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.

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


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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.

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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.

Watch the surreal, intense TV ad 'Last Week Tonight' wrote for a Minnesota car dealership

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And props to Zumbrota Ford of Zumbrota, Minnesota, because they certainly did the thing. All that on a local-car-commercial budget, with Minnesota accents!

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 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.

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.

The 10 Best 'Boring' Livestreams on YouTube

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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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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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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.

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

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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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

A furry little wolf pup's first howls were caught on camera

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The Voyageurs Wolf Project , a University of Minnesota research project that works to observe and learn more about the wolves in Minnesota's Voyageurs National Park, captured some amazing footage of a tiny wolf pup's first howls. Dang, what a set of pipes!

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.

Trump Facebook Ads With 'Real People' Actually Feature GOP Political Operatives

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Apple put through the wringer by Spotify and Tile in Senate hearing

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Minnesota Democrat Sen. In a contentious hearing Wednesday, Apple fended off complaints from Spotify, Tile, Match Group, and several senators over competition on its App Store. Amy Klobuchar said, in her opening remarks, that she isn't "angry about success.". "We

Watch first-ever collar camera footage of a wolf's day

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The mission of the Voyageurs Wolf Project is to better understand the behavior of wolves in Minnesota's Voyageurs National Park.

Chauvin trial newscast takes an awkward turn into racial issues on the 'SNL' cold open

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The sketch show's latest episode kicked off with a newscast send-up featuring two Black hosts and two white hosts in Minnesota discussing the trial of Derek Chauvin. Welcome to the "I would've voted for Obama a third time" of Saturday Night Live cold opens.

House Republican video gets stuck upside down: 'At least you're not a cat'

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During a virtual House Financial Services meeting, the Minnesota lawmaker was flipped via a filter, his head upside-down and detached from his body with an abstract blue and white background. Republican Rep.

Marjorie Taylor Greene's campaign site promotes debunked conspiracy about Ilhan Omar

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Not terrible by itself, except the site inadvertently revealed a campaign to push an unfounded right-wing conspiracy theory about her Democratic colleague from Minnesota, Rep.

The U.S. is about to get a potent polar vortex blast

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Early next week, many parts of the Midwest will see subzero temperatures, and the epicenter of the extreme weather event, Minnesota, will see lows of around -25 degrees Fahrenheit, said Weber. Welcome back, old friend.

The Role of Virtual Reality in the Fight Against Racial Inequity


REM5 , a Minnesota-based company, is doing just that with a virtual exhibition space called “1 City. Virtual reality has been moving mountains across a myriad of verticals. In the past few years, we’ve also been seeing VR as a force for social good.

How to watch 'The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers'

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Set in present-day Minnesota, The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers picks up the story of the ragtag youth hockey team 25 years after the events of D3: The Mighty Ducks, though word on the street is that they're underdogs no more. What: The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers. Where to watch: Disney+.

Apple closes a bunch of stores yet again because of COVID-19

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It's not just California All stores in Tennessee (there are four there), Utah (three), and Minnesota (four) are closed or or will close in the coming week, ahead of the Christmas holiday.