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March 8, 2017
An adult bald eagle with its white head and tail soars over the Minnesota landscape. Courtesy photo / Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
'Beloved' eagles arriving back in Minnesota a few weeks early
March 8, 2017 - 4:20pm
March 6, 2017
A paw from a gray wolf killed recently near Edinburg, N.D., measured about 5 inches during necropsy tests the Game and Fish Department conducted. (North Dakota Game and Fish Department photo)
N.D. Game and Fish confirms federally protected wolf shot in northeast ND
March 6, 2017 - 8:10pm
March 5, 2017
Always in Season: Signs of spring appear in the valley
March 5, 2017 - 6:44pm
Deer in both North Dakota and northwest Minnesota endured cold and deep snow to start the winter, but conditions improved with the arrival of warmer temperatures in January and February. (North Dakota Game and Fish Department photo)
Winter may not have been so harsh for wildlife
March 5, 2017 - 2:18pm
Hallaway Hill is a popular hiking destination at Maplewood State Park each fall in Minnesota's Otter Tail County. The view overlooks two lakes and countless maples. Submitted photo / Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Dokken: Time to pony up for Minnesota's state parks
March 5, 2017 - 10:23am
March 2, 2017
A Minnesota DNR employee removes lymph nodes from a white-tailed deer at a registration station to test for chronic wasting disease. Minnesota DNR photo.
No chronic wasting disease in latest test results: Herds in Brainerd and Mountain Iron released from quarantine
March 2, 2017 - 9:43am
March 1, 2017
A study by University of Minnesota researchers has found out why diverse forests grow better and faster than single-species plantations. It has to do with shapes and how the trees fit in with each other as they seek sunlight. Forum News Service file photo
Scientists report why forests with more tree types grow better, faster
March 1, 2017 - 9:29pm
February 26, 2017
A mourning dove sits in a tree. Photo by Laura Erickson / Special to Forum News Service
Cook: Another kind of winter: dove, robin, cardinal
February 26, 2017 - 9:15am
February 25, 2017
DNR staff highlight need for Minn. license fee increase
February 25, 2017 - 10:17am
February 22, 2017
Gary Thompson of Tri-State Diving in Detroit Lakes, Minn., found a massive elk antler while diving in a nearby lake last summer. Meagan Pittelko/Forum News Serviceplay button
500-year-old elk antler found by Minnesota diver
February 22, 2017 - 11:18am
A black-capped chickadee gathers nest material from a dead red squirrel. By  Keith Corliss
Assessing nature not always clear-cut
February 22, 2017 - 6:10am
February 21, 2017
The Cass County (Minn.) Sheriff’s Office assisted with a full size pickup that dropped its front end into quickly eroding ice at the Walker City Park landing, a popular and heavily traveled landing on Leech Lake. The area has been barricaded and taped off. Submitted photo.
Pickups falling through lake ice as officials put out warnings
February 21, 2017 - 5:31pm
February 19, 2017
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Cook: 'Boat Show' a mirror of life in the North
February 19, 2017 - 1:35pm
Before dawn on Monday, Feb. 13, Caleb Utyro of Superior casts his fishing line into Lake Superior near the mouth of the French River northeast of Duluth. He was among many anglers fishing for Kamloops rainbow trout that morning. Sam Cook / Forum News Service
Kamloops rainbows and coho salmon provide early-morning action near the French River
February 19, 2017 - 11:27am
February 17, 2017
Children climb and explore a tree along the Mississippi River at Hidden Falls Regional Park in St. Paul on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Kids do 'unstructured' play, with parents nearby, in a city-run program called "Green Time." Jean Pieri/St. Paul Pioneer Press
St. Paul program is simple and free: Come out and play
February 17, 2017 - 9:02pm