USDA, Minnesota Agree To Provide $220K For Wolf ControlThe U.S. Department of Agriculture and the state of Minnesota have agreed on a plan to provide $220,000 to control gray wolves that prey on livestock. The announcement came Wednesday from U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson. The Minnesota Democrat calls it welcome news for farmers and ranchers who haven't been allowed to shoot or trap wolves that threaten their livestock since a federal judge in December put wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan back on the endangered list.
Can US Eliminate Invasive Species By Eating Them?It seems like a simple proposition: American lakes, rivers and offshore waters are filling up with destructive fish and crustaceans originally from other parts of the world, many of them potential sources of food.
Esme's Blog: Gun Permits Set Minnesota RecordMinnesota Sheriffs issued more than 30,000 gun permits last year -- that's 10,000 more than the year before.
Obama A Skeet Shooter? See New White House Photo Two days before President Barack Obama's first trip outside Washington to promote his gun-control proposals, the White House tried to settle a brewing mystery when it released a photo to back his claim to be a skeet shooter.
Esme's Blog: How The Amendments Hurt RepublicansThe Republican leaders in the Minnesota Legislature believed putting the Voter ID and Marriage Amendments on the ballot would increase voter turnout, help Republican candidates statewide, and boost their majorities in both houses of the legislature.
POLL: Did The Marriage & Voter ID Amendments On The Ballot Hurt Republican Candidates?
Democrats Control Minn. For First Time Since 1990One of the biggest election night, surprises came at the State Capitol where Minnesota Republicans lost their majorities in the House and Senate.
Will Peterson Play? It's Not Something He ControlsVikings coach Leslie Frazier says he will decide Adrian Peterson's status for the opener by Saturday morning at the latest. It's another chapter in rehab that has been teaching Peterson about what he can and can't control.
SOPA, PIPA Bills Pit Piracy Controls Against Free SpeechIn our internet age it's something we so take for granted -- the open and easy access to both information and entertainment.