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North Dakota granted Real ID waiver
ND state agencies take action after opioid exec order from Burgum
Detroit Lakes ice palace committee moving forward with plans even though 'St. Paul couldn't get it done'
After multiple run-ins with media, ND newspaper reps worry of 'tightening,' lack of transparency with government
Governors’ diversion task force includes staunch supporters, outspoken opponents of project
Come for the booze, stay for the food at these 5 local pubs
Beyond Running opens, to hold grand opening event later this month
Fargo's Downtown Community Partnership hires new president and CEO
Maximum Performance & Fitness expected to open WF location in December
Lululemon store is coming to West Acres
Commentary: Poll: 42 percent of North Dakotans say they’re less likely to vote for Heitkamp if she opposes Trump tax plan
WORLD OF WINE: How to celebrate upcoming Champagne Day
Column: Public servants hostile to openness aren't worthy of public service
LOST ITALIAN: Butternut Bleu Cheese Sauce a go-to for fall dining
Sellout politics led to an early hunting opener, but it's not a good thing
Bear trapped in Duluth tips scale at 605 pounds
Sophie's season: The Johnsons’ Brittany bounced back from a severe injury and still finds plenty of grouse and woodcock
Passing it on: Third generation of Hansen family outfitting canoeists for adventures in the Boundary Waters
Nursery News (8-16-17)
Young trapshooters from Grand Forks Gun Club make their mark on a national level
Young Packer girls cross country team ranked among best in state
Packers, Mustangs take football wins
Sports Calendar for Oct. 18, 2017
Beske takes third, Mustang doubles team grabs upset at boys tennis state tournament
No resolutions after NFL meets with players union
FLIGHT LINES with AUDIO: Nomadic bird making a local showing
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
Home & Garden
Red River Valley Fair
To feed or not to feed
Flight Lines: The water giveth and it taketh away
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
Ione A. Johnson
Alvin H. Zaeske
Linda R. Rieniets
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 21, 2015
Flight Lines: American crow couple familiar
Just last Sunday while walking through a park in north Fargo, I noticed the resident pair of American crows (Corvus brachyrhynchos) flying overhead....
April 21, 2015 - 9:11pm
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 18, 2015
Flight lines: Woodpeckers’ drumming part of communication
Unlike last winter, which stuck around with dogged persistence for what seemed like an eternity, this year’s version seems to be exiting quietly. You’ll...
March 18, 2015 - 6:30am
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
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
June 14, 2013
Limiting the impacts of sapsuckers
Challenges facing the home landscaper are many -- what to plant, where to plant, how to plant, when to plant. Once in place, there is the ongoing...
June 14, 2013 - 10:58am
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