Business
June 3
A bottle of the medication Lynparza.

Pill shows benefit in certain hard-to-treat breast cancers

A pill has been shown to help keep certain early-stage, hard-to-treat breast cancers at bay after initial treatment in findings being reported early because they are so promising.
Nation
June 3
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with a Dragon 2 spacecraft lifts off on Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center for a re-supply mission to the International Spac

SpaceX launches tiny critters, solar panels to space station

SpaceX launched thousands of tiny sea creatures to the International Space Station on Thursday, along with a plaque-fighting toothpaste experiment and powerful solar panels.
Nation
June 3

Earthquake at underwater Hawaii volcano shakes Big Island

An earthquake at an active deep sea volcano off Hawaii shook the Big Island but didn't appear to have any impact on other nearby volcanoes and no significant damage was reported.
Nation
June 2
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson speaks during his first major address to employees, at the agency’s headquarters in the Mary W. Jackson Building in W

NASA picks Venus as hot spot for two new robotic missions

NASA is returning to sizzling Venus, our closest yet perhaps most overlooked neighbor, after decades of exploring other worlds.
Local
June 2
The Detroit skyline, shown in 2020.

Microsoft program aims to close digital divide in Detroit

Microsoft is expanding a program designed to improve high-speed internet access in Detroit and seven other U.S. cities.
Business
June 2

Volkswagen tests electric cars, transit apps on Greek island

German carmaker Volkswagen launched a five-year project Wednesday on the small Greek Aegean island of Astypalea to test the adoption of electric vehicles in areas switching to sustainable energy generation.
Business
June 1
Mesabi Metallics said it still intends to finish an iron ore project in Nashwauk that was first proposed in 2007, above shown in 2014.

Mesabi Metallics sues Minnesota for canceling its mineral leases

Mesabi Metallics sued the DNR in Ramsey County District Court for breach of contract and breach of good faith, essentially asking the court to disallow the lease cancellation.
Business
June 1

Automotive chip maker says it's nearly recovered from blaze

A fire-damaged Japanese factory that supplies many of the auto industry's computer chips is producing about 88% of what it was making before the March blaze, its owner says.
Nation
May 31
Michele Preissler at the viewing for her husband Darryl, who died of COVID-19, at a funeral home in Pasadena, Md., May 26, 2021. COVID-19 hospitalizat

Even as pandemic eases, for some U.S. families, worst has just begun

After more than a year of pandemic restrictions, many Americans are leaving their masks behind, making summer travel plans and joyously reuniting with family and…
Nation
May 31

Milkweed planted in California to help monarch butterflies

A conservation group is planting more than 30,000 milkweed plants in California in the hope of giving Western monarch butterflies new places to breed.
World
May 29

Chinese cargo spacecraft docks with orbital station

An automated spacecraft docked with China's new space station Sunday carrying fuel and supplies for its future crew, the Chinese space agency announced.
Local
May 25
In this 2015 file photo, a lone pine tree survived the plowing of this field south of Park Rapids, Minn. The mixed pine forests of central Minnesota a

Minnesota appeals court: OK to skip full environmental review of Pineland Sands irrigation project

Intensified potato farming and row cropping threatens drinking water and the Mississippi River, opponents say.
World
May 23
A model rocket at what will become Sweden’s state-of-the-art satellite launch site in the Arctic: the Esrange Space Center.

In Sweden's Arctic among the reindeer, a space complex is taking shape

KIRUNA, Sweden — The path to the reindeer herder's spring home took him across four frozen lakes and countless snowy hilltops. Arriving to a light…
Science
May 22
One big hazard of single-use plastic is what it is doing to marine life. This April 10 photo shows workers with the Papahanaumokuakea Marine Debris Pr

Who's behind the global surge in single-use plastic?

A surprisingly small group of giant manufacturers and investors are at the heart of the global industry.
Local
May 22
The Mayo Clinic has nearly tripled the size of the $120 million Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Building in Rochester. Construction is to start within w

Mayo's new research lab promises 'medicine of the future'

Amid pandemic, medical center says the bigger new lab is, the better.
Local
May 21
Maj. Jeff Storms of the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, shown in 2011.

Minnesota law enforcement agencies using drones are confronting new transparency law

New state law requires agencies to report drone use and create policies.
Local
May 20
Grand opening of Water Works park redevelopment of Mill Ruins Park downtown. Mezzanine Lawn and City Steps.brian.peterson@startribune.comMinneapolis,

New downtown Minneapolis park blends mill ruins, Indigenous culture

Water Works is the Park Board's latest project in a decadeslong march to increase public access to the Mississippi.
Local
May 19
Jeremy Murray, Carver County Historical Society’s curator of collections, on Wednesday held an ancient piece of wood discovered by a Goodhue, Minn.,

Ice Age wood artifacts discovered in Carver County

The uncommon find, dating from 14,000 years ago, offers a window into a time when parts of Minnesota were covered in glaciers.
Nation
May 19
A fire in California last October burned 1.3 million Joshua trees. New Park Service “tool kit” is helping guide ecological decisions.

National Park Service conceding it can't turn back the clock on climate change

Climate change forcing decisions on what to save.
Local
May 19
A driver plugged in the charger to his Tesla at the ChargePoint charging station near Canal Park Lodge in Duluth in 2019. ALEX KORMANN • alex.korman

Impasse over 'clean cars' rule continues to hold up Minnesota environmental funding

Millions of dollars for environmental efforts around the state remains in limbo.