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July 14, 2018
Copyright 2018 Federico Rios Escobar/The New York Times
Rare double shark attack closes Florida beach; bites were just minutes apart
July 14, 2018 - 5:00pm
A worker uses a propane torch to polish a glass straw at the EcoGlass Straws manufacturing facility in Hood River, Oregon, on July 5, 2018. Photo by Terray Sylvester/Bloomberg.
Now that plastic's passe, tiny Oregon shop is building the straw of tomorrow
July 14, 2018 - 11:45am
July 12, 2018
VanBeek's wife Kay confirmed that there was an encounter with a bear, but preferred at this time not to give many more details, saying that the county was releasing information on the incident. In mourning the loss of her husband, she did not want to expand much except to say there were no cubs and he was not mauled. Photo Illustration
Mysterious death follows bear encounter in central Minnesota
July 12, 2018 - 1:56pm
Erica Dischino / Tribune

A cold fogger machine on the back of a Willmar Public Works truck sprays chemical to keep the mosquitoes under control Wednesday at Robbins Island Park in Willmar.
Fending off the biting menace: Willmar crews work to stay ahead of mosquitoes
July 12, 2018 - 5:37am
July 7, 2018
The I-94 bridge over the Mississippi River from the Franklin Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis on Tuesday, July 3. (John Autey / St. Paul Pioneer Press)
Army Corps project would reshape Mississippi River in Twin Cities
July 7, 2018 - 2:47pm
The new TickTracker app provides information about where ticks have been spotted as well as tips for how to safely remove one. Submitted photo
New app helps fight ticks
July 7, 2018 - 2:35pm
July 6, 2018
Carolyn Lange / Tribune


A barge from Oakes Lawn Service pushes a section of a large bog that was blocking the channel between Norway Lake and Games Lake in northern Kandiyohi County. In a process that took about about six hours Friday, the bog was broken into chunks and pushed away by volunteers in boats and pontoons. The bog is temporarily staked near state-owned land and will be excavated and removed later this summer.
Not bogged down: Barge and volunteers work to remove troublesome bog between Games and Norway lakes
July 6, 2018 - 11:09pm
July 3, 2018
One man covers his ears while another films the fireworks display at Detroit Lakes, Minn. Forum News Service file photo
'It all goes into the water': Fireworks spark pollution concerns in some places; no problems found in Minn., ND
July 3, 2018 - 7:41pm
Northfield sewage leak causes downstream warning in Cannon River
July 3, 2018 - 6:23pm
July 2, 2018
Tawny Nurse Shark / Wikimedia Commons
Shocking video shows Australian woman being pulled into water after hand-feeding shark
July 2, 2018 - 11:31am
July 1, 2018
Bales of recycled materials at Republic Services, one of the largest waste managers in the country, in Seattle, May 11, 2018. Plastics and papers from dozens of American cities and towns are being dumped in landfills after China stopped recycling most “foreign garbage.” (Copyright 2018 Wiqan Ang/The New York Times)
The recycling game is rigged against consumers
July 1, 2018 - 4:00pm
June 28, 2018
Megan Kavanagh and Mike Azjac, co-owners of The Marine Landing B.O.T.M., on the St. Croix River last week had to close their restaurant  due to the river’s rising waters. (Tad Vezner / Pioneer Press)
DNR urges caution on swollen Minnesota lakes and rivers
June 28, 2018 - 10:12pm
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
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