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November 23, 2017
County seeks input on proposed aquatic invasive species prevention plan
November 23, 2017 - 12:30pm
November 22, 2017
DNR seeks applicants for citizen parks and trails committee
November 22, 2017 - 12:00pm
Stock image from Flickr user flythebirdpath
Here's the deal with all those turkeys terrorizing the suburbs
November 22, 2017 - 10:22am
It feels like we're being watched. Swans swim on Gull Lake. Photos by Cis Pecarich.
'Swans on Gull'
November 22, 2017 - 7:00am
November 21, 2017
There are clear indications that groundwater use is affecting stream flows in Little Rock Creek. Little Rock Creek is an important coldwater trout stream, which flows through the Little Rock Creek area. MnDNR
Draft Little Rock Creek Area plan released for public review
November 21, 2017 - 8:00am
November 15, 2017
Man stands dwarfted by a cyclindrical kiln in a large open warehouse space. NRRI is now able to produce solid biofuels that perform at comparable energy values to coal in fossil coal-burning facilities. University of Minnesota
Renewable Energy Lab delivers biofuels for the future
November 15, 2017 - 6:30am
November 14, 2017
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have created a new lab-grown blood vessel replacement that is the first-of-its-kind nonsynthetic, decellularized graft that becomes repopulated with cells by the recipient’s own cells when implanted. 
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New tissue-engineered blood vessel replacements edge closer to human trials
November 14, 2017 - 6:30am
November 13, 2017
A squirrel perches on a tree Thursday in Baxter. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Squirrel perch
November 13, 2017 - 3:00pm
This creepy ancient shark looks like something out of 'Stranger Things'
November 13, 2017 - 7:33am
November 11, 2017
A spike buck was trapped for hours struggling to survive in frigid water after breaking through the ice on the Gull River. Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Eric Sullivan rescued the buck after a resident called in the buck's predicament. Photo by Eric Sullivan
Rescued buck showing signs of improvement
November 11, 2017 - 5:00am
November 8, 2017
Fruit of Oriental bittersweet has a red berry with a yellow capsule and is located along the stem. Minnesota Department of Agriculture
November Weed of the Month: Oriental Bittersweet
November 8, 2017 - 8:00am
November 6, 2017
A pileated woodpecker rests on a snap in Lakewood Township, Minn. Pileated woodpeckers are considered more abundant in the state now than they were in the early 1900s, and the big bird seems to be doing well across the region. Observers for the bird atlas survey reported 2,393 pileated Woodpecker records. Nests were confirmed in 118 different locations across 37 counties. Bob King / Forum News Service
Minnesota gets first new bird atlas in 81 years
November 6, 2017 - 6:22pm