Rare Blanding's turtle could go on federal endangered list

Blanding's turtle
In this June 9, 1999, file photo, a Blanding's turtle is about to cross a road at Weaver Dunes near Kellogg, Minn. The federal government plans to conduct a formal review to determine whether the Blanding's turtle should go on the endangered species list. While the turtle used to be widespread, Minnesota is one of the last states with a substantial population of the species.