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Black River Falls-based group helps recover kayaker's body from Lake Michigan nearly 2 years after going missing

Authorities in northern Michigan believe they've found the body of a kayaker who went missing nearly two years ago.


Study: Water softeners adding salt to Minnesota water bodies

A new study from the University of Minnesota has found that home water softeners are sending a significant amount of salt into the state's lakes, streams and groundwater.


Volunteers urge not to walk or ride on closed trails Video included

It's common in the springtime as the snows melt for public trails to remain closed while they dry off but recent summer rains will have the same effect in some cases.


Senator Johnson tours area refuge Video included

U.S. Senator Ron Johnson received a first hand look at the tourism impact the area's Wildlife and Refuge Center. 


Authorities investigating 20-mile-long fish kill

Iowa officials are investigating reports that dead fish have been found along nearly 20 miles of a creek in eastern Iowa. More>>

Five-year collaboration transforms mine into a wild prairie

A study has transformed a reclaimed Wisconsin frack sand mine into a successful wild prairie.


Data: Minnesota fishing-licenses sales drop to new low

Recent data from the state Department of Natural Resources shows fewer people are buying fishing licenses in Minnesota.


High water levels causing damage on Lakes Superior, Michigan

High water levels on Lake Superior and Lake Michigan have been causing trouble for some shoreline communities in recent years.


Preventing Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Video included

According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, there were 23 confirmed cases of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in the state last year. 


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