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Scientists identify four personality types
5 hours 59 min ago
September 19, 2018
An aerial file photo taken in June of the monstrous bog that broke from the shoreline in October 2017 and landed on the Legionville School Safety Patrol Training Center’s swimming beach. Forum  News Service file photo
Another bog -- not nearly as big -- floats across same northern Minnesota lake
September 19, 2018 - 9:16pm
Courtney Blinn, right, shows off a hiking shoe damaged by a bear in Minnesota's Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge. Blinn and Damon Pautzke, left, had to run from the bear. Forum News Serviceplay button
Bear scares hikers: Couple says black bear followed them as they fled
September 19, 2018 - 4:42pm
September 17, 2018
Elon Musk, chief executive officer for Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX), pauses while speaking during the 67th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Guadalajara, Mexico, on Sept. 27, 2016. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Susana Gonzalez
SpaceX plans to fly a Japanese billionaire, several artists on trip around the moon
September 17, 2018 - 9:37pm
Birds that spend their winter in the continental U.S., like this dark-eyed junco, have a poorer rate of return to their summer grounds than birds that winter in the tropics, according to a new study. Courtesy Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Scientists use radar to count billions of migrating birds
September 17, 2018 - 4:48pm
September 16, 2018
Shelley Nelson / snelson@superiortelegram.com Dairyland property owner Kevin O’Brien, back, watches as Paul Cigan, forestry health specialist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, peels at the bark on the root of an oak tree to see if there is a spore pod beneath the bark of the diseased tree. Oak wilt was discovered for the first time in Douglas County this summer on O’Brien’s property, where he is working with the DNR to help stop the spread of the fungus deadly to oak trees.
Oak wilt detected in Bayfield, Douglas counties
September 16, 2018 - 7:41pm
Deborah Moller has several patches of invasive Japanese knotweed on her Duluth property, including this large clump on a property corner. Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com
If you’ve got Japanese knotweed in your yard, now is the time to spray
September 16, 2018 - 4:43pm
September 12, 2018
Woman not exposed to dead rabid bats
September 12, 2018 - 8:04pm
A panoramic image of Blombos Cave in South Africa. Magnus Haaland
Archaeologists just found the oldest drawing. It's a 70,000-year-old hashtag.
September 12, 2018 - 4:32pm
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
A bald eagle landed at the top of an aerial fire truck’s extended ladder and basket as Andover firefighters observed the anniversary at the Main Street overpass at U.S. 10.
Bald eagle lands on top of Andover fire truck’s aerial during 9/11 commemoration
September 11, 2018 - 8:42pm
Scientists discover three new sea creatures in depths of the Pacific Ocean
September 11, 2018 - 4:34pm
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Explore Minnesota releases year’s first fall color map
September 11, 2018 - 1:27pm
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