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Editor's note: The following is a collection of news briefs from Forum Communication Company newspapers in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. MINNESOTA Minnesota's troubled species lists are final The beleaguered moose has ambled onto Minnesota's growing lists of troubled species, while wolves, snapping turtles and eagles -- doing better than in past decades -- have soared off the lists entirely. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Monday announced the final versions of newly revised lists of endangered species, threatened species and species of concern, the first major
On Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released an estimate of the number of people diagnosed with Lyme disease each year and their new estimate is 10 times higher than previously reported. While the CDC's newest numbers estimate the number of Americans diagnosed with Lyme disease each year is approximately 300,000 people, veterinarians from BluePearl Veterinary Partners want to remind people that their pets are susceptible to Lyme disease as well. Lyme disease is an infectious disease caused by bacteria that is carried and transmitted by ticks. Lyme disease can cause fat
Editor's note: The following is the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' "Question of the Week" column. Question: The DNR is in the process of determining the abundance of pheasants in the state's pheasant range. How is this number determined? Answer: Since 1955, the Minnesota DNR has conducted annual roadside surveys during the first two weeks of August to estimate pheasant abundance. These surveys entail counting all pheasants observed while driving each of 152 survey routes - one to four routes per county - in Minnesota's pheasant range.
A crash involving four vehicles sent two drivers to the hospital earlier this morning. The crash happened at the intersection of Highway 29 and 34th Avenue in Alexandria at about 7:45 a.m. A semi-truck and trailer driven by Michael Rosen, 45, of Benson was stopped at the stop lights in the south-bound lane.
Visiting the Minnesota Department of Agriculture's (MDA) 2013 State Fair exhibit will be an adventure for everyone, say ag leaders. The exhibit features five MDA programs that showcase how the agency protects people and the environment and promotes Minnesota agricultural products. Located in the North Hall of the Agriculture/Horticulture Building, this fun, family friendly exhibit will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily during the 12 days of the State Fair.
PAYNESVILLE, Minn. -- A former Bemidji police chief was struck by a car and injured Friday while biking on a tour across central Minnesota. The Stearns County Sheriff's Office said the accident happened at 9:12 a.m. Friday when a motorist allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign about two miles north of Paynesville and struck Gerald Johnson, 55. Johnson was airlifted to the St. Cloud Hospital by Life Link, the sheriff's office said.
BELGRADE, Minn. -- Four teenage girls were injured in a two-vehicle accident Friday night in Belgrade. Two of the individuals suffered serious injuries. According to the State Patrol, at about 10 p.m. a 2001 Nissan Altima driven by Arianna Vidger, 18, of Fargo, was going north on U.S.
MONDAY, AUGUST 19 TENNIS Osakis Quad, 8 a.m. Parkers Prairie at Sauk Centre Invite, 8:00 a.m.
If your children have been staying up late and sleeping in all summer, start planning now to reset their body clocks. Starting two weeks before school, have them go to bed earlier each night and get up earlier each morning, until they match their school schedule. Inadequate sleep can have a negative effect on health, school performance, mood and ability to process information. If your child struggles with lack of sleep, try these tips from CentraCare St.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) state forest nurseries are now accepting orders for April and May seedling pickup or delivery in 2014. Millions of seedlings are available for 2014 planting season, including 21 species of native bareroot trees and shrubs grown from seeds collected in Minnesota. "A number of new species and packets were added to the 2014 seedling order form," said Craig VanSickle, nurseries supervisor.