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January 29, 2018
John Beargrease marathon musher Blair Braverman nears the Trail Center checkpoint with two dogs riding in her sled bag. Steve Kuchera / vplay button
Northwoods traffic jam as mushers, dogs push toward Beargrease finish
January 29, 2018 - 6:04pm
January 28, 2018
Blair Braverman slaps hands with a fan shortly after starting the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon on Sunday. This is the first time Braverman is running the marathon; she has run the mid-distance race. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Serviceplay button
First-day jitters: Nerves, excitement as Beargrease gets underway
January 28, 2018 - 10:47pm
January 25, 2018
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Where’s Ace? Someone took a puppy for a walk from a Minn. animal shelter and never returned.
January 25, 2018 - 4:38pm
January 22, 2018
Hubbard County sheriff proposes animal ordinance
January 22, 2018 - 4:17pm
Daniel, an emotional-support duck, on board an American Airlines flight.  Mark Essig.
Fur and fury at 40,000 feet as more people bring animals on planes
January 22, 2018 - 11:54am
January 16, 2018
Water flows into a tailings pond at the Suncor Energy oil sands mine in this aerial photograph taken near Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, on June 4, 2015. (Ben Nelms/Bloomberg)
340 billion gallons of sludge spur environmental fears in Canada
January 16, 2018 - 10:10am
January 7, 2018
Volunteers are needed to trek into the woods later this winter to look for spruce grouse fecal pellets, which are typically long, skinny and greenish black. Minnesota DNR photo.
Volunteers needed to count spruce grouse poop
January 7, 2018 - 7:25am
January 5, 2018
A new book asks: How long does a dachshund's body really need to be?
January 5, 2018 - 3:03pm
December 31, 2017
After a December storm hit the North Shore, spray from waves in the Grand Marais harbor coated the rope railings that run along the Grand Marais Lakewalk. Sundberg captured the scene at sunset. Paul Sundberg photo
North Shore photographer captures natural wonders in his backyard
December 31, 2017 - 6:02am
December 27, 2017
Two dogs killed a woman on Christmas Eve, authorities say; her husband blames the owner
December 27, 2017 - 8:33pm
December 21, 2017
Kelly Folse / Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office
A 15-month old bulldog was rushed to the clinic after being shot in the head. It was a vet who shot him.
December 21, 2017 - 5:17pm
William Vagts of Isabella re-enacts the moment when he got down on one knee and grabbed the bear around the neck moments before it would have eaten his corgie Darla. Darla (far left) watches warily from the steps Wednesday afternoon. Bob King / Forum News Serviceplay button
Minn. man recounts how he saved his dog from black bear
December 21, 2017 - 4:50pm
December 18, 2017
Researchers studied the skulls of 662 adult moose on Isle Royale and found the big animals have been shrinking. Moose skull size has declined 16 percent. Photo courtesy of Michigan Tech.
Lake Superior's Isle Royale moose getting smaller
December 18, 2017 - 7:09pm
December 17, 2017
A snowy owl sits atop a fence post in southeastern Minnesota during an irruption in 2012. (Laura Erickson photo)
Snowy owls head south
December 17, 2017 - 6:00am
December 14, 2017
Airman 1st Class Krishia Baltazar of the 148th Fighter Wing is bringing a yearling dog named Juan home to Duluth from Puerto Rico after the one-eyed dog became inseparable from her during her deployment to help with the hurricane relief efforts. Juan was born at Camp Santiago and has been a stray dog at the base until Baltazar adopted him. (Photo courtesy Tech Sgt. Lynette Olivares / DVIDS)play button
'One special dog': Dog finds permanent home with deployed 148th airman
December 14, 2017 - 9:23pm