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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
July 25, 2018
Common merganser ducklings follow Mama in late June on Lake Bemidji. Photo by Brent Cizek.
Photographer's image of ducklings on Lake Bemidji goes viral, draws national attention
July 25, 2018 - 6:09pm
July 23, 2018
First of 3 new psychiatric hospitals for Minnesota children opens
July 23, 2018 - 2:59pm
July 20, 2018
Legionnaires' disease sickens 2 residents of southern Minnesota senior care facility
July 20, 2018 - 5:25pm
July 7, 2018
The I-94 bridge over the Mississippi River from the Franklin Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis on Tuesday, July 3. (John Autey / St. Paul Pioneer Press)
Army Corps project would reshape Mississippi River in Twin Cities
July 7, 2018 - 2:47pm
July 3, 2018
One man covers his ears while another films the fireworks display at Detroit Lakes, Minn. Forum News Service file photo
'It all goes into the water': Fireworks spark pollution concerns in some places; no problems found in Minn., ND
July 3, 2018 - 7:41pm
Northfield sewage leak causes downstream warning in Cannon River
July 3, 2018 - 6:23pm
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 23, 2018
A line of Canada geese fly over a portion of the large nesting island at Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge in western Stutsman County. The island plays host to North America's largest nesting colony of American white pelicans. Several other species of birds nest on the island. JJohn M. Steiner / Forum News Service
Pelican island: Birds nest at Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge
June 23, 2018 - 6:05am
June 22, 2018
Mark and Lori Nelson stand next to their flower beds on 110 11th Ave in Worthington. (Tim Middagh/The Globe)
Gardens galore: Monday's tour will provide scholarship to area female
June 22, 2018 - 9:23am
June 18, 2018
Hydropower project along Missouri River for region takes first step
June 18, 2018 - 9:44pm