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Guidance for future grads: New Fargo business helps parents, students navigate college admissions process
Kids give the Destination Playground their seal of approval
Cultivating kindness: Group paints rocks to inspire others
Officials: Diversion Authority close to agreement with DNR before contact was cut
Students in the News, June 25
Twins complete three-game sweep of Indians
Always in Season: Barn swallows are a love-hate species
Red Lake fishing trip offers mixed bag of fish from shore on the Red Lake River
Brad Dokken: Fishing a game of expectations
Good fishing is just part of the package in this Quetico adventure
Priscilla Jane Miller
Mabel B. Dahl
Sharon Roberta Villier
Miles W. "Pete" Peterson
Roberta Jean Wind
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What's your favorite quote?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: A legacy of Native American boxing
PATT RALL COLUMN: Life in the fast lane in Bemidji
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Staying cool in the good ol' days
PRIME TIME: Summer is hopping in and around the SAC
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Over The Top’
Walk this way!: Watermark rebrands First Friday Art Walk program
PATT RALL COLUMN: Rain or shine, the shows go on
Art briefs -- Sunday, June 25
'Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery' opens Wednesday
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Water temperatures stall in the area
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: 'Gully'-gee, there's a lot of gulls out there
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: Try prevention instead of treatment
FISH TALES: Jim Fleck on Upper Red Lake
Woods in the works: Newest state forest undergoing development in Cass County
Janice and Edward Beil
Ron and Carol Carpenter celebrate 50 years!
AstroBob: Fireflies - green sparks in the dark
Forget multi-tasking. Here's how to monotask like a boss
Column: How can we lift the tension between law enforcement and motorists of color?
GUEST EDITORIAL: Newspapers still top choice for news
Faith Conversations: Wife moving forward after sudden death ministry partner
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
June 12, 2016
BLANE KLEMEK OUTDOORS: Always enjoy the company of chipmunks
When I was a young boy on the farm I often acquired and kept wild animals as pets. I had three raccoons, a gray squirrel, a skink, frogs, salamanders, snakes, turtles, pheasants, a mallard, and even a few northern pike, sunfish and bullheads that I tried to keep alive in the livestock...
June 12, 2016 - 6:33am
June 6, 2016
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Bears and backyard birdfeeder break-ins
Every year around this time, American black bears find themselves in “sticky” situations. Perhaps it’s a raid on an apiarist’s bee yard, or an untimely head-dive into a campground garbage can or dumpster, or, more commonly, backyard birdfeeder break-ins. Whatever the case...
June 6, 2016 - 10:14am
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 8, 2016
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Porcupines: The quiet little fellows of the forest
Several autumns ago while hunting ruffed grouse on a warm and sunny afternoon, I noticed a dark blob in the canopy of a small birch tree. At first I thought it was a gray squirrel nest, but something wasn’t quite right about it so I approached it for a closer look. I soon discovered...
May 8, 2016 - 12:14pm
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 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