wildlife

A black bear.

2 people injured when SUV hits bear in northern Minnesota

The condition of the bear was not released.

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'Unexpected joys': Why you should replace lawn with MN native plants

Even converting a small portion can have practical and emotional benefits.

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Lawn to MN native prairie, part 1: Site prep and defining your space

What to get done before you even think about picking plants.

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From lawn to MN native prairie, part 2: Sun, shade and soil

There are a couple of important yard attributes you'll want to measure beforehand.

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From lawn to MN native prairie, part 3: Picking your plants

Plant suggestions and general tips from two experts in the field.

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CWD-positive farm in WI had shipped deer to 2 MN farms, DNR says

The Minnesota DNR's commissioner called the discovery "deeply concerning."

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Highly contagious rabbit disease detected for first time in MN

Two indoor rabbits "died suddenly and inexplicably" from the disease earlier this month.

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Wildfire crew: Thank you, but please stop donating items

They have too many donated items in the open, which is attracting black bears.

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Officer discovers squirrel's nut collection in back of squad car

That's a well-prepared — and sneaky — gray squirrel.

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Multiple incidents of squirrel abuse reported in Waconia

It includes one squirrel who was shot with a pellet gun then hit with a shovel.

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Marmot takes 1,250-mile trip to MN in car's undercarriage

The critter's harrowing journey began in Silverton, Colorado.

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Bear sightings prompt food storage mandate up north

Visitors to the forest and BWCAW will be required to 'properly' store their food.

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Dakota County to reintroduce bison to the area next year

The bison will be introduced to Spring Lake Park Reserve near Hastings and Rosemont.

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As mystery illness spreads, should Minnesotans take down bird feeders?

The unexplained ailment has resulted in bird die-offs in the eastern U.S.

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MN photographer's wintry great gray owl video earns praise from Audubon Society

The clip received an honorable mention in the 2021 Audubon Photography Awards.

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Watch: Family of rescued bald eagles released into wild

They were found in rough shape in Aitkin County last month.

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DNR: Property owner complains about black bear, refuses to take down feeders

A lesson in what not to do if a black bear comes into your yard.

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Black bear rescued from storm sewer in Oak Park Heights

Police were originally called to the scene because someone thought a large dog was trapped in the sewer.

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It's mayfly season in Minnesota, and it's totally gross

But a mayfly hatch is actually a good thing, we swear!

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Bear clambers into northern MN home through kitchen window

A black bear in the house isn't something you see every day.

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MN DNR: Please call us if you find a large group of dead fish

The agency says hot weather might be contributing to recent die-offs.