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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
February 18, 2018
Safety equipment experts say should go out on the ice with people include ice picks, ice auger and measuring tape. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources photo
Tips to make being on ice safer
February 18, 2018 - 11:00am
February 7, 2018
Wash your hands: Lots of flu in Detroit Lakes
February 7, 2018 - 3:00pm
February 5, 2018
The City of Fargo keeps its salt in this dome seen Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, near the Central Garage to keep rain from washing it away.  Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
'Permanent pollutant': Salt to melt ice on streets posing growing risk to Minnesota's lakes
February 5, 2018 - 8:27am
January 28, 2018
A group of students learned about the construction of the ice palace on Friday. Nathan Bowe/Tribune
Ice palace rises like magic, thanks to volunteers and donated equipment
January 28, 2018 - 12:00pm
January 18, 2018
Graph courtesy of Duluth News Tribune.
Flu hitting nursing facilities; Record number of outbreaks reported
January 18, 2018 - 7:10pm