Across the state, more than 1,500 miles of bike trails — some paved, some natural, all off highway — line abandoned railroad beds and cross public lands. Then there are the many bike trails in the metro-area. We have some of the best urban bike options in the country. Pedal one for a close-up experience of Minnesota's many unique landscapes.
Map of recent quakes that are occurring in both the United States and around the world. The data is from the United States Geological Survey's (USGS). Earthquake information is extracted from a merged catalog of earthquakes located by the USGS and contributing networks. Earthquake data will be available within a few minutes for California events, and within 30-minutes for worldwide events.
This map shows 48 hour forecast flood values from river gauges and weather watches & warnings. Stream Gauge data gives readings of stream gauges around the US, which depict the current water level in the measured areas. Data is regularly updated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Click on a symbol to get in-depth information for each site then click on MORE INFO to get the latest data.
The four Minnesota landfills that serve the Twin Cities accepted 1.09 million cubic yards of compacted municipal waste last year. If Great River Energy's garbage burner in Elk River shuts down, that number will rise.
This web map forecasts how much snow will fall in the next couple of days. Navigate to the second map for current weather warnings from the National Weather Services.
You can navigate this map by panning and zooming, using the plus and minus button or click on the map to see the forecast snow amount or click on a warning area to get in-depth information for each site then click on MORE INFO to open a link to the latest NWS alerts and data.
Use this handy form to add your favorite resort to the map. Also, make sure to include your name, where you are from and a phone number, in case we need more details. (We won't share your phone number.
Note: It may take some time before your item appears on the map. We want to make sure all information is correct and that it will map correctly. We appreciate your patience.
Use Resort Finder by clicking on a push pin to see the approximate location and details of your favorite vacation spots in Minnesota. Don't see your favorite resort, add it to the map by sending the name of the resort, the address, phone number, website and one or two sentences about what makes it special to Star Tribune's Resort Finder. Also include your name, where you are from and a phone number (in case we need more details).
This map shows the National Weather Services weather warnings, current radar-based precipitation forecast and recent and yesterdays storm reports. Data is regularly updated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
There are over 200 agricultural wells owned by R.D. Offut in the Pinelands Sands Area that have permits to irrigate crops. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources gave the company notice that it would require an environmental study to proceed with three new permits.
The Fringe is centered in two Minneapolis neighborhoods: Northeast and Cedar-Riverside, with Red Stag Supperclub returning as Fringe Central, the official post-show hangout. There's also a new Minnesota Family Fringe at Celtic Junction in St. Paul, and a Family Central at nearby Can Can Wonderland where ticketholders can do mini-golf or other activities from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 2-5 and 9-12.
St. Paul, city leaders are considering the creation of enterprise zones to take advantage of the new Allianz soccer stadium near University and Snelling Avenue. These proposed zones would allow new bars and restaurants to score their own licenses.