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January 22, 2018
Bob and Myrna Bower hold a photograph of granddaughters Shaelyn Johnson (left) and Natalie Bower climbing a giant cottonwood tree in Steele County at the original farm of Myrna's grandparents. The cottonwood is on the North Dakota Forest Service's Register of Champion Trees as the largest of its species in North Dakota. (Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald)play button
Cottonwood in pasture near Portland named the state's largest tree
January 22, 2018 - 8:38am
January 20, 2018
Two more flu deaths reported in ND
January 20, 2018 - 3:06pm
January 18, 2018
Graph courtesy of Duluth News Tribune.
Flu hitting nursing facilities; Record number of outbreaks reported
January 18, 2018 - 7:10pm
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 16, 2018
Pump failure causes huge saltwater spill in northern ND, but dikes hold
January 16, 2018 - 5:58pm
Produced water spill at UND research center leaks 6,300 gallons in western ND
January 16, 2018 - 5:08pm
January 15, 2018
Kyle Kline greets the sunrise on a frigid Saturday morning as he hunts for coyotes. Iain Woessner / Forum News Service
Hunters brave winter wilderness to hunt coyotes
January 15, 2018 - 5:11pm
January 12, 2018
ND hospital restricts visitors due to flu virus
January 12, 2018 - 2:57pm
January 11, 2018
Brian Misialek with his children, Alana and Logan Allan, and his wife, Debbie, in a recent family photo. (Submitted)
Minto, N.D., man dies of extremely rare brain disease
January 11, 2018 - 7:00am
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
A new book asks: How long does a dachshund's body really need to be?
January 5, 2018 - 3:03pm
January 4, 2018
Betsy and Dexter Perkins check out progress on their 'LEED platinum-rated' house under construction in south Grand Forks. They expect to be energy independent and will have the only platinum-rated house in North Dakota. (Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald)play button
Grand Forks couple plans state's greenest home
January 4, 2018 - 5:43pm
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