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In the recent clashes between troops from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, 55 people were killed, according to official data on Thursday. Tajik authorities said that 19 people were killed and 89 were injured. Kyrgyzstan said 36 people had died and 189 were injured. Each blamed the other for last week's flare-up in the conflict over water resources that has simmered for decades. The situation ...

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Although pretty Colorado scenes can be found along the local road or in some city parks, many beautiful destinations require a difficult hike to reach. Here are 10 hard hikes for the experienced adventurer. (Author’s Note: The hikes on this list include long distances, steep inclines, and extreme conditions throughout Colorado’s backcountry. Hikes on difficult trails require experience and ...

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The Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame in Little Falls recently inducted three new individual members into its ranks for 2021. We asked them about their most memorable openers. We also solicited stories from readers — shared below, too. And we are sure new memories will be made when this year's opener arrives on May 15. RAY GILDOW Longtime member of Nisswa Guides League and outdoors personality ...

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Pick a year. Any year. When John Wetrosky worked the counter at Koep's Nisswa Bait and Tackle from 1971 to 1978, every Minnesota fishing opener knocked him out. The joyful stampede of walleye anglers veered off Hwy. 371 toward the can't-miss shop starting at midweek. Then, at 6  a.m. Friday, the trickle would turn into a torrent as the doors opened for two days of round-the-clock sales. Hour ...

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The West Coast’s most important estuary is dying, and California Gov. Gavin Newsom has hastened its demise. As he took office two years ago, Newsom promised to generate voluntary agreements among farmers, environmentalists and government officials on the rules for allocating water that flows through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. One year ago, in a CalMatters op-ed, he said again that ...

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LOS ANGELES — Although California’s most dangerous tsunamis come from thousands of miles away, scientists say they’ve pinpointed a wave trigger that’s much closer to home. Earthquakes along strike-slip faults can cause potentially dangerous waves in certain contexts, a new model shows — and such faults do exist right off parts of the Golden State’s shores. If confirmed, the findings described ...

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Do you know about EAT vacations? After so much time at home, the concept may be just right for your family. The idea need not include a focus on food. It’s more about trips that provide memorable Experiences, real Adventure and Transformative moments. Here are five ideas that may fit the bill when the time is right. 1. Sample Idaho lake life With a 25-mile-long lake as the centerpiece, the ...

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Detroit, Mich. – A real-life river monster recently was caught and released in the Detroit River, the Alpena Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office said.