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December 12, 2018
Photo courtesy Gene Stukel 
Volunteers will play the role of citizen scientists during the annual Willmar Area Christmas Bird Count on Saturday. Join at Calvary Lutheran Church at 7:30 a.m. An American eagle stands on the ice near open water.
Willmar Area Christmas Bird Count is Saturday
December 12, 2018 - 11:26am
December 7, 2018
A juvenile Hawaiian monk seal was found with a spotted eel in its nose at French Frigate Shoals in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands this past summer.  NOAA Fisheries/Brittany Dolan.
'Make better choices': Endangered Hawaiian monk seals keep getting eels stuck up their noses and scientists want them to stop
December 7, 2018 - 11:51am
December 6, 2018
Buckfast honey bees gather on a beehive in Merango, Ill., on Sept. 10, 2018.   Bloomberg photo by Daniel Acker.
World's first honey bee vaccine seeks to save dying pollinators
December 6, 2018 - 9:46am
December 5, 2018
Smokestacks and cooling towers emit smoke and water vapor at the RWE AG owned coal-fired power station Neurath near Bergheim, Germany. Bloomberg photo by Wolfgang von Brauchitsch
'We are in trouble.' Global carbon emissions reached record high in 2018
December 5, 2018 - 3:22pm
December 3, 2018
Army Master Sgt. Carl H. Lindquist
Update: Remains of Willmar soldier MIA in Korean War identified
December 3, 2018 - 10:25am
November 30, 2018
A map locating Anchorage, Alaska.
'Major' damage after magnitude-7 earthquake in Alaska
November 30, 2018 - 4:16pm
Remains of Willmar soldier MIA in Korean War identified
November 30, 2018 - 12:18pm
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Astronaut Mark Vande Hei speaks to fourth- and fifth-grade students Thursday at Roosevelt Elementary School in Willmar.
Willmar kids learn about space travel from the real deal during visit from astronaut Mark Vande Hei
November 30, 2018 - 7:41am
Bear sighted in city of Spicer
November 30, 2018 - 6:09am
November 28, 2018
Astronaut to speak Friday evening in Willmar
November 28, 2018 - 8:01am
November 26, 2018
This image, taken at Lockheed Martin Space in Littleton, Colo., shows several of the critical landing systems of the InSight Mars lander, including the thrusters, lander legs and science deck.  NASA/Lockheed Martin.
'Flawless': NASA's InSight explorer lands safely on Mars
November 26, 2018 - 8:41pm
November 23, 2018
President Donald Trump speaks with Gavin Newsom, left, California's governor-elect, as they toured fire-ravaged homes in Paradise, Calif., Nov. 17, 2018. As the death toll from California’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire continued to rise, Trump toured the area alongside two of his vocal critics. (Tom Brenner/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Major Trump administration climate report says damages are 'intensifying across the country'
November 23, 2018 - 3:37pm
November 19, 2018
Photo of a Wombat courtesy of Pexels.
Scientists stuffed balloons into dead wombats to learn why they poop cubes
November 19, 2018 - 5:15pm
November 15, 2018
A rare two-headed copperhead that was found in late September in a Virginia yard has died. MUST CREDIT: JD Kleopfer
Rare two-headed snake found in Virginia has died
November 15, 2018 - 11:47am
November 14, 2018
A drunk raccoon in Milton, W.Va. MUST CREDIT: Photo handout from Milton Police Department
Raccoons drunk on crab apples cause false rabies scare in West Virginia
November 14, 2018 - 7:35pm