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November 26, 2018
This image, taken at Lockheed Martin Space in Littleton, Colo., shows several of the critical landing systems of the InSight Mars lander, including the thrusters, lander legs and science deck.  NASA/Lockheed Martin.
'Flawless': NASA's InSight explorer lands safely on Mars
November 26, 2018 - 8:41pm
November 19, 2018
A coyote is seen in this Forum News Service file photo.
Coyote takes small dog in northwest Sioux Falls
November 19, 2018 - 5:43pm
November 12, 2018
A fire-scarred hillside just outside Paradise, Calif., Nov. 11, 2018. Of the 23 people known on Sunday to have been killed by the fire in Paradise, six had died in their cars. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
As death toll climbs from California fires, investigators face grim task of finding remains
November 12, 2018 - 7:08am
November 9, 2018
At least nine dead, Paradise 'pretty much destroyed' as wildfire rages in Northern California
November 9, 2018 - 7:07am
November 8, 2018
A Mandarin duck has gone missing. Photo by Bradley Kane, courtesy of @BirdCentralPark.
New Yorkers feeling 'crushed' after Central Park's beloved Mandarin duck goes missing
November 8, 2018 - 2:30pm
October 18, 2018
Steve Kolbe, NRRI research scientist, nails a bird house to a tamarack tree in the Sax-Zim bog Wednesday afternoon to encourage boreal chickadees to nest. Their numbers are down due to climate change. Bob King / Forum News Service
A fall fairytale: Scientists hang 500 birdhouses to study boreal chickadees
October 18, 2018 - 8:27pm
October 12, 2018
The American Crystal Sugar factory operates in East Grand Forks.  Eric Hylden / Forum News Service
Air quality remains good in N.D./Minn.
October 12, 2018 - 9:01am
October 9, 2018
Dr. L. David Mech in his office in the Gabbert Raptor Center on the University of Minnesota's St. Paul campus on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, where he was preparing for the International Wolf Symposium. Deanna Weniger / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Expert dispels 5 common wolf myths ahead of International Wolf Symposium
October 9, 2018 - 9:02pm
A pair of adult loons feed their chicks on Burntside Lake near Ely. Minnesota loon conservation efforts would get $7.52 million in part of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill  settlement under a proposal published Tuesday in the Federal Register. News Tribune file photo.
Minnesota loons may get $7.2 million from BP oil spill settlement
October 9, 2018 - 5:47pm
October 8, 2018
Kim Berns-Melhus    Submitted photo
New leader of Conservation Fund aims to continue blending environmental, economic development concerns
October 8, 2018 - 9:28pm
Tony Manzara dumps a load of dirt as he works on a rain garden area at the Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center in Lake Elmo on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. Founder Tony Manzara put in $300,000 of his own money toward the center, as a memorial to his late wife, who died in 2015. (Jean Pieri / Pioneer Press)
New Minnesota nature center blends nature, humor, community service
October 8, 2018 - 9:26pm
October 5, 2018
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Friday moved to list the rare eastern black rail as threatened, giving it federal protections. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo
US will list black rail as threatened: Already down 90 percent, little marsh bird is in trouble
October 5, 2018 - 9:11pm
October 4, 2018
A beaver visited the DoubleTree Hotel in Bemidji, Minn., on Thursday, Oct. 4. The animal made into the entryway but was escorted out by animal control. Submitted photo.
Beaver makes his way into Bemidji hotel
October 4, 2018 - 8:09pm
October 2, 2018
The Gilbert Police Department received about a half-dozen calls regarding drunken birds on Monday. Experts said the birds had likely eaten fermented berries. (Gary Meader / Forum News Service)
'Drunk' birds reported in Gilbert, Minn.
October 2, 2018 - 6:18pm
September 28, 2018
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Moose on the loose in west-central Minnesota
September 28, 2018 - 7:28pm