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Online petition surfaces trying to stop Waubun-Mahnomen co-op for all sports
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Hoge catches leaders to share first-round lead at PGA's Barbasol
Blues send Post 15 to elimination bracket
Beau Hanson gets fresh start after injury layoff
Find strength, serenity this summer: Local yoga studios offer wide range of classes
Here comes the sun: Tips for summer skincare
Column: Breaking the ice--an introduction to Becker County
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Albright on dean's list at St. Cloud Tech
Friends & Neighbors
Minnesota Lottery continues to be recognized for its accounting and financial reporting
'Acting small, delivering big': Minnesota business makes name for itself in competitive automation industry
BBB, DLI warn against insurance deductible rebates
Department of Revenue offers tips for property tax refund filers ahead of August deadline
Plan your own adventure: DL Escape Room opens in Washington Square Mall
A relaxing day of shopping beneath the trees: DL's 39th Arts & Crafts in the Park set for this Sunday
So close they can taste it: DL's Holmes Theatre to host WE Fest Karaoke Roundup finale on Saturday
Arts and music at Maplewood
Comedian Rodney Carrington comes to Shooting Star Friday
Coming home: Fargo native Shannon Curfman brings solo act to Shooting Star this Thursday
Margaret Mary (Sloan) Krenelka
Edwin A. Lundberg
Thomas Jerome Bridges Sr.
Delores "Dee" Lugert
Lynn Hummel column: What if Moses had 10 more commandments?
Letter: City needs to give veteran, landlord a break
Letter: DL should show compassion towards landlord, veteran
Port: I'm pretty sure we elected Zaphod Beeblebrox as president
Lost Italian: Refreshing summer slushes to to help beat the heat
Purple martins faring well in parts of Minnesota
Brad Laabs column: Best lake? Best time to fish? No easy answers
Some tips for successful warm-weather fishing
Blane Klemek column: A sleepy squirrel that acts like a prairie dog
Outdoors column: Minnesota gulls come in three species
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
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
October 17, 2015
Predators illustrate the natural circle of life
As a young boy on the farm, observing wildlife was as much a part of my day as was helping with the milking chores. On one particular winter afternoon while feeding our young stock, I heard the whine of several snowmobiles across the road and on the neighbor’s hayfield. When I looked...
October 17, 2015 - 5:40am
October 10, 2015
Fun-loving, curious otters are well ‘suited’ for semi-aquatic life
In my mind no other wild creature seems to enjoy life more, or takes more pleasure in spending time with family just lying around or goofing off, than the comical river otter. Few Minnesota mammals are as interesting and enjoyable to watch as they are. River otters belong to the...
October 10, 2015 - 5:15am
October 3, 2015
The handsome wood duck is passing through the area right now
I remember many years ago when a man telephoned to tell me about a problem he was experiencing. His quandary had to do with ducklings of all things. The ducklings, according to the distressed caller, were jumping out of his artificial nest box, and no matter how hard he tried at keeping...
October 3, 2015 - 5:15am
September 19, 2015
Still a little time to spot, enjoy a hummingbird or two
I’ve written about the ruby-throated hummingbird many times over the years. And why not? They’re a fascinating and delightful species of bird to observe. For many of us, feeding hummingbirds is an enjoyable hobby. Some people put out one feeder that maybe attracts a pair or...
September 19, 2015 - 5:15am
September 12, 2015
Monarchs move in on hummingbird ground
The monarch is not a bird, of course, but it is a magnificent winged creature. Several monarch butterflies have been frequenting a patch of...
September 12, 2015 - 5:10am
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
September 5, 2015
American goldfinch was once thought of as ‘unofficial’ bird of MN
The American goldfinch, sometimes called eastern finch, wild canary, and yellow finch, is a delightful Minnesota songbird. Coming as a surprise to some people, goldfinches are often observed at our backyard birdfeeders the year ‘round here in the Northland. But what you won’t...
September 5, 2015 - 5:40am
August 22, 2015
Recording of natural history can often lead to ‘discoveries’
Among the many benefits that came with being the victor in conflicts throughout the ages was the ability to dictate the narrative from that point...
August 22, 2015 - 5:25am