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The creepy legend of Emily's bridge
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Parks want to say, 'Thank you'
Cartoon: Aug. 24, 2016
It is time for property tax reform
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Mule Deer Foundation holding banquet, auction at Bonanzaville
Gardening in small spaces
Library News: May 4, 2016
Breitling: Time for Color
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Red River Valley Fair
Flight Lines: Feathers and leaves comparable
Flight Lines: Riding Mountain, the other nearby national park
Flight Lines: Rest easy birders, the future is bright
Flight Lines with VIDEO: Willet's scientific name changed
Flight Lines: Bug hunter declining in numbers
Richard A. Burckhard
Michael L. King
Kip J. Johnson
Dennis D. Keblar
Ralph M. Peterson
October 12, 2011
Flight Lines: Pelican colony destruction strikes a chord
Like almost every morning, last Friday found me leafing through the pages of the Forum newspaper. Separating this day from most was a story on...
October 12, 2011 - 12:00am
September 28, 2011
Making a pitch for the outdoors; lobbying on behalf of the LWCF
Lobbying. The very word makes me cringe. It connotes all manner of unseemly political chicanery from bought-and-paid-for votes on contentious...
September 28, 2011 - 12:00am
September 14, 2011
Flight Lines: Characteristics differ among fall bird tendencies
Consider the topic areas below simplistic. Species of different stripes tend to be scattered all over the chart when it comes to characteristics...
September 14, 2011 - 12:00am
August 31, 2011
Flight Lines: Noise maker lives most of life underground, emergence tied to warm summer days
The first time I remember hearing it was in 1983 while living in Columbus, Miss. By the time summer arrived, things were as hot and sticky as...
August 31, 2011 - 12:00am
August 17, 2011
Flight Lines: When it comes to the outdoors, it's all habitat
Years ago I tried looking for Baird's sparrow in Cass County. I knew this sought-after songbird was a grassland specialist and, well, there's...
August 17, 2011 - 12:00am
August 3, 2011
Songbird vocalizations unique to each species
Just last weekend I found myself in the cell phone parking lot at Fargo's Hector Airport waiting for family members to return from a brief trip....
August 3, 2011 - 12:00am
July 6, 2011
Flight Lines: Pitfalls of perception and expectations
Reality can be an elusive thing, or at least our perception of it. I'm no psychologist but I am well aware that what we think we see or hear...
July 6, 2011 - 12:00am
June 22, 2011
Flight Lines: Shadowy shorebird remains an enigma
Sticks to himself, doesn't play well with others, quiet, a loner. This could very well appear in the report card of a young school child with...
June 22, 2011 - 12:00am
June 8, 2011
Flight Lines: Bird festival reignites author's fervor
It took spending a day with other birders to regain a perspective I may have let wane. Spend enough time with any given endeavor and a person...
June 8, 2011 - 12:00am
May 25, 2011
Flight Lines: Boreal migrant a treat for area birders
I wonder just how many residents of the Red River Valley have ever heard of a place called Cape May, New Jersey. Not a lot I'd say. Of those...
May 25, 2011 - 12:00am
May 11, 2011
Flight Lines: Celebrated songster makes surprise appearance
I remember the occasion vividly but couldn't recall the date; luckily I kept notes - August 19, 1995. It was back in the days when I was getting...
May 11, 2011 - 12:00am
April 27, 2011
Flight Lines: Are your pets at risk with peregrins?
If one is to believe the premise of a recent letter-to-the-editor in the Forum, there is a direct threat to the lives of pets everywhere in the...
April 27, 2011 - 12:00am
April 13, 2011
Flight Lines: A week of wonder as spring migrants invade
Initially, I found it odd that a coworker would call me during evening hours. Odd, that is, until he asked the question. Breathing heavily...
April 13, 2011 - 12:00am
March 30, 2011
Flight Lines: Funny and unused, archaic collective nouns
A collective noun, as defined by the American Heritage Dictionary, is a word that "denotes a collection of persons or things regarded as a unit."...
March 30, 2011 - 12:00am
March 16, 2011
Flight Lines: With time, everything changes and adapts
Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan first described the native people near the southern tip of South America - an area he named Tierra del...
March 16, 2011 - 12:00am