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Two hurt in separate crashes on icy Highway 10 east of Lake Park Saturday
MnDOT adopts new mowing/hay baling standard and permit
AgweekTV: Weather outlook
No smoking in public housing? New federal smoke-free rule affects Minnesotans
Man wielding knife is arrested in lobby of Becker County Human Services
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Raiders control tempo in victory over Rebels
Trojans use scoring runs to spoil Hornet opener
Laker dance teams kick off season at home Saturday
Laker boys start season with big home stand and new coaching staff
Two-time defending champs heavy favorites in Class A
Establishing an early homestead in Becker County (Part 2 of 3)
Reacting the christian way
Lakes Area Prayer Wall
First Lutheran Foundation of Detroit Lakes
Friends & Neighbors
It's a farm-fresh family thing: Roasted, Baked in DL set to open
Gas prices up average of three cents in Minnesota
Practical money matters: Focus on credit factors, not credit scores
Tax delinquency list updated
ERA Northland has a new realtor
'World's best tribute to young Elvis' comes to Detroit Lakes Saturday
Area students participating in Concordia Christmas Concerts
Award-winning country artist Phil Vassar coming to Shooting Star Friday
Great American Think-Off solicits questions for anniversary debate
It's beginning to look a lot like...
Lorna M. Schons
Eugene (Gene) A. Nelson
Lorna M. Schons
Dwight E. Teiken
Thanks to teachers for attended Legion Auxiliary Appreciation Tea
Welcome to Washington, Mr. President-Elect
Letter: Osage gun range story should have focused on neighbors
Editorial: Minnesota is second-most charitable state
What goes around comes around?
It's December, bring on the ice fishing!
This is the time to go after trophy muskies
Wanted: More deer hunters in Minnesota
Now is the time to plan a Boundary Waters trip
Lot of activity as autumn turns towards winter
Wearing their hearts on their sleeves: Detroit Lakes siblings launch Arktikos clothing line to help polar bears
Duck for President! No, Farmer Brown!: Mock election, book reading, patriotic crafts and more at museum Saturday
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
Pine to Palm
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
November 29, 2014
Winter tradition: Matching wits with squirrels
On any given day at my house I can look through my windows and enjoy watching birds feeding on suet and black oil sunflower seeds. I observe the usual assortment of wintertime birds that most everyone else in northern Minnesota enjoys seeing—chickadees, nuthatches, blue jays,...
November 29, 2014 - 11:30am
November 22, 2014
North Words: Feathers provide birds with much more than the ability to fly
During a cold and snowy evening recently (and there have been a few this November!), I watched a ruffed grouse shuffle along the forest floor on its way to a dense stand of hazel. It was obvious to me that the bird had something in mind. As soon as it reached the edge of the thicket,...
November 22, 2014 - 8:15am
November 19, 2014
Minnesota deer harvest sees a big drop so far
After the first 10 days of Minnesota’s 16-day firearms deer season, the harvest was down 23 percent overall through Monday, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Firearms hunters had taken a total of 102,168 deer through Monday, down from 133,000 last year. DNR...
November 19, 2014 - 7:59am
November 15, 2014
North Words: Cunning, wiley coyotes are intelligent predators
While hunting in both Colorado and Minnesota this fall, I’ve often been in close contact with coyotes. I encountered mostly the signs they leave behind (scat and tracks), but only rarely catch glimpses of the actual animal. And even more common than their visual signs are their...
November 15, 2014 - 9:00am
November 1, 2014
North Words: Clark’s nutcracker are notorious caching birds
I clearly remember when I observed for the first time a Clark’s nutcracker. The year was 2006 while I was deer and elk hunting in the Colorado Rockies for the first time, too. I was taking a noon-hour break, lying on a steep grassy slope overlooking a large and sprawling basin with...
November 1, 2014 - 10:00am
October 31, 2014
USFWS protects two prairie butterfly species under Endangered Species Act
The Dakota skipper is now protected as threatened and the Poweshiek skipperling is protected as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says. Both species are butterflies that depend on prairie habitat and have suffered population declines...
October 31, 2014 - 9:00am
October 25, 2014
Sorting out bird species an ongoing process
Words and their meanings evolve over time, they change across geography, and they change among different groups of users. To describe a popular...
October 25, 2014 - 8:30am
October 18, 2014
North Words: Pie-billed grebes are easily heard, less often viewed
On a recent, beautiful mid-October morning, I sat on a bench adjacent to Lake Assawa sipping coffee and enjoying the warm sun and pleasant lakeside view. A pair of trumpeter swans was swimming together on the opposite side of the lake foraging on tubers and other aquatic morsels....
October 18, 2014 - 9:00am
Leg bands provide a wealth of information
I’ve learned through watching, listening and observing my kids how routine questions can often perplex adults. It’s easy to just brush it...
October 18, 2014 - 8:30am
October 16, 2014
Hamden a haven for birds
To look north of Audubon 25 years ago would be a much different sight than it is today. One would have seen thousands of acres of dry farmland,...
October 16, 2014 - 9:45am
October 15, 2014
Butterflies are in trouble; migratory rate to Mexico has dropped by 90 percent in last 15 years
The future of monarch butterflies is uncertain, says Nevis butterfly expert John Weber. Technically considered not endangered but ”highly...
October 15, 2014 - 2:00pm
October 11, 2014
As wind funnels thousands of songbirds to Duluth, reports of dead songbirds are on the rise
The arrival of thousands of migrating songbirds in the Duluth area in recent days has been followed by an abnormally high number of songbirds...
October 11, 2014 - 8:30am
September 27, 2014
North Words: ‘Drummer of the woods’ is MN’s most popular upland game bird
I’ve been spending a fair amount of time hunting ruffed grouse this early fall. During the first couple of weeks of Minnesota’s small game hunting season, I was in the woods ten of the first twelve days. Most of the time I had only the last hour of light, or the first hour of...
September 27, 2014 - 8:30am
September 20, 2014
North Words: Yellow-bellied sapsuckers, northern flickers only around a few months
Minnesota is home to many different species of birds. Some, such as the ruby-throated hummingbird, eastern bluebird, and rose-breasted grosbeak, are only part time residents. These birds arrive in our woodlands, fields, and backyards without fail every spring, but, come autumn, migrate...
September 20, 2014 - 8:00am