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Woman jumps into Minnesota lake to help save duck hunters in dramatic rescue
Travel alert: Westbound I-94 blocked between Osakis and Alexandria
Frost Advisory: Areas Of Frost May Develop Overnight
Jacob Wetterling memorial: 'Our love for you will never die'
Golf legend Arnold Palmer dies at 87 just before heart surgery
COLA to host Homecoming games Thursday
Roth, Smith tied heading to Chip-N Club final round
DL swimmers second to Visitation at Otter Invitational
FOOTBALL: Raiders beat up on winless Gators
Johnson’s first place finish leads DL boys to second at Milaca Mega Meet
Fostering hope: Local woman organizes ‘kid kits’ fundraiser for county’s foster care program
Teaching the 'lost language'; New teacher of the Ojibwe Learning and Native American Culture class is all about the students
Senior year, not so glamorous
Touchdowns and Tailgates
Chivers' exchange vows
Friends & Neighbors
BD’s Gas and Grub under new ownership
MN gas prices down, Colonial Pipeline leakage in south causing issues
Jack Chivers Realty adds new service branch
Preparing to become a caregiver
Dairy Queen set to move to McKinley Plaza Friday
It's time to put a stop to bullying
Grand opening celebration for The Barn in NYM set Oct. 1
Tamarac Fall Festival set for Oct. 1; waterfowl themes abound
Four things you can do in DL this week for no cost
Fall officially arrives this Thursday!
Ronald R. Aanerud
Larry A. Hanson
Ronald R. Aanerud
Genevieve E. Michaelson
David Melvin Hagen
Stop the lies against Eken
Big garbage, big economy
Refugee community should welcome FBI
Don't blame farmers for dying honeybees
Leaving home--love isn't always spoken
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Waterfowl hunting season now open in Minnesota
National tourney shows amazing bass catch in Minnesota
Rarely seen, the tough, wily fisher lives among us
Pheasant numbers up 29 percent over last year
Fired up for hunting season; Local Sportsman’s Clubs have their sights set on you
LP-A busts a move: Lake Park-Audubon Elementary receives national ‘Active Schools’ award
4-H'ers bring home ribbons from the Minnesota State Fair
Cormorant art show winners announced
Pine to Palm
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
May 14, 2016
Some Minnesota birds are actually very intelligent
Some people might mistake a bird’s lack of facial expressiveness as perhaps demonstrative of a lesser intelligence. After all, a bird cannot smile, laugh, or scowl; and thus, the theory might go, must therefore be emotionless and possibly unintelligent. Nothing further could be...
May 14, 2016 - 5:45am
April 24, 2016
Taking a gander at the area’s best birds
As spring finally begins to settle into the Detroit Lakes area, birders from all over the U.S. and Canada are making final preparations to converge...
April 24, 2016 - 5:40am
April 23, 2016
Can’t help but appreciate the great blue heron
The great blue heron is an attractive bird to observe. Though somewhat gangly and oversized in physical stature, the bird is graceful in flight, remarkably stealthy when hunting for food, and is bejeweled with beautifully colored plumage. Formerly belonging to the avian order Ciconiiformes,...
April 23, 2016 - 5:30am
April 16, 2016
Raven’s call always stops me in my tracks
For whatever reason, there is a specific bird call that, when heard, will stop me in my tracks every time, and I’m not entirely sure why. It...
April 16, 2016 - 5:10am
April 2, 2016
American goldfinch a ‘splash of feathered sunshine’
It is interesting to note that the common loon wasn’t always the endeared and obvious pick for Minnesota’s official state bird. There were several other contenders for the honor (and I should point out, very good considerations). For example, in a 1961 article that appeared in...
April 2, 2016 - 5:05am
March 19, 2016
Modern birding in the digital age
Back in the era of Baird, Wilson and Audubon, it took a skilled marksman to study birds. Getting feathered carcasses in hand — via the barrel...
March 19, 2016 - 5:10am