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Records published Dec. 11
Duluth police to purchase riot gear: Chief says equipment to be used with discretion
Franken's Senate vacancy is hardly Minnesota's first
Airbnb owners roll out red carpet to make guests feel at home over Christmas
Behold the cosmic snake
Niederreiter's OT goal lifts Wild over Sharks
On second thought, Thielen says call was good
Towns, Wolves hold off Mavericks
Vikings' Keenum looking ahead after 8-game win streak ends in Carolina
Local Roundup: Willmar gymnasts win Becker Invite
Netflix confirms 'House of Cards' will return, and will have new star
A cloudy morning after for 'Today'
Matt Lauer recently grilled Bill O'Reilly about sexual harassment. Lauer could have been talking about himself.
'Greatest Love Story' is the surprise country hit of the year - with some help from Netflix
Two Minn. orchestras, Dylan earn Grammy nominations
Practicing moderation, spending time with family top the holiday to-do list
December/January issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Holidaze parade ushers in holiday season Saturday in downtown Willmar
What you need in your winter survival kit
'Made in America' concerts set by Prairie Arts Chorale
October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Jessica Ann Rauenhorst
Beverly J. Haverly
Dale E. Anderson
Jessie M. Van De Riet
Earl D. Ihnen
Enjoy Momma's mouth-watering fudge recipe
Tribune Editorial: Christianson must address bias concerns
The stupidest patents of 2017
Did Hefner's death punch a hole in the dam?
Tribune Editorial: Sen Franken made the right decision to resign
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball playoff preview
WCT Sports Show: Mid-Season Football Rankings
WCT Sports Show: Area volleyball contenders
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
Martin & Judi Berghorst
Riley Gregory Muench
Ammermann - Cappiello
Always in Season
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 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 30, 2017
ALWAYS IN SEASON: Mike Jacobs: Hermit thrushes 'fall' into Grand Forks
The bird to associate with last week's weather is the hermit thrush. This thrush is an early migrant. It's not abundant, by any means, but sometimes...
April 30, 2017 - 6:42am
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