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Fargo judge calls for overhaul of system meant to rehabilitate probationers
UPDATE: Fire doesn't appear suspicious as Wahpeton home seriously damaged
Western Minnesota town's residents seek to help fearful immigrants
Three veterans airlifted after Memorial Day crash in van with 5 other Legion members in far northern Minnesota
Three vehicles stolen, five damaged at ND auto dealership
Inside Business: 2017 ChamberChoice awards announced for businesses, entrepreneurs
Worker shortage forces owner to close Fargo restaurant after three months
New Fargo marketing firm offers clients space to better connect with consumers
Open house for Schacher slated
New candy shop adds something sweet to downtown Fargo boutique
AstroBob: Observing alert -- space station marathon is underway
Column: Lessons from a great leader
Port: Numbers support Heitkamp defense against Democratic Party faction
Port: Thank the government for protecting you from low milk prices
Port: Sen. Heitkamp condemns 'dark money' in politics despite it paying for ads touting her re-election
Lloyd & Joan (Short) Anderson
Wes And Harryette Bartron
Community High School names Pedersen as Student of the Month
Nursery News (5-24-17)
Week in History: May 24, 2017
Island Lake gives up 30-inch walleye on opening weekend
Opening Day at Newman Outdoor Field begins early
Lynx remain perfect with win over Stars
Always in Season: The sora surprises again and again
Researchers wire up Grand Forks catfish
Ramirez goal lifts Minnesota United FC over Orlando City SC
Confessions of a traveling rarity chaser
Duluth woman meets the German donor whose stem cells saved her life
Heart full of hope
Flowers in winter can brighten up the snowy blues
Gardening for seniors
Home & Garden
Red River Valley Fair
The sometimes subtle clues birds leave, including tracks
Canadian bird heading back home for summer; Early spring means tree sparrows; Misnamed bird making an appearance
Oh the places I would go
Assessing nature not always clear-cut
Personal journeys now shared on website
William (Bill) Kelly
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
February 8, 2012
Flight Lines: Black-capped chickadee everyone's favorite
Just for fun, let's say we've been asked to manufacture a bird species using a list of certain characteristics, as if something like this were...
February 8, 2012 - 12:00am
January 18, 2012
Flight Lines: Seeing more clearly with young eyes
Every now and then, we all need reminding as to just what it was that led us here in the first place, and why we love what we do. Over time,...
January 18, 2012 - 12:00am
January 4, 2012
Flight Lines: Recent bird survey exceeds expectations again
It was thought by many experts that the record would never be broken; the human body just cannot accomplish such a feat, a four-minute mile is...
January 4, 2012 - 12:00am
December 21, 2011
Holiday gift ideas for the birder in your life
Christmas shopping has never been a strong area for me. I'm not entirely sure why, it just happens to be that way. I think the hype and hustle...
December 21, 2011 - 12:00am
December 7, 2011
Flight Lines: Sharp snowy owl contrast between last two winters
We are under an invasion. Unlike Orson Welles' 1938 radio adaptation of H. G. Wells' novel, War of the Worlds, this one is real and it's coming...
December 7, 2011 - 12:00am