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Admitted Downwind killer testifies Friday in Rossbach trial
Hunting license change means less local business
Dayton calls for fast insurance fix
ND weather forecast calls for warm weather into December
Medical examiner says bones found along pipeline route not human
Shopping safe haven: Curvy Divas opens in WF
Willow Tree Counseling providing mental health care
New tea store opens in West Fargo
Glacial Peak offering freezing-temperature therapy
Samsung halts Galaxy Note 7 smartphone production
Port: This is what Standing Rock Chairman David Archambault did to get himself arrested
Port: Candidate calls for permanent Native American member of the ND PSC
Port: What was the point, President Kennedy?
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Bois Forte, Grand Portage bands authorized to take 10 Minnesota moose this fall
Gophers hit rewind on film to prepare to play
Jake Long could make debut vs. Philadelphia
Wild assistant Scott Stevens settling into new role
For Vikings’ Eric Kendricks, it’s a Battle of Brotherly Love
Late summer early fall notes
'Walking Dead' star among paranormal convention-goers in Mahnomen
Mule Deer Foundation holding banquet, auction at Bonanzaville
Gardening in small spaces
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Red River Valley Fair
Zen and the art of hawk watching: Identifying migrating raptors always a challenge
Flight Lines: Beautiful volume worth a spot on shelf
Flight Lines: Feathers and leaves comparable
Flight Lines: Riding Mountain, the other nearby national park
Flight Lines: Rest easy birders, the future is bright
Arlene Esther Bratland
Joanne Marie Thoemke
Becky M. Fjestad
Erland "Squirrel" Wateland
Kenneth "Kenny" Allen Graveline
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 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 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
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
April 15, 2014
Flight Lines: Nation’s symbol has rebounded well from mid-century low
There was quite a buzz on the local online bird chat a few weeks ago as a certain raptor made its presence known with gusto in our area. Indeed,...
April 15, 2014 - 3:37pm
March 18, 2014
Flight Lines: The most common bird no one knows
That there exists a widespread and common bird under the collective noses of North Dakotans yet few have ever heard of it is not entirely surprising....
March 18, 2014 - 5:35pm