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SCIENCE AND NATURE

While many hardwoods like aspen, birch and oak regenerate naturally, tree planting by Crow Wing County focuses on conifers to maintain and increase the diversity in forests, according to a news release.
Humans have eaten venison from CWD-infected deer before and did not get the disease, but at a recent Minnesota legislative hearing on this year’s environment and natural resources bill, a leader in the state’s effort to trace CWD said the key to preventing a possible animal-human jump is identifying and slowing the spread.
Duluth is a hotbed of a growing national trend focused on moving preschool classrooms outdoors.
Sometimes hunters don’t shoot when they can, for many reasons, and that’s OK.

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Astronomers release the first photos of the monster, gyrating black hole at the heart of the galaxy.
We have a complete viewing guide for you. Observers should be alert for an unusually dark eclipse because of the recent Tonga volcanic eruption.
A new National Geographic book by Stephanie Pearson is rooted in her childhood exploring Duluth's Hartley Park.
The annual Eta Aquariid meteor shower happens this week. Have a scope? You might be able to spot an exploding star.
One of 54 deer shot by sharpshooters carried the disease.
The two-day-old crescent lines up with Mercury and the Pleiades Monday night. A bright comet was supposed to join the scene, but it recently disintegrated.

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In May, many bees are coming out of hibernation and need flowers to feed themselves and their babies. The main purpose of No Mow May is to encourage people to let spring flowers in their lawns bloom before mowing.
Hunters find meteorites after a brilliant fireball streaked over Mississippi on April 27.
The two brightest planets in the morning sky nearly merge into one this weekend. The aurora's also lurking about, and Mercury glides by the Pleiades.

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