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A heartbreaking struggle: Homelessness in the region hard on elderly
History evolving: Becker County museum to become children, science museum
Al Franken, 'Giant of the Senate': Minnesota Senator visits Detroit Lakes, talks career pathways
Survival of Sears and Kmart is in doubt
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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
Area gymnasts ready for state USAG
Mom's fight with cancer shaped the attitude of LP-A's Raaen
Thursday matters: Every day, His home in us
Food and fellowship: The Refuge continues to host free, weekly suppers
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Planning will help you see green in retirement
An evening of music and storytelling: Chinese entertainer Gao Hong to perform Thursday in NYM
Friends & Neighbors
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
L&M Fleet Supply earns honor from Cub Cadet as one of the top dealers in America
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
Donna Mae Graffis
Lyle E. Donley
Jeffrey M. Webber
Irene Leona Johnson
Ronald "Sam" F. Samuelson
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
Now is the time for next Farm Bill
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 13, 2017
Blane Klemek column: Pileated woodpecker can hollow out trees like a buzzsaw
All winter long I've enjoyed watching a pair of oversized birds making quick work of the softball-sized suet balls hanging from my backyard shepherd's...
March 13, 2017 - 7:00am
February 4, 2017
Blane Klemek column: Hunting for northern pike in the darkhouse
Drive a stretch of highway along a solidly frozen Minnesota lake and you'll notice there are often clusters of small fish houses, like villages, scattered all over the lake's ice-covered surface. And paralleling the lakeshore in an orderly and equidistant manner will often be other...
February 4, 2017 - 6:00am
January 14, 2017
Blane Klemek column:The secret behind bird color patterns
To be seen or not to be seen; that is the solution, not the question. With creatures the world over, the colors and patterns of their coverings are much more than protection from the elements. For certain, few animals could survive for long without protective covering. But all those...
January 14, 2017 - 9:00am
January 7, 2017
Spread some seeds--wildlife can use the help right now
We're definitely experiencing January weather. The snow has piled up and the temperatures have plummeted to double digits below zero. Wild birds are flocking to our feeders, white-tailed deer aren't nearly as active as they were just a couple of months ago, and many a bird and mammal...
January 7, 2017 - 8:00am
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
November 12, 2016
Lot of activity as autumn turns towards winter
Though autumn is a favorite season of mine, it's hard to admit that the summer of 2016 is over and the winter of 2016-17 is right around the corner. Looking out across Assawa Lake, I see that none of the yellow leaves of ash and aspen trees that were clinging to branches just a few...
November 12, 2016 - 5:00am
August 6, 2016
Hummingbirds provide hours of entertainment
Every year, come mid-May, if not a little sooner, expect your resident hummingbirds and orioles to come a ‘knocking for a handout. Always the males make their return trips to the Northland first and ahead of the lagging females, and they’ll usually do a decent job of letting you...
August 6, 2016 - 5:40am
July 23, 2016
Birds vary wildly in how, where they build nests
Neither the ability to fly (because some birds cannot fly at all) nor their ability to lay eggs (because many other creatures lay eggs, such as insects, reptiles, amphibians, and even some mammals) sets birds apart from other creatures. Rather, that distinction belongs to a very unique...
July 23, 2016 - 5:15am
July 16, 2016
Birds are singing to mark territory, win mates
For several nights I sat on my deck watching a dazzling display of fireflies, also known as, “lightening bugs.” Most shone lights of green, some were reddish, but all were glowing and blinking everywhere in the darkness. And just a few weeks ago, the pond next to the house was...
July 16, 2016 - 5:00am
July 14, 2016
Klemek birding presentation set July 21 in New York Mills
Calling all area birders! New York Mills’ Little Big Year project is hosting DNR Assistant Wildlife Manager Blane Klemek, at the Cultural Center in New York Mills on Thursday, July 21, at 7 p.m. Klemek will be making a presentation about birding in northern Minnesota which will...
July 14, 2016 - 5:25am
July 1, 2016
No bird has more fun in flight than chimney swift
Whenever I have gazed skyward to watch chimney swifts, I’ve never once thought they looked like flying cigars, are they are so often described. Among the most aerial of birds, if the acrobatic chimney swift must be compared to anything, I suggest they be likened to (in flight...
July 1, 2016 - 2:23pm
June 25, 2016
These two birds are way easier to hear than see
As long as I shall live I will forever be thankful for the three glorious summers that I spent conducting wildlife research throughout the prairie potholes of Stutsman and Wells counties in east central North Dakota. I surveyed nearly countless numbers of birds and stood witness to...
June 25, 2016 - 5:35am
June 4, 2016
Images in hand won’t stop mistaken ID’s
It happens with startling regularity. The misidentification of birds, that is. We all do it, even those of us who claim to be pretty good at...
June 4, 2016 - 5:15am
May 24, 2016
DL’s 19th Festival of Birds brings picture-perfect weather, big crowds
After enduring a couple of years of rain and mud, participants at Detroit Lakes’ 19th annual Festival of Birds were rewarded with sunny skies...
May 24, 2016 - 3:01pm
May 21, 2016
Bird watchers aren’t creepers
Earlier this month word spread of a rare bird showing up at a residence in the town of Leeds, N. D. It had been years since someone had seen...
May 21, 2016 - 5:15am