China has landed a spacecraft on Mars for the first time in the latest advance for its space program. Plans call for a rover to stay in the lander for a few days of diagnostic tests before rolling down a ramp to explore an icy area of Mars known as Utopia Planitia.
Republican leaders are signaling no willingness to embrace President Joe Biden’s ideas for a massive infrastructure investment. GOP leaders are insisting on a smaller package and told Biden they won't raise taxes on corporations and the wealthy to pay for his plan.
Comfort Systems and Minnesota Power are warning customers with overdue bills about possible utility disconnections in August. Help is available from Minnesota's Energy Assistance Program and RentHelpMN.
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm is urging the public not to hoard gasoline in light of the cyberattack on an East Coast pipeline. Granholm says the pipeline should be substantially operational by the end of this week.
A federal judge has dismissed the National Rifle Association’s bankruptcy case. The ruling leaves the NRA to face a New York state lawsuit that accuses it of financial abuses and aims to put it out of business.
The U.S. is expanding use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to children as young as 12. Shots could begin soon once a federal vaccine panel issues recommendations for using the vaccine in 12- to 15-year-olds.
President Joe Biden says anyone collecting unemployment who gets offered a suitable job "must take the job or lose their unemployment benefits." Biden made the comments Monday in reaction to concerns about a low number of jobs added in April.
A group of scientists is urging the Biden administration to return gray wolves to the federal endangered species list. More than 100 wildlife conservation experts say state governments have allowed too many wolves to be killed.
With a fun new social media campaign, the MN DNR is inviting you to share your photo and a story from your next outdoor adventure, with #MyMNOutdoorAdventure. Pictures can be uploaded to the DNR's website, and will then be shared to their social media pages.
The Biden administration's goal of conserving about one-third of America’s lands and waters by 2030 relies on voluntary efforts to preserve public, private and tribal areas while also helping tackle climate change and create jobs.