A Bloomington man faces the world's wrath over a lion he illegally killed while on a hunting trip in Zimbabwe.
Walter Palmer, 55, killed the lion July 1 in Hwange National Park. The lion, Cecil, was a black-mane lion around 12 years old and was well known to park visitors.
Palmer paid $50,000 for an illegal hunt and now faces possible extradition to Zimbabwe to face justice, environment minister Oppah Muchinguri said Friday.
Muchinguri said the Prosecutor General already started the process to have Palmer extradited from the United States, Reuters reports
Palmer released a statement July 28:
Leonardo da Vinci is one of the greatest creative and scientific minds of all history - and especially of the Renaissance era in which he lived. Though the now-world-famous artist was illegitimate and had no formal education, he learned and discovered much about the world through his own observations and experiments. Because he taught himself, he took vast notes and doodles to keep track of his thoughts, theories, and observations.
These vast notes are compiled in what is known today as the “Codex Leicester.” This manuscript is compiled of 36 pages, all filled...!--more-->
Twin Cities metal guitarist Justin Lowe was found dead last Tuesday after a fall from the Arcola High Bridge near Arcola, Minnesota and Somerset, Wisconsin.
Lowe, 32, had gone missing a few days prior, and his car was found soon after. His disappearance proceeded a large Facebook post in late June detailing why he was leaving After the Burial, the band the Vadnais Heights native co-founded. The post
alleged that nearly all people in his life were in on a conspiracy against him.
His band-mates responded to Lowe's statement by ...
Ah, it's that time of year again! The yearly ramp-up before the NFL season begins and the Vikings' trek to Mankato begins.
Last year, Minnesota Connected
was able to chronicle some of ...
begins with a bang, playing "Surrender" by Cheap Trick and introducing viewers to the world of arcading in 1982, something familiar to parents and foreign to kids. This flashback introduces the majority of the main characters, namely Brenner (Adam Sandler), Cooper (Kevin James), Eddie (Peter Dinklage) and Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), as children. The casting director of this film deserves a gold star, because all of the young actors were amazing at channeling their grown-up counterparts. The standout was Andrew Bambridge, who seemed more like Peter Dinklage...
The Minnesota Twins have had a very successful season thus far. Finishing their first series after the All-Star Break, dropping two of three to the Oakland A's. Before the series, they had the second best record in the American League. Despite losing two games, they still have a 50-42 record and sit 6 games back of the Kansas City Royals.
When I look back on the first half, there are many things I see as contributing to the success of the team this season. They include things like improved pitching from the starting rotation to improved performances by players at the plate. Even the veteran presence of Torii Hunter has contributed significantly...
Imagine starting your golf round with 8 straight birdies. Annika Sorenstam did just that at the Standard Register Ping LPGA event at Moon Valley Country Club in Phoenix -- 14 years ago. The longest string of birdies her caddy Terry had witnessed was five-in-a-row. After eight, Annika admitted that her mind was wandering and she got nervous. No woman had ever shot a golf round under 60 strokes and she dreamed about making history. She told her caddy: “Let’s get a par on this hole.” And then she steered her drive into play and two-putted the ninth green for par. Mission...
After a swarm of off-season drama, Adrian Peterson is expected to don a purple helmet when the Vikes begin their 2015 regular season just a few months from now.
There is no doubt Peterson has been one of the best players in professional football since joining the Vikings in 2007. In fact, given his highly productive start over the first several years of his career, there has been plenty of discussion of AP going down as one of the greatest (if not the
greatest) running backs of all-time.
To date, Peterson has rushed for 10,190 yards in the NFL. Emmitt...!--more-->
– presumably a working title nobody ever got around to fixing – takes Ben Kingsley and turns him into Ryan Reynolds. If you find that trick impressive, you should give me a hundred dollar bill and see what I do with that.
Kingsley plays Damien, a millionaire architect who is dying of cancer. He’s approached by an ominous British scientist named Albright who developed the technique of “shedding” or moving someone’s consciousness from one body to another. The body Kingsley is eyeing belongs to Reynolds, and after a moment or two in a souped up MRI machine, voila! The Faustian pact is complete.
It’s not that ...
The U.S. Department of Veterans estimates that between veterans of the Vietnam, Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraqi wars approximately 18% of these veterans have or have had PTSD due to their time in combat. In addition to PTSD, some veterans suffer from TBI (traumatic brain injures) and sexual and physical assault traumas, which can lead to difficulties in adjusting to life once they are back home. Shockingly, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans, 55% of women in the military and 38% of men experience sexual harassment and trauma while in the service.
Coping with these issues can be very difficult for Veterans and many have found that turning to their pets can be very...!--more-->