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Area students graduate from MSUM
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Friends & Neighbors
Dan's Service Center has new service advisor
MN gas prices down 2 cents
Arvig Donated More Than $450,000 Back to Communities in 2016
Economic Development Summit scheduled for March 3
Prepare your budget for closing costs when buying a home
Picture perfect images: Lakes Area Photography Show opens this weekend at Washington Square Mall
Celebrate Women's History Month
Vince Neil coming to Shooting Star March 3: Motley Crue frontman to perform solo set for Mahnomen fans
That magic touch: ‘Experience the extraordinary’ with Craig Karges at Ulen’s Top Hat Theatre
Ski, snowshoe or hike by candlelight at Maplewood Saturday
Audrey Bernice Romans
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Lee Hamilton column: The threats to our democracy
Letter: Trump is my president
Letter: DL City Council way out of line with projects to be funded by new sales tax
Letter: Becker County jail should be built by local craftspeople
Detroit Lakes Tribune editorial: Don't believe your lying eyes, just believe us (wah-ha-ha!)
Blane Klemek column: Energetic, cheerful chickadees make for good company
Brad Laabs column: Ice fishing gets tricky now, but it's not over yet
Finding springs is a wintertime thing: New DNR app gives you a chance to help with groundwater research
DNR says burn debris now--EMDASH--restrictions will happen soon
Blane Klemek column: Trumpeter swans are a huge Minnesota success story
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
A $10,000 drop in the bucket: Red Kettle campaign gets big boost from anonymous donor in DL
Pine to Palm
October 15, 2016
Whether you call it timberdoodle or woodcock, it's a great Minnesota bird
Despite the near countless hours I've spent in the great outdoors, Nature, and all its wonders, continues to deliver surprises and the unexpected. As luck would have it, another of those instances occurred just a few evenings ago while out hunting ruffed grouse. The evening was uncommonly...
October 15, 2016 - 3:27pm
October 9, 2016
Some plants and animals have special need for each other
Ecology, or the relations of organisms to one another and to their surrounding physical environment, include near limitless examples the world over. Some of the more interesting and fascinating examples involve pollinators and seed dispersal mechanisms.
October 9, 2016 - 5:39am
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