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December 31, 2017
After a December storm hit the North Shore, spray from waves in the Grand Marais harbor coated the rope railings that run along the Grand Marais Lakewalk. Sundberg captured the scene at sunset. Paul Sundberg photo
North Shore photographer captures natural wonders in his backyard
December 31, 2017 - 6:02am
December 17, 2017
A snowy owl sits atop a fence post in southeastern Minnesota during an irruption in 2012. (Laura Erickson photo)
Snowy owls head south
December 17, 2017 - 6:00am
December 14, 2017
Airman 1st Class Krishia Baltazar of the 148th Fighter Wing is bringing a yearling dog named Juan home to Duluth from Puerto Rico after the one-eyed dog became inseparable from her during her deployment to help with the hurricane relief efforts. Juan was born at Camp Santiago and has been a stray dog at the base until Baltazar adopted him. (Photo courtesy Tech Sgt. Lynette Olivares / DVIDS)play button
'One special dog': Dog finds permanent home with deployed 148th airman
December 14, 2017 - 9:23pm
December 10, 2017
A caribou on Michipicoten Island in Ontario drinks out of Lake Superior. Of more than 450 caribou on the island four years ago, fewer than 100 are still alive after wolves crossed ice to the island in 2014. Wildlife experts are now deciding how to save the last Lake Superior region caribou herd. (Photo courtesy of Christian Schroeder)
Lake Superior's last caribou herds: Ontario rushes to move remaining herd to avoid wolves
December 10, 2017 - 6:00am
November 28, 2017
The Washington-based Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is placing these ads on 31 Fargo city buses to protest a Sanford Health and North Dakota State University trauma training program that uses live pigs.
Group buys ads on Fargo buses to protest use of pigs in trauma training
November 28, 2017 - 6:00am
October 15, 2017
Ruffed grouse (Duluth News Tribune file photo)
An old dog's last grouse retrieve
October 15, 2017 - 6:01am
Sophie, a Brittany owned by Phil and Nathan Johnson, retreives a ruffed grouse during a hunt Monday, Oct. 9 northwest of Island Lake. (Sam Cook / Forum News Service)
Sophie's season: The Johnsons’ Brittany bounced back from a severe injury and still finds plenty of grouse and woodcock
October 15, 2017 - 6:00am
A large black bear explores the interior of a live-trap in which it was captured by Stone Boulanger of Stone River Wildlife Control. The bear, which had been breaking into a Duluth home, was later processed and had a field-dressed weight of 605 pounds. (Stone Boulanger photo)
Bear trapped in Duluth tips scale at 605 pounds
October 15, 2017 - 6:00am
September 10, 2017
Lawrence Taylor of Austin, Texas, took this black bear in the Floodwood areas on opening day of Minnesota's bear season, Sept. 1. He is a friend of Rob Parrott of Saginaw and has hunted with Parrott for the past 14 years. Rob Parrott photo
DNR: Minnesota bear harvest down a bit, and that's good
September 10, 2017 - 6:30am
August 20, 2017
Spencer Wesche (left) waits to record data as MacKenzie Mullin measures the diameter of a white cedar on the Fond du Lac Reservation on Aug. 15, 2017. The two are involved in a study to determine what food is available for elk if the species is reintroduced into Carlton and southern St. Louis counties. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
Researchers finding ample elk habitat in areas near Duluth
August 20, 2017 - 6:00am
August 5, 2017
Theo is a young male in foster care, waiting for adoption through CATS Cradle Shelter in Fargo.David Samson / The Forumplay button
'The love stop': Local animal shelters in constant need of foster homes
August 5, 2017 - 4:18pm
August 4, 2017
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Pup tent: On the trail with the yellow dog
August 4, 2017 - 9:02am
August 3, 2017
A Golden-winged Warbler sits on a small perch in the early morning sun for a dramatic portrait.
U.S. bird report shows progress
August 3, 2017 - 8:24am
July 23, 2017
A kitten is held by its rescuer, Josh Nelson, a security guard at Black Bear Casino Resort, after it was discovered tucked away in a car's frame last week. (Submitted photo)
Kitten takes a gamble, beats the odds
July 23, 2017 - 4:43pm
June 26, 2017
A moose is seen with a tracking collar in May 2013 in Northeastern Minnesota. (Minnesota DNR photo)
Parasites, infections, wolves taking toll on northeast MN moose
June 26, 2017 - 8:22pm
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