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November 15, 2017
Zebra mussels attached to a stick pulled out of an infested waterway. The Minnesota DNR is ending grants to local entities that have helped pay for aquatic invasive species inspections and education, citing a lack of funding. Forum News Service file photo
DNR ends invasive-species grants citing budget crunch
November 15, 2017 - 6:49pm
November 10, 2017
State Representative Matt Dean, from left, one of 11 Republican gubernatorial candidates for the state of Minnesota, and Noah and Nate Hultgren, managers of Hultgren Farms, test out a corn combine at Hultgren Farms in Raymond Nov. 7th. Erica Dischino / Forum News Service
Farmers hope tours will 'open eyes' to Minn. governor candidates
November 10, 2017 - 8:25am
November 6, 2017
A pileated woodpecker rests on a snap in Lakewood Township, Minn. Pileated woodpeckers are considered more abundant in the state now than they were in the early 1900s, and the big bird seems to be doing well across the region. Observers for the bird atlas survey reported 2,393 pileated Woodpecker records. Nests were confirmed in 118 different locations across 37 counties. Bob King / Forum News Service
Minnesota gets first new bird atlas in 81 years
November 6, 2017 - 6:22pm
Illustration by Carli Greninger
The concerns of ag groups show just how much is at stake in the climate change debate
November 6, 2017 - 6:01am
November 5, 2017
Officials at the WLSSD say sewage treatment plants aren't designed to remove sulfate from effluent and that it could cost hundreds of millions of dollars to intall reverse osmosis treatment for sulfate. That could more than triple Duluth sewage bills, they note, and could force local mills out of business. 2014 file / News Tribune
Judge considers wild rice protection: Some say sulfate rules could triple Duluth sewage bills, force closure of mills
November 5, 2017 - 6:00am
October 31, 2017
Grassland and wetland terrain in the Missouri Coteau, part of the Prairie Pothole Region in North Dakota. Photo special to Forum News Service
Crops continue to eat up Great Plains grassland
October 31, 2017 - 5:16pm
October 26, 2017
PUC: Enbridge must release previously classified data on Line 3 pipeline
October 26, 2017 - 7:04pm
Screen shot from Thunderbird Strike.
New video game letting users destroy oil infrastructure comes under fire
October 26, 2017 - 6:55pm
October 24, 2017
Members of the Fond du Lac Band work through the wild rice on Dead Fish Lake near Saywer, Minn. Forum News Service file photo
Wild-rice hearing draws ire on Iron Range
October 24, 2017 - 7:41pm
October 19, 2017
One of the Cloquet Middle School seventh-grade life science classes releases their monarch butterflies after raising them from the larva stage. Jamie Lund / Forum News Service
Applying science to life, students release monarch butterflies into the wild
October 19, 2017 - 12:25pm
October 18, 2017
With more Minnesota wolves, and more attacks on livestock, program out of cash
October 18, 2017 - 9:46pm
October 16, 2017
Rich Las (left) raises freshwater prawns in a large hoop style greenhouse at his home on Pelican Lake west of Orr, Minn., with his daughter, Leah, 4, son Riley, 11, and wife Karen Las. The tank he uses is about 20 feet wide by 46 feet long and four feet deep. Clint Austin / Forum News Service
Cultivating new ideas: Farmers, entrepreneurs pushing the bounds of what can be grown and raised in northern Minnesota
October 16, 2017 - 8:51pm
October 15, 2017
An aerial view of the Enbridge pipeline under construction over the Nemadji River just south of Superior shown on Aug. 17. (Bob King / Forum News Service)
Is new Line 3 needed? A look at the law, PUC’s impending decision
October 15, 2017 - 6:00am
October 13, 2017
Environmentalists' comments on miners draw fire from Iron Range
October 13, 2017 - 8:02pm
October 12, 2017
Two kayakers enjoy the Red River near Fargo's Lindenwood Park. Forum News Service file photo
Red River, Poplar River improve, but Minnesota's impaired waters list grows
October 12, 2017 - 3:23pm