African penguins now residing at the Minnesota Zoo.A group of displaced penguins can stop worrying about where they're going to live. They belong to all of us, now that they've found a home at the Minnesota Zoo.
African blackfooted penguins are endangered in the wild due to overfishing and oil ... More >>
The pollution warning expires at midnight.It seems we'll never run into a shortage of reasons to complain about the weather here in Minnesota.
Just a few months ago, we were still whining about a cold and snowy winter that had long overstayed its welcome.
Today, it's so damn hot and sunny ... More >>
WikipediaXcel Energy and other utilities sided with the EPA in court and won.In news that initially sounds like a contradiction in terms, the Environmental Protection Agency and five major utility companies including Minnesota-based Xcel Energy, have scored a win together in the U.S. Supreme ... More >>
How are Minnesota's bees doing?A recent New York Times article suggests that a virus and fungus have paired up to cause the demise of many hives across the country. Since the Upper Midwest is home to many large and small beekeeping operations, we asked a couple of local experts about what this me ... More >>
Via WikipediaA corpse flower in the U.S. Botanic Gardens (yes, it stinks, too)You could excited about the Titan Arum, or Amorphophallus titanum, that it will soon bloom at Gustavus Adolphus College. After all, it's only found naturally in the tropical rain forests of Sumatra.
But what you re ... More >>
Photo: ATKRSmarter than an elk?You want gangster government? Let's talk about the $37,000 hit job ordered up by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on a herd of big but maybe-not-so-dumb elk roaming the countryside Up North in Kittson County.
DNR hired its hit men -- sharpshooters ... More >>