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Ramsey County jail in St. Paul no longer taking detainees
Former Moorhead man accused of killing cats may have tried to get another pet
Peterson: F-M diversion dam likely will be closer to metro area, require upstream and downstream water storage
Winter storm tests St. Paul residents' patience, mayor's shoveling skills
Ex-UMD hockey player Carroll took his own life, authorities say
Rural Minn. officers score trip to the Super Bowl to assist with security
Pair of Timberwolves selected as NBA All-Star reserves
Bench-presser for the ages: MacDonald remembered for world records
Authorities: Carroll took own life
Giants S Collins to miss Pro Bowl; Vikings' Smith to take place
Joseph Boyd Skerik
Bonnie Joy Duff
Sandra Lorraine Woodward
Commentary: Who wins, who loses in new tax package?
Warmer temps offer more time outdoors
How to care for amaryllis after flowering
Long-lived houseplants often become heirlooms
Passing the hat for a good cause
Neil Diamond says he has Parkinson's disease, will retire from touring
Oscar nominations 2018: 'The Shape of Water' leads with 13; 'Get Out' nominated for best picture
Around the Arts, January 21
Own the Stage: BHS show choir takes Grand Champion; annual dinner show coming up
Def Leppard, Journey coming to Sioux Falls, Minneapolis, Fargo
Ski-for-all: This full-body workout on two sticks appeals to young and old
Paul Bunyan State Trail to close for bridge repairs in July
FISH TALES: Finn Claypool on Lake Bemidji
Beargrease adds second weekend of festivities
BLANE KLEMEK OUTDOORS: Learn the tricks to identify that bird
Delbert & Linda Olson
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Mom cherished kind words from Pioneer readers
Commentary: Trump kept one campaign promise. The shutdown is proof.
Commentary: I will always miss my mom and dad
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Matrilineal culture among Indigenous people
A February without a full moon
May 4, 2017
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Time to appreciate the hooded merganser
There's species of duck here in northwest Minnesota that's unlike many of our typical ducks. The bill of this bird isn't shaped like that of...
May 4, 2017 - 5:00pm
April 28, 2017
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Robins are always a delight of spring
Just a short time ago we were all enjoying the early spring of May flowers before April showers. Hazel and nannyberry were beginning to leaf...
April 28, 2017 - 12:45pm
April 20, 2017
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Wood ducks always welcome in the spring
The little natural environment lake behind my house, Assawa Lake, was ice free on March 31, one of the earliest ice-outs in recent memory. Yet...
April 20, 2017 - 10:00pm
April 7, 2017
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Northern saw-whet owl has a distinct whistle
On the first night of my annual winter camping/lake trout fishing adventure in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness late last month, I awoke...
April 7, 2017 - 10:30am
March 31, 2017
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The shy and secretive sora rail
Oh glorious springtime. On my evening walk down the narrow township dirt road that passes by my home, I enjoyed the songs and calls of birds...
March 31, 2017 - 12:14pm
March 24, 2017
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The BWCA: Memories of a special place of pure, natural beauty
Since 2006, I've joined a college friend of mine who invited me to tag along with him for a winter camping and lake trout fishing adventure into...
March 24, 2017 - 9:30am
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 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 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
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
February 12, 2017
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: 'The Little Man in the Orange Suit'
I often wonder what my children will remember about deer hunting as they grow older with families of their own. Will they recall with fondness...
February 12, 2017 - 7:12am
February 5, 2017
Blane Klemek column: The simplicity of darkhouse spearfishing
Drive a stretch of highway along a solidly frozen Minnesota lake you may take note that there are often clusters of small fish houses, like villages,...
February 5, 2017 - 8:00am
January 29, 2017
BLANE KLEMEK: Pigeons are noteworthy birds
As a young boy, I once entered a pet of mine into a pet show held at a town park. My memory is a little foggy about the event, but I do recall about a gazillion different animals being there: Dogs, cats, turtles, birds, frogs, snakes and so on. I remember sitting patiently beside...
January 29, 2017 - 6:21am
January 15, 2017
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Plumage: The dazzling display of color in the bird world
To be seen or not to be seen; that is the solution, not the question. With creatures the world over, the colors and patterns of their coverings...
January 15, 2017 - 8:40am
January 8, 2017
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Winter sets in, and the search for food is heightened for wildlife
We're definitely experiencing January weather. The snow has piled up and the temperatures have plummeted to double digits below zero. Wild birds are flocking to our feeders, white-tailed deer aren't nearly as active as they were just a couple of months ago, and many a bird and mammal...
January 8, 2017 - 5:30am