug 25, 2013

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