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July 3, 2018
CO Randy Posner (Staples) reports boaters and people floating the Crow Wing River on tubes were out in full force. Watercraft registration violations were observed. He reminded tubers to be sure to dispose of their cans and trash appropriately.
Area MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Reports - July 3, 2018
July 3, 2018 - 10:00am
July 2, 2018
Tawny Nurse Shark / Wikimedia Commons
Shocking video shows Australian woman being pulled into water after hand-feeding shark
July 2, 2018 - 11:31am
July 1, 2018
Bales of recycled materials at Republic Services, one of the largest waste managers in the country, in Seattle, May 11, 2018. Plastics and papers from dozens of American cities and towns are being dumped in landfills after China stopped recycling most “foreign garbage.” (Copyright 2018 Wiqan Ang/The New York Times)
The recycling game is rigged against consumers
July 1, 2018 - 4:00pm
No backyard is complete without a hummingbird feeder. Nectar feeders not only attract hummingbirds like this malle ruby-throat, but also orioles and occasionally other bird species.
Attract summer birds to your backyard
July 1, 2018 - 10:00am
June 30, 2018
Rose chafers can wreak havoc on flowering plants. Photo by Jennifer Knutson
Ask the Master Gardener: Battling a rose chafer invasion on flowers
June 30, 2018 - 12:00pm
June 28, 2018
Megan Kavanagh and Mike Azjac, co-owners of The Marine Landing B.O.T.M., on the St. Croix River last week had to close their restaurant  due to the river’s rising waters. (Tad Vezner / Pioneer Press)
DNR urges caution on swollen Minnesota lakes and rivers
June 28, 2018 - 10:12pm
June 23, 2018
Using chainsaws, the crew led by Kevin Lundberg cut a portion of a troublesome bog into pieces and towed them away to re-open the channel connecting Norway and Games lakes. Submitted photo
Volunteers reopen channel linking Norway, Games lakes in west central Minnesota
June 23, 2018 - 2:22pm
A line of Canada geese fly over a portion of the large nesting island at Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge in western Stutsman County. The island plays host to North America's largest nesting colony of American white pelicans. Several other species of birds nest on the island. JJohn M. Steiner / Forum News Service
Pelican island: Birds nest at Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge
June 23, 2018 - 6:05am
June 22, 2018
Girl Scout Shelby O'Neil, 17, helped convince several companies to reduce their use of disposable plastic straws. MUST CREDIT: Shelby O'Neil
A Girl Scout wrote to companies with a heartfelt request. As a result, they cut down on millions of plastic straws.
June 22, 2018 - 11:50am
PreventEpidemics.org gives a score to each country based on its ability to find, stop and prevent epidemics. PreventEpidemics.org screenshot
How prepared is the world for next epidemic? Tool shows most countries are not.
June 22, 2018 - 10:01am
June 21, 2018
A long-forgotten species of ape has been found buried in a 2,300-year-old tomb. CREDIT: Sam Turvey, ZSL.
This ancient Chinese tomb held a royal, her extinct ape - and a warning
June 21, 2018 - 4:23pm
Phil Talmage, area fisheries supervisor for the Department of Natural Resources in Baudette, Minn., had to stop to let this big black bear cross the road Tuesday morning on state Highway 11 near Birchdale, Minn. (Photo courtesy of Phil Talmage)
'This thing was just gargantuan': Black bear adds excitement to Minnesotan's commute
June 21, 2018 - 1:28pm
June 20, 2018
This map shows the sky without the atmosphere around 1 p.m. Central Time on June 21. The sun will be tickling the toes of the Gemini twins just above the constellation Orion. The reason we can’t see Orion in June is because it’s in the same part of the sky as the sun and only up in daylight hours. Stellarium
Astro Bob: Summer solstice facts of life
June 20, 2018 - 4:43pm
This bald eagle was one of 13 found dead on a farm near Federalsburg, Md., in 2016. Photo from Maryland Natural Resources Police.
13 bald eagles were found dead in a field. This is what killed them.
June 20, 2018 - 12:41pm
June 18, 2018
Highway 2 through Superior, Wis., is covered by floodwaters from the overflowing Nemadji River Monday morning after heavy weekend rainstorms. Bob King / Forum News Service
Minnesota man among 2 who died in northwest Wisconsin storms
June 18, 2018 - 7:40pm
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