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'We need more space': Domestic abuse keeps White Earth shelter full
'Rescued dogs, rescuing veterans'; Patriot Assistance Dogs program celebrates five years with reunion, graduation
Locals gather for Lake Park's annual Pumpkin Fest
Snazzier buses for Becker County?
School record falls for second straight home swim meet
Laker boys shutout Green Wave
Laker volleyball wins second straight road game
SOCCER: Laker girls tie at East Grand Forks
COLA to host Homecoming games Thursday
The beauty of God's Grace
'We have so much to celebrate'; At 99 years old, First Lutheran gets a facelift
Mn State colleges, universities wave application fees in October
There's a new pastor in town
Finding God all over this socialist, nonreligious country
Friends & Neighbors
Green awarded by small-business group
Essentia Health Welcomes Licensed Psychologist in Detroit Lakes
Shaping up your business: Biz boot camp set for Oct. 17
Renting a car
BD’s Gas and Grub under new ownership
Maplewood to host Leaf Days this weekend
MN singer-songwriter to give Saturday concert at Holmes
It's time to put a stop to bullying
Grand opening celebration for The Barn in NYM set Oct. 1
Tamarac Fall Festival set for Oct. 1; waterfowl themes abound
Duane L. Erickson
William V. "Bill" Vipond
Larry A. Hanson
Ronald R. Aanerud
Genevieve E. Michaelson
Student Republican assaulted prior to debate because she was wearing pro-Trump clothing
Jacob can now rest, parents should not
Thank you for a successful rotary blood screening
Big garbage, big economy
Stop the lies against Eken
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Waterfowl hunting season now open in Minnesota
National tourney shows amazing bass catch in Minnesota
Rarely seen, the tough, wily fisher lives among us
Pheasant numbers up 29 percent over last year
Puppies saved from high-kill Texas shelter look for DL homes
A surprising celebration: DL's LuAnn Porter honored for 25 years with United Way
Three years and counting: DL family opens up about adoption struggles
Fired up for hunting season; Local Sportsman’s Clubs have their sights set on you
Pine to Palm
September 24, 2016
Rarely seen, the tough, wily fisher lives among us
Several summers ago while spending a day in a Wadena County jack pine woodland, I was startled when a large furry animal leapt from a thickly...
September 24, 2016 - 5:00am
September 10, 2016
Landscape planning can help 'sharpies' thrive
Once upon a time in Minnesota there was a bird, a game bird, that was more numerous and popular than any other species of game bird. It wasn't the ring-necked pheasant, as many would believe, or the ruffed grouse, or the prairie chicken. It wasn't any species of waterfowl either....
September 10, 2016 - 5:00am
September 3, 2016
Managing the deer herd. Whitetails take a toll on the landscape
September's here, and along with it comes the end of summer, the season's first frosts, autumn colors, and the glorious fall months of the northland. We're already noticing the telltale signs—some songbirds are beginning their migration south, hummingbirds have become less abundant...
September 3, 2016 - 5:00am
August 27, 2016
'Wise as an old crow' is a true thing
Crows are one of the most common and abundant Minnesota birds. Related to ravens, jays, and magpies, not many birds are entirely black like crows. Except for perhaps the raven, few birds can be confused with the American crow. Indeed, the crow — adaptable, intelligent, and...
August 27, 2016 - 5:00am
August 20, 2016
This songbird has a killer attitude
I once watched a curious looking bird hovering above a clump of dead grass alongside a woodland. Gray in plumage and about the size of a robin, the bird surprised me when it abruptly plummeted to the ground and disappeared into the tall vegetation. I stood still a few moments wondering...
August 20, 2016 - 5:00am
August 13, 2016
Wolves are intelligent and social
I once followed a set of wolf tracks on a sandbar along the Goodnews River in southwestern Alaska’s Togiak National Wildlife Refuge. I wondered if the lone wolf had been hunting or if it was a lone male searching for a territory, a mate, or was simply trying to avoid detection...
August 13, 2016 - 2:59pm
August 6, 2016
Hummingbirds provide hours of entertainment
Every year, come mid-May, if not a little sooner, expect your resident hummingbirds and orioles to come a ‘knocking for a handout. Always the males make their return trips to the Northland first and ahead of the lagging females, and they’ll usually do a decent job of letting you...
August 6, 2016 - 5:40am
July 30, 2016
‘A series of unfortunate events’ in the outdoors
Ask any wildlife biologist, forester, fisheries biologist or field ecologist why they chose the career they did, and you will get a response as varied as their individual backgrounds, personalities, and hometowns. Yet I would bet that most natural resource professionals got into their...
July 30, 2016 - 5:00am
July 23, 2016
Birds vary wildly in how, where they build nests
Neither the ability to fly (because some birds cannot fly at all) nor their ability to lay eggs (because many other creatures lay eggs, such as insects, reptiles, amphibians, and even some mammals) sets birds apart from other creatures. Rather, that distinction belongs to a very unique...
July 23, 2016 - 5:15am
July 16, 2016
Birds are singing to mark territory, win mates
For several nights I sat on my deck watching a dazzling display of fireflies, also known as, “lightening bugs.” Most shone lights of green, some were reddish, but all were glowing and blinking everywhere in the darkness. And just a few weeks ago, the pond next to the house was...
July 16, 2016 - 5:00am
July 9, 2016
Skunks are misunderstood, wrongly despised
Few animals — perhaps none — are regarded by people with more malice than skunks. The common human reaction by the mere mention of this modest mammal is nothing less than a universally held contempt of the creature, which is interesting in that the skunk seeks no one, stalks no...
July 9, 2016 - 5:15am
June 25, 2016
These two birds are way easier to hear than see
As long as I shall live I will forever be thankful for the three glorious summers that I spent conducting wildlife research throughout the prairie potholes of Stutsman and Wells counties in east central North Dakota. I surveyed nearly countless numbers of birds and stood witness to...
June 25, 2016 - 5:35am
June 11, 2016
The friendly, docile chipmunk occupies nearly every woodland in MN
When I was a young boy on the farm I often acquired and kept wild animals as pets. I had three raccoons, a gray squirrel, a skink, frogs, salamanders, snakes, turtles, pheasants, a mallard, and even a few northern pike, sunfish, and bullheads that I tried to keep alive in the livestock’s...
June 11, 2016 - 5:20am
June 4, 2016
Human, bear encounters will continue to occur
Every year around this time American black bears find themselves in “sticky” situations. Perhaps it’s a raid on an apiarist’s bee yard, or an untimely head-dive into a campground garbage can or dumpster, or, more commonly, backyard birdfeeder break-ins. Whatever the case may...
June 4, 2016 - 5:05am
May 28, 2016
The wonderfully wild world of wetlands
Nearly every wood duck nesting box that I’ve installed around my property at Assawa Lake is occupied by wood duck and hooded merganser hens this spring. I’ve been enjoying watching and listening to common snipe winnowing throughout the early mornings and late evenings, as well...
May 28, 2016 - 5:20am