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May 17, 2018
Infants at a private center for new mothers recuperating from childbirth.  (Richard Perry/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Minnesota's most popular baby name? Almost the same for boys, girls
May 17, 2018 - 9:44pm
Boards used as platforms sat in the water Thursday on Day 2 of the attempt to remove a bog from the shoreline on North Long Lake. The bog sits in front of the Legionville School Safety Patrol Training Center.
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Massive bog cut into 3: Officials hope to move 1 piece next week
May 17, 2018 - 8:57pm
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Flu vaccine spending not enough, Minnesota researcher says
May 17, 2018 - 8:38pm
Horses graze on Monday south of Jamestown, N.D. An equine virus has appeared in North Dakota in recent weeks, causing horse owners to take caution with attending various events. John M. Steiner / Forum News Service
Second case of equine neurologic disease in ND reported as horse euthanized
May 17, 2018 - 5:32pm
Lava spattering area from an area between fissures on Wednesday. MUST CREDIT: U.S. Geological Survey.
'Explosive' eruption at Hawaii volcano's summit shoots ash more than five miles high
May 17, 2018 - 2:44pm
May 16, 2018
This still photo from a drone shows boats and pontoons start in their attempt to move the floating bog on North Long Lake that made its home last fall in front of Legionville camp's swimming beach, back to it's original location on the lake. Jim Stafford / Forum News Serviceplay button
Efforts to move monstrous floating bog on northern Minnesota lake bogs down
May 16, 2018 - 9:24pm
This augmented reality sandbox at North Dakota State University helps students learn about and visualize landscapes. Special to The Forum
Survey: Locals support permanent science museum in Fargo-Moorhead
May 16, 2018 - 5:54pm
May 14, 2018
The Center for Biological Diversity on Monday asked the federal government to list the lake sturgeon as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. News Tribune file photo.
Group wants lake sturgeon federally protected
May 14, 2018 - 6:33pm
A floating bog on North Long Lake, north of Brainerd, is scheduled to be moved from where it came to rest. The bog, which is the size of three football fields is a natural wetland consisting of marsh, dead plant materials, cattails and, in this case, a line of tamarack trees.
Northern Minnesota lake association preparing to push massive floating bog to where it came from
May 14, 2018 - 6:08pm
May 13, 2018
Running coach Jeff Horowitz, in red, and ploggers pick up trash near the Francis L. Cardozo Education Campus in Washington, on April 22, 2018. Photo by Kelyn Soong.
Plogging: A light run with big impact on litter
May 13, 2018 - 10:42am
May 10, 2018
Total ear reconstruction involved doctors carving a new ear out of cartilage harvested from patient's ribs.   U.S. Army
A soldier needed an ear transplant. Doctors 'grew' a new one in her arm.
May 10, 2018 - 8:02pm
May 9, 2018
A microscopic plastic fiber found in a sample of beer brewed with water from Lake Superior. Researchers say it's not clear if the plastic is coming in through city tap water or getting in the beer through another pathway. Photo courtesy of Mary Kosuth
Plastic found in most Great Lakes tap water, beer
May 9, 2018 - 9:48pm
May 7, 2018
In the Stall Catchers game, players watch short movies that show blood flowing through the brains of mice and point out "stalls" - areas of reduced blood flow.  Courtesy of Human Computation Institute
Scientists devise a game for the serious business of finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease
May 7, 2018 - 10:45pm
From left: UMD students Emily Hartman, Christopher Little and Jubran Jindeel drag for ticks at a farm in Iron River in the summer of 2017. Photo by Ben Clarke.
Duluth Lyme disease researcher seeks public's input
May 7, 2018 - 7:49pm
S new fissure erupted near fissures 2 and 7, beginning with small lava spattering at about 8:44 p.m. on Saturday, May 5. By 9 p.m., lava fountains as high as about 230 feet were erupting from the fissure. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey.play button
'This is heartbreaking': Lava burns more homes on Hawaii's Big Island as new fissures form
May 7, 2018 - 8:12am