Texas has become the third state to designate an official mushroom after Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed a resolution on Friday. Only two other states, Minnesota and Oregon, have officially declared a state mushroom. The star-shaped fungus, known by the Latin name Chorioactis geaster, only grows in 16 counties across Central and Northern Texas as well as parts of Oklahoma.
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota health officials reported Tuesday 80 new cases of COVID-19 and one additional death. While the state’s rate of vaccination has slowed in recent weeks, over 66% of Minnesotans 16 and over have received at least one vaccine shot. Nearly 63% of those 16+ have completed their vaccine series.
TWIN CITIES, MN — The Minnesota State Fair Tuesday released its free stage entertainment lineup. The free stage will feature more than 900 shows throughout the 12 days of the "Great Minnesota Get-Back-Together." After the 2020 fair was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Minnesota State Fair will return Aug. 26 through Labor Day, Sept. 6.
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — While new data on sexually transmitted diseases in Minnesota show that overall cases decreased last year, officials are concerned that disruptions in care stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic led to less testing. The Minnesota Department of Health announced Tuesday that the 2020 STD data paint an uncertain picture.
Minnesota conservations officials are concerned that dry conditions around the state will embolden black bears seeking food from dumpsters, cabins and even homes. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said a late frost months ago and the persistent lack of rain as spring turned to summer has reduced or stalled the availability of berries and nuts.
As a growing number of Americans are vaccinated, new cases of COVID-19 are falling in the United States. There were an average of 3.0 new daily cases of the virus for every 100,000 Americans in the past week, down from an average of 5.1 new daily cases per 100,000 the week before.
In 2002, then-Ramsey County Attorney Susan Gaertner called a press conference to make an announcement. Prosecutors in her jurisdiction had made a mistake. In 1985, they won a rape conviction against the wrong man. “DNA testing initiated by the Ramsey County Attorney's Office has resulted in the exoneration of a man convicted of rape,” Gaertner said to a crowd of reporters.
Minnesota center fielder Byron Buxton sustained a boxer's fracture of his left hand when he was hit by a pitch by Cincinnati's Tyler Mahle in the fourth inning of the Twins' 7-5 victory on Monday night in Minneapolis. Buxton, who had just returned to the active roster on Saturday after missing 39 games with a right hip injury, stayed in the game for two more innings before leaving to get X-rays.
All Times EDT ___ Cleveland 2, Pittsburgh 1 N.Y. Yankees 2, Oakland 1 Toronto 7, Baltimore 4 Houston 8, Chicago White Sox 2 Minnesota 4, Texas 2 Kansas City 7, Boston 3 Seattle 6, Tampa Bay 2, 10 innings Detroit 5, L.A. Angels 3, 10 innings
'Get the posters out of our schools': Minnesota girl, 9, slams school board for displaying BLM posters and photo of young poet at Biden's inauguration - despite saying political posters were banned
The little girl, known as Novalee, spoke on June 8 at the board meeting She attacked the board for banning political posters, then putting up BLM ones Novalee told them: 'You have lied to me and I am very disappointed in all of you' She said BLM was 'about getting rid of police officers, rioting, burning buildings down'
With the rush subsiding from their first ever home game, and the debut of their new stadium, Austin FC will hit the road Wednesday for a game at Minnesota United. Austin FC (2-4-3, 9 points) played to a 0-0 tie Saturday with the San Jose Earthquakes in front of 20,738 energetic green-clad home fans who were singing and chanting throughout at Q2 Stadium.
Dinkytown has been in the news quite a bit lately. With the latest shooting that left five people injured last week, Jennifer French said she got concerned for her son who is going to be a sophomore this year. "I realized that these are happening closer and closer to where my son's apartment is going to be in the fall," French said.
Two Minnesota men and a third from New York have been charged in federal court for committing fraud through a pump-and-dump scheme, Acting U.S. Attorney for Minnesota W. Anders Folk announced Monday. Saeid Jaberian, 59, of Hopkins, Mark Miller, 43, of Breezy Point, and Christopher Rajkaran, 35, of New York, devised a plan to acquire large amounts of stock in dormant public shell companies that traded over-the-counter at low prices, often less that one cent per share, according to a recently unsealed indictment.
Air Force veteran, 48, is killed by her ex-husband, 64, in Minnesota just four days after she married another man
Lori Anne Deatherage, formerly Lauri McCloud, was found shot dead in her home in Robbinsdale, Minnesota, on Friday Just four days earlier Deatherage had married fellow Air Force veteran Billy Deatherage on June 13 - which was also her 48th birthday Upon finding her body, officers tracked her 64-year-old ex-husband - who was not named - to his Brooklyn Center home
ST. LOUIS PARK, MN — Record heat and long stretches without rain in June have created severe drought conditions throughout the United States, including in Minnesota. "Summer outlooks (June-August) are leaning slightly towards the potential for above-normal temperature. With this potential for extreme heat and the current water deficits, it is likely that drought conditions will persist throughout summer."
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A peacock is on the loose in Champlin, but police now know where it belongs. On Sunday, Champlin police said a peacock was roaming the neighborhood of the 11000 block of Gettysburg Avenue North. According to Police Chief Ty Schmidt, the peacock belongs to a group home, which is in violation of a city ordinance.
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota health officials reported Monday 100 more cases of COVID-19 and four related deaths. While the state’s vaccination rate has slowed in recent weeks, over 66% of Minnesotans 16 and older have received at least one vaccine shot. Officials are aiming to have about 70% of adults in Minnesota vaccinated by early next month.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Kraken have hired former NHL forward JT Brown as the television analyst for their inaugural season, the team announced Monday. Brown has not played in the NHL since the 2018-19 season with Minnesota. He spent the past year playing with Bjorkloven in Sweden.
Hospitals and nursing homes around Minnesota are not mandating that employees get the COVID-19 vaccine — yet. Following a closely watched legal battle over a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for staff at a Houston health system — a battle that the hospital won — no hospital or nursing home in Minnesota has imposed a COVID-19 vaccine mandate on its workers, people in the industry say.
Public defenders like Sarah Ellsworth grimace as juvenile clients, some as young as 10, are escorted into Minnesota courtrooms while shackled. "Small steps," Ellsworth often advises, so they don't trip on the irons fastened around their ankles. Some children are so small that when they do find their seats, their legs dangle.