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Vigils, rallies planned in Minnesota State Fair area
Man missing following Fish Hook Lake accident identified
N.D. leaders shift toward willingness to spend Legacy Fund earnings for 2017-19 budget --EMDASH-- but which earnings?
Molitor plans team meeting during losing streak
Falcon Heights mayor gets home visit from civil rights activists
Whirlpool to recall 15,200 microwaves due to fire hazard issue
Oil prices drop as analysts say price rally overdone
Wall Street little changed as biotechs offset energy drop
Wentz signs endorsement deal with BlackRidgeBANK
Loren Lee's provides casual fine dining for West Fargo
Chief's Corner: 2016 crime stats shaping up for a busy year
Parks want to say, 'Thank you'
Cartoon: Aug. 24, 2016
It is time for property tax reform
McFeely: Klieman’s--and others--friendship with Scott Miller went deeper than words
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Growing Summer Arts Intensive production group to play “Hair”
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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
Library News (April 27, 2016)
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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
Open Season: Subtle start to dog training
My dog's breeder, Jeff Jalbert of Top Shelf Kennels in Horace, gave me a sideways glance as he set down his Busch Light on the polished wooden...
June 27, 2012 - 12:00am
June 13, 2012
True dog days of summer
On Saturday, it was 95 degrees as gusting winds blew heat like a hairdryer set on "inferno." By Sunday morning, people donned light jackets...
June 13, 2012 - 12:00am
May 30, 2012
Open Season: Wind, waves, walleyes sure signs of spring
The wind whipped Ottertail Lake into a wave-riddled froth resembling an army of white-helmeted soldiers marching to war. Then the trolling...
May 30, 2012 - 12:00am
May 16, 2012
Open Season: Follow the catfish food chain
Fishing is as simple or complicated as a person makes it. In its most basic form, willing a creature to ingest a dangling bait can mean nothing...
May 16, 2012 - 8:26am
March 14, 2012
Open Season: Reuben venison sandwiches a culinary conglomerate
For the longest time, I considered corned beef a "mystery meat," akin to bologna or summer sausage. Thinly sliced and neatly stacked behind glass...
March 14, 2012 - 12:00am
February 29, 2012
Open Season: Snow geese sure signs of spring
Hunting waterfowl in the spring can be a tad unnerving. For one thing, it's weird being in a field that is about to be planted instead of...
February 29, 2012 - 12:00am
February 15, 2012
Open Season: Good fish come to those who work
A slab of sapphire ice a foot-and-a-half thick and the size of a dinner table jutted forth from Red Lake like the monolith from 2001: A Space...
February 15, 2012 - 12:00am
January 11, 2012
A venison feast from the far east
Remy went downwind of where the crippled rooster had flopped into the tall stems of prairie grass and immediately turned and pointed.
January 11, 2012 - 12:00am
December 28, 2011
The good, the badlands, and the ugly dogs
Remy's tail wagged fervently as he worked the ground ahead. A strong breeze from the west pushed scent perfectly in his direction, and the 19-month-old...
December 28, 2011 - 12:00am
December 14, 2011
Open Season: A lot to be thankful for in North Dakota outdoors
The morning chill was every bit the 17 degrees promised by my digital truck thermometer, if not less. Almost immediately upon removing the Remington...
December 14, 2011 - 12:00am
November 16, 2011
Open Season: While meat may be meat, venison is not just venison
In my circles, seldom do I get a "hi" this time of year. And normally a talking standard, weather now rarely is a topic-starter - unless it's...
November 16, 2011 - 12:00am
October 19, 2011
Open Season: Tough to beat a Minnesota ruffed grouse hunt
As my dog and I rounded the bend, the birch-laded woods appeared to part like intricately painted cardboard props in a Shakespearian play. A...
October 19, 2011 - 12:00am
October 5, 2011
Open Season: North Dakota waterfowl opener as advertised
It took more than an hour, but the first duck of North Dakota's waterfowl opener finally discovered my decoy spread. Placement of the dozen...
October 5, 2011 - 12:00am
September 21, 2011
Survival 101: A compass is useless if left in the truck
For years, my father has given me compasses as gifts: pin on compasses, technical palm compasses, even a small, easy-to-carry neon blue compass...
September 21, 2011 - 12:00am
September 7, 2011
Some very inopportune dog owner heartbreak
Devastated, crushed, completely demoralized; pick an adjective to describe pure melancholy and it probably fits the bill. "He'll be laid up...
September 7, 2011 - 12:00am