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Fargo city leaders deny property valuation appeals from big retailers
Fargo city leaders OK apartments near NDSU
Fargo agrees to treat West Fargo sewage
Former ND tribal leader's wife charged with failing to report child sex abuse
Moorhead selects developer for 'flagship project' at 8th Street and Main
Worker shortage forces owner to close Fargo restaurant after three months
New Fargo marketing firm offers clients space to better connect with consumers
Open house for Schacher slated
New candy shop adds something sweet to downtown Fargo boutique
WEX may build second facility at West Fargo location
Port: Bismarck city administrator asks police officers who signed mayoral recall petition be questioned
McFeely: Call me crazy, but couldn't businesses having trouble hiring pay more?
An inside look at making our daily bread
Mike McFeely: For Ailes, the goal was to turn back the clock
Port: Standing Rock Tribal Chairman David Archambault, who helped instigate #NoDAPL protests, running for re-election
Lloyd & Joan (Short) Anderson
Wes And Harryette Bartron
Island Lake gives up 30-inch walleye on opening weekend
Hanging in the trees -- the hammock movement
Nursery News (5-17-17)
Nursery News (5-10-17)
Nursery News (5-3-17)
Tide takes out Gophers
Always in Season: Rose-breasted grosbeaks are doubly well named
Dokken: Pilot program to benefit Northwest Angle
UND undecided on the future of Hyslop Pool
Michael Floyd set to return Friday to join Vikings
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
Gardening for seniors
Home & Garden
Red River Valley Fair
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
Assessing nature not always clear-cut
Personal journeys now shared on website
Jennifer Gwyn (Roder) McLain
Anthony "Tony" R. Geary
Opal B. Moen
Alexander Daniel Hirn
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
December 2, 2014
Flight Lines: Interesting origin of a familiar bird
It was quite warm, almost hot, as I set out on a noon jog in Fargo some years ago in early June; so warm that I had removed my T-shirt to carry...
December 2, 2014 - 3:35pm
November 18, 2014
Flight Lines: Natural world prepares for changing of seasons
It was during a recent walk that I happened upon a gathering of American crows settling into the top of a large cottonwood tree for what would...
November 18, 2014 - 3:37pm
July 23, 2013
Flight Lines: From the smallest of insects come great things (with videos)
Just last week my wife and I left town on a short vacation. When I tell people we went to Arizona they think I'm crazy but that's a topic for another day.
July 23, 2013 - 11:31am
April 30, 2013
Will it stay or will it go? The curious migration of robins
It seems I go through this mental exercise every spring, wondering where all the robins are going. Just outside the room where our home computer...
April 30, 2013 - 7:51am
April 2, 2013
Author finds species at heart of controversy
Last Saturday was such a beautiful day the urge to get out and walk around was overwhelming. Given all the early migratory birds being spotted...
April 2, 2013 - 2:05pm
July 21, 2010
Flight Lines: By nature or man, a wing must produce lift
You'd think by now this whole flying thing would be figured out. It's not. Credit to the first great thinkers to ponder the possibility of...
July 21, 2010 - 12:00am
June 9, 2010
Mystery of bird migration part of the charm
There is much yet to know about bird migration. Oh sure, we've come a long way since the days of faulty beliefs such as swallows hibernating...
June 9, 2010 - 9:28am
October 15, 2009
A bluebird of another stripe shows up in Cass County
There is a basic and centuries old principle familiar to anyone who has taken a class in economics; something called the law of diminishing returns....
October 15, 2009 - 12:00am
October 1, 2009
Bias difficult trait to overcome in approach to outdoors
There is a reasonable and valid explanation why Lady Justice is often depicted wearing a blindfold in addition to hefting the scales of justice...
October 1, 2009 - 12:00am