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Daniel, an emotional-support duck, on board an American Airlines flight.  Mark Essig.
Fur and fury at 40,000 feet as more people bring animals on planes
6 hours 3 min ago
January 16, 2018
Water flows into a tailings pond at the Suncor Energy oil sands mine in this aerial photograph taken near Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, on June 4, 2015. (Ben Nelms/Bloomberg)
340 billion gallons of sludge spur environmental fears in Canada
January 16, 2018 - 10:10am
January 7, 2018
Volunteers are needed to trek into the woods later this winter to look for spruce grouse fecal pellets, which are typically long, skinny and greenish black. Minnesota DNR photo.
Volunteers needed to count spruce grouse poop
January 7, 2018 - 7:25am
January 5, 2018
A new book asks: How long does a dachshund's body really need to be?
January 5, 2018 - 3:03pm
December 31, 2017
After a December storm hit the North Shore, spray from waves in the Grand Marais harbor coated the rope railings that run along the Grand Marais Lakewalk. Sundberg captured the scene at sunset. Paul Sundberg photo
North Shore photographer captures natural wonders in his backyard
December 31, 2017 - 6:02am
December 27, 2017
Two dogs killed a woman on Christmas Eve, authorities say; her husband blames the owner
December 27, 2017 - 8:33pm
December 21, 2017
Kelly Folse / Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office
A 15-month old bulldog was rushed to the clinic after being shot in the head. It was a vet who shot him.
December 21, 2017 - 5:17pm
William Vagts of Isabella re-enacts the moment when he got down on one knee and grabbed the bear around the neck moments before it would have eaten his corgie Darla. Darla (far left) watches warily from the steps Wednesday afternoon. Bob King / Forum News Serviceplay button
Minn. man recounts how he saved his dog from black bear
December 21, 2017 - 4:50pm
December 18, 2017
Researchers studied the skulls of 662 adult moose on Isle Royale and found the big animals have been shrinking. Moose skull size has declined 16 percent. Photo courtesy of Michigan Tech.
Lake Superior's Isle Royale moose getting smaller
December 18, 2017 - 7:09pm
December 17, 2017
A snowy owl sits atop a fence post in southeastern Minnesota during an irruption in 2012. (Laura Erickson photo)
Snowy owls head south
December 17, 2017 - 6:00am
December 14, 2017
Airman 1st Class Krishia Baltazar of the 148th Fighter Wing is bringing a yearling dog named Juan home to Duluth from Puerto Rico after the one-eyed dog became inseparable from her during her deployment to help with the hurricane relief efforts. Juan was born at Camp Santiago and has been a stray dog at the base until Baltazar adopted him. (Photo courtesy Tech Sgt. Lynette Olivares / DVIDS)play button
'One special dog': Dog finds permanent home with deployed 148th airman
December 14, 2017 - 9:23pm
December 10, 2017
A caribou on Michipicoten Island in Ontario drinks out of Lake Superior. Of more than 450 caribou on the island four years ago, fewer than 100 are still alive after wolves crossed ice to the island in 2014. Wildlife experts are now deciding how to save the last Lake Superior region caribou herd. (Photo courtesy of Christian Schroeder)
Lake Superior's last caribou herds: Ontario rushes to move remaining herd to avoid wolves
December 10, 2017 - 6:00am
December 4, 2017
Isle Royale was down to just two wolves in the winter of 2016-17, when this photo was taken. Now, trail cameras appear to show just one wolf remains as the National Park Service nears a final decision on when to bring new wolves to the island. Courtesy photo / Michigan Technological University
Park Service nearing decision on Isle Royale wolves
December 4, 2017 - 6:35pm
November 20, 2017
Susan Love of Virginia, Minn., is reunited with her 11-month-old boxer Kota on Saturday, Nov. 18, in Fargo. Kota got lost after a minor traffic accident in Dickinson, N.D., while Love and her family was moving cross-country. (Submitted photo)
'Our family is complete': Minnesota family reunited with dog who spent 10 days in ND cold
November 20, 2017 - 11:23pm
November 15, 2017
Zebra mussels attached to a stick pulled out of an infested waterway. The Minnesota DNR is ending grants to local entities that have helped pay for aquatic invasive species inspections and education, citing a lack of funding. Forum News Service file photo
DNR ends invasive-species grants citing budget crunch
November 15, 2017 - 6:49pm
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