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Courtney Blinn, right, shows off a hiking shoe damaged by a bear in Minnesota's Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge. Blinn and Damon Pautzke, left, had to run from the bear. Forum News Serviceplay button
Bear scares hikers: Couple says black bear followed them as they fled
1 hour 27 min ago
September 17, 2018
Elon Musk, chief executive officer for Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX), pauses while speaking during the 67th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Guadalajara, Mexico, on Sept. 27, 2016. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Susana Gonzalez
SpaceX plans to fly a Japanese billionaire, several artists on trip around the moon
September 17, 2018 - 9:37pm
Birds that spend their winter in the continental U.S., like this dark-eyed junco, have a poorer rate of return to their summer grounds than birds that winter in the tropics, according to a new study. Courtesy Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Scientists use radar to count billions of migrating birds
September 17, 2018 - 4:37pm
September 12, 2018
Woman not exposed to dead rabid bats
September 12, 2018 - 8:04pm
A panoramic image of Blombos Cave in South Africa. Magnus Haaland
Archaeologists just found the oldest drawing. It's a 70,000-year-old hashtag.
September 12, 2018 - 4:32pm
Michael Anderson's canoe near Red Wing during the Three Rivers Expedition in September 2017. A year later, the adventure continues. Photo by Michael Anderson
Minnesota river expedition cleans up 6,300 pounds of trash
September 12, 2018 - 2:48pm
Around Minnesota, winters just aren't as cold as they used to be. DNR climatologist Kenny Blumenfeld produced this graphic showing how Grand Rapids is losing its coldest temperature readings, which are usually collected overnight. The 1930s was something of an anomaly, he said, because the drought years caused colder temperatures. Source: Minnesota DNR
Experts say Minnesota's climate changing faster than other states
September 12, 2018 - 9:14am
September 11, 2018
Sarah Curtis, left, shares the joy of seeing a monarch butterfly up close with Arlene Nack, a resident at an assisted living facility in Alexandria. Lowell Anderson / Forum News Service
Flying free: Central Minn. woman helps save monarch butterflies
September 11, 2018 - 8:55pm
A bald eagle landed at the top of an aerial fire truck’s extended ladder and basket as Andover firefighters observed the anniversary at the Main Street overpass at U.S. 10.
Bald eagle lands on top of Andover fire truck’s aerial during 9/11 commemoration
September 11, 2018 - 8:42pm
Scientists discover three new sea creatures in depths of the Pacific Ocean
September 11, 2018 - 4:34pm
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Explore Minnesota releases year’s first fall color map
September 11, 2018 - 1:27pm
September 9, 2018
The Karner blue butterfly is listed as an Endangered species in Minnesota and wherever else it is found. (Photo/ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Image Library)
Species at risk: Whether obscure or high-profile, decline in any native species is cause for concern, experts say
September 9, 2018 - 6:17am
September 7, 2018
Jocelyn Bell Burnell today. MUST CREDIT: photo courtesy of the Breakthrough Foundation.
She made the discovery but a man got the Nobel. A half-century later, she's won a $3 million prize.
September 7, 2018 - 7:41am
September 5, 2018
A rooster pheasant takes flight across a field. Forum News Service file photo
Minnesota roadside pheasant count up 19 percent from last year
September 5, 2018 - 5:00pm
August 31, 2018
A grizzly bear with a cub in Yellowstone National Park. MUST CREDIT: Frank van Manen/USGS.
Judge halts first grizzly hunts in decades two days before their start
August 31, 2018 - 8:19am