Skip to main content

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.
  • Author:
  • Updated:

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.

Next Up

Stillwater Prison

Investigation after inmate found dead in cell at Stillwater prison

Drug paraphernalia was found by officers inside the cell.

2 (3)

Focus is on family fitness at this year’s Twin Cities Marathon

Don’t miss out on the running, racing and all the fun things to do for the whole family

Screen Shot 2022-08-18 at 2.29.47 PM

Family's tributes to mother killed by partner in St. Paul murder-suicide

The 30-year-old was killed by her partner, who then killed himself.


Eagan man killed after crashing into traffic signal

The 30-year-old crashed into a traffic light early Wednesday morning.

Melvin Carter

What's in Mayor Melvin Carter's budget proposal?

Here's what the St. Paul mayor is putting his focus on for the upcoming year.

WCCO building

Digital, streaming employees at WCCO-TV vote to unionize

The 15 employees will join on-air talent and producers as members of the SAG-AFTRA union.


Police arrest man suspected of sexual assault, weapons threat in Eagan

The investigation prompted a SWAT response in an Eagan neighborhood on Tuesday.


Minnesota's COVID-19 update for the week ending Tuesday, August 16

The latest reporting period averaged just under 1,300 new cases per day.


Jason and Carly Zucker sell Edina home for $4.18M

The property was bought in 2020, months after Jason Zucker was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins.


Pollution from Gulf oil spill shows up on western Minnesota pelicans

Petroleum and the chemical used to clean up the 2010 Gulf oil leak have shown up in the eggs of pelicans that nest in western Minnesota. Swift County is home to North America's largest colony of American White Pelicans, which winter in the Gulf of Mexico. Biologists will monitor how the chicks hatched from polluted eggs develop.

Farmer fined $12,500 for destroying pelican eggs and chicks

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.

Eagle hatch watch in full gear at Decorah nest cam

Wildlife experts behind the popular eagle nest cam near Decorah, Iowa say the first chick may hatch soon. It usually takes up to two days for a chick to pick its way out of the egg. Last year 200 million people around the world watched the baby eagles emerge.

Southern Minnesota farmer makes surprise proposal

A southern Minnesota farmer took his girlfriend on a plane ride she will never forget. KARE 11 talked with the mother of Chelsea Nowak, who's been in a relationship with 24-year-old Tyler Winger for nearly eight years.

Freeport farmer charged for illegally selling raw milk

State law allows farmers to only sell raw milk at their farms. State officials say Alvin Schlangen sold raw milk at a warehouse in Minneapolis. He's also faces charges for selling unlabeled or misbranded products.

Small egg farmers: Big cages will squeeze earnings

Congress is mulling legislation that amounts to a historic truce between U.S. egg producers and animal rights activists. It would require the industry to almost double chickens' living space by the end of 2029. But it has divided the industry, with some small producers arguing that the cost of upgrading cages would drive them out of business.

Duluth is Minnesota's least affordable rental market

A majority of Duluth renters - 56 percent - spend more than thirty percent of their income on housing. While rents are inching upward, renters' incomes are shrinking. Meanwhile, home foreclosures have thrown more people into the rental market.