The Department of Natural Resources says there are fewer than 250 whooping cranes in North America. The DNR is also asking hunters to be especially watchful so they don't mistake a whooping crane for other waterfowl.
Minnesotan sentenced after assaulting man with baseball bat
Marshall Wayne Boshey was sentenced to 30 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release.
Target's gift card discount is back, but for this weekend only
The fine print: for Target Circle members only (but membership is free).
Minneapolis teen arrested in St. Cloud after fleeing police in stolen vehicle
The vehicle was stolen in a car-jacking in Minneapolis Thursday.
Watch: St. Cloud State's Jami Krannila uses 'The Michigan' to score against North Dakota
Gopher fans avert your eyes.
Prosecutor seeks new charge against Duluth officer who shot through man's door
Tyler Leibfried's trial is set to begin early next year.
Winter storm warnings issued with heavy snow set to slam MN
Parts of northern Minnesota could see more than a foot of snow, but there won't be much in the Twin Cities.
St. Cloud suspect now charged in two local murder cases
Both murders happened within a day of each other in June.
Twin Cities police ask for help finding missing 16-year-old
Police say all her family and friends have been contacted, and none of them know where she is.
MPD releases photos of shooting suspect, asks for public's help
The man is wanted in connection with a fatal shooting that happened Wednesday evening.
Support grows for Redmon's Popcorn after shop's sudden closure
The county also commented on the situation, saying it hopes to help owner Zack Redmon.
Otter Tail County reports its first cougar sighting
Department of Natural Resources officials say its the first cougar documented in Otter Tail County. They believe the big cat is traveling from the Black Hills in South Dakota.
Thousands of sandhill cranes take refuge in central Minn.
Nearly seven thousand sandhill cranes were counted at the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge in Zimmerman last Friday. The birds coming from Canada and northern Minnesota are making a pit stop before heading south to Indiana and eventually Florida for the winter.
State confirms 400 whooping cough cases in past month
Minnesota's number of whooping cough cases continues to grow. The state confirmed about 400 new cases of whooping cough in the past month, raising the total in Minnesota to nearly 2,400 infections this year. The number of confirmed cases is the highest since vaccines were introduced in the 1950s.
June floods left little for wild rice harvest
Wild rice growers on the Fond Du Lac Reservation say June floods devastated aquatic life in several lakes where fall harvests typically reap several thousand pounds of wild rice, which is used at community events, funerals and the school, WDIO reports. It was the first time in 13 years that there was no harvest, a natural resources program manager says.
No end in sight for grouse flight
The grouse population index has dropped significantly in Minnesota over the past three years and there are signals that the birds are descending on their 10-year boom-to-bust cycle. The DNR predicts that this is not the bottom, one state official told the Star Tribune that grouse numbers may not begin to rise again until 2014. It's unclear what kind of impact this exodus will have on Minnesota grouse hunters.
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