— TalesoftheRoad-Hwy61 (@TalesoftheRoad) May 1, 2013
Details emerge from man rescued near Superior
Brett Finch is probably moving back home to Mississippi, where the only ice he wants to see is in a drink.
Two men last seen in a canoe missing after hours of searching.
WEAU-TV reports firefighters say they found a lifejacket, but they’re not sure if it belongs to the missing men. They have not located their canoe.
1st May snow in 22 years? Potentially “historic” May snowfall possible Wed night. I’m just the messenger.mprne.ws/kAs8p
— MPR Weather (@MPRweather) April 30, 2013
Another semi on WB I-94 into divider at the Lowry Tunnel in Mpls. Big backups. Similar crashes in Feb. & Aug. ’11. twitter.com/timnelson_mpr/…
— Tim Nelson (@timnelson_mpr) May 1, 2013
May Day! Cold fronted. Rain showers change to snow. Temps falling into 30s. Wind NW 10-20 mph.
— MPR Weather (@MPRweather) May 1, 2013
White Bear Lake man says he thought he was shooting a turkey.
A 28-year veteran of the Washington County sheriff’s office was accidentally shot by a hunter as he walked a potential turkey hunting site in St. Croix County, Wis., Tuesday, April 30.
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Man rescued in Superior after spending night on ice bit.ly/15WU1kk
— Duluth News Tribune (@duluthnews) April 30, 2013
Senjem says his vote on gay marriage will be ‘spontaneous’ bit.ly/ZvLh0I
— Heather J. Carlson (@PBhcarlson) April 29, 2013
Minnesota Nice creates problems for bicyclists and drivers. bit.ly/ZTBn8RPoliteness and the right of way don’t mix.
— Michael Olson (@publicmic) April 30, 2013
— Echo Press (@echopress) April 30, 2013
— Walker Art Center (@walkerartcenter) April 29, 2013
Percentage of BWCAW visitors who go there to hike: 1
When Ed Solstad heads for the Border Route Trail, it’s usually with a chain saw and a work crew. When backpackers or day hikers lace up for a trek on the remote route, he recommends they bring a good map or two.
Motorists tend to be more at fault for crashes involving bicyclists, but riders are to blame for a significant number of crashes as well.
Some bicyclists are calling for everyone to follow the rules, for the sake of predictability.
“One of the problems is people trying to be too nice,” Megan Gaffey writes on MPR News’s Facebook Page. “When you yield to a bicyclist just to be nice you create problems for drivers and bicyclists.”
Jim Berg adds, “We should always try to be as predictable as possible instead of being as nice as possible.” James P Berka agrees, “This is completely true.”
— MPLS Bike Coalition (@mplsbike) April 29, 2013
Detailed bicycle safety data for Minnesota isn’t available yet, but national data for 2011 show that failure to yield was the reason most often cited for bicycle crashes. In about 40 percent of the crashes, a motorist’s failure to yield was cited, where as a bicyclist’s failure to yield was listed in 30 percent of the crashes (MPR News).