North Dakota, the nation’s No. 2 oil producer behind Texas, recorded nearly 300 oil pipeline spills in less than two years, state documents show. None was reported to the public, officials said.
Massachusetts has lowest percentage of uninsured residents with only 4.5 percent; Texas has the highest with 28.8 percent. Generally the highest uninsured rates can be found in the South and West.
The 25th annual Twin Cities’ Juneteenth celebration brought thousands to North Mississippi Regional Park Saturday. Juneteenth commemorates the day Union Soldiers told slaves in Texas that the Civil War had ended and they were no longer enslaved. Juneteenth is much more than parades, barbeques and family reunions.
The National Weather Service was tracking a so-called derecho weather pattern in the Midwest on Tuesday that could spawn severe windstorms in major metropolitan areas with gusts as strong as 100 mph. Derecho windstorms occur once every year or two across the central and northeastern U.S. in a band from Texas to New England. They pack hazardous winds of at least 75 mph or more and maintain their intensity for hours as they sweep across vast distances.
The Minnesota Twins have selected Texas high-school pitcher Kohl Stewart with the fourth pick in the Major League Baseball draft. Stewart is a 6-foot-3 right-hander and also has a scholarship to play quarterback at Texas A&M.
As many as 15 people are feared dead and more than 160 others hurt in a fertilizer plant explosion in the town of West, Texas.
An explosion at a fertilizer plant in West killed between five and 15 people, at least, and left more than 160 others badly injured. Rescue workers are continuing to dig through the debris after the Wednesday evening blast just north of Waco.
It is Tubby time at Texas Tech.
Mike Rosario scored 25 points and Florida used an overpowering first half to roll past Minnesota and into the NCAA tournament round of 16 for third consecutive year with a 78-64 win Sunday in the South Regional.
A phone call from a Minnesota trucking company led police in gas masks to a grisly scene.
An innocent Texas man was convicted of rape and robbery and served 30 years in prison before his conviction was overturned. The state paid him $2.4 million in compensation plus annuities of $13,000 per month.
A Texas man accused of selling controlled substances used to make the synthetic hallucinogenic drugs that led to the overdose deaths of two teenagers in the Grand Forks area has pleaded not guilty.
A former University of Minnesota wide receiver who quit the team after accusing the head coach of abusive behavior has been arrested in Houston on a marijuana possession charge.
From the East Coast to the West Coast, recycling is a big issue for local governments.
In Minnesota, guns are banned on all school properties — public or private, across all grade levels.