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Alexandria Villasenor, 13, skips school to strike in front of the United Nations, with signs reading: "School Strike 4 Climate" and "Cop24 Failed Us." Photo for The Washington Post by Sarah Blesener
How a 7th grader's strike against climate change exploded into a movement
7 hours 49 min ago
February 13, 2019
Opportunity's heat shield impact site is seen on Mars in an approximately true-color mosaic of panoramic camera images taken Dec. 28, 2004. On the left, the main heat shield piece is inverted and its metallic insulation layer glints in the sunlight. Handout courtesy of NASA/JPL/Cornell
NASA says goodbye to record-setting Mars rover Opportunity
February 13, 2019 - 3:40pm
February 12, 2019
The sun sets on the Mojave National Preserve in Kelso, Calif., on Feb. 5. The public lands bill passed by the Senate Tuesday would connect the preserve with Death Valley National Park. Photo for The Washington Post by Jenna Schoenefeld
Senate passes the decade's biggest public lands package
February 12, 2019 - 5:59pm
The level of Lake Superior is excepted to remain above normal through most of 2019, but probably won't hit any record levels, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hydrologists say.  Forum News Service file photo
Lake Superior dropped in January but remains above normal levels
February 12, 2019 - 9:37am
February 10, 2019
Matthew Fragodt, of Montevideo, with his prize-winning 2.03-pound crappie Saturday at the sixth annual Ice Castle Classic fishing tournament on Lac qui Parle Lake in west central Minnesota.
Two-pound plus crappie wins $10,000 for angler in Ice Castle Classic on Lac qui Parle Lake
February 10, 2019 - 4:48pm
February 8, 2019
The Sailorettes, a group of Grand Forks-area women who ditch their husbands and significant others every year to go ice fishing, had another successful excursion to Lake of the Woods. Pictured with an eelpout they caught during this year's trip are Erin Snyder (from left), Trish Winter, Stacey Flesche and Kelsey Schemionek.
Sailorettes launch ice fishing tradition
February 8, 2019 - 5:53pm
Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler at the White House on July 18, 2018. Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford.
Under Trump, EPA inspections fall to a 10-year low
February 8, 2019 - 5:32pm
February 6, 2019
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Peter Grahn and his 7-year-old daughter, Zoey. Grahn, a Willmar High School graduate, was partially paralyzed in a diving accident in 2005 and is now a spinal cord injury researcher at Mayo.
Life-changing injury leads to research career for Willmar graduate
February 6, 2019 - 10:50pm
File photo of damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla., Oct. 13, 2018. (Chang W. Lee/Copyright 2019 The New York Times)
Wildfires, hurricanes and other extreme weather cost the nation 247 lives, nearly $100 billion in damage during 2018
February 6, 2019 - 1:08pm
February 2, 2019
Brad Olson (left) of Grand Forks and Nate Ewert of New Hopes, Minn., promoted their Northern Lights Plastics fishing tackle in November at the Hard Water Ice Fishing Expo in Blaine, Minn.
Making a splash: Upstart company lighting up the soft plastics line of fishing tackle
February 2, 2019 - 3:03pm
January 30, 2019
The emerald ash borer is a small, metallic green beetle native to Asia that is about 1/2 inch long and 1/8 inch wide. Special to The Forum
A benefit of extreme cold: It kills the dreaded emerald ash borer
January 30, 2019 - 6:55pm
January 29, 2019
A shot of the brambling at the Shroyer family home earlier this week. (Photo courtesy of Wayne Perala)
Rare bird repeatedly spotted near Richwood, Minn.
January 29, 2019 - 6:47pm
Paul Lowry caught and released this sturgeon on the upper part of Lac qui Parle Lake. The sturgeon restocking program on Big Stone Lake is seeing success.
Big fish "tails" are proving true
January 29, 2019 - 2:37pm
January 22, 2019
Tom Cherveny / Tribune 

Luther Opjorden has maintained a 125-year family tradition of recording the weather for the National Weather Service. He is shown by the station he has kept in his backyard about one mile northwest of Milan for the past 35 years. The white box holds mercury-filled thermometers he reads.
For 125 years, Milan's Opjorden family has recorded the weather
January 22, 2019 - 6:36am
January 18, 2019
Meeker Memorial Hospital restricts visitors due to flu
January 18, 2019 - 3:41pm