Roseville Firefigher Dave Doucet and Nancie Pass, a deputy director with Ramsey County Emergency Communications, take turns demonstrating hands-on CPR

Ramsey County unveils app that alerts CPR-trained bystanders

The PulsePoint app alerts people nearby when 911 dispatch receives a call of cardiac arrest in a public location.

EPA outlines plan for water with toxic chemicals, including 3M's

February 14
Displayed is an Environmental Protection Agency report ahead of a news conference in Philadelphia, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Under strong pressure from
3M last year settled a state of Minnesota lawsuit related to PFAS, and faces litigation in other states. Environmental and consumer groups immediately challenged the EPA's decision not to push immediately for lower limits on the chemicals in drinking and groundwater.

NASA rover finally bites the dust on Mars after 15 years

February 13
This Jan. 5, 2016 photo made available by NASA shows the tool turret at the end of the the Opportunity rover's robotic arm on the southern side of "Ma
NASA's Opportunity, the Mars rover that was built to operate for just three months but kept going and going, rolling across the rocky red soil, was pronounced dead Wednesday, 15 years after it landed on the planet.
Business
February 13
No other type of online scam wreaked as much financial havoc as those rooted in romance.

Online dating scams cost Americans $143 million last year

No other type of scam wreaked as much financial havoc as those rooted in romance.
Business
February 13
AT&T said this week it was adding the Twin Cities to its rollout of 5G this year.

AT&T says 5G rollout will reach Twin Cities this year

The precise scale of the service is still to be determined as consumers wait for smartphones that can handle 5G.
Nation
February 13
FILE - This Jan. 17, 2017, file photo shows a Facebook logo displayed in a start-up companies gathering at Paris' Station F in Paris.

Anti-vaxxers use Facebook to spread conspiracy theories

But when it comes to policing misleading content about vaccinations, the site faces a thorny challenge.
Nation
February 13
This Feb 3, 2013 image provided by NASA shows a self portrait of the Mars rover, Curiosity. NASA's Curiosity rover has uncovered signs of an ancient f

Mars rover declared dead after 15 years

NASA's longest-running rover on Mars, Opportunity, is no more. Officials declared the 15-year-old rover Opportunity dead Wednesday, eight months after by a ferocious dust storm. Flight controllers sent one final series of recovery commands Tuesday night, accompanied by one last wake-up song, Billie Holiday's "I'll Be Seeing You." There was no response from space, only silence.
West Metro
February 13

Wayzata middle-schoolers win berth in National Science Bowl

They will join a Wayzata High School squad at the gathering in the Washington, D.C., area.
Nation
February 13
Ready to live in Kansas? Climate experts predict weather shift for U.S. cities in 2080

Ready to live in Kansas? Climate experts predict weather shift for U.S. cities in 2080

This warming comes with serious environmental consequences, experts said.
World
February 12
A mother polar bear and two cubs walked across the courtyard of a residential block Monday in Belushya Guba, Russia.

Polar bears invade Russian town; locals delighted but wary

Russian wildlife specialists are heading for an Arctic archipelago to try to resolve a situation that has both terrified and delighted the locals: the polar bears that moved into a populated area.
Business
February 12
Marie Kondo said, “Just because the cloud has endless space available doesn’t mean you have to fill it.” But using the cloud can also be a way t

Here's how cloud-based storage can help tidy up digital photos and files

Are you tidying up and tossing your old photos in the trash? First, put your memories online.
World
February 12
Absher is available in the Apple and Google app stores.

Rights groups call on Apple and Google to review Saudi app that can track women

Program lets Saudi men track women's movement.
World
February 12
This undated photo released by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, shows an ancient workshop to build and repair ships, dating back to the Ptolemaic

Archaeologists discover ancient workshop in Egypt's Sinai

Egypt says archaeologists have uncovered an ancient workshop used to build and repair ships that dates back to the Ptolemaic era (332 B.C.-30 B.C.) in the Sinai Peninsula.
Outdoors
February 12
The abatross Wisdom is the world's oldest know bird, banded as an adult in 1956, and she has just become a mother again.

World's oldest known wild bird hatches chick on Midway Atoll

The oldest known wild bird in the world has become a mother again at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. wildlife officials said.
Local
February 12
During one 2014 weekend, more than 8,000 people made the pilgrimage along the frozen shore of Lake Superior to witness and photograph the Apostle Isla

Will the Apostle Islands ice caves open this winter?

There are high hopes that ice caves at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore will open this winter after three years with no access.
Local
February 9
Members of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe are seeking ways to codify their “spiritual connection” to wild rice.

Minnesota tribe asks: Can wild rice have its own legal rights?

Maneuver to inject nature into modern law faces long odds.
Science
February 9
Alicia Moreno spends the day with her son, Anderson. A contaminated drug led to infections that nearly killed him, his family says.

Tainted medications reaching consumers despite FDA inspections

The FDA is supposed to inspect all factories that produce drugs for the U.S. market. But a review of thousands of agency documents reveals how drugs that are poorly manufactured or contaminated can reach consumers.
Science
February 9
People who identified as Facebook overindulgers made big gambles at a higher rate.

Social media junkies make riskier decisions, research shows

A researcher said his findings underscore the need for more research into dependence on technology.
Science
February 8
A sculpture of Xipe Totec, a god known as the Flayed Lord. Depictions of the god had been found before in other cultures, but not a whole temple.

Mexican archaeologists find ancient temple of Flayed Lord

The find is linked to an important pre-Hispanic god whose worshipers were said to wear the skin of sacrificial victims.
Science
February 8
Visitors soaked in a natural formed jacuzzi in the Boiling River, where a large hot spring mixes with the cold Gardner River, in the Mammoth area of Y

Could Yellowstone unlock the mystery of kidney stones? Mayo researchers expand hunt

Mayo looks far and wide for clues into the affliction.
Science
February 8

Science briefs: Pink flying squirrels are real

One spring night in Wisconsin, biologist John Martin saw a hot pink squirrel fly by. It was a southern flying squirrel, which usually has a…
Science
February 8

Americans take pain of girls less seriously than that of boys

And in a finding that surprised researchers, the downgrading of female pain was driven by women.
Science
February 8
Americans felt the sting of bioweapons in 2001 when anthrax sent by mail killed five people, sickened 17 more and set off a nationwide panic.

North Korea advancing its biological weapons program

Living weapons can be hidden. N. Korea may be at forefront.