It’s a bit like Google Earth, 1967 edition. An Ohio company has more than 25 million vintage aerial photographs in its vault, including amazing images of Minnesota farms. You can browse many of the pictures online.
Archives for June 2010
An inner-city dad spots a bargain on a 1963 Chevrolet fire truck during the annual Back to the 50’s car show at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. How awesome of a dad would he be if drove his son home in a real life fire truck?
You hear about how newspapers are struggling. You don’t always get to see the top-notch reporting they’re still cranking out. Don’t miss these stories: In Mankato, the touching life and death of a baby. In St. Cloud, cities get stuck when housing dreams crash. In Duluth, a mother lode of copper could spell trouble for the Boundary Waters.
Storm chasers had a field day when tornadoes ravaged Minnesota. Their videos show the scary twisters in action.
After 911 callers reported a plane down near Rochester, emergency responders rushed into a wooded ravine. The small plane was on fire. One wing was detached. And three people were dead. Capt. Bill Reiland of the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office describes the scene.
Morning clouds and fog thwarted Kevin Burkart’s attempt to jump out of an airplane 200 times in one day for charity. The good news: The skydiving madman topped his goal of raising $60,000 for Parkinson’s disease research.
Lake property owners on Dead Lake in northwest Minnesota have been fighting lake shore developers for a decade and it appears they’ve now won.
When a conservation group concluded that burning “biomass” to make electricity is dirtier than coal, backers of alternative energy fired back. The debate ensnares Minnesota, which burns about five million tons of wood per year.
Kevin Burkart wants to jump out of an airplane 200 times today. Fog and clouds delayed the start of his crazy stunt, which aims to raise $60,000 for Parkinson’s research.
The best Minnesota could muster on Newsweek’s list of ‘America’s Best High Schools’ was a No. 115 ranking for Southwest High School in Minneapolis. Schools outside the Twin Cities got shut out completely.