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Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee donates 36k to DL Boys & Girls Club
Not drinking or driving, teens increasingly put off traditional markers of adulthood
Former Minn. assistant principal plans guilty pleas to charges related to explicit childrens' images
Study shows playing football before age 12 can lead to mood and behavior issues
Minnesota school accountability system up for review to meet federal standards
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Area pro and college sports briefs
DL Whalers capture squirt hockey title in Fargo
Raiders push win streak to three games
Laker volleyball runners-up at Hawley Invite
Girls soccer picks up sixth win in eight games
"The first day at school wasn't the worst day": Story from 1977 rings true today
Social Security celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Column: Sleeping with a neanderthal
Column: The very first school in Becker County
3 pumpkin-themed recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth
friends & neighbors
Flipping houses--it's not like TV
Arvig schedules cut-over date for all-digital conversion in Ada, Callaway, Glyndon, Hawley and Lake Park
Nurse practitioner joins Essentia Health-Park Rapids Clinic
MN gas prices up slightly over last week
Essentia Health Welcomes General Surgeon in Detroit Lakes
Fargo photographer exhibiting his work at Trinity Lutheran this month
NYM Cultural Center to host fiber arts classes Sept. 22-23
Eagles tribute show to open new season at the Holmes
'Sulfer Springs' is a can't miss read for Krueger mystery fans
Lakes Area Chorale headed for New York City: Picnic, info meeting on joining local community choir set for Sunday
Beejay Eckman and Tracy Nealis
Nena Rae Bartnes
Jerry & Monica Thunstrom
Alton O. Haugen
Leo L. Rabideaux
Eva Della Fritz
Anna Mae Nelson
It all started with an apple
Letter: Brain injury survivor provides bike helmets for kids
Marine recruit supports Tobacco 21 in DL
Warm up with roasted eggplant and garlic soup
This argument against Tobacco 21 should go up in smoke
A sight to make the neighbor drop his rake
Autumn full moons are fun times to fish
Black bears live in the shadows
Time for cooler-weather boat maintenance
Grosbeaks sure brighten up a wintertime yard
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
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
pine to palm
Bison golf no longer that other minor sport at NDSU
Gillam snaps Renner’s streak to take Super Senior crown
Piatz picks up second Pine to Palm Mid-Am title
Ystebo cruises to Pine to Palm Senior title
Chris Swenson captures the 85th Pine to Palm championship
March 7, 2015
The plain black raven is far removed from the ordinary
I just read a story about a little girl somewhere in England that receives little gifts from crows that she feeds daily handouts to. The crows evidently leave her (in kind perhaps?) with an array of objects. These objects range anywhere from tiny colorful trinkets that the crows manage...
March 7, 2015 - 5:10am
February 28, 2015
The wildlife of MN: The pileated woodpecker
The pileated woodpecker doesn’t hide its whereabouts when searching for its supper or announcing its territory. Those who spot them often...
February 28, 2015 - 5:10am
The European starling is a transplant to North America
So far I haven’t had a lot of feathered friends visiting my feeders this winter. Consequently, I haven’t needed to work too hard at keeping the feeders filled. It’s never really work, you know, but I’ve sometimes gone several days in a row without replenishing my birdfeeders...
February 28, 2015 - 5:05am
February 14, 2015
More time for comments
The opportunity to email or mail comments on deer populations in large portions of northeastern, north-central and east-central Minnesota has been extended until Friday, Feb. 20. “We are giving people more time to mail or email comments on deer populations during the 2015 deer...
February 14, 2015 - 5:05am
February 13, 2015
Bills to end Endangered Species Act protections for wolves introduced in Congress
DULUTH, Minn. -- Two bills have been introduced in the U.S. House this week to strip federal Endangered Species Act protections from wolves in several states. U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., introduced HF 843 that would prohibit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from listing wolves...
February 13, 2015 - 5:55am
February 12, 2015
Lawmakers to DNR: We want more deer up north
ST. PAUL -- A panel of Minnesota lawmakers Wednesday told state wildlife officials they wanted to see more deer in the woods, especially up north. A House committee hearing room served as the setting for what amounted to a stern talking-to by lawmakers echoing a refrain among many...
February 12, 2015 - 8:09am
February 7, 2015
Shrews are among the most fascinating MN mammals
They’re neither mouse nor vole, yet they have features of both. They scamper about, they squeak, they’re small, and they’re furry. But strange as it is, these mouse-like creatures of the woods and farm are no more a rodent than you and I are. Indeed, what I’m writing about...
February 7, 2015 - 5:10am
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