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May 18, 2018
Drinking water safe in Superior after Husky fire
May 18, 2018 - 9:51pm
Blue orchard mason bees are one of the six “Bee Buddies” highlighted in the Cable Natural History Museum’s new “Bee Amazed Exhibit.” Photo by Sam Droege at the USGS Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab.
A rainbow of bees
May 18, 2018 - 8:03am
May 17, 2018
Infants at a private center for new mothers recuperating from childbirth.  (Richard Perry/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Minnesota's most popular baby name? Almost the same for boys, girls
May 17, 2018 - 9:44pm
May 16, 2018
This still photo from a drone shows boats and pontoons start in their attempt to move the floating bog on North Long Lake that made its home last fall in front of Legionville camp's swimming beach, back to it's original location on the lake. Jim Stafford / Forum News Serviceplay button
Efforts to move monstrous floating bog on northern Minnesota lake bogs down
May 16, 2018 - 9:24pm
May 14, 2018
A floating bog on North Long Lake, north of Brainerd, is scheduled to be moved from where it came to rest. The bog, which is the size of three football fields is a natural wetland consisting of marsh, dead plant materials, cattails and, in this case, a line of tamarack trees.
Northern Minnesota lake association preparing to push massive floating bog to where it came from
May 14, 2018 - 6:08pm
Apostle Island sea caves. Photo courtesy of National Park Service.
Study finds highest microplastic concentration in the Apostle Islands
May 14, 2018 - 4:14pm
May 11, 2018
Minnesota researchers find microplastics in beer made with Great Lakes Water
May 11, 2018 - 8:45am
Fourth grader Monte Karl, right, steps up to a life-size replica of a Mercury space capsule under the supervision of Bill Hissem at Lake Superior Elementary School Tuesday. The spacecraft, builty by Hissem's son, Matt, visited three Superior schools this week. Jed Carlson/
Superior students explore space
May 11, 2018 - 7:44am
May 9, 2018
A microscopic plastic fiber found in a sample of beer brewed with water from Lake Superior. Researchers say it's not clear if the plastic is coming in through city tap water or getting in the beer through another pathway. Photo courtesy of Mary Kosuth
Plastic found in most Great Lakes tap water, beer
May 9, 2018 - 9:48pm
May 8, 2018
La Crosse ambulance service using essential oils instead of opioids
May 8, 2018 - 1:57pm
 The graphic shows tentative plans for restoring piping plover habitat on Wisconsin Point in the Allouez Bay. Courtesy of the Environmental Protection Agency
Sanctuary for piping plover in design
May 8, 2018 - 8:44am
May 7, 2018
From left: UMD students Emily Hartman, Christopher Little and Jubran Jindeel drag for ticks at a farm in Iron River in the summer of 2017. Photo by Ben Clarke.
Duluth Lyme disease researcher seeks public's input
May 7, 2018 - 7:49pm
Wisconsin deer farmers: Walker CWD proposals will put us out of business
May 7, 2018 - 8:58am
May 3, 2018
A deer crosses a Douglas County road in this file photo. Jed Carlson/
UW study finds CWD prions at mineral lick sites
May 3, 2018 - 12:51pm
May 2, 2018
Illness from ticks and mosquitoes grows
May 2, 2018 - 9:09am