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October 16, 2018
Becker County kids partake in state study about exposure to chemicals
October 16, 2018 - 10:16am
October 15, 2018
Nathan Olson of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources pulls a plankton sample out of the water on Detroit Lake. This year's sampling was completed in September; they plan to start up again in May 2019. (Submitted photo)
Breaking down zebra mussels: DNR, PRWD collaborate on study of how invasive species will impact Detroit Lake ecosystem
October 15, 2018 - 12:10pm
September 30, 2018
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Sanford Chip genetic test now available at DL clinic
September 30, 2018 - 3:18pm
September 12, 2018
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
August 30, 2018
Maplewood State Park main scenic trail undergoing construction
August 30, 2018 - 5:02pm
August 24, 2018
Participants in this week's Robotics Camp at the Becker County Museum stand and watch a 3-D printing demonstration as volunteer instructor Kevin Mitchell, center, explains how it works. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)
Museum hosts first-ever robotics camp
August 24, 2018 - 12:09pm
August 20, 2018
West Nile Virus found in Mahnomen
August 20, 2018 - 12:47pm
August 13, 2018
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Clean Water Legacy Specialist Annette Drewes, right, of Bemidji, explains to a mother-and-son pair of Aqua Chautauqua participants how grains of wild rice must be separated from their husks before they are edible. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)
There's something in the water: Thursday’s Aqua Chautauqua at Dunton Locks a big success
August 13, 2018 - 8:41am
August 10, 2018
Perseid meteors shown in August 2009. Submitted photo / NASA/JPL
Massive meteor shower should reach its peak August 12-13
August 10, 2018 - 11:09am
July 25, 2018
Common merganser ducklings follow Mama in late June on Lake Bemidji. Photo by Brent Cizek.
Photographer's image of ducklings on Lake Bemidji goes viral, draws national attention
July 25, 2018 - 6:09pm
July 12, 2018
VanBeek's wife Kay confirmed that there was an encounter with a bear, but preferred at this time not to give many more details, saying that the county was releasing information on the incident. In mourning the loss of her husband, she did not want to expand much except to say there were no cubs and he was not mauled. Photo Illustration
Mysterious death follows bear encounter in central Minnesota
July 12, 2018 - 1:56pm
June 18, 2018
Highway 2 through Superior, Wis., is covered by floodwaters from the overflowing Nemadji River Monday morning after heavy weekend rainstorms. Bob King / Forum News Service
Minnesota man among 2 who died in northwest Wisconsin storms
June 18, 2018 - 7:40pm
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
June 1, 2018
Salmonella infections linked to chicken distributed at Ruby’s Pantry pop-up locations: Four people in two states have become ill
June 1, 2018 - 1:53pm