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Trump slams media over portrayal of confrontation between Catholic students, tribal elder
Trump, Pelosi vow not to yield in government shutdown standoff
DACA program that protects young undocumented immigrants not likely to get Supreme Court review this term
Congress to pursue divergent paths to reopening government, but stalemate no closer to resolution
Supreme Court allows temporarily restrictions on transgender troops in military to go into effect
Wild acquire former BSU star Brad Hunt
Wild skate through penalties to win
Wild rally, improve to 4-0 against Golden Knights with win in Vegas
Gophers unlock Jordan Murphy’s beast mode
Timberwolves trying to break old habits during transitions
Charles Otto Stombaugh
Kathleen Mary Smith
Harlow E. Berg
Larry J. Merschman, Sr.
Hauser: Ready, set, grow, Part 1
Veeder: The way my grandpa sees the world
Bursack: Suffering parents' deaths can bring both sorrow and relief
Fielding Questions: Arborvitae shedding, water on violet leaves and forsythia for our region
Growing Together: Here's a great way to start more houseplants in 2019
Oscar nominations are in
Around the Arts, Jan. 20
A 'Game of Survival': Vocalmotive Dinner Show set for Friday-Sunday
Weaving hard work and history: Basket-makers rely on knowledge passed down over years
Around the Arts, Dec. 30
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: You can help with the Great Backyard Bird Count
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Frigid temps came at a good time for ice anglers
BRAD DOKKEN: All systems go for 35th annual DL ice tourney
Couple builds life around mushing at remote Minnesota home
SnoBears a popular option for mobility-minded anglers in ND
Gophers coach Whalen signs endorsement deal with Bell Bank
Farmland rental rates holding steady but with exceptions
The world has loads of sustainable palm oil - but no one wants it
‘What's going on in the world’: Trade negotiations crucial for area agriculture
Shutdown undercuts the IRS, just in time for a particularly difficult tax season
Place a Business Announcement
Carol E. Priest
Orlan And Linda Lauderbaugh
Daniel & Bonnie Grundmeier
Commentary: Trump is dealmaker who can't seem to make deal
Commentary: Trump says Democrats used to be for new border barriers. He's right.
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: A very important question: Where's the bathroom?
Swift: Have you 'hygged' your home today? Practicing the Danish art of relaxation
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: We must support Indigenous youth as they work to protect the environment
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November 15, 2017
DNR ends invasive-species grants citing budget crunch
DULUTH, Minn.—Even as zebra mussels, starry stonewort weed and giant Asian carp invade more of Minnesota's waterways, the state Department...
November 15, 2017 - 6:49pm
November 10, 2017
Farmers hope tours will 'open eyes' to Minn. governor candidates
RAYMOND, Minn. — After explaining how technology-driven, prescription fertilizer methods make economic and environmental sense because...
November 10, 2017 - 8:25am
November 6, 2017
Minnesota gets first new bird atlas in 81 years
DULUTH — It took eight years, 700 volunteers and thousands of hours in the field but Minnesota has its first new breeding bird atlas since...
November 6, 2017 - 6:22pm
The concerns of ag groups show just how much is at stake in the climate change debate
Editor's note: Jonathan Knutson received a fellowship from the North American Ag Journalists to attend the Society of Environmental Journalists'...
November 6, 2017 - 6:01am
November 5, 2017
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Will Bemidji become ‘first polluted city on the Mississippi?’
In the 1970s the Federal Wild and Scenic River Act had proposed that the upper eight counties on the Mississippi Headwaters were eligible for...
November 5, 2017 - 2:02pm
Judge considers wild rice protection: Some say sulfate rules could triple Duluth sewage bills, force closure of mills
DULUTH — If state administrative law Judge LauraSue Schlatter agrees that the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency proposal to protect wild...
November 5, 2017 - 6:00am
November 3, 2017
Company preparing environmental review for copper mine near Minnesota's Boundary Waters
ELY, Minn. — The chief executive of Chilean mining giant Antofagasta said his company is preparing an environmental impact assessment...
November 3, 2017 - 5:25pm
The Earth's ozone hole is shrinking and is the smallest it has been since 1988
Here's a rare piece of good news about the environment: The giant hole in the Earth's protective ozone layer is shrinking and has shriveled to its smallest peak since 1988, NASA scientists said. The largest the hole became this year was about 7.6 million square miles wide, about two...
November 3, 2017 - 10:09am
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: County should consider impacts to environment
In reading Mark Hanson’s clean water and shoreland protection letter in the Pioneer (Oct. 31), we fully support and concur with Mark‘s comments....
November 3, 2017 - 8:30am
October 31, 2017
Crops continue to eat up Great Plains grassland
FARGO — Dwindling grassland remnants in the Great Plains continued their decline last year with the loss of 2.5 million acres consumed...
October 31, 2017 - 5:16pm
October 26, 2017
PUC: Enbridge must release previously classified data on Line 3 pipeline
ST. PAUL — Enbridge must release oil spill predictions for the proposed Line 3 pipeline replacement, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission...
October 26, 2017 - 7:04pm
New video game letting users destroy oil infrastructure comes under fire
DULUTH, Minn. — A video game has drawn the fury of the oil industry for its depiction of a user-controlled mythical bird destroying oil...
October 26, 2017 - 6:55pm
October 24, 2017
Wild-rice hearing draws ire on Iron Range
VIRGINIA, Minn. — James Larson says he drives past a lake near his home in Aurora, Minnesota, and, if the rainfall has been right, sees...
October 24, 2017 - 7:41pm
October 22, 2017
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Environmental and ecological balance: Where is the justice?
Let us identify at least one example of each environmental balance and ecological balance. Environmental balance is the external conditions or surroundings in which humans, animals and plants live that tend to positively, influence its development and behavior. An example of ecological...
October 22, 2017 - 9:26am
October 20, 2017
Climate change could spell disaster for coffee, but science may offer a solution.
Centroamericano, a new variety of coffee plant, hasn't sparked the buzz of, say, Starbucks's latest novelty latte. But it may be the coolest...
October 20, 2017 - 12:41pm