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February 12
Shown here is a 200-acre plot of peaty cropland in Stearns County as the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources began restoring it to native wetl

A climate conundrum beneath our feet: Minnesota's farmed peat soil releases greenhouse gases

The state is unsure how to address emissions from the soil.
Local
January 7
As the Greenwood Fire continues to burn, smoke from the blaze fills the air, almost obscuring the Bong Bridge and Denfeld Senior High School, bottom t

Drought, haze, tornadoes: Take a deeper look at Minnesota's bewildering 2021 weather

Smoky air from wildfires, a severe June heat wave and unusual snowmelt made for some strange weather extremes in 2021.
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January 8, 2021
Lightning illuminated the sky above downtown Minneapolis, as seen from the Lowry Avenue Bridge, on Friday, August 14.

The only mostly normal thing about 2020 in Minnesota? Weather

It was warmer and drier than average, but not without extraordinary events.
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August 19, 2020
U.S. wildfire tracker

U.S. wildfire tracker

Use this interactive map of current wildfires in the U.S. to get the latest info.
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July 29, 2020
Perseverance rover

Perseverance rover

The rover is the most sophisticated that NASA has ever sent to Mars. It will search for signs of ancient microbial life, characterize the planet's geology and climate, and collect rock/sediment samples for possible return to Earth. It is powered by heat from the radioactive decay of plutonium into electricity used to charge its two batteries.
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July 22, 2020
Map: World earthquakes

Map: World earthquakes

Map of recent quakes that are occurring in both the United States and around the world. The data is from the United States Geological Survey's (USGS). Earthquake information is extracted from a merged catalog of earthquakes located by the USGS and contributing networks. Earthquake data will be available within a few minutes for California events, and within 30-minutes for worldwide events.
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July 22, 2020
Earthquake mapper

Earthquake mapper

Map of recent quakes that are occurring in both the United States and around the world. The data is from the United States Geological Survey's (USGS). Earthquake information is extracted from a merged catalog of earthquakes located by the USGS and contributing networks. Earthquake data will be available within a few minutes for California events, and within 30-minutes for worldwide events.
Politics
April 14, 2020
Minnesota Poll results: Most support universal background checks, military-style rifle ban

Minnesota Poll results: Most support universal background checks, military-style rifle ban

The Star Tribune polled 800 Minnesota likely voters about several gun proposals between Oct. 14 and Oct. 16.
Politics
April 14, 2020
Minnesota Poll: Trump vs. Democratic candidates

Minnesota Poll: Trump vs. Democratic candidates

The Star Tribune interviewed 800 Minnesota registered voters between Oct. 14 and Oct. 16. Highlights from questions about potential matchups between President Donald Trump and…
Local
April 14, 2020
Minnesota Poll results: Split on impeachment

Minnesota Poll results: Split on impeachment

The Star Tribune interviewed 800 Minnesota registered voters between Oct. 14 and Oct. 16. Highlights from questions about President Trump and impeachment are below. Scroll…
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April 1, 2020
Find the best gas prices

Find the best gas prices

Browse the map or search for prices by ZIP code or by stations near you.
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March 28, 2020
INTERACTIVE: Active volcano tracker

INTERACTIVE: Active volcano tracker

Locations of active volcanoes around the world are from The Pacific Disaster Center's (PDC) Active Hazards Map Service
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March 28, 2020
INTERACTIVE: U.S. Storm reports, warnings and precipitation

INTERACTIVE: U.S. Storm reports, warnings and precipitation

This map shows the National Weather Services weather warnings, current radar-based precipitation forecast and recent and yesterdays storm reports. Data is regularly updated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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March 28, 2020
Bike trails in the land of 10,000 lakes

Bike trails in the land of 10,000 lakes

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.
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March 28, 2020
Interactive: Hurricane tracker map

Interactive: Hurricane tracker map

Explore this data rich map of current hurricanes/typhoons from around the world.
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March 28, 2020
National flood map

National flood map

This map shows the 3-month long range flood outlook and the 48 hour forecast flood values from river gauges with weather watches & warnings. Stream Gauge data gives readings of stream gauges around the US, which depict the current water level in the measured areas. Data is regularly updated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Click on a symbol to get in-depth information for each site then click on MORE INFO to get the latest data.
State + Local
March 5, 2020
Minnesotans voted in the presidential primary Tuesday.

How Minnesota voted in the 2020 Democratic primary, precinct by precinct

Explore a detailed map of each precinct's result showing where Joe Biden bested his rivals across Minnesota.
National
February 13, 2020
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks at her election night party, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/

How Amy Klobuchar's surge in New Hampshire might've helped Bernie, too

Some have wondered whether Klobuchar peeled votes away from Buttigieg and benefited Sanders, whose win was slimmer than in 2016.
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January 15, 2020

Snow forecast and weather warnings

See how much snow is forecast to fall, current weather warnings from the National Weather Service, and current snow depth around the state.
Variety
January 11, 2020
Surfer Randy Carlson of Duluth is coated in ice but happy after riding waves on New Year's Day on Stoney Point, Tuesday, January 1, 2019 in Two Harbor

Even by Minnesota standards, 2019 was a wild weather year

It was a year of record precipitation and some very cold days.

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