Skip to main content
West Fargo Pioneer
Heated Twitter comments follow ND legislative forum
'It didn't look right,' says teen who helped save toddler at Fargo hotel pool
First bill in years will benefit North Country Trail that runs from NY to ND
Minnesota Legislature: Tax cuts almost a cinch, but who gets them?
Man kills his mother, then himself after shooting at officers during high-speed chase in Minnesota
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
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
Port: Hey Shailene Woodley, come back to North Dakota and clean up your mess
Lloyd & Joan (Short) Anderson
Wes And Harryette Bartron
Nursery News (2-15-17)
Nursery News (2-8-17)
Nursery News (1-18-17)
Nursery News (1-11-17)
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
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
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