Utah kayaker Michael Stone was facing death from hypothermia when he put out a mayday call that reached the DNR. He was stuck on a mud flat and paralyzed by a cold front when two conservation officers found him and muscled him to safety by towing him to a landing where ambulance was waiting.
Memorial Day weekend is one of the most popular camping holidays at Minnesota state parks. Many campsites for the holiday weekend are booked. Here's a look at parks with campsites available for the long weekend.
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.
The Minnesota DNR is questioning a $2 billion federal Red River Diversion project that would protect Fargo from floods by diverting the water onto Minnesota instead. The project needs Minnesota to sign off on major portions of the plan to proceed.
There's no evidence yet that the very rich are leaving Minnesota in response to the state's 2013 tax hike on high earners. In fact, the number of people with annual income over $1 million dollars who filed their taxes in Minnesota rose in 2014 to 6,257.
In-state tuition would increase by 2.5 percent, to $12,546 a year, at the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota next year, while nonresident rates would jump nearly 10 percent under a proposal released Friday. At the same time, in-state rates would stay the same at the U's four other campuses, in Crookston, Duluth, Morris and Rochester.