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January 15, 2018
Kyle Kline greets the sunrise on a frigid Saturday morning as he hunts for coyotes. Iain Woessner / Forum News Service
Hunters brave winter wilderness to hunt coyotes
January 15, 2018 - 5:11pm
January 14, 2018
Brad Dokken, outdoors columnist
Brad Dokken: The outdoors from A to Z, the sequel
January 14, 2018 - 6:34am
January 3, 2018
Detroit Lakes Ice Harvest Committee member Scott Walz takes an auger to drill a hole through the ice on Little Detroit Lake, testing its depth in anticipation of next week's ice harvest. Submitted photo
Conditions look good for Detroit Lakes' first ice harvest in nearly 50 years
January 3, 2018 - 3:19pm
December 31, 2017
Jim Brandt replants bluffs at the Rollie Johnson Natural and Recreational Area.
Pine River man named Crow Wing, Area 8 Conservationist of Year
December 31, 2017 - 8:00am
December 24, 2017
Kepler-90 is a 14th magnitude star in Draco near the border with Cygnus, a.k.a. the Northern Cross. Courtesy photo / Stellarium
Artificial intelligence helps nail 8-planet solar system like our own
December 24, 2017 - 11:53am
December 17, 2017
An artist concept depicting one of NASA’s twin Voyager spacecraft. Humanity’s farthest and longest-lived spacecraft are celebrating 40 years in August and September 2017. NASA/JPL-Caltech
ASTROBOB: Voyager 1 Fires Thrusters After 37 Years, Gets New Lease On Life
December 17, 2017 - 11:15am
December 16, 2017
An example of an invasive earthworm found in the Fennoscandian arctic region.
Unnoticed, underneath your feet - The global earthworm invasion
December 16, 2017 - 8:00am
December 13, 2017
Second-year student Cameron Fleischer combs through a stack of Gullion notecards, entering their data into a specialized MySQL database created to record and archive this information. Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatch
Reclaiming the future for ruffed grouse
December 13, 2017 - 9:00am
Jim Brandt has volunteered countless hours, recruited over 200 volunteers, utilized his boat to haul supplies, planted over 10,000 trees, shrubs and plants, installed erosion control fabric and logs and watered the plants. Submitted photo
Local resident named Crow Wing and Area 8 Conservationist of the Year
December 13, 2017 - 5:00am
December 10, 2017
This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image reveals the Cosmic Snake, a distant galaxy peppered with clumpy regions of intense star formation that appear warped by the effect of gravitational lensing. This giant arc-like galaxy is actually behind the huge galaxy cluster MACSJ1206.2-0847, but thanks to the cluster’s gravity, we can see it from Earth.
Behold the cosmic snake
December 10, 2017 - 8:47am
December 8, 2017
A free bird presentation titled "Winter Birding" will be 6:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Cultural Center in New York Mills.
'Winter Birding' presentation set in NY Mills
December 8, 2017 - 12:30pm
December 3, 2017
The human nose is practically useless for astronomy. Photo illustration by Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com
AstroBob: What does a comet smell like?
December 3, 2017 - 8:49am
December 1, 2017
A snowy owl is seen after being rescued from inside a cooling system at Alakef Coffee Roasters in Duluth on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of Ezra Bennett)play button
Watch: Snowy owl rescued from Minnesota coffee roaster equipment
December 1, 2017 - 8:23am
Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District Manager Melissa Barrick steps to the mic at Tuesday's county board meeting to voice her support for a "One Watershed, One Plan" for managing the Pine River. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: Crow Wing partners with Cass to protect watershed
December 1, 2017 - 5:00am
November 29, 2017
Master Naturalist training set for January
November 29, 2017 - 12:00pm
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