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Air quality affects health of all Minnesotans, report says
June 11, 2019 - 7:54pm
Residents of the Twin Cities metro area are not the only ones whose health is affected by air quality. A new analysis by the Minnesota Department...
Becker County lake clouded by organism that's 'beautiful' under the microscope
June 11, 2019 - 1:05pm
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Residents outside of Detroit Lakes are seeing the normally clear water of Long Lake clouded by something that hasn't...
Launch of miniature canoes highlights River of Dreams watershed education program
June 2, 2019 - 7:48am
GRAND FORKS — They’re flying off the bridge and into the water one by one, more than 80 miniature canoes headed down the Red River, launched...
Great Lakes hit record May levels after winter snows, heavy rains
May 22, 2019 - 7:00pm
DULUTH -- Three of the five Great Lakes are at or above record high water levels for May and the other two are getting close as a winter of heavy...
'Spectacular creatures': Red River Zoo welcomes two Eurasian lynx
April 17, 2019 - 7:06pm
FARGO — They’ve been on the wish list at the Red River Zoo for years. The Eurasian lynx, native to a wide area stretching from north-central...
Fossilized snapshot of mass death found on North Dakota ranch
April 1, 2019 - 5:46pm
BOWMAN, N.D. — Robert DePalma was heading to a known fossil bed when he got a tip that persuaded him to take a detour to a cattle ranch near...
New report finds more contamination along Red River due to increased precipitation
February 26, 2019 - 2:02pm
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Higher flows caused by increased precipitation have elevated runoff of pollutants contaminating the Red River, according...
Spread of flu spikes in SD
February 18, 2019 - 7:55pm
MITCHELL, S.D. -- Just after the halfway point in the 2018-19 flu season, the South Dakota Department of Health released statistics showing a...
Total lunar eclipse will produce a rare Blood Moon on Sunday
January 15, 2019 - 9:20am
MINOT, N.D. - If the skies are clear the view of a Blood Moon should be spectacular.A total lunar eclipse will occur Sunday night, Jan. 20, as...
Fargo-Moorhead science museum idea getting off the ground
January 9, 2019 - 4:35pm
FARGO - A science museum in the Fargo-Moorhead area is now one step closer to becoming a reality. A number of community members and the Moorhead...
Popular North Dakota fossil dig program expands
November 25, 2018 - 3:29pm
BISMARCK -- The North Dakota Geological Survey is continuing to expand its popular fossil dig program, which attracted people from 31 states...
Do bison grieve? ND buffalo gather around stallion and seem to mourn the horse’s death
November 19, 2018 - 9:59am
FARGO — Tiffany Craigo hiked to a remote valley in the craggy badlands of Theodore Roosevelt National Park to say her goodbyes to a stallion...
Expert dispels 5 common wolf myths ahead of International Wolf Symposium
October 9, 2018 - 9:02pm
ST. PAUL — L. David Mech is the alpha male of the wolf world. That is, if such a thing existed. Mech, 81, of St. Paul, has spent about...
New leader of Conservation Fund aims to continue blending environmental, economic development concerns
October 8, 2018 - 9:28pm
HUGO, Minn. — It's not always that conservation and economic development go hand-in-hand. However, the new state director of The Conservation...
New Minnesota nature center blends nature, humor, community service
October 8, 2018 - 9:26pm
LAKE ELMO, Minn.—If you feel like playing buckthorn croquet, there is only one place to do it — the Twin Cities area's newest and...