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Push to make smoking tougher in Minnesota gains student support
AgweekTV: Celebrating FFA
Why is it so hard to get internet in the country? Klobuchar, Peterson in DL Friday to 'seize the moment'
Special council meetings set: Scheduling conflicts result in separate sessions for street project, sales tax
Libraries (quietly and respectfully, of course) push for state funding change
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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lakers cap regular season with victory
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VIDEO: Lakers three-peat in convincing fashion
Anderson overtime winner redemption for Pirates
America Saves Week: Set a goal, make a plan, and save automatically
Tjepkes graduates from UM-Crookston
Are you ready? Life's big questions...
Area students graduate from MSUM
Area students graduate from NDSU
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
Ski, snowshoe or hike by candlelight at Maplewood Saturday
BTD met their (donation) match at 21st annual Polar Fest Plunge
February is Black History Month
Country singer Chris Janson at Shooting Star this Friday
Mini-retreat offers chance to reflect, refresh: NYM Cultural Center to host self-care session Feb. 25
Dell D. Holm
Joanne B. Anderson
Kirk L. McDonald
Noreen M. Huwe
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!)
Lynn Hummel column: Lack energy? You just have to know where to look
Letter: Scrubbing USDA website a shameful attempt to shield abusers
An early start for a strong farm bill
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
Brad Laabs column: This thaw won't last, better block up your fish houses
The bass tournament that wowed the pros
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
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
May 21, 2016
Yellow-headed blackbird, yellow-bellied sapsucker return with warmth
Clearwater County’s Upper Rice Lake, the source of the Wild Rice River, is one of Minnesota’s most important shallow lakes. And at 1,860 acres in size, the lake is certainly one of the largest as well. The basin is replete with wild rice and wild birds. Managed for wild rice production,...
May 21, 2016 - 5:05am
May 14, 2016
Some Minnesota birds are actually very intelligent
Some people might mistake a bird’s lack of facial expressiveness as perhaps demonstrative of a lesser intelligence. After all, a bird cannot smile, laugh, or scowl; and thus, the theory might go, must therefore be emotionless and possibly unintelligent. Nothing further could be...
May 14, 2016 - 5:45am
May 7, 2016
Porcupines are Minnesota’s quiet little forest fellows
Several autumns ago while hunting ruffed grouse on a warm and sunny afternoon, I noticed a dark blob in the canopy of a small birch tree. At first I thought it was a gray squirrel nest, but something wasn’t quite right about it so I approached it for a closer look. I soon discovered...
May 7, 2016 - 5:30am
April 30, 2016
Wild turkeys are, once again, abundant in Minnesota
It’s turkey time in Minnesota. Thousands of hunters began “flocking” to the woods once again beginning on April 13th to participate in a pastime that many call an addiction. My introduction to turkey hunting was in 2010 at an event called “Teens Meet Toms”. Coordinated by...
April 30, 2016 - 5:25am
April 23, 2016
Can’t help but appreciate the great blue heron
The great blue heron is an attractive bird to observe. Though somewhat gangly and oversized in physical stature, the bird is graceful in flight, remarkably stealthy when hunting for food, and is bejeweled with beautifully colored plumage. Formerly belonging to the avian order Ciconiiformes,...
April 23, 2016 - 5:30am
April 16, 2016
Get outdoors, listen for the vocals of ovenbirds, thrushes
There’s an avian assembly of woodland wonders that I find especially alluring. Arriving to the Northland by late April and early May and departing in late summer and early fall are the numerous species of woodland thrushes and the charming little ovenbird. Many people look forward...
April 16, 2016 - 5:05am
April 9, 2016
Trumpeting swans announce spring’s arrival in MN
Springtime is my favorite season. While autumn is a close second, spring is the time of year when everything comes back to life. Winter has lost its icy grip and has slowly given way to warmer days and soon-to-be greenery and ice-free lakes. And of course, there’s a little thing...
April 9, 2016 - 5:30am
April 2, 2016
American goldfinch a ‘splash of feathered sunshine’
It is interesting to note that the common loon wasn’t always the endeared and obvious pick for Minnesota’s official state bird. There were several other contenders for the honor (and I should point out, very good considerations). For example, in a 1961 article that appeared in...
April 2, 2016 - 5:05am
March 26, 2016
Bluebird season is here again
There are few songbirds I know of that receive as much attention as the eastern bluebird. Their acceptance of artificial nest boxes has undoubtedly...
March 26, 2016 - 5:15am
March 19, 2016
Sharp-tailed grouse start their annual spring dance
Despite the return of Old Man Winter, one of Nature’s most remarkable annual events is occurring once again on open-brushland landscapes across areas of northern Minnesota. Sharp-tailed grouse, or “sharptails” as the birds are also called, can be found throughout the northern...
March 19, 2016 - 5:05am
March 12, 2016
Clark’s nutcracker is an intelligent, incredibly resourceful bird
I’ve had the good fortune of exploring the glorious peaks, draws, and canyons of the Rocky Mountains. From Montana to Colorado, the Rockies are replete with fish and game. Come this October will mark not only the relentless passage of time — time that goes all too quickly —...
March 12, 2016 - 5:05am
March 5, 2016
The wild, wonderful world of wood ducks
“Weee-e-e-e-k, weee-e-e-e-k, weee-e-e-e-k!” whistles she, the female of a species of waterfowl considered by many as our most beautifully feathered Minnesota duck, if not the most colorful of all wild birds. I’m writing about the wood duck, of course, a most unique and beloved...
March 5, 2016 - 5:00am
February 26, 2016
Where have all the evening grosbeaks gone?
Where have all the evening grosbeaks gone? Once again this past fall and during this winter I’ve been asked the question by several people, but I really don’t have a good answer. Some folks have them visiting their feeders and some folks don’t. If you’re of the crowd who...
February 26, 2016 - 4:20pm
February 20, 2016
Woodpeckers are as unique as they are beautiful
As woodpeckers go, red-headed woodpeckers are a unique species. Aside from the brilliant red head — the only woodpecker in North America with an all-red head, neck, and throat — red-headed woodpeckers also sport jet-black backs and snow-white bellies, rumps, and secondary wing...
February 20, 2016 - 5:00am