More than 20 million people in Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen are experiencing famine or at risk of famine over the coming six months. U.N. agencies and humanitarian partners are ready to scale up the response to avert a catastrophe, but the necessary funds and access to do so are required immediately.
Amid the hoopla of March Madness, we present a bracket whose prize isn't the office pool, but information. Ducks square off with deer, walleyes with panfish, pheasants with turkeys, and bass with trout, among other "matchups."
The civilian-run OPCR investigates hundreds of public complaints against Minneapolis police officers every year and rules on their merit. (The url below leads to a portal with various data sets, including complaints filed per quarter, discipline meted out by the chief, and the review panel's recommendations on allegations ranging from bad language to excessive force.)
The Lewis & Clark Regional Water System began construction in 2004 and will cost around $600 million when completed. Water from the Missouri River reached Luverne last year and should reach Worthington in late 2018.
Deaths associated with hypothermia have varied from winter to winter in Minnesota, with some of the highest death tolls occurring during colder winters and some of the lowest occurring during warmer winters.