A southern Minnesota farmer will pay a hefty fine to the state's wetland conservation fund and perform 100 hours of community service after doing tremendous damage to one of the state's largest pelican colonies. The man apparently became enraged after the birds damaged land that he had rented to grow corn. The birds are protected under federal law.
Walz, judge in dispute over Feeding Our Future case
A Ramsey County judge disputed Walz's claims that the Minnesota Department of Education was ordered by the court to resume payments to Feeding Our Future.
2 dead, 1 with life-threatening injuries in Hwy. 7 crash
Both drivers were not wearing their seatbelt, according to the State Patrol.
15-year-old Richfield football game shooting suspect arrested
A 16-year-old accused of instigating the altercation is also in custody.
3 arrested after homicide, burglary in Inver Grove Heights
Charges of first-degree murder and first-degree burglary are pending.
Woman dies after becoming trapped in Waseca house fire
Police tried to enter the home but heavy smoke prevented them from getting inside.
Eden Prairie-based crypto company files for bankruptcy
The company operates crypto-mining centers.
1 dead, 2 with life-threatening injuries in Minnesota crash
The crash happened just after 7:30 p.m. Friday.
School bus carrying students plunges into river southwest of Fargo
None of the kids suffered life-threatening injuries, though some were taken to area hospitals.
Richfield High School cancels weekend events after shooting
Two men were shot outside the school's football stadium
Sound of shots, mass panic at Richfield football game streamed live on YouTube
Gunfire caused panic at a varsity football game Friday night.
Gunfire outside stadium halts Richfield/Kennedy football game
This is a developing story.
K-9 search leads to $36K fentanyl seizure during traffic stop
A traffic stop was made after the vehicle was seen speeding through the area.
Southern Minnesota farmer charged with slaughtering pelicans
The DNR says a flock of protected pelicans had established more than 1,400 nests on land rented by Craig Staloch. He's accused of destroying more than 70 percent of those nests, crushing eggs and killing chicks.
Farmers gamble on weather, get early start in fields
Some farmers are out planting nearly a month earlier than usual. They're taking a calculated risk: They get a huge jump on the season, but if freezing temperatures return it could damage seeds and plants.
High commodity prices have a side effect for farmers: a shortage of seeds
Strong crop prices have farmers around the country planting more acreage. Ag officials are advising growers to get their seeds now because the most popular varieties of corn may not be available later.
Chemicals from paper, carpet, clothing and more turning up in eggs of Great Lakes birds
Researchers say PFCs, chemicals used in a wide variety of consumer products, are turning up in the eggs of herring gulls. And, they say, if the birds suffer health problems it could bode ill for humans, as well.
Minnesota farmers plant 3 million acres of corn in a week
Minnesota corn farmers are expected to plant a record number of acres this spring. And nearly half those acres are already planted by the end of April. It's an improvement over last year, when a soggy spring delayed planting and pushed back the whole growing season.
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