Daniel Rassier, a man wrongly suspected of abducting Jacob Wetterling, says he plans to sue law enforcement authorities for how they treated him. A Wetterling family neighbor and St. Joseph,...
The battle continues to rage between drug companies that are trying to make as much money as possible and insurers trying to drive down drug prices. And consumers are squarely in the middle. That's because, increasingly, prescription insurers are threatening to kick drugs off their lists of approved medications if the manufacturers won't give them big discounts.
The mosquitoes that transmit Zika virus are not established in Minnesota, so the risk of acquiring the disease here is extremely low. But travelers headed to outbreak zones should take...
Going to the Minnesota State Fair this year? Make sure you have your ticket in hand and your bag open. The State Fair says bags, purses, coolers and packages will now be subject to search at each of the fair's 11 entrances. Prohibited items include weapons and fireworks but also alcoholic beverages, drones, bikes, skateboards, skates and hoverboards. Other items may also be refused at the discretion of fair management or police.
Look, up in the sky! The annual Perseid meteor shower is back and will light up the skies this week, peaking late Thursday into Friday. And this year, we're in for an even better show than usual, thanks to an "outburst." "Forecasters are predicting a Perseid outburst this year with double normal rates on the night of Aug. 11-12," said Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environments Office. "Under perfect conditions, rates could soar to 200 meteors per hour."
Charlie is an ideal colleague. He's energetic, knows how to handle bullies and has serious people skills. His work mostly entails riding on a cart pushed by Kim Headen, who fills orders in the warehouse at Replacements Ltd. "He loves coming to work," Headen says. "He beats me to the door when we pull up in the parking lot. He knows his way in and to go exactly where I sit." Charlie is a Yorkshire terrier. He's among the 400 people and about 30 animals who come to work at Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Replacements, where other varieties of fauna regularly come to visit.
Public health officials have begun searching several Minnesota cities for the Asian tiger mosquito — one of the two primary mosquito species known to carry Zika virus. Minnesota Department of Health investigators surveyed recreational and commercial sites in Albert Lea last week and did not find any of the mosquitoes. Over the next couple of weeks, agency staff will visit Winona, Rochester, Mankato, Worthington and possibly several other southern Minnesota cities.
Two Boundary Waters campers were killed during overnight storms that ripped through northern Minnesota. Duluth has widespread tree damage. St. Louis County authorities are urging people against unnecessary travel. Lake County Emergency Management Director B.J Kohlstedt confirmed a 39-year-old woman and a 13-year-old boy were killed by falling trees on the shore of Basswood Lake. Two others in their party were injured. They were flown out of the wilderness area Thursday morning for medical attention.
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Records say when the first plows sliced through the great Midwestern prairie, a popping sound rang through the air like a volley of pistol shots. It was the sound of millions of roots snapping against the plow's steel blade. Vast tallgrass prairie once covered about a third of Minnesota's landscape. But less than 2 percent of that native grassland remains, much of it plowed under for agricultural use.