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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