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The DNR and researchers will be setting nets in the Mississippi River to catch fish and learn more.
Deer management zone set for Farmington area.
The land, which surrounds the Cannon River, will be open to the public.
Trial program to plant native grasses and wildflowers was designed to save the rusty patched bumblebee.
Nobody knows the future of wind and solar power, but experts agree the technology isn't there yet to rely on those resources alone.
U researchers try to understand underground biology of North America's grasslands.
A measure introduced last week would essentially give cities their first chance in more than 30 years to have some form of local control over what pesticides can be used within their boundaries.
Snowbelle and her litter of six pups are recovering and growing fast, according to Red Lake Rosie's Rescue shelter.
An 82-year-old man died in a house fire early Friday in Freeport, a small town in Stearns County. Neighbors saw smoke coming from the house…
Deputies and first responders used ropes, toboggans and an ATV winch to get the two out.
As much of the state braces for the potential flooding of yet another spring, state lawmakers and pollution control managers are looking for new ways to stop or reduce erosion along the Minnesota River.
The Rev. Herbert Chilstrom, a Minnesota native and former Lutheran bishop, is being remembered for his faith, his quiet wisdom and for helping lead the…
The problem stems from the state's record wet year in 2019.
The DNR wants a study of vulnerable groundwater in Pineland Sands region.
Mining company says the appellate ruling issued Monday could create an "endless loop" of review.
Much as rising temps and extra moisture have caused heavier rains in the summer, climatologists say they're causing more winter weather extremes too.
In the Midway neighborhood of St. Paul — more than a thousand miles from any sea, more than a hundred miles from a Great Lake and a few miles from the Mississippi River — seagulls gather in large numbers.
The fight over tribal fishing rights could end up at the state Supreme Court.
In places where land is relatively cheap and the population is expected to grow rapidly, such as St. Louis County and central Minnesota around the Mississippi headwaters, the savings would be far greater — up to five times more — than allowing that land to be developed.
As fungus takes hold, researchers try a new tack: Leaving the bats alone.
It will be tasked to catch state up to emission targets.
State investigators found 15 knockoff "spinning battle'' toys can be toxic to children.
Minnesota regulators say proposal would trample their enforcement rights.
Allan Lotsberg, who played the beloved sidekick Willie Ketchem for years on WCCO-TV’s “Clancy and Willie,” died Nov. 7 at age 87. The affable local…
If the mature tamaracks can be cleared before they are overwhelmed by the eastern larch beetle, younger saplings and other tree species can start to grow up to replace them.
As cleanup of lead contamination continues, regulators accuse manufacturer of multiple pollution violations.
DNR commissioner says it's an issue best left for the Legislature.
Fishing tackle is targeted, too, in campaign to protect loons and other wildlife.
MPCA scientists believe harmful PFAS compounds may be airborne.
Minnesota would be the 15th state to move in such a direction, following the lead of California, which is now in a fight with the White House.
Barrier of underwater strobe lights and sound, invented at the U, may be final chance to flush invasive fish from Minnesota's waters.
Victim's wife learned her husband had been shot as she talked to dispatcher.
The body has not been identified.
Groups targeted victims who were distracted or alone, often for phones.
John W. Webb was 13 years old, growing up just west of London, when World War II broke out.At night, during the air raids, he…
University of Minnesota team, Toro researchers are developing a robotic mower for farmers.
Oak savannas may hold clues to saving the redheaded woodpecker.
Too much sodium is toxic for butterflies and can delay or hinder their muscle development. But smaller amounts may prove beneficial.
White Bear Township neighbors argue that the MPCA has refused to release public records regarding the company's emissions.
Listing fish as endangered could test new rules.
The Rouchleau Mine Pit in Virginia, Minn., is closed to the public and its waters have seen little, if any, activity, officials say.
The East Phillips neighborhood has been cleared of arsenic that had contaminated soil.
As lakes warm, scientists hope to nurture refuge waters for tiny cisco, a key food for game fish
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wants to know how a sturgeon, especially such a large and old one, ever get into that creek.
University of Minnesota breakthrough could produce new ways to battle the destructive mussel.
It's the first increase on a special surcharge for invasive species management in more than 20 years.
Fish that have been cut off from some areas for decades are starting to return.
The MPCA will use nearly $4 million to pay businesses, cities and nonprofits to replace old diesel trucks with those that have cleaner-burning diesel engines.
The last time Jessica Racer saw her father, Jonathan Chapman, they were at her brother’s baseball game. It was Father’s Day. Beyond the field stood…
Smoke from Canada could be especially bad this year.
State researchers say risk is rural as well as urban.
Ambassador Ahmed Isse Awad says skilled workers and investment are needed for country's "rebirth."
The center will need to raise $6 million before construction can begin.
Lawmakers set aside $900,000 for pollinators, plus money for nongame wildlife fund.
Judgement settles one legal challenge to state's first copper-nickel mine.
An experiment would give farmers a new cash crop while requiring less fertilizer near wells.
A car crashed into a Minneapolis bus shelter Sunday night, injuring two people who were waiting inside. Both were taken to HCMC, with one in…
'People really do care,' says Minnesota researcher who helped write U.N. report on species extinction
U researcher Kate Brauman says the report also holds possible solutions.
Around the world, climate change is forcing people to revamp the way they fight wildfires and nurture their crops. In Minnesota, the same forces are changing the state's response to spring floods, the way foresters choose trees for timber and which lakefronts can have summer cabins.
After years of effort, scientists are closing in on the perfect hazelnut to help farmers and protect lakes.
According to his wife: "One day he turned to me and he just said, 'You know? I've had a wonderful life.' "
The tree-killing beetle was found 50 miles northwest of what was thought to be the edge of the infestation.
In just four years, white-nose syndrome has decimated four types of hibernating bats.
Protecting the Mississippi less costly than future cleanup.
Decision marks milestone for copper-nickel mine; opponents weigh lawsuit.
Legislature considers subsidies for homeowners who convert lawns to clover and wildflowers.
U researchers examined environmental standards for producing sugar.
Sarah Strommen brings a heavyweight résumé and a folksy touch to the high-profile job often under fire.
Researchers say higher demand for corn and soybeans has hurt the environment.
A lawsuit had been brought by environmental groups over what they said was a raid on a state conservation trust fund.
Fewer Minnesotans give to program that helped saved state's bald eagles.
Spill at Hawkins was kept from reaching Mississippi.
A report by Minnesota regulators finds that water quality has been dropping as ag drainage increases.
Discovered near Brainerd; Walz proposes $4.5M fix.
The site for the city's rapid transit stop was selected primarily to serve the 3M campus and its roughly 12,000 employees.