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February 26, 2018
Piles of debris are seen in St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands, on January 22, 2018. Disposing of tons of roofing materials and vegetal debris is a significant challange for the islands. Environmentalists opposed an Army Corps of Engineers plan to burn debris.  Washington Post photo by Bonnie Jo Mount
Mountains of trash left behind by hurricanes inflame debate in US Virgin Islands
February 26, 2018 - 8:39pm
February 22, 2018
The northeastern Montana town of Glasgow, not far from the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, pictured above, is - according to an algorithm - just about as far as you can get from anywhere. Washington Post photo by Jonathan Newton
Where is the middle of nowhere? Glasgow, Montana, data says.
February 22, 2018 - 7:59am
February 18, 2018
You can’t miss the Winter Triangle. Face south around 7:30-8 p.m. the next clear night and look up. Three bright stars — Sirius, Procyon and Betelgeuse — outline the figure. Much like the Summer Triangle of summertime and fall, the Milky Way cuts directly across the triangle. You can see it in the photo as a thicker band of stars. (Bob King / Forum News Service)
ASTRO BOB: The Winter Triangle meets the preposterous monoceros
February 18, 2018 - 6:00am
February 17, 2018
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
6-year-old tells NASA to make Pluto a planet again: 'You need to fix this problem for me'
February 17, 2018 - 11:22am
February 16, 2018
Light from a Bear Paw Guides fishing shack reflects on the ice of Upper Red Lake on Jan. 27, 2015. Sam Cook / Forum News Service
The science of winter: Ice more complex than just frozen water
February 16, 2018 - 1:37pm
February 15, 2018
ND flu cases decline for second straight week
February 15, 2018 - 4:53pm
A large bull moose moves through a Northeastern Minnesota forest during last year's aerial population survey. Moose numbers are fairly stable again this year but remain at a low level. Photo by Mike Schrage.
Minnesota moose numbers low but stable
February 15, 2018 - 4:30pm
February 12, 2018
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'They ate his body, nearly all of it': Suspected poacher mauled to death, eaten by pride of lions
February 12, 2018 - 2:24pm
February 10, 2018
Dustin Defiel, 30, is shown at the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter, Minn., a secure psychiatric hospital, during a recent interview. Randy Cadwell / Forum News Service
Hospitalized veteran with PTSD tells of killing father at Fergus Falls home
February 10, 2018 - 6:50pm
Flu cases drop slightly in ND, but too soon to tell if its peaked
February 10, 2018 - 2:29pm
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Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
February 10, 2018 - 8:05am
February 7, 2018
Nicole Persley, center, who grew up in a white farming town in Virginia, didn't realize she is part black until she researched her roots. Family photo
As more people learn of their genetic makeup, unexpected African roots emerge
February 7, 2018 - 1:56pm
A screenshot of SpaceX's livestream of the Tesla Roadster in space after being launched from the Kennedy Space Center on the maiden flight of the Falcon Heavy rocket on Feb. 6, 2018. Image courtesy of SpaceXplay button
With Falcon Heavy launch, Elon Musk earns kudos even from competitors
February 7, 2018 - 1:13pm
February 5, 2018
'For future generations:' Wildlife advocate organizations seek cooperation in conservation
February 5, 2018 - 5:41pm
February 1, 2018
Wikie, a 16-year-old orca that can copy a variety of human sounds on command, in an undated photo provided by Marineland Aquarium in Antibes, France. Trainers at Marineland taught Wikie to mimic sounds like “hello,” “Amy” and “bye-bye” in a study which could contribute to understanding of the behavior and culture of killer whales in the wild. (Marineland via The New York Times)
A 14-year-old killer whale in France has successfully imitated human speech
February 1, 2018 - 11:21am