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MPCA calls for 50% reduction in sediment in Minnesota River
July 27, 2019 - 1:02pm
ST. PAUL — Changes in water and land management are needed across the Minnesota River Basin to improve water quality in the state’s namesake...
Sinking island to be raised to help terns
July 22, 2019 - 11:10am
DULUTH — Interstate island is disappearing into the St. Louis River estuary, threatening one of only two tern colonies remaining on Lake Superior,...
11 NASA astronauts have ties to Dakotas and Minnesota. Here's who they are
July 13, 2019 - 10:00am
FARGO — Eleven NASA astronauts from across the Dakotas and Minnesota have ventured to where few have gone, but many have admired from afar.None...
Tribe, pipeline opponents plan to request state hearing on DAPL expansion
July 11, 2019 - 8:15am
BISMARCK — The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and several pipeline opponents plan to request a hearing on the proposed expansion of the Dakota Access...
National interests converge on central Minnesota in US’s only gray wolf delisting hearing
June 26, 2019 - 10:00am
BRAINERD, Minn. — “I’m sorry we’ve got you lined up with numbers like the state penitentiary,” drawled Lesley Travers, the hearing’s...
NDGS hosts fossil dig in Medora
June 25, 2019 - 2:52pm
MEDORA, N.D. — The North Dakota Geological Survey and the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation will sponsor a dig on Saturday, June 29 in the...
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...