Reporter | Environment

Stanley is a native of Milwaukee and loves the outdoors. He graduated from St. Norbert College with a degree in English.

Record heat that canceled Twin Cities marathon spiked by climate change, some say

The muggy 92-degree weather was more than 40 degrees hotter than ideal for running, race officials said.

In a rocky corner of Minnesota, botanists race to save imperiled cactus

The future of Minnesota's ball cactuses relies on the survival of a young group near an active granite quarry.

After more than 40 years, Blaine seeks split from Lexington's water system

Lexington's water is too dirty, Blaine argues, but it faces counter-accusations of covert actions.

Normally loners, loons are converging on Minnesota lakes to fuel up for migration

The birds are feeding on cisco, a little fish that's a crucial food source.

Minnesota mussel decline blamed in part on the plight of the mudpuppy

The salamander mussel, which hangs on only in a stretch of the St. Croix River, is proposed for endangered status.

Minnesota DNR sues city of Fairmont, restaurant owner to stop lakefront patio

The City Council approved the plan 3-2 over the objection of its planners.

Air quality threat downgraded as gusty winds spare Minnesota from worst of wildfire smoke

Wildfire smoke from Canada will linger across the state Friday, but it won't be as thick as feared.

Scattered August storms have helped, but drought persists across Minnesota

Much more rain is needed to break the dry spell. Time may be running out this year.

Canadian fires will blanket state with smoke the next two days

For a record 10th time this summer, state meteorologists issued a red category air quality alert.

Excessive heat warning for Twin Cities, Mankato areas; heat index could reach 105

A heat advisory remains in effect across the southern half of Minnesota. Much-needed rain has done little to moderate the high temps and humidity.