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October 12, 2018
The American Crystal Sugar factory operates in East Grand Forks.  Eric Hylden / Forum News Service
Air quality remains good in N.D./Minn.
October 12, 2018 - 9:01am
October 9, 2018
A pair of adult loons feed their chicks on Burntside Lake near Ely. Minnesota loon conservation efforts would get $7.52 million in part of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill  settlement under a proposal published Tuesday in the Federal Register. News Tribune file photo.
Minnesota loons may get $7.2 million from BP oil spill settlement
October 9, 2018 - 5:47pm
September 28, 2018
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Moose on the loose in west-central Minnesota
September 28, 2018 - 7:28pm
September 19, 2018
An aerial file photo taken in June of the monstrous bog that broke from the shoreline in October 2017 and landed on the Legionville School Safety Patrol Training Center’s swimming beach. Forum  News Service file photo
Another bog -- not nearly as big -- floats across same northern Minnesota lake
September 19, 2018 - 9:16pm
Courtney Blinn, right, shows off a hiking shoe damaged by a bear in Minnesota's Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge. Blinn and Damon Pautzke, left, had to run from the bear. Forum News Serviceplay button
Bear scares hikers: Couple says black bear followed them as they fled
September 19, 2018 - 4:42pm
September 12, 2018
Climatologist Mark Seeley shows a crowded auditorium the unpredictability of Alexandria's weather. On Sept. 6, 1913, the temperature reached 97 degrees. On the same date in 1956, it was 36 degrees. On the same date in 1930 a dust storm rolled through, while in 2010 a thunderstorm dumped 2.6 inches of rain here. (Karen Tolkkinen / Echo Press)
Winters becoming wimpier
September 12, 2018 - 6:54am
September 11, 2018
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Explore Minnesota releases year’s first fall color map
September 11, 2018 - 1:27pm
August 30, 2018
Starry stonewort invasive algae. Forum News Service file photo
Volunteers search 187 Minnesota lakes, find only one with invasive algae
August 30, 2018 - 4:26pm
August 29, 2018
The wayward roseate spoonbill is pictured Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Bloomington. (Isaac Hosch/ Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union)
Hey, that's no loon! Subtropical bird spotted in Minnesota for first time
August 29, 2018 - 4:17pm
August 11, 2018
Raked-up starry stonewort from Lake Koronis in Paynesville. (Contributed / DNR)
Volunteers needed to search for starry stonewort
August 11, 2018 - 5:07am
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
July 5, 2018
Tim Bayerl, engineer and Stormwater Management Committee chairman, was one of many individuals who shared their expertise on the tour. (Alexis Habberstad / Echo Press)
Trading pens for paddles: Stormwater management group explores vital watershed point
July 5, 2018 - 10:21am
June 28, 2018
Megan Kavanagh and Mike Azjac, co-owners of The Marine Landing B.O.T.M., on the St. Croix River last week had to close their restaurant  due to the river’s rising waters. (Tad Vezner / Pioneer Press)
DNR urges caution on swollen Minnesota lakes and rivers
June 28, 2018 - 10:12pm
June 21, 2018
Sarah Zellmer, an intern with the Douglas County Soil and Water Conservation District, tests drinking water for nitrates during a free nitrate clinic Monday. (Karen Tolkkinen / Echo Press)
Nitrate clinic finds well water OK
June 21, 2018 - 8:35am
May 3, 2018
Yes, it holds four kids and two adults. Lisa and Adam Gustafson pose with their month-old Tesla Model X, an all-electric vehicle that can travel up to 300 miles per charge. They'll be at a Saturday event at Alexandria Technical and Community College promoting electric cars. (Karen Tolkkinen / Echo Press)
'Part of the future': Electric cars showcased this weekend
May 3, 2018 - 11:03am
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