Two groups are seeking federal protection for a subspecies of moose found in the Midwest. The Center of Biological Diversity and Honor the Earth say climate change, a changing habitat, disease and other factors have significantly reduced the moose population, down 60 percent in Minnesota alone in the last decade.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says farmers across the state are expecting a bumper crop of blueberries and raspberries following favorable weather conditions this spring. The department said in a news release Wednesday that Minnesota berry patches are expected to open on time this year.
Three Minnesota men accused of trying to go to Syria to join the Islamic State group will remain in custody for now. But U.S. District Judge Michael Davis also said at hearings Wednesday he'll carefully consider plans drafted by their defense attorneys and the Somali community that could facilitate a release to a halfway house and reintegration into the community.
Three people have been airlifted to a hospital after their canoe plummeted over a waterfall near the U.S.-Canada border in northern Minnesota. The Lake County Sheriff's Office says one teen boy had to be rescued from under a log where he became wedged after the dramatic plunge over the Upper Basswood Falls in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness around 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Kentucky State Police say they are investigating the death of a woman who was struck by a car as she attempted to walk across Interstate 24. Officials say 50-year-old Julie Marie Reimann, of McGregor, was traveling early Monday with family from Florida to Missouri when they stopped on the side of I-24 near the Cumberland River Bridge.
A 12-year-old boy wanted in connection to a fatal shooting in Omaha has been arrested in Minneapolis. According to a statement Tuesday from Omaha police, the 12-year-old was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Service and was to be booked ahead of court proceedings to return him to Nebraska.
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