How game-playing monkeys could lead to better lives for people suffering from paralysis. Scientists at Duke University say that a monkey with electrodes implanted in it brain managed to move a robotic arm with pure thought.
There are half as many Catholic nuns today as there were forty years ago. The median age of nuns is 69. Many religious communities around the country are trying some unusual approaches to attract new members. A group of sisters in Duluth is one of them. They're advertising.
Humans have harnessed the wind for thousands of years since the time of the ancient Egyptians. Wind has powered sailboats, ground grain, pumped water and most recently generated electricity. Now Minnesota has emerged as a national wind leader. In the first story in a Mainstreet Radio wind powe
With just four days left in September, how can we characterize the month's weather Most places have reported warmer than normal conditions, with average monthly temperatures from 1 to 3 degrees greater than the historical average.
Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty and North Dakota Governor John Hoeven (HOE-vehn) will meet soon to discuss a dispute over hunting. North Dakota is restricting where and when people from out of state can hunt . And license fees are going up. That's angered many Minnesota hunters.
A dry spell lead people to hope that the dormant mosquito eggs were killed off, but that's not the case. Jim Stark, with the Mosquito Control District talks more on the mosquito hatch and potentials for West Nile Virus.
The U.S. Agriculture Department confirmed today what Minnesota farmers already know: drought has damaged their crops. The USDA's latest estimate describes a shrinking soybean crop and smaller corn yields compared to what was expected in August.
In a report released this morning, the U-S Agriculture Department is cutting its estimates for the soybean crop by eight percent from last month's projection because of the drought in the Midwest. The projection for the corn harvest has dropped by one percent.
Governor Tim Pawlenty and State Agriculture Commissioner Gene Hugoson visited the Southeastern Minnesota town of Mazeppa (mah-ZEP-ah) this morning to evaluate crop damage from this summer's drought. Mainstreet Radio's Rob Schmitz reports.
Today's (Tuesday) rain was a relief to many in Sioux (SOO) Falls. For a few hours in the middle of the day, the skies turned grey and the smell of rain caught everyone's attention. Sioux (SOO) Falls is four and a half inches behind normal rainfall amounts for the summer.
Duluth is home to three growing colleges and universities. More than 10,000 students move to the city every year. And less than half of them live on campus. The rest crowd into residential neighborhoods across the city. That's made for some bad feelings.