Researchers have detected the Zika virus in Aedes albopictus, the mosquito species known as the "Asian tiger," a finding that increases the number of U.S. states potentially at risk for transmission of the disease.
Minneapolis police are warning residents, businesses and others in a large portion of the city about a surge in burglaries. They're coming at a rate of more than three a day and are up 45 percent over the same time period last year. The vast majority are coming during the daytime, with Friday being the favorite day of the week for attack.
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Consider Minnesota the land of 10,000 spokes. 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. Pedal along one for a close-up experience of a unique landscape. Here are some of the best in the state.
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has teamed up with students from Inver Hills Community College to survey emerald ash borer populations along the Minnesota River. Data-gathering is crucial at this time of year because ash borers are beginning to hatch, which indicates how large their numbers will be and where they're likely to spread.
Federal agents suspect that heroin dealers have begun spiking their product with fentanyl - an extremely powerful synthetic narcotic - which could explain a rising number of drug seizures and overdose deaths in recent years.
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.