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11 classes at Bemidji Area Schools exceed recommended size
Minn. woman who survived deadly '04 crash learns to walk again before completing Twin Cities Marathon
Natural mathletes: Area students compete at 45th annual Northern Minnesota Math Contest
A 320-pound woman sat on a little girl as a punishment and killed her, authorities say
5-year-old cancer victim's family in heated dispute after manufacturer removes grave marker
NFL owners, players meet without national anthem resolution
Here comes the Judge: Yankees back in ALCS after 8-1 rout of Astros
Bemidji Aerials compete at Razzle Dazzle Invite
Youth basketball playoffs open for registration
Physical education workshop set for April
Arnold "Butch" Dahl
Isabel (Perkins) Knudson
Pearl Dorothy Ledin
Rebecca Lynn Fure
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Summer reflections from Lake Julia
GENERATIONS: A trip on the ‘Old Bay Line’
GENERATIONS: Milk snakes, fairy diddles and goatsuckers
GENERATIONS: Time to go to church -- and eat well
GENERATIONS: In defense of the ‘routine’
John Dunsworth, actor who played Jim Lahey on 'Trailer Park Boys,' dead at 71
PATT RALL COLUMN: Thanks abound at BSU concerts
Around the Arts, October 15
Rise and shine
Ben Affleck condemns Harvey Weinstein - then apologizes for groping an actress on MTV
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Fish on the move for fall
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Living with the ladybugs in Minnesota
MASTER GARDENERS: Fall care and pruning those shrubs and trees
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Close encounters with the outdoors world
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Time for a little night fishing
Tom & Linda Peterson
Larry & Joyce Johnson
Commentary: The Democratic Party's obsession with Hollywood celebrities was bound to blow up
Commentary: The old obit man looks around
Imagine you're Princess Kate - it's awful and here's why
Commentary: When it comes to harassing the media, Trump is no Nixon
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Otto praised for clean energy plan
February 26, 2017
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
August 28, 2016
Blane Klemek: Observations on the American crow
Crows are one of the most common and abundant Minnesota birds. Related to ravens, jays and magpies, not many birds are entirely black such as crows are. Except for perhaps with the raven, few birds can be confused with the American crow. Indeed, the crow — adaptable, intelligent...
August 28, 2016 - 12:31am
August 21, 2016
Blane Klemek: Shrikes are some of the more fascinating birds out there
I once watched a curious looking bird hovering above a clump of dead grass alongside a woodland. Gray in plumage, and about the size of a robin, the bird surprised me when it abruptly plummeted to the ground and disappeared into the tall vegetation. I stood still a few moments wondering...
August 21, 2016 - 12:25am
August 14, 2016
Blane Klemek: Wolves have natural role in healthy ecosystem
I once followed a set of wolf tracks on a sandbar along the Goodnews River in southwestern Alaska’s Togiak National Wildlife Refuge. I wondered if the lone wolf had been hunting or if it was a lone male searching for a territory, a mate, or was simply trying to avoid detection by...
August 14, 2016 - 12:58am
August 7, 2016
Blane Klemek: Thoughts on orioles and hummingbirds
Every year, come mid-May — if not a little sooner — expect your resident hummingbirds and orioles to come a ‘knocking for a handout. Always the males making their return trips to the Northland first and ahead of the lagging females, they’ll usually do a decent job of letting...
August 7, 2016 - 12:51am
July 31, 2016
Blane Klemek: Tales and adventures of a biologist
Ask any wildlife biologist, forester, fisheries biologist, field ecologist and others why they chose the career they did, you will likely get responses as varied as each of their own individual backgrounds, personalities and hometowns. Yet, I would bet that most natural resource...
July 31, 2016 - 12:55am
July 24, 2016
Blane Klemek: Nests are nearly as fascinating as the birds themselves
Neither the ability to fly (because some birds cannot fly at all) nor their ability to lay eggs (because many other creatures lay eggs, such as insects, reptiles, amphibians, and even some mammals) sets birds apart from other creatures. Rather, that distinction belongs to a very unique...
July 24, 2016 - 12:02am
July 17, 2016
Blane Klemek: Observing bird songs of the seasons
Several nights I sat on my deck watching a dazzling display of fireflies, a.k.a., “lightening bugs.” Most shone lights of green, some were reddish but all were glowing and blinking everywhere in the darkness. And just a few weeks ago, the pond next to the house was alive with...
July 17, 2016 - 12:16am