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June 17, 2019
Presenter John Wefald -- a former Minnesota commissioner of agriculture, university president and current loon advocate -- speaks Tuesday, June 11, to an assembled audience at Heartwood Assisted Living Community, Crosby. Wefald says Minnesota's population of loons is in an unsustainable, vulnerable state. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
National Loon Center progress comes amid dire warnings. Advocate decries vulnerability of state bird
June 17, 2019 - 2:00pm
Jason Kenney, premier of Alberta, left, speaks with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on May 2, 2019.  Bloomberg photo by David Kawai
Pipeline decision puts Canada's Justin Trudeau in political peril
June 17, 2019 - 8:26am
June 14, 2019
Our wine columnist's recycling bin on any given Wednesday.   Leah McIntyre.
Does your county recycle wine bottles? The answer may surprise you
June 14, 2019 - 1:00pm
June 13, 2019
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Documents show EPA concern over early draft of PolyMet permit
June 13, 2019 - 8:30pm
June 10, 2019
A bald eagle, like this one, with a staff member from the University of Minnesota Raptor Center, will be featured at the Aitkin County Rivers and Lakes Fair June 15. Submitted photo
Raptors of Minnesota and colorful dragonflies to be featured atthe Aitkin County Rivers and Lakes Fair
June 10, 2019 - 8:00am
June 2, 2019
Kurt Anderson, director of the Rajala Woods Foundation fishes for brook trout on Moose Creek on a 1,200-acre plot of forest in Lake County, Minn., owned by the Rajala Woods Foundation. Clint Austin / Forum News Service
Rajala Woods Foundation seeks white pines restoration for ecology, economy
June 2, 2019 - 7:05am
May 22, 2019
The 100-foot-tall historic Pequot Lakes fire tower was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2017 and has been on the National Historic Lookout Register since 1993. The tower is on a 40-acre parcel of land, which was also included in the recent purchase by Crow Wing County of the tower for $1. Echo Journal file photo
Historic Pequot Lakes fire tower plans heat up
May 22, 2019 - 7:00am
May 20, 2019
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Millennials, Gen Z increasingly pessimistic about their lives, survey finds
May 20, 2019 - 8:30pm
April 28, 2019
Starbucks is experimenting with coffee cups in an attempt to reduce slowly decomposing waste. Bloomberg photo by Daniel Acker.
First they came for plastic bags, coffee cups are next
April 28, 2019 - 5:00pm
April 26, 2019
Diane Nelson stormwater and administration manager explains how wastewater moves through primary treatment tanks at Superior's Wastewater Treatment Main Treatment Facility Thursday Apr. 18, 2019. --- Clint Austin / Forum News Service
A year later, Husky refinery to end wastewater discharge
April 26, 2019 - 9:07pm
April 22, 2019
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Cleveland-Cliffs fined for air-quality violations in Minn.
April 22, 2019 - 7:59pm
April 16, 2019
CLC to host renewable energy presentation
April 16, 2019 - 4:30pm
March 30, 2019
Federal judge declares Trump's push to open up Arctic, Atlantic oceans to drilling illegal
March 30, 2019 - 3:12pm
March 19, 2019
A critically endangered North Atlantic right whale takes a dive for plankton in Cape Cod Bay off the coast of Provincetown, Mass.  Photo for The Washington Post by Jamie Cotten
Whales keep eating plastic, dying. This one's stomach had 88 pounds of calcifying trash
March 19, 2019 - 8:29am
March 18, 2019
Ruud introduces legislation to combat aquatic invasive species
March 18, 2019 - 9:30am