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April 18, 2018
In addition to year-round species of birds in Minnesota, bird watchers are seeing migrant species, like these common redpolls, staying around longer until the weather shifts. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
Hungry birds: Cold spring delays migration, limits food sources
April 18, 2018 - 6:57am
April 6, 2018
Zebra mussels are an aquatic invasive species that can cause problems on lakes by attaching to boat motors and boat hulls, docks, lifts, rocks and swimming areas. They can also clog irrigation intakes and other pipes. (Contributed)
Strategy for lake invaders: Slow the spread
April 6, 2018 - 10:47am
March 23, 2018
(From left) Mary Pehan, Kris Peterson and Dorothy Hlinsky share a laugh while transplanting sweet potato vines at Anderson Florist and Greenhouse in Alexandria Tuesday. Although it was snowing outside, Tuesday marked the first day of spring. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
Seeds of spring: Season arrives early in greenhouses
March 23, 2018 - 12:57pm
March 17, 2018
Photo of the Week
March 17, 2018 - 1:15pm
March 3, 2018
Photo of the Week
March 3, 2018 - 1:46pm
December 1, 2017
A snowy owl is seen after being rescued from inside a cooling system at Alakef Coffee Roasters in Duluth on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of Ezra Bennett)play button
Watch: Snowy owl rescued from Minnesota coffee roaster equipment
December 1, 2017 - 8:23am
August 17, 2017
Path of the eclipse: When and where to get the best view
August 17, 2017 - 9:27am
Path of the eclipse: When and where to get the best view
August 17, 2017 - 9:27am