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Pipeline leak causes major spill on western ND rangeland
Sheriff: Wetterling investigation went 'off the rails' as FBI chased multiple leads, killer remained free
VIDEO: North Dakota firefighters participate in controlled burn
Two Grand Forks women sentenced for dealing heroin
Kavanaugh accuser won't testify Monday but open to doing so later next week
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Grand Forks symphony celebrates 110th anniversary
Cirque du Soleil in REA will combine acrobatics and skating
3 more longtime staffers fired from 'Prairie Home' successor show
Tapping Duluth's brewing history
'PAW Patrol Live' coming to Alerus Center
Marilyn Hagerty: This year's parade will be special
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ND insurance commissioner cautions about short-term insurance plans
Flu cases already being reported in North Dakota
Red Wine Garden Tomato Sauce makes good use of abundant ingredient
Vikings not overly concerned about slow start in running game
Vikings say new kicker Bailey was a target last year
Former UND teammates recall Phil Jackson as a two-sport star
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Former U of M offensive tackle dies from cancer at 22
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OUTDOORS REPORT: Fall fishing patterns are beginning to emerge; autumn colors are becoming more apparent
Teach a kid to hunt small game during Minnesota's Take a Kid Hunting Weekend
Benny Huebner youth deer season buck
NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS/ DOUG LEIER: Fall hunting preview highlights habitat partnerships
American woman pedals 184 mph, smashing record held by men for more than 100 years
Mayor Mike Brown: A great week in ND's 'best college town'
Our view: Put on a green shirt and enjoy a unique week
Commentary: If marijuana legalization has been so bad for other states, why have so many of them done it?
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Always in Season
September 16, 2018
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ MIKE JACOBS: Surprise, but not madness, in the bird world
Seeing Lincoln's sparrow shouldn't be a surprise; the species is fairly common in our area during migration. Its field marks are subtle and identification...
September 16, 2018 - 6:12am
September 9, 2018
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ MIKE JACOBS: Kings and conquerors in the bird world
Lest you should think I have become a crank about inaptly named birds, let me present the western kingbird, a species whose range matches nearly...
September 9, 2018 - 6:00am
September 2, 2018
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ MIKE JACOBS: Fall delivers confusing warblers
The Nashville warbler belongs to a group that birders call "confusing fall warblers." It is not the worst of the bunch, so getting to know the...
September 2, 2018 - 6:01am
August 26, 2018
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ MIKE JACOBS: Tiny hummingbirds steal the scene
Hummingbirds have a way of taking up space. Despite their small size, they dominate any scene they enter. It's just plain hard to overlook a...
August 26, 2018 - 6:12am
August 19, 2018
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ MIKE JACOBS: The week's news from the bird world
Remember the hot August Saturday night in that dusty little town you came from, when Main Street was lined with cars with the windows rolled...
August 19, 2018 - 6:00am
August 12, 2018
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ MIKE JACOBS: North Dakota a relatively poor state for wren species
August isn't the peak month for bird activity in our area. Mornings are noticeably quieter than they were six weeks ago, since most species have...
August 12, 2018 - 6:12am
July 29, 2018
Mike Jacobs: Misnamed and disliked, cormorants still flourish
The double-crested cormorant is poorly named. The crests are inconspicuous, variable and worthless as field marks. The cormorant part of the...
July 29, 2018 - 6:12am
July 15, 2018
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ MIKE JACOBS: Upland sandpiper has two homes
The upland sandpiper was "bird of the week" one year ago this month, and this column described the bird's qualifications. These included a bit...
July 15, 2018 - 6:33am
July 8, 2018
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ MIKE JACOBS: Arrogance and iridescence mark the grackle
If there were to be a contest to throw one bird species off the planet, the common grackle would likely be a nominee. The grackle has a reputation...
July 8, 2018 - 6:46am
July 1, 2018
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ MIKE JACOBS: Don't look for grebes in your backyard ... unless
If your bird watching is limited to your backyard, you probably haven't encountered a western grebe, unless there's a good-sized lake in your...
July 1, 2018 - 6:01am
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