A team of researchers from the University of Minnesota and Wellesley College say they can't find any evidence that online piracy hurts box office totals, contrary to claims by the film industry. Their paper does suggest a link between illegal downloads and international sales, but the researchers say the industry itself could solve that problem by releasing movies earlier.
Spark ignites fire at produce farm near Park Rapids
The fire at Carter's Red Wagon Farm left three buildings a "total loss."
A mistake leads to new drinks from Duluth cidery, distillery
Wild State Cider and Vikre Distillery will be debuting their new beverages this week.
Developer buys downtown block, plans $400M residential buildings
Construction is expected to begin in fall 2023.
Rochester man identified as Loring Park shooting victim
The shooting happened after an altercation took place outside of a business.
Ordway to bring free livestream orchestra concert to Rice Park
There's a new way to enjoy local performing arts in downtown St. Paul.
12 charged with racketeering over downtown cellphone theft crime ring
Prosecutors allege one of the suspects is nicknamed "the iPhone man."
Police release images of Arden Hills carjacking, kidnapping suspect
The sheriff's office said the man is also accused of robbing a woman.
Feds charge 47 in $250M Feeding Our Future COVID-19 fraud scheme
U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger announced dozens of indictments on Tuesday.
Minneapolis restaurant makes New York Times Top 50 list
The south Minneapolis restaurant opened in October 2020.
Jury convicts man who shot Albert Lea cop, neighbors during standoff
A jury convicted Devin Weiland on all six counts.
Watch: Trail camera captures moose family on a stroll
Take a look at this moose mama and her adorable twins.
U of M researchers find flu vaccine less effective than thought
The researchers combed through 31 studies and concluded the flu vaccine is effective for 59 percent of healthy adults. They called that inadequate but still encouraged people to get the shots, saying it's the best protection available.
U of M researchers join effort to help cold-climate wine industry thrive
A grant from the federal Agriculture Department is helping researchers in cold-climate states look at ways they can help develop the region's wine industry. The University of Minnesota says the state has more than three dozen wineries and the industry is growing fast.
U of M researchers join global boycott of book publisher
So far, almost 9,000 researchers have joined a boycott of a major scientific publisher, the Minnesota Daily reports. Those researchers, who say they're required to read their colleagues' published work, contend Elsevier charges increasingly high prices while the cost of publishing decreases.
U of M researchers urge schools to add more whole grains into menus
U researchers say they've found that if schools adopt recipes that use whole grains in foods like pizzas, pastas and bread -- the change increases a students intake by more than 25 percent.
U of M researchers, MnDOT work to develop salt-resistant grass for winter
Their goal is to develop a mix of grass that can survive winter’s cold and salt exposure as well as the heat and humidity of the summer. The research is being funded through a grant from the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
DNR officers shoot research bear near Ely
Wildlife officials shot and killed a collared yearling black bear Thursday after it went into an Ely-area garage. There were children in the area, according to reports. The bear had been collared in July by Lynn Rogers of the Wildlife Research Institute in Ely, but it wasn’t one of the well-known bears tracked by Rogers and other researchers or followed by the public on Internet webcams.
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