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Why is it so hard to get internet in the country? Klobuchar, Peterson in DL Friday to 'seize the moment'
Special council meetings set: Scheduling conflicts result in separate sessions for street project, sales tax
Libraries (quietly and respectfully, of course) push for state funding change
Woman pleads guilty in beheading death of Minn. man
Minn. man charged for swindling $60,000 from friend after faking cancer
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Congratulations and good luck Laker Gymnastics!
VIDEO: Lakers three-peat in convincing fashion
Anderson overtime winner redemption for Pirates
Lamoureux Hockey Camp coming to DL in June
Hibbert refocused for Michigan Snocross National
Tjepkes graduates from UM-Crookston
Are you ready? Life's big questions...
Area students graduate from MSUM
Area students graduate from NDSU
Getting to know Norway: Local pastor leads overseas trip
Friends & Neighbors
Dan's Service Center has new service advisor
MN gas prices down 2 cents
Arvig Donated More Than $450,000 Back to Communities in 2016
Economic Development Summit scheduled for March 3
Prepare your budget for closing costs when buying a home
Ski, snowshoe or hike by candlelight at Maplewood Saturday
BTD met their (donation) match at 21st annual Polar Fest Plunge
February is Black History Month
Country singer Chris Janson at Shooting Star this Friday
Mini-retreat offers chance to reflect, refresh: NYM Cultural Center to host self-care session Feb. 25
Noreen M. Huwe
Albert M. Finch
Dell D. Holm
Joanne B. Anderson
Letter: Becker County jail should be built by local craftspeople
Detroit Lakes Tribune editorial: Don't believe your lying eyes, just believe us (wah-ha-ha!)
Lynn Hummel column: Lack energy? You just have to know where to look
Letter: Scrubbing USDA website a shameful attempt to shield abusers
An early start for a strong farm bill
Finding springs is a wintertime thing: New DNR app gives you a chance to help with groundwater research
DNR says burn debris now--EMDASH--restrictions will happen soon
Blane Klemek column: Trumpeter swans are a huge Minnesota success story
Brad Laabs column: This thaw won't last, better block up your fish houses
The bass tournament that wowed the pros
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
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
You’ll never forget the first time you see a ruddy duck
I thought of a duck today — a little known fellow of squat proportions known for the courting male’s comical antics and strange sounds; its oversized light blue-colored bill; and its longish tail for its overall body size. Indeed, the unusual looking and acting ruddy is a duck...
August 22, 2015 - 5:15am
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
Hummingbird, songbird migration begins
Male hummingbirds are starting their migration to Central America. Warblers and thrushes won’t be far behind. Soon, nighthawks will be swooping...
August 15, 2015 - 5:05pm
August 8, 2015
Meadowlark melodies, bobolink warbles are songs to treasure
Two of my favorite grassland nesting songbirds, the bobolink and meadowlark, are members of the blackbird family. The family, Icteridae, includes 23 species in all. Those others are brown-headed cowbirds and species of blackbirds, meadowlarks, grackles, and orioles, too. And though...
August 8, 2015 - 5:15am
August 1, 2015
The social, graceful, beautiful purple martin captures our admiration
As soon as springtime warms enough to where insects are fairly abundant, several species of swallows begin showing up throughout Minnesota. In all, six of the nine North American swallows migrate to Minnesota to breed and nest. All of them share similar physical characteristics with...
August 1, 2015 - 5:10am
More deer seen after milder winter
Reports of good white-tailed fawn numbers are coming in from around Minnesota as a milder winter and a conservative approach to the 2014 hunting...
August 1, 2015 - 5:05am
July 25, 2015
The coyote: Cunning to some, nuisance to others
I remember well the first time I ever observed a coyote in the wild. I was deer hunting on an early November morning from a deer stand that my Dad and I had made from ironwood earlier that fall. The location of the stand was adjacent to a narrow forest wetland choked full of sedge...
July 25, 2015 - 5:20am
June 21, 2015
After initial testing, DNR still investigating avian flu in wildlife
After collecting and testing more than 3,300 samples from wild birds, nearly all of the test results are back and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has found only one positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), a Cooper’s hawk from Yellow Medicine County reported...
June 21, 2015 - 5:10am