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St. Jude's Radiothon set for April 6-7 on local stations: BTD Manufacturing is challenging area businesses to match its contribution
Child sex charges pending for Bemidji middle school assistant principal
One-room Minnesota schoolhouse student, now 96, and her teacher, 107, reunite
A contest for real saps: Vergas' Maple Syrup Festival to include syrup tasting contest
Al Franken, 'Giant of the Senate': Minnesota Senator visits Detroit Lakes, talks career pathways
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Goodhue takes down Raiders for second straight year
James Amdal, 97, in attendance at state quarterfinal
Lakes Figure Skating Club ends season with success
Journey To The Tourney: Lake Park-Audubon returns to state
Otters' late charge falls short in state opener
Friday matters: Everyday reconciliation
Column: Experiencing Christianity abroad
Column: Drinking in the joy of life
Thursday matters: Every day, His home in us
Food and fellowship: The Refuge continues to host free, weekly suppers
Friends & Neighbors
Mistakes on Your Tax Return Could Lead to an Audit
Ryan Hanson Homes has new licensed realtor
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Joins Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes
Back in business: Audubon Liquor Store purchased by brothers-in-law
Norby's recognized for 90 years of membership
Full WE Fest lineup announced
'Beauty and the Beast' debuts to magical $350M globally
Women on a roll: Female directors dominate at Fargo Film Festival
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Lorraine M. Fingalson
Donald "Don" Darrell Schermerhorn
Donna Mae Graffis
Lyle E. Donley
Jeffrey M. Webber
Lynn Hummel column: The top 15 lessons in the school of life
Letter: 'Extreme vetting' is a sham--we're already as safe as we can be
Letter: Eken says attack against him by fellow senator was 'flat-out lie'
Another Republican wedge issue to divide Minnesotans?
Letter: 'Repeal and replace' plan means tax cuts for the rich, fewer health benefits for the American people
Signs of spring: The lark and pasque flowers
Brad Laabs column: There's still quality lake ice for fishing
Waiting for Woodie Camp: Young waterfowlers can attend free, weeklong summer camp
Blane Klemek column: Pileated woodpecker can hollow out trees like a buzzsaw
Brad Laabs column: Get your poop in a scoop and clean up the lake, anglers!
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
March 20, 2017
Signs of spring: The lark and pasque flowers
Although the author of the following poem, To A Snowdrop by William Wadsworth, 1819, wrote eloquently about the perennial spring bulb known as...
March 20, 2017 - 7:00am
March 5, 2017
Blane Klemek column: Majestic hunter---the red-tailed hawk
"There's a chicken hawk!" shouted my cousin, while he pointed at the bird as it left its perch high in the canopy of a nearby tree.
March 5, 2017 - 6:00am
February 25, 2017
Blane Klemek column: Energetic, cheerful chickadees make for good company
The chickadee. In my book, and probably many others' book, few wild birds are more familiar, more friendly, or more enjoyable to watch and listen to — be they gathered at our backyard birdfeeders on cold winter days, or flitting about within the understory of some remote corner...
February 25, 2017 - 3:30pm
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