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June 16, 2019
A brown thrasher pauses for a snack in a tree Thursday, June 6, in  Brainerd. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Thrasher
June 16, 2019 - 2:00am
June 13, 2019
From left, Marcus Muller, Sebastian Witte and Hans Jurgen Badziura pose for a portrait on Sunday, June 9 in Minneapolis. The three are part of a delegation of city leaders and other climate and sustainability experts from Germany visiting Minnesota this week. Elizabeth Dunbar | MPR News
Minnesota, German cities team up to get smart on climate and energy
June 13, 2019 - 9:51am
Crow Wing SWCD to host 7th annual photo contest
June 13, 2019 - 6:30am
June 11, 2019
The American Crystal Sugar factory operates in East Grand Forks.  Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald
Air quality affects health of all Minnesotans, report says
June 11, 2019 - 7:54pm
The National Weather Service says smoke from Canadian wildfires could spur spectacular sunsets in the Northland. News Tribune file
Canada's wildfire season is off to a ferocious start
June 11, 2019 - 8:26am
May 28, 2019
Escaped bison on the loose in Rochester
May 28, 2019 - 8:46pm
Black bear swimming across the Mississippi River near Rice Lake in Brainerd. Screen grab from a video shot by Tami Teague of Brainerd.play button
Black bear swimming in the Mississippi
May 28, 2019 - 1:00pm
A brilliantly colored male indigo bunting pauses on a branch in Randall. The Audubon Society reports Minnesota is a common breeding area for the striking birds. The females, who do most of the work caring for the young, are mainly brown. The birds do well in brushy rural areas rather than unbroken forest, according to Audubon's Guide to North American Birds.  Photo by Tony Wenzel
Brilliantly blue: Indigo bunting is a showstopper
May 28, 2019 - 10:00am
May 24, 2019
Borrowers at St. Clare Library at St. Francis Convent in Little Falls can “check out” flower and vegetable seeds, such as these heirloom beans, and then once grown, harvest the new seeds to return to St. Clare Seed Library’s Seed Exchange for others to repeat the growing cycle. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Little Falls seed library, exchange grows in popularity: Flower and vegetable seeds are available for free
May 24, 2019 - 11:00am
May 23, 2019
Photo illustration, Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.
Coming Friday: Room to grow
May 23, 2019 - 11:45am
May 22, 2019
Waves from Lake Superior crash into a wall along a section of Lakewalk near the corner of the lake in Canal Park Wednesday afternoon May 22. The section of the Lakewalk is closed to repair damage caused by high water levels and large waves from previous storms. Lake Superior is above its all-time record level for the month of May surpassing the record levels recorded in May of 1986.. Clint Austin / Forum News Service
Great Lakes hit record May levels after winter snows, heavy rains
May 22, 2019 - 7:00pm
Beekeepers in the U.S. and elsewhere reported an increase in honeybee deaths over the past year, possibly the result of erratic weather patterns brought on by a changing climate.
EPA blocks pesticides harmful to bees
May 22, 2019 - 6:27pm
A deer tick (left) and an American dog tick, more commonly known as a woodtick, are shown side by side for comparison in April 2010 at Turtle River State Park near Arvilla, N.D. With tick season at hand, the North Dakota Department of Health is recommending people take precautions. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
Tick population is booming. Is climate change to blame? Will tick-borne diseases increase?
May 22, 2019 - 12:33pm
May 17, 2019
Red panda at the Red River Zoo in 2009.
Missing red panda found in tree near Fargo zoo
May 17, 2019 - 10:37am
May 5, 2019
Richard Goodkind, St. Louis Park, Minn., painted this brook trout, which will appear on the 2019 Minnesota trout and salmon stamp. Image courtesy of Minnesota DNR
Best indicator of water quality? Look for trout
May 5, 2019 - 8:50am