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More than 200 officers clear muddy protest camp, but 46 arrested
City of Fargo employee: let DAPL protesters 'drown in the flooding'
Dakota Access oil could flow by March 6
State Board of Higher Education approves change in tenure policy
North Dakota legislators take mid-session break, assess work of the 'first period'
Mehl's Gluten-Free Bakery adds coffee, cafe, home decor store after moving to larger storefront
CVB leader: Fargo should still pursue its own convention center
FM News reopens in south Fargo with new owners
Fargo's Grazies Italian restaurant to reopen with new owner
Passenger boardings continue to fall at most ND airports
Port: Gov. Burgum on remaining #NoDAPL protesters: 'More have moved than left'
Kathleen Wrigley: Marsy's Law does not protect victims' names
Port: Reminder: The #NoDAPL protesters in camp are no longer standing with Standing Rock
Port: Piepkorn defends his letter on economic incentives, calls Gehrig 'a disappointment'
Hoeven, Cramer got it wrong
Lloyd & Joan (Short) Anderson
Wes And Harryette Bartron
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Dean Blais is back in Grand Forks, but will it be last trip as coach?
Davies girls make hockey history with quarterfinal win
Fourth line sparks Central boys to opening-round win
Minnesota Twins relief pitcher admits to vomiting nearly every time before taking the mound
Top seed Bismarck girls roll past Williston
Heart full of hope
Flowers in winter can brighten up the snowy blues
Gardening for seniors
Red River Singles sets schedule
Lighting up the night
Home & Garden
Red River Valley Fair
Assessing nature not always clear-cut
Personal journeys now shared on website
Flight lines: Staying connected with birds and those who watch them
Flight Lines: Difficult conditions don't stop local bird count; local birders take part in hemisphere-wide census
Cook: Some days just require a fire
Marcella Mae Heiden
Beverly Fern Lien
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
April 29, 2014
Flight Lines: In defense of the lowly sparrow
The sparrows are back. All winter long members of the songbird family, Emberizidae, have been absent from our area, spending the cold non-breeding...
April 29, 2014 - 3:58pm