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July 14, 2018
A worker uses a propane torch to polish a glass straw at the EcoGlass Straws manufacturing facility in Hood River, Oregon, on July 5, 2018. Photo by Terray Sylvester/Bloomberg.
Now that plastic's passe, tiny Oregon shop is building the straw of tomorrow
July 14, 2018 - 11:45am
July 6, 2018
Efforts were underway Friday morning to move a bog on Norway Lake in northern Kandiyohi County. The bog is impeding boat traffic through the channel between Games Lake and Norway Lake. Carolyn Lange / Forum News Service
Work continues to move southwestern Minn. bog
July 6, 2018 - 2:23pm
July 5, 2018
Screen grab from the Minnesota Audubon Society web site - http://mn.audubon.org/conservation/bird-city-minnesota
Bird City - Lakes area cities discuss joining Audubon bird program
July 5, 2018 - 5:00am
July 3, 2018
One man covers his ears while another films the fireworks display at Detroit Lakes, Minn. Forum News Service file photo
'It all goes into the water': Fireworks spark pollution concerns in some places; no problems found in Minn., ND
July 3, 2018 - 7:41pm
June 28, 2018
Mixed emotions on Line 3 decision
June 28, 2018 - 8:19pm
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
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
Northern Minnesota businesses sue Dept. of Interior over mineral leases
June 21, 2018 - 6:16pm
June 20, 2018
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 19, 2018
Commissioners frustrated with Minnesota pipeline options
June 19, 2018 - 10:47pm
June 17, 2018
Protestors both inside and outside the fenced-in Enbridge pipeyard in Carlton County protest the proposed Line 3 reconstruction. Bob King / Forum News Service
PUC decision on Line 3 expected by end of June
June 17, 2018 - 7:30am
June 12, 2018
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With help, Moorhead business aims to be 'the most sustainable little malt plant in the world'
June 12, 2018 - 10:26am
June 11, 2018
Property owners gather for an assessment hearing on planned 2018 street projects in Baxter with council members Steve Barrows, Mayor Darrel Olson and Todd Holman at the council table. Renee Richardson / Brainerd Dispatch.
Baxter City Council: Contractor asks city to separate yard requirements from home occupancy
June 11, 2018 - 1:00pm
A customer who skipped the lid but not the straw -- she said she usually carries a glass straw -- at Cafe Grumpy, in New York, May 9, 2018. In many quarters, the ubiquitous plastic straw has suddenly become a pariah for the harm it can do to the environment, and some cities, including Seattle and Malibu, Calif. (Stephen Speranza/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
SeaWorld, Ikea and Royal Caribbean are getting rid of plastic straws and bags
June 11, 2018 - 11:18am