As the tallgrass prairie has disappeared across much of Minnesota, the Dakota skipper has nearly vanished. Just 1 percent of the native prairie remains, and the small brown-gold butterfly is considered threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act — one of two Minnesota butterflies on the list. In a rescue effort, researchers at the Minnesota Zoo have been breeding Dakota skippers in captivity, and now, for the first time, the imperiled butterfly is being reintroduced into the wild.
Medtronic did not release figures for the confidential settlements. The company reported that it set aside $300 million for all of its legal settlements in the fiscal year that ended in April, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
Road construction, light-rail repairs and rain combined to turn the Wednesday morning commute into a long slog. A Metro Transit official warns that rush-hour relief might not come until next week.
A 19-year-old woman was charged Wednesday with fatally shooting her boyfriend outside their home in northwestern Minnesota in what officials say was a stunt for YouTube that went awry. "We called him our little daredevil," said the man's aunt.
Two House Democrats want to compel the Air Force to detail how much has been spent on trips that President Donald Trump has made to his Florida estate and other properties that he and his family own.
In Wednesday morning's oral arguments in the Minnesota Court of Appeals for Minnesota's teacher tenure lawsuit — the third of its kind nationally — an attorney for the parents argued that students' right to an adequate education calls for the dismantling of the tenure laws. Defense attorneys for the state fired back that teacher quality is an issue for the Legislature, not the courts, and that previous cases make the arguments worthless.
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Ellie Krug is a Twin Cities-based lawyer, writer and founder of Human Inspiration Works, which trains organizations locally and nationwide to be more inclusive and welcoming.
Marcus Williams envisioned something more useful than a few hours on the field and a picture with a pro football player. Here's how his idea came to life at a Minneapolis park.
75F, in its third year of commercial operations, is not what its founder envisioned when he won the Minnesota Cup and National Clean Tech Open in 2014.