About 1,000 inventors and innovators entered the eighth annual Minnesota Cup competition this year, each with a bright idea that they hoped would awe the judges – and maybe change the world. Only six made the finals.
Brett Kelley flat-lined after an infection attacked his heart. But that would not derail the young man's goals of becoming a distinguished soldier and a lawyer like his father, high-profile Minnesota attorney Doug Kelley.
Scientists are realizing that they need to better communicate the complex details of their work to ordinary people, including policy setters and lawmakers who make vitally important decisions based on their research and data. A program at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul is teaching scientists an unfamiliar language – plain English.
Back in the day, I told people to look at the data trends – not out the window – for evidence of global warming. But that's changing. As an editorial in this month's New Scientist magazine suggests, "From killer heatwaves to destructive floods, the effects of global warming are becoming ever more obvious – and we ain't seen nothing yet."
Randy Hagen is a farmboy. He raises turkey hatchlings for some of the biggest turkey producers around. He also likes flying. So, how is it possible that this guy from western Minnesota has come up with one of the most notable renewable energy products we've seen in a long time?
Twenty years ago, there was only one Latino family in the small southwestern Minn. town of St. James. Today, 30 percent of the population and 50 percent of the students in the district are Latino. That’s a challenge. Wrestling coach Gene Hildebrandt never blinked.
Legendary TV newsman Don Shelby is joining BringMeTheNews. The veteran anchor and investigative journalist will be the morning voice of the BringMeTheNews radio network of more than 30 stations around Minnesota starting Wednesday, April 4. He’ll also provide original news reporting.