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'No reason' for inaction: Minn., N.D. leaders add to gun debate
Data: Feb. 23, 2018
4 arrested after drug bust on central Minn. reservation
Twin cities man charged with chaining, torturing, raping daughters
Has blaze orange become the anti-gun color?
Birkie basks in the glow: Skiing event gained unrivaled exposure as part of Minneapolis' Super Bowl experience
College men's hockey: Battered Broncos to face healthy Bulldogs
Wild power past Devils with big second period
Jimmy Butler recharged, ready to lead Timberwolves down the stretch
Peter Elander explains the 'Oops, I Did It Again' shootout move
We must admit it: This is who we are
How wine tastings transport you
Column: Main goal of hospice -- monitor symptoms, maintain comfort
Column: Biodiesel gives the region a boost
Column: Keeping southwest Minnesota a vibrant place to live
Esther Zavala de Adame
Gerald "Jerry" Roetzel
Church turns garbage into good night's sleep through 'Mat Ministry'
Hearty onion and mushroom tart perfect for meatless meals
Cold weather car safety
'Be our guest' to another Disney classic
Rubber plants follow natural tree-like tendency
out and about
Sietsema 90th birthday
Boock 50th anniversary
Huisman 60th anniversary
Boltjes 50th anniversary
Heeringa 70th anniversary
Probate of Vernon G. Engelkes
City of Worthington planning commission notice of public hearing
Data: Nov. 27, 2017
December 29, 2017
Minnesota county takes on public lands debate over farm sale
LITCHFIELD, Minn. — A version of the national debate over public lands has recently played itself out in Meeker County, where conservationists were surprised when the county board initially denied the transfer of land by willing sellers to the state. The Meeker County Board...
December 29, 2017 - 6:46pm
November 26, 2017
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ MIKE JACOBS: Turkey – or dinosaur – for dinner?
This is Thanksgiving season and so the turkey must be bird of the week. No other bird is so closely associated with any day as the turkey. Nor...
November 26, 2017 - 6:03am
October 8, 2017
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ Mike Jacobs: Inconsistency marks the northern flicker
If you want to see a flicker, look on the ground and look soon. Flickers are moving south. The flicker is a species of woodpecker, but no matter....
October 8, 2017 - 6:14am
August 29, 2017
Southeastern Twin Cities metro birders treated to a year of rarities
COTTAGE GROVE, Minn.—Two rare birds with heavy rounded beaks and a hue brighter than a blue jay have made their home in scrubland at the...
August 29, 2017 - 10:55am
August 20, 2017
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ MIKE JACOBS: To ID hawks, eliminate the red-tail
The red-tailed hawk is easily the most common raptor in this part of the world, and it is most conspicuous in late August, as young-of-the year...
August 20, 2017 - 6:00am
August 13, 2017
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ Mike Jacobs: Hummingbirds appear in the garden
GRAND FORKS — Last week, I kept company with hummingbirds. It was accidental, really. The hummingbirds happened to be where I was —...
August 13, 2017 - 7:15am
July 2, 2017
Always in season/ Mike Jacobs: Wrens work their way into folklore
The other day, I got a package from Babe Belzer of Cando, N.D. Inside was a book she had written. The book's heroine is a wren named Winifred...
July 2, 2017 - 7:57am
June 25, 2017
Always in Season: Barn swallows are a love-hate species
The barn swallow is a pretty little bird. It also can be an aggressive little pest. Therefore, human beings, and this individual human, tend...
June 25, 2017 - 4:55pm
May 28, 2017
Always in Season: The sora surprises again and again
The sora is a surprising bird. Here is what The American Museum of Natural History, in "Birds of North America," has to say about the bird: "Despite...
May 28, 2017 - 3:31pm
May 21, 2017
Always in Season: Rose-breasted grosbeaks are doubly well named
Ahem, dear reader: The subject this week is bird breasts. To be sure, the breast is not the first part to examine when trying to identify a bird....
May 21, 2017 - 4:41pm
May 7, 2017
Always in Season: Snipe call attention to themselves
Here at Magpie Ridge west of Gilby, N.D., where I watch most of my birds and where no magpie has been seen for many months: Here the bird of...
May 7, 2017 - 3:21pm
April 16, 2017
Always in Season: The killdeer is a familiar trickster
The killdeer is a familiar bird, perhaps as well known as the robin. Like the robin, it is a reliable sign of spring. The killdeer signals spring...
April 16, 2017 - 3:04pm
April 2, 2017
Always in Season: Meadowlarks signal spring
There are lots of signs of spring. No one of them is definitive, but taken together they are completely convincing. Probably the most familiar...
April 2, 2017 - 7:45pm
March 26, 2017
Kinglets can brighten a March day
The golden-crowned kinglet is a wee thing, smaller than any other bird in our area, except the ruby-throated hummingbird. Unlike the hummingbird,...
March 26, 2017 - 11:48am
March 19, 2017
Always in Season: Spring brings another cycle in bird lives
This is a good time of year to appreciate black-capped chickadees. They're conspicuous this time of year, but pretty soon they'll be hard to...
March 19, 2017 - 4:46pm