Cody Nelson, MPR.org / 100.5 FM
Climate change is already wreaking havoc in Minnesota — from making people sicker to threatening the wild rice crop. That's according to the latest National Climate Assessment, a congressionally mandated report released last Friday. Thirteen federal agencies worked on the document, the fourth of its kind, to analyze the best available information into an over 1,000-page document. The report is packed full of pressing climate issues. Here are some of the big takeaways for Minnesota: Human health
Search for #beanandbear or #beanandbearlake on Instagram and you'll find more than 1,100 pictures using one of those tags. A lot of those pictures look the same. The photographers' vantage point is a cliff overlooking the Bean and Bear lakes from 300 feet above. A hilly forest surrounds the scene. The main differentiator is what color the leaves are, or if there's snow on the ground. (It's usually not the snowy season.) Just outside Silver Bay, the Bean and Bear Lakes Loop is one of the most popular legs of the Superior Hiking Trail.
The Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters who unfurled a large banner during a Minnesota Vikings game on Sunday brought climbing gear and the banner into the venue under winter clothing, and had tickets, stadium and security officials said Tuesday. "They had nothing visible in their possession that violated U.S. Bank Stadium policies and had nothing that prevented them from clearing the security screening upon entry," read a statement from the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority and stadium operator SMG.