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June 14, 2018
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday it will try once again to take Great Lakes region wolves off the federal endangered species list. Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Another effort planned to kick wolves off endangered list
June 14, 2018 - 6:23pm
June 13, 2018
Dr. Katie Baratto, veterinarian with the Wild and Free program at the Garrison Animal Hospital prepares an eagle for release. Photos by Jim Lease
Wild and free once more
June 13, 2018 - 11:00am
June 12, 2018
Rick Swenson of Underwood, Minn., paddles down the Red River in a giant pumpkin Oct. 15, 2016 as he attempts to set the Guinness World Record for longest distance paddled in a pumpkin. Swenson paddled to Oslo, Minn., a distance of about 26 river miles, and received notification Tuesday morning from Guinness that he is the official record holder for longest distance paddled in a pumpkin. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald)
The Great Pumpkin Paddler: Fergus Falls-area man sets Guinness world record with pumpkin-paddling voyage from Grand Forks to Oslo, Minn.
June 12, 2018 - 2:11pm
By Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren (Red-headed Woodpecker) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
Birding presentation set in New York Mills
June 12, 2018 - 8:30am
June 10, 2018
 Myron Jesme, administrator of the Red Lake Watershed District, stands beside a sign along Grand Marais Creek north of East Grand Forks, Minn., that indicates funds for the restoration project came from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment Minnesota voters passed in 2008. The restoration likely wouldn't have happened without the dedicated funding, Jesme said. (Brad Dokken / Forum News Service)                        play button
Creek restoration shows success of Minnesota clean water fund
June 10, 2018 - 11:20am
A Cecropia moth cocoon. According to, these cocoons are found on tree branches or leaves, but on occasion, they have been found in other protected areas. Photo by Cis Pecarich.
Nature: Minnesota's monster-sized moth
June 10, 2018 - 10:00am
June 6, 2018
This painted turtle was found enjoying some sunshine at Fritz Loven Park on June 4th, 2018. Photo by Cis Pecarich.
Nature: Turtle break
June 6, 2018 - 2:00pm
June 5, 2018
Dave Lambeth of Grand Forks took this photo of Marv (bottom), a male peregrine that first showed up in Grand Forks in 2014, and an unidentified female in March 2016 at the UND water tower. Lambeth and local raptor expert Tim Driscoll identified Marv by the bird's black and red leg band.  (Dave Lambeth photo)
At least one peregrine hatches at UND water tower
June 5, 2018 - 5:08pm
A close-up view of a turkey vulture resting on a branch at Fritz Loven Park on June 4th, 2018. Photo by Cis Pecarich.
Nature: Talking turkey - Turkey Vulture
June 5, 2018 - 2:00pm
t5.31.18 Bob King -- 060118.N.DNT.LAKEWALKc1 -- The City of Duluth plans to fix this section of the Lakewalk in Canal Park — seen here on Thursday morning — that was destroyed during the last fall's big storm. Repairs could start as early as October. Bob King /
Duluth Lakewalk restoration has $9 million price tag
June 5, 2018 - 7:56am
May 27, 2018
SWCD to host 6th annual photo contest
May 27, 2018 - 11:30am
May 22, 2018
Crow Wing County completes tree planting
May 22, 2018 - 9:30am
May 16, 2018
This still photo from a drone shows boats and pontoons start in their attempt to move the floating bog on North Long Lake that made its home last fall in front of Legionville camp's swimming beach, back to it's original location on the lake. Jim Stafford / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Starting to pull - Boats attempt to move North Long Lake/Merrifield bog
May 16, 2018 - 8:46pm
Members of the Peterson Towing crew surveyed the North Long Lake/Merrifield bog early Wednesday morning before the attempt at moving begins. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Surveying the North Long Lake/Merrifield bog
May 16, 2018 - 9:17am
May 14, 2018
A floating bog on North Long Lake, north of Brainerd, is scheduled to be moved from where it came to rest. The bog, which is the size of three football fields is a natural wetland consisting of marsh, dead plant materials, cattails and, in this case, a line of tamarack trees.
Northern Minnesota lake association preparing to push massive floating bog to where it came from
May 14, 2018 - 6:08pm