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April 30, 2018
UMD students Allie Rodgers (left) and Nora Curtis help marine technician Wally Lingwall (center, mostly hidden) bring water sampling instruments onboard the Large Lakes Observatory's research vessel Blue Heron. The students were among a group of undergraduates from Swenson College of Science & Engineering instructor Angela Sharp’s math class learning how math can apply to real world research. (Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service)play button
'Real science': UMD students take to the lake for hands-on education
April 30, 2018 - 6:00am
April 25, 2018
Major pushback against Line 3 recommendation
April 25, 2018 - 9:20pm
April 16, 2018
State Reps. Paul Anderson of Starbuck, left, and Jeff Backer of Browns Valley talk before the Minnesota House debates a bill to require legislative approval for any nitrate use rules on Monday, April 16, 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
GOP fights Dayton effort to restrict some fertilizer use
April 16, 2018 - 5:39pm
March 29, 2018
A tern chick opens its mouth hoping to be fed by an adult carrying a small fish on Interstate Island. Bob King / Forum News Service file photo
Wildlife groups want more cash for conservation
March 29, 2018 - 6:29pm
Members of the Fond du Lac Band work through the wild rice on Dead Fish Lake near Saywer, Minn. Forum News Service file photo
MPCA challenges judge's ruling on sulfate limit
March 29, 2018 - 11:04am
March 27, 2018
PolyMet mine will cost $1 billion: Profit margin down 20 percent from 2012 projections
March 27, 2018 - 6:20pm
March 22, 2018
Minn. county takes farmland buffer strip law into own hands, finds huge success
March 22, 2018 - 6:01pm
March 13, 2018
The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has mailed 8,500 surveys to residents of eastern Minnesota to measure public opinion on the band's proposal to reintroduce wild elk to the region. St. Paul Pioneer Press file photo
Elk surveys mailed to 8,500 homes as Fond du Lac Band effort inches toward reintroduction
March 13, 2018 - 6:03pm
March 12, 2018
A cluster of zebra mussels sits on a navagation buoy that was pulled from Lake Superior by the USCG Cutter Alder. (2006 file photo / Forum News Service)
Zebra mussels double water clarity in Big Winnie: DNR calls meeting to talk about future of walleye fishery
March 12, 2018 - 6:05am
March 8, 2018
Minnesota state Reps. Jason Metsa of Virginia, left, and Dale Lueck of Aitkin answer questions about a wild rice protection bill during a Thursday, March 8, 2018, House committee meeting. Don Davis / Forum News Service
New wild rice protection begins move through Legislature
March 8, 2018 - 3:37pm
March 7, 2018
Minnesota Power and Dairyland Power Cooperative have proposed a $700 million natural gas power plant, Nemadji Trail Energy Center, which would be located near the Calumet refinery in Superior, Wis., and provide up to 550 megawatts of power. (Courtesy Minnesota Power)
Large power users have own idea to meet future power needs in Minnesota
March 7, 2018 - 6:06pm
March 4, 2018
Greg Silsbe of the University of Maryland (left) shovels slush and ice chips from a patch of bare ice on Side Lake as Ted Ozersky of the Large Lakes Observatory drills the last of six holes through the ice. (Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service)
Fishing for data: Research may help predict impact of diminishing ice, snow on lake ecosystems
March 4, 2018 - 9:23pm
A steelhead attempts to leap a set of falls on the Knife River. Forum News Service file photo
Minn. DNR considers new rainbow trout management options
March 4, 2018 - 6:00am
March 1, 2018
Poll shows growing opposition to mine near Boundary Waters
March 1, 2018 - 8:09pm
February 20, 2018
Pam Schmidt, customer service solutions analyst for Minnesota Power, describes the several varieties of electric and hybrid electric cars on display at the DECC Tuesday afternoon. To her left is the Chevy Bolt, a fully electric car. Bob King / Forum News Service
Electric cars sales, efficiency continue to grow
February 20, 2018 - 7:27pm