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JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: The eclipse is more than meets the eye
MASTER GARDENERS: What's (achoo!) blooming?
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Around the Arts, August 13
PATT RALL COLUMN: What a wide variety of activities
CNN commentator Jeffrey Lord tweeted a Nazi salute. He was fired immediately.
MASTER GARDENERS: Look for the 2017 Perennial Plant of the Year
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: So many lakes, so many fish
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Blue jays are true Minnesotans all year long
AIS volunteer training Aug. 25
AIS volunteer training Aug. 25
Jeff & Becky Musburger
Joe & Sissy Neft
Comparing wine aficionados Thomas Jefferson and Winston Churchill
Local produce star of this potato salad
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: An infamous day in American history
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Try a new twist on zucchini with 'zoodles'
March 19, 2017
Always in Season: Spring brings another cycle in bird lives
This is a good time of year to appreciate black-capped chickadees. They're conspicuous this time of year, but pretty soon they'll be hard to...
March 19, 2017 - 4:46pm
March 17, 2017
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The white pasque flower and horned lark-- harbingers of spring
Although the author of the following poem, "To A Snowdrop," William Wadsworth (1819), was eloquently writing about the perennial spring bulb...
March 17, 2017 - 9:35am
March 12, 2017
Always in Season: Early spring brings bald eagles
An adult bald eagle is a distinctive bird in every way, large and dark with brilliant white head and tail and great broad wings. The eagle's...
March 12, 2017 - 3:09pm
March 10, 2017
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Few other birds as interesting as the pileated woodpecker
All winter, I’ve enjoyed watching a pair of oversized birds making quick work of my softball-sized suet balls hanging from my backyard shepherd’s...
March 10, 2017 - 10:27am
March 5, 2017
Always in Season: Signs of spring appear in the valley
Horned larks are back in the valley. Horned owls are back on their nests. These are signs of spring in the Red River Valley. Both are right on...
March 5, 2017 - 6:44pm
March 2, 2017
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Read up on the red tails
"There's a chicken hawk!" shouted my cousin while he pointed at the bird as it left its perch high in the canopy of a nearby tree.
March 2, 2017 - 5:18pm
February 26, 2017
Jacobs: Early migrants reach the valley
Last week brought an influx of rough-legged hawks to our area that was both larger and earlier than expected. Matt Spoor alerted Grand Cities...
February 26, 2017 - 6:15pm
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Chickadees keep all of us company
The chickadee. In my book, and probably many others' book, few wild birds are more familiar, more friendly or more enjoyable to watch and listen...
February 26, 2017 - 11:00am
Cook: Another kind of winter: dove, robin, cardinal
A few nights ago, two of us went for an evening walk about 700 miles south of our home in Duluth, Minn. We were there for a funeral and had...
February 26, 2017 - 9:15am
February 19, 2017
Jacobs: A new bird mystery for a new week
This week's bird mystery is the opposite of the one presented here last week. Last week, we had a bird that was seen and not heard; this week,...
February 19, 2017 - 3:31pm
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Minnesota's majestic trumpeter swans
Recently attending the annual meeting of The Wildlife Society held this year in Callaway, Minn., my route to the event took me through parts...
February 19, 2017 - 10:00am
December 25, 2016
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The tale of Old Sam Peabody
Old Sam Peabody is one of my favorite birds and for many reasons. With the male of the species sporting distinctive facial markings that include snow-white throat patches and crowns, yellow lores, and black eye stripes along with other unique markings, few wild birds look like him,...
December 25, 2016 - 10:42am
October 30, 2016
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The distinct birds of the Colorado Rockies
Since 2006, four of us, sometimes three of us, embark on our annual late-October trip to the Colorado Rockies. We hunt mule deer and elk, yet the stories we bring back to camp and the memories we tuck away in our minds, our journals, and our photo albums, are often much less about...
October 30, 2016 - 8:50am
September 11, 2016
Blane Klemek: Minnesota is still home to sharp-tailed grouse
Once upon a time in Minnesota, there was a bird — a game bird — that was more numerous and popular than any other species of game bird. It wasn’t the ring-necked pheasant, as many would believe, or the ruffed grouse, or the prairie chicken. It wasn’t any species of waterfowl,...
September 11, 2016 - 12:26am
September 4, 2016
Blane Klemek: Whitetail deer are beautiful and fascinating animals
September’s here, and along with it comes the end of summer, the season’s first frosts, autumn colors and the glorious fall months of the Northland. We’re already noticing the telltale signs — some songbirds are beginning their migration south, hummingbirds have become less...
September 4, 2016 - 12:25am