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Thousands of tilapia fish are swimming in huge blue tanks here in the old Hamm Brewery on St. Paul's East Side. Overhead, steel racks hold planters sprouting kale, cilantro and Swiss chard, their roots immersed in water pumped from the fish tanks. But what is most compelling about the effort to crea...

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 1:57pm

WEST CHESTER, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - The backbreaking life of a roughneck, the iconic worker bees of oilfield drilling rigs, is getting a little easier. Schramm Inc, which built the drilling rig that four years ago helped rescue 33 trapped Chilean copper miners, has designed a 500,000-pound rig fo...

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:14am

(Reuters) - US Airways said it was investigating a pornographic tweet on Tuesday sent on its Twitter account in response to a customer complaint about a flight delay, which went viral on social media. US Airways issued an apology on Monday immediately after deleting the tweeted photograph of a naked...

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:00am

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Parts of the world saw a rare celestial event on Tuesday when the Earth's shadow fell across the moon, turning it orange. The lunar eclipse unfolded over three hours beginning at about 2 a.m. EDT, when the moon began moving into Earth's shadow. A little more than ...

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 9:35am

Tens of millions of Americans have been affected by the theft of their personal information in the digital age.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 6:53pm

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is accepting comments through 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 12, on a proposal to make permanent a number of temporary hunting rules that have been in place for at least one hunting season. The rules pertain to registration of game taken by hunting or trappin...

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 1:25pm

This year for the first time, youth age 17 and younger can hunt the entire Minnesota spring turkey season or until they harvest a turkey and they can choose any location open to turkey hunting, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said. Youth age 13-17 need to obtain a license for a fee of...

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 1:20pm

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will need to close many roads and trails temporarily in state forests, state parks, recreation areas and wildlife management areas, due to wet, snowy conditions. Road and trail conditions are deteriorating rapidly this spring, and many are not yet firm e...

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 1:05pm

TWO HARBORS — With thunder and rage and couch-sized chunks of ice, the Gooseberry River shook off the bulk of its winter mantle Friday afternoon — to the delight of awestruck visitors lining its sun-dappled banks at Gooseberry Falls State Park. "It's amazing — Mother Nature at her finest," sai...

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:41am

WILLMAR - The Willmar man sentenced last week to life in prison without parole for killing an elderly woman last summer is now in state Department of Corrections custody. Brok Junkermeier, 19, is in the Minnesota Correctional Facility at St. Cloud, according to the department’s website. The prison...

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 9:23am