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UPDATE: Fatal train-pedestrian accident in Detroit Lakes Saturday evening
Water, water everywhere...: Smithsonian traveling exhibit ‘Water/Ways’ opens Saturday in DL
Marquart bill would help Becker pay legal fees: Up to $150K to help defend against State Auditor’s lawsuit
Must love kids: Worker shortage has school district in need of activities, substitute bus drivers
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Lakers dominate Section gymnastics championships
Navratil’s late three gives Huskies victory in DL
BASKETBALL: DL boys defeat Albany for ninth straight win
HOCKEY: Lakers drop regular season finale in St. Paul
Wilke revved up for race season
Tips from Social Security to prepare for your disability interview
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Local students qualify for state Business Professionals of America competition
Beat cabin fever at Grace Lutheran Church supper: Fundraiser set for this Saturday, proceeds to benefit local charities
Speech team rules apply to life as well
Friends & Neighbors
One man's junk...:My 2nd Home thrift and antique store opens in DL
February means romance...and romance scams: BBB offers tips to avoid getting duped this month
LREC bringing natural gas to rural communities
MN gas prices still on decline
United Community Bank honored for community involvement
Mini-retreat offers chance to reflect, refresh: NYM Cultural Center to host self-care session Feb. 25
Take a trip to 'Silver City': Guinn book has flaws, but plenty of excitement too
'Parlor Talk' set for Thursday at Hjemkomst Center
Native Pride Arts Dancer Larry Yazzie returning to Park Rapids
Starship lands at Shooting Star this Friday
Joan A. Watland
Lois C. Lundmark
Adeline E. Carlson
Letter: Finally, some help with all these grizzly bear attacks
Letter: Trump's repeated lying is dangerous to nation
Tribune Editorial: Doggone it, that policy decision was stupid
Lynn Hummel column: Always something to panic about
Letter: Is the president ignorant or deliberately dishonest?
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
UPDATE: Fatal train-pedestrian accident in Detroit Lakes Saturday evening
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
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