News & Features Archive

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Radio collar on wolf
As long as wolves have been making their comeback, biologists and ranchers have had a decidedly Old West option for dealing with those that develop a taste for beef: Shoot to kill. But for the past year, Oregon has been a "wolf-safe" zone, with ranchers turning to more modern, nonlethal ways to protect livestock. (03/02/2013)
Kira Trevino
Dozens attended a Wisconsin vigil for a missing Minnesota woman. Friends and other community members gathered at Bethany Baptist Church just outside Wausau, Wis., on Friday to support 30-year-old Kira Trevino and her family. (03/02/2013)
After a one-day strike this week, 2,000 private Twin Cities security guards have voted to ratify a contract with employers. (03/02/2013)
St. Paul officials say a sewer sinkhole collapsed portions of Raymond Avenue in the St. Anthony Park neighborhood on Friday night.
This weekend, a new adaptation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein television classic Cinderella opens on Broadway. It stars Laura Osnes, of Eagan, Minn., who is the ingenue of the moment. But Osnes' career path has had an unusual trajectory.
There would be no "happily ever after" for Cinderella without her glitzy glass slippers, so careful attention was paid to the shoes for the princess-to-be's Broadway opening this weekend.
Linguists say they have determined that a unique sign language, possibly dating back to the 1800s or before, is being used in Hawaii, marking the first time in 80 years a previously unknown language -- spoken or signed -- has been documented in the U.S.
A $1 million bond has been set for a Minnesota woman accused of a 2007 Wisconsin murder.
Minnesota's first conservation season for snow geese has begun.
The Greater Twin Cities United Way says its donations have risen by $800,000 from last year.
A Minnesota House committee will hold a hearing next week on a bill to boost the funding for a key state economic development program.
The Minneapolis police say nine people were hurt Saturday morning when a building in north Minneapolis caught fire.
Shirley MacLaine will be returning to "Downton Abbey" next season, and opera star Kiri Te Kanawa is joining the cast.
University of Minnesota researchers will be able to tap a new pot of money to support their projects if they lose some of their federal grant funding.
A departure ceremony will be held this weekend for a group of National Guard soldiers.
Fifty students in fifth through eighth grades from the Twin Cities metro area will take part in a regional spelling bee Saturday at Augsburg College in Minneapolis.
A new exhibit exploring Minnesota's role in the Civil War opens Saturday in St. Paul.
Minnesota high school coaches could soon have a bit more job protection. A bill now before the Legislature would add a sentence to the existing Minnesota law that governs the rights of coaches to contest their dismissals. It says that parent complaints can't be the sole reason for letting a coach go.
The way Americans get their electricity is changing. Coal is in decline. Natural gas is bursting out of the ground in record amounts. And the use of wind and solar energy is growing fast. All this is happening as power companies are trying to choose which kind of energy to bet on for the next several decades.
In a place as dry as Kansas has been lately, a blizzard can be a blessing for farmers and ranchers.

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