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Child sex charges pending for Bemidji middle school assistant principal
One-room Minnesota schoolhouse student, now 96, and her teacher, 107, reunite
A contest for real saps: Vergas' Maple Syrup Festival to include syrup tasting contest
Al Franken, 'Giant of the Senate': Minnesota Senator visits Detroit Lakes, talks career pathways
Girl, 13, accused of leading SD police on high-speed chase in stolen SUV
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Goodhue takes down Raiders for second straight year
James Amdal, 97, in attendance at state quarterfinal
Lakes Figure Skating Club ends season with success
Journey To The Tourney: Lake Park-Audubon returns to state
Otters' late charge falls short in state opener
Column: Experiencing Christianity abroad
Column: Drinking in the joy of life
Thursday matters: Every day, His home in us
Food and fellowship: The Refuge continues to host free, weekly suppers
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Friends & Neighbors
Mistakes on Your Tax Return Could Lead to an Audit
Ryan Hanson Homes has new licensed realtor
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Joins Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes
Back in business: Audubon Liquor Store purchased by brothers-in-law
Norby's recognized for 90 years of membership
Full WE Fest lineup announced
'Beauty and the Beast' debuts to magical $350M globally
Women on a roll: Female directors dominate at Fargo Film Festival
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Donald "Don" Darrell Schermerhorn
Donna Mae Graffis
Lorraine M. Fingalson
Lyle E. Donley
Jeffrey M. Webber
Lynn Hummel column: The top 15 lessons in the school of life
Letter: 'Extreme vetting' is a sham--we're already as safe as we can be
Letter: Eken says attack against him by fellow senator was 'flat-out lie'
Another Republican wedge issue to divide Minnesotans?
Letter: 'Repeal and replace' plan means tax cuts for the rich, fewer health benefits for the American people
Signs of spring: The lark and pasque flowers
Brad Laabs column: There's still quality lake ice for fishing
Waiting for Woodie Camp: Young waterfowlers can attend free, weeklong summer camp
Blane Klemek column: Pileated woodpecker can hollow out trees like a buzzsaw
Brad Laabs column: Get your poop in a scoop and clean up the lake, anglers!
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'
A $10,000 drop in the bucket: Red Kettle campaign gets big boost from anonymous donor in DL
Pine to Palm
April 16, 2016
Get outdoors, listen for the vocals of ovenbirds, thrushes
There’s an avian assembly of woodland wonders that I find especially alluring. Arriving to the Northland by late April and early May and departing in late summer and early fall are the numerous species of woodland thrushes and the charming little ovenbird. Many people look forward...
April 16, 2016 - 5:05am
April 9, 2016
Trumpeting swans announce spring’s arrival in MN
Springtime is my favorite season. While autumn is a close second, spring is the time of year when everything comes back to life. Winter has lost its icy grip and has slowly given way to warmer days and soon-to-be greenery and ice-free lakes. And of course, there’s a little thing...
April 9, 2016 - 5:30am
February 6, 2016
Help wildlife during tax time
The Feb. 1 deadline for employers to send statements of last year’s earnings to employees means many people are starting their income tax returns now. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources would like to remind them of an opportunity to invest in the future of nongame wildlife....
February 6, 2016 - 5:00am
January 30, 2016
Calling all birders: Counters needed for GBBC
First off, my apologies for writing in my state birds column that the Dominican Republic is a United States territory. I heard from many of you about my error! After the mistake was corrected, I wrote to those of you that e-mailed me that I had better stick to biological matters and...
January 30, 2016 - 5:00am
January 16, 2016
Otters know how to have some fun
Northern Minnesota is replete with natural wonders and special places to enjoy nature. From national wildlife refuges to state parks, national and state forests to state and federal wildlife management areas, lakes and rivers galore to abundant public lands, our state has it all....
January 16, 2016 - 5:00am
January 9, 2016
Delights of winter birds is fun from indoors, too
A few mornings ago, I enjoyed the early rays of sunlight while filling the backyard birdfeeders. As I looked upon the leafless bur oaks gracing the woodland and lawn, I recalled that it wasn’t all that long ago when the very leaves now on the ground and underneath several inches...
January 9, 2016 - 5:05am
January 2, 2016
Birds aren’t the only creatures that fly
When asked to name the one distinguishing feature that sets birds apart from other creatures, many people answer that the ability to fly is unique amongst birds and birds only. While this is a good answer, it is not the best answer. The fact is, not all birds can fly (think penguins,...
January 2, 2016 - 5:10am
December 19, 2015
Pileated — an unmistakable woodpecker of grand proportions
The large bird, having just launched itself from its perch on a great poplar tree, swooped through the forest timber in an undulating, straight-line flight. Long wings, stretched far to its sides with each culminating wing-beat, were quickly drawn within, causing, only momentarily,...
December 19, 2015 - 5:05am
December 12, 2015
Birds also store food for winter
Most of us who grew up in this area, I would imagine, are possessed of vivid memories of being around the kitchen when our mother or grandmother...
December 12, 2015 - 5:10am
Nuthatches are very interesting year-round birds
Francis Stella, a Michigan poet who writes wildlife poetry, once wrote of the ubiquitous white-breasted nuthatch: “From bark to bark he darts in flight,This craning no-neck woodland sprite —Our all-season tree inspectorAnd invertebrate collectorWho claims old tree-holes for his...
December 12, 2015 - 5:00am
November 21, 2015
Solitude of a prairie bison exemplifies a huge injustice
As many of you know, I spent three glorious summers (1997-1999) on the rolling prairies of east central North Dakota near the small town of Woodworth working on wildlife research projects. At the summits of some of those hills overlooking wetlands galore, I often pondered about what...
November 21, 2015 - 5:35am
November 15, 2015
Rarely-seen Vermilion bird comes to visit Osage couple’s backyard
The crowds have been gathering at a rural Becker County farm recently for a rare site in these parts. A peculiar, brilliantly, bright red...
November 15, 2015 - 5:25am
November 14, 2015
Muskrats are interesting inhabitants of marshes, lakes and rivers
I watched a muskrat swimming in the shallow water of Lake Assawa a few evenings ago. The animal’s fur coat, glistening from water droplets and sunlight, looked surprisingly luxuriant and striking in contrast to its drab surroundings. Seemingly content on swimming, I was enticed...
November 14, 2015 - 5:50am
November 7, 2015
The white-tail deer ranges across most of North America
Few animals come as well equipped to cope with the harshness of Mother Nature and the pressures that humanity has placed on their varied habitats as the white-tailed deer. Indeed, the species range across most of North America, in addition to Mexico and South America. White-tailed...
November 7, 2015 - 5:10am
October 24, 2015
A walk through the autumn woods with wildlife
I spend as much time as I can each year in the out-of-doors. To say the least, it is good for the soul. What with the demands of work and the need to pay monthly bills, time spent afield is time well spent. Over the years I have passed time in a host of wild settings. I’ve whiled...
October 24, 2015 - 5:00am