Reporter | Environment

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

Its habitat decimated, this charismatic Minnesota bird is dancing on the edge of oblivion

Minnesota's prairie chickens were once so abundant their flocks cast shadows on the ground. But like so many other species, they're dying out.

Nearly all Minn. deer exposed to pesticides tied to pollinator die-off

The pesticides, called neonicotinoids, were found in deer spleens collected from across the state.

Three dead, two wounded in shooting on St. Paul's East Side

Three people were shot and killed and two more wounded Sunday on St. Paul's East Side, and police were searching for suspects.

How you can help Minnesota's most endangered animals and plants

Across the state, people are taking measures to save vulnerable species at risk of extinction. Here's what you can do.

Endangered mussels reproducing in Minnesota's Cedar River for first time in decades

The black sandshell and mucket mussels have been thriving since being reintroduced by the DNR in 2019.

Minnesota investigators talk to more than 100 landowners about Rush Creek fish kill

More than 2,500 fish, mostly prized brown trout, may have been killed by contaminated runoff.

5 changes Minnesotans will likely see from the historic climate bill

The Inflation Reduction Act has the potential to transform the way we drive, heat our homes and grow our food.

At least 2,500 fish killed in southeastern Minnesota's Rush Creek

The die-off marks the third massive fish kill in the area in recent years.

Prior Lake man held in Apple River stabbings that killed Stillwater teen

St. Croix County Sheriff's Office says suspect is in custody after stabbing five people, one of whom died. The other four were in critical condition.

Parts of Minnesota slip back into severe drought

Minneapolis and St. Paul had one of their driest Junes on record.