May 28, 2021

Senate eyes R&D bill to counter China, bolster manufacturing

WASHINGTON — What started as a pragmatic effort to boost scientific research and development has morphed into sweeping Senate bill aimed at making the U.S. […]
May 28, 2021

California giving $116 million to people who get virus shots

LOS ANGELES — California is giving away the country’s largest pot of vaccine prize money — $116.5 million — in an attempt to get millions […]
May 28, 2021

Thailand aims at pandemic risks by fighting wildlife trade

BANGKOK — Thailand is ramping up efforts to curb trade in wildlife to help reduce the risk of future pandemics, officials said Thursday, though it […]
May 27, 2021

Spotty rain improves drought for parts of Upper Midwest, but not everywhere

Calli Thorne ranches north of Watford City, N.D., with her husband. They got about an inch of rain May 23-24; some people not far from […]
May 27, 2021

Biden to GOP: 'Don't get in the way' of infrastructure plan

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday warned naysayers in Congress not to “get in the way” of his big infrastructure plans as the White […]
May 27, 2021

Duluth honored for decreased carbon emissions

The city of Duluth and Ever-Green Energy have been presented with the Environmental Initiative’s Energy and Climate Award for their efforts to reduce energy use […]
May 27, 2021

EU weighs Belarus sanctions at sectors close to leader

LISBON, Portugal — European Union nations sketched out plans Thursday for new sanctions against Belarus, targeting economic sectors close to its authoritarian leader, as they […]
May 27, 2021

DNR terminates Mesabi Metallics leases

The DNR started the 20-day process to terminate the company’s leases earlier this month after after the company failed to meet a last-chance requirement set […]
May 27, 2021

GOP offers $928B on infrastructure, funded with COVID aid

WASHINGTON — Republican senators outlined a $928 billion infrastructure proposal Thursday that would tap unused coronavirus aid, a counteroffer to President Joe Biden’s more sweeping […]
May 27, 2021

EU eyes Belarus sanctions targeting sectors close to leader

BRUSSELS — European Union nations sketched out plans Thursday for new sanctions against Belarus that will target economic sectors close to its authoritarian president, as […]