Skip to main content
West Fargo Pioneer
Yard of the Month
Seventh Avenue reopens after construction work
Cool beans in Horace
Bonanzaville fundraiser offers peek at the past
Soil issues adding costs to city projects
Firehouse Subs opens
Business briefs (Aug. 20)
Building permits (Aug. 13)
Firehouse Subs opens
West Fargo DQ part of Miracle Treat Day
Steve Stark cartoon (Aug. 20)
Alderman: Finances 101 for new college students
Tammy Swift: Humor a crutch for hiding anxiety, depression
Chief's Corner: Drivers: Slow down for back-to-school season
Letter: Tobacco taxes should be raised
The Packer Weekly: French realizes potential through JROTC
Library News (Aug. 20)
West Fargo Fire Department to hold blood drive Thursday
Senior menu (Aug. 20)
Police Explorer program accepting applications
West Fargo returns three standout tennis players
State champ duo to usher in new era of Packers tennis
WF boys tennis team takes Ice Bucket Challenge
Jack of all trades: Packers’ versatile Hoy at another new position
Running results: Halftime 5K
Flight Lines: Lanky shorebird a delight to find anywhere
Flight Lines: Shorebird stories are almost mythical
Flight Lines: Cliff swallows beneficiaries of RRV manmade structures
Courting laughs: ‘Spamalot’ showcases WF’s theater program
home & garden
May 16, 2012
Harwood's Staples wins Best of Show at Junior Duck Stamp Contest
The graceful canvasback duck, which inhabits the prairie wetlands of North Dakota, was the subject in a winning artwork that was named Best of Show in the North Dakota Junior Duck Stamp Contest, sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Mark Staples, 17, of Harwood, titled...
May 16, 2012 - 8:00am
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 harvested. Then there's the weather. Fall tends to be much more comfortable than spring, if for no other reason than it tends to be less...
February 29, 2012 - 12:00am
Local Delta Waterfowl chapter banquet set for March 9 in West Fargo
While duck hunting might seem like a long time from now, a local conservation group doesn't want outdoor enthusiasts to get too comfortable during the offseason. The Agassiz 4-Curls Delta Waterfowl chapter in Fargo is hosting its annual banquet March 9 at the Speedway Steakhouse...
February 29, 2012 - 12:00am
February 8, 2012
N.D. Game & Fish notebook: Midwinter waterfowl survey reveals record numbers
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department's annual midwinter waterfowl survey in early January revealed an estimated 279,000 birds, a record high for the number of ducks and geese wintering in the state. Mike Szymanski, migratory game bird biologist, said an estimated 90,000 Canada...
February 8, 2012 - 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 870 pump shotgun from its case, lacy veins of frost enveloped the matte-finished barrel. There was no snow on the ground, but a slight...
December 14, 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 or so decoys was less than ideal, but after getting to the location an hour before shooting time and carefully planning the day, I was hesitant...
October 5, 2011 - 12:00am
August 24, 2011
Open Season: Delta Waterfowl event puts focus on youth
"It's going to be fun, you should come up," said Matt Vanderpan, Chairman of Delta Waterfowl's Kelly Slough Chapter in Grand Forks and an unabashed outdoors nut. I pondered the notion for a moment.
August 24, 2011 - 12:00am
September 8, 2010
Open Season: Multiple mallards, mosquitoes, misses part of August goose hunt
For some reason, my head was foggy. It could have been over-caffeination from a gut-rotting combination of coffee and energy drink, or from being a couple pints low due to an ongoing blood donation to the thousands of local resident mosquitoes. In any case, I couldn't quite concentrate...
September 8, 2010 - 12:00am
July 14, 2010
Open Season: Tough cooking goose or duck? With jerky, you're in luck
I still remember the first time I brought home a mess of ducks after a weekend trip to North Dakota. Beaming with pride, I plopped the Ziplocked bags of gutted birds on the kitchen counter and grinned ear to ear. "What do you expect me to do with those?" Mom asked. Having...
July 14, 2010 - 12:00am
March 31, 2010
Flight Lines: Waterfowl migration hard to miss throughout the region
It started about 10 days ago with a phone call from a friend who found himself just south of West Fargo. In a rather excited tone he related...
flight lines / outdoors
March 31, 2010 - 12:00am