Most Of Minnesota Is Now Officially In DroughtMost of Minnesota is now officially in drought. Thursday's update from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that 88 percent of Minnesota is in a moderate drought. That's a huge jump from just 5 percent last week.
Good Questions: Dish Water, Dog Colds & Traffic TimesAmanda from Golden Valley and her husband have a standing argument. They asked for our help in resolving this important issue: Should you rinse your dishes in warm or cold water? According to University of St. Thomas nutrition expert Jeannemarie Beiseigel, hot water (110 degrees or higher) is recommended because it helps remove dirt and debris. It also speeds the drying of dishes.
Lauren's Science Corner: What Moves The 'Sailing Stones' Of Death Valley?Since the 1940's, scientists and visitors to Death Valley National Park have marveled at and pondered the mystery of its 'sailing stones.' Hundreds of rocks from pebble to boulder-size plow their way across the flat surface of the 'Racetrack playa,' engraving trails, some of which are considerable length, in the dry mud landscape.
5 Fun Ways To Turn Your Backyard Into A Water Park For KidsBeat the heat and the doldrums with water fun in your own backyard.
Crews Recover Teen's Body From Lake NokomisA 15-year-old boy died after going for a swim with friends in Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis Wednesday morning. The Hennepin County Water Patrol began searching just after 10 a.m. after a swimmer was reported missing on the east side of the lake.
Baker Park Reserve Beaches Closed Due To E. Coli ThreatBeaches at Baker Park Reserve are closed Thursday due to high E. coli counts. Signs posted at beaches, such as Lake Independence, alerted visitors that beaches were closed until further notice.
Beating The Heat With Sun-Proof ClothingThere's no doubt that air conditioners in our cars and homes will get a workout on Monday. We're expecting one of our hottest days of the summer ahead with a high temperature expected to be in the low 90s.
Report: Rail Delays Cost Minnesota Farmers A new report estimates that delays in railroad shipping have cost Minnesota corn, soybean and wheat farmers nearly $100 million. The report was released Thursday at a conference in Alexandria organized by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Edward Usset of the University of Minnesota Center for Farm Financial Management estimates rail delays cost Minnesota corn growers $72 million from March to May. He puts the losses at $18.8 million for soybean growers and $8.5 million for wheat growers.
Adding Sprinkler Systems: What You Need To KnowInstalling the right sprinkler system can save time and money, as well as conserve energy and water output. It can also increase the lushness and health of your lawn. Ready to get started?
Hennepin Co. Sheriff's Office Urges Water Safety Over Holiday WeekendThe Fourth of July weekend means more people on Minnesota's lakes, so the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is urging water safety.
Newport Bracing For Possible Levee Breach Walking up to Newport's clay levee, which is holding back the rain-swollen Mississippi River, city administrator Deb Hill doesn't like what she is seeing.
Officials: Man’s Body Pulled From Lake PhalenA young man's body was pulled from Lake Phalen in St. Paul Saturday night. Ramsey County officials say the call for help came in around 8 p.m. after the man went missing.
Video: Mudslide Nearly Catches Driver Near Belle PlaineA motorist nearly fell into a gaping hole on a southern Minnesota road after the ground beneath it gave way. The incident was caught on dash camera, and uploaded Friday to YouTube by the Department of Transportation.
EPA Water Task Force To Work With UniversitiesA task force established by the Environmental Protection Agency to curtail farmland pollution that flows into the Mississippi River has reached an agreement with 12 universities.
House Approves More Than $12 Billion Water BillThe House has passed a $12 billion-plus infrastructure bill authorizing 34 water projects across the country. The bill passed on a 412-4 vote Tuesday after months of negotiations between key House members and senators in both parties.