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April 17, 2019
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Scientists restore some brain cell functions in pigs four hours after death
April 17, 2019 - 2:37pm
April 16, 2019
A snow-covered squirrel has a crabapple snack in West Fargo on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019.
David Samson / The Forum
Electric utilities still at war with public enemy No. 1: Squirrels
April 16, 2019 - 1:30pm
Mary Schneider (left) and Bunny Tabott with her dog Dixie watch North American river otters Ted and Dave swim Monday, April 15, in the new Pine Grove Zoo exhibit in Little Falls. The new aquarium, which opened Monday for the season, features an acrylic tank and tunnel where the otters can be viewed safely.  Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch  Video  play button
New river otter exhibit opens at Pine Grove Zoo: Ted, Dave and Dewie settle into Little Falls aquarium
April 16, 2019 - 9:00am
April 15, 2019
Scientists have captured the first direct image of a supermassive black hole. The cosmic portrait belongs to the black hole at the center of Messier 87, the largest galaxy we know of, about 54 million light-years away. MUST CREDIT: Event Horizon Telescope collaboration et al.
Algorithms gave us black hole picture, she's the scientist who helped create them
April 15, 2019 - 3:55pm
April 14, 2019
From left to right, Starr, Valor II and Valor I sit over eggs at their Illinois nest. Photo courtesy of Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge via National Audubon Society.
A rare trio of bald eagles - two dads, one mom - are raising eaglets together in one nest
April 14, 2019 - 1:24pm
Robins forage for food in the new snow Friday, April 12, near Gregory Park in Brainerd. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery
Bobbing for berries: Robins forage in new snow
April 14, 2019 - 10:00am
April 12, 2019
A red squirrel perches on a branch at Brainerd Rotary Riverside Park Thursday, April 4, along the Mississippi River in Brainerd. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Red squirrel at the park
April 12, 2019 - 10:00am
April 11, 2019
A boat is visible from a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River Thursday, April 4, at French Rapids north of Brainerd. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Mississippi River Bluff
April 11, 2019 - 5:00pm
A pair of mergansers take flight from the Mississippi River Thursday, April 4, in Brainerd. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Mergansers take flight
April 11, 2019 - 4:00pm
April 10, 2019
Scientists have captured the first direct image of a supermassive black hole. The cosmic portrait belongs to the black hole at the center of Messier 87, the largest galaxy we know of, about 54 million light-years away. MUST CREDIT: Event Horizon Telescope collaboration et al.
See a black hole for the first time in images from the Event Horizon Telescope
April 10, 2019 - 11:50am
April 9, 2019
A melting iceberg in Hudson Bay in Manitoba, Canada, June 14, 2014.  (Michael Kirby Smith/Copyright 2019 The New York Times)
As White House questions climate change, US military is planning for it
April 9, 2019 - 9:34am
April 8, 2019
A robin grabs a berry to go from an ornamental tree at Central Lakes College Saturday, April 7, at the Brainerd campus. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Spring Robin on the Fly
April 8, 2019 - 3:00pm
April 7, 2019
A boat makes its way up the Mississippi River Thursday, April 4, near French Rapids north of  Brainerd.  Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Nonprofit coalition advocates initiative to preserve Mississippi headwaters. Study indicates $490-$500 million in direct and indirect benefits
April 7, 2019 - 10:00am
April 2, 2019
Participants collect buckets of sap under the watchful eye of tour guide Billy Olmstead (right) Saturday, March 30, during the Maple Syrup Farm Tour hosted by the Northland Arboretum at the farm of Harry and Judy Worm in Brainerd. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Videoplay button
On tap: Syrup season is starting
April 2, 2019 - 9:00am
March 29, 2019
Headwaters of the Mississippi River at Itasca State Park. Special to The Fargo Forum.
Report: Protecting Mississippi headwaters has big payoff
March 29, 2019 - 12:41pm
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