Scientists will get a first breath of Mars' air thanks to to the help of a physics professor at Concordia College in Moorhead. Heidi Manning helped develop an instrument aboard the Mars rover that will take samples and identify chemicals on the red planet. Manning says the device will help scientists discover "the composition and the chemical makeup of that air that surrounds Mars."
Kirill Kaprizov's slow start is a thing of the past
A potential sophomore slump has been erased with a three-point night against the Devils..
Man fatally shot by police at Mounds View liquor store is identified
The 21-year-old died of multiple gunshot wounds.
Biden lays out wintertime plan to curb COVID's spread
It comes as the U.S. reported its second case of the omicron variant.
MN Dept. of Corrections offering $5K bonuses as it seeks to hire 200
The DOC is offering hiring bonuses for new employees and for referrals.
Mayor Frey unveils workgroup to develop public safety recommendations
There are 35 members in the workgroup.
MN city named best ice fishing destination in the US
A lake in Wisconsin also made the top 8.
'TODAY Show' surprises Minneapolis youth nonprofit with toys
It's part of the program's Season of Giving toy drive.
3rd federal medical team to join COVID-19 fight in Minnesota
There are more than 1,500 people with COVID-19 admitted to Minnesota hospitals.
Driver killed after other motorist crosses into opposite lane
The head-on crash occurred early Thursday, just north of the Twin Cities.
MSHSL approves shot clock for Minnesota varsity basketball
Shot clocks will be required at all varsity games beginning in 2023-24.
Popcorn shop featured on 'The Late Show' has to close 2 days later
A county inspection after the national TV appearance found code violations.
Minnesota Supreme Court: Intoxilyzer breath tests are reliable and admissible
The Supreme Court narrowly upheld a district court ruling that results from the Intoxilyzer 5000EN can be used as evidence of intoxication. The 4-3 ruling means more than 4,000 DWI cases will now proceed in Minnesota. Defense attorneys have long challenged the reliability of the testing device on the basis of errors in the instrument.
Most of state's air pollution comes from vehicles
MPR reports two-thirds of the toxic chemicals in our air come from the tailpipes of automobiles, ATVs and boats. The Twin Cities area has so much pollution that it could soon fall short of federal standards, and pollution officials say metro residents may need to change their habits.
Minnesota boy cited for discharging firearm after shooting air soft gun
A North Mankato man is speaking up after his 12-year-old son was cited by police after shooting his air soft gun. Mike Johnston's says he knows of the potential dangers of guns, but he believes authorities went too far for prosecuting his son, Dyllon, in juvenile court for discharging a firearm in public. The boy was cited after a 19-year-old neighborhood woman called police to complain.
Report finds pesticides in air in north central Minnesota
The Pesticide Action Network spent three years monitoring the air in 19 locations such as Perham and Frazee. The group says sites near potato fields are especially prone to pesticide drift. One fungicide turned up in 64 percent of the air samples.
Moorhead man helps his neighborhood salute the American flag
About four years ago, the 84-year-old U.S. Navy veteran initiated a flag committee to help residents along his block show their patriotism. The Fargo Forum reports more than a dozen homes now proudly fly Old Glory in their front yards. Paul Eidbo's efforts are also catching on in other neighborhoods.
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