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September 17, 2018
Birds that spend their winter in the continental U.S., like this dark-eyed junco, have a poorer rate of return to their summer grounds than birds that winter in the tropics, according to a new study. Courtesy Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Scientists use radar to count billions of migrating birds
September 17, 2018 - 4:37pm
September 12, 2018
Woman not exposed to dead rabid bats
September 12, 2018 - 8:04pm
Michael Anderson's canoe near Red Wing during the Three Rivers Expedition in September 2017. A year later, the adventure continues. Photo by Michael Anderson
Minnesota river expedition cleans up 6,300 pounds of trash
September 12, 2018 - 2:48pm
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
September 11, 2018
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Explore Minnesota releases year’s first fall color map
September 11, 2018 - 1:27pm
September 5, 2018
A rooster pheasant takes flight across a field. Forum News Service file photo
Minnesota roadside pheasant count up 19 percent from last year
September 5, 2018 - 5:00pm
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 27, 2018
Lock and Dam No. 1 on the Mississippi River, just downstream of the Ford Parkway bridge between St. Paul, right, and Minneapolis, as seen April 11. John Autey / St. Paul Pioneer Press
University of Minnesota, rowing clubs worried about proposal to remove dams from Mississippi River
August 27, 2018 - 5:56pm
August 23, 2018
Nation’s first fixed dental clinic at VA home opens in Minneapolis
August 23, 2018 - 3:05pm
August 9, 2018
Minnesota air quality alert extended through Saturday, expands southward
August 9, 2018 - 3:08pm
August 8, 2018
Report: States can do more to fight cancer
August 8, 2018 - 9:59pm
Dead and decaying algae collects along the rocky shoreline at Sailboard Beach Monday. Rising water temperatures and high levels of phosphorus in the lake lead to multiple algal blooms on Lake Okabena each year. (Julie Buntjer / The Globe)
Yucky muck: It takes a village to improve lake health
August 8, 2018 - 7:01am
August 5, 2018
A photo of the Antelope after masts were added and she was converted into a schooner. The Antelope sank in the waters of Lake Superior in 1897 off the coast of Michigan Island. courtesy / Wisconsin Historical Society
The 'Greyhound bus' at the bottom of Lake Superior: 19th century shipwreck added to national register
August 5, 2018 - 6:05am
August 1, 2018
Buses wait to go out on their routes at the MJ Ruter Metro Transit Garage in Brooklyn Center, Wednesday, Aug. 1. Fuel pumps in the garage may have leaked diesel into the soil for years.  ( Scott Takushi / Pioneer Press)
Twin Cities bus garage leaked fuel into ground, the question is: How much?
August 1, 2018 - 9:19pm
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