Grinch busted for stealing Christmas — really

The U.S. Forest Service busts a 70-year-old Minnesota man for stealing thousands of black spruce tree tops from the Chippewa National Forest in northern Minnesota and selling them for Christmas decorations. Edminster — whose birthday coincidentally falls on Christmas Day — pleaded guilty to stealing federal government property and faces sentencing by U.S. District Judge Wilhelmina Wright later this year.

Clearing the path for new forests

The Great Lakes region is involved in a national effort to clear trees to allow for new growth. The reforesting effort is key to maintaining wildlife and healthy forests.