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Over 200 birders flocked to Detroit Lakes for 21st Festival of Birds
Fergus Falls to get $3.5 million for demolition of historic former state hospital
DL council approves West Lake Drive plan: Public hearing on proposed plan lasts over two hours
Lakes Shipping LLC replaces Goin' Postal
Vehicle theft leads to charges
Lacasa, Hanninen place fourth at section tennis
UND's Kyley Foster has been on a fast track to pole vault success
Jacks sweep Laker baseball
Lacasa, Hanninen vying for state doubles berth
Blomseth, Herzog up for Mr., Ms. Minnesota Golf awards
Minnesota artist provides artwork for new state license plate honoring fallen officers
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
friends & neighbors
Spicer Castle to close
'A pretty powerful thing': Sanford rolling out new genetic test in primary care clinics
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
Get those motors running: Eagles' 3rd annual 'Leather Up for Lupus' charity ride is Saturday
Summer melodrama rises from the ashes - fourth season will be in new venue
In 'Tomorrow,' it's a dog's life... literally
Locals who love jazz: F-M Kicks explore big-band sound in spring concert
'The Wild Inside' will make you howl
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Donald & Kathleen (King) Coder
Evie Svare and Fran Nelson
Betty Jean Wilson
Darla Kay Soholt
Donald L. Askelson
Over a million died protecting our freedom
Going solo on Iran nuclear agreement
Opinion: Buffer tax credit is both sensible and deserved
Rescissions bill is a smokescreen
Approve funding for Minnesota facilities
Fishing runs hot and cold for Lake of the Woods Opener crew
A busy opener in the lakes area
Turkey decoys attract surprise visitors
The nighttime sounds of frogs and toads
Be kind and help out at lake accesses
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
November 12, 2016
Lot of activity as autumn turns towards winter
Though autumn is a favorite season of mine, it's hard to admit that the summer of 2016 is over and the winter of 2016-17 is right around the corner. Looking out across Assawa Lake, I see that none of the yellow leaves of ash and aspen trees that were clinging to branches just a few...
November 12, 2016 - 5:00am
August 20, 2016
Your photo could go ALL THE WAY
Tamarac National Wildlife is having its 14th annual photo contest for amateur photographers whose work may look anything but amateur. The deadline...
August 20, 2016 - 5:00am
May 24, 2016
DL’s 19th Festival of Birds brings picture-perfect weather, big crowds
After enduring a couple of years of rain and mud, participants at Detroit Lakes’ 19th annual Festival of Birds were rewarded with sunny skies...
May 24, 2016 - 3:01pm
April 29, 2016
Wildlife rehab center is there to help
The great horned owlet, a gray puffball of feathers with eyes, was snapping its beak at the prospect of lunch, and Tara Smith was not about to...
April 29, 2016 - 2:13pm
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.
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.
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:
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