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science and nature

August 14, 2018
DNR begins herbicide applications in Two Harbors area
August 14, 2018 - 10:36am
August 13, 2018
Bill and Mary Schiller moved to Lake County more than three years ago to build a home off the grid near Brimson. The machine on the right is a wood engine that Bill hopes to one day up-size to end their reliance on diesel fuel. (Jamey Malcomb/News-Chronicle)
Couple leaves city, jobs for life off the grid in Brimson
August 13, 2018 - 11:45am
August 9, 2018
Volunteers in Sherburne County search for the aquatic invasive species starry stonewort during the 2017 Starry Trek. Volunteers will head meet at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 18 in Semer's Park in Ely to search for starry stonewort on local lakes. (Photo courtesy of Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center)
Volunteers needed for aquatic invasive species event
August 9, 2018 - 1:22pm
July 31, 2018
The four 12-by-12-foot enclosures are moved along the ground as the pigs do their work. (Teri Cadeau / News-Chronicle)
Wolf Ridge ‘hires’ pigs for landscaping help
July 31, 2018 - 5:09am
July 30, 2018
Public invited to ‘Chimney Swift Sit’
July 30, 2018 - 8:51am
July 26, 2018
Students wander through the pond at Wolf Ridge in search of dragonflies with Tettegouche naturalist Kurt Mead. (Teri Cadeau/News-Chronicle)
Wolf Ridge hosts Bioblitz
July 26, 2018 - 11:57am
July 13, 2018
Gooseberry Falls State Park interpretive naturalist Carolyn Rock (left) shows Senator Amy Klobuchar (center) and her husband, John Bessler, around the park Thursday, July 5. (Jamey Malcomb/News-Chronicle)
Klobuchar visits Gooseberry to learn about new app
July 13, 2018 - 4:38pm
July 3, 2018
Advisory alerts issued at North Shore beaches
July 3, 2018 - 12:58pm
June 17, 2018
Aerial treatments for gypsy moth are planned in Cloquet, Two Harbors and Duluth. Duluth News Tribune file photo
Second gypsy moth treatments planned June 19
June 17, 2018 - 12:55pm
May 11, 2018
A crew from Shelton Excavating installs protective posts near a boat cleaning station at the Pike Lake boat landing in 2017. (Clint Austin /
Lake County joins fight against aquatic invasive species
May 11, 2018 - 3:16pm
DNR seeks comments on Finland-area lake, river plans
March 11, 2018 - 6:28am
March 5, 2018
The Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District is working with the City of Two Harbors to install four dog waste stations, such as the one in this photo, near the waterfront in an effort to reduce E. coli advisories in Skunk Creek, Burlington Bay and Agate Bay. (Photo courtesy of Lake County SWCD)
E.coli water impairment prompts need for dog waste dispensers
March 5, 2018 - 1:06pm
February 23, 2018
Deer fencing, tree planting program offered to private landowners
February 23, 2018 - 1:09pm
February 4, 2018
A NOAA satellite photo taken Wednesday shows little ice over most of western Lake Superior.
Little ice on Lake Superior so far
February 4, 2018 - 5:12am
December 19, 2017
Lake County Sheriff's Deputy Mike McGregor (right) and a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officer Sean Williams pose with the bear who attacked three men, injuring two Tuesday morning near Isabella. (Photo courtesy of Lake County Sheriff's Office)
‘It could have been my life’: Bear injures two people near Isabella; victim recounts attack
December 19, 2017 - 8:25pm