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From war in the jungles of Laos to Frogtown: Minn. dentist, business leader Kou Vang tells his story
Migrant caravan swells to more than 5,000 as group marches toward US
Crosslake forum is Tuesday at school
Trump plans to pull out of nuclear weapons pact with Russia
Trump: Republicans planning tax cuts for middle-income earners before November
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Apps will tell you what's really in your makeup
Biz Buzz: Hy-Tec crews take advantage of break in the weather at Brainerd General Rental site
Dakota Access Pipeline expansion takes step forward
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Losing Hides for Habitat would have been a shame
West Nile testing may bring answers about grouse
Pointing dog enthusiasts take ruffed grouse hunting to the next level
What's Up Outdoors: Mountains, and an elk hunt, are calling my name
Just keep swimming: Octogenarian keeps up cold water aquatics started in her youth
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
Let's not talk about sex, baby: Fargo locals who identify as asexual open up about the 'invisible orientation'
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Heirloom squash identified, is it too late to plant bulbs and more
Are trees foretelling a bad winter this year with all those seeds and acorns?
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Teen scientists went looking for meteorites in the Great Lakes. They found another type of alien.
ON LAKE MICHIGAN - On a sunny July morning, a group of teenagers gathered in a circle aboard a 71-foot research vessel named the Neeskay. The...
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October 18, 2018
A fall fairytale: Scientists hang 500 birdhouses to study boreal chickadees
FORBES, Minn. — It was a fairytale in the Sax-Zim bog on Wednesday, Oct. 17. A beautiful solitude held still, with rolling mounds of moss...
October 18, 2018 - 8:27pm
October 12, 2018
Air quality remains good in N.D./Minn.
GRAND FORKS—Although the air remains relatively clean in North Dakota and Minnesota, according to each state's division of air quality,...
October 12, 2018 - 9:01am
October 9, 2018
Expert dispels 5 common wolf myths ahead of International Wolf Symposium
ST. PAUL — L. David Mech is the alpha male of the wolf world. That is, if such a thing existed. Mech, 81, of St. Paul, has spent about...
October 9, 2018 - 9:02pm
Showy Great Egret hunts the Arboretum pond
This Great Egret was spotted in the pond in front of Northland Arboretum on Sept. 24, 2018. Hunted nearly to extinction for it's showy breeding...
October 9, 2018 - 6:00pm
Minnesota loons may get $7.2 million from BP oil spill settlement
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Projects to bolster conservation efforts for Minnesota loons will get a huge boost under a settlement agreement announced...
October 9, 2018 - 5:47pm
October 8, 2018
New leader of Conservation Fund aims to continue blending environmental, economic development concerns
HUGO, Minn. — It's not always that conservation and economic development go hand-in-hand. However, the new state director of The Conservation...
October 8, 2018 - 9:28pm
New Minnesota nature center blends nature, humor, community service
LAKE ELMO, Minn.—If you feel like playing buckthorn croquet, there is only one place to do it — the Twin Cities area's newest and...
October 8, 2018 - 9:26pm
The world has just over a decade to stop catastrophic global warming, scientists say
The world stands on the brink of failure when it comes to holding global warming to moderate levels, and nations will need to take "unprecedented"...
October 8, 2018 - 9:24pm
October 6, 2018
Two more Minnesota wolves moved to Isle Royale
ISLE ROYALE, Minn. — Another two Minnesota wolves have been moved to Isle Royale in recent days as the National Park Service moves to establish...
October 6, 2018 - 10:27am
October 5, 2018
US will list black rail as threatened: Already down 90 percent, little marsh bird is in trouble
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Friday, Oct. 5, announced it will move to protect the eastern black rail — a small, secretive swamp-loving...
October 5, 2018 - 9:11pm
Plastic waste in the world's oceans could double by 2030
The International Energy Agency has a sobering warning about the health of the world's oceans. The total amount of oceanic plastic waste is likely...
October 5, 2018 - 11:37am
October 4, 2018
Beaver makes his way into Bemidji hotel
BEMIDJI, Minn.—The Bemidji DoubleTree hotel received an unexpected guest late Wednesday night, Oct.3. The night auditor at the hotel found...
October 4, 2018 - 8:09pm
Fall color coming along nicely
Trees, especially maples, show off their fall colors Wednesday, Oct. 3, near Rock Lake in Pillsbury State Forest. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch—For...
October 4, 2018 - 4:00pm
October 2, 2018
'Drunk' birds reported in Gilbert, Minn.
GILBERT, Minn. — Reports of erratic bird activity prompted the Gilbert Police Department to issue a news release Tuesday, Oct. 2. Police...
October 2, 2018 - 6:18pm