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Dentists not smiling over state payments
Father-son shooting incident investigated Thursday in rural Perham
Man found dead near Dilworth by train tracks apparently froze to death
LP-A Kindergarten Roundup is March 18
Nine DLMS students in NW region honor band
Laker trio prepared for deep runs at state wrestling
DL Mites finish hockey season
Congratulations Laker Gymnastics
DL Squirts place sixth at international tournament
Nugget girls sweep season series with win at Frazee
Thursday Matters: Everyday Redemption
First White Earth newspaper found at Becker County Museum
Cream-based soups offer quick winter warm-up
Replacement SSA tax forms available online
Good oral hygiene helps keep smile healthy
Friends & Neighbors
Gas prices up again in Minnesota, nation
Marco Inc. purchases IT company, Solbrekk
Manufacturers to meet, talk exporting
Credit Union branch opening in DL location
Helping loved ones retire
Easton Corbin plays Shooting Star this Friday
Congressional Art Competition seeks high school artists
Black Violin brings classical-modern flare to Holmes stage Thursday
Potato Dumpling Dinner to benefit elderly
Wedding Extravaganza is March 1
Today is a goner and not worth haggling over
Letter: Obama is a ‘proper’ Christian who loves America
Letter: Dayton’s infrastructure plan makes sense for MN
Letter: Obama’s ISIS strategy a ‘ghost in a snow storm’
Letter: Minimum wage increase isn’t the way out of poverty
Minnesota moose population still down
Take a trip for early open water fishing
Irruptions are common when food is limited, conditions harsh
Northland Fat Bike Rally to be held in Bemidji
Wild turkey opportunities explored in DNR class
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
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...
outdoors / Blane Klemek
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 has proved to be a favorite for all levels of birders, from first-timers to experienced trekkers. "The 2010 theme is 'the science of...
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...
news / outdoors
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...
entertainment / books / outdoors
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...
outdoors / news
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
September 18, 2008
Horned owl spotted at Hamden Slough
This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, Sept. 11, 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. Migration continues in the northwest, and with the coming of the recent...
September 18, 2008 - 12:00am
July 25, 2008
Bluebill duck numbers on the rise
Recently released findings in an annual survey conducted by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Canadian Wildlife Service has indicated a rebound in the numbers of scaup. The increase isn't great -- only about eight percent, but the overall duck numbers are down about nine percent....
July 25, 2008 - 12:00am
July 17, 2008
Warblers are singing, dickcissels spotted along road
This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, July 10, 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. Weather has been warm and pleasant this week in the northwest. A few thunderstorms...
July 17, 2008 - 12:00am
June 29, 2008
The lone duck on the water
It was a beautiful October Saturday. The perfect day to go duck hunting. I had counted on being with Bob and Mike, but both of them had more pressing family matters that denied them the opportunity to get out with a gun and into the marshes. I suffered through the usual cautions...
June 29, 2008 - 12:00am
Young birds of all species appearing
This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, June 26, 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. Summer has arrived and this has been a most pleasant week in the northwest....
June 29, 2008 - 12:00am