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WATCH: Gov. Dayton names Tina Smith to replace Sen. Al Franken
Blowback over proposed wind turbine near Pelican Lake
No need for Obamacare?: Farmers can now get group insurance through their co-ops
'Christmas miracle at the mall': Free sleigh rides in DL interrupted by spooked horse, no injuries result
Crime & accidents
Yellowjackets earn conference win over Hornets
Laker wrestlers impressive in win over Bemidji
Laker basketball teams split at TRF
Hallisey scores twice in Mid-State victory over Panthers
Lakers grab first place in the Mid-State
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Gov. Dayton proclaims 'Acts of Kindness Week' statewide
friends & neighbors
Jobs aplenty: Becker County's unemployment rate is lowest it's been in decades
Fuel cost down 2.6 cents last week
Essentia Health Oak Crossing Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes is one of the best in the nation
Sanford Health acquires stake in German hospital system
Under construction: A number of local businesses are undergoing improvements in the area
'Rock & Roll Christmas' returns to DL's Holmes Theatre on Dec. 14
Dallas Holm to perform at The Refuge in DL this Sunday
'Winter Harvest' is in: New commemorative book on ice harvesting to be launched Saturday at BC Museum
'A date which will live in infamy': Remembering the attack on Pearl Harbor
'New Standards' for holiday tradition: Show coming to Holmes Theatre this Friday breaks the seasonal mold
Tom & Bertha
Robert and Marilynn Halverson
Rosalynn "Rose" Bekkerus
Beatrice M. Mertens
Thomas Anthony "Tom" Kubat
John Reed King
Clara Jane Gilbertson
Updated: Winona LaDuke column: With Franken, Dems threw out baby with the bathwater
Making the most of Minnesota apprenticeships
Letter: It is what it is--Trump won the election
Lynn Hummel column: Mind your own business
Guest Editorial: Here's how to beat the holiday blues
Blane Klemek column: Classic or modern, snowshoes are lots of fun
Brad Laabs column:Changes coming for northern pike fishing
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in northern Minnesota forest
Wild turkeys present hunting challenge
The smart move now is: Stay off the ice!
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
pine to palm
Israelson qualifies for U.S. Amateur
Defending champ to skip Pine to Palm for pro pursuits
Pine to Palm: Thursday Spotlight
83rd Pine to Palm
Welle returning to defend Pine to Palm championship
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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
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
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
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
March 12, 2008
Birding festival already filling up, time to register
DETROIT LAKES - If you're interesting in birding, now is the time to sign up for the 11th annual Festival of Birds in Detroit Lakes. Only two weeks into registration, 80 people have already registered, and some of the fieldtrips are already half full. This year's theme bird is...
March 12, 2008 - 12:00am
February 18, 2008
Bright colors returning to overwintering NW MN birds
Spring is coming, judging by the lengthening days and the return of bright color to the overwintering birds. American goldfinches are starting to show a little yellow, and European Starlings are beginning to lose the "tweed jacket" of winter. Now we are on the lookout for returning...
February 18, 2008 - 12:00am
December 15, 2007
Birding report: Robins and magpies and buntings, oh my!
This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, Dec. 13, sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. A real taste of winter arrived this week, but until Thursday, there has been little wind, so we have a Christmas card look to the landscape. Snow...
December 15, 2007 - 12:00am
December 2, 2007
Lakes Area Birding Club Christmas bird count Dec. 15
Get out the binoculars and bird books, the Lakes Area Birding Club will have its Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, Dec. 15, in Detroit Lakes. This annual event will be the last meeting of the birding club until March. The Christmas Bird Count is sponsored by the National Audubon...
December 2, 2007 - 12:00am