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Bees and other pollinators are in trouble. And because they’re in trouble, we’re in trouble. Over the past few decades, there has been a significant loss of pollinators from the environment. Carmelita Nelson, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Roadsides for Wildlife coordinator, said that the number of migrating Monarch butterflies sank to the lowest number ever last year. There’s also been a sharp decline in the number of other butterflies, honey bees, native bees, birds and bats.
ST. PAUL — Within weeks of its debut, “American Sniper” was in the upper echelons of the New York Times Best Seller list and flying off store shelves faster than...
A Bemidji man faces charges after allegedly trying to kill himself and a passenger by rolling his car last weekend on U.S. Highway 2. Kenneth Oscar Osmundson, 24, was charged Wednesday in Beltrami County Court with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and terroristic threats-reckless disregard. The Minnesota State Patrol responded to the rollover at 6:15 p.m. Saturday.
WILLISTON, N.D. – Drug trafficking in the Bakken is highlighted in the National Drug Control Strategy released Wednesday by the White House drug czar. The 102-page document includes several mentions of North Dakota and Montana, including about a page dedicated to the need for agencies to collaborate in response to a “burgeoning threat” in the Bakken.
FARGO – The three Empire Liquors employees had no problem listing off the reasons why North Dakotans drink more beer than any other state’s residents.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The West Nile virus was detected in a pool of mosquitoes collected Tuesday in Grand Forks. The city of Grand Forks announced the discovery in a news release Wednesday, and urged residents to take extra precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.
MANDAREE, N.D. - Authorities are responding to a pipeline leak near the Missouri River in northwest North Dakota. An oil sheen has appeared on the Missouri River, said Jerry Samuelson, emergency manager for McKenzie County.
Minnesotans are spending millions of dollars to deal with nitrate contamination in their water, and the state agriculture department says it's time to insist that farmers do more to prevent the problem. Critics say regulators have moved too slowly as the problem worsens, but the Department of Agriculture says it plans to use a new set of rules to be more aggressive in getting farmers to do things that limit the amount of fertilizer chemicals leaching into groundwater. Groundwater is the stat
BACKUS, Minn. -- Critics of a proposed Sandpiper pipeline route that would cut through Cass County in north-central Minnesota gathered Monday to bring attention to their environmental concerns. The Sandpiper is an oil pipeline proposed by Enbridge Inc. to stretch 616 miles from near Tioga in western North Dakota to a terminal in Superior, Wis.
WILLISTON, N.D. - A 35-year-old Oregon man died after a firework struck him in the face early Saturday morning, according to the Williams County Sheriff’s Office. Det. Caleb Fry said detectives were called between midnight and 1 a.m. and found Michael Cottrell deceased. “I believe one of the parties attempted CPR,” Fry said.