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Do the Minnesota Vikings hate birds?
Probably not. But Minnesota Public Radio reports that some bird watchers are concerned about all that glass in the plans for their new football station. Birds, as anyone who has windows knows, don't a...
5/17/13 at 5:16 PM Satellite Sapsucker 5/14/13 at 9:47 AM
Smelt fisher 5/10/13 at 1:28 PM
Legacy funding debate splits urban and rural senators
By Don Davis Rural and urban Minnesota senators battled Wednesday night about how to divide outdoors and arts program funding. Rural senators won, but just barely. Sen. Scott Newman, R-Hutchinson, sai...
5/15/13 at 8:26 PM Legislative notebook: Monday deadline ready to fall 4/28/12 at 10:47 PM
Update: Negotiators agree to raise hunting, fishing fees 4/27/12 at 6:05 PM
Still time to register for Hawk Ridge Birdathon
It isn't too late to register to participate in the 27th annual Hawk Ridge Birdathon, which will be held this Saturday, May 18. The object is to count as many bird species as you can within the 24-hou...
5/15/13 at 1:06 PM Sales of Minnesota fishing licenses down significantly 5/14/13 at 4:54 PM
Steelheaders finding fish in streams near Duluth 5/14/13 at 1:47 PM
Bug market, big returns
Sure, you could listen to the experts about what the stock market will do. But how reliable is that? The return of the cicadas this summer -- now that's something you can bank on. These locusts mak...
5/8/13 at 12:30 PM
Help maintain Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness trails
To some, its paradise. So, how would you like to volunteer to help keep paradise beautiful? The Boundary Waters Advisory Committee is seeking volunteers to help maintain trails in the Boundary Waters...
3/21/13 at 12:00 AM Bike race runner-up 3/19/13 at 12:00 AM
We’re No. 1! In this hemisphere! 3/13/13 at 12:01 AM
Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, Winter Visitor...
12/28/12 at 7:41 AM
A local reason to follow the Olympics
Some sports fans find it difficult to generate interest in an event unless they have some sort of connection. For those having trouble sparking an interest in the 2012 Olympics, heres a reason for you...
8/2/12 at 2:31 PM
Areavoices Digest #81 - Tatted Lace and more
Happy soon-to-be 4th of July everyone! When you're not out barbecuing or watching fireworks, be sure to check out some of our newest and hottest blogs on Areavoices, including a brand-new-to-our-plat...
7/3/12 at 9:58 AM Areavoices Digest #62 - What exactly is "Geek Culture" anyway? 2/1/12 at 4:16 PM
Areavoices Digest #61 1/25/12 at 3:26 PM
Things North Dakotans Like
I never realized how marketable an upbringing from North Dakota can be. Until very recently, I thought that my whole life, no matter where I go, I'd be plagued with having to say, "I'm from North Dako...
6/2/11 at 2:11 PM Apocalypse with a View 5/29/11 at 11:53 AM
Now, to convince Adam to keep his digging to the sandbox....
My good parenting is done for the day - I FINALLY gardened with my kids. I am always hesitant to put the first seeds into the ground, since North Dakota is famous for late spring blizzards. My mom ta...
5/20/11 at 6:15 PM
The glory days of smelting in Duluth
A crowd of about 400 smelters gathers for a small run at the mouth of the Lester River on April 25, 1986. (Steve Stearns / News-Tribune) Up until the 1980s, one of the biggest gatherings in Duluth ea...
4/19/11 at 11:42 PM Saving a dog named Scooter at Gooseberry Falls 10/21/10 at 7:45 PM
July 4 BWCAW blowdown 7/3/09 at 4:00 AM
Get 'Warmer by the Lake' Saturday in Duluth
Bayfront Festival Park will be the hottest place to be in Duluth between 2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12 at the annual "Warmer By the Lake" celebration. Pack up the kids, grab your skates, and head o...
2/11/11 at 2:27 PM Bentleyville family celebration moved to New Year's Day 12/30/10 at 4:45 PM
Surviving overnight in the woods 9/27/10 at 3:36 PM
For 100 years, Scouting programs have instilled in youth the values found in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Today, these values are just as relevant in helping youth grow to their full potential ...
9/10/10 at 6:16 PM