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APPLE VALLEY, Minn.—For the first time in about five years, a tiger cub has been born at the Minnesota Zoo. The female Amur cub was born at the Apple Valley zoo at 7:58 p.m. April 26, weighing in at 1.7 pounds. The cub is the first offspring for mother Sundari, who was born at the zoo in June 2012. The cub's father, Putin, sired two other litters in Denmark, where he lived before coming to the zoo in 2015. "Both the cub and Sundari are doing well," Josh Le, a zoo spokesman, said Tuesday.
1 dead in crash on snowy Minnesota road Winter made a cameo appearance Monday, May 1, bringing measurable snowfall and hazardous road conditions and temperatures well below average across much of Minnesota. Sgt. Neil Dickenson of the Minnesota State Patrol reported slippery, snowy roads were responsible for nearly 20 crashes Monday in the 2800 Patrol District, including a fatal rollover crash, five property damage crashes and 13 vehicles off the road. The district covers Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Hubbard, Kanabec, Mille Lacs and Morrison counties.
Two in five U.S. citizens live where pollution levels are too dangerous to breathe. That's according to the annual American Lung Association State of the Air Report released last week. The good news is that the number of people exposed to these unhealthy particulates dropped from 166 million to 125 million based on three-year measurements covering 2012-14 and 2013-15.
As co-chairs of the Joint Committee on Finance, we would like to thank everyone who came out to make their voice heard at the public hearing on Wednesday, April 19, at Ellsworth High School. We truly appreciate the time many of your took to come and testify. We'd also like to thank Ellsworth High School for hosting the hearing. There's a lot that goes into public hearings and the folks in Ellsworth did a fantastic job. We are very grateful for all they did.
Andrea Myklebust of Black Cat Farmstead in Stockholm, Wis., has recently been awarded a $14,587 grant from the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program for the project, "Local Linen: Exploring the Feasibility of Small-scale Mechanized Processing of Fiber Flax for Linen Production in Minnesota and Wisconsin."
A Level 3 predatory offender that the Minnesota Department of Corrections had been seeking since April 14 is back in custody.
The public is welcome to attend an open house Wednesday, May 3, at the Red Wing Public Library Foot Room to learn about the new Red Wing bridge construction schedule and community effects. The Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation will host the event from 4:30-6:30 p.m., with a presentation scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome to come and go during the two-hour open house.
America sets aside April 22 every year to celebrate Earth Day. Since the first Earth Day in 1970, young and old have gathered globally to participate in activities that foster appreciation of the environment and create awareness of the issues that threaten our globe.
Merchants Financial Group shareholders heard about the organization's second consecutive record year and also re-elected two directors and elected a new director last week. Elected to a three-year term was Gregory Evans, president and CEO of Merchants Financial Group. Re-elected to three-year terms were: Kenneth Mogren, retired president of Winona Agency, Inc., and Richard Lommen Jr., president/owner of Courtesy Corp. Rodney Nelson, who retired in January and was succeeded by Evans, was also recognized for his long service.
VADNAIS HEIGHTS, Minn.—The family of a man killed by Ramsey County sheriff's deputies in Vadnais Heights earlier this week has identified him as Darren Jahnke, 47. "Our hearts are breaking right now," sister Jenny Vance said Wednesday night. All four deputies have been placed on standard administrative leave. They are Lisa Daly, a 25-year veteran; Doug Haider, an 11-year veteran; Sara Naglosky, 4 months and Andre Rongitsch, a 12-year veteran.