Why not just pipe water into White Bear Lake? Homeowners and businesses near the shrunken lake have sued the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, arguing it should not have been so free with allowing nearby cities to pull water from the ground, thereby sucking water away from the lake.March 26, 2014
Slop storm on the way for Thursday Don't like the weather? Just wait 15 minutes. The best read today on the forecast for the next week? In a word: change. Here's a breakdown of what looks like a rapidly changing weather scenario the next few days in Minnesota.March 26, 2014
Food giants like McDonald's want 'sustainable' beef. What's that? McDonald's made a big green splash a few months ago by announcing that it will start buying "verified sustainable" beef in 2016.
A chorus of voices responded, "What's 'verified sustainable' beef?" McDonald's, it turns out, is part of a group that's trying to come up with an answer. It's called the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, and its members include some of the biggest names in the beef industry as well as some environmental groups.March 26, 2014
Photos: The Washington mudslide aftermath, and survivors Despite the grim discoveries of more bodies as the search entered its fifth day Wednesday -- and the likelihood that more bodies will be found -- officials were still hoping to find survivors in the debris left behind by a massive mudslide in Washington State on Saturday.March 26, 2014
BP: Oil spill in Lake Michigan has been contained Sources helping with the cleanup estimate about a dozen barrels of crude spilled into the lake, with some containing what's considered sweet crude oil and some containing oil from Canada's tar sands region.March 25, 2014
Ask Dr. Hallberg: Checking in from spring training Dr. Jon Hallberg, a physician in family medicine at the University of Minnesota, spoke with All Things Considered about how repetitive motions can lead to injuries and Joe Mauer's move from catcher to first base andMarch 25, 2014
Pain specialists: Bill giving more power to nurses is risky Bills sponsored by state Sen. Kathy Sheran, DFL-Mankato and state Rep. Dan Schoen, DFL-St. Paul Park, would give highly trained nurses independence by granting full practice authority to nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, nurse anesthetists and clinical nurse specialists.March 25, 2014