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Case Asks: When Is It A Crime To Harass Animals?

Federal prosecutors are defending their use of an obscure law to indict two recreational Iowa pilots whose low flying may have disturbed thousands of resting migratory birds. Paul Austin and Craig Martin are charged with violating the Airborne Hunting Act.

04/30/2012

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Free, Low-Cost Spay And Neuter Surgeries For Mpls. Pets

The City Of Minneapolis and the Minnesota Spay Neuter Assistance Program (MNSNAP) are offering free and low-cost spay and neuter surgeries for Minneapolis pets.

04/13/2012

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‘Law Of The Paw’ Kicks Off In Golden Valley

There’s a nationwide effort underway that’s all about saving animals. And it got started right here in the Twin Cities.

04/12/2012

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Good Question: How Do Controlled Burns Affect Wildlife?

When the DNR does a controlled burn, what happens to the wildlife? Good Question.

04/05/2012

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What Do The Animals Think Of Our Early Spring?

Another record-setting weather day and one has to ask, “what are the animals thinking?”

03/14/2012

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Animal Agriculture Worth $8 Billion To Minnesota

As farmers across the county mark National Agriculture Day on Thursday, the Minnesota Agri-Growth Council is sharing new data on the importance of agriculture to Minnesota.

03/08/2012

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Fargo Nonprofit Helps Animals Around The Globe

When disasters hit, like the earthquake in Japan or flooding in Thailand, relief organizations always spring into action to help the victims. That includes the Fargo-based nonprofit World Vets, which is focused not on helping people, but our four legged friends.

02/27/2012

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Good Question: Do Animals Live Longer In Zoos?

When an 18-month-old dolphin named Taijah died at the Minnesota Zoo Monday night, it was a rough moment for the staff that was there from the time she was born.

02/07/2012

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Good Question: Can Animals Predict The Weather?

On Groundhog’s Day, a day where the nation pays attention to the weather prognostication of an oversized Pennsylvania rodent, we wondered, do animals have any skills when it comes to predicting the weather?

02/03/2012

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Case Asks: What’s A Fair Price For Llamas?

Federal bankruptcy officials in Iowa want to get out of the llama business as soon as possible, even if that means selling a herd of the rare pack animals on the cheap.

01/30/2012

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More Than 50 Dogs Found In 2 Trailers

More than 50 dogs, three cats and two women were found living in two trailers on a property west of Bemidji, according to police.

01/24/2012

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Humane Society Targeted By Pro-Shelter Campaign

The Humane Society of the United States says it’s under attack by a new group that’s trying to starve it of funding by urging donors to send money to local animal shelters instead.

12/19/2011

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Police Kill Deer Inside Campus Building

People crash college parties all the time, but one recent college “crasher” surprised some students at St. Catherine University.

11/03/2011

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Wander Minnesota: A Quick Trip

You know what I like? I like penguins. I’ve seen the flurry of advertising the Minnesota Zoo has done about the new 3M Penguins of the African Coast exhibit and kept thinking, ‘Oh, I need […]

10/13/2011

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Cottage Grove Residents Warned About Sick Raccoons

After police received numerous complaints of sick raccoons, Cottage Grove residents are being warned to take precautions with their children and pets.

09/29/2011

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