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July 17, 2017
Researchers on the Blue Heron, the research vessel of UMD's Large Lakes Observatory, get ready to deploy an underwater microphone to record sounds 75 feet under the surface of Lake Superior. They picked up some interesting results. (Photo courtesy UMD)
Noisy fish? Lake Superior underwater noises include ships, wind and ... eelpout
July 17, 2017 - 6:00am
July 14, 2017
Dakota Electric employees Mike Fosse and Jane Siebenaler join David Ranallo and Christov Churchward of Great River Energy and Bill and Mike Forbord of Schmitty & Sons in unveiling Minnesota's first electric school bus. They unveiled the eLion Friday, July 7, 2017, in Lakeville. Kara Hildreth / RiverTown Mulitmedia Contributor
Minnesota's first e-bus hits the road
July 14, 2017 - 7:17am
May 24, 2017
The long hours take their toll on Senators as they listen to Ron Latz, (DFL), St. Louis Park speak on the final day of the regular session at the State Capitol in St. Paul,  Monday, May 22, 2017.  Scott Takushi \ Pioneer Press
Bipartisan work gives greater Minnesota legislative success
May 24, 2017 - 5:00pm
May 9, 2017
Farhio Khalif testifies to a Minnesota House committee Wednesday, May 3, 2017, about a procedure she underwent as a child known as female genital mutilation, also called female circumcision. With her is Rep. Mary Franson of Alexandria, sponsor of a bill making the procedure a felony; parents could be prosecuted under the bill. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota lawmakers seeking increased female genital mutilation penalties
May 9, 2017 - 3:00pm
May 7, 2017
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officer Julie Siems uses K-9 officer Brady, a golden retriever mix, to detect zebra mussels in a boat at the Pike Lake boat landing north of Duluth Thursday morning. Clint Austin / Forum News Serviceplay button
DNR adds more dogs added to sniff out zebra mussels as efforts ramp up
May 7, 2017 - 2:00pm
May 2, 2017
Aboveground tanks and a concrete pad were placed over a hidden underground fuel tank at Fitzgerald Excavating and Trucking in Goodhue. Courtesy of MPCA
Hidden fuel tank discovered, $80K penalty follows
May 2, 2017 - 2:15pm
April 25, 2017
MPCA fines Gerdau $110,000 for regulatory violations
April 25, 2017 - 1:45pm
April 3, 2017
The Minnesota House debates a transportation funding bill on Friday, March 31, 2017. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Transportation bills pass, starting the real Minnesota talks
April 3, 2017 - 10:58am
March 30, 2017
The Minnesota Senate Finance Committee meets Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Senate and House budget committees are wrapping up work on a two-year state budget. Maureen McMullen / Forum News Service
Republicans want to delay, change vegetative buffers around Minnesota waters; Dayton says no way
March 30, 2017 - 10:23am
March 29, 2017
Parks and Recreation Director Randy Distad looks at a badly eroded section of the Vermillion River. The city is expected to approve an erosion control plan for that section of the river funded mostly by a grant from the DNR. (RiverTown Multimedia photo by Deanna Weniger)
Erosion work on Vermillion River will close section of bike trail in July
March 29, 2017 - 5:30am
March 12, 2017
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A helping hand for ducks
March 12, 2017 - 12:00pm
March 8, 2017
Minnesota state Sens. Mark Johnson of  East Grand Forks, left, and Justine Eichorn of Grand Rapids discuss issues before a Tuesday, March 7, 2017, committee meeting in which the use of plastic bags was a main topic. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota lawmakers look to dump city plastic bag bans
March 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
January 27, 2017
Canoeists that started at the headwaters of the Mississippi River paddle through northern Minnesota in this 2010 file photo. Forum News Service
Mississippi River heavily polluted as it runs south
January 27, 2017 - 12:30pm
January 11, 2017
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday said it has granted Endangered Species Act protection to the rusty patched bumble bee, a native species of Minnesota and Wisconsin that has been declining rapidly in recent years. Courtesy of the Xerces Society
Bumblebee species placed on federal endangered list
January 11, 2017 - 12:00pm
January 10, 2017
The smoky-winged beetle bandit preys on emerald ash borer and similar beetles. A new program monitors this wasp to help determine in EAB is present in an area. (University of Minnesota Extension photo by Jeff Hahn)
Smokey Winged wasp recruited in fight against Emerald Ash Borers
January 10, 2017 - 12:29pm
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