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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
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
St. Andrew's Society to host Scottish dinner Nov. 5
Museum's Barn Raising Bash' set for Oct. 29
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
January 31, 2015
Wild birds not as frequent visitors this year
My backyard birdfeeders have not been visited by as many wild birds this winter as they were visited during the last two winters. The usual species have been ever present — black-capped chickadees, white breasted nuthatches, blue jays, and all of the year-round resident woodpeckers...
January 31, 2015 - 7:30am
January 24, 2015
Black-backed woodpecker is dependent on dead coniferous trees
I remember the very first black-backed woodpecker I ever observed. It was the summer of 1995 in Itasca State Park where the late Ben Thoma, a well-known naturalist at the park, pointed to a tree near the east entrance and told me what had made a particular cavity in tall jack pine...
January 24, 2015 - 9:30am
January 17, 2015
Black bears hibernate in a variety of dens from year to year
As most everyone knows, black bears are abundant throughout most of the northern half of Minnesota. In fact, no other North American bear is more abundant and widespread than black bears are. Though their former range included forested habitat from Mexico to Alaska and Canada, today...
January 17, 2015 - 9:00am
Big conservation bucks aimed at little bird
The federal government is working to rescue the dwindling population of golden-winged warblers across the Great Lakes states in a last-ditch...
January 17, 2015 - 8:30am
January 14, 2015
Bill would remove wolf protection
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson has signed onto draft legislation that could once again remove federal protections from wolves in the Great Lakes region and Wyoming. Rep. Reid Ribble, R-Wis., has sent the draft legislation to other lawmakers looking for co-authors for the bill that would...
January 14, 2015 - 12:00pm
January 10, 2015
Bobcats are common in our area, though rarely seen
Bobcats are one of the most elusive and secretive native species of mammals common in Minnesota. Not very well understood by most people, fewer still ever observe them. Granted, they are mostly nocturnal by nature, but rest assured these amazing animals are more numerous than many...
January 10, 2015 - 8:30am
January 6, 2015
A bird paradise
You may think warm weather is prime-time to enjoy the rewarding hobby of bird-feeding and bird-watching. Winter, however, is the time of year...
January 6, 2015 - 3:33pm
December 30, 2014
Monarch butterfly may make endangered list
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Monday that it will consider placing the beleaguered monarch butterfly under the federal protection...
December 30, 2014 - 7:40am
December 27, 2014
Hawks galore: Minnesota is haven for raptors
A favorite group of birds for many people is a group that’s collectively called “raptors” or “birds of prey.” Raptors include hawks, falcons, ospreys, eagles, owls, and even vultures. Here in Minnesota, where we’re fortunate to enjoy not only four biomes coming together...
December 27, 2014 - 9:00am
December 23, 2014
Wolf ruling may have national impact
A federal judge’s decision reinstating federal protections for wolves in the Great Lakes region could have a profound impact on other areas of the United States where wolves don’t exist. That was the analysis Monday by wolf experts gathered by the Minnesota-based International...
December 23, 2014 - 7:50am
December 22, 2014
Court order puts Great Lakes wolves back on endangered species list
DULUTH, Minn. -- Wolves across the Great Lakes region are back under full protection of the federal Endangered Species Act as a result of a ruling by a federal judge Friday in Washington. Judge Beryl A. Howell sided with animal rights groups in a 111-page decision stating the U.S....
December 22, 2014 - 8:53am
December 13, 2014
Prevent deer from being winter pests
Deer are fun to watch, but can quickly become a nuisance when they are looking for an easy snack near houses. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources offers tips to discourage deer from becoming pests. Remove the food source. Temporarily stop feeding seed or grain to birds...
December 13, 2014 - 7:30am
December 6, 2014
You can predict the unpredictable with wildlife encounters
If you spend enough time in the great outdoors, you’re bound to experience something unusual — most notably, something relating to encounters with wildlife. Be it a chickadee landing on your hat, a bear sniffing at your barbecue grill, or a deer licking birdseed from a feeder,...
December 6, 2014 - 10:00am
Interesting origin of a familiar bird
It was quite warm, almost hot, as I set out on a noon jog in Fargo some years ago in early June; so warm that I had removed my T-shirt to carry...
December 6, 2014 - 9:30am
December 4, 2014
Family rescues young loon who couldn’t fly from lake
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- Two young girls and their family helped rescue a young loon last week in danger of freezing to the ice on Hubbard County’s...
December 4, 2014 - 8:50am