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Legislators drop increased penalties for highway protesters in exchange for ban on undocumented immigrant driver's licenses
UPDATE: At least 19 dead in blast at Ariana Grande concert in British arena
State senator's father dies, but she's at work keeping one-vote majority for GOP
Minnesota budget talks go on behind closed doors, as legislators plan to work past midnight deadline to get work done
Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence
Curry hits 36 as Golden State advances to NBA finals
Richard Pitino's message to Minnesota: 'We can really take the next step'
Nashville clinches first trip to Stanley Cup finals
TRACK AND FIELD: Rain, cold doesn’t hamper BHS in home invite
TENNIS: Lumberjacks fall in 8AA North tourney
Casey Adam Matthews
Robert Wade Iceman
Miriam Emma Droege
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Make the last day of school a good day
SUSTAINABILITY COLUMN: Bemidji is ‘Home Sweet Home’ for the birds
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Critical Race Theories: What are they all about?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Who is JFK?
PRIME TIME: Butterflies and beauties at the SAC
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
PATT RALL COLUMN: Spring flowers abound around the arts
BACM announces Summer Recital Series schedule
June First Friday at Gallery North
Summer concert series announced
FISH TALES: Gene Erickson on Cass Lake
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Squirrels are common but still fascinating creatures
FISHING: Gary Newell tournament Saturday
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Best walleye fishing still ahead of us
FISHING: Lake Bemidji lands college fishing national championship
Torry's Van Benefit
Don (Pail) Hill
Mike McFeely: For Ailes, the goal was to turn back the clock
Hauser: When Jesus told his disciples they were to be salt, light
Pinke Post: The purpose of trophies in the box
Minding our Elders: Family caregiver needs recognition from siblings
Growing Together: Separating hardy from non-hardy when shopping trees and shrubs
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
March 13, 2016
Blane Klemek: Clark’s nutcrackers serve an important ecological role
I’ve had the good fortune of exploring the glorious peaks, draws and canyons of the Rocky Mountains. From Montana to Colorado, the Rockies...
March 13, 2016 - 12:51am
March 6, 2016
Blane Klemek: Observing the wood duck is a delight
“Weee-e-e-e-k, weee-e-e-e-k, weee-e-e-e-k!” whistles the female of a species of waterfowl considered by many as our most beautifully feathered...
March 6, 2016 - 12:15am
February 28, 2016
Blane Klemek Column: Where have all the evening grosbeaks gone?
Once again this past fall and during this winter, I’ve been asked the question of “where have all the evening grosbeaks gone?” by several...
February 28, 2016 - 12:41am