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January 17, 2018
FILE PHOTO: The Milky Way shimmers in the night sky Wednesday morning over a farm building near Kathryn, N.D. David Samson / The Forum
A fireball that lit up Michigan was likely a meteorite. Finding pieces of it could light up your pocketbook.
January 17, 2018 - 11:47am
January 16, 2018
Pump failure causes huge saltwater spill in northern ND, but dikes hold
January 16, 2018 - 5:58pm
Produced water spill at UND research center leaks 6,300 gallons in western ND
January 16, 2018 - 5:08pm
January 14, 2018
Brad Dokken, outdoors columnist
Brad Dokken: The outdoors from A to Z, the sequel
January 14, 2018 - 6:34am
January 12, 2018
Pictured is a rendering of the passive house being construction in Brookings. The house uses specialized insulation created by Mitchell's InSoFast. (Submitted photo)
Mitchell company takes part in SDSU project for high efficiency 'passive house'
January 12, 2018 - 11:11pm
ND hospital restricts visitors due to flu virus
January 12, 2018 - 2:57pm
January 5, 2018
A new book asks: How long does a dachshund's body really need to be?
January 5, 2018 - 3:03pm
January 3, 2018
An Eastern brown snake via Flickr user Takver. CC BY-SA 2.0
Australian children found dozens of eggs in a sandpit, and the contents were alarming
January 3, 2018 - 7:20am
January 2, 2018
Phoreiobothrium jahki, a tapeworm that Janine Caira calls "eye candy." A dentist bought the naming rights to this species for $3,000. Photo by Janine Caira, colorized by Kirsten Jensen
Tapeworms are brainless, spineless, gutless parasites - and this scientist loves them
January 2, 2018 - 7:51pm
December 29, 2017
Mountain lion hunting season closes in western ND
December 29, 2017 - 12:47pm
December 26, 2017
Mary Horomanski's erroneous electric bill from Penelec. Photo courtesy of Mary Horomanski.
Woman gets $284 billion electric bill, wonders whether it's her Christmas lights
December 26, 2017 - 11:05am
Administrator Scott Pruitt is seen in his office at the Environmental Protection Agency. Photo courtesy of Ricky Carioti.
Under Scott Pruitt, a year of tumult and transformation at EPA
December 26, 2017 - 10:00am
December 24, 2017
Kepler-90 is a 14th magnitude star in Draco near the border with Cygnus, a.k.a. the Northern Cross. Courtesy photo / Stellarium
Artificial intelligence helps nail 8-planet solar system like our own
December 24, 2017 - 11:53am
December 23, 2017
In an undated handout image, a rendering of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket that may take people on a journey around the moon. SpaceX, the ambitious rocket company headed by Elon Musk, wants to send two tourists around the moon and back before the end of 2018. (SpaceX via The New York Times Copyright 2017)
A 'UFO sighting' briefly freaked out the West Coast. There was an earthly explanation.
December 23, 2017 - 12:28pm
December 21, 2017
Photo courtesy of Flickr users rkramer62.
5 things you should know about the shortest day of the year
December 21, 2017 - 11:45am