Loons in Wisconsin, and walleye and northern pike in Minnesota are among the species showing increasing levels of mercury contamination. At this point, scientists don't know why the levels are rising.
Expect up to 8 inches in Twin Cities; another snowstorm next week?
The latest from Bring Me The News meteorologist Sven Sundgaard.
Northern long-eared bat moved from threatened to endangered list
Populations affected by white-nose syndrome have declined by 97% or more.
Early closures at growing number of schools as snow falls in Minnesota
There are concerns over the afternoon commute.
Court: Ex-cop who fatally shot Philando Castile had teaching license wrongfully denied
The Court of Appeals sent the application back for reconsideration by the board.
Multiple crashes, spinouts in Twin Cities as snow falls Tuesday morning
The metro could get up to six inches of snow throughout the day.
Couple critically injured in Kanabec County home attack identified
Jeff and Becky Ponto were found critically injured in their home Sunday morning.
Assault charges filed against Red Wing man shot by deputy
The reportedly suicidal man crashed his van into a power pole before he allegedly began chasing a deputy at the scene.
Winter storm warning for Twin Cities: 6+ inches possible
The heaviest snow could move through the Twin Cities.
Carver man charged after standoff with police in Prior Lake
The man had been fleeing from police when he allegedly broke into a home and the standoff ensued.
41-year-old Sherburne County man killed after crashing car into ditch
The crash occurred Sunday night in Palmer Township.
Around 200 rescued after ice breaks free on Upper Red Lake
Red Lake — both Upper and Lower — is the largest freshwater lake in the state.
Northern Minnesota man gets 48 years in prison for murder of ex-girlfriend
The man pleaded guilty to the murder last month.
Scientists find more birds with mercury contamination in Great Lakes area
A new report is one of few to measure mercury contamination in songbirds, which rely on insects for food. Until recently, scientists believed mercury contamination was mostly a problem for aquatic birds that eat fish. The report says "the scope and intensity of the impact of mercury on fish and wildlife in the Great Lakes region is much greater than previously recognized."
Trying to solve the Mercury Mystery
The Star Tribune reports that this summer a team of Minnesota scientists, with some funding from the state's taconite industry, have quietly launched a $900,000 research project in an effort to solve an environmental mystery that has puzzled them for years: Why are mercury levels in Minnesota fish among the highest in the Great Lakes region?
64 pounds of mercury found on Craigslist
State pollution officials intercepted 64 pounds of mercury that a Craigslist seller found in his late grandfather's garage. The seller in Floodwood, Minn., posted an ad to sell the elemental mercury for $650, and an alert Craigslist browser contacted authorities. Elemental mercury is toxic to human kidneys and the nervous system.
Scientist says Hope's death is blow for bear research
Lynn Rogers says he was looking forward to documenting the evolution of Hope’s family as the 2-year-old bear matured. He says scientists had never gotten so close to a mixed-age bear family.
Lynx cruise past Mercury, 89-66
The Lynx cruised past the Pheonix Mercury last night to a 89-66 victory. Maya Moore lead Minnesota with 21 points. Erin Thorn had 17 points, Seimone Augustus added 16 points and four assists, and Lindsay Whalen scored 13 points. The Lynx open the playoffs at home against Seattle next Friday.
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