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June 17, 2018
Statement from the Minnesota departments of Human Services, Health and Agriculture on availability of mental health crisis line services
June 17, 2018 - 9:06am
June 15, 2018
Crawling with ticks: Rising numbers of people and pets are contracting tick-related illnesses
June 15, 2018 - 9:30am
June 14, 2018
Jerry Horgan, left, COLA member and president of the West Battle Lake Association, reviewed aquatic invasive species research with Pelican River Watershed District President Dennis Kral during the AIS forum held Friday, June 8, at the M State campus in Detroit Lakes. Tom Hintgen.
Area residents hear U of M approach in fight against AIS
June 14, 2018 - 8:14am
June 13, 2018
Minnesota launches new online tool to compare state parks and trails
June 13, 2018 - 10:23pm
June 1, 2018
Salmonella infections linked to chicken distributed at Ruby’s Pantry pop-up locations: Four people in two states have become ill
June 1, 2018 - 1:53pm
May 15, 2018
Red flag warning issued for northern half of Minnesota
May 15, 2018 - 2:34pm
April 28, 2018
Dave Eisenmann, who has been the director of instructional technology and media services for Minnetonka Public Schools since 2003, spoke with middle school students and parents Wednesday in Perham on keeping kids safe online. (Michael Johnson / FOCUS)
Do your online interactions pass the Grandma test?
April 28, 2018 - 8:20am
April 27, 2018
t4.10.18 Bob King -- 041818.N.DNT.JUULc3 -- A display of Juul e-cigarettes has a prominent spot in the Smoke Shop and Ecigs store in Duluth. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com
Are Juuls in your school? Popular e-cigarettes alarming health officials
April 27, 2018 - 1:41pm
April 26, 2018
The Otter Tail River, flowing into Rush Lake is opening up the lake as temperatures climbed into the 60s this week, not seen since November.
Michael Johnson/Focus
Lake ice out expected to break records
April 26, 2018 - 10:27am
April 16, 2018
Randy Coffield's cow licks her calf March 14, 2018, at the rancher's home near Lake Bronson, Minn. The Kittson County Sheriff's Office confirmed 21 cattle deaths by wolves last year. April Baumgarten / Forum News Service
Wolf-related cattle losses a major concern for northwest Minnesota ranchers
April 16, 2018 - 7:55am
February 5, 2018
The City of Fargo keeps its salt in this dome seen Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, near the Central Garage to keep rain from washing it away.  Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
'Permanent pollutant': Salt to melt ice on streets posing growing risk to Minnesota's lakes
February 5, 2018 - 8:27am
February 3, 2018
County Land and Resource Director Bill Kalar. Tom Hintgen/otter Tail County Correspondent.
County, DNR work together to fight invasive species
February 3, 2018 - 9:57am
December 29, 2017
A great gray owl perches on a dead tree. These are one of a few owls you can spot this time of year.
Photo by Peter K. Burian, courtesy Wikipedia Commons
Do birds shiver?
December 29, 2017 - 1:45pm
December 1, 2017
A snowy owl is seen after being rescued from inside a cooling system at Alakef Coffee Roasters in Duluth on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of Ezra Bennett)play button
Watch: Snowy owl rescued from Minnesota coffee roaster equipment
December 1, 2017 - 8:23am
November 11, 2017
November is peak month for deer-vehicle crashes
November 11, 2017 - 11:12am
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