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October 14, 2018
A timeline of BWCAW history
October 14, 2018 - 6:05am
October 9, 2018
Emily Johnston of Seattle celebrates after the dismissal of her charges in Clearwater County on Tuesday, Oct. 9. (Jordan Shearer / Forum News Service)
Minnesota judge dismisses case against oil pipeline 'valve turners'
October 9, 2018 - 9:38pm
October 8, 2018
Activists are seen attempting to cut chains after trespassing into a valve station for pipelines carrying crude from Canadian oils sands into the U.S. markets near Clearbrook, Minnesota, in this image released on October 11, 2016.   Courtesy Climate Direct Action/Handout via REUTERS
Enbridge 'necessity defense' trial begins in Minnesota
October 8, 2018 - 7:23pm
October 5, 2018
Photo from NOAA Photo Library of a plastic sandwich baggy floating in the water. Fish that feed on various salps, jelly-fish, etc. mistake such trash for food and can ingest this with fatal consequences. 

Location: Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
Photographer: Ben Mierement, NOAA NOS (ret.)

https://www.photolib.noaa.gov/htmls/reef2129.htm
Plastic waste in the world's oceans could double by 2030
October 5, 2018 - 11:37am
July 3, 2018
One man covers his ears while another films the fireworks display at Detroit Lakes, Minn. Forum News Service file photo
'It all goes into the water': Fireworks spark pollution concerns in some places; no problems found in Minn., ND
July 3, 2018 - 7:41pm
June 28, 2018
Mixed emotions on Line 3 decision
June 28, 2018 - 8:19pm
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 17, 2018
Protestors both inside and outside the fenced-in Enbridge pipeyard in Carlton County protest the proposed Line 3 reconstruction. Bob King / Forum News Service
PUC decision on Line 3 expected by end of June
June 17, 2018 - 7:30am
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
May 10, 2018
Enbridge, bands file exceptions: Judge’s Line 3 recommendation calls for in-trench replacement
May 10, 2018 - 12:40pm
April 23, 2018
Map of line 3 project (Enbridge graphic)
Judge says Line 3 should stick to its old route; recommendation allows tribes to stop pipeline
April 23, 2018 - 6:49pm
March 29, 2018
Members of the Fond du Lac Band work through the wild rice on Dead Fish Lake near Saywer, Minn. Forum News Service file photo
MPCA challenges judge's ruling on sulfate limit
March 29, 2018 - 11:04am
March 14, 2018
Agronomy plant clears zoning hurdle
March 14, 2018 - 12:09pm
March 12, 2018
A cluster of zebra mussels sits on a navagation buoy that was pulled from Lake Superior by the USCG Cutter Alder. (2006 file photo / Forum News Service)
Zebra mussels double water clarity in Big Winnie: DNR calls meeting to talk about future of walleye fishery
March 12, 2018 - 6:05am
March 8, 2018
Minnesota state Reps. Jason Metsa of Virginia, left, and Dale Lueck of Aitkin answer questions about a wild rice protection bill during a Thursday, March 8, 2018, House committee meeting. Don Davis / Forum News Service
New wild rice protection begins move through Legislature
March 8, 2018 - 3:37pm
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