Celebrities, digital token enthusiasts gather in Minneapolis for first NFT convention

U.S. Bank Stadium hosted thousands from around the world hoping for investment opportunity in non-fungible tokens.

The summer Minnesota's wells dried up

May 21
The extreme drought of 2021 brought a record drawdown in private wells — often exacerbated by agricultural irrigators — pitting neighbors against one another in rural pockets of the state's western edge.

Innovation at wastewater plant propels St. Cloud to renewable energy leader

May 21
"St. Cloud is ... defining what a clean energy future can look like."
South Metro
May 20

8,000-year-old skull found in Minnesota River goes home to its Native American descendants

The remains have been turned over to the Upper Sioux Community to be cared for.
Variety
May 19
Nation
May 18

Biden warns of 'another tough hurricane season' this year

President Joe Biden warned Wednesday that the country will likely see "another tough hurricane season" this year, and he pledged that his administration was prepared to respond to the storms and help Americans recover from them.
Duluth
May 18

EPA announces $4.5 million in grants for five Minnesota communities

Grants will go to the Duluth and Austin, the St. Paul Port Authority, the Red Lake Band of Chippewa and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
Business
May 17

Musk wars with Twitter over his buyout deal - on Twitter

without presenting any evidence — that there might be just too many of those automated accounts for the $44 billion deal to move ahead.
Duluth
May 17

Dreams of a restored St. Louis River 'finally coming to fruition'

The $113 million in federal funds announced Tuesday will help trigger removal of the river's status as a polluted Great Lakes waterway.
Local
May 14

Driverless shuttle survives its first Minnesota winter

Autonomous pod operates in downtown Rochester.
Agriculture
May 14

In a first, scientists grow plants from lunar soil

"Holy cow. Plants actually grow in lunar stuff. Are you kidding me?"
St. Paul
May 13

Twin Cities leaders say electric vehicle carshare is off to a promising start

Since the February debut of Evie, users have logged more than 9,000 trips.
Science
May 13

Moon goes blood red this weekend: 'Eclipse for the Americas'

A total lunar eclipse will grace the night skies this weekend, providing longer than usual thrills for stargazers across North and South America.
Inspired
May 13

With a little human help, monarchs are back, at least this year

After years of decline, nearly 250,000 monarch butterflies descended upon the Pacific Coast this winter.
Outdoors
May 12

Virus that's killed birds turns up in first wild mammal in Minnesota

A fox kit from Anoka County has tested positive for a deadly, highly contagious bird flu that has killed countless wild birds this spring.
Business
May 11

AT&T rolls out location tracking on emergency calls from Minnesota cellphones

The No. 3 mobile carrier will now use GPS signals to spot callers to 911 systems.
World
May 11

Climate change to make droughts longer, more common, says UN

The frequency and duration of droughts will continue to increase due to human-caused climate change, with water scarcity already affecting billions of people across the world, the United Nations warned in a report Wednesday.
Nation
May 11

Study finds cleaner air leads to more Atlantic hurricanes

Cleaner air in United States and Europe is brewing more Atlantic hurricanes, a new U.S. government study found.
Business
May 11

Running Twitter may be much harder than Elon Musk thinks

On Tuesday, Elon Musk said he would reverse Twitter's ban of former President Donald Trump, who was booted in January 2021 for inciting violence at the U.S. Capitol, should he succeed in acquiring the social platform for $44 billion.
Politics
May 8

Legislature weighs limits on how Minnesota student education data can be used

More than 40 states already have similar laws on the books, privacy experts say.
May 6

Federal judge dismisses Donald Trump's lawsuit seeking to reinstate his Twitter account

Judge James Donato wrote that he was not convinced that Twitter had infringed on Trump's free speech rights.
World
May 6

Brazil's Amazon deforestation hits record for month of April

Deforestation detected in the Brazilian Amazon broke all records for the month of April, and that followed similar new records set in January and February, reflecting a worrisome uptick in destruction in a state deep within the rainforest.
Inspired
May 6

Postcards from Kamikatsu, Japan's 'zero-waste' town

Shikoku island, a town of about 1,500 residents is on an ambitious path toward a zero-waste life.