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LP-A to hold special election Nov. 7: Filing opens Aug. 1 for one-year seat on school board
DL veteran has lined up witnesses, hopes to stay in home
Step in time, step in time: Becker County 4-H Horse Drill Team to give live demonstration Saturday at the fair
Level 3 offender sought by Minnesota Department of Corrections
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Cold Spring sends DL Babe Ruth to state elimination bracket
Kate Smith victorious at Minnesota Women’s Amateur Championship
All-City Golf third round results
Smith leads by three after second round of 75th Women’s Amateur
Wounded Warriors Project to Try Sled Hockey
More than margaritas: National Tequila Day stirs up new recipes
Ticket to Work puts people back in the driver's seat
Recent storms spark memories of past tornadoes
Find strength, serenity this summer: Local yoga studios offer wide range of classes
Here comes the sun: Tips for summer skincare
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Nurse Practitioner Joins Essentia Health St. Mary's-Detroit Lakes Clinic
Save on your summer road trip adventure
Minnesota Lottery continues to be recognized for its accounting and financial reporting
'Acting small, delivering big': Minnesota business makes name for itself in competitive automation industry
BBB, DLI warn against insurance deductible rebates
Arts and culture boost Minnesota, North Dakota economies, studies show
Friendship Day is July 30
Here's a sneak peek at some of the music coming to F-M area this fall
29 movies that scream summer
'Hardcore Troubadour' Steve Earle comes to Shooting Star this Friday
Arnold "Barney" Barnhart
Jon Hall Christensen
Charles F. Willette
Emily K. Gravalin
Diane H. Haisley
Letter: Kudos to Becker County Landfill
Other Opinions: Restoring faith in representative democracy
Tribune editorial: An epidemic of drug overdoses
McFeely: Otter Tail County delays decision on Star Lake Casino
Lynn Hummel column: What if Moses had 10 more commandments?
Brad Laabs column: Weeds can be an angler's best friend
The intelligent, friendly gray jay
Designs being accepted for Minnesota Trout and Salmon Stamp
Purple martins faring well in parts of Minnesota
Brad Laabs column: Best lake? Best time to fish? No easy answers
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
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'
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Israelson siblings highlight field of Birchmont returning champions
Hanson in the hunt at Minnesota State Open
Hoge catches leaders to share first-round lead at PGA's Barbasol
Beau Hanson gets fresh start after injury layoff
Pine to Palm Senior Division turns 50
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
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