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Jun 25,2014 at 5:21 PM

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The federal government has given conditional approval to the first vaccine licensed to fight a deadly pig virus, and warmer weather appears to be slowing the spread of the disease that has been blamed in part for making bacon more...
Jun 18,2014 at 4:57 AM

BEIJING (AP) — Residents in a southern Chinese city that has come under fire for an annual summer solstice festival in which thousands of dogs are slaughtered for food have held their feasts early to avoid attention.
Some residents...
May 16,2014 at 11:10 PM


The University of St. Thomas has been getting some negative attention after a camel was scheduled to come to the St. Paul campus for "Hump Day."

The animal was set to come Wednesday for a petting zoo put on by the Residence Hall...
Feb 20,2014 at 11:51 AM
Propane is the only source of heat for more than 200,000 Minnesotans, and for many users the price per gallon has more than doubled because of the extreme cold this winter. Average prices hovered around $2.44 a gallon for the week ending Jan. 20. Now,...
Jan 3,2014 at 9:46 PM


Jamie Dean is out for a walk with her dog Roxy. She says her pup typically lasts about 15 minutes before calling it quits in these cold temperatures. At home Roxy's time outside is even shorter.   

"I luckily have a fenced in...
Jan 3,2014 at 8:06 PM


As temperatures drop it's important to remember to pay extra attention to your four-legged friends.

Salt on sidewalks and roadways can cause some problems for your pet. While salt is not toxic to dogs, it can be very...
Dec 30,2013 at 9:37 PM
Two suicide bombings in as many days have killed 31 people and raised concerns that Islamic militants have begun a terrorist campaign in Russia that could stretch into the Sochi Olympics in February. Russian and international Olympic officials insisted...
Dec 30,2013 at 5:58 AM
A suicide bomber killed 14 people aboard an electric bus in the southern Russian city of Volgograd during the Monday morning rush hour, and authorities believe it was the work of the same group that set off a bomb at the railway station a day earlier......
Dec 18,2013 at 8:20 PM


With Christmas quickly approaching it's important to remember to pay extra attention to your four-legged friends.

KSTP.com spoke with Dr. Kristi Flynn of the U of M Veterinary Medical Center who says sweets, tinsel and even your...
Oct 23,2013 at 5:29 PM
Wildlife managers want pet owners to find permanent homes for unwanted turtles rather than setting them free. One of the most common pet-trade turtles is the red-eared slider. They're often sold as cute, little hatchlings but grow rapidly and eventually...
Jul 12,2013 at 3:08 PM


Many chickens are impounded every year by the Minneapolis Animal Control.

The birds sometimes are victims of neglect, abuse and abandonment, according to Chicken Run Rescue in Minneapolis, one of the only urban foster...
Jun 6,2013 at 11:41 PM




As you bundle up to head outside during winter, don't forget about about 'Fido' and 'Fluffy.'

KSTP.com spoke with Dr. Kristi Flynn with the U of M Veterinary Medical Center about ways to keep your pets safe and...
Jun 6,2013 at 9:19 PM




A lack of snow has canceled the St. Paul Winter Carnival Sled Dog Races.



The races on Bald Eagle Lake were scheduled for Jan. 26 and were then postponed to Feb. 2-3.



Sally O'Sullivan...
Jun 6,2013 at 9:19 PM


Hundreds of thousands of people flocked to the city of St. Paul to participate in the Winter Carnival and watch the Red Bull Crashed Ice Championships over the weekend.



"It's great that we get a boost in the economy,...
Jun 6,2013 at 7:58 PM




Ask and you shall receive.

After overwhelming requests from the community, the much anticipated Off-Leash Dog Park at Lyndale Farmstead Park opened Friday for a preview.

The park is far from completion, but...