Skip to main content
Grand Forks Herald
Man arrested trying to scale White House barrier
Twin Cities man warned wife she would ‘cry blood’ in Amber Alert incident, charges say
Dam releases to counter rising Missouri River
N.D., Minn. officials speak out on family separations for border-crossers
Minn. has one of its most-deadly weekends on roads in months as 11 die
crime and courts
Whether rocked or stocked, 'sneakerhead' culture is alive
Scheduling delayed Josh Duhamel’s honorary UND degree
A native of Hallock, Minn., Duck Dynasty star 'Mountain Man' pays a visit to Red River Valley
How to get a clutter-free kitchen in 22 easy steps
Kat Perkins' annual Medora concert set for June 30
Year's first human West Nile case found in North Dakota
Marilyn Hagerty: Fit for a queen
Eatbeat: All that's missing is more olives
Autistic boy's classmates had never heard him speak. What he finally said at graduation blew them away.
Grandpa discovers love of woodworking, toymaking
Barry Trotz steps down as head coach of Washington Capitals despite Stanley Cup win
Athletes disqualified from ND state track meet want to make sure other competitors don't suffer same fate
PGA, 3M announce seven-year deal for Twin Cities tour event
High-class leaderboard spares USGA's blushes at U.S. Open
Vikings to honor late coach Green
Ardis I. Mandt
Nelson L. Stave
John Jerome Hegg
Spring breeding duck numbers decline in North Dakota, Game and Fish Department survey shows
Conservation Reserve Program enrollment now open in North Dakota
Nancy Black walleye
Paul Sum walleye
Rich Lehn catfish
Commentary: Anti-gun Parkland students expected to visit Fargo/Moorhead, Bismarck, and Standing Rock this month
Q&A: Should North Dakota tap the Legacy Fund?
Our view: Another try on Postal Reform Act
Laura Bush: Separating children from their parents at the border 'breaks my heart'
Commentary: Still waiting for a talk with my dad
Submit a Political Letter
Keith and Joanne Saville
Dave and Barb Riskey
Always in Season
June 17, 2018
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ MIKE JACOBS: Goldfinches set their own breeding pace
If any species might be called “a bird for all seasons,” it would be the American goldfinch. This is because the goldfinch lives off-cycle....
June 17, 2018 - 6:33am
June 10, 2018
Mike Jacobs: Sapsuckers do suck sap, but they aren't yellow-bellied
Only half of the yellow-bellied sapsucker's name is appropriate—the sapsucker half. The other half is not descriptive; whatever yellow...
June 10, 2018 - 6:00am
June 3, 2018
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ MIKE JACOBS: Another drop-in makes an impression
The ruddy turnstone is another of those drop-in birds, like last week's bird, the Blackburnian warbler; not a resident here, but sometimes a...
June 3, 2018 - 6:13am
May 27, 2018
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ MIKE JACOBS: The flame throat shows up in GF
As soon as I read the email, I knew what species would be bird of the week. The message read, "I'm in Grand Forks. Could I have seen a Blackburnian...
May 27, 2018 - 6:00am
May 20, 2018
Mike Jacobs: Cowbirds add spice to a spring evening
A couple of weeks ago, I admitted to being a voyeur since I had gone off to watch the sharp-tailed grouse dance. Today, I confess to being a...
May 20, 2018 - 6:04am
May 13, 2018
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ MIKE JACOBS: Hooray! Swallows usher in a new season
Hooray! Hooray! For the middle of May! How many birds can you see in a day? More than 50 species in a walk along the English Coulee, Dave Lambeth...
May 13, 2018 - 6:52am
May 6, 2018
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ MIKE JACOBS: Dance of the sharp-tailed grouse seems purposeful chaos
At this time of year, nature puts on such an extravagant show that it's hard not to be prurient. A case in point is the courtship dance of the...
May 6, 2018 - 6:09am
April 29, 2018
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ MIKE JACOBS: Don't overlook the northern harrier
The northern harrier is underappreciated, I think. I seldom hear it remarked upon, and I doubt it stands very high on many lists of favorite...
April 29, 2018 - 6:00am
April 22, 2018
Mike Jacobs: Identify a meadowlark without seeing its breast
It's meadowlark season, even though the season is about a month overdue. The western meadowlark is easy to identify when it's sitting on a fence...
April 22, 2018 - 6:32am
April 15, 2018
Mike Jacobs: To be sure of bird identification, check again
A new species, the first in a fortnight, showed up at my feeder array early last week, and I was happy to see it. It was an American tree sparrow,...
April 15, 2018 - 6:01am
April 8, 2018
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ MIKE JACOBS: First impressions key to hawk identification
Standing at the window watching the weather can become a consuming activity. Even if the weather seems changeless, something will come into view....
April 8, 2018 - 8:24am
March 25, 2018
Mike Jacobs: Falcons steal the headlines in late March
The week of the falcon: That's what it was. Three species of the falcon family appeared in the area last week. That's as many as we can reasonably...
March 25, 2018 - 6:31am
March 18, 2018
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ MIKE JACOBS: A tide of birds sweeps through the valley
It's wrong to describe the migration of birds as a parade, since a parade has a beginning and an end. The movement of birds is more like a stream...
March 18, 2018 - 6:23am
March 11, 2018
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ MIKE JACOBS: Absent waxwings could still show up
Last week's bird, the house sparrow, is the image of domesticity. Even its name suggests a place bound creature. This week's bird is a wanderer,...
March 11, 2018 - 6:29am
March 4, 2018
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ MIKE JACOBS: Where have all the house sparrows gone?
The other day, when I picked up my cup from the coffee maker that sits on the countertop next to the sliding glass deck door, I looked out and...
March 4, 2018 - 6:03am