Minnesota Offers Most Minnesotan Prizes Ever During Vaccine Drive

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The governor of Minnesota has announced his state is offering free fishing licenses, free tickets to the State Fair, and plenty more to the first 100,000 residents who get vaccinated for covid-19 between now and June 30.

Minnesota Drought Unveils 8,000-Year-Old Human Skull

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It happened last summer, while the pair were paddling along the Minnesota River. A startling discovery was made by two kayakers. Because the river had receded after a regional drought , they were able to see an object on the banks of the river.

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Gladys, the 'Largest Owl You've Ever Seen,' Is on the Loose in Minnesota

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A huge owl named Gladys escaped from the Minnesota Zoo earlier this month, and zoo officials need help tracking her down. Read more. gladys owl horned owl zach nugent eurasian eagle owl great horned owl tony fisher falconry human interest

Rest in Peace, Gladys, Huge Zoo Owl Who Tasted Freedom in Minnesota

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A Eurasian eagle owl named Gladys died from injuries sustained in an unknown accident, the Minnesota Zoo said Thursday. Gladys, who had escaped from the zoo earlier this month, was reportedly found on a roadside by a concerned citizen and brought to the zoo.

Scott Kegley - Minnesota Vikings

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In this 10x10 Session, Zappar Co-Founder and CEO (Caspar Thykier) is joined by Scott Kegley, Executive Director of Digital Media and Innovation at the Minnesota Vikings

Line 3 Pipeline Construction Damaged a Sensitive Wetland, State Says

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Thursday that it was ordering Enbridge Energy to pay $3.3 million for damaging a sensitive aquifer during the construction of the controversial Line 3 pipeline.

Minnesota Republicans Hold State Parks, Museums, Zoos Hostage Over EV Fight

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In Minnesota, a fight is playing out over electric vehicles.

Minnesota Has Begun Crafting Privacy Policies for Connected Transit Tech

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Connected and automated vehicles are the future, but they carry with them a host of privacy concerns that rightfully necessitate a careful, thoughtful approach to crafting security frameworks to guide their widespread implementation.

The Minnesota Vikings Become First NFL Franchise to Launch Virtual Reality Application for Oculus

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The Minnesota Vikings are the first team to launch a virtual reality application for Oculus. Titled “Vikings VR” and available in the Oculus store, the app takes fans directly inside U.S. Bank Stadium to view 360 videos and photos from Vikings games and events. Virtual reality and 360 content is very important to our organization,” said Vikings Executive Director of Digital Media and Innovation Scott Kegley. “We

Minnesota Calls Up National Guard as Covid-19 Overwhelms Hospitals

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The governor of Minnesota, Tim Walz, has called up the National Guard to assist long term care facilities, as the state struggles with a huge surge in covid-19 hospitalizations that has overwhelmed the health care system.

Minnesota Vikings fans can experience the team legacy in VR before games next season.

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Minnesota Vikings fans will be able to experience the team like never before in a 10,000-square foot interactive space located in the northwest corner of U.S. Bank Stadium.

Minneapolis Cops Used Fake Accounts to Spy on Innocent Black People

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Officers of the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) engaged in surveillance of local Black leaders and organizations “without a public safety objective,” the Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR) found.

Cops Are Using Facebook to Target Line 3 Pipeline Protest Leaders, New Documents Reveal

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Protests against Enbridge’s Line 3 have been ramping up in Minnesota—and so has the response from authorities. A video went viral this week of a Department of Homeland Security helicopter sandblasting protesters following mass arrests.

MyPillow's Mike Lindell Says Walmart Is Cancelling Him

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Colonial Pipeline’s Year Just Got a Little Worse (Couldn’t Have Happened to Nicer Company)

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MyPillow Gremlin: I Will Bomb the Freedom Convoy With Pillows to Save It

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Anti-Fog Sprays for Eyeglasses May Be Chock Full of PFAS

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1,971 Americans Die of Covid-19 on Thursday as U.S. Sets Record For Daily Cases

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The 10 Best 'Boring' Livestreams on YouTube

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Researchers create first mind-controlled robot arm that works well without surgery

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Carnegie Mellon researchers working with peers from the University of Minnesota have made a big breakthrough in brain-computer interface (BCI) and robotic technology: They’ve developed a way for a person to control a robot arm with their minds — with no surgery or invasive procedures required to make it possible.

Bowling alley drone pilot returns with another stunning effort

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Check out this stunning drone video that takes viewers on an amazing journey through Minnesota's massive Mall of America. News Drones first-person view FPV drone quadcopter

'Attack' on MyPillow CEO Apparently Just a Guy Who Wanted a Selfie Poking Him With a Finger

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Stadium-Size AR Games Could Transform Live Sports

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It was recently announced that the professional major baseball team the Minnesota Twins will be introducing ARound support to Target Field, allowing fans to participate in a variety of shared AR experiences during live games.

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Teen avoids social media for 6 years, wins cash from mom

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A Minnesota teen collected $1,800 from his mom on his 18th birthday after winning a bet to stay off social media for six years. News Instagram Snapchat Social Media tiktok

A Bizarre Coal Industry Propaganda Program Is Infiltrating K-12 Classrooms

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Next week, dozens of teachers from North Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, South Dakota, and Iowa will descend on Bismarck State College in North Dakota for the annual three-day Lignite Energy Council Teacher’s Seminar.

The Worst Charlatans of the Covid-19 Pandemic

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For some people, crisis is an opportunity. More specifically, an opportunity to blow up their own profile by preying on people’s fears, making baseless claims, grabbing resources intended for others, and being generally dishonest, disingenuous, or greedy. Read more.

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This Game Reimagines Pokémon as a Playable Font Where Creatures Capitalize Instead of Evolve

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Oh, and let’s set it in Minnesota too. Fontemon is the answer to a question absolutely no one asked: What if Pokémon was a playable font? Because why the hell not. Read more.

New Omicron Covid-19 Case in U.S. Linked to Anime NYC Con

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As the United States begins to identify the emergence of the newly discovered Omicron variant of covid-19, a new breakthrough case of the strain in Minnesota could be a point of concern for the return of large scale conventions.

My Pillow Goblin Sues Dominion for $1.6 Billion, Swears His Pillows Aren't Filled With Knives

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Apparently It’s Sue Big Oil Week

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A day after Minnesota filed a groundbreaking suit , Washington, DC District Attorney General Karl Racine sued ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP, and Shell, alleging that the companies “systematically and intentionally misled consumers. It’s lawsuit week for Big Oil.

Climate Lawsuits Are Coming for Koch Industries

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Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced on Wednesday that he’s suing ExxonMobil, Koch Industries, and the American Petroleum Institute because the three firms deceived customers about the climate crisis.

CBP Drones Conducted Flyovers Near Homes of Indigenous Pipeline Activists, Flight Records Show

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Customs and Border Protection was watching his home in Beltrami County, Minnesota, from 20,000… Read more. Tom Goldtooth awoke on Feb. 21 expecting a pretty regular day ahead. And by all accounts, his day was normal. He was on the road by 11 a.m. to catch a flight.

U.S. Could See 2,000 Covid-19 Deaths Per Day by Christmas: Report

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7 Times Taco Bell’s Menu Pushed the Boundaries of Science

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Earlier this month, Gizmodo reported on a new high-tech drive-thru Taco Bell that the Tex-Mex chain opened in Minnesota; at “Taco Bell Defy,” you order via a mobile app, scan a QR code when you drive up, and have your food delivered via a series of tubes, never interacting with another human being.

See the First Camera Collar Footage From a Wild Wolf

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A few wolves in Minnesota will now record their summer exploits, thanks to an exciting project from researchers from the Voyageurs Wolf Project. This week, the group released the first-ever footage captured by a collar on a wild wolf.

Two Scary Deer Illnesses Are Spreading in the U.S.

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On Monday, Minnesota officials enacted an emergency order to stop the local travel and importation of farmed deer, in hopes of slowing down the spread of a universally fatal prion disease among wild deer. It’s a perilous time right now for deer in America.

Trevor Noah takes a disturbing look at the racist history of U.S. highways

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Highway I-94 could have been anywhere in Minnesota, but it just happened to displace the very few Black people living in Minnesota," Noah explains. You don't have to look far in the U.S. to see the ongoing effects of institutionalised racism.