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White Earth has spent millions on Star Lake project
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Speed and Strength program benefiting Laker athletes year round
Angels blank New York Mills
Post 15 splits with Perham Buzz
Hole in one
Labine leaves three-decade legacy with DL track and field
NARFE elects new officers at annual meeting
DL's Lundberg to celebrate 100th birthday this Friday
DL Eagles score big in ritual competition
Gardening for the food shelf
Saturday celebration set for Russell Kent's 90th birthday
Friends & Neighbors
A rustic piece of home: New furniture and decor shop open on Lake Avenue
Essentia Health welcomes hospitalist in Detroit Lakes
Lakeland Mental Health Center welcomes new therapist
From family to family: New York Mills Dean’s Country Market has new local owners
Could you turn your hobby into a career?
Edible architecture at the DL Public Library
MSUM Summer Cinema Series opens July 10: Four summer Mondays to feature silent films and live music
Richwood Winery to host Summer Solstice Festival on Saturday
'A kind of merry war': Shakespeare in the Park's 'Much Ado' opens Thursday at DL's City Park
Duluth benefit concert to spotlight Native American artists
Daniel S. Loberg
James "JJ" Wilcox
Daniel S. Loberg
Lynn Hummel column: Can a woman do anything a man can do?
Letter: Veteran supports raising tobacco age
Opinion: Congress needs to reassert itself on use of force
Letter: New health law must cover pre-existing conditions
Eleven little mallards, swimming in a row
Outdoors column: Minnesota gulls come in three species
Brad Laabs column: Not all 'keepers' should be kept
Blane Klemek column: Discovering the scarlet tanager
Column: Fishing and finances
Blane Klemek column: Cuckoos feast on forest tent caterpillars
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
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'
Pine to Palm
November 9, 2012
Birds abound amid Colorado mountain majesties
I recently experienced once again the unending pleasure of deer hunting and exploring within the peaks, valleys, draws, drainages, and ridges of the Gore Mountain Range of Routt National Forest in beautiful northwest Colorful Colorado. Aside from the thrill of gazing across scenic...
November 9, 2012 - 2:25pm
November 2, 2012
Bluebirds still in northern Minnesota -- but not for long
The Harvest Moon has come and gone, but the Hunter's Moon is yet to come. Leaves have changed colors and have since fallen to the earth, tamaracks are already brilliant gold, and many of the birds we've enjoyed watching and listening to all summer long have either left Northern Minnesota...
November 2, 2012 - 4:03pm
October 19, 2012
Foraging for food is a full time job for wildlife
Often as it is, when we observe wildlife going about their business it's the "eating business" that we see them doing: squirrels cracking acorn shells, deer grazing on hay fields, or ducks dabbling in the wetlands. All creatures spend a large part of their daily or nightly routine...
October 19, 2012 - 2:51pm
October 5, 2012
A stringer-full of memories from vacations at Marion Lake
Can one still find the little lakeside resorts alongside quiet Northwoods Minnesota lakes? To this day, childhood memories of just such a resort and all the first-time experiences that became mine are among my happiest of days. At the time there were only four of us (little sister...
October 5, 2012 - 3:08pm
September 28, 2012
Bird migration is on: Time to hang the feeders
I miss the days when I lived and worked at "Wetlands, Pines and Prairie Audubon Sanctuary", now called "Audubon Center of the Red River Valley and Omdahl Arboretum". During my two years managing this beautiful wildlife refuge and environmental education center, I lived a relatively...
September 28, 2012 - 1:10pm
September 21, 2012
Timber wolves still live free among us in Minnesota
I enjoy telling the following story. A good friend of mine, who is an avid and accomplished outdoorsman, once had a chance encounter with three northern Minnesota wolves on a cold and starlit December night several years ago. It was an unforgettable, thrilling experience for him. Like...
September 21, 2012 - 2:30pm
September 14, 2012
Wild rice is delicious to man, habitat for wildlife
Twenty-three years ago, I canoed the upper Mississippi River for the first time. It was early October on a glorious blue-sky day with brightly colored fall foliage everywhere throughout the adjacent forests. Numerous and nearly impenetrable stands of cattails often blocked passage...
September 14, 2012 - 12:52pm
August 17, 2012
A Boundry Waters furry Fisher
I recently spent a wonderful week in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Like last year, it was me and the Oja family -- Greg, Kaisa and...
August 17, 2012 - 12:30pm
August 10, 2012
Signs of wildlife are all around us, you just have to look
Many years ago when I first wet a line in pursuit of stream trout on the Straight River near Park Rapids, I felt doubtful that a fish could be caught, much less live, in such a small little stream. After all, the stream I stood before was scarcely a dozen feet across and shallow enough...
August 10, 2012 - 4:23pm
August 3, 2012
Goose banding helps make better management decisions
Wildlife biologists, technicians, and volunteers throughout Minnesota have recently been busy once again in what can be truthfully called bona fide "wild goose chases." The annual activity of capturing and banding Canada geese, which commences late June to mid-July when adults are...
August 3, 2012 - 10:37am
July 27, 2012
We are blessed to live in 'the land of sky blue waters'
I remember as a boy watching an old Hamm's beer commercial and enjoying the catchy jingle, "From the land of sky-blue waters . . ." If I recall, the scenes were pure Minnesota -- the lakes, the pine trees, the rivers. We Minnesotans are blessed to live in a state with an abundance...
July 27, 2012 - 3:51pm
July 20, 2012
An invasion of swarming, blood-sucking insects
During the summer of 2000, my first summer managing the Wetlands, Pines and Prairie Audubon Sanctuary, now called the Audubon Center of the Red River Valley southeast of Warren, I experienced an unbearable infestation of mosquitoes of the likes I've never seen before or since. Those...
July 20, 2012 - 2:56pm
July 13, 2012
Many shorebirds migrate through, breed, nest in MN
Some of the most fascinating birds of the world belong to a group known simply as "shorebirds." But here is where simplicity stops. Shorebirds are a huge group of birds belonging to the avian Order Charadriiformes, which is made up of several families, subfamilies, and species of...
July 13, 2012 - 12:16pm
July 6, 2012
Fly, dive like a bird in the sky; swim, dive like a bird in water
I've often wondered what it would be like to be a bird. Perhaps it was this desire that compelled me to learn how to fly airplanes, which I once did. Although I have not piloted an airplane for many years, the longing to return to the sky has never waned. As much as I enjoy flight,...
July 6, 2012 - 12:33pm