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Roosevelt teachers say both their jobs are all about service
Crash with injuries in Otter Tail County Friday
Lots of school, city seats open
Area cops feeling public’s support
Man on Highway 10 is on a mission
Upset-minded Perham sends DL to Sub-state 14 elimination bracket
Former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green dies
Post 15 moves on to Sub-state quarterfinals
Cooper ends Smith’s run at U.S. Juniors
Andy Lia given key to the city, July 20, 2016 proclaimed Andy Lia Day in Detroit Lakes
Birthday wish granted, DL travel agent takes dream vacation
Air travel legislation is ‘an amazing win for consumers’
Fun with fresh fish
Social Security benefits not prorated; start month after turning 62
Vergas family reunited with dog after four-month absence
Friends & Neighbors
Former patrons buy Bleachers
Before you invest with a robo advisor...
Fremstad lawyer named ‘Rising Star’
Bell State Bank rated five-star bank
BBB warns of loan forgiveness offer
Frazee Turkey Days set for July 29-31
Celebrate reading achievements with an ‘Olympian’ event
‘Annie Get Your Gun’ opens July 28
Detroit Mt. to host first ‘bike-in movie theater’
Erasure Poetry Workshop set July 29 in New York Mills
Timothy J. Karsnia
Dean W. Sanders
David Lomen Stenseth
Sheryl "Sheri" Knowles
Marlin M. Ziegler
Cheers to young volunteers
Sound & fury drowns out the issues
ND should have left ‘Red Tomahawk’ image on its 4,000-plus highway signs
Running with the fools
Woman born of native-white parents wonders how DL can close cultural gap
DNR advice for handling damaged trees
Time to get over trauma, learn to cast
Birds vary wildly in how, where they build nests
Northwest MN Fishing Report
How has the past affected today's outdoors heritage?
Becker County Fair Premium List
Celebrating Solstice at Richwood Winery
June Summer Scene
Biking becoming bigger with area trails
Get out and golf
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. Many people look forward...
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. And of course, there’s a little thing...
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: “From bark to bark he darts in flight,This craning no-neck woodland sprite —Our all-season tree inspectorAnd invertebrate collectorWho claims old tree-holes for his...
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
November 15, 2015
Rarely-seen Vermilion bird comes to visit Osage couple’s backyard
The crowds have been gathering at a rural Becker County farm recently for a rare site in these parts. A peculiar, brilliantly, bright red...
November 15, 2015 - 5:25am
November 14, 2015
Muskrats are interesting inhabitants of marshes, lakes and rivers
I watched a muskrat swimming in the shallow water of Lake Assawa a few evenings ago. The animal’s fur coat, glistening from water droplets and sunlight, looked surprisingly luxuriant and striking in contrast to its drab surroundings. Seemingly content on swimming, I was enticed...
November 14, 2015 - 5:50am