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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
Woman pleads guilty in beheading death of Minn. man
Why is it so hard to get internet in the country? Klobuchar, Peterson in DL Friday to 'seize the moment'
Minn. man charged for swindling $60,000 from friend after faking cancer
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Anderson overtime winner redemption for Pirates
Lamoureux Hockey Camp coming to DL in June
Hibbert refocused for Michigan Snocross National
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Patriots fend off Laker girls
Lakers hand Rangers second blemish, win 10th in a row
Area students graduate from NDSU
Getting to know Norway: Local pastor leads overseas trip
Rietsema graduates from RCTC
Time to take after the Good Samaritan
Meyhoff to celebrate '80 years of blessings'
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
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
Editorial: Have an opinion? Write us a letter
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
February 19, 2017
Blane Klemek column: Trumpeter swans are a huge Minnesota success story
I recently attended the annual meeting of The Wildlife Society that was held this year at Maplelag Resort and my route to the event took me through parts of eastern Becker County and Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge on the beautifully meandering highways west of Becker County Highway...
February 19, 2017 - 6:00am
February 11, 2017
Blane Klemek column: Kids never forget time spent hunting with family
I often wonder what my children will remember about deer hunting as they grow older with families of their own. Will they recall with fondness and nostalgia those early years when they were true "greenhorns," still wearing their Minnesota Firearms Safety patches sewn on blaze orange...
February 11, 2017 - 5:00am
January 28, 2017
Blane Klemek column: The lowly pigeon has some interesting characteristics
As a young boy I once entered a pet of mine into a pet show held at a town park. My memory is a little foggy about the event, but I do recall about a gazillion different animals being there. Dogs, cats, turtles, birds, frogs, snakes, and so on. I remember sitting patiently beside...
January 28, 2017 - 6:00am
December 24, 2016
Listen to their song to identify sparrows more easily
Old Sam Peabody is one of my favorite birds, and for many reasons. With the male of the species sporting distinctive facial markings that include snow-white throat patches and crowns, yellow lores, and black eye stripes, along with other unique markings, few wild birds look like him,...
December 24, 2016 - 5:00am
December 16, 2016
Dwarfing the Great Lakes, ancient Lake Agassiz shaped this area
Wildlife abound along the extraordinary byways of Highway 2 and Highway 59. And, unfortunately, sometimes ends there. Crows and other scavenging birds, including magpies, ravens, eagles, and vultures, find plentiful carrion alongside the roadways to satiate their hunger.
December 16, 2016 - 5:00pm
December 10, 2016
Outdoors Column: With decurved beak and sweet song, the rarely-seen little brown creeper is unique
While exploring the old growth pine forest of the LaSalle Creek Headwaters recently, I heard the faint, thin call-notes of a familiar sounding bird, albeit not so often observed. Knowing where to look, I craned my neck and eyes upward amongst the boles of the giant red pines and white...
December 10, 2016 - 9:00am
January 2, 2015
Chickadee’s winter song means spring isn’t far off
There’s an avian tune that I listen for every year around this time. In fact, this season I heard it for the first time on Christmas morning. It’s a song that reminds us that even in the face of cold and ice, spring really isn’t all that far away. Indeed, what I’m referring...
January 2, 2015 - 12:31pm
Where do our feathered friends sleep?
The rustling and fluttering would be abrupt and startling. Dark, soundless mornings were quite often ripped open in this fashion, causing me...
January 2, 2015 - 12:29pm
May 13, 2010
Flocking to bird festival
Every year during the third week of May, birders flock to the City of Detroit Lakes for the Festival of Birds. Now in its 13th year, the festival...
May 13, 2010 - 12:00pm
January 1, 2010
The colorful wood duck
Plentiful in the wooded areas adjacent to sloughs and marshes, we do enjoy our wood ducks. Most people will name the male wood duck as the handsomest of all wild birds. Yes, the greenhead mallard drake is colorful too, but it doesn't have the display of colors that a wood duck drake...
January 1, 2010 - 7:53pm
October 9, 2009
Owls, sparrows spotted in cold
This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, Oct. 8, sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also hear this report by calling (218) 847-5743 or 1-800-433-1888. As I compile this on Thursday, we are bracing for the first hard freeze in...
October 9, 2009 - 3:19pm
September 18, 2009
Fly into Detroit Lakes Library for of all your birding needs
Have you ever had the pleasure of seeing hummingbirds at play through the eyes of a two-year-old? It's hard to know which to watch, the utter delight of the child or the antics of the beautiful birds! The whole amazing scene sets you on your heels. This situation (and many like...
September 18, 2009 - 1:20pm
August 3, 2009
Injured eagle rescued by Rochert man
ROCHERT -- A young bald eagle that injured its wing near Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge appears to be resting comfortably after a good Samaritan...
August 3, 2009 - 3:21pm
July 31, 2009
Birds of a feather ...
Tree swallows by the thousands perch atop power lines on an early morning near Toad Lake.
July 31, 2009 - 3:46pm
The Canada goose -- a problem not just in Minnesota
The Canada goose is a large bird. Up to 14 pounds, and always considered a trophy, because of his wariness and distrust of decoys. The Canada goose exists in numbers that are way out of control. Always a threat to become ensnarled in the jet engines of commercial airlines, we recall...
July 31, 2009 - 3:21pm