A gathering of the walking dead in the Twin Cities last month has officially been dubbed the world's largest. Guinness World Records sent an email Monday to the organizers of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Zombie Pub Crawl to say they knocked off the New Jersey Zombie Walk in 2011 for most zombies in one gathering.
Preliminary figures show the Minnesota State Lottery pulled in a record $520 million in lottery sales for the fiscal year that ended June 30. MPR reports that's roughly $16 million more than the record set last year, despite losing 20 days of sales last summer during the state government shut down.
The July heat wave is proving the city's water-conservation efforts are working. So far, Woodbury officials tell the Pioneer Press water consumption is million of gallons less than the record set back in July 2007. That's despite the record breaking temperatures and about 6,300 more residents.
Records from the state's Department of Natural Resources show North Dakota produced 18.3 million barrels of crude in April -- up from 17.9 million barrels in March. Minnesota's western neighbor has surpassed Alaska to take the No. 2 slot among the states. Natural gas production also set a record in April.
It's official: This spring was the warmest on record in the Twin Cities, and it was the second-wettest, too. Temperatures during the meteorological spring -- defined as March through May -- averaged 54 degrees at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, the highest since modern record-keeping began in 1873.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is warning boaters, hikers and mountain bikers, that some forest roads and trails are closed after some areas received more than a foot of rain last week. Last month was the second-wettest May on record in Minnesota.
Mild winter weather helped boost activity. North Dakota produced more than 558,000 barrels per day in February. The oil rich region passed California in January to be the third largest oil producer and could soon overtake No. 2 Alaska.
It's crazy. But it keeps happening. Insanely warm March weather broke records again this weekend. The Twin Cities had the earliest-ever 80-degree reading. Even the nation's icebox - International Falls - turned in a steamy 77 degrees, breaking the previous record for the date by 22 degrees. Duluth, Fargo, Rochester, St. Cloud, and Winona all set records, as well. Some much needed rain is expected late Sunday through Wednesday, with temperatures cooling down in the 60s for most of the work week.
The National Weather Service says we will continue to enjoy unseasonable warm temperatures for the next few days. A chance of rain and thunderstorms moves in Sunday night through Wednesday.
The Minnesota-native finished eighth in Saturday's slalom to reach 1,980 points to break the women's record set back in 2006. Vonn is also an outside contender for the GS title.