To encourage the birds to nest at Park Point, the tip of a 7-mile-long sand spit that juts into the lake, volunteers are asking residents and visitors — especially those with unleashed dogs — to steer clear of a mile-long stretch of beach near Sky Harbor Airport through mid-June.
A plantation of red pine trees north of Crosslake, Minn., is one of many sites destined for clear-cutting under a DNR plan to accelerate timber harvest on School Trust Lands. The shift in management has raised questions about DNR forestry values.
About a handful of St. Paul and Metro Transit police officers have started to "walk the beat" in the area of Payne Avenue and Arcade Street on the East Side of St. Paul to proactively have positive contacts with kids, adults and business owners in an effort to build community.
A national survey of doctors found increasing levels of burnout since 2011 – with administrative and recordkeeping responsibilities being top sources of frustration and pushing some doctors toward early retirement.
Population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau today show steady growth across cities in the metro area since 2010, particularly the core cities. Percentage change in population between 2010 and 2014.
The federal government considers a home affordable when renters do not have to spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing. For someone working 40 hours a week and earning $8 an hour an affordable monthly rent would be $416.
As the Minnesota legislature prepares to open its 2015 legislative session on Tuesday, lawmakers in both major parties agree that more needs to be done to repair the state’s aging transportation infrastructure. About 1,200 of Minnesota’s more than 20,000 bridges are classified as structurally deficient — they’re safe, but need to be monitored, maintained and ultimately replaced. The map below shows the bridges with the lowest sufficiency rating. A lower rating indicates greater disrepair.
For every $1 million in direct losses from the death of poultry, the ripple effect leads to an estimated $1.8 million in overall economic losses, including $450,000 in wages. The clearest indirect impact is on farm suppliers and the trucking industry.
Everyone is talking about pot these days, thanks to new laws in a handful of states and a shift in public opinion in favor of legalizing the drug. The U.S. Justice Department has announced policy changes to relax enforcement in states that have legalized the recreational use of marijuana and to assure banks that they will not be punished for offering financial services to legitimate marijuana-related businesses. Earlier this year, a bill was introduced in Congress to end the federal prohibition. Despite these changes nationally and Minnesota’s reputation as a liberal state, Minnesotans have been slower to embrace cannabis -- even while enrollment in the state's new medical marijuana program opens in July. In these slides, we use data to explore the relationship between the people, the state and the leafy green plant.
There are plenty of ways to get to CHS Field – by car, bus, light-rail train, even bike. City officials point out that transit affords the easiest way to get there, without the hassles of parking; the Green Line’s Union Depot station is only a couple blocks from the ballpark, and several Metro Transit buses – notably Routes 21, 53, 54, 61, 63, 64, 70, 74 and 94 – also stop nearby. Cyclists can use two regional trails -- Bruce Vento and Samuel H. Morgan – to get to the vicinity of the ballpark, which provides bike racks. Parking is sprinkled throughout downtown in ramps and lots. If you drive, the ballpark can be reached from the north via Interstate 35E, from the east or west via Interstate 94, and from the south via I-35E or Hwy. 52.