A fall moment on the North Kawishiwi River will be preserved in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s “Wilderness Forever” exhibit. The photo is one of 13 images added to the exhibit this year. A wilderness photograph created by Dawn LaPointe, a Duluth area resident, has been professionally juried into the “Wilderness Forever” exhibit Read more →
The debate over immigration reform is heating up in scores of Minnesota crop fields, livestock barns and farm homes. As Minnesota Milk Producers Association President Patrick Lunemann puts it, “we’re struggling to find labor.” Lunemann employs immigrants as part of the work force on his 700-cow dairy farm near the central Minnesota town of Clarissa. Read more →
Sun dogs or “mock suns” filled the sky this morning. MPR News meteorologist Paul Huttner explained the science behind the phenomenon here. There are enough ice crystals in the cold air this morning that the sun has a rainbow halo. pic.twitter.com/wgV6AwmWC5 — Hans Buetow (@hansbuetow) February 6, 2014 Parhelion aka sun dog (I think). 7:57 Read more →
The recent good times on the farm are paying off at the bank. The University of Minnesota extension service has released its most recent numbers covering the state’s farmer-lender mediation program. The state mediation program is designed to find ways to keep a farmer in business after financial troubles lead to a default on a Read more →
It’s been another great year of Minnesota Scenes. The MPR News Flickr pool has over 5,000 photo submissions from photographers across the state. The photos are a regular feature on MN Today. Have a great image of a scene in our state? Submit your here.
MPR News meteorologist Paul Huttner explains what creates the sun dogs over here. Sun dogs, also called mock suns or 22-degree parhelia made a spectacular show at sunrise today. The snow covered landscape was the backdrop, as ice crystals refracted the sunlight through the clear frigid sky. Cool #sundog picture this morning from Fergus Falls, Read more →
The Minnesota DNR fall color map indicates that state is hitting the sweet spot for leaf watchers. Members of the Minnesota Public Radio News Flickr pool are capturing some great images of the transition from summer to winter across the state. Photo by Darcy Sime via Flickr Photo by Ken Greshowak via Flickr Photo by Read more →