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One of the first to sign up in early 1960s, Peace Corps volunteer from Minnesota dedicates new historical marker
Rare two-headed copperhead snake found in East Coast
Minnesota college application fee waived in October
Fargo man, now charged with killing his father, is still on the run
Rosenstein to stay in job for now and will meet Trump on Thursday
Grain companies seek extra storage as trade war continues
Balancing the variables of farming and ranching
Commentary: Stranded on I-94 with a load of cows
ND farmer: 'We're only spanking ourselves' with tariffs
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Timberwolves' Towns, owner Glen Taylor find $190 million of common ground
Timberwolves won't make 'bad deal' for Butler, Thibodeau insists
Vikings' Cook: There's a 'good chance' I'll play against Rams
Bemidji State picked fifth in WCHA preseason polls, Minnesota State again the favorite
Defending champs Minnesota Duluth picked to finish first in NCHC; followed by SCSU, UND
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Partners team up for local fish passage project funding
'Fish Addictions TV' host adds touring walleye pro to his resume
Historic duck camp tradition lives on: Conservation easements will keep shoreline undeveloped to protect wild rice.
Ducky weather greets hunters on opening day
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Water is a health 'food' not to be overlooked
Filmmaker Ken Burns makes Mayo Clinic documentary
Crow Wing Energized: Depression might be more common than you think
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Brainerd health care facility offers companions to terminally ill
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Feeling proud from the top down: Project Naptural promotes embracing the beauty of black hair
Minnesota artists bringing back Yellowstone Trail markers
Back to the drawing board: Columnist Swift rediscovers love for art after career in writing
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September 12, 2018
Experts say Minnesota's climate changing faster than other states
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — It's getting harder to brag about being a hardy Minnesotan. That was the underlying message from a pair of climatologists...
September 12, 2018 - 9:14am
September 11, 2018
Explore Minnesota releases year's first fall color map
ST. PAUL—Explore Minnesota has launched its annual fall color map and Clay and Norman counties in northwestern Minnesota are among a few...
September 11, 2018 - 9:30pm
Flying free: Central Minn. woman helps save monarch butterflies
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — They say if you love something, you should set it free. If that's true, Sarah Curtis of Alexandria must really love...
September 11, 2018 - 8:55pm
Bald eagle lands on top of Andover fire truck’s aerial during 9/11 commemoration
ANDOVER, Minn. — A remarkable sight was recorded by a Twin Cities fire department on Tuesday, Sept. 11, as the nation marked the 17th anniversary...
September 11, 2018 - 8:42pm
Scientists discover three new sea creatures in depths of the Pacific Ocean
In their latest trip to the Atacama Trench, one of the deepest points in the Pacific Ocean, a team of scientists repeatedly lowered a device called a deep-sea lander overboard and watched as it sank into the cold, dark waters. The lander - essentially a high-tech trap outfitted...
September 11, 2018 - 4:34pm
Contortionist crane at work
Local photographer 'Cis' Ramsdell found this sandhill crane out in East Gull lake at the end of August. Taking notice of this bird's contortionist...
September 11, 2018 - 4:00pm
Explore Minnesota releases year’s first fall color map
ST. PAUL -- Explore Minnesota has launched its annual fall color map and Clay and Norman counties in northwestern Minnesota are among a few small...
September 11, 2018 - 1:27pm
September 9, 2018
Species at risk: Whether obscure or high-profile, decline in any native species is cause for concern, experts say
The Poweshiek skipperling is a bland-colored butterfly that likely didn't create much of a stir when it was listed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
September 9, 2018 - 6:17am
September 7, 2018
The Northern Cross: Minnesota Starwatch for September 2018 Minnesota Starwatch for September 2018
Venus takes a tumble into the sunset this month, but that still leaves three bright planets to adorn the evening sky. Mars shines in the south...
September 7, 2018 - 7:00pm
She made the discovery but a man got the Nobel. A half-century later, she's won a $3 million prize.
When Jocelyn Bell Burnell began her doctoral studies in physics at Cambridge University in 1965, she was convinced that they had made a mistake...
September 7, 2018 - 7:41am
September 5, 2018
Minnesota roadside pheasant count up 19 percent from last year
ST. PAUL -- The 2018 roadside survey for pheasants in Minnesota has shown a surprising 19 percent increase over last year. While the count is...
September 5, 2018 - 5:00pm
September 4, 2018
Ducks at the Little Falls dam
Ducks make their way up a rocky section Friday, Aug. 31, at the dam in Little Falls. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
September 4, 2018 - 6:00am
September 2, 2018
Monarch butterfly emerges from cocoon
Pequot Lakes resident Geri Seaberg had volunteer milkweed growing in her garden and discovered a couple monarch caterpillars. She took a small...
September 2, 2018 - 6:00am
September 1, 2018
Crow Wing County encourages emergency preparedness
September is National Preparedness Month. This year's theme is "Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How." The nationwide monthlong effort encourages households, businesses and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies. "Often, friends and neighbors will be the first ones in...
September 1, 2018 - 9:30am
August 31, 2018
Judge halts first grizzly hunts in decades two days before their start
A federal judge on Thursday blocked grizzly bear hunts outside Yellowstone National Park two days before their start, postponing them for 14...
August 31, 2018 - 8:19am