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White House, congressional leaders push for two-year budget deal
Trump officials brief a divided Congress on escalating tensions with Iran
Bill would restart study on mining near Boundary Waters
Rochester teachers' signs get social media blowback
Workers and wages: Finding qualified workforce a top challenge for region's manufacturers
BOYS TENNIS: BHS earns 2 spots in 8AA individual tournaments
Injured Mitch Garver feeling 'pretty good'
Minnesota native, NFL vet Ryan Harris knows Vikings assistants Kubiak, Dennison well
GIRLS GOLF: Lumberjacks 2nd at Lakers Invite
SOFTBALL: Spoiler alert: Jacks avoid upset, recover for blowout win in playoff opener
John Paul Loewen
Lisa Marie Cook
Duane Arthur Long
Eugene Edward Brooks
Veeder: Not on days like today
Swift: When introverts are friends, long distance might be better than face to face
Fielding Questions: Overwintered dipladenia, bleeding birch, covering grass seed and more
Bursack: Caregiver isn't sure how much sibling help she really wants
Kindness is Contagious: Kindness appears in a couple of envelopes, whether it's at a garage sale or in the frozen foods aisle
'Sesame Street' welcomes a Muppet in foster care, the latest addition to its inclusive cast
Keanu Reeves is having a Keanussance with the John Wick series - but did he ever really go anywhere?
James Holzhauer is the face of 'Jeopardy!' He's also the new face of sports betting
'I'm just glad the idiot didn't interrupt my Snapchat,' Schwarzenegger says after a guy drop-kicks him
Around the Arts, May 19
Bison help prairie get back to nature
Brad Dokken column: DNR increases elk permits in effort to reduce growing Kittson County herd
Glamping app offers quirky, quaint camping: Hipcamp.com encourages landowners to open space for camping
Warbler walks open eyes to nature around us: Audubon offers free birding field trips Tuesdays, Thursdays through May
State record channel catfish voided 70 years later
Self-driving trucks will carry mail in US for the first time
In stressful times, farmers need to add mental health to the to-do list
A farmer saved himself by cutting off his leg with a knife. This is what he wants you to know
Ford to cut 7,000 jobs as part of company-wide 'redesign'
Xcel plans to be coal-free by 2030
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Dennis and Judy Fredenburg
Daniel E. Ewert
Carol E. Priest
Commentary: Farms are suffering from climate change and Trump's trade war. Here's how to help
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Remember the Young Dreams Dance Troupe?
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Find a better solution than roundabouts for Paul Bunyan Drive
Mystery of where Britain's royal baby Archie was born is solved by his birth certificate
KLOBUCHAR: Time to better combat senior fraud
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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