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November 15, 2017
Zebra mussels attached to a stick pulled out of an infested waterway. The Minnesota DNR is ending grants to local entities that have helped pay for aquatic invasive species inspections and education, citing a lack of funding. Forum News Service file photo
DNR ends invasive-species grants citing budget crunch
November 15, 2017 - 6:49pm
 Gate City Bank President and CEO Steve Swiontek announced Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, that Gate City has donated over 1 million blue bags since 2007 in an effort to create cleaner, greener communities. David Samson / The Forum
Gate City celebrates donation of 1 million blue bags
November 15, 2017 - 2:34pm
November 10, 2017
State Representative Matt Dean, from left, one of 11 Republican gubernatorial candidates for the state of Minnesota, and Noah and Nate Hultgren, managers of Hultgren Farms, test out a corn combine at Hultgren Farms in Raymond Nov. 7th. Erica Dischino / Forum News Service
Farmers hope tours will 'open eyes' to Minn. governor candidates
November 10, 2017 - 8:25am
November 6, 2017
A pileated woodpecker rests on a snap in Lakewood Township, Minn. Pileated woodpeckers are considered more abundant in the state now than they were in the early 1900s, and the big bird seems to be doing well across the region. Observers for the bird atlas survey reported 2,393 pileated Woodpecker records. Nests were confirmed in 118 different locations across 37 counties. Bob King / Forum News Service
Minnesota gets first new bird atlas in 81 years
November 6, 2017 - 6:22pm
Illustration by Carli Greninger
The concerns of ag groups show just how much is at stake in the climate change debate
November 6, 2017 - 6:01am
November 5, 2017
Officials at the WLSSD say sewage treatment plants aren't designed to remove sulfate from effluent and that it could cost hundreds of millions of dollars to intall reverse osmosis treatment for sulfate. That could more than triple Duluth sewage bills, they note, and could force local mills out of business. 2014 file / News Tribune
Judge considers wild rice protection: Some say sulfate rules could triple Duluth sewage bills, force closure of mills
November 5, 2017 - 6:00am
November 3, 2017
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Company preparing environmental review for copper mine near Minnesota's Boundary Waters
November 3, 2017 - 5:25pm
The Earth's ozone hole is shrinking and is the smallest it has been since 1988
November 3, 2017 - 10:09am
November 1, 2017
Grassland and wetland terrain in the Missouri Coteau, part of the Prairie Pothole Region in North Dakota. Photo special to The Forum.
Crops continue to eat up Great Plains grassland
November 1, 2017 - 6:00am
October 27, 2017
Letter: Don't let the BLM walk back needed regulations
October 27, 2017 - 2:00pm
October 26, 2017
PUC: Enbridge must release previously classified data on Line 3 pipeline
October 26, 2017 - 7:04pm
Screen shot from Thunderbird Strike.
New video game letting users destroy oil infrastructure comes under fire
October 26, 2017 - 6:55pm
October 24, 2017
Members of the Fond du Lac Band work through the wild rice on Dead Fish Lake near Saywer, Minn. Forum News Service file photo
Wild-rice hearing draws ire on Iron Range
October 24, 2017 - 7:41pm
October 20, 2017
A worker cuts down coffee trees damaged by the Roya coffee fungus to make way for new coffee plants near Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala, on Feb. 8, 2013. Bloomberg photo by Victor J. Blue.
Climate change could spell disaster for coffee, but science may offer a solution.
October 20, 2017 - 12:41pm
October 19, 2017
One of the Cloquet Middle School seventh-grade life science classes releases their monarch butterflies after raising them from the larva stage. Jamie Lund / Forum News Service
Applying science to life, students release monarch butterflies into the wild
October 19, 2017 - 12:25pm
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