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July 20, 2018
Legionnaires' disease sickens 2 residents of southern Minnesota senior care facility
July 20, 2018 - 5:25pm
Adult zebra mussels range from 1⁄4 to 1 1⁄2 inches long and have yellow and brown striped shells. Unlike native mussels, they can attach themselves to hard surfaces in the water. Mn DNR photo
DNR confirms zebra mussels in Bay Lake
July 20, 2018 - 5:00am
July 16, 2018
CO Tim Collette (Brainerd) worked the Gull Chain and other area lakes. Violations included angling without a valid license, overloaded boat, lack of life preservers, riding on boat transoms and front decks of pontoons, kids under 10 not wearing life jackets, transporting aquatic vegetation and transporting zebra mussels. Photo Illustration
Area MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Reports - July 16, 2018
July 16, 2018 - 2:00pm
July 3, 2018
CO Randy Posner (Staples) reports boaters and people floating the Crow Wing River on tubes were out in full force. Watercraft registration violations were observed. He reminded tubers to be sure to dispose of their cans and trash appropriately.
Area MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Reports - July 3, 2018
July 3, 2018 - 10:00am
June 30, 2018
Rose chafers can wreak havoc on flowering plants. Photo by Jennifer Knutson
Ask the Master Gardener: Battling a rose chafer invasion on flowers
June 30, 2018 - 12:00pm
June 28, 2018
Megan Kavanagh and Mike Azjac, co-owners of The Marine Landing B.O.T.M., on the St. Croix River last week had to close their restaurant  due to the river’s rising waters. (Tad Vezner / Pioneer Press)
DNR urges caution on swollen Minnesota lakes and rivers
June 28, 2018 - 10:12pm
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 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/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 ask.extension.org, 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