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March 20, 2019
A view across Bennu's southern hemisphere and into space, showing the number and distribution of boulders across the asteroid's surface.
The smallest and farthest worlds ever explored by NASA are really, really weird
March 20, 2019 - 1:20pm
A view of the Greenway Takeover Festival in September 2017. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald
Greenway makes it to 'elite eight' for best park competition
March 20, 2019 - 11:29am
March 19, 2019
Willard Ruzicka on his family's farm in Verdigre, Neb., March 18, 2019. Farmers across Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota and South Dakota have lost livestock and livelihoods after record floods pummeled the region. (Mitch Smith/Copyright 2019 The New York Times)
Most of Nebraska under state of emergency as 'historic' floodwaters ravage Midwest
March 19, 2019 - 12:23pm
A critically endangered North Atlantic right whale takes a dive for plankton in Cape Cod Bay off the coast of Provincetown, Mass.  Photo for The Washington Post by Jamie Cotten
Whales keep eating plastic, dying. This one's stomach had 88 pounds of calcifying trash
March 19, 2019 - 8:29am
The Ruzicka family farm in Verdigre, Neb., March 18, 2019. Farmers across Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota and South Dakota have lost livestock and livelihoods after record floods pummeled the region. (Mitch Smith/Copyright 2019 The New York Times)
Midwest floods devastate Nebraska farmers
March 19, 2019 - 7:57am
March 14, 2019
The U.S Interior Department on Thursday said it will publish its plan to remove federal protections for wolves in the Federal Register on Friday, giving the public until mid-May to comment on the proposal. (Photo courtesy Michigan Technological University)
Feds again move to return wolf management to the states; delisting plan to open for public comment Friday
March 14, 2019 - 9:54am
March 12, 2019
According to the EPA, the average American produces 4.4 pounds of garbage per day. Thinkstock / Special to The Forum
Will the #trashtag challenge really get 'bored teens' offline and cleaning up the planet?
March 12, 2019 - 4:45pm
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The time to get flood insurance is now, Grand Forks County official says
March 12, 2019 - 6:44am
March 11, 2019
Adult zebra mussels are shown in this undated photo. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources confirmed Monday that larval zebra mussels have been found in Red Lake, based on testing of water samples collected by tribal biologists in the middle portion of Upper Red Lake. (Submitted photo)
Minnesota DNR confirms larval zebra mussels in Red Lake
March 11, 2019 - 3:55pm
March 8, 2019
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Fergus Falls museum holds exhibit on prehistoric woman's remains found in northwest Minn.
March 8, 2019 - 10:45am
March 7, 2019
Astronaut Anne McClain, left, and Astronaut Christine Koch, right. NASA handout photo by Robert Markowitz
First all-female spacewalk will take place during Women's History Month
March 7, 2019 - 2:48pm
March 6, 2019
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Grafton residents face uncertainty as flood season approaches
March 6, 2019 - 6:57am
March 5, 2019
An aerial view of the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf, in Antarctica, in 2017. Scientists are racing to understand what is happening to the ice shelf as the planet warms around it. They are also trying to measure the role of human-caused climate change in weakening other parts of the West Antarctic ice sheet, and to fathom how damaging warming seas and changing wind patterns might ultimately prove to be. (Jonathan Corum/The New York Times)
White House plans to counter climate change 'will erode our national security,' 58 former officials warn
March 5, 2019 - 12:54pm
Measles vaccine doesn't cause autism, says a new, decade-long study of half a million people
March 5, 2019 - 9:14am
Troy Hardy stands outside his home March 4, 2019 in Smiths Station, Alabama. He was inside with his Susie and 4-year-old grandson when the tornado struck the day before. Photo for The Washington Post by Kevin D. Liles
Alabama tornado survivors reckon with 'Armageddon'
March 5, 2019 - 7:25am