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One dead, one injured after party bus fight in Twin Cities escalates to shooting
Huge crowds gather for rally against gun violence in nation's capital
White House praises 'courageous' youths marching against gun violence
Demonstrators gather around the US to protest gun violence
Trump issues order supporting ban on many transgender troops, defers to Pentagon on new restrictions
crime and courts
DuShon Monique Brown, actress who starred in 'Chicago Fire,' dead at 49
'Page-turner' comes to stage
Design, art, eggs and music usher in spring
CNN chief calls Fox News 'propaganda machine,' and Hannity responds
Rebooted Roseanne is a proud 'deplorable' - can she be the Trump era's Archie Bunker?
How to prevent powdery mildew in garden
How to turn gift plants into long-term houseplants
Faith news: Churches plan Holy Week events
Marilyn Hagerty: Kluski and golabki this weekend in Minto
A barber tried for years to cut an autistic boy's hair. Then they had a breakthrough.
NCAA BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Top-seeded Kansas holds off Clemson to advance to Elite Eight
'Dogs do it again: Swaney’s overtime game-winner sends UMD into region final
Friday's local scoreboard
Timberwolves rally to edge Knicks
NCAA TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Air Force stuns St. Cloud State
Ralph A. Fah
Harriet M. Omlie
Debra L. Lee
Rare lynx sighting highlights a day on the ice
Outdoors report: There's still time for an ice fishing trip, but trail conditions are deteriorating
New business creating custom duck calls with pets' ashes
Doug Leier: Drawing a once-in-a-lifetime license doesn't guarantee success
Wyoming considers grizzly hunt after Trump team took bear off endangered list
Commentary: I was fired, but an FBI career is worth it
Letter: A real hero always does what is right
Letter: A shame to lose these UND buildings
Commentary: UND needs a full-time unifier
Commentary: Facebook's evasions are dangerous
January 3, 2018
Australian children found dozens of eggs in a sandpit, and the contents were alarming
When the first child dug the first egg out of the sand, the possibilities were endless and not all of them were terrifying. Maybe . . . a fluffy...
January 3, 2018 - 7:20am
November 28, 2017
Proposal would lift restrictions on banned pets in Minot; modeled after Fargo ordinances
MINOT, N.D.—Proposed changes that would lift prohibitions on pit bulls, chickens and snakes in Minot will go to the city council. The Animal Ordinance Committee completed its work Monday, barring any further direction from the city council, and recommended the changes. The city...
November 28, 2017 - 3:30pm
July 10, 2017
Unexpected visitor: Timber rattlesnake finds its way to Minn. family's front steps
RED WING, Minn. — Walking down your front steps is an uneventful activity, but when a rattlesnake impedes the path, that quickly changes....
July 10, 2017 - 8:51am
June 6, 2017
'That other snake's aliiiive!': A reptile expert explains epic regurgitating-snake video
Every once in a while, a video comes along that reminds us of nature's extraordinary - and sometimes disgusting - mystery. For many people this...
June 6, 2017 - 8:13am
June 3, 2017
Letter: Snakes on front cover of Herald?
To the editor, Snakes on the front page of the Herald (Sunday, May 28)? Was there no room in the Northland Outdoors section? An American flag flying in the breeze would have been nice. Ann Bowman East Grand Forks
June 3, 2017 - 7:41am
May 28, 2017
Spectacle of snakes bring visitors from around the world to Manitoba
NARCISSE SNAKE DENS, Man.—The snakes—dozens, perhaps even hundreds—resembled a giant undulating blob of spaghetti as they twisted...
May 28, 2017 - 6:00am
May 25, 2017
Watch: Narcisse snake dens make for a slithery spectacle
The Narcisse Snake Dens about an hour and a half north of Winnipeg are home to the world's largest gathering of red-sided garter snakes. Every...
May 25, 2017 - 6:00am
April 26, 2016
5-foot snake, not poisonous to humans, loose in Crookston, police say
Police said they are looking for a 5-foot snake sighted last week in Crookston, but it’s probably a pet that got loose. Police were notified...
April 26, 2016 - 3:11pm
June 30, 2015
Medora mayor bit by rattlesnake? Not exactly.
MEDORA, N.D. — It was a rumor that spread like venom and included a snake, but turned out to be less dangerous than initial reports made it out to be. Medora Doug Ellison said Monday he was not bit by a rattlesnake—a rumor that started Friday night while dining at the Little...
June 30, 2015 - 12:37pm
March 10, 2013
OUTDOOR FACTOIDS: The "Python Challenge"
The recent "Python Challenge" in the Florida Everglades might have dominated the creepy critter headlines, but the Maryland Department of Natural Resources again this year is offering incentives for anglers to catch snakeheads. Native to parts of Africa and Southeast Asia, the invasive,...
March 10, 2013 - 5:00am
July 17, 2012
West Fargo denies request to allow constrictor snakes as pets
WEST FARGO - City leaders here denied a resident's request Monday to allow constrictor snakes as pets in West Fargo. Resident Robert L. Butts III told West Fargo commissioners that he owns two such snakes and believes they ought to be allowed, as they would be in either Fargo or...
July 17, 2012 - 9:41am
February 4, 2012
INSIGHT: A rattling distress call
CHICAGO -- Dozens of snakes slumbering the winter away underneath abandoned railroad tracks faced a wake-up call that could have proved fatal. A...
February 4, 2012 - 9:49pm
January 18, 2012
32 dead pythons found in Dilworth, Minn., area storage unit; charges possible
January 18, 2012 - 6:36am
July 14, 2011
'I LOVED YOU': Man charged with killing ex-girlfriend's pet snake, leaving bloody message
STILLWATER, Minn. -- A man is accused of going to his former girlfriend's home in Stillwater, killing her pet snake and writing "I loved you" with its blood. Jonathan Utecht, 21, was charged today with felony counts of burglary and terroristic threats. According to the complaint,...
July 14, 2011 - 5:11pm
August 27, 2009
31 years of catching dogs, herding cats ... and escorting moose
Officer Will Speaker, an animal warden, retires from the Grand Forks Police Department this week after 31 years of rescuing and wrangling what...
August 27, 2009 - 6:45pm