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June 21, 2019
Carolyn Lange / Tribune 

Derek Amundson shows off some of the 2,000 reusable cloth bags the Kandiyohi County recycling program will hand out at several community parades this summer in an effort to reduce the amount of plastic bags going into the button
An incentive to recycle: Kandiyohi County to give away 2,000 reusable grocery bags at community parades this summer
June 21, 2019 - 6:18am
June 17, 2019
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Arianna Gilles, 9, counts to two minutes while her mother rubs a pie plate on her head during the 4-H on Wheels Superhero Science program Monday at the Willmar Public Library in Willmar. The rubbing created static to help with their lightning jar experiment, which showed how energy forms when a cold air system and a warm air system meet to create a button
Science for Superheroes: Willmar Library features 4-H program
June 17, 2019 - 9:08pm
Maureen Stanley, volunteer with Wild and Free Wildlife Rehabilitation, holds an eaglet Thursday, June 13, that had fallen from a nest on the eastern shore of Pelican Lake north of Merrifield, Minn. The bird was placed back into the nest with the help of workers from Mike’s Tree Co. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Neighbors, volunteers return eaglet to nest near Brainerd
June 17, 2019 - 10:00am
June 13, 2019
From left, Marcus Muller, Sebastian Witte and Hans Jurgen Badziura pose for a portrait on Sunday, June 9 in Minneapolis. The three are part of a delegation of city leaders and other climate and sustainability experts from Germany visiting Minnesota this week. Elizabeth Dunbar | MPR News
Minnesota, German cities team up to get smart on climate and energy
June 13, 2019 - 9:51am
June 11, 2019
The American Crystal Sugar factory operates in East Grand Forks.  Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald
Air quality affects health of all Minnesotans, report says
June 11, 2019 - 7:54pm
The National Weather Service says smoke from Canadian wildfires could spur spectacular sunsets in the Northland. News Tribune file
Canada's wildfire season is off to a ferocious start
June 11, 2019 - 8:26am
June 8, 2019
Erica Dischino / Tribune
Skip Wright sits outside his camper Wednesday at Sibley State Park in New London.
Celebrating Sibley State Park: 100th anniversary festivities run throughout the summer
June 8, 2019 - 11:20am
May 31, 2019
Tom Cherveny / Tribune

A wet, cool spring has allowed a fungal disease known as anthracnose to infect many ash trees in the region. The trees will send out a second flush of leaves to replaces those lost to the disease.
Our cold, wet spring is cause of spring leaf drop in west central Minnesota
May 31, 2019 - 8:03pm
No-wake restrictions have caused the Little Crow Water Ski Team to cancel its show tonight. A 40th anniversary block party in downtown New London will go on as planned Saturday. (Tribune file photo)
Ski show canceled tonight in New London amid no-wake restrictions imposed by Kandiyohi County
May 31, 2019 - 5:17pm
May 28, 2019
Escaped bison on the loose in Rochester
May 28, 2019 - 8:46pm
May 22, 2019
Waves from Lake Superior crash into a wall along a section of Lakewalk near the corner of the lake in Canal Park Wednesday afternoon May 22. The section of the Lakewalk is closed to repair damage caused by high water levels and large waves from previous storms. Lake Superior is above its all-time record level for the month of May surpassing the record levels recorded in May of 1986.. Clint Austin / Forum News Service
Great Lakes hit record May levels after winter snows, heavy rains
May 22, 2019 - 7:00pm
Beekeepers in the U.S. and elsewhere reported an increase in honeybee deaths over the past year, possibly the result of erratic weather patterns brought on by a changing climate.
EPA blocks pesticides harmful to bees
May 22, 2019 - 6:27pm
A deer tick (left) and an American dog tick, more commonly known as a woodtick, are shown side by side for comparison in April 2010 at Turtle River State Park near Arvilla, N.D. With tick season at hand, the North Dakota Department of Health is recommending people take precautions. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
Tick population is booming. Is climate change to blame? Will tick-borne diseases increase?
May 22, 2019 - 12:33pm
May 17, 2019
Red panda at the Red River Zoo in 2009.
Missing red panda found in tree near Fargo zoo
May 17, 2019 - 10:37am
May 10, 2019
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Ron Balbach prepares his boat for the fishing opener Friday evening on Foot Lake at Robbin's Island Regional Park in Willmar.
Gotta catch 'em all: Preparing for fishing opener
May 10, 2019 - 6:56pm