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April 6, 2018
Rugby claims victory in center of North America trademark dispute
April 6, 2018 - 5:50pm
April 5, 2018
Zebra mussels are an aquatic invasive species that can cause problems on lakes by attaching to boat motors and boat hulls, docks, lifts, rocks and swimming areas. They can also clog irrigation intakes and other pipes. Submitted photo
Strategy for fighting invasive species: Slow the spread
April 5, 2018 - 6:14pm
April 4, 2018
Officials balance 3M settlement goals: drinking water and environmental upgrades
April 4, 2018 - 9:55pm
Eroded wetlands near the east bank of the Mississippi near Pointe à la Hache, La., Feb. 5, 2018. Louisiana’s “working coast” is dotted with communities that may not outlast the people who currently live there; a fourth of the state’s wetlands are already gone, and the government has been retiring place names for islands and bays and passes that have simply ceased to exist. (William Widmer/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
The Mississippi River hasn't flooded this much in 500 years
April 4, 2018 - 2:32pm
April 2, 2018
DNR warns residents about food sources for bears in their yards as far south as central Minn.
April 2, 2018 - 3:13pm
March 31, 2018
In the early 2000s, retired farmer and sculptor Allen Bakke of Elbow Lake, Minn., had built a number of sculptures, including the head a Jesus Christ sculpture that he expected would stand some 40 feet tall. It was too unwieldy, so he built a 20-foot piece that was made of mesh, and lighter-weight.  Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service
Farmer's sculptures provides a spiritual glimpse on Easter
March 31, 2018 - 4:12pm
March 30, 2018
Walker Wadkins describes how he survived 25 hours in a snowstorm in the Badlands near Medora, N.D., earlier this month. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune
Lost hiker recounts story of surviving surprise snowstorm in ND Badlands for 25 hours
March 30, 2018 - 9:23pm
Animal Humane Society reported that the dogs -- including unweaned puppies -- were removed from a northeast Minnesota home on Wednesday and brought to the shelter in Golden Valley. (Animal Humane Society photo)
41 Chihuahuas removed from 'filthy conditions' in Minn. home
March 30, 2018 - 6:11pm
Arbor Day event set at arboretum
March 30, 2018 - 6:30am
March 28, 2018
An aerial photo of one of the structures uncovered in a recent study of pre-Columbian archaeological sites in the Amazon. Photo courtesy of University of Exeter.
Archaeologists discover 81 ancient settlements in the Amazon
March 28, 2018 - 6:58am
March 27, 2018
FILE PHOTO: A mountain lion. Photo by Eric Kilby / Flickr. (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Mountain lion wanders into Calif. neighborhood, gets into 'staring contest' with resident
March 27, 2018 - 6:54am
March 26, 2018
April opens with Mars and Saturn paired in the predawn sky. On the move eastward, Mars passes a mere 1.3 degrees below Saturn on the 2nd. Just 25 days later, the gap has widened to 13 degrees, and Mars keeps right on going. Minnesota Starwatch
Minnesota Starwatch for April 2018
March 26, 2018 - 11:00am
March 22, 2018
The Atacama skeleton, or Ata, named after the Chilean desert where the remains were found, has 10 pairs of ribs. MUST CREDIT: Bhattacharya et al.
A tiny skeleton found in Chile might look like an alien, but her genes tell a different story
March 22, 2018 - 4:10pm
This is among the creatures that can be seen at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd. The arb has successfully created a Certified Wildlife Habitat through its Garden for Wildlife program.
Northland Arboretum earns certification for garden
March 22, 2018 - 6:00am
March 16, 2018
The city motto for Little Falls, Minn., is, "The Town Where the Mississippi Pauses." It pauses more often in the winter when some of the flow is slowed by freezing temperatures that turn some of the Mississippi River into ice. Aviator Charles Lindbergh was from Little Falls and tours are offered of his boyhood home.  Washington Post photo by Michael S. Williamson
Taming the mighty Mississippi: Troubles run deep in changing national waterway
March 16, 2018 - 10:59am