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These images taken in late September 2019 from a remote camera and provided by the National Park Service and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, show two wolf pups on Isle Royale National Park in Michigan. Gray wolves that were taken to Isle Royale to rebuild its nearly extinct population are forming social groups, staking out territory and apparently mating, scientists said Monday Sept. 14, 2020. (National Park Service and State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry via AP)

Relocated Isle Royale wolves form groups, reduce moose herd

Sep. 14, 2020 2:38 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Gray wolves that were taken to Michigan's Isle Royale National Park to rebuild its nearly extinct population are forming social groups, staking out territory and apparently mating — promising signs despite heavy losses from natural causes and deadly fights, scientists...

Boy, 11, dies in sand dune collapse in Upper Peninsula

Aug. 21, 2020 4:56 PM EDT

AU TRAIN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A sand dune collapsed Friday, killing an 11-year-old boy who was digging near Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, police said. State troopers tried to revive the boy but were unsuccessful. The incident occurred in Alger County's Au Train Township. The boy was...

FILE - In this June 29, 2018 photo, tanks stand at the Enbridge Energy terminal in Superior, Wis.Minnesota utility regulators reaffirmed their support Thursday, June 25, 2020, for Enbridge’s plan to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission voted 4-1 to reject petitions for reconsideration filed by several Ojibwe bands, environmental groups and the state Commerce Department. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

Walz administration keeps up fight against Line 3

Aug. 18, 2020 7:57 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz's administration said Tuesday it will appeal the latest approvals by state utility regulators for Enbridge Energy's plan to replace its old and corroding Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. The state Commerce Department faced a Wednesday deadline to ask the...

Woman attacked by eagle along Lake Superior in Minnesota

Aug. 14, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

LUTSEN, Minn. (AP) — A resort lodge employee came to the aid of a woman being attacked by a bald eagle on the North Shore of Lake Superior. The woman had approached the eagle to get a closer look when it was perched on a fireplace chimney at the Cascade Lodge and Restaurant near Lutsen Thursday. The...

Activist charged in toppling of Minnesota Columbus statue

Aug. 13, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota prosecutor charged an Indigenous activist with a felony on Thursday in the toppling of a Christopher Columbus statue on state Capitol grounds during a rally weeks after the death of George Floyd. Mike Forcia, a member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, is...

Cemetery workers bury 65-year-old Maria Joana Nascimento, whose family members, behind, suspect died of COVID-19, at Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Brazil is nearing 3 million cases of COVID-19 and 100,000 deaths. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

The Latest: UN says cybercrime hindering pandemic response

Aug. 7, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations’ counterterrorism chief says a 350% increase in phishing websites was reported in the first quarter of the year and many of them targeted hospitals and health care systems, hindering their response to the coronavirus pandemic. Vladimir Voronkov told the U.N....