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Trump, Clinton exchange jokes at post-debate dinner, and they shook hands
Witness describes brutal night watching ex-boyfriend kill man, injure another
Brrrr....polar vortex might be back
MCFEELY: National narrative over pipeline protest should be an eye-opener
Prosecutor ignores blogger, defends decision to charge journalist with pipeline riot charge
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?
Cartoon by Trgyve Olson
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Wild stay unbeaten at home, trip up Maple Leafs
Lynx fall a bucket short in bid for national title
Gophers fully unwrapping their two-piece package from Georgia
Twins center fielder Buxton in good defensive company
Vikings have gone from weaklings to warriors on the road
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
Home & Garden
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
For some, curiosity never quite satisfied; An outdoors quest for answers
August 21, 2013 - 8:27am
August 6, 2013
Nature at its finest is close at hand
My earliest memory of western grebes (Aechmophorus occidentalis) comes not from personal observation but rather from television in the late...
August 6, 2013 - 8:11am
July 23, 2013
Flight Lines: From the smallest of insects come great things (with videos)
Just last week my wife and I left town on a short vacation. When I tell people we went to Arizona they think I'm crazy but that's a topic for another day.
July 23, 2013 - 11:31am
July 9, 2013
Flight Lines: Urban wildlife often overlooked; observing nature without leaving the yard
On Monday I went to see a friend of mine who lives on a beautiful piece of rural property near Felton, Minn. In the minutes spent catching up...
July 9, 2013 - 8:11am
June 24, 2013
Flight Lines: Humbling lessons from quick assumptions
Out of my mouth came one simple query a week and a half ago, 'Hey, who wants to see a Say's phoebe on a nest?' What followed was a humbling lesson...
June 24, 2013 - 11:31am
June 14, 2013
Limiting the impacts of sapsuckers
Challenges facing the home landscaper are many -- what to plant, where to plant, how to plant, when to plant. Once in place, there is the ongoing...
June 14, 2013 - 10:58am
May 31, 2013
Corliss: One bird can make a difference – The dollar power of a single bird
Last winter was an exceptional one around here for northern species. Finches and owls normally encountered far to our north were found locally...
May 31, 2013 - 1:39pm
May 13, 2013
Flight lines: Look-alike ducks present difficult, though not impossible, challenge.
There are groups of birds that stubbornly defy easy identification for beginners and experts alike. To some it's part of the appeal of the hobby....
May 13, 2013 - 1:31pm
April 30, 2013
Will it stay or will it go? The curious migration of robins
It seems I go through this mental exercise every spring, wondering where all the robins are going. Just outside the room where our home computer...
April 30, 2013 - 7:51am
March 12, 2013
Savor being outdoors even when the weather is sour
It was almost a month ago when, upon suffering a bad case of cabin fever, I ventured out for a walk in and around Armour Park in West Fargo....
March 12, 2013 - 2:44pm
February 26, 2013
Northern visitors spice up an otherwise bland season
In the winter, 2013 edition of Living Bird News there appears an article titled, “Superflight,” by Hugh Powell. Truth is I had never heard the word, much less knew of its meaning. Once fully defined by the author, however, it makes perfect and simple sense. From the magazine:...
February 26, 2013 - 2:26pm
February 12, 2013
Storms temporarily rearrange bird life
Following Sunday’s snow-and-wind wallop I had plenty of time for coffee and breakfast. Despite having spent the better part of Monday morning clearing my driveway and sidewalks, the street in front of my home had yet to be plowed at noon. And after having witnessed even 4-wheel-drive...
February 12, 2013 - 11:44am
January 29, 2013
A swing and a miss in northwestern Minnesota
I would sincerely love to relay how fellow West Fargo birder, Dean Riemer and I drove two hours to a wooded tract in northwestern Minnesota last...
January 29, 2013 - 12:06pm
July 18, 2012
Two midsummer reads worth your time
I buy more books than I read. I'd like to think I will get around to them all at one point in my life but let's be realistic, I won't. Two things...
July 18, 2012 - 12:00am
July 4, 2012
Flight Lines: Eurasian species shows up, but is it welcome?
Mention the phrase "invasive species" in the presence of a biologist and she'll usually respond with elevated blood pressure, a knitted brow,...
July 4, 2012 - 12:00am