Saving the Dakota skipper

Now, for the first time, the threatened butterfly is being reintroduced into the wild in hopes of boosting the population. Researchers will be in an outdoor mesh "hoop house" counting and feeding the Dakota skipper butterflies, swapping out the specific prairie grasses being grown for the butterflies.

Walking the beat on Rice Street.

On the afternoon when St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell was addressing the City Council about his plans for reducing crime this summer, St. Paul Police Officer Antwan Denson was patrolling his Rice St. beat the old-fashioned way, mostly on foot. Denson visited with small business owners and struck up conversations with people he met while patrolling Rice St.