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U.S. Senate keeps Keystone XL pipeline bill from moving forward
2 New Hope police officers shot at City Hall; gunman killed
Brothers' game of 'cops and robbers' turns deadly in Eagan
Governor Dayton details plan to fix Minnesota’s aging, underfunded transportation system
Ogema woman pleads guilty in August dragging death of man
Brady says he's moving on from distractions
Passionate Patriots owner Kraft speaks about 'Deflategate'
Seahawks' setup favored by Carroll
NFL, YouTube announce partnership
Jets adding Hogan, Heimerdinger to front office
KENNETH EDWIN HILL
GERALD "JERRY" W. JOHNSON
GENEVA A. SWANSON
LILA MAY ZUBKE
CHARLES "CHUCK" BURNS
First Responders on path to success after rough times
Legion Christmas dinner raises $3,000 for Salvation Army
Toys For Boys is an institution for memorabilia collectors
Original art by Judy Wegenast selected for honors, exhibition
Fargo's Zach Johnson advances on 'American Idol'
Marilyn reviews the Grand Forks' McDonalds
Rescued loon dies of lung ailment
5-year DNR TIP investigation results in charges against four, seizure of 37 guns, 28 sets of antlers; fully intact, frozen piebald deer
Hundreds attend Menahga Family Fishing Derby
Winter trout fishing to open for first time on 24 lakes
Letters: Enbridge responds to pipe yard letter
Editorial: It’s tax season: Here’s a few tips to assist
Letter: GOP waving white flag on transportation?
Letter: Working to strengthen Greater Minnesota
Letter: Thanks for support of senior nutrition
Cody’s Corner: Briards are great dogs
A turkey by any other name is an eagle?
It's Thanksgiving weekend - a time to be together with friends and family, eat leftover turkey buns, and think of all the ways in which we are...
November 28, 2009 - 1:00pm
November 21, 2009
From Backyards to Backwoods: Cameras are digital bridge to kids, nature
On Sept. 26 I shared a little about our "Through the Lens of a Camera" project, but I didn't tell you how it started and where it's going. In...
November 21, 2009 - 1:00pm
October 31, 2009
From Backyards to Backwoods: Photos, day trips enhance love of nature
Many times when I sit down to write, I have some munchies close by. It might be a jar of peanuts or a small bowl of chips and salsa. The other...
October 31, 2009 - 1:00pm
October 24, 2009
Photos, day trips enhance love of nature
Have you ever taken a fall trip to a wildlife refuge? October is a great time to witness waterfowl migration. In the fall of 2005 we studied...
October 24, 2009 - 1:00pm
September 26, 2009
Letters: Light pollution at lake is concerning
As a long-time Park Rapids vacationer, I have always looked forward to the fall. Not for hunting, or the beautiful colors but because of the peace. I know, as a tourist I should be thrown in with the summer mobs that pack the stores, create traffic delays and turn the peaceful north...
opinion / letters / outdoors
September 26, 2009 - 1:00pm
August 19, 2009
Wild cat sanctuary is home to neglected, mistreated
Deep in the woods of east central Minnesota, 108 exotic cats are living out their golden years. They're permanent residents of The Wildcat Sanctuary, the only accredited facility of its kind in the state, located outside of Sandstone. It turned away another 200+ cats last year;...
August 19, 2009 - 1:00pm
Recipe-phile: Bears, humans alike lauding this summer's raspberry crop
Most people I've talked to have agreed: this is a legendary year for wild raspberries. The bears know it, too. They're obviously delirious with sugar. I've never before actually spotted a bear until this year, when I've seen a wooly backside leisurely waddling up the road and two-lane...
entertainment / food / outdoors
August 19, 2009 - 1:00pm
July 13, 2009
A 'showy' roadside surprise
For nearly a quarter century, Bill Sazama has mowed the Highway 10 roadside from Perham to New York Mills, but June 29, 2009, was the first time...
July 13, 2009 - 7:26am
July 12, 2009
Ducks in the wind: Research project explores impact of wind farms on nesting waterfowl
Tanner Gue knows as well as anyone just how wet it's been this summer in some of North Dakota's prime waterfowl country. That's good for ducks, of course, even if it sometimes complicates life for people trying to study them. A UND graduate student, Gue, 25, is heading up the fieldwork...
region / outdoors
July 12, 2009 - 8:09am
July 11, 2009
Swimmer's itch showing up in Park Rapids area lakes
Each summer as lake water temperatures rise, some swimmers begin to get the itch - swimmer's itch, that is. A few reports have been made in...
news / local / outdoors
July 11, 2009 - 12:00pm
July 8, 2009
Rising lakes threaten cabins
An invasive plant species is causing more than an eyesore at one Minnesota lake. Last year, the state Department of Natural Resources designated Polk County's Union Lake as infested waters because it has the non-native Eurasian watermilfoil weed.
region / outdoors
July 8, 2009 - 6:52am
July 3, 2009
Purple martins stir memories for local bird enthusiasts
Nostalgia for an iridescent indigo bird that nearly became extinct is the impetus for the movement to restore the purple martin population. "My...
July 3, 2009 - 1:00pm
June 27, 2009
From the depths of Lake Carlos...
For Jeff Bosek of Alexandria, there's nothing more fun than finding a fishing pole in the depths of one of Douglas County's few hundred lakes,...
June 27, 2009 - 8:07am
Experts band three peregrine falcon chicks hatched on Smiley tower
Grand Forks, meet Alice, Ethel and Smiley. Three peregrine falcon chicks that hatched in a nest box high atop the Smiley water tower along South Washington Street had their coming out party, of sorts, Thursday afternoon when experts from the Minnesota Audubon Society and the Minnesota...
June 27, 2009 - 7:52am
June 26, 2009
Moose on I-29 causes multiple accidents; driver injured seriously
A north-bound pickup truck hit a moose shortly after 10 p.m.
region / outdoors
June 26, 2009 - 6:54am