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U.S. asks phone companies to provide 'robocall' blocking technology
$1 million bail set for man charged in Fargo woman's death
Aerial mosquito spray set July 22 in Frontier
West Fargo teacher finds black widow spider in Costco grapes
WF teacher finds black widow spider in Costco grapes
Hanging out at Zero Gravity: Alternative fitness studio combines acrobatics, gymnastics, dance for fitness
Brewing up options: Four new craft beer businesses to open in F-M area this year
Former TNT's Diner in West Fargo opens under new name
Exchange Club donates to crisis center, aquatic center
Prairie Supply breaks ground on new headquarters
Forum editorial: Upgrade West Fargo fire unit
Cartoon: July 20, 2016
Chief's Corner: Looking at last month's crime
The Math Isn't New, but the Pedagogy Is
Olson Cartoon: July 13, 2016
Brennan takes position at NDSU Extension Service
Nursery News (7-6-16)
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Yard of the Month
Breitling: Time for Color
Library News: May 4, 2016
Library News (April 27, 2016)
Library News: April 20, 2016
Singer comes home on a high note
home & garden
Red River Valley Fair
Flight Lines with VIDEO: Willet's scientific name changed
Flight Lines: Bug hunter declining in numbers
Video: Meadowlark recognized as symbol of west
NEW: Flight Lines Video: Even images in hand won't stop mistaken identities
Flight Lines: Bird watchers aren't creepers
Merland L. Carlson
Larry L. Lang
Michelle D. Ellenson
January 5, 2015
Flight Lines: Anything can happen during Christmas Bird Count
I can only guess what motivates people to participate in the annual Christmas Bird Count. I’m sure there are some doing it for the social...
January 5, 2015 - 11:31am
December 17, 2014
Flight Lines: Where do birds sleep?
The rustling and fluttering would be abrupt and startling. Dark, soundless mornings were quite often ripped open in this fashion, causing me...
December 17, 2014 - 12:14am
December 2, 2014
Flight Lines: 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 2, 2014 - 3:35pm
November 18, 2014
Flight Lines: Natural world prepares for changing of seasons
It was during a recent walk that I happened upon a gathering of American crows settling into the top of a large cottonwood tree for what would...
November 18, 2014 - 3:37pm
November 5, 2014
Flight Lines: Tundra nester shows broad range
We often think of the Arctic tundra as an utterly unforgiving zone of extreme winter darkness and extreme cold that we will — thankfully —...
November 5, 2014 - 10:06am
October 21, 2014
Flight Lines: 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 21, 2014 - 4:06pm
October 7, 2014
Flight lines: ‘House butterfly’ Flutter flew into West Fargo home, hearts
A strong cold front hit a couple of Sundays ago with an accompanying north wind. Betting on a good hawk migration day I set up a spotting scope...
October 7, 2014 - 11:09am
August 19, 2014
Flight Lines: Lanky shorebird a delight to find anywhere
It was well over 20 years ago. I was driving east on Cass County Road 20 north of West Fargo on my way to Hector International Airport. At one...
August 19, 2014 - 3:11pm
August 5, 2014
Flight Lines: Shorebird stories are almost mythical
It actually began some weeks ago, the arrival of the first migrant shorebirds into our area following the breeding season. An individual here,...
August 5, 2014 - 4:25pm
July 23, 2014
Flight Lines: Cliff swallows beneficiaries of RRV manmade structures
I’ve been racking my brain in an attempt to remember if I’ve ever seen a cliff swallow (petrochelidon pyrrhonota) nest attached to something...
July 23, 2014 - 4:00pm
July 9, 2014
Flight Lines: Night-lights from natural sources
That we as a species have a fascination, a need even, for light is not in doubt. In its absence there is only deep, glooming dark. With dark...
July 9, 2014 - 1:53pm
June 24, 2014
Flight Lines: Understated sparrows synonymous with prairie
Every school kid growing up in North Dakota learns of our state bird, the Western meadow-lark (Sturnella neglecta). It’s a robust specimen...
June 24, 2014 - 3:22pm
June 10, 2014
Flight Lines: The yin and yang of meeting with nature
I can see it now: Gorth steps out of his cave to stretch and take out the garbage when, “splat,” a pterodactyl flies over and leaves its mark on a brand new wheel he had just carved from a piece of wood. OK, I realize that pterodactyls and humans never coexisted in the same paleontological...
June 10, 2014 - 5:38pm
May 27, 2014
Flight Lines: Migrant birds savor warmth, too
Early last week the dam finally, thankfully, broke. The endless cold of a protracted spring gave way to warming on a level we have all been eagerly...
May 27, 2014 - 9:18pm
May 14, 2014
Birding more than watching
I sometimes wonder if I would have gotten a head start 30-some years ago if it had been called something other than “bird watching.” The...
May 14, 2014 - 9:47am