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October 19, 2018
Grouse hunter Jim DePalo of Falls, Penn., looks on as hunting guide Jens Heig works on taking blood and feather samples and the heart from a grouse shot last week on the Chippewa National Forest. The Minnesota DNR will check samples from up to 400 grouse this fall to find out how prevalent West Nile virus is in the popular game bird.  John Myers / jmyers@duluthnews.com
West Nile testing may bring answers about grouse
October 19, 2018 - 9:27am
Scaly-cap mushrooms are usually tan-colored, with scale-like growths on the surface. They grow in clusters on the sides of tree trunks. Photo by Larry Weber
Late-season mushrooms respond to rains
October 19, 2018 - 9:17am
October 12, 2018
A growth of New England aster standing tall in bloom on an October day. Photo by Larry Weber
New England asters bloom late
October 12, 2018 - 8:33am
October 1, 2018
DNR confirms zebra mussels in Otter Tail County lake
October 1, 2018 - 2:15pm
September 28, 2018
The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board on Wednesday, Sept. 26, voted to shorten the state's grouse hunting season by one month this year over concerns of a declining population and the potential impact of West Nile virus on the bird. (file / Duluth News Tribune)
Wisconsin will close grouse season early
September 28, 2018 - 8:09am
September 25, 2018
A northern harrier soars over in its flight south; note the "owl-like" face. Photo by Larry Weber
Northern harriers are flying south
September 25, 2018 - 8:06am
September 20, 2018
The Center for Biological Diversity is filing a suit to force the federal government to develop a new wolf recovery plan for the U.S. even as efforts are underway to remove all federal protections for the big carnivore. Forum News Service file photo
Wolf supporters seek recovery plan for predators
September 20, 2018 - 6:27pm
Baby snapping turtles emerge from an underground nest. Note the nest entrance and how they look like miniature adults. Photo by Larry Weber
Northland Nature: Baby snapping turtles leave the nest
September 20, 2018 - 11:28am
September 19, 2018
Shamrock wins Superior Trap & Gun Club playoff title
September 19, 2018 - 9:53am
September 14, 2018
Swan River Kid (Walt Smestad), left, and Deacon Long Spur (Kevin Feind), show off their first-place trophies after lead Striker’s Bar to a first-place finish in the Copper Creek Ranger's Cowboy Fast Draw Summer League. (Submitted Photo)
Striker's Bar wins fast draw summer title
September 14, 2018 - 5:03pm
September 11, 2018
All's well that ends well, and the bear makes a beeline for freedom Friday, Sept. 7, after being freed from a 10-gallon metal cream can northwest of Roseau, Minn. Minnesota DNR via Dawn Knutson
Story of bear rescued from a metal cream can with Jaws of Life has happy ending
September 11, 2018 - 11:12am
August 31, 2018
Apostle Islands superintendent moves on
August 31, 2018 - 8:15am
Wisconsin warden joins race to save trapped man
August 31, 2018 - 8:14am
August 28, 2018
North American duck numbers down
August 28, 2018 - 8:17am
August 27, 2018
Wiki Wiki Ohana overall winner at Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival
August 27, 2018 - 3:46pm