Chances are slim that you'll find a meteorite in Minnesota, since only about 10 fist-sized space rocks land in the state per year. But if you're lucky enough to find a rare one, University of Minnesota earth sciences professor and meteorite expert Calvin Alexander said it may be worth up to 20 times higher than gold.
Campsites closed at Voyageurs National Park due to 'historic' water levels
All backcountry trails and campsites are closed, as well as many frontcountry sites.
Lawmakers reach agreement on tax cuts ahead of session's end
Lawmakers announced they had reached a deal on a tax bill Saturday ahead of the looming session deadline.
Victims of daytime drive-by shooting in Robbinsdale identified
The two men died after a hail of bullets struck a vehicle.
Source of 'loud explosion' in Brooklyn Park a mystery
The noise was investigated by police, but no source could be determined.
COVID: All Americans over 50 advised to get a second booster
Cases, hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise again as new COVID variants emerge.
2 Minnesotans inducted into White Castle's Hall of Fame
White Castle — it's what a man in Minneapolis and another in Woodbury, crave.
Video shows officers ended pursuit before fatal crash in Anoka
The crash occurred when the driver fled police during an attempted traffic stop in Coon Rapids.
6-year-old Eli Hart identified as boy found dead in car trunk
The kindergartner's father was trying to get full custody of his son.
Boy found dead in trunk of car in Mound was kindergartner
"It is horrifying and difficult to process a tragedy of this magnitude, especially in our close-knit community," the superintendent wrote.
Man found yelling for help after being shot in Minneapolis
The shooting occurred on the 800 block of Elwood Avenue North at around 9:15 p.m.
Minneapolis North principal says she was fired, district says otherwise
“MPS requires schools to follow protocols in times like that and I did not,” Friestleben said.
Akin's comments on rape and pregnancy may be rooted in U of M paper
Missouri Congressman and Senate candidate Todd Akin ignited a firestorm by asserting that rape victims rarely become pregnant and suggesting women may have biological defenses against conception through rape. The argument may be rooted in a 40-year-old paper written by a University of Minnesota professor. Subsequent research disputes the paper's theories, but the work has long been cited by anti-abortion activists.
U study: Women more likely to pursue high-paying career when men are scarce
Researchers at the University of Minnesota say they've found evidence that, when potential mates are harder to find, women are more likely to focus on getting a high-powered job, delay having children and have fewer kids when they do start families. "A scarcity of men leads women to invest in their careers because they realize it will be difficult to settle down and start a family," said marketing professor and study co-author.
Minnesota native takes swimming gold at London Paralympics
Despite a reclassification that pitted Mallory Weggemann against more able-bodied swimmers, the Minnesota native fueled her frustrations into positive energy to win her first gold medal Sunday night in the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. Weggemann's time in the S8 50 meter freestyle not only earned her the gold, it also broke American and Paralympic records.
For Minnesota lawmakers, tomorrow will be 'more stressful than Election Day'
On Tuesday a panel of judges will release Minnesota's new legislative maps, and the changes will have huge ramifications for office-holders. Some of them could find they will no longer live within the districts they represent, others could find themselves facing a new challenger from their own party. MinnPost talks to a few stressed legislators and offers a primer on what redistricting is all about ...
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