A gelatinous goop that resembles melted brown Nerf is emitting from hog manure and causing explosions in southern Minnesota and Iowa. More than 1,500 pigs have died and scientists are baffled. Wired Science takes a closer look.
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.
Gov. Walz reacts to Tuesday death of Mankato West student
The governor is a former geography teacher at the high school.
Teen pleads guilty to Minneapolis carjacking, admits to others
The man was yanked out of the vehicle by witnesses before fleeing the scene.
Three plead guilty to roles in murder on Red Lake Reservation
The 2019 murder left another person seriously injured.
Sheriff: Heifer shot and butchered on farmer's pasture near Aitkin
Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to call the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office.
Charges: Man kidnapped woman at gunpoint, forced her to withdraw $1,500
The 56-year-old suspect is accused of forcing the woman to the Seward neighborhood in Minneapolis.
Police arrest suspect in Oakdale after 10-hour standoff
The standoff with police lasted over 10 hours Friday.
Hog farm employee accused of videotaping women in shower
A female employee at a Nicollet County hog farm south of the Twin Cities found a hidden video camera recording in a shower facility, where women are often required to shower to lessen the spread of germs and disease, the Mankato Free Press reports. A total of four recordings with three women, one a topless teen, were discovered. A 53-year-old male employee from New Ulm faces felony charges.
Skull continues to baffle Wisconsin investigators
Nearly 10 years after two Boy Scouts discovered a skull near Houlton, Wis. -- and after detectives recently chased one especially promising lead all the way to Japan -- investigators are back to square one. The skull's identity remains a mystery, and the St. Croix County Sheriff's Office is again asking for the public's help. The Star Tribune dives into the mystery....
U scientist: Warm, dry winter 'not bad news' for farmers and gardeners
Some growers are worried about drought, but a University of Minnesota scientist is not among them. Thomas Hoverstad says the weird weather just means growers can get in the ground earlier. He's hoping we'll see precipitation in March and April that will help saturate the soil.
Minnesota, Iowa authorities investigating hundreds of hog thefts
Investigators say the incidents appear to be the work of a well-organized theft ring that sells the hogs to slaughterhouses for money.
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