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Bemidji introduces charging stations for electric cars
MN state agencies receive 10 government innovation awards
MN minimum wage set to go up August 1
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Hole in one
Local golfers compete at The Birchmont (Friday Update)
Cubs defeat Sox for Little League title
DL Babe Ruth team wraps season at districts
Three-time champion Jack Rule to play in 2016 Pine to Palm
Young Life Triathlon: Rock the Beach 5K, Kids Run part of the action
Saying goodbye to the old and hello to the new
These s’mores can be made any time of year
Jorgenson piano students end season with recital, awards
Social Secuirty: Thank you for last 31 years… and goodbye
Friends & Neighbors
‘Bait boys’ take over Quality Bait and Tackle
Encouraging good spending
MN property tax refund filing tips
Tips on insurance and storm damage claims
Former patrons buy Bleachers
Bluestem extends summer concert series into October
‘Annie Get Your Gun’ has strong native presence
Apple Music buys ‘Carpool Karaoke’ TV series
Park Rapids Crazy Days July 28-29
Frazee Turkey Days set for July 29-31
Julie Ann Stewart
Timothy J. Karsnia
Dean W. Sanders
David Lomen Stenseth
Wind power destabilizing power grid
Adults playing their games...
Letter: Unendorsed 7th District candidate should bow out
Letter: Union workers advocate for pipeline
Cheers to young volunteers
Northwest MN Fishing Report
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
DNR advice for handling damaged trees
Time to get over trauma, learn to cast
Birds vary wildly in how, where they build nests
Becker County Fair Premium List
Celebrating Solstice at Richwood Winery
June Summer Scene
Biking becoming bigger with area trails
Get out and golf
February 20, 2016
Grouse adopts rural MN neighborhood
The bird is known to just about everyone who lives in the quiet lakeside houses of Lake Julia, in this place where trees canopy dead-end roads,...
February 20, 2016 - 5:10am
December 26, 2015
‘Tis the season for a winter grouse hunt
A ruffed grouse hunter walks through woods with young aspen and pines. While stopping for a moment on the sunny day, deep silence is broken by the sound of chickadees. “In the December woods, a grouse hunter can get a break from a busy schedule and find peace in the fresh air,”...
December 26, 2015 - 5:20am
September 19, 2015
Grouse hunting season is open
Fall color begins to show, an occasional crisp morning arrives – both are telltale signs that the hunting season opener for grouse, Minnesota’s most popular game bird, is right around the corner. “Here in Minnesota we have some of the best grouse hunting opportunities in...
September 19, 2015 - 5:10am
September 12, 2015
Minnesota’s grouse are remarkable native birds
My grandfather Max Klemek called them “pat’ridge”. And for many years I called them partridge too. The ruffed grouse, their rightful common name, is also called many other names, some of which I’ve never heard of: moorfowl, birch partridge, wood grouse, drumming grouse, ruffled...
September 12, 2015 - 5:05am
August 15, 2015
Blane Klemek: Feathered friends feverishly feeding and foraging
Often as it is, when we watch wildlife going about their business it’s the eating business that we observe them doing: squirrels cracking acorn shells, deer grazing on hay fields, or ducks dabbling in the wetlands. All creatures great and small spend a large part of their daily...
August 15, 2015 - 5:10pm
June 30, 2015
DNR: Minnesota grouse count about the same as last year
Minnesota's ruffed grouse spring drumming counts were unchanged this year compared to last year, according to a spring survey conducted by the...
June 30, 2015 - 8:53am
July 5, 2014
Ruffed grouse counts see increase
Minnesota’s ruffed grouse spring drumming counts were significantly higher than last year across most of the bird’s range, according to a survey conducted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The increase is consistent with changes typical of the 10-year grouse...
July 5, 2014 - 8:00am
March 8, 2013
Blane Klemek: Sharptailed grouse — once the most plentiful game bird in MN
Over a dozen years ago when I took my two young kids on a simple little sharp-tailed grouse hunt along an old fence line adjacent to a grassy field, my then five-year old daughter asked while we walked, “Dad, what does a grouse look like?” I had forgotten that important lesson,...
March 8, 2013 - 2:12pm
November 10, 2010
Grouse who's coming to dinner
Ten years ago I could say I'd never seen a ruffed grouse. I definitely had never tried to cook one. Then I moved to northern Minnesota. My first...
November 10, 2010 - 12:00am
October 3, 2008
Grouse are on the upswing this year
The mysterious cycle in the life of the ruffed grouse is definitely nearing one of the peak years. Scientists and biologists don't fully understand...
October 3, 2008 - 12:00am
September 26, 2008
Sharp-tailed grouse wing samples needed
Sharp-tailed grouse hunters in Minnesota and North Dakota are being asked to send in wing samples from harvested birds.
September 26, 2008 - 12:00am
September 21, 2008
Revering column: It's an up year in the cycle of the ruffed grouse
All hunters have heard of the mysterious cycles involved in the abundance or the scarcity of the numbers of ruffed grouse. Now in 2008, we are definitely on the up cycle and we'll have some pretty good hunting of this grand upland bird. Last year was pretty fair hereabouts too, and...
September 21, 2008 - 12:00am