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MS. SIMPLICITY: Learning not to care in a world on display
Authorities making more arrests near Dakota Access Pipeline camp
HOMEGROWN HOLLYWOOD: Culinary adventures provide cultural connection
Port: North Dakota’s assistance program for #NoDAPL protesters closed down after hotel room was trashed
Friday snow storm expected to wallop southern Minn., less expected in the north
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
New store coming to former Moorhead Kmart building
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
Nursery News (2-22-17)
Nursery News (2-15-17)
Nursery News (2-8-17)
Nursery News (1-18-17)
Nursery News (1-11-17)
Timberwolves' Thibodeau hasn't found trade he likes 'at this point'
Twins' Sano working to put down roots at third base
NDSU athletic department faces cut of $800,000 in state funding
UND hopes Senior Weekend isn't last trip to home ice this season
Red-hot Gophers win 6th straight, upset No. 24 Maryland
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
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
June 20, 2012
Flight Lines: Little discoveries on the North Dakota prairie
"I doubt it." That was my answer to the question, "Do you think these caterpillars are eating lichens?" Sure there were quite a few of them...
June 20, 2012 - 12:00am
June 6, 2012
Flight Lines: Elusive flycatcher found near West Fargo
Last Sunday I asked for a copy of North Dakota's most recent record of Acadian flycatcher (Empidonax virescens); it soon arrived via email. In...
June 6, 2012 - 12:00am
May 23, 2012
Flight Lines: No mystery, now is the height of songbird migration
Dates are important. Always have been; just ask Julius Caesar about the Ides of March. Whether to recognize birthdays or anniversaries, or to...
May 23, 2012 - 9:27am
May 9, 2012
Flight Lines: First flycatcher of spring defies convention
There is any number of ways we can divide birds into groups: Pelagic (oceangoing) vs. land-based, precocial vs. altricial young, cavity nesting...
May 9, 2012 - 12:00am
April 25, 2012
Flight Lines: West Fargoan adds species to county bird list
A 2006 poll conducted by the US Fish and Wildlife Service showed North Dakotans among the least likely Americans to be bird watchers on a per...
April 25, 2012 - 12:00am
April 4, 2012
City-dwelling raptors no longer things of rarity
On the 18th of December, 1993, I saw my first merlin sitting in a tree in Fargo's industrial park. By then I had been birding for over 15 years...
April 4, 2012 - 12:00am
March 21, 2012
Flight Lines: Roadrunner very real, just not here
From the following list of cartoon birds, select the one with the specific real life counterpart and matching name: Big bird, Roadrunner, Woody...
March 21, 2012 - 12:00am
March 7, 2012
Flight Lines: Morning, lengthening days lead to singing birds
"In the Spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love," wrote British poet Alfred Lord Tennyson in his work titled, Locksley Hall....
March 7, 2012 - 12:00am
February 22, 2012
Flight Lines: Sorting through natural relationships not always easy
The other day I received an email with an attached video showing scenes of a crow and a house cat frolicking and carrying on in a playful and...
February 22, 2012 - 12:00am