World
November 16
FILE - In this April 24, 2021 file photo made available by NASA, the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule approaches the International Space Station for docking

Russia rejects accusations of endangering ISS astronauts

Russian officials on Tuesday rejected accusations that they endangered astronauts aboard the International Space Station by conducting a weapons test that created more than 1,500 pieces of space junk but a White House official said the move by Russia would threaten activities in space "for years to come."
Business
November 16
The Rev. Alison Buttrick led an online Fellowship hour with parishioners using Zoom from her office at Saugatuck Congregational Church in Westport, Co

The worst of both worlds: Zooming from the office

Experts helping companies navigate this transition period are hopeful that the pains of hybrid work are not permanent.
Duluth
November 16
Dirt dredged from the bottom of the Duluth Harbor was being pumped into Park Point beach last year as part of an effort to raise the beach front and p

Feds to conduct two-year study of Park Point beach erosion in Duluth

A U.S. Army Corps Park Point beach nourishment project finished this fall.
Local
November 13
Leland Anderson

Engineer Leland Anderson, who helped restore Nikola Tesla's legacy, dies at 93

How reading an obituary as a teenager led to Anderson's lifelong fascination with Tesla is something of a mystery.
Local
November 11
An electric school bus, left, rolled into the parking lot at Brooklyn Middle School Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 in Brooklyn Park.

Electric school buses arrive in Osseo as MPCA rolls out pilot

The zero-emission buses will "make it better today, tomorrow and long into the future," said Nick Martini, transportation coordinator for Osseo Area Schools.
Weather
November 11
A man climbed over a fence, up from a walkway below, during a walk in West Seattle, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021.

Atmospheric river soaks Pacific Northwest as 'November witch' socks Dakotas, Minnesota

There's a blizzard warning through Friday evening for northeast South Dakota and a sliver of west-central Minnesota.
Nation
November 10
“We had their baby,” said Daphna Cardinale, shown with her husband, Alexander.

Couple sue over embryo mix-up

DNA testing revealed error at California fertility clinic.
November 10

Draft climate accord expresses 'alarm and concern'

The head of Greenpeace expressed disappointment the text contained no "numbers of the table" for funding for developing countries to adapt to climate change.
Business
November 9
3M corporate headquarters in Maplewood.

3M fails to overturn regulators' shutdown of PFAS production in Belgium

3M had argued for an "urgent" suspension of the ban put in place two weeks ago.
November 6

Protesters march in Glasgow as climate talks continue

Thousands of demonstrators marched through the streets of Glasgow for a second day on Saturday to demand leaders move faster to cut fossil fuels.
Nation
November 5
Smoke rises from the Colstrip Steam Electric Station in Colstrip, Mont., Monday, July 1, 2013.

U.S. to slash cost of removing CO2

Effort's goal is to reduce expense of air-cleaning technologies.
Variety
November 5
A highway in Brazil, show in 2019, cuts between the Tapajos National Forest, left, and a soy field. Brazil’s president has pledged action on defores

Saving the Amazon, one wooden spoon at a time

Village hosts a wood shop where residents hope to earn a sustainable living.
Inspired
November 5
Kulu high-fived a young visitor at St. Paul’s Como Zoo in October.

Como Zoo's new polar bear tests tracking device developed by 3M scientists

Kulu is helping scientists keep track of his endangered relatives.
Local
November 3
Jamez Staples, pictured in this file photo from 2019, is among the Minnesotans attending the U.N. climate summitt in Glasgow, Scotland.  GLEN STUBBE �

Minnesotans join push for change at U.N. climate summit

Panels broadcast from Glasgow highlight Minnesota climate efforts.
Variety
November 3
As the days get shorter and the nights start earlier, take these steps to help prevent seasonal affective disorder.

Feeling SAD? Here's how to fend off the winter blues

As the days get shorter and the nights start earlier, take these steps to help prevent seasonal affective disorder.
Business
October 29
Katrina Kessler, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Commissioner

Gov. Tim Walz appoints Katrina Kessler to head Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

The agency veteran replaces Laura Bishop, who resigned in July.
Local
October 29
Skeeter, a 13-year-old giraffe, underwent surgery at the Como Zoo.

Successful surgery for Skeeter the giraffe

The Como Zoo giraffe had a broken foot.
October 28
Sitting Bull Memorial, Mobridge, S.D.

Native American legend Sitting Bull's great-grandson identified through DNA from 130-year-old hair

"To our knowledge, this is the first published example of a familial relationship between contemporary and a historical individual that has been confirmed using such limited amounts of ancient DNA across such distant relatives," wrote researchers
Local
October 28
Water levels on a channel of the Mississippi River below the Coon Rapids Dam at Mississippi Gateway Regional Park,  seen Wednesday in Brooklyn Park, c

Minnesota's drought shows signs of easing with steady rain

For the first time since spring, more than 1/10th of the state — primarily in southwestern Minnesota — is no longer abnormally dry. The north still is seeing dry conditions.
Variety
October 28
Pennywise in New Line Cinema’s horror thriller “It: Chapter 2.”

Scary science: The feeling of fear has surprising benefits

Don't let the emotion scare you. Experiencing it yields some benefits.