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Minn. lawmaker says state elder care whistle-blower was fired
Reclaiming the future for ruffed grouse
District 518 tax, review and comment meetings slated for next Tuesday
Slayton man demands speedy trials in four criminal cases
A gift guide for beer lovers
The Drill (Episode 35: Dec. 13, 2017)
Tuesday prep roundup: Fairmont boys basketball team tops Worthington
Wild's Zach Parise could be back 'sooner rather than later'
76ers coach Brown says Thibodeau is 'frugal' with his rotations, and that's OK
The Drill: Gilbertson's leadership pays dividends for Windom Area
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Letter: Help of 'angels' is appreciated
Letter: Just say no to Industrial Wind
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Enjoy Momma's mouth-watering fudge recipe
Marvin L. Doering
Greg G. Johnson
Katherine Ann Morris
Marion Pearl Jacobsma
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4 holiday cocktails for morning, noon and night
Succulent braised beef short ribs bring comfort and joy to Christmas meal
Why we vomit: Throwing up the facts about an experience we've all had
Holidays without late daughter are still hard
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Jenkins 40th anniversary
Breuker 95th birthday
Sprik 85th birthday
Probate of Vernon G. Engelkes
City of Worthington planning commission notice of public hearing
Data: Nov. 27, 2017
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
March 12, 2017
Always in Season: Early spring brings bald eagles
An adult bald eagle is a distinctive bird in every way, large and dark with brilliant white head and tail and great broad wings. The eagle's...
March 12, 2017 - 3:09pm