After finishing the warmest June in 15 years in the Twin Cities, we crank up the heat even further as we head through the first week of July and our long Independence Day weekend. While highs in the upper 80s and low 90s are far off from daily record highs, and not exactly unusual around here in July, it will likely be the persistence of these 90 degree temps that will wear us down… and could set records themselves.
The DNR is closing Mille Lacs Lake to walleye fishing for the month of July in order to facilitate a fall walleye season ahead.
A Wisconsin family helped save a young bear that was struggling to breathe while swimming in a lake with its head caught in a plastic food container.
Major airlines have reduced or eliminated their in-flight alcohol services due to COVID-19 safety concerns.
The 72-year-old unnamed woman got within 10 feet of the bison “multiple times” while at her Bridge Bay Campground to take photos before it attacked, the National Park Services wrote in a press release.
American Airlines announced Friday that the airline will be booking flights to capacity starting July 1.
A spacewalking astronaut has added to the millions of pieces of junk orbiting the Earth.
Particles of dust from the Sahara Desert may land in Minnesota in the days ahead. Yes, I am referring to the desert in Africa.
The Minnesota Attorney General says the state has filed a lawsuit against ExxonMobil, Koch Industries and the American Petroleum Institute for “deceiving” and “defrauding” Minnesotans about climate change.
The Minnesota DNR is only allowing guests to reserve campsites and lodging four months ahead of time in an effort to make the process fairer.
A black bear wandered into the parking garage at the Union Depot in St. Paul, Minnesota Wednesday night.
For the past few weeks, Christie Morgan Schoen has seen what she believes to be two rare albino deer in her Cape Girardeau, Missouri yard. Schoen said they hang out every morning along with a larger brown deer.
A 62-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries after a bear ran out in front of his motorcycle Tuesday.
The really warm start to June may have escaped you, it’s a summer month after all so the warmth is expected, but I doubt the wind has blown by you without notice. Gusty breezes have made themselves well known over the last few days with what has felt like one long never ending gust. While Minnesota is a fairly breezy place, especially farm country across the western half of the state, the first half of June has been a bit unusual.
A Maple Grove City Councilor sent out a message of caution Sunday after a bear was spotted on the north side of the city Saturday.
A young angler recently caught a fish most grown-ups would be excited to reel in. While it wasn’t quite a state record, it was still an impressive catch considering the fisherman’s age.
A Canadian photographer captured time-lapsed video of the aurora borealis and a dreamy landscape below the night sky.
A Bloomington, Minnesota couple who contracted and beat COVID-19 in March are now among those donating blood plasma in hopes of helping researchers develop a treatment.
After finding the first-known repeating fast radio bursts (FRBs) in February, researchers have discovered another repeating FRB in deep space that has them baffled.
What a catch! A Farmington, Minnesota girl appears to have broken a record with her boat-tilting goliath grouper that she reeled from the Gulf of Mexico this week.