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Grand Forks Herald
Forum sparks spirited exchange on future of school facilities
ND education department partners with Microsoft for more computer science classes
County looks to acquire historic fire tower overlooking northern Minn. forests
Ultrasounds are focus of Minn. anti-abortion rally on 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade
Hundreds of airline passengers headed to Minneapolis stranded in Fargo by winter storm
crime and courts
Def Leppard, Journey coming to Sioux Falls, Minneapolis, Fargo
Practical fashion: How to brave the cold and look good doing it
Minnesota Orchestra sets its sights on Africa
Beer and bacon take center stage at annual Happy Harry's festival
A men's rights activist edits 'The Last Jedi' to remove the women
Marilyn Hagerty: Signs of spring
6 takeaways from a study about teens' happiness and time spent online
5 places close to home to consider for your spring vacation
5 new spins on New Year's resolutions
Subway tile rises to the height of farmhouse chic
After weekend sweep of North Dakota, UMD hockey hits the road to play Mankato
Wild start slow, finish fast in win over Senators
National Guard called out as more than foot of snow buries southern Minn., strands motorists
Monday's local scoreboard
Ex-UMD hockey team captain dies after fall at Chicago airport
Elissa Mae Schue
James F. Fischer, Sr.
Patricia "Patt" Rall
Beargrease adds second weekend of festivities
Backcountry Hunters and Anglers chapter on tap for North Dakota
Interest in Fat-bike riding growing in Minnesota
Commentary: Trump kept one campaign promise. The shutdown is proof.
Disregard by local School Board troubling
Burgum speech shows schools should remain
It's time to stand up for research and extension
Commentary: North Dakota needs NAFTA. Period.
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Monarch butterfly migration was off this year. Researchers are worried.
Thanksgiving was right around the corner, and a sizable number of one of America's most famous migrants could be seen still sputtering south....
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January 21, 2018
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ MIKE JACOBS: A bird of the Far North turns up in GF
The northern shrike is a well-named bird. Its breeding range in North America runs from the Bering Sea coast of Alaska to Labrador but extends...
January 21, 2018 - 6:00am
January 14, 2018
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ MIKE JACOBS: Siskins may be plain birds, but they're never dull
The best view of a pine siskin is from behind with its wings spread. That way, the brilliant yellow patches show in the bird's wings and tail...
January 14, 2018 - 6:23am
January 11, 2018
Be a hero. Count some bird poop for Minnesota.
DULUTH, Minn.—The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is looking for volunteers to trek across the north woods later this winter and...
January 11, 2018 - 11:12am
January 7, 2018
Southern birds immigrate to the valley
Birds that come from the north get a lot of attention, and there are southern birds that show up here, too. It's likely that the motives of these...
January 7, 2018 - 6:00am
January 5, 2018
A new book asks: How long does a dachshund's body really need to be?
In 2016, a German shepherd that won best in breed at a celebrated British dog show "was shown on television crabbing around the ring, her sloping...
January 5, 2018 - 3:03pm
December 31, 2017
BRAD DOKKEN COLUMN: Looking back on 2017--and ahead to 2018
We hadn't had our lines in the water more than 10 minutes when I felt a fish hanging on to my jig; the bite wasn't as much a "thunk" as a presence....
December 31, 2017 - 6:00am
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ MIKE JACOBS: Chickadees manage the cold weather
The weather outside is frightful — but the chickadees are still delightful. How do these tiny birds endure the cold? This is a source of...
December 31, 2017 - 6:00am
Looking back on the year in the outdoors -- and ahead to 2018
GRAND FORKS — We hadn't had our lines in the water more than 10 minutes when I felt a fish hanging on to my jig; the bite wasn't as much...
December 31, 2017 - 6:00am
December 27, 2017
Trump administration eases rule protecting birds from energy production
WASHINGTON - The Interior Department has quietly rolled back an Obama-era policy aimed at protecting migratory birds, stating in a solicitor's...
December 27, 2017 - 11:16am
December 24, 2017
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ MIKE JACOBS: Redpolls symbolize Christmas season
Lately, I've been pondering what bird would be the best symbol of Christmas. It's not a critical question, that's true enough, but it has engaged...
December 24, 2017 - 6:05am
December 20, 2017
Biologists record the machine-gun sound of the loudest known fish
Each year between February and June, the fish gather to spawn in Mexico's Colorado River Delta. The fish, a type of croaker called the Gulf corvina,...
December 20, 2017 - 12:12pm
December 18, 2017
Wildlife photos brighten a gray Monday morning in Grand Forks
I came across some fun wildlife photos this morning in my email inbox, and they were too good not to share. For more information about the photos,...
December 18, 2017 - 10:29am
December 17, 2017
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ MIKE JACOBS: What bird is the Christmas partridge?
The ruffed grouse is an aspirational bird for me; that is, a bird I haven't seen lately but hope to see soon. The grouse is on my mind for several...
December 17, 2017 - 6:05am
December 10, 2017
Fall banding effort nets 105 saw-whet owls at Turtle River State Park
Winter's abrupt arrival in early November brought the fall owl-banding campaign at Turtle River State Park to a screeching halt, but 105 saw-whet...
December 10, 2017 - 6:26am