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November 13, 2017
A squirrel perches on a tree Thursday in Baxter. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
November 13, 2017 - 3:00pm
November 3, 2017
Disney knew its park was full of alligators. It caught hundreds before a boy was killed.
The fatal attack on a 2-year-old boy by an alligator at Disney World last year raised questions: How many more gators prowled the waters of the...
November 3, 2017 - 11:18am
October 28, 2017
An unusual, fast-moving object from somewhere else in the galaxy just visited our solar system
Relax. It’s not an alien probe droid or anything that could potentially slam into Planet Earth. Even so, NASA scientists are over the moon...
October 28, 2017 - 9:03am
October 19, 2017
Applying science to life, students release monarch butterflies into the wild
CLOQUET, Minn. — A seventh-grade Cloquet Middle School science class laughed with glee as they sent their monarch butterflies into the...
October 19, 2017 - 12:25pm
'This is very alarming!': Flying insects vanish from nature preserves
Not long ago, a lengthy drive on a hot day wouldn't be complete without scraping bug guts off a windshield. But splattered insects have gone...
October 19, 2017 - 7:16am
October 8, 2017
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ Mike Jacobs: Inconsistency marks the northern flicker
If you want to see a flicker, look on the ground and look soon. Flickers are moving south. The flicker is a species of woodpecker, but no matter....
October 8, 2017 - 6:14am
October 6, 2017
Horde of migrating Painted Lady butterflies show up on weather radar
Remember those painted lady butterflies that were showing up in gardens across the upper Midwest just a few weeks ago? In their move back south,...
October 6, 2017 - 1:16pm
October 5, 2017
Giant pythons keep attacking Indonesian people. It might have something to do with the shampoo we buy.
In all the man-versus-python stories, the snake is almost always the coldblooded antagonist. Reticulated pythons like the ones involved in two...
October 5, 2017 - 7:21am
September 28, 2017
How an almost-mythical species of rat was discovered on a remote island
In the isolated Solomon Islands, mothers and fathers have been known to sing to their children of apocryphal rats. In one rhyme, Kamare and Isuku...
September 28, 2017 - 1:18pm
September 8, 2017
Reader Opinion: Moved by Earth's majesty
I'm moved by the majesty of the Earth. We have this frame of reference where we think the constructs of our society are the most important concerns in our lives. And then the Earth shows us, with floods and flames, that we are as insignificant as desiccated leaves. The ancients believed...
September 8, 2017 - 9:30am
September 3, 2017
Floral features flourish inside 1960s Moorhead home
FARGO — When Tim and Amy Paul first toured their current home in Moorhead, Minn., it wasn't love at first sight. The three-bedroom, 2.5...
September 3, 2017 - 8:06am
August 31, 2017
Fundraising for Split Rock River bridge underway
TWO HARBORS, Minn. — For the first time in its history, the Superior Hiking Trail is starting a capital campaign to raise money to install...
August 31, 2017 - 7:36pm
August 26, 2017
Waxwing salvages eclipse experience
The cedar waxwing is always a welcome bird, and never more so than at noon Monday of last week. That was Solar Eclipse Day, and Suezette and...
August 26, 2017 - 8:01pm
August 20, 2017
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ MIKE JACOBS: To ID hawks, eliminate the red-tail
The red-tailed hawk is easily the most common raptor in this part of the world, and it is most conspicuous in late August, as young-of-the year...
August 20, 2017 - 6:00am
August 17, 2017
Something stinky is happening in Washington, and it has nothing to do with politics
Let the stench frenzy begin. A year after the U.S. Botanic Garden produced a goliath-size titan arum, or corpse flower, the conservatory on the...
August 17, 2017 - 9:05am