New climate maps are confirming what Minnesota's veteran gardeners have long suspected: The state is warmer -- and more hospitable to plants that generally only tolerate warmer climates. The Star Tribune has details ...
Minneapolis schools go to online learning for 2 weeks amid staff shortage
The online learning period starts Friday and will run for two weeks.
Vaccinated can spread omicron, so why are Twin Cities requiring diners show vax proof?
Starting next week, indoor diners in the Twin Cities will need to show proof of vaccination or a negative test.
MN child care providers will no longer need to quarantine kids, staff exposed to COVID
The state has loosened the rule that previously required exposed staff and children to quarantine.
Former state lawmaker, sled dog musher Frank Moe has died
He died after battling brain cancer.
Minnesota firefighter dies from COVID just days after his father
The 42-year-old leaves behind his wife and their 10 children.
Proof of vaxx or negative test to be required in Twin Cities restaurants
The new policy goes into effect next week.
Border agents seize bushmeat from travelers at MSP Airport
Officials say they've identified a trend of travelers bringing bushmeat into the U.S.
8 years in prison for woman charged in 3 violent carjackings
The carjackings took place in the Twin Cities during the summer of 2020.
More than 2,000 arrested for drunken driving over holidays
Two drivers had a BCA of more than five times the legal limit.
Is there a scenario where Kirk Cousins sticks around?
Things get complicated if the Vikings try to keep Cousins on the roster
New Minnesota law to bring gardens to state prisons
A new law taking effect in Minnesota next week means gardens may be popping up in the state's medium security prisons next spring. Glencoe Republican Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen is behind what he calls a "tough-love" law for offenders. Maintained by inmates, the gardens will produce food that will go to feed minimum-security unit inmates and families who get food from local food shelves.
Building a better beer? U of M scientist helps map barley genome
An international team that includes University of Minnesota scientist Gary Muehlbauer has mapped the genome of barley, one of the world's most important and genetically complex cereal crops, and a key beer ingredient. The researchers say the findings could lead to higher yields and a grain that can more easily handle climate change.
Which plants transformed Minnesota? Arboretum wants your suggestions ...
A horticulture expert at the U of M is leading an effort to compile a top-10 list of plants that transformed the state and changed how we live. Her team is asking students and the general public to weigh in. Mary Meyer says she hopes the idea spurs a conversation about plants and their impact.
Mall of America among shopping centers on Google's new indoor maps
Google is now mapping shopping centers and transportation hubs in the United States and Japan, and apparently already has the floor plan for the Mall of America in its database. Though, for now, the Associated Press reports, users can only view the maps on mobile devices running Google's Android platform.
Revised FEMA flood maps in Moorhead go into effect Tuesday
The new maps update the 100-year floodplain. Residents being added to a higher risk zone are urged to contact their insurance agents. FEMA is also revising Fargo's flood maps.
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