Use Resort Finder by rolling your mouse over the push pin, which will show you 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).
Locations of active volcanoes around the world. Data is provided by the United States Geological Survey’s (USGS) Natural Hazards Support System (NHSS) and is updated on a regular basis. Graphic by RAYMOND GRUMNEY Notes about the data
U.S. Volcanoes: Information about active volcanoes in the United States is derived from the Recent Volcano Observatory Activity Reports generated by the USGS Volcano Hazards Program. NHSS retrieves this information every 12 hours and uses it to refresh the features in the U.S. Volcanoes layer.
World Volcanoes: NHSS derives this information from the Weekly Volcanic Activity Report generated as a cooperative project between the Smithsonian's Global Volcanism Program and the USGS Volcano Hazards Program. NHSS updates this layer once a week. Notices of volcanic activity posted in the Weekly Volcanic Activity Report are preliminary and subject to change as events are studied in more detail.
Existing transit lines in the Metro-area include the Blue Line (Hiawatha) Light Rail, Northstar commuter rail, Red Line (Cedar Ave BRT) and the Green Line (Central Corridor).
The Green Line (Central Corridor) links five major centers of activity in the Twin Cities region - downtown Minneapolis, the University of Minnesota, the Midway area, the state Capitol complex and downtown St. Paul.
The Green Line Extension (Southwest LRT) would run along a 15-mile route between Eden Prairie and downtown Minneapolis, passing through Minnetonka, Hopkins and St. Louis Park.
Other planned projects include the Red Line phase II (Cedar Ave BRT), Orange Line (I-35W BRT) and the Blue Line Extension (Bottineau Corridor)
Minnesota played a pivotal role in the battle of Gettysburg. Explore this rich map of historical war monuments and markers scattered throughout the Gettysburg National Military Park.
President Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863 on the site of one of the bloodiest and most decisive battles of the Civil War and would be would be remembered as one of the most important speeches in American history.
Data used in this map are from the Historical Marker Database. When you click on a location in the map, you will get the name of the monument and a link to the Historical Marker Database page detailing it. This map allows you to view Twitter feeds using the search term 'Gettysburg Address' that have been posted from recent visitors to the Gettysburg Battlefield.
Note: To use the Twitter feed you must have an account, you will be prompted to log into it while using this map.
Explore this data rich map of Minnesota State Parks, Recreation areas, Waysides and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Park (MN DNR) land and water trails. Included are links to MN DNR Park pages. Find National Forest and State Park campsites, campgrounds, horse campgrounds and day use areas.Please be patient while this visualization loads. Some maps can take longer than others.
Minnesota's immigration court has received 285 deportation cases of unaccompanied children since the August launch of a special priority docket (out of 29,500 such cases nationally). Most were closed temporarily as attorneys applied for asylum or for other relief. The Chicago Asylum office, which covers 15 states, has one of the lowest approval rates for unaccompanied minors nationwide.
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.
The Justice Department cited bribes and kickbacks involving media rights deals for soccer games across the Americas. A dozen schemes were detailed in the indictment, including a 2013 agreement that promised $110 million in kickbacks.
Geronimo Energy has won state approval to build solar arrays across Minnesota to serve Xcel Energy electric customers. The $250 million Aurora Solar Project will be, by far, the largest solar generating effort in the state.