Reporter | Environment

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


Man shot and killed after argument in south Minneapolis

A man in his 30s was shot and killed Monday afternoon in south Minneapolis.Police believe a group of four people, who all knew each other,…


Minnesota plans to keep its wolf population stable, if federal protections are lifted

No decision has been made on future hunting seasons.


Four cities to test wells after audit raises pollution concerns

The Legislature gave $200,000 to the central Minnesota city of Paynesville, which will hire a firm and work with the cities of Alexandria, Blaine and Foley to test the sites of four known petroleum leaks.


A new forest takes root in a fire-scarred landscape in northern Minnesota

The Nature Conservancy planted 130,000 trees to help the woods recover.


Star Tribune's 'Unsettled' series named Pulitzer finalist

Poetry collection published by Minneapolis-based Graywolf Press wins Pulitzer.


Minnesota lawmakers consider allowing bigger, heavier ATVs

A proposed law would allow ATVs to be as heavy as some sedans.


Minnesota survey shows communities have made little progress in preparing for climate change

Only a small percentage have taken action on plans to adapt to a warming world.


Judge rejects DNR severe water restrictions around White Bear Lake

The order came in a long-running lawsuit over the depletion of the lake.


Avian flu causing unprecedented deaths in wild Minnesota birds

This strain of influenza has proven nearly always fatal to owls, eagles, hawks and other raptors and is unprecedented in size, scope and harm done to wild birds. The virus poses little threat to humans.


Minnesota bears may be fat and happy, rather than at risk

It's possible bears are growing so fast that their teeth are no longer accurate measures of reproductive age.