Why is it that some of the least sexy foods are considered the most divine? Sea urchins, for example, are essentially spiky sea floor garbage-eaters with anuses on the tops of their bodies, that sell for upwards of $14 per pound. Sound appetizing? Last Friday, Hot Dish headed to Coastal Seafoods to ... More >>
"Imagine paying $50 for a pint of hand-pollinated strawberries," says the voiceover in this compelling video from the Beez Kneez, a local organization devoted to reviving the bee population in the Twin Cities and educating the local community about how bees affect our overall ecosystem. "That's what ... More >>
The final leg of Minnesota's controversial wolf hunting season will come to a close tonight, and hunters have already hit their target. As of publication, the Department of Natural Resources has tallied 403 kills between the two seasons, meaning hunters have hit three wolves above target. DNR wolf ... More >>
No, Allie and Semo haven't died. But if you didn't know that and came across one of the shirts for sale at the Minnesota Zoo paying tribute to the relocated dolphins, you'd probably think they'd passed on to marine mammal heaven.SEE ALSO: Minnesota otter attacks: Why do they suddenly hate us?The "Th ... More >>
Around 12:30 Sunday morning, residents of St. Paul's Frogtown neighborhood saw a black bear roaming around the area.The bear's journey to the heart of the city must've been an interesting one. Dave Garshelis, bear research biologist for the DNR, said the two nearest bear populations -- western Wisco ... More >>
Photos by Nikki MillerAvey Tare December 7, 2011 Triple Rock Social Club Avey Tare, pseudonymed "frontman" of the very popular "collective" Animal Collective, released an album last year called Down There, a piece supposedly inspired by crocodiles. How now, swamp cow?
by Patrick Darnell (from Picasa)The squid in the vid ain't this big.The Hot Dish brought out some honest-to-goodness multimedia action this week that involved two things we just can't get enough of: squid and fried butter. Who can resist a little live (yet dead) dancing squid with a side of fried ... More >>
A penetrating chapter from former Phoenix New Times investigative reporter Terry Green Sterling's book: ILLEGAL: Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone
Read a penetrating chapter from former Phoenix New Times investigative reporter Terry Greene Sterling's book: 'ILLEGAL: Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone'
Photo by guanoWe thought emerald ash borer was unstoppable. We had already started to envision the Twin Cities naked as all the ash trees succumb to the evil buggers. But fear not! Wasps to the rescue. Minnesota plans to introduce stingless wasps (whew) in southern parts of the state first. The ... More >>
Photo by Urban WoodswalkerThe poor children of Delavan. Their lake has been taken over by evil hissing geese who poop everywhere and make the shoreline horrifically disgusting. What can be done? Kill the geese, of course! They should know better. The town of Delavan is calling on the U.S. Depar ... More >>
bcjordanAt least one person is dead after a semi-truck hauling bees was involved in a crash on the northbound side of I-35 in Lakeville. Another person was injured and taken to the hospital.But that's not the end of it: apparently the swarm of angry bees is making the recovery effort difficult. F ... More >>
Eating endangered animals = not cool.
White cheeked gibbons are an endangered species in Laos and Vietnam. This one looks pretty safe, though.
Alright, folks. Really funny. Who is out stealing Wisconsin goats?
Another Sparky bites the dust. Yawn.
Burnsville residents can safely leave their homes and stop looking toward the sky after the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources took out two hawks caught terrorizing one neighborhood.
FireLake chef Paul Lynch will debut his cooking for the James Beard House in NYC today.
Horny dolphin angles for three-way
February 1 marked the tenth anniversary of the coldest temperature ever recorded in Minnesota. The minus 60 degree reading (measured in the Arrowhead town of Tower) produced a weird sort of provincial glee. If memory serves, one enterprising television reporter demonstrated the extremity of the cold ... More >>
The case against Minnesota's 1.2 million forest-destroying, disease-spreading deer
Ames farm revolutionizes the gathering of honey, to flabbergasting effect
Asian carp threaten the Mississippi's ecosystem and unsuspecting boaters
The cougar's comeback gets stopped dead in its tracks
Does the big cat with the three-foot tail, fleet feet, and a taste for blood prowl the state?
Sharp-nosed dogs, stealthy birds, and the sweet secret of dawn: A neophyte gets a taste of the hunt