The DNR believe about 200 lesser scaups have died from a parasite carried by an invasive species of snail. There have been several other die-offs of scaups over the past few years -- about 12,000 are estimated to have died since 2008.
Hopkins suffers rare loss to No. 1 ranked Sidwell Friends
The Royals held their own in a battle of the nation's best.
Charges: 2 teens responsible for violent carjacking spree across Twin Cities
They face a combined 31 felony counts, all tied to carjackings and related crimes.
MN rep. says he was 'assaulted' at activist group's public meeting
The Republican said a man grabbed his arms and yanked him from the room.
What were the 'bizarre things' seen in Minnesota's sky?
The mysterious streaks were not UFOs and they weren't pieces of an asteroid.
Mel Kiper Jr. has Vikings taking a cornerback in his first mock draft
Mike Zimmer may be gone, but the tradition lives on.
Free COVID testing site to open in St. Paul for 3 weeks
The federal testing site comes as demand for testing remains high.
MN TikToker accused of faking federal agent life pleads guilty
He told his 10,000 followers he was a Homeland Security agent — authorities say it was a lie.
Report: Vikings request second interview with 2 GM candidates
Ryan Poles of the Chiefs and Kwesi Adofo-Mensah of the Browns.
Hopkins takes on No. 1 team in the country on ESPNU Friday
The game will feature a pair of top recruits in the Class of 2022.
Educators in Minneapolis, St. Paul could strike amid contract negotiations
Teachers and support staff are demanding smaller class sizes, mental health support and better pay.
Zebra mussels out-muscle Minnesota DNR
The invasive species has now infested more than 60 lakes across the state, MPR reports. Minnesota has about 3,000 public access points to lakes and rivers, but the Minnesota DNR has only 118 inspectors charged with keeping invasive species out of the lakes and rivers. The DNR says about 20 percent of boaters they check are violating laws by not pulling boat plugs, draining water or removing weeds from their vessels.
Hundreds of north Minneapolis homes remain unfixed after tornado
City inspectors tell MRP about 500 properties still have damage. City officials say they have more than $1 million in state and local funds available to assist property owners fix their homes before the snow flies.
Hundreds attend Rochester benefit for slain Lake City police officer's family
About a half-dozen bands performed at Mayo Civic Center Saturday as part of a fundraiser organized by Shawn Schneider's uncle. Officer Schneider was shot December 19 in the line of duty and later died. All the proceeds raised are going to support his wife and three young children.
Newcastle virus suspected in deaths of hundreds of Minnesota birds
The Department of Natural Resources suspects the Newcastle disease is responsible in the deaths of hundreds of birds on Pigeon Lake in west-central Minnesota and on Minnesota Lake in southern Minnesota. The DNR says around 700 cormorants, 100 pelicans and some gulls, herons and egrets have been found sick and dead at Pigeon Lake, near Litchfield, alone.
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