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Game wardens find ghost hunters, thought to be deer shiners, in northern Minn. cemetery
One man dies, 10-year-old's life threatened after vehicle hits six cows on Interstate 90 in SD
Somali immigrants open downtown Willmar center to increase understanding
Semi that destroyed ND bridge was overweight, but repairing old structures still 'a huge concern,' highway head says
Are these 80,000 pound trucks tailgating each other? Soon it may be perfectly normal — and safe
VOLLEYBALL: Drakes season comes to a close
VOLLEYBALL: Cass Lake-Bena sweeps Red Lake
VOLLEYBALL: Cass Lake-Bena sweeps Red Lake
SOCCER: BSU keeps on winning
BOYS SOCCER: Jacks hope to improve on last year’s state appearance
Ronald Lee Bertram Jr.
Donald R. (Mac) McDowell
Pearl Rose (Eldridge) Keenan
Joshua Luke O'Brien
Delaney Jade Spears
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Environmental and ecological balance: Where is the justice?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Have you ever tried a staycation?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Summer reflections from Lake Julia
GENERATIONS: A trip on the ‘Old Bay Line’
GENERATIONS: Milk snakes, fairy diddles and goatsuckers
Around the Arts, Oct. 22
PATT RALL COLUMN: Beautiful days still abound in the Bemidji area
This Oklahoma fraternity has a choreographed jorts-and-fanny pack dance routine
He was the king of late night, but David Letterman doesn't miss it 'for a second'
John Dunsworth, actor who played Jim Lahey on 'Trailer Park Boys,' dead at 71
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Sandhill cranes possess power, grace and beauty
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Good boat control, taking it slow are keys to fall fishing
MASTER GARDENERS: Do I have to?
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Fish on the move for fall
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Living with the ladybugs in Minnesota
Tom & Linda Peterson
AstroBob: Neutron stars' death merger rattles the fabric of spacetimes
Fielding Questions: Dipladenia can be wintered successfully
GROWING TOGETHER: Autumn checklist for putting yard and garden to bed
Caregivers may need to work to recover positive memories
Column: Where was God during the Vegas massacre?
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
July 3, 2016
Blane Klemek: Encounters with chimney swifts
Among the most aerial of birds, whenever I have gazed skyward to watch chimney swifts I’ve never once thought the acrobatic bird looked like flying cigars as so often are they’re described as resembling. If the chimney swift must be compared to anything, I suggest they be likened...
July 3, 2016 - 12:50am
June 26, 2016
Blane Klemek: Two low profile birds: The sora rail and Virginia rail
As long as I shall live, I will forever be thankful for the three glorious summers I spent conducting wildlife research throughout the prairie potholes of Stutsman and Wells counties in east central North Dakota. I surveyed nearly countless numbers of birds, and stood witness to...
June 26, 2016 - 12:47am
June 19, 2016
Blane Klemek: Beware of salmonella poisoning in wild birds
While not very common this spring, I’ve received a few emails and telephone calls from folks finding dead wild birds near their backyard birdfeeders. As is usually the case, including from yours truly, articles are routinely printed in newspapers and magazines throughout the Midwest...
June 19, 2016 - 12:07am
May 29, 2016
Blane Klemek: The wonderful world of wetlands
Nearly every wood duck nesting box that I've installed around my property at Assawa Lake is occupied by wood duck and hooded merganser hens this spring. I've been enjoying watching and listening to common snipe winnowing throughout the early mornings and late evenings, as well as...
May 29, 2016 - 12:19am
May 22, 2016
Blane Klemek: Thoughts on the yellow-headed blackbird and yellow-bellied sapsucker
Clearwater County’s Upper Rice Lake, the source of the Wild Rice River, is one of Minnesota’s most important shallow lakes. And at 1,860 acres in size, the lake is certainly one of the largest as well. The basin is replete with wild rice and wild birds. Managed for wild rice...
May 22, 2016 - 12:44am
May 15, 2016
Blane Klemek: The fascinating brains of birds
Some people might mistake a bird’s lack of facial expressiveness as perhaps demonstrative of a lesser intelligence. After all, a bird cannot smile, laugh or scowl; and thus, the theory might go, must therefore be emotionless and possibly unintelligent. Nothing further could be...
May 15, 2016 - 12:16am
May 1, 2016
Blane Klemek: Wild turkeys exist nearly everywhere in Minnesota
It's turkey time in Minnesota, where thousands of hunters began "flocking" to the woods once again, beginning on April 13, to participate in...
May 1, 2016 - 12:00am
April 25, 2016
Minnesota birding festival set for May near Detroit Lakes
As spring finally begins to settle into the Detroit Lakes area, birders from all over the U.S. and Canada are making final preparations to converge...
April 25, 2016 - 4:45pm
April 24, 2016
Blane Klemek: The great blue heron is the largest heron in North America
The great blue heron is an attractive bird to observe. Though somewhat gangly and oversized in physical stature, the bird is graceful in flight,...
April 24, 2016 - 12:26am
April 17, 2016
Blane Klemek: Thoughts on woodland thrushes and the charming ovenbird
There’s an avian assembly of woodland wonders that I find especially alluring. Arriving to the Northland by late April and early May — and...
April 17, 2016 - 12:19am
April 10, 2016
Blane Klemek: The amazing swan species of Minnesota
Springtime is my favorite season. While autumn is a close second, spring is the time of year when everything comes back to life. Winter has lost...
April 10, 2016 - 12:07am
April 3, 2016
Blane Klemek: Unofficial state bird: The American goldfinch
It is interesting to note that the common loon wasn’t always the endeared and obvious pick for Minnesota’s official state bird. There were...
April 3, 2016 - 12:56am
March 27, 2016
Blane Klemek: Spring means the return of eastern bluebirds
There are few songbirds I know of that receive as much attention as the eastern bluebird. Their acceptance of artificial nest boxes has undoubtedly...
March 27, 2016 - 12:46am
March 20, 2016
Blane Klemek: The dance of the sharp-tailed grouse
Despite the return of Old Man Winter, one of nature’s most remarkable annual events is occurring once again on open-brushland landscapes across...
March 20, 2016 - 12:34am