Urban high water warning out to kayakers, canoeists Dry weather across Minnesota this week means that water levels on the state's brimming lakes and creeks finally may start to drop. Spring's heavy rainfall raised Lake Minnetonka to near-record highs, feeding Minnehaha Creek in the west metro until it became a bursting creek.5:35 a.m.
Stopping water contamination requires new message Don't flush your old prescription drugs. They pollute the state's waters. Officials and environmental leaders concede the public has heard mixed messages over the years about what to do with pharmaceuticals and other compounds that can contaminate lakes and rivers.6:50 a.m.
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Federal Investigators Probe Ariz. Fire That Killed 19 Hotshots
Near the city of Prescott, Ariz., crews are starting to make some progress on the 8,500 acre Yarnell Hill Fire. The blaze claimed the lives of 19 elite firefighters on Sunday. Tuesday night, several thousand people gathered at a football stadium for a vigil to remember the firefighters.
Pakistan Feels Pressure To Make Peace With Islamist Militants
As their neighbors, the Afghans, shuffle distrustfully toward the negotiating table with the Taliban, Pakistanis are wondering what this means for them. Their own wars have already claimed tens of thousands of lives, and continue to yield daily atrocities.
Doctors Recommend Baby Boomers Get Tested For Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C affects more than 3 million adults, most baby boomers. New York has passed legislation to become the first state to require doctors to offer the test to this age group. But some doctors are opposed to it, and it's unclear whether Governor Cuomo will sign the measure.
New Jay-Z Album Tests The Musician And Samsung
On July 4, Jay-Z will release his album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, via an app that will be available to Samsung smart phone users three days before its wider release. It's not the first branding promotion between the tech and music industries, but it may be the highest profile.
Toyota To Recall Vehicles With Power Steering Issue
The world's best-selling automaker is recalling approximately 185,000 vehicles. The worldwide recall is due to a problem with its electric power steering. It affects Yaris models made between November 2010 to March 2012 and Verso-S models made between August 2010 and August 2011.