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February 22, 2018
The northeastern Montana town of Glasgow, not far from the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, pictured above, is - according to an algorithm - just about as far as you can get from anywhere. Washington Post photo by Jonathan Newton
Where is the middle of nowhere? Glasgow, Montana, data says.
February 22, 2018 - 7:59am
February 20, 2018
Jasmine Robertson (left) and Lisa Lancaster, both with the Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation, get a feel for a Tesla Model 3 electric car at the energy conference at the DECC Tuesday afternoon. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com
Electric cars have arrived in Duluth
February 20, 2018 - 5:48pm
February 19, 2018
Man (smoker) is holding cigarette in hand on black background. Smoke around.
Duluth researcher looking at effects of cannabis on giving up tobacco smoking
February 19, 2018 - 9:05pm
February 17, 2018
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
6-year-old tells NASA to make Pluto a planet again: 'You need to fix this problem for me'
February 17, 2018 - 11:22am
February 16, 2018
State planning gypsy moth treatments in Duluth, Lake County
February 16, 2018 - 8:17pm
A single bloody red shrimp, a foreign aquatic invader from the Caspian region of eastern Europe, was found in water samples taken last summer in Allouez Bay. It's the first such finding in the Lake Superior region. NOAA photo
Invasive shrimp found in Twin Ports harbor
February 16, 2018 - 8:16pm
Light from a Bear Paw Guides fishing shack reflects on the ice of Upper Red Lake on Jan. 27, 2015. Sam Cook / Forum News Service
The science of winter: Ice more complex than just frozen water
February 16, 2018 - 1:37pm
February 12, 2018
A timber wolf photographed in Duluth Saturday morning had part of a wire snare wrapped tightly around its muzzle. Officials were unable to capture the wolf as it moved through the city. The wolf was eventually shot and killed by a Duluth police officer. Photo courtesy of Kelly Looby.
Wolf, entangled in snare, shot in Duluth
February 12, 2018 - 5:27pm
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'They ate his body, nearly all of it': Suspected poacher mauled to death, eaten by pride of lions
February 12, 2018 - 2:24pm
February 10, 2018
Dustin Defiel, 30, is shown at the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter, Minn., a secure psychiatric hospital, during a recent interview. Randy Cadwell / Forum News Service
Hospitalized veteran with PTSD tells of killing father at Fergus Falls home
February 10, 2018 - 6:50pm
February 7, 2018
Nicole Persley, center, who grew up in a white farming town in Virginia, didn't realize she is part black until she researched her roots. Family photo
As more people learn of their genetic makeup, unexpected African roots emerge
February 7, 2018 - 1:56pm
A screenshot of SpaceX's livestream of the Tesla Roadster in space after being launched from the Kennedy Space Center on the maiden flight of the Falcon Heavy rocket on Feb. 6, 2018. Image courtesy of SpaceXplay button
With Falcon Heavy launch, Elon Musk earns kudos even from competitors
February 7, 2018 - 1:13pm
February 5, 2018
A group of Canada lynx, likely a female lynx with her four kittens, gathered on a road near Tofte in front of photographer Thomas Spence on Saturday morning. Seeing a family group of lynx is a rarity. (Photo by Thomas Spence)
'I couldn't believe it': Tofte photographer stumbles on rare lynx sighting
February 5, 2018 - 5:40pm
February 3, 2018
Skaters and hockey players gather at Lower Chester Park for pickup games of hockey and free skating Friday, Dec. 22. (Jimmy Lovrien / Weekly Observer)
'Compromise' plan proposed for Lower Chester Park
February 3, 2018 - 9:53am
February 1, 2018
Wikie, a 16-year-old orca that can copy a variety of human sounds on command, in an undated photo provided by Marineland Aquarium in Antibes, France. Trainers at Marineland taught Wikie to mimic sounds like “hello,” “Amy” and “bye-bye” in a study which could contribute to understanding of the behavior and culture of killer whales in the wild. (Marineland via The New York Times)
A 14-year-old killer whale in France has successfully imitated human speech
February 1, 2018 - 11:21am