People are aware of invasive species laws, but take shortcuts and make excuses, said Rodmen Smith, assistant director of the DNR's enforcement division.
Train delays have been chronic all winter across the Midwest. BNSF blames delays on winter weather and significant increases in rail traffic hauling containers, trucks, coal and crude oil from the booming Bakken oil fields in western North Dakota.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says the voluntary recall by Parkers Farm of Coon Rapids includes peanut butter, cheese, salsa and spreads.
The North Dakota State University men's basketball team goes for a second win tonight in the NCAA
Bloomington based HealthPartners is notifying health plan members about a privacy breach.
Fargo businessman and eight-year city commission member Brad Wimmer says he can do a better job leading a rapidly growing city.
Peterson, who represents Minnesota's 7th District, which runs along the western side of the state from the Canadian border nearly to Iowa, said he has unfinished business in Washington. He said he wants two more years to oversee implementation of the new farm bill.
More loads of volatile North Dakota crude oil are moving over rails, prompting new safety efforts. In Perham, Minn., trains have derailed four times since 1992. Given the never-ending rail traffic that goes through town, local officials fear that it will happen again, with dangerous results.
Moorhead and other rail towns now are rethinking how well prepared they are for an incident like the explosion in Casselton, N.D. Federal lawmakers are asking questions and considering new laws. In St. Paul, legislators were expected to take up the rail safety issue at an informational hearing again Wednesday at the Capitol.
Police say they are still trying to find out why a young girl was outside a Bemidji apartment on a morning with temperatures as low as -27.
A law from 2011 that requires some businesses to take an aquatic invasive species class has been expanded to include more businesses.
State legislators established a hunting license surcharge 15 years ago to fund winter deer feeding and deer health. The fund has a balance of $770,000.
Increased irrigation pumping is driving up the cost of water for residents in Park Rapids, Minn., and is a big reason the state has established one of three groundwater management areas here.
Using a specialized greenhouse, farmers Tom Prieve and Sue Wika grow fresh vegetables year round -- without a crushing electric bill.
Even if prices do rise, Midwesterners might not want to complain too loudly. In the Midwest, one million BTUs of gas costs $10. In New York, consumers pay $60 for that amount, LaRose said.
A big reason for that disparity in pricing is the pipeline system that distributes natural gas to the Midwest.