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Future of Detroit Lakes bowling alley up in the air
LP-A School Board candidate forum set for Wednesday
Finances look good, Becker County has 'very strong' bond rating
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Area football teams complete regular season play
Defense and a varied rushing attack give Lakers seventh win of the season
Roth runner-up at Creighton Classic
Lakers finish regular season with 17th victory
McCulloch all-time winningest football coach at Valley City State
'Stash your Ash'; Detroit Lakes ALC students bring awareness about cigarette butt pollution
Slice of the ice; Lakes Curling Club gears up for new season
An ode to my team
Seaberg turns 80
Lindens to celebrate 40th anniversary
Friends & Neighbors
A 'Midwest' mural; Artist paints a Minnesota-inspired mural on Midwest Printing building
Average MN gas prices down for October
WCI receives Responsive Philanthropy Award
Kreuger joins staff at Midwest Bank
Saying goodbye to Goodman's
'Old MacDonald Had a Banjo' program coming to DL library Nov. 7
A Native American experience in sight, sound and soul
The great debate: Apple or pumpkin? Holy Rosary volunteers already taking orders for annual pie sale
National Cat Day is Oct. 29!
'Bat Masks of Mexico'; Exhibit opens Monday at ‘The W’ coffee shop in Warren
Marylou F. Chromy
Douglas H. Meyer
Mavis L. Nelson
Toxic Trump? For first time in more than 50 years, Forum Communications declines to endorse Republican nominee
Republicans using fantasies and falsehoods to attack DFLers on MNsure
Constitutional Amendment will be on the ballot on Nov. 8.
Buboltz' say Skoe, Eken and Marquart are strong leaders for this area
Should I stay or should I go? Hurricane forces tough decisions
Don't be fooled: Cold water doesn't mean lethargic fish
Mouse invasion is about finding food, warm place to nest
Whether you call it timberdoodle or woodcock, it's a great Minnesota bird
Special deer hunting season opens Thursday for youth with adult mentors
Explore the possibilities: New online tool helps find public hunting land
Ben Affleck's 'The Accountant' Dominates with $24.7 Million
Puppies saved from high-kill Texas shelter look for DL homes
A surprising celebration: DL's LuAnn Porter honored for 25 years with United Way
Three years and counting: DL family opens up about adoption struggles
Fired up for hunting season; Local Sportsman’s Clubs have their sights set on you
Pine to Palm
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