It's harvest time in agriculture-rich Minnesota, but a new government report serves as a reminder that one in 10 residents in the state goes hungry. The annual "Household Food Security in the United States" study, released this week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture finds that on average from 2011-2013 10.8 of Minnesotans lacked consistent access to food.
Ah, that's better. These are the days we live for in Minnesota. An overnight cold front blew away that sticky, 86-degree day Thursday in the metro, leaving a high temperature in just the mid 60s Friday with far less humidity and setting up a beautiful weekend.
You now have 29 days to apply for a position as one of Minnesota's medical cannabis producers. The Minnesota Department of Health began accepting applications Friday from those hoping to one of the state's two expected medical marijuana manufacturers.
A standout senior wrestler at Minnesota State University Moorhead is accused of getting an 18-year-old student drunk in his dorm, then raping her while recording the incident on a cellphone. Angel M. Vega, 23, is charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a helpless victim in connection with the incident.
"It is the wreck of the Ark of the Anthropocene and it will float again." Those are the words of Sean Connaughty, speaking via Facebook after his art/eco biosphere project was pulled from the bottom of Lake Superior just two days after it began floating there.