A disease infecting the northern long-eared bat could place it on the endangered species list. The disease, called white-nose syndrome, has impacted bats in a number of states. Rich Baker, endangered species coordinator with the Department of Natural Resources, says a large number have died off.
Four states in the Upper Midwest want federal officials to delay listing the northern long-eared bat as an endangered species. Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin made the request this month to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
A small-winged mammal not highly thought of by most people is under attack, as a deadly disease has already killed millions of them across the country.
A fungus that has been linked to bat colony decimation has been confirmed in two Minnesota State Parks, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The fungus is known to cause white-nose syndrome (WNS), which is a disease that is harmful and mostly fatal to hibernating bats, the DNR said. The fungus has reportedly decimated bat populations in eastern portions of the United States and Canada.
An endangered bat could delay work on an Interstate 80 interchange that business and civic leaders hope will bring more businesses and jobs to Waukee and West Des Moines.
St. Cloud Police are investigating after four men – one of which was wearing a Confederate flag bandana – beat a woman early Thursday morning with aluminum baseball bats.
State regulators will consider whether a plan to protect birds and bats from a wind farm in Goodhue County is adequate.
Two St. Cloud men found themselves in jail Monday night after they chased and tried to hit two teenage boys, first with their cars and then on foot with baseball bats, police said.
The Minnesota Twins looked like themselves offensively. The problem is, it’s not a good thing.
They don’t have a reputation as the cutest and cuddliest animals, but bats really do more help than harm. In fact, a new study found bats save the agriculture industry more than $3 billion a year — money that would otherwise be spent on pesticides.