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Minnesota mining's place in American history
North Shore tour offers kayakers a glimpse of Split Rock shoreline
A night on the town -- and on the water
Sharing Duluth's outdoor adventures: Tour companies offer visitors guided experiences on trails and on the water
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JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Can we obtain a 'perfect Union'?
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VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: The natural laws are all around us
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BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Smart and friendly: Meet the gray jays
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MASTER GARDENERS: The cut-flower pathway
FISH TALES: Al Shervold on Upper Red Lake
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Joe & Sissy Neft
Brett & Sadie Bahr
Vern and Mary Lathe
Doug and Pat Tangborn
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McFeely: Is Michele Bachmann dipping her toe in Minnesota governor race?
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March 5, 2017
Always in Season: Signs of spring appear in the valley
Horned larks are back in the valley. Horned owls are back on their nests. These are signs of spring in the Red River Valley. Both are right on...
March 5, 2017 - 6:44pm
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
Jacobs: Early migrants reach the valley
Last week brought an influx of rough-legged hawks to our area that was both larger and earlier than expected. Matt Spoor alerted Grand Cities...
February 26, 2017 - 6:15pm
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