Desert city uses water, then uses it again Encouraging residents to use less water is one thing. But perhaps the biggest water gains Tucson has achieved come from using water more than once. It's a water idea that some in Minnesota think needs to gain importance.
Two deer crashes prove deadly in Wisconsin One man was thrown from his motorcycle and died at the scene on Deerfield Road in the Town of Washington. His name was not immediately released. The second accident happened around 11:30 a.m. Monday on Interstate 94 near Watertown in Jefferson County.
Elizabeth Cummings Browning dies She was just 53, suffered from dementia and ALS, and died just two days after the musician was unable play one of her favorite songs, according to her obituary in the Star Tribune, which presumably was written by her husband, Star Tribune reporter Dan Browning.
Steve Perry surprises audience at the Fitzgerald The Journey frontman has performed rarely over the last 20 years. Here's what he sounded like singing the hit "Lovin, Touchin' Squeezin" with The Eels on a recording made by a member of the audience.
Sodden spring spells uncertainty for Minnesota crop prices Minnesota farmers may be looking at a financial squeeze this year. The wet spring has eliminated drought in much of the corn belt, suggesting a big crop could be on the way. That's helping drive down prices below the break even level for a lot of producers.
The man who brought us G.I. Joe has died A half-century after the first G.I. Joe action figures hit U.S. shelves, the man who oversaw the toy's creation has died of cancer in Rhode Island. Former Hasbro executive Donald Levine was 86. He was also a veteran of the Korean War who said that G.I. Joe was an attempt to honor those in the U.S. armed forces.
Here are the 10 highest-paid CEOs Propelled by a soaring stock market, the median pay package for a CEO rose above eight figures for the first time last year. The head of a typical large public company earned a record $10.5 million, an increase of 8.8 percent from $9.6 million in 2012.
Tornado touches down in ND oil work camp The twister touched down at around 7:50 p.m. at a camp about 5 miles south of Watford City, which is in the west of the state and about 30 miles southeast of Williston, the city at the heart of the state's oil boom.
West Coast-bound Bakken oil trains draw growing opposition The increasing numbers of trains, each carrying tens of thousands of barrels of potentially volatile crude from the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota, have raised concerns around the country after nine accidents in the past year, including one last month in Virginia.
Cooking for fido? More people are. Here's why "For some people, it's the human-animal bonding. For some it's the philosophical benefits: they want to keep kosher, or [they're] vegetarians," and want to feed their pets the same way, says Sean Delaney, a board-certified veterinary nutritionist who co-authored a textbook on pet nutrition.
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