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Studies suggest legalizing marijuana could help opioid epidemic
Firefighters battle Bowling Avenue house fire
Central Minnesota boy dies month after crash with semi-truck
Striking down barriers: Frazee's new Adaptive Bowling Team, Unified Phy Ed class get acceptance, friendship and inclusion on a roll
Perham man hurt in Highway 10 crash near DL
Hornet nine open with win at Crookston
UCB track teams fourth at Barnesville Booster
Sharp “best boxer” in Proctor
Herzog medalist, Laker girls win at The Meadows
Smith claims Top 20 Big Ten finish
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
friends & neighbors
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Peterson: Work mandate for food stamps imperils next farm bill
Arvig to boost workforce by 160
Ketter joins Mid-Minnesota as DL branch manager
Special music event coming to DL library April 24
What's coming up for arts and entertainment around the region
What's new in arts and entertainment around the region
Crawling with creativity: Detroit Lakes' 2nd Annual Art Crawl set for April 19-21
Stories sought for new musical set in Otter Tail County
Evie Svare and Fran Nelson
Rose R. Duescher
Steven P. Leitheiser
Harriet E. Anderson
The wolf is a Minnesota treasure
Family of slain child says multiple people called Otter Tail County social services
Letter: Help make these school projects community plans
Letter: Thumbs up to all you snowplow drivers
Letter: An alternative DL school building plan
Ice-out shaping up to be late: Brutally cold April will impact May fishing opener
Wild turkey a success story in Minnesota
Snowy start to steelhead season: Despite snowstorm, Brule River anglers turn out for opener
Now is the time to clean, repair your birdhouses
Let's bring back the fishing pier at Dunton Locks
Getting ahead of the curve: Cancer rehab in DL helps patients get back into life
'We'll strive to be fair': Two of Becker County’s top legal eagles talk about upcoming judgeships
Ruby's Pantry helps families make ends meet; Local mom of 7 shares her story
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
Letter: Ice palace co-chairs thank the community
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
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