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April 18, 2018
Stuart Bensen of Erskine, Minn., retired conservation officer for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
DNR officers at front lines of Minn. wolf depredation complaints
April 18, 2018 - 7:19am
April 17, 2018
A trail camera set by the Red Lake tribal Department of Natural Resources photographed these two gray wolves in March 2010 on Minnesota's Northwest Angle. Wolves are an important animal in tribal culture and were protected on tribal lands even when the state had control of wolf management and offered hunting and trapping seasons. Courtesy photo / Jay Huseby, Red Lake Department of Natural Resources
Tribal lands offer sanctuary for Minnesota wolves
April 17, 2018 - 7:22am
April 16, 2018
Randy Coffield's cow licks her calf March 14, 2018, at the rancher's home near Lake Bronson, Minn. The Kittson County Sheriff's Office confirmed 21 cattle deaths by wolves last year. April Baumgarten / Forum News Service
Wolf-related cattle losses a major concern for northwest Minnesota ranchers
April 16, 2018 - 7:55am
April 15, 2018
A gray wolf peers through ferns in the woods north of Duluth, Minn., in 2017. The wolf had just been released by biologists with the 1854 Treaty Authority after being trapped and examined as part of a research project. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
Deer-wolf population dynamics offer fodder for debate in Minnesota
April 15, 2018 - 8:52am
Species in Conflict: Minnesota wolf management follows bumpy path on road to recovery
April 15, 2018 - 7:50am
Left to right are Wally Peck, 15 years, Cathy Peck, over 4,000 volunteer hours, and Becky Livermore, 30 years. Not pictured are Kristi Reise, 15 years, Maggie Schwegman, 15 years, and Dan Sherman who completed his Master Gardener Internship. (Submitted photo)
Master gardeners recognized for years of service
April 15, 2018 - 7:45am
April 11, 2018
Study: Minnesota ranks fourth in life expectancy
April 11, 2018 - 2:49pm
April 10, 2018
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A Minneapolis mystery: How did a mummified monkey end up in the rafters of a 116-year-old department store?
April 10, 2018 - 9:08pm
Two paddlers make their way down the Kawishiwi River near Ely. The group American Rivers has again named the Kawishiwi one of the 10 most endangered rivers in the U.S. because of the potential of polluted mine waste from the proposed Twin Metals copper mine. Forum News Service file photo
'America's Most Endangered Rivers' lists 2 in Minnesota
April 10, 2018 - 7:32pm
April 6, 2018
SD paleontologist set to uncover new species of ankylosaur
April 6, 2018 - 7:07pm
Former Fargo Sanford Medical Center President Dennis Millirons
Former Sanford president in Fargo dies unexpectedly
April 6, 2018 - 6:27pm
Rugby claims victory in center of North America trademark dispute
April 6, 2018 - 5:50pm
April 5, 2018
Zebra mussels are an aquatic invasive species that can cause problems on lakes by attaching to boat motors and boat hulls, docks, lifts, rocks and swimming areas. They can also clog irrigation intakes and other pipes. Submitted photo
Strategy for fighting invasive species: Slow the spread
April 5, 2018 - 6:14pm
April 4, 2018
Officials balance 3M settlement goals: drinking water and environmental upgrades
April 4, 2018 - 9:55pm
Eroded wetlands near the east bank of the Mississippi near Pointe à la Hache, La., Feb. 5, 2018. Louisiana’s “working coast” is dotted with communities that may not outlast the people who currently live there; a fourth of the state’s wetlands are already gone, and the government has been retiring place names for islands and bays and passes that have simply ceased to exist. (William Widmer/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
The Mississippi River hasn't flooded this much in 500 years
April 4, 2018 - 2:32pm