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September 18, 2018
SWCD offers free forest management seminar for landowners
September 18, 2018 - 9:30am
September 15, 2018
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Angler surveys show walleye overage can be paid back on Lake Mille Lacs
September 15, 2018 - 2:00pm
September 14, 2018
Turf management workshop offers tips to save money, time
September 14, 2018 - 10:30am
September 12, 2018
Michael Anderson's canoe near Red Wing during the Three Rivers Expedition in September 2017. A year later, the adventure continues. Photo by Michael Anderson
Minnesota river expedition cleans up 6,300 pounds of trash
September 12, 2018 - 2:48pm
Around Minnesota, winters just aren't as cold as they used to be. DNR climatologist Kenny Blumenfeld produced this graphic showing how Grand Rapids is losing its coldest temperature readings, which are usually collected overnight. The 1930s was something of an anomaly, he said, because the drought years caused colder temperatures. Source: Minnesota DNR
Experts say Minnesota's climate changing faster than other states
September 12, 2018 - 9:14am
September 11, 2018
Sarah Curtis, left, shares the joy of seeing a monarch butterfly up close with Arlene Nack, a resident at an assisted living facility in Alexandria. Lowell Anderson / Forum News Service
Flying free: Central Minn. woman helps save monarch butterflies
September 11, 2018 - 8:55pm
Local photographer 'Cis' Ramsdell found this sandhill crane out in East Gull lake at the end of August and got these two pics of the bird preening its feathers. Taking notice of this bird's contortionist abilities, 'Cis' mentions, "That long beak comes in handy for grooming!" Submitted photos.
Contortionist crane at work
September 11, 2018 - 4:00pm
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Explore Minnesota releases year’s first fall color map
September 11, 2018 - 1:27pm
September 9, 2018
The Karner blue butterfly is listed as an Endangered species in Minnesota and wherever else it is found. (Photo/ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Image Library)
Species at risk: Whether obscure or high-profile, decline in any native species is cause for concern, experts say
September 9, 2018 - 6:17am
September 7, 2018
The Summer Triangle of bright stars sails high above Saturn and Mars after nightfall. Lowest is Altair, in Aquila, the eagle. Brightest is Vega, in Lyra, the lyre of Orpheus. Note the parallelogram of stars below Vega; they outline the lyre and look beautiful through binoculars. East of Vega, Deneb completes the Triangle. It also marks the “top” of the Northern Cross, a feature of Cygnus, the swan. Minnesota StarWatch
The Northern Cross: Minnesota Starwatch for September 2018 Minnesota Starwatch for September 2018
September 7, 2018 - 7:00pm
September 5, 2018
A rooster pheasant takes flight across a field. Forum News Service file photo
Minnesota roadside pheasant count up 19 percent from last year
September 5, 2018 - 5:00pm
September 2, 2018
A monarch butterfly is shown at just a few minutes old in Geri Seaberg's garden in Pequot Lakes. Submitted Photo
Monarch butterfly emerges from cocoon
September 2, 2018 - 6:00am
September 1, 2018
Crow Wing County encourages emergency preparedness
September 1, 2018 - 9:30am
August 29, 2018
An osprey feeds its young on a lofty perch in East Gull Lake. Photo by Cis Pecarich
Lofty family
August 29, 2018 - 9:30am
August 25, 2018
Minnesota Master Naturalist Program invites volunteers to serve on National Public Lands Day
August 25, 2018 - 4:30am