ST. PAUL — Charlotte has moved six times since her ex-boyfriend hit her so hard she tumbled down a flight of stairs. She has been able to rely on programs to help women like her flee abuse. There has always been a bed for her and her two children. "I've seen so many other women (struggle to find a safe place.) I feel very lucky," Charlotte said. Some of the women who think they have no place to go end up going back to their abusers.
ST. PAUL—As the financial impact of Super Bowl LII on the Twin Cities is still being tallied, the organizers released a slew of numbers Wednesday, Feb. 7, touting the big event's success. According to the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee, 1,055,000 people attended the Super Bowl Live events on Nicollet Mall that ran from Jan. 26 through Feb. 4. That exceeds the projected 1 million visitors from near and far who would take in the scores of events around Sunday's game at U.S. Bank Stadium.
ST. PAUL — At least 24 people died from domestic violence in Minnesota last year, according to a report released Tuesday, Jan. 30, by the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women. The number includes 19 women who died by homicide at the hands of a current or former intimate partner and five friends, family or bystanders involved in violent situations, according to the 2017 Femicide Report.