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.
Back in December, authorities learned that Naegleria fowleri — a deadly, brain-eating amoeba, pictured here — was living in Louisiana tapwater, infecting its victims' grey matter by way of neti pot.
Apparently, there's not much to do during Minnesota winters (I kid), because Roger Hanson has been making gigantic ice castles in his spare time. Seriously, they're ginormous. We're talking 65 feet high and 85 feet long humungous beasts of man made nature. How does he do it?
Terry Allen Lester of Waseca, Minn. was arrested for allegedly giving his ex-girlfriend a sex toy for a Christmas present. Not just any sex toy, though! This one was rigged with a bomb.
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.
From the official website of the film, now out on DVD:
A delusional Minnesota court has ordered Jammie Thomas,
wanton criminal Kazaa user, to pay a total of $1.92 million for sharing 24 songs. As my own little protest, I'm going to illegally download Metallica's entire discography. And I hate Metallica.
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…
You may recall an incident on the news last summer involving a bridge collapse in Minnesota that claimed 13 lives and injured 145 others. State officials were quick to draw up plans for a replacement—but this time they wanted strict safety measures in place to prevent another disaster from occurring in the future.…