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Leaf peepers, this might be your best weekend to see fall colors in MN
Fallout from serious crimes continues in rural South Dakota county
Rail agency alerts tank car owners to potential defects
Hope Blooms volunteers deliver repurposed flowers
Triple homicide in Minneapolis appears to be domestic violence, police say
Obama administration rolls out rules on paid sick leave, pay data
Could be your cup of tea: Steep Me a Cup of Tea opens in West Fargo
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Minors won't be allowed in Three Lyons
Western State Bank building going up near West Fargo location
Buxton powers Twins past Royals
Crazy fans, team play: Why the Ryder Cup isn't 'just golf'
Team USA leading off Friday matches with fiery Patrick Reed
Minnesota Wild: Long road home for South St. Paul's Stalock
Vikings defense says it's ready for Manning
Ralph O. Knudson
Paul W. Fee
Mary M. Stautz
Madelyn R. Kitzan
June 25, 2009
Detailed rules govern the counting of birds
Collections mean things to people. I'm no psychologist but I suppose they represent order for folks; some way of making sense of disparate items...
June 25, 2009 - 12:00am
June 12, 2009
Philadelphia vireo flies under the radar
One of the appeals of destinations such as Yellowstone National Park is the better-than-even chance of seeing any of a number of spectacular...
June 12, 2009 - 9:25am
May 28, 2009
Radar used by more than just weather watchers
Just a couple weeks ago an interesting little story caught my eye on the front page of the Forum. Dave Olson's piece described a certain peregrine...
May 28, 2009 - 12:00am
May 14, 2009
State and city laws prohibit river dumping
Several years ago I read a published journal written by Maj. Stephen Long, an Army officer stationed at Ft. Snelling, Minnesota. The book was...
May 14, 2009 - 10:53am
April 30, 2009
There's something about that first warbler
Now that we seem to have put the bulk of winter behind us, we can all look toward spring with welcome expectation. Hip pocket indicators abound,...
April 30, 2009 - 12:00am
April 16, 2009
Migrating birds appear to follow our rivers
Take a look at a map of the local area and a person finds quite a few towns situated along or near a flowing piece of water. The reason is obvious....
April 16, 2009 - 12:36pm
April 2, 2009
The forces of nature not necessarily negotiable
The day of September 11, 2001 was surreal. When images and sounds of the terrorist attacks on our nation began to stream across every available...
April 2, 2009 - 8:30am
March 19, 2009
Committee governs American bird names
Leaf through the journals of Lewis and Clark and a person cannot help but be struck by a number of things. Mainly, the meticulous recordkeeping...
March 19, 2009 - 12:00am
March 5, 2009
An appearance from 'the artful dodger'
We can loosely separate the diurnal (daytime) raptors into three groups. First are the soaring hawks (buteos) and eagles. We've all seen them....
March 5, 2009 - 1:35pm
February 19, 2009
Conjecture reigns when interpreting animal behavior
Easily the most studied animals on the planet are we humans. As a species, we've been picked at, poked, and prodded for centuries. You'd think...
February 19, 2009 - 4:11pm
February 5, 2009
Wintering bird known for huge gatherings
In keeping with human nature, we sort, rank, and categorize nearly everything in our lives. It serves to keep ideas neat and orderly giving us...
February 5, 2009 - 12:00am
January 22, 2009
Encountering the 'winsome' charmer
It was the 25th day of November, 1985. I know because I wrote it down. As a young lieutenant in the Air Force, I was assigned to the 325th Bombardment...
January 22, 2009 - 12:00am
January 8, 2009
SAD sufferers look forward to longer days
According to the Farmer's Almanac, the sun rose today in West Fargo at 8:11, a minute later than it did on December 21, the shortest day of calendar...
January 8, 2009 - 12:00am
December 24, 2008
Books make great gifts for fans of natural history
We made it. Christmas is finally here. Today we can all take a step back, breathe a sigh of relief, and wonder how we made it through the hustle...
December 24, 2008 - 12:00am
December 11, 2008
Good winter for siskins plus a chance to count them
I'm not exactly sure of Ron Pittaway's background other than he's from Ontario and he is (apparently) a field ornithologist. What I am sure about...
December 11, 2008 - 12:00am