As unpopular as it may seem, the Minnesota State Patrol is advising motorists not to stop for wildlife that may have meandered onto a busy interstate. The advice comes after drivers on Interstate 35 in the Twin Cities metro could be seen on transportation video stopping or swerving to avoid a duck leading a line of ducklings across the busy road.
Torrential rains and saturated earth have been causing a lot of problems in Minnesota during the past week, but not every story has been calamitous. While out on assignment Thursday, WCCO photojournalist Tom Aviles happened upon a dramatic rescue that had a happy ending.
Minnesota health officials are warning that chicks and ducklings can carry salmonella.
People living in a western Minnesota nursing home have an unusual system for getting their mail. The mailman often brings some helpers who waddle along behind him.
Street workers in Brooklyn Park saved five ducklings Tuesday after they fell into a storm drain, city officials said.
Health officials say 39 people have been sickened from a salmonella outbreak spread through handling baby chicks or ducklings.
For just about a month, the students of Big Woods Elementary have been watching a mother duck sit on her nest in the courtyard of their school.