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Astro Bob Blog: Travel far, see new stars
1 hour 15 min ago
May 17, 2019
Mark Sutton and Theresa Richied of Minneapolis run along a portion of the new Brewer Park Trail near Haines Road in West Duluth in 2016. The city of Duluth recently announced that trails were open for the summer season. file / News Tribune
Duluth opens natural surface trails
May 17, 2019 - 1:30pm
Red panda at the Red River Zoo in 2009.
Missing red panda found in tree near Fargo zoo
May 17, 2019 - 10:37am
May 16, 2019
It's tough to beat a puukko for harvesting fiddlehead ferns, but any small knife will do. Note the natural papery brown scale on these newly-emerged ferns. This scale and other forest debris should be removed through soaking before the ferns are prepared for the table. Peter Passi/
Fiddlehead time: Spring fern a fleeting forager's treat
May 16, 2019 - 5:39pm
Volunteers are needed Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon to help clean up beachfront along Wisconsin Point in Superior. file / News Tribune
Volunteers needed Saturday for cleanup effort
May 16, 2019 - 11:49am
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is looking for nearly 700 volunteers to measure water quality statewide on lakes and streams. Contributed photo.
Volunteers needed to measure Minnesota water quality
May 16, 2019 - 11:14am
May 15, 2019
Credit: NASA
Astro Bob Blog: Follow the International Space Station to the Land of the Midnight Sun
May 15, 2019 - 7:48pm
May 12, 2019
Canada geese swim across the mouth of Kingsbury Creek where it enters the St. Louis River int he Duluth harbor. Restoration plans call for the removal of 165,000 cubic yards of sediment from Kingsbury Bay that eroded off Duluth's hillside. The project will create better fish habitat and recreational opportunities in the area. 2017 file / News Tribune
Massive St. Louis River restoration finally set
May 12, 2019 - 7:00pm

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Astro Bob Blog: Summer ascends in the east at nightfall
May 12, 2019 - 3:58pm
May 9, 2019
From Duluth, Minn. the moon is already inside the cluster at 9:15 p.m. CDT about 45 minutes after local sunset. Stars are occulted at the earth-lit edge of the moon. They’ll reappear later at the bright limb later but will be lost in the glare. (Stellarium)
Astro Bob: Moon occults the beehive star cluster Friday
May 9, 2019 - 12:47pm
May 8, 2019
Credit: NASA/CXC/University of Cambridge/G. Lansbury et al; optical: NASA/STScI/W. Keel et al
Astro Bob Blog: Tempest brews in the teacup quasar
May 8, 2019 - 4:56pm
May 7, 2019
Lake Vermilion island slated to burn
May 7, 2019 - 6:00pm
May 6, 2019
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Astro Bob Blog: Crescent moon hangs over the Hyades Monday night ... and more
May 6, 2019 - 8:14pm
May 5, 2019
Credit: NASA / Swift / Dana Berry
Astro Bob Blog: LIGO may have detected a black hole eating a neutron star for lunch
May 5, 2019 - 1:46pm
Richard Goodkind, St. Louis Park, Minn., painted this brook trout, which will appear on the 2019 Minnesota trout and salmon stamp. Image courtesy of Minnesota DNR
Best indicator of water quality? Look for trout
May 5, 2019 - 8:50am