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June 17, 2019
Ramses the snake was fixture in the University of Minnesota Morris science building until his death in May. UMM photo
For goodness snake: UMM loses beloved boa constrictor
June 17, 2019 - 11:45am
June 12, 2019
UMM student Preston Fifarek talks with professor Paul Myers about the spiders he caught for research project. Fifarek, Myers and other UMM students will be checking  area garages and sheds for spiders this summer. Rae Yost/Stevens County Times
A count of creepy crawlers?: Research project focuses on spiders
June 12, 2019 - 8:15pm
Seminar on camelina at Soils Lab June 13
June 12, 2019 - 5:43pm
May 2, 2019
Como Zoo has a new resident – a snow leopard cub born Tuesday, April 30, 2019. This was the first pregnancy for the cub’s 4-year-old mother, Alya, and 6-year-old father, Moutig, and the first snow leopard birth at Como Zoo since 2007.  (Courtesy of Como Park Zoo and Conservatory)
Snow leopard cub born at Como Zoo in St. Paul
May 2, 2019 - 8:09pm
March 27, 2019
Fryda Pico Jon tries on an animal fur during the educational presentation about wolves at Morris Area Elementary School. Rae Yost/Stevens County Times
Learning about wolves
March 27, 2019 - 9:41am
March 9, 2019
From left, MAHS robotics team member Michael Romberger, coach Eric Buchanan, team member Mara DeRung and one of the advisers, Kevin Boyd. They are watching a test run of the robot. Photo by Wendy DeRung
Their robot: Plaid Pillagers prepare for competition
March 9, 2019 - 11:37am
February 10, 2019
Although the last weeks have been filled with cold, snow and wind, it's been a benefit to snowmobile riders. This rider was out recently taking advantage of the conditions. Brooke Kern/Stevens County Times
A winter's ride
February 10, 2019 - 10:16am
February 8, 2019
A sundog breaks up the sky during a recent day in Stevens County. Brooke Kern/Stevens County Times
Winter's dogs
February 8, 2019 - 5:27pm
January 30, 2019
The emerald ash borer is a small, metallic green beetle native to Asia that is about 1/2 inch long and 1/8 inch wide. Special to The Forum
A benefit of extreme cold: It kills the dreaded emerald ash borer
January 30, 2019 - 6:55pm
December 16, 2018
Steve and Wanda Howe of Chokio were selected as Stevens County’s Outstanding Conservationists for 2018 by the Stevens County Soil and Water Conservation District.  They are pictured here with their son Levi in a rain garden on their property that was constructed by Stevens SWCD. Photo from the SWCD.
SWCD names Howes oustanding conservationists
December 16, 2018 - 10:30am
October 2, 2018
USFWS auto trail to close Oct. 13
October 2, 2018 - 6:29pm
September 25, 2018
Wetlands office needs help with prairie seed harvest
September 25, 2018 - 11:33am
September 21, 2018
Extension Master Gardener course applications being accepted
September 21, 2018 - 11:27am
September 12, 2018
Michael Anderson's canoe near Red Wing during the Three Rivers Expedition in September 2017. A year later, the adventure continues. Photo by Michael Anderson
Minnesota river expedition cleans up 6,300 pounds of trash
September 12, 2018 - 2:48pm
Around Minnesota, winters just aren't as cold as they used to be. DNR climatologist Kenny Blumenfeld produced this graphic showing how Grand Rapids is losing its coldest temperature readings, which are usually collected overnight. The 1930s was something of an anomaly, he said, because the drought years caused colder temperatures. Source: Minnesota DNR
Experts say Minnesota's climate changing faster than other states
September 12, 2018 - 9:14am