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June 23, 2018
A line of Canada geese fly over a portion of the large nesting island at Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge in western Stutsman County. The island plays host to North America's largest nesting colony of American white pelicans. Several other species of birds nest on the island. JJohn M. Steiner / Forum News Service
Pelican island: Birds nest at Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge
June 23, 2018 - 6:05am
June 22, 2018
Girl Scout Shelby O'Neil, 17, helped convince several companies to reduce their use of disposable plastic straws. MUST CREDIT: Shelby O'Neil
A Girl Scout wrote to companies with a heartfelt request. As a result, they cut down on millions of plastic straws.
June 22, 2018 - 11:50am
PreventEpidemics.org gives a score to each country based on its ability to find, stop and prevent epidemics. PreventEpidemics.org screenshot
How prepared is the world for next epidemic? Tool shows most countries are not.
June 22, 2018 - 10:01am
Monarch butterfly. Ellen Woods, courtesy of Anurag Agrawal.
Monarch butterflies' migration is part relay race, part obstacle course - and full of danger
June 22, 2018 - 5:05am
June 21, 2018
A long-forgotten species of ape has been found buried in a 2,300-year-old tomb. CREDIT: Sam Turvey, ZSL.
This ancient Chinese tomb held a royal, her extinct ape - and a warning
June 21, 2018 - 4:23pm
June 20, 2018
Three boys and a beagle search for turtles and fish in the Missouri River backwaters near Sertoma Park in Bismarck on Tuesday morning. Bradley Bosch, holding a net, points to bubbles rising in the water while Landen Dvorak, left, and Luke Nordlund, all 12, help in the search. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune
Rising Missouri River water levels put Bismarck, Mandan on alert
June 20, 2018 - 7:07pm
E.coli bacteria found in water causes boil order in ND town
June 20, 2018 - 2:33pm
This bald eagle was one of 13 found dead on a farm near Federalsburg, Md., in 2016. Photo from Maryland Natural Resources Police.
13 bald eagles were found dead in a field. This is what killed them.
June 20, 2018 - 12:41pm
June 18, 2018
Highway 2 through Superior, Wis., is covered by floodwaters from the overflowing Nemadji River Monday morning after heavy weekend rainstorms. Bob King / Forum News Service
Minnesota man among 2 who died in northwest Wisconsin storms
June 18, 2018 - 7:40pm
June 17, 2018
Kayla Quinn is a certified nurse-midwife at Sanford Health in Fargo. Randy Cadwell / Forum News Service
Sanford hiring more certified nurse-midwives
June 17, 2018 - 10:41pm
A bald eagle   File photo
How many bald eagle deaths from a ND wind farm can wildlife officials accept?
June 17, 2018 - 8:35am
The Rev. Mark Strobel, Fargo, points out detail in a reproduction of the St. John’s Bible to Elva May Knudsen of Breckenridge, Minn. ‘This really was a project of love, both from the artists that were involved in this and the monastic community who commissioned it,’ he said. Frank Stanko / Wahpeton Daily News
Illuminated, handwritten Bible on display in Wahpeton
June 17, 2018 - 8:18am
President Pat Redig of the University of Minnesota Raptor Center in St. Paul and resident doctor Dana Franzen-Klein look at an X-ray of a young bald eagle which had a fish hook in the stomach, Thursday, June 14, 2018. Redig is retiring after 45 years of service. Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Retired raptor center co-founder continues rehabilitating birds
June 17, 2018 - 7:15am
June 14, 2018
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday it will try once again to take Great Lakes region wolves off the federal endangered species list. Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Another effort planned to kick wolves off endangered list
June 14, 2018 - 6:23pm
Shirley Jacobchick, of Bismarck, in 2016 while photograping at the First Congregational United Cemetery in Hebron, N.D., a town in Morton County. Her part-time summer hobby is documenting and photographing North Dakota cemeteries. Courtesy / Shirley Jacobchick
Volunteer catalogues ND State Hospital cemeteries for online research
June 14, 2018 - 5:35pm
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