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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
17 hours 57 min ago
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
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
 Myron Jesme, administrator of the Red Lake Watershed District, stands beside a sign along Grand Marais Creek north of East Grand Forks, Minn., that indicates funds for the restoration project came from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment Minnesota voters passed in 2008. The restoration likely wouldn't have happened without the dedicated funding, Jesme said. (Brad Dokken / Forum News Service)                        play button
Creek restoration shows success of Minnesota clean water fund
June 10, 2018 - 11:20am
June 9, 2018
Quinn Palar, Cottage Grove forester, left, and intern Danny Nichols attach pesticide feeds to a port drilled into an ash tree in Cottage Grove, Minn., on Thursday, June 7. Palar and his team will attempt to treat 1,000 of the roughly 3,000 ash trees that the city of Cottage Grove is responsible for. (John Autey / St. Paul Pioneer Press)
Ash borer dilemma: Cut or treat? Homeowners’ options unpleasant with insect sure to wipe out tree species
June 9, 2018 - 2:29pm
June 8, 2018
A bog that floated in front of the Legionville School Safety Patrol Training Center during the winter has forced the cancellation of the American Legion’s summer sessions for campers on the Legionville beach.play button
Bog puts kibosh on summer camp: Legionville cancels over safety concerns
June 8, 2018 - 9:11am
June 7, 2018
Take-A-Kid Fishing Weekend June 8-10 in Minnesota
June 7, 2018 - 9:20pm
Two Wolves travel in a single-file line across ice and snow in winter near Isle Royale. (Rolf Peterson / National Park Service)
Isle Royale wolf reintroduction to begin
June 7, 2018 - 5:48pm
Minnesota state parks to offer free admission on Saturday
June 7, 2018 - 4:45pm
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