Waterfront recreation and hotel rooms have boomed in Duluth in the last decade.

Great Lakes cleanup comes with an economic ripple effect

Duluth and Superior are among the regional cities seeing a boom after environmental restoration efforts.

Is a hunt the answer when bears start getting bolder?

September 25
Two of the many bear encounters in Connecticut. Connecticut reports that human encounters with bears are on the rise. A wildlife biologist with the st
Bears have been encroaching on humans in record numbers this year in Connecticut.

Christine Blasey Ford got doxed. Can anyone ever really scrub their online presence?

September 25
There are paid services that can “delete” you from the internet for awhile, experts said, but data brokers can undo all of that in an instant.
Some believe there's no way to wipe out digital footprint.
TV & Media
1:25am
Kevin Systrom, CEO and co-founder of Instagram

Into the fold? What's next for Instagram as founders leave

When Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger sold Instagram to Facebook in 2012, the photo-sharing startup's fiercely loyal fans worried about what would happen to their beloved app under the social media giant's wings.
St. Paul
September 24
Becca Hanson and members of the Conservation Corps planted around 100 tamarack trees near Hwy. 61 and Warner Road on Wednesday in St. Paul.

As ash trees succumb, conservationists rebuild forest along Mississippi

The rebuilding of the canopy comes with an eye toward climate change.
Science
September 22
Thinking about an early flu shot? At least 10 studies have found that the flu vaccine wears off as the weeks go by.

Considering an early flu shot? Maybe not: Vaccine wears off with time

Research is finding that the flu vaccine fades as weeks go by.
Science
September 22
If you are one of the legions of dieters out there who have been religiously cutting carbs in an attempt to get lean and fit, you may be surprised by

Diets too low in carbs may increase risk of premature death over time

Deep cuts can offer gains in short term, but may be risky over the long haul, researchers say.
Local
September 21
This 2017 photo provided by biologist Rolf Peterson of Michigan Technological University shows the last two surviving wolves at Isle Royale National P

More wolves will arrive on Isle Royale this fall

National Park Service lays out a plan for new chapter in long story of island's wolves and moose.
Nation
September 21
The streak in ozone pollution began on June 19 and didn’t let up until Sept. 14, when air pollution dipped to “moderate” levels.

87 days of smog: Southern California just saw its longest streak of bad air in decades

But air quality control officials say that's not an accurate mark of progress.
Science
September 21
Research has shown dwindling species in specific places, including butterflies, ladybugs and bees. And “that’s really bad news,” one scientist s

Why are the bugs of summer disappearing?

Critical link in food chain seems in decline globally.
Science
September 21

Health briefs: Express weight training may have most of the benefits of multiple reps

  Here’s good news for anyone who does not have the time or inclination to linger in the gym and grunt through repeated, hourslong sets…
Science
September 21
A computer could determine with more than 90 percent accuracy whether a participant had suicidal tendencies — the scan at left showed a person who h

Brain images may help predict suicide risk, researchers say

Suicide rates have been rising, and it is the second leading cause of death among college students.
Science
September 21

Lasker Awards honor pioneers in medicine

The awards are sometimes called the "American Nobels" because 87 of the recipients have gone on to win that prize.
Science
September 21

Science briefs: Parrots show they're pretty smart

  Chalk up another achievement for parrots. Anastasia Krasheninnikova and colleagues at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Germany tested four species of parrots…
Science
September 21
Russ Lewis covers his eyes from a gust of wind and a blast of sand as Hurricane Florence approaches Myrtle Beach, S.C., Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.

How humans are making extreme weather events worse

Climate change is getting more concrete all the time, a Georgia Institute of Technology scientist warns.
Science
September 21
The boundaries of the Roman Empire as of 117 A.D. are shown at top with ancient roads superimposed on 2010 satellite imagery of nighttime lighting. Ac

How ancient Roman roads predict modern prosperity

A team of Danish economists demonstrated that the density of ancient Roman roads at a given point in Europe strongly correlates with present-day prosperity.
Science
September 21
Alex Poon applies hormone gel to his shoulders in the apartment in Massachusetts.

Transgender men reveal gulf of how society treats them vs. when they were seen as women

"People now assume I have logic": Life as men after being seen as women
Science
September 21
A researcher held the skull of a cave bear, a species that went extinct 25,000 years ago. A study found genetic mixing between cave bears and brown be

DNA of extinct cave bears lives on in brown bears

It's much like humans carry around a bit of Neanderthal, and it challenges our view of extinction.
Nation
September 20
The Pentagon

Biosafety reforms still lag at military labs

The lack of progress makes it difficult for experts to determine whether safety has improved.
Nation
September 20
A replica of James Cook's ship, the Endeavour, is shown off Sydney, Australia, in 2005.

Captain James Cook's ship may have been found sunken in U.S. harbor

Researchers believe they have pinpointed the ship's final resting place and will reveal "details of a promising candidate" on Friday.
Nation
September 19
Americans received about 2.4 billion unwanted, automated calls every month, according to 2016 estimates by the FCC.

Nearly half of cellphone calls next year will be scams, report says

Prominent spam calls involve fraudsters pretending to be representatives from a bank, a debt collector or cable company.
Local
September 19
A tour boat on Lake Michigan near downtown Milwaukee, Wis., July 16, 2015. A 2008 compact among the eight states that touch one of the Great Lakes bar

Correction: Great Lakes-Water Diversion story

In a story Sept. 18 about the diversion of Lake Michigan water to Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, The Associated Press erroneously referred to Peter Annin as director of the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition. Annin is a journalist and director of the Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation at Northland College. Todd Ambs directs the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition.
Business
September 18
In this April 18, 2017, file photo, Conference workers speak in front of a demo booth at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference, in San Jose, Calif

Facebook accused of allowing bias against women in job ads

Company is accused of using targeting tools to discriminate.