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Mike McFeely is a columnist for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. He began working for The Forum in the 1980s while he was a student studying journalism at Minnesota State University Moorhead. He's been with The Forum full time since 1990, minus a six-year hiatus when he hosted a local radio talk-show.

You can reach Mike via email at mmcfeely@forumcomm.com.

DNR's annual surveys help determine fish populations, lake management, stocking strategies
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Popular Lund boats made in New York Mills factory will be common on Minnesota lakes on fishing opener Saturday, May 14.
If not for the efforts of The Nature Conservancy and the Minnesota Prairie Chicken Society, there might not be prairie chickens left in the state. Their numbers dwindled to a concerning level by the mid-1980s, their habitat ruined by the plow. They are now confined to remnant and restored grasslands in a few counties. One of those is Clay County, close enough to Fargo-Moorhead that before the sun rises over the prairie the lights of the metro glow brightly in the west.
The state senator has represented northwest Minnesota for 20 years
Game and Fish Department and more than a dozen partners spearhead program to preserve, re-establish vital native prairie
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John Donaldson, who pitched for several years for the local team in Bertha, Minnesota, and is documented to have played in at least 130 towns across Minnesota, is on the Early Baseball Era Committee ballot for induction into the Hall of Fame. The results of the Early Baseball Era Committee vote will be announced live on MLB Network’s "MLB Tonight" at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5.
Lawndale Creek restoration project helps clean water in Buffalo River while providing trout habitat in unlikely place
A trio of the mammals showed up in a city stormwater retention pond, offering another opportunity for residents to see urban wildlife.
Here we are, almost six months after the vaccines first rolled out, and we're still having to deal with mask mandates, fights at school board meetings, postponement of events and worry over schoolchildren getting COVID-19. Everything we were dealing with months ago. We're supposed to be past this point. We should be past this point. We should have clear sailing heading into fall.
A St. Paul DFLer has domestic abuse allegations leveled against him after getting scrutiny for claiming racial bias during what appeared to be a routine traffic stop.