In May 1980, Taiwan-born, Minnesota-raised Ming Sen Shiue acted on a sick fantasy he’d been having for 15 years, kidnapping and sexually assaulting his former high-school math teacher, Mary Stauffer. The crime would have been nightmarish enough with just those facts ... but it was worse. »
It’s July, and, like clockwork, brain-eating amoebas are back in the news. Last week, the deadly parasite Naegleria fowleri, which thrives in warm bodies of fresh water, claimed the life of a 21-year-old woman from Inyo County, California. Now a child in Minnesota is believed to have developed primary amebic… »
If you search for a certain spot in Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota, on Google Maps, you'll see this curious forest formation. So why is there a Minnesota-shaped forest in Northern Minnesota? »
A microscopic view of the brain-eating amoeba known as Naegleria fowleri reveals a trio of feeding structures, twisted into a macabre clown-face. The parasitic organism – which lives in warm bodies of fresh water – has infected 128 people since 1962. Only one has survived. »
After a massive blizzard dumped 17 inches of snow on Minneapolis last night, the inflatable roof of the Minnesota Vikings' Metrodome just couldn't deal with the weight. Watch an entire stadium buckle before the force of nature.
In the ongoing drama of the Minnesota recount, a few controversial write-in ballots have surfaced. One, which we reported on a few weeks ago, included a vote for liberal candidate Al Franken along with a write-in for "Lizard People." Another vote for Franken included a write-in for the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Today… »