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Two Minot men arrested after gun fired during fight
How one Fargo couple revamped an older home into a modern marvel
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota shifting to paying providers based on performance
One dead, 10 injured in explosion near Nuremberg, Germany
Rolling out the classics
crime and courts
Sano breaks slump, leads Twins to victory
Bolt targets third sprint sweep to close Olympic chapter
FSC Crickets vs. GGFSC Storm soccer gallery
Love conquers all for Gabbie Douglas
UND FOOTBALL: Fighting Hawks pick up first three 2017 commitments
Planning a backyard wedding perfect for DIY couple
BOOKNOTES: 'Eve of a Hundred Midnights,' 'The Useful Book: 201 Life Skills They Used to Teach in Home Ec and Shop,' 'Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream'
Summer Performing Arts at Red River debut Mary Poppins
Mike Rosmann: Spanking makes children more defiant, aggressive, study shows
HEALTH MATTERS: One test is not enough to solve health problems
life & style
Tina J. Swanson
Esther A. Mager
John Albert Miller
Elizabeth "Bette" Pauley
Group on northern Minnesota lake rescues young bald eagle tangled in rope
Consider the catfish
ALWAYS IN SEASON: Cuckoos more likely to be heard than seen
Openings remain for Cats Incredible tourney
Nice Fish: Troy Bazey's 26-inch walleye
A Q&A with Mark Kennedy
OUR OPINION: Kennedy's humor, clarity are welcome
LETTER: Grand Forks needs E-85 and bio-diesel outlets
ROB PORT: Wind power is destabilizing our power grid
LETTER: Missing from conventions, and much missed by voters: Civility
50th Wedding Anniversary
July 16, 2016
Chippers provide a starting place to identify sparrows
The chipping sparrow is a bird you may have seen. It is a small bird, to be sure, but it lives in close proximity to us humans. Nor is it particularly...
July 16, 2016 - 9:36pm
July 11, 2016
MIKE JACOBS: Noisy crows likely make sense
Crows have been patrolling my property and occupying my thoughts this week. The property is their territory. My mind is in awe of them. The crows...
July 11, 2016 - 12:22am
July 2, 2016
IN SEASON: Birds start over after a storm
The phoebes fledged. Three young ones left the nest last week. The catbirds and the barn swallows and the house wrens weren't so lucky. All of...
July 2, 2016 - 10:43pm
June 24, 2016
Meadowlark numbers decline across North Dakota
A few years ago on a Sunday drive near the edge of West Fargo, creeping along with no particular route in mind, one of my kids let out the proverbial,...
June 24, 2016 - 9:19pm
Always in season: Subtle and secretive, the veery challenges birders
The veery is a hard bird to see and a hard bird to describe. Plain and secretive are the first adjectives that come to mind. This is unfair to...
June 24, 2016 - 9:12pm
June 21, 2016
North Dakota's state bird, the Western meadowlark, not as numerous as it once was
A few years ago on a Sunday drive near the edge of West Fargo, creeping along with no particular route in mind, one of my kids let out the proverbial:...
June 21, 2016 - 5:45pm
June 18, 2016
IN SEASON: Delight in peregrines goes back in history
On Monday, about 70 people gathered to see and celebrate another generation of peregrine falcons. Local birdman Tim Driscoll banded four peregrine...
June 18, 2016 - 8:18pm
May 27, 2016
ALWAYS IN SEASON: Catbirds hang out in area gardens
Let's face it. The gray catbird is a well-named species. No other bird species that occurs here is so uniformly gray across its body. There are...
May 27, 2016 - 4:06pm
May 22, 2016
ALWAYS IN SEASON: Plain birds do attract attention
It was a wonderful week in the bird world, with late migrants passing through and nesting species arriving to begin the work of summer. The great...
May 22, 2016 - 7:30am
May 8, 2016
Stripes help identify sparrow species
This is Zonotricia season. Don't shrink in fear. Zonotricia is a group of closely related sparrows—a genus, in science-speak. The Latin...
May 8, 2016 - 8:00am
May 6, 2016
Piping plovers: Volunteers work to bring back the nearly-extinct birds
As a pet lover and someone partial to a beach bonfire, Sarah Glesner said she still avoids shoreline recreation during May and June because of...
May 6, 2016 - 7:00pm
May 1, 2016
Rainy Day Reads: Cranes, Herons & Egrets: The Elegance of Our Tallest Birds
Sandhill cranes are in full voice on the prairies of North Dakota and northwest Minnesota this time of year, and the return of the lanky birds...
May 1, 2016 - 10:30am
ALWAYS IN SEASON: Killdeer stir wonder as they run
The killdeer is a familiar bird that still maintains an aura of mystery. It is much admired for its "broken wing" antics, which it uses to draw...
May 1, 2016 - 8:45am
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 - 4:00pm
April 24, 2016
ALWAYS IN SEASON: Big road trip yields many birds
This isn't a good time of year to be picking a bird of the week. There are just too many candidates. The task was harder this week, because the...
April 24, 2016 - 8:45am