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MnDOT releases statewide freight system plan
Felony charge of violating a restraining order is dismissed
Fluctuating home values?: New software at Becker County Assessor’s Office could be responsible
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Raiders control tempo in victory over Rebels
Trojans use scoring runs to spoil Hornet opener
Laker dance teams kick off season at home Saturday
Laker boys start season with big home stand and new coaching staff
Two-time defending champs heavy favorites in Class A
Establishing an early homestead in Becker County (Part 2 of 3)
Reacting the christian way
Lakes Area Prayer Wall
First Lutheran Foundation of Detroit Lakes
St. Luke's Episcopal Church has a new Little Free Library outside their doors
Friends & Neighbors
It's a farm-fresh family thing: Roasted, Baked in DL set to open
Gas prices up average of three cents in Minnesota
Practical money matters: Focus on credit factors, not credit scores
Tax delinquency list updated
ERA Northland has a new realtor
'World's best tribute to young Elvis' comes to Detroit Lakes Saturday
Area students participating in Concordia Christmas Concerts
Award-winning country artist Phil Vassar coming to Shooting Star Friday
Great American Think-Off solicits questions for anniversary debate
It's beginning to look a lot like...
Lorna M. Schons
Eugene (Gene) A. Nelson
Lorna M. Schons
Dwight E. Teiken
Welcome to Washington, Mr. President-Elect
Letter: Osage gun range story should have focused on neighbors
Editorial: Minnesota is second-most charitable state
What goes around comes around?
This DFLer hopes Trump is a pragmatist
It's December, bring on the ice fishing!
This is the time to go after trophy muskies
Wanted: More deer hunters in Minnesota
Now is the time to plan a Boundary Waters trip
Lot of activity as autumn turns towards winter
Wearing their hearts on their sleeves: Detroit Lakes siblings launch Arktikos clothing line to help polar bears
Duck for President! No, Farmer Brown!: Mock election, book reading, patriotic crafts and more at museum Saturday
Ben Affleck's 'The Accountant' Dominates with $24.7 Million
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
Pine to Palm
August 8, 2015
Meadowlark melodies, bobolink warbles are songs to treasure
Two of my favorite grassland nesting songbirds, the bobolink and meadowlark, are members of the blackbird family. The family, Icteridae, includes 23 species in all. Those others are brown-headed cowbirds and species of blackbirds, meadowlarks, grackles, and orioles, too. And though...
August 8, 2015 - 5:15am
August 1, 2015
The social, graceful, beautiful purple martin captures our admiration
As soon as springtime warms enough to where insects are fairly abundant, several species of swallows begin showing up throughout Minnesota. In all, six of the nine North American swallows migrate to Minnesota to breed and nest. All of them share similar physical characteristics with...
August 1, 2015 - 5:10am
July 25, 2015
The coyote: Cunning to some, nuisance to others
I remember well the first time I ever observed a coyote in the wild. I was deer hunting on an early November morning from a deer stand that my Dad and I had made from ironwood earlier that fall. The location of the stand was adjacent to a narrow forest wetland choked full of sedge...
July 25, 2015 - 5:20am
July 18, 2015
Few summer sights and sounds are more pleasant than birds
Last summer while picking blueberries in a jack pine clear cut, I heard a bird that I honestly couldn’t say I had ever heard before. I stopped picking berries, stood up from my hunch-over “picking posture”, and began searching for the bird. The song was quite musical and very...
July 18, 2015 - 5:15am
July 11, 2015
Minn. lucky to have cranes
For all its quintessential wildness and uniqueness, not many sounds in nature can match that of the sandhill crane. The unmistakable rattling “karr-r-r-r-o-o-o, karr-r-r-r-o-o-o, karr-r-r-r-o-o-o” echoing across the marshes and fields is as much prehistoric in quality as it...
July 11, 2015 - 5:10am
July 4, 2015
Phoebe birds build their nests in the most unseemly places
This past June marked the 13th year I’ve enjoyed my present home here in the Northwoods. Over the past many years, I have been very grateful...
July 4, 2015 - 5:05am
June 27, 2015
Some species of birds show remarkable intelligence
A recent episode of the public television program Nova, Inside Animal Minds, examined the fascinating subject of animal intelligence — namely birds, especially crows and members of the family that crows belong to. The program interviewed biologists and researchers that performed...
June 27, 2015 - 5:25am
June 20, 2015
Bald eagles are, once again, common in MN
On June 20, 1782, the bald eagle was selected to grace the Great Seal of these United States. The bird was chosen because of its strength, majesty,...
June 20, 2015 - 5:20am
June 13, 2015
House sparrows have thrived in North America
In early May I found myself in a little southeastern Minnesota town. Like many of the small towns in this part of the state, its history is agrarian — founded by farmers and mostly inhabited by those involved in some way, shape or form, in agriculture. It’s my kind of town. Spring...
June 13, 2015 - 5:00am
June 6, 2015
Hummingbirds are fascinating creatures
As usual, I observed my first ruby-throated hummingbird on Mother’s Day weekend, or thereabouts. Without fail in early to mid-May, hummingbirds arrive to Minnesota’s northland tired and hungry after their long journey from Central America. These tiny bundles of feathered energy...
June 6, 2015 - 5:05am
May 30, 2015
Difficult to appreciate, the tick lives an amazing lifecycle
There aren’t any critters I can think of that don’t interest me at some level. Creatures throughout the world, great and small, are fascinating and worthy of our study. During my years studying fish and wildlife biology at the University of North Dakota, I became immersed in lab...
May 30, 2015 - 5:05am
May 23, 2015
Bats are incredible creatures to enjoy during twilight travels
A few weeks ago I experienced for the first time in my life what it’s like to be inside of a genuine cave. I observed real stalactites, stalagmites, draperies, and many other interesting forms and creations made possible by water, calcium carbonate, chemistry, and time. The cave...
May 23, 2015 - 5:00am
May 16, 2015
Admission is free to the birding orchestra performance
Springtime is one of the best times to observe wildlife, especially birds. Migrants have been filtering into Minnesota for some time now. Horned larks, considered to be the true harbingers of spring by many birders, were probably the first to arrive onto the open landscapes of the...
May 16, 2015 - 5:20am
May 9, 2015
Canada geese remind us spring is here
As usual the little lake behind my house is replete with pairs of wild birds. On a recent evening while sitting beside the peaceful basin, I counted two pairs of ring-billed ducks, two pairs of wood ducks, two pairs of hooded mergansers, a pair of blue-winged teal, one pair of mallards,...
May 9, 2015 - 5:15am
May 2, 2015
Black bears, abundant in MN, are rarely seen
The American black bear is one of the most fascinating of Minnesota’s many mammals. While abundant throughout much of Minnesota, observing one is a rare event. Active mostly at night and asleep for about half of every year, it’s no wonder that few of these special wild animals...
May 2, 2015 - 5:15am