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Frost Advisory: Areas Of Frost May Develop Overnight
Jacob Wetterling memorial: 'Our love for you will never die'
Golf legend Arnold Palmer dies at 87 just before heart surgery
Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Rose Ensemble in Detroit Lakes Tuesday
DL swimmers second to Visitation at Otter Invitational
FOOTBALL: Raiders beat up on winless Gators
Johnson’s first place finish leads DL boys to second at Milaca Mega Meet
No stopping Hall of Honor nominee Brent Eidenschink
FOOTBALL: Mahnomen defense solid in shutout at Fosston
Fostering hope: Local woman organizes ‘kid kits’ fundraiser for county’s foster care program
Teaching the 'lost language'; New teacher of the Ojibwe Learning and Native American Culture class is all about the students
Senior year, not so glamorous
Touchdowns and Tailgates
Chivers' exchange vows
Friends & Neighbors
BD’s Gas and Grub under new ownership
MN gas prices down, Colonial Pipeline leakage in south causing issues
Jack Chivers Realty adds new service branch
Preparing to become a caregiver
Dairy Queen set to move to McKinley Plaza Friday
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
Four things you can do in DL this week for no cost
Fall officially arrives this Thursday!
Ronald R. Aanerud
William V. "Bill" Vipond
Vernon A. Sellers
Douglas Daryl Miller
Helen Mae Williams
Stop the lies against Eken
Big garbage, big economy
Refugee community should welcome FBI
Don't blame farmers for dying honeybees
Leaving home--love isn't always spoken
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
Fired up for hunting season; Local Sportsman’s Clubs have their sights set on you
LP-A busts a move: Lake Park-Audubon Elementary receives national ‘Active Schools’ award
4-H'ers bring home ribbons from the Minnesota State Fair
Cormorant art show winners announced
Pine to Palm
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
April 25, 2015
Eastern bluebirds among the favorites of bird enthusiasts
It was the last week of March when I observed my first bluebird of 2015. To be truthful, I only heard the bird, but its sweet and mellow whistle was music to my ears nonetheless. Indeed, I thought, the bluebirds are back. At last, it would seem, spring is finally here. The wood...
April 25, 2015 - 5:10am
April 18, 2015
American woodcock, common snipe return to northern woodlands
Springtime is my favorite time of the year. Snow is gone, ice is out, and birds are back. It’s a wonderful season. Especially joyful are the return of avian migrants of all color and size. Lucky we are here in Minnesota to live where massive migrations occur each spring and fall,...
April 18, 2015 - 5:15am
April 11, 2015
Woodland caribou populations continue downward trend
I remember the first and only time I observed a wild, free ranging caribou. Fishing for salmon on a bank of the Goodnews River upstream from Goodnews Bay in southwest Alaska, I was perpetually being tormented by hordes of hungry, blood sucking mosquitoes. And since the salmon weren’t...
April 11, 2015 - 5:25am
April 4, 2015
Wildlife signs can tell a story if you take the time to read them
What makes observing wildlife so enjoyable is the number of ways in which we can participate in it. For obvious reasons, “observing” implies we actually see something. And typically, when one says they have observed a particular species of bird, flower, insect, or what have you,...
April 4, 2015 - 5:15am
March 28, 2015
Signs of spring are all around: From migration to sugaring
When one considers the tug-o-war that occurs every year between winter and spring in the fight for who will outlast whom, then it’s easy to understand why the month of March was so named. March, you see, was named after Mars, the Roman god of war. Yet, ‘tis the month of...
March 28, 2015 - 5:10am
March 20, 2015
Ruffed grouse — the drummer of the woods
It won’t be long and the sounds of Nature will become especially “animated”. From peenting woodcock to winnowing snipe and from vocalizing American bitterns to singing male red-winged blackbirds, robins, bluebirds, and much, much more — each vying for space, territory, and...
March 20, 2015 - 2:35pm