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March 19, 2018
Scott Jensen of St. Anthony, Minn., shows off a 28.5-inch walleye he caught in June 2017 on Mille Lacs Lake.  Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
Third consecutive catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Lake Mille Lacs
17 hours 12 min ago
March 13, 2018
Tantoo Cardinal, an award-winning actress and Metis environmental activist, talks with a reporter Tuesday, March 13, in Bemidji before speaking at Red Lake's Seven Clans Casino. Cardinal grew up in the tar sands region of Alberta, Canada, and addressed the dangers of oil pipelines in her talk. Cardinal is best known for her roles in "Dancing with Wolves" and "Legends of the Fall." Jordan Shearer / Forum News Service
Actress, environmental activist Tantoo Cardinal talks tar sands in Red Lake
March 13, 2018 - 6:36pm
March 5, 2018
Jan Malcolm, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Health, and Randal Richardson, pediatric neurologist with Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul, announced Monday that spinal muscular atrophy has been added to the newborn screening panel in Minnesota. They are standing next to a photo of Evie Keister, who died of the rare neuromuscular disease in 2014 at the age of two. (Photo courtesy Minnesota Department of Health)
Evie's legacy: More babies to be screened for spinal muscular atrophy
March 5, 2018 - 9:12pm
February 18, 2018
You can’t miss the Winter Triangle. Face south around 7:30-8 p.m. the next clear night and look up. Three bright stars — Sirius, Procyon and Betelgeuse — outline the figure. Much like the Summer Triangle of summertime and fall, the Milky Way cuts directly across the triangle. You can see it in the photo as a thicker band of stars. (Bob King / Forum News Service)
ASTRO BOB: The Winter Triangle meets the preposterous monoceros
February 18, 2018 - 6:00am
February 16, 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
The science of winter: Ice more complex than just frozen water
February 16, 2018 - 1:37pm
February 15, 2018
Salmonella contamination possible in chicken salad at Fareway stores in Minn., SD
February 15, 2018 - 9:37pm
A large bull moose moves through a Northeastern Minnesota forest during last year's aerial population survey. Moose numbers are fairly stable again this year but remain at a low level. Photo by Mike Schrage.
Minnesota moose numbers low but stable
February 15, 2018 - 4:30pm
February 10, 2018
Dustin Defiel, 30, is shown at the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter, Minn., a secure psychiatric hospital, during a recent interview. Randy Cadwell / Forum News Service
Hospitalized veteran with PTSD tells of killing father at Fergus Falls home
February 10, 2018 - 6:50pm
January 18, 2018
Graph courtesy of Duluth News Tribune.
Flu hitting nursing facilities; Record number of outbreaks reported
January 18, 2018 - 7:10pm
January 14, 2018
Brad Dokken, outdoors columnist
Brad Dokken: The outdoors from A to Z, the sequel
January 14, 2018 - 6:34am
January 9, 2018
An artist's rendering of the St. Paul ice palace.  Submitted drawing
Work begins on St. Paul ice palace
January 9, 2018 - 8:35pm
January 3, 2018
Detroit Lakes Ice Harvest Committee member Scott Walz takes an auger to drill a hole through the ice on Little Detroit Lake, testing its depth in anticipation of next week's ice harvest. Submitted photo
Conditions look good for Detroit Lakes' first ice harvest in nearly 50 years
January 3, 2018 - 3:19pm
December 24, 2017
Kepler-90 is a 14th magnitude star in Draco near the border with Cygnus, a.k.a. the Northern Cross. Courtesy photo / Stellarium
Artificial intelligence helps nail 8-planet solar system like our own
December 24, 2017 - 11:53am
December 16, 2017
The dam that held back water on Mound Creek inside Blue Mounds State Park was heavily damaged by flood waters in 2014. The structure will now be removed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, with a trail crossing constructed in its place. (File photo)
Blue Mounds State Park to get rural water connection; Mound Creek to be reconfigured
December 16, 2017 - 7:08am
December 13, 2017
Second-year student Cameron Fleischer combs through a stack of Gullion notecards, entering their data into a specialized MySQL database created to record and archive this information. Gabriel Lagarde / Forum News Service
Reclaiming the future for ruffed grouse
December 13, 2017 - 7:04am