A rat-infested ghost ship might be heading for the U.K. No, it's not the plot for a new horror film. The 300-foot cruise liner Lyubov Orlova, which has been drifting, crewless, around the North Atlantic for nearly a year since it snapped its towline en route to the scrapyard, might be moving east toward the English coast.
What about the rats, you ask?January 24, 2014
Michigan seeks visas to lure immigrants to Detroit The Republican Gov. Rick Snyder has routinely touted immigration as a powerful potential force for growing Detroit's economy, saying immigrant entrepreneurs start many small businesses and file patents at twice the rate of U.S.-born citizens.January 23, 2014
Wisconsin cheese to the rescue: Surprising spray melts road ice This winter, a Wisconsin county is fighting icy roads with a homegrown product: liquid cheese brine. Tens of thousands of gallons of the stuff are used each year along with road salt, according to officials in Polk County. And it works.January 22, 2014
St. Paul wants 214 more miles of bike trails A proposed long-term plan to add 214 miles of bike trails and lanes in St. Paul will designate areas throughout the city for future development for cyclists. The first of four open houses will take place Feb. 11.January 21, 2014
Former legislator Winston Borden dies Over a year ago, he was diagnosed with cancer and documented his experience and things seemed to be looking up until a month ago when he stopped posting, except for one a week or so ago in which he announced he was going back into the hospital for more tests.January 21, 2014
Cops rescue man from snow fort collapse Hermantown police say the man's son called 911 about 5 p.m. Sunday after his father became buried in the heavy snow. Police officers were first to arrive and were able to find the man under the snow and bring him to safety.January 20, 2014