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July 3, 2018
Northfield sewage leak causes downstream warning in Cannon River
July 3, 2018 - 6:23pm
June 28, 2018
Megan Kavanagh and Mike Azjac, co-owners of The Marine Landing B.O.T.M., on the St. Croix River last week had to close their restaurant  due to the river’s rising waters. (Tad Vezner / Pioneer Press)
DNR urges caution on swollen Minnesota lakes and rivers
June 28, 2018 - 10:12pm
June 22, 2018
Girl Scout Shelby O'Neil, 17, helped convince several companies to reduce their use of disposable plastic straws. MUST CREDIT: Shelby O'Neil
A Girl Scout wrote to companies with a heartfelt request. As a result, they cut down on millions of plastic straws.
June 22, 2018 - 11:50am
June 21, 2018
Phil Talmage, area fisheries supervisor for the Department of Natural Resources in Baudette, Minn., had to stop to let this big black bear cross the road Tuesday morning on state Highway 11 near Birchdale, Minn. (Photo courtesy of Phil Talmage)
'This thing was just gargantuan': Black bear adds excitement to Minnesotan's commute
June 21, 2018 - 1:28pm
June 11, 2018
A customer who skipped the lid but not the straw -- she said she usually carries a glass straw -- at Cafe Grumpy, in New York, May 9, 2018. In many quarters, the ubiquitous plastic straw has suddenly become a pariah for the harm it can do to the environment, and some cities, including Seattle and Malibu, Calif. (Stephen Speranza/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
SeaWorld, Ikea and Royal Caribbean are getting rid of plastic straws and bags
June 11, 2018 - 11:18am
June 10, 2018
A bevy of boats maneuvers a piece of bog away from the Legionville School Safety Patrol Training Center beach Sunday, June 10, on North Long Lake. Kelly Humphrey / Forum News Service
'We did it! '- Volunteers finally move troublesome bog on North Long Lake
June 10, 2018 - 10:01pm
June 1, 2018
A cluster of little brown bats hangs on the rock walls of level 12 of the Soudan Underground Mine State Park in Minnesota. The bats discolor the area around the rocks that they use. Clint Austin / Forum News Service file photo
Minnesota woman being treated after handling rabid bat
June 1, 2018 - 10:21pm
May 30, 2018
The fossil of Megachirella wachtleri. MUST CREDIT: Photo courtesy of MUSE Science Museum, Trento, Italy
Scientists finally find the 240-million-year-old 'mother of all lizards'
May 30, 2018 - 1:58pm
May 15, 2018
Red flag warning issued for northern half of Minnesota
May 15, 2018 - 2:34pm
May 14, 2018
A floating bog on North Long Lake, north of Brainerd, is scheduled to be moved from where it came to rest. The bog, which is the size of three football fields is a natural wetland consisting of marsh, dead plant materials, cattails and, in this case, a line of tamarack trees.
Northern Minnesota lake association preparing to push massive floating bog to where it came from
May 14, 2018 - 6:08pm
May 1, 2018
A fire that broke out Sunday evening northwest of Greenbush, Minn., had burned about 4,000 acres of grass and brushland habitat. Fire departments from Lancaster, Hallock, Lake Bronson and Greenbush, along with teams from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, have been working to control the fire. (Photo/ Shawn Olsen, Minnesota DNR)
4,000-acre northern Minnesota wildfire is 90 percent contained
May 1, 2018 - 12:28pm
April 21, 2018
Master Gardeners Kathy Wenner and Ann Krenik distributed free seed packets at Century School Monday. They assembled 400 "One Vegetable, One Community" kits, which include carrot seeds, planting tips and a children's coloring sheet.
"One Vegetable, One Community" offering free carrot seeds
April 21, 2018 - 11:00am
April 18, 2018
Stuart Bensen of Erskine, Minn., retired conservation officer for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
DNR officers at front lines of Minn. wolf depredation complaints
April 18, 2018 - 7:19am
April 17, 2018
A trail camera set by the Red Lake tribal Department of Natural Resources photographed these two gray wolves in March 2010 on Minnesota's Northwest Angle. Wolves are an important animal in tribal culture and were protected on tribal lands even when the state had control of wolf management and offered hunting and trapping seasons. Courtesy photo / Jay Huseby, Red Lake Department of Natural Resources
Tribal lands offer sanctuary for Minnesota wolves
April 17, 2018 - 7:22am
April 11, 2018
Study: Minnesota ranks fourth in life expectancy
April 11, 2018 - 2:49pm
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