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June 23, 2018
Using chainsaws, the crew led by Kevin Lundberg cut a portion of a troublesome bog into pieces and towed them away to re-open the channel connecting Norway and Games lakes. Submitted photo
Volunteers reopen channel linking Norway, Games lakes in west central Minnesota
12 hours 1 min ago
A line of Canada geese fly over a portion of the large nesting island at Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge in western Stutsman County. The island plays host to North America's largest nesting colony of American white pelicans. Several other species of birds nest on the island. JJohn M. Steiner / Forum News Service
Pelican island: Birds nest at Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge
20 hours 19 min ago
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
PreventEpidemics.org gives a score to each country based on its ability to find, stop and prevent epidemics. PreventEpidemics.org screenshot
How prepared is the world for next epidemic? Tool shows most countries are not.
June 22, 2018 - 10:01am
June 21, 2018
A long-forgotten species of ape has been found buried in a 2,300-year-old tomb. CREDIT: Sam Turvey, ZSL.
This ancient Chinese tomb held a royal, her extinct ape - and a warning
June 21, 2018 - 4:23pm
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 20, 2018
This bald eagle was one of 13 found dead on a farm near Federalsburg, Md., in 2016. Photo from Maryland Natural Resources Police.
13 bald eagles were found dead in a field. This is what killed them.
June 20, 2018 - 12:41pm
June 18, 2018
Highway 2 through Superior, Wis., is covered by floodwaters from the overflowing Nemadji River Monday morning after heavy weekend rainstorms. Bob King / Forum News Service
Minnesota man among 2 who died in northwest Wisconsin storms
June 18, 2018 - 7:40pm
June 17, 2018
Kayla Quinn is a certified nurse-midwife at Sanford Health in Fargo. Randy Cadwell / Forum News Service
Sanford hiring more certified nurse-midwives
June 17, 2018 - 10:41pm
President Pat Redig of the University of Minnesota Raptor Center in St. Paul and resident doctor Dana Franzen-Klein look at an X-ray of a young bald eagle which had a fish hook in the stomach, Thursday, June 14, 2018. Redig is retiring after 45 years of service. Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Retired raptor center co-founder continues rehabilitating birds
June 17, 2018 - 7:15am
June 14, 2018
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday it will try once again to take Great Lakes region wolves off the federal endangered species list. Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Another effort planned to kick wolves off endangered list
June 14, 2018 - 6:23pm
June 13, 2018
Minnesota launches new online tool to compare state parks and trails
June 13, 2018 - 10:23pm
A raccoon rests on a window ledge on the 22nd floor of the UBS building in downtown St. Paul on Tuesday, June 12. The raccoon had scaled much of the building and was on the second-from-top floor Tuesday afternoon. Tad Vezner / Pioneer Press
Free-climbing raccoon's journey comes to an end atop St. Paul building
June 13, 2018 - 9:28pm
Responding to the man's call for help, sheriff's deputy Lindsay Scotten calmly wrangled a blue indigo out of the bathroom with her bare hands. Photo courtesy of Bee County Sheriff's Office.
Huge snake slithers out of Texas man's toilet. Deputy wrangles it with her bare hands
June 13, 2018 - 11:08am
June 12, 2018
Neil Armstrong gave her a vial of moon dust, she says. She's suing so NASA won't take it.
June 12, 2018 - 12:38pm
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