New radar technology going in at the National Weather Service's Minnesota offices will help forecasters determine when tornadoes have touched the ground. It will also help them know how hard it's raining, which will improve flood forecasts.
New Raptor Center data shows 'substantial drop' in bird flu patients
However, the virus remains a serious health threat for birds.
Hunt for inmate who escaped correctional facility in northeast MN
The 42-year-old might be in the Floodwood area.
Suspect kills himself after shooting woman and baby at Fargo restaurant
The suspect was found dead in a stolen vehicle in Minnesota.
Charges: Guest stabbed three men as they slept in Albert Lea
Investigators believe the suspect is related to all three victims.
2 charged for fentanyl overdose death of 19-year-old
The-19-year-old died from a fentanyl overdose last month.
Severe thunderstorm watch: Hail, 65 mph gusts, tornadoes possible
The watch is just north of the Twin Cities metro area.
The staggering rise of Minnesota's most famous lakes this spring
Imagine dumping Lake Minnetonka into Lake Superior 47 times.
Minnesota Senate shoots down latest marijuana legalization attempt
The bill didn't receive the required votes for further consideration on Wednesday.
Minneapolis wants to use $1M in federal cash to plant 200,000 trees
The goal is to have these trees planted by the year 2040.
MOA theater to debut wrap-around, 270-degree movie screen
The new technology will expand the movie screen onto the side walls of the theater auditorium.
Alcohol, no seatbelt possible factors in deadly southwest MN crash
The crash happened just before 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Target shares plunge on profit drop, as costs grow and customers spend less
First quarter profitability declines 52% year-over-year.
Weather Service warns of fire and frost
The National Weather Service says very dry and windy weather will create elevated to critical fire weather conditions across parts of Minnesota. The southern two-thirds of the state is under the most serious wildfire warning. Separately, frost is possible across much of the state Monday night.
Dual-polarization radar coming to the Twin Cities
The National Weather Service in Chanhassen is about to get a significant upgrade in September. The Star Tribune reports the dual-polarization radar won't replace Doppler radar, but it should lead to better forecasts and help identify tornadoes in progress. That's something current radar can't do. Meteorologist Paul Douglas described the new technology as "Doppler on steroids."
National Weather Service: No tornado activity in southeastern Minn. storms
National Weather Service officials conclude Saturday that straight line winds and heavy rain -- not tornado activity as some people suspected -- caused the damage in Thursday's storms in Goodhue County.
No wind chills this winter; Weather Service will keep 'extreme cold' warnings
The National Weather Service in the Dakotas and Minnesota says it's sticking with the "extreme cold" warnings that it tested last winter. Meteorologists say the winter weather can be dangerously cold even without wind. Forecasters will issue the warning when the temperature could feel like 30 below or colder.
Urban transformation: Technology
The growth period ahead for urban areas such as the Twin Cities will be staggering, adding more stress to an already sagging infrastructure. Only those cities that value technology, and recognize that each metropolis is a living, interconnected system will survive and thrive.
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