Susan Brown, founder and owner of Mademoiselle Miel, is bent over a hive near the front of her St. Paul-based shop, speaking softly to a honey bee. She stretches out her hand and grabs ahold of it momentarily, then approaches the front door to set the fuzzy creature free. It soon flies back to its s ... More >>
We bite into uncharted territory from testicles to urchins
In late January, a snowy owl that created quite a stir in Washington, D.C. was found injured. The poor fella reportedly had been hit by a bus.The rare owl has since been transported to The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota, where it recently underwent a successful feather transplant proce ... More >>
Yesterday, a woman named Shannon Leigh Sweeney sent the Grand Rapids Herald-Review a cute picture of Grand Rapids cops chasing after a black bear cub.SEE ALSO: Minnesota Bear Center releases "the cutest footage to date" [VIDEO] Sure, it's all ooohs and aaahs in hindsight, but it probably wasn't for ... More >>
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources today released an update to its list of at-risk species for the first time since 1996. Those 17 years have yielded good news: The DNR has opted to no longer classify a full 29 species, including the bald eagle and the gray wolf, as endangered. See Also: ... More >>
See Also:Behind the video: "DMT Flow" by The Tribe & Big CatsThe Tribe and Big Cats unveil latest album, SpaceTTxBC have just dropped another video directed by Isaac Gale and David Jensen: "DMT Flow", the first song on the group's new free album Space, finds rapper TruthBeTold spitting bars whil ... More >>
Climate change has led to more precipitation and less moose in Minnesota, but who knew our climate was already hospitable to animals that normally reside in the tropics?Apparently, Bloomington is now home to alligators, and nobody is quite sure how they got there.A dog came across a small alligator ... More >>
Waterbury Studios, tucked away inside an old industrial building in Northeast Minneapolis, is a quirky, eclectic place. Walk down the halls and you'll see one room painted bright red, another with a John Lennon portrait on the wall. In the control room, there's a Brazilian flag hanging up and, on ... More >>
The Twin Cities rap community gets plenty of accolades (and some criticism) for its overwhelmingly hyper-literate, socially conscious bent. But recently, some of the hip-hop groups making the most waves have been breathing fresh air into the scene by taking a more unapologetically mainstream appr ... More >>
But the production is a bit too long
Minnesota ZooMy, what a big nose you have.Jon-hi is a young Malayan tapir and he's on a mission to mate at the Minnesota Zoo, relaxing in his pool, keeping his nose clean, getting in some exercise. Zoo officials say that, like others of his persuasion, he's is ready to turn on the passionate ... More >>
Photo by Tony NelsonWith the Electric Fetus offering "Record Store Day" limited edition releases and Fifth Element bringing in Rhymesayers recording artists to run the registers today, Black Friday is in full swing in our local music community. To celebrate this sacred day of splurging, rapper Gu ... More >>
Blackbird Cafe reopened this week in its new location at 38th and Nicollet, prompting this reader question: If I have a gift certificate to Black Bird, is it still good at the new Blackbird? Am I an asshole for wanting to use it? Or does this GC not apply since, in theory, this is a differe ... More >>
Photo: Minnesota ZooName that dolphin.The Minnesota's Zoo's newest baby dolphin needs a name, and the zoo has decided to throw the choice open to the public. "Flipper," anyone?
BirdChick.comWorking hard for the honey.It's a sweet friendship between local Sharon Stiteler, an obsessive bird-watcher who blogs about her adventures on birdchick.com, and Neil Gaiman, who penned the Oscar-nominated flick Coraline. Each had always wanted to keep bees, but Gaiman couldn't commit ... More >>
Festival performers answer our quirky questionnaire
Living vicariously through Twitter, we recap last night's Grizzly Bear show.
Based on the pictures provided by the zoo, we thought it looked like a naked dead piglet wearing a shell and helmet. Well now we've got a video of this creature and it didn't get any cuter.
Is the reign of feral cats over in the Twin Cities?
The wolf puppies whose transfer we documented in Midwest corn production vs. Gulf of Mexico ecology
A dead zone free of marine life in the Gulf of Mexico is expanding rapidly, and scientists say corn production here is a primary culprit.
Jon Ferguson squares off against America's #1 sea monster
Extreme landscapes engulf eco-warriors in Chinese adventure saga
Matthew Barney's girlfriend inspires his most coherent film
The Clown Lounge is open again. Urban Wildlife's Rock Room is closed.
When you're the president of the Cambodian Midget Fighting League (CMFL), you can be a little sensitive when it comes to heckling. When CMFL President Yang Sihamoni bragged his crew of 42 short-statured commandos could "take on anything; man, beast, or machine," he was called out by an undisclosed f ... More >>
In defense of the baddest bird on the planet I've spent some of the week working a story about the government's plan to manage--read: kill--up to 2,000 double-crested cormorants at Leech Lake this summer. It is an interesting and complicated issue. No species of bird is so utterly despised as th ... More >>
Mink Lungs: One band, a dozen hallucinogenic pop songs, 2,000 biting red ants
Monday's U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on the Confinement of Sex Offenders Leaves Questions Unanswered, Including the Fate of Minnesota's Sexual Psychopath Laws.