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November 29, 2017
Staked and frozen into the shallow water of North Long Lake in front of Legionville School Safety Patrol Training Center, the bog will spend the winter on the swimming beach at the Merrifield camp. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Video

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Bog on North Long to remain in place for winter
November 29, 2017 - 5:00am
Farmers have more time for wolf grant applications
November 29, 2017 - 3:00am
November 28, 2017
With leadership from Audubon Minnesota and scientific expertise from UMD’s Natural Resources Research Institute, the interactive website at is an astounding resource for naturalists, bird watchers, researchers and historians. Screen grab from
Minnesota's first breeding bird atlas online launched
November 28, 2017 - 1:00pm
The microfluidic device used to isolate the oak wilt fungi from wood chip samples.  Photo Courtesy: CFANS and Abbas Lab
New technology makes oak wilt detection faster, more affordable
November 28, 2017 - 12:00pm
In the evening sky, the familiar winter constellations are now making their grand entrance over the eastern horizon; all will be up by 10 p.m. Leading the way is the Pleiades star cluster, followed by, counter-clockwise from the top: Auriga, the charioteer; the Gemini twins Castor and Pollux; Canis Minor, the little dog; Canis Major, the big dog, which boasts Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky; Orion, the hunter; and Taurus, the bull. Minnesota Starwatch
December's astronomy gift; a 'Supermoon' - Minnesota Starwatch for December 2017
November 28, 2017 - 7:00am
November 23, 2017
County seeks input on proposed aquatic invasive species prevention plan
November 23, 2017 - 12:30pm
November 15, 2017
Man stands dwarfted by a cyclindrical kiln in a large open warehouse space. NRRI is now able to produce solid biofuels that perform at comparable energy values to coal in fossil coal-burning facilities. University of Minnesota
Renewable Energy Lab delivers biofuels for the future
November 15, 2017 - 6:30am
November 11, 2017
Triangular delta traps can be orange or tan in color and are the standard trap type used. Photo / Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
Red traps yield good news in Nisswa - Area tests negative for gypsy moth infestation
November 11, 2017 - 8:00am
A spike buck was trapped for hours struggling to survive in frigid water after breaking through the ice on the Gull River. Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Eric Sullivan rescued the buck after a resident called in the buck's predicament. Photo by Eric Sullivan
Rescued buck showing signs of improvement
November 11, 2017 - 5:00am
November 8, 2017
Fruit of Oriental bittersweet has a red berry with a yellow capsule and is located along the stem. Minnesota Department of Agriculture
November Weed of the Month: Oriental Bittersweet
November 8, 2017 - 8:00am
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