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Military veterans plan barracks for Dakota Access pipeline protests
Morton County chair asks Heitkamp to discuss pipeline in meeting with Trump
'Shoe bomber' asks judge to drop fine, pleads poverty
Ford recalls select vehicles for seat belt issue
Minnesota expects $1.4 billion budget surplus
Escape, Jr. gives kids a chance at escape rooms
Everything Amish expands to West Fargo
Monsanto, Cargill donate grain bin rescue equipment to WF Fire
UPDATE: Man looks to open 'Fighting Soo' restaurant in St. Paul
Shopping safe haven: Curvy Divas opens in WF
Opinion: Gov. Jack Dalrymple of North Dakota is not George Wallace
McFeely: Retired school bus driver talks about her 30 years behind wheel
Port: It doesn’t matter that Standing Rock voiced DAPL opposition at a meeting in 2014
McFeely: Bus driver said role 'was the best part-time job you could have'
Column: Standing Rock opposed pipeline as early as 2014, new tape reveals
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Library news: Nov. 9, 2016
Nowacki: Vikings tough to watch right now
Vikings miss 2-point conversion, fall to Cowboys by 2
Boston College still haunts UND fans, but many players are oblivious to the past
Wolves' Cole Aldrich on best, worst of playing in New York
Is Wild's Dubnyk the NHL's best goaltender?
Hanson: 15-month milestone marked by testing Dad with 'The Look'
Gold Discovered in West Fargo
Late summer early fall notes
'Walking Dead' star among paranormal convention-goers in Mahnomen
Home & Garden
Red River Valley Fair
MN announces plans to close hatchery used to raise trout, salmon
Nocturnal bird a rich source of lore
Minnesota DNR deer leader: Population on way up
Flight Lines: Ranges not static, never have been
Zen and the art of hawk watching: Identifying migrating raptors always a challenge
Ronny G. McClellan
Edward (Skip) W. Hoger Jr.
Mike A. Brown
Catherine "Katie" M. Erstad
June 3, 2015
Flight Lines: That magical migratory moment in May
Last weekend the North Dakota Birding Society held its spring meeting in Fargo. The NDBS is a group of bird enthusiasts that convenes twice...
June 3, 2015 - 12:20am
May 18, 2015
Flight Lines: Bird banding helps research
An amazing story of stamina and dogged single-mindedness came out in 2007. I remember hearing of this at the time and thinking, "nature never...
May 18, 2015 - 3:17pm
April 1, 2015
Flight Lines: Local ties seen to famous artist, naturalist John James Audubon
That the Missouri River in North Dakota was once a major travel route for early explorers is well known. Among the many legendary figures to...
April 1, 2015 - 9:20am
March 3, 2015
Flight Lines: Fallibility to be expected in identification of birds
An audio recording of this column appears above. It’s midsummer, the time for picnics, vacations, Redhawks baseball, gardening, lake cabins...
March 3, 2015 - 4:15pm
February 10, 2015
Columnist to speak at Three Rivers Garden Club
Three Rivers Garden Club meets Feb. 18 The Three Rivers Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Feb. 18, at the West Fargo Public Works Building at 810 12th Ave. NW. The program will feature Pioneer birding columnist and pilot Keith Corliss speaking on the topic of attracting birds to...
February 10, 2015 - 2:35pm
Flight Lines: Birds are often named for their sounds, calls
What we call things in our respective languages is an interesting exercise in history, culture and linguistics. Why do we say cow, for instance?...
February 10, 2015 - 1:57pm
January 20, 2015
Flight lines: Modern living takes heavy toll on birds
An enterprising individual strapped a miniature video camera onto the back of a northern goshawk some time ago and captured video of the bird...
January 20, 2015 - 5:08pm
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
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
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
January 2, 2013
Birding year in review: A look back at the notable sightings of 2012
Everyone seems to relish in the annual practice of reviewing the previous 12 months when late December rolls around. It's a nearly sacred rite...
January 2, 2013 - 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