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CORMORANT, Minn. -- Mayor Duke, the Cormorant pooch who made quite a name for himself in politics, went to doggie heaven Thursday, Feb. 21. After serving four terms (in dog years, that’s about 28 terms) as Cormorant’s honorary mayor, Duke retired last year due to failing health in his old age.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- The loon could retreat into Canada, leaving Minnesota for good by 2080, if climate change continues to deteriorate the bird’s habitat in the state. Tamarac wildlife biologist Wayne Brininger says climate change has happened gradually for millions of years, and plants and animals have been able to adapt to the slow changes. The problem is, habitats are beginning to change faster as climate change happens faster, and the flora and fauna can’t keep up.
COTTON LAKE, Minn. -- Ryan Anderson let out a heavy sigh of both overwhelm and relief when asked to recall how his son came into the world a few weeks ago. He and his wife, Sarah, may laugh about the birth of their third child now, but they both say the events of the morning of Jan. 3 were serious — and nothing short of shocking. At 39 weeks pregnant, Sarah says she started having contractions, “but nothing regular.” She knew if she went in before her contractions were about five minutes apart, she’d most likely just get sent home and told to wait it out.
CORMORANT, Minn. - From drag racing to snowmobiling in the summer to just hanging out in their shop cracking jokes and playing pranks, a group of guys from Minnesota's lake country have built up quite a following on YouTube. “A lot of what we do is recreational, outdoorsy-type filming,” says Ben Roth, one of the seven guys who has helped create CBoysTV, the channel that has gained 342,000-plus subscribers after just two years online.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — The Teiken farm just north of Detroit Lakes is somewhat of a home for rescues. The Teikens rescue animals in need, like one of their cats they nursed back to health after finding him nearly frozen to death or another feline who was nearly roadkill. Recently, though, the Teikens took on a much larger animal in need: a horse named Stella. After she recovered, Stella went on to perform well at a state horse competition.