State Fair Will Have Roller Coaster, Games & Free SunscreenState Fair goers will notice something missing from this year's fair – the poultry birds.
4H Students Settle In To Reality Of Bird-Free FairsPeople visiting county fairs this summer are starting to notice something is missing: birds. The Chisago County Fair opens Thursday in Rush City. And like every other fair in the state, it has been directed to cancel its live poultry exhibits to prevent the possible spread of bird flu.
Mosquitoes In Ramsey County Test Positive For West NileWest Nile virus is back, and officials are urging Minnesotans to avoid mosquito bites, dump out standing water and report dead birds.
Canterbury Park Cancels Ostrich Races Due To Bird Flu ScareThere is some breaking news out of Shakopee that is sure to ruffle some feathers. Canterbury Park officials have announced that ostriches will not take part in this year's Extreme Race Day -- the park's most popular event of the year.
Good Questions: Pizza Boxes, Bird Songs, & Pairs Of PantsEvery Friday, Heather Brown digs into the mailbag to answer some of your Good Questions. This week, we're looking at pizza pies, pairs of pants and pretty avian ditties.
Good Questions: Prom, Birds & The HOV LaneEvery Friday, Heather Brown tackles some of our viewers' burning questions. This week, she'll tell you how "prom" got its name, where birds go in rainstorms, and how police enforce the HOV lane on the highway.
The Push To Make Minneapolis’ Skyways Safer For BirdsThe effort to save migrating birds from deadly collisions with glass is about to be back before the Minneapolis City Council.
Bird Flu Strikes 2 More Flocks, Upping Total Affected To 82The bird flu virus continues to infect flocks in Minnesota. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health said Tuesday that two flocks in Kandiyohi are likely to have tested positive for the disease, which would bump the total number of affected farms to 82.
MSFA: No Bird-Safe Glass At Vikings StadiumThe new Minnesota Vikings Stadium will not include bird-safe glass, despite months of impassioned pleas. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority made the final decision Friday.
Vikings Meet With Bird Advocates, 3M, On Bird-Safe GlassThe new Vikings stadium has 200,000 square feet of glass as part of its iconic design. Glass fabrication is well under way, with installation beginning in February. But officials overseeing construction of the billion-dollar facility met last week with bird advocates and the Vikings at 3M headquarters in Maplewood, telling lawmakers they asked the company if it could develop a new 3M adhesive film to cover the glass.
Rare Hummingbird Found In St. Paul Now Back HomeA hummingbird found far away from home in a St. Paul yard is now back home. Roufus hummingbirds are from the Pacific Northwest and winter in Mexico. Experts think the bird got lost in our first snow storm.
Rare Hummingbird's St. Paul Detour Causes Nat'l BuzzA rare hummingbird found in St. Paul is caught in the middle of a national decision on where to send it. A St. Paul resident found a rufous hummingbird in their backyard a few days before Monday's snowstorm. "The homeowner was very concerned, knowing that the bird was really out of territory," said Phil Jenni, executive director of the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. "Typically we do not take healthy, adult animals."