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Suspect in North Dakota attack arrested on attempted murder charge
As leadership expectations change, being police chief gets even harder
'Pontification Festival is over': Heated Twitter comments follow legislative forum in Grand Forks
'It didn't look right,' says teen who helped save toddler at Fargo hotel pool
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
West Fargo Applebee's goes out of business
Port: Young legislators learn that in politics the people are never wrong (even when they’re wrong)
AstroBob: Ride the roller coaster to solar minimum
Swift: Do-it-yourself Dad may be least patient patient of all
Veeder: The new good 'ol days are on their way
Phillips: Dealing with difficult people easier with kindness
Lloyd & Joan (Short) Anderson
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Senior luncheon, baked potato feed coming up
New Orleans hometown guy leads West All-Stars to win with record 52 points
Gophers win fifth straight, beat Michigan for first time since 2011
Plan remains to alternate between Grand Forks and Fargo for state hockey
Twins' Vargas gets help from Manny Ramirez this time
Wild's farm club turns it around
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
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
MN announces plans to close hatchery used to raise trout, salmon
Marcella Mae Heiden
Beverly Fern Lien
Frank L. Nickel
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