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January 17, 2018
FILE PHOTO: The Milky Way shimmers in the night sky Wednesday morning over a farm building near Kathryn, N.D. David Samson / The Forum
A fireball that lit up Michigan was likely a meteorite. Finding pieces of it could light up your pocketbook.
January 17, 2018 - 11:47am
January 14, 2018
Brad Dokken, outdoors columnist
Brad Dokken: The outdoors from A to Z, the sequel
January 14, 2018 - 6:34am
January 13, 2018
UW study questions effectiveness of killing wolves to protect livestock
January 13, 2018 - 11:17am
January 11, 2018
Wild rice harvested on Perch Lake on the Fond du Lac Reservation gleams in the sunlight. (file photo / News Tribune)
Judge rejects PCA’s proposed sulfate limit for wild rice waters
January 11, 2018 - 6:15pm
January 9, 2018
An artist's rendering of the St. Paul ice palace.  Submitted drawing
Work begins on St. Paul ice palace
January 9, 2018 - 8:35pm
January 5, 2018
Four of eight freighters at anchor on Lake Superior offshore from Duluth the afternoon of Monday, Jan. 1, make a picturesque scene with the Aerial Lift Bridge. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com
Lake Superior at second-highest January level
January 5, 2018 - 7:10pm
A new book asks: How long does a dachshund's body really need to be?
January 5, 2018 - 3:03pm
January 3, 2018
Detroit Lakes Ice Harvest Committee member Scott Walz takes an auger to drill a hole through the ice on Little Detroit Lake, testing its depth in anticipation of next week's ice harvest. Submitted photo
Conditions look good for Detroit Lakes' first ice harvest in nearly 50 years
January 3, 2018 - 3:19pm
An Eastern brown snake via Flickr user Takver. CC BY-SA 2.0
Australian children found dozens of eggs in a sandpit, and the contents were alarming
January 3, 2018 - 7:20am
January 2, 2018
Phoreiobothrium jahki, a tapeworm that Janine Caira calls "eye candy." A dentist bought the naming rights to this species for $3,000. Photo by Janine Caira, colorized by Kirsten Jensen
Tapeworms are brainless, spineless, gutless parasites - and this scientist loves them
January 2, 2018 - 7:51pm
December 26, 2017
Mary Horomanski's erroneous electric bill from Penelec. Photo courtesy of Mary Horomanski.
Woman gets $284 billion electric bill, wonders whether it's her Christmas lights
December 26, 2017 - 11:05am
Administrator Scott Pruitt is seen in his office at the Environmental Protection Agency. Photo courtesy of Ricky Carioti.
Under Scott Pruitt, a year of tumult and transformation at EPA
December 26, 2017 - 10:00am
December 23, 2017
In an undated handout image, a rendering of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket that may take people on a journey around the moon. SpaceX, the ambitious rocket company headed by Elon Musk, wants to send two tourists around the moon and back before the end of 2018. (SpaceX via The New York Times Copyright 2017)
A 'UFO sighting' briefly freaked out the West Coast. There was an earthly explanation.
December 23, 2017 - 12:28pm
December 21, 2017
Photo courtesy of Flickr users rkramer62.
5 things you should know about the shortest day of the year
December 21, 2017 - 11:45am
News Tribune graphic
Area hospitals tightening at the margins
December 21, 2017 - 10:47am
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