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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
May 29, 2018
Dr. Jonathan Bleeker  Submitted photo
New treatment boosts lung cancer survivability
May 29, 2018 - 5:05pm
May 17, 2018
Infants at a private center for new mothers recuperating from childbirth.  (Richard Perry/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Minnesota's most popular baby name? Almost the same for boys, girls
May 17, 2018 - 9:44pm
May 14, 2018
A floating bog on North Long Lake, north of Brainerd, is scheduled to be moved from where it came to rest. The bog, which is the size of three football fields is a natural wetland consisting of marsh, dead plant materials, cattails and, in this case, a line of tamarack trees.
Northern Minnesota lake association preparing to push massive floating bog to where it came from
May 14, 2018 - 6:08pm
May 1, 2018
A fire that broke out Sunday evening northwest of Greenbush, Minn., had burned about 4,000 acres of grass and brushland habitat. Fire departments from Lancaster, Hallock, Lake Bronson and Greenbush, along with teams from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, have been working to control the fire. (Photo/ Shawn Olsen, Minnesota DNR)
4,000-acre northern Minnesota wildfire is 90 percent contained
May 1, 2018 - 12:28pm
April 10, 2018
Two paddlers make their way down the Kawishiwi River near Ely. The group American Rivers has again named the Kawishiwi one of the 10 most endangered rivers in the U.S. because of the potential of polluted mine waste from the proposed Twin Metals copper mine. Forum News Service file photo
'America's Most Endangered Rivers' lists 2 in Minnesota
April 10, 2018 - 7:32pm
April 9, 2018
State of Water Conference is April 12-14 at Breezy Point
April 9, 2018 - 10:58am
Zebra mussels are an aquatic invasive species that can cause problems on lakes by attaching to boat motors and boat hulls, docks, lifts, rocks and swimming areas. They can also clog irrigation intakes and other pipes. Submitted photo
Strategy for lake invaders: Slow the spread
April 9, 2018 - 10:30am
February 25, 2018
Light from a Bear Paw Guides fishing shack reflects on the ice of Upper Red Lake on Jan. 27, 2015. Sam Cook / Forum News Service
Ice more complex than just frozen water
February 25, 2018 - 5:00pm
February 22, 2018
Groundbreaking was held recently at the Fish Lake Dam site near Dunvilla. Project partners include the Pelican Group of Lakes Improvement District, Minnesota DNR, Houston Engineering, Hough Inc, and local property managers. Submitted photo
Construction begins on Fish Lake Dam makeover
February 22, 2018 - 2:00pm
Health and Wellness in Becker County: Summit addresses challenges, highlights reasons to celebrate
February 22, 2018 - 12:00pm