Michigan Democrats Poised to Test Ambitious Environmental Goals in the Industrial Midwest

[ad_1] LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is on the verge of implementing one of the nation’s most ambitious clean energy mandates, aiming to be carbon-free by 2040 in what is a pivotal test of the Democrats’ environmental goals in a state with a long-standing manufacturing legacy. Michigan will join four other states in requiring utility … Read more

Woman’s Decades-Old Mosaic of Yard Rocks and Decorative Art Work May Have to Go

[ad_1] ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Iris Logan was having a hard time growing grass in the front yard of her St. Paul, Minnesota, home, so she covered the space with stones, statues and decorative art. More than 30 years later, it’s something of a local landmark. But to a city inspector, it’s a nuisance. … Read more

Many Voters Are Weary About a Biden-Trump Rematch in 2024. Third Parties Hope They Can Fill the Gap

[ad_1] Those looking to blaze a new path to the White House range from members of Congress to a prominent academic and a scion of one of the county’s most prominent political families. Their odds are exceedingly long. George Washington was the only person to win the presidency without a party affiliation. An incumbent hasn’t … Read more

Prosecutors Decry Stabbing of Ex-Officer Derek Chauvin While Incarcerated in George Floyd’s Killing

[ad_1] MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murdering George Floyd, is expected to survive serious injury after being stabbed by another inmate at a federal prison in Arizona, the Minnesota attorney general’s office said Saturday while denouncing the attack. The stabbing took place Friday at the Federal Correctional Institution, … Read more

In the US, Hmong ‘New Year’ Recalls Ancestral Spirits While Teaching Traditions to New Generations

[ad_1] ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — For the annual fall renewal of her shaman spirit, Mee Vang Yang will soon ritually redecorate the tall altar in her living room where she keeps her father’s ring-shaped shaman bells. She carried them across the Mekong River as the family fled the Communist takeover of her native Laos … Read more

Bird Flu Still Taking Toll on Industry as 1.35 Million Chickens Are Being Killed on an Ohio Egg Farm

[ad_1] More than 1.3 million chickens are being slaughtered on an Ohio egg farm as the bird flu continues to take a toll on the industry. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said all 1.35 million chickens on the farm in Ohio’s Union County will be slaughtered to help limit the spread of the highly contagious … Read more

Missouri Governor Granting Pardons at Pace Not Seen Since WWII Era

[ad_1] Distraught by a romantic breakup, 16-year-old Kenny Batson vented his hurt by stomping out the windshields of cars on a for-sale lot. He landed in juvenile detention, but that was only the beginning of his trouble. Over the ensuing years, Batson stole cigarettes, booze and cars for drunken joyrides while bouncing in and out … Read more

Exploding Wild Pig Population on Western Canadian Prairie Threatens to Invade Northern US States

[ad_1] MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An exploding population of hard-to-eradicate “super pigs” in Canada is threatening to spill south of the border, and northern states like Minnesota, North Dakota and Montana are taking steps to stop the invasion. In Canada, the wild pigs roaming Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba pose a new threat. They are often crossbreeds … Read more

Physicians, Clinic Ask Judge to Block Enforcement of Part of a North Dakota Abortion Law

[ad_1] BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Physicians and the former, sole abortion provider in North Dakota on Tuesday asked a judge to block enforcement of part of a revised law that bans most abortions, saying a provision that allows the procedure to protect a woman’s health is too vague. North Dakota outlaws all abortions, except in … Read more