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Kinzler: Tree decline, more Bigfoot, cold mulch and hydrangea pruning

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 09:00
In today's "Fielding Questions" column, Don hears from a reader with basswood woes wondering why the plants seem to be struggling.

Letter: Numbers show that restrictions don't work

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 09:00
So what's the truth regarding Covid cases?

Minnesota is in unfamiliar territory as a 2020 presidential battleground state

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 09:00
ST. PAUL — With only two weeks to go until the 2020 presidential election, nearly 1.2 million Minnesotans have already voted absentee as of Friday, Oct. 23.

Peterson vs. Fischbach in Minnesota's 7th District

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 08:30
House Ag Chair Collin Peterson fights for political life in race against former Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach.

Peterson vs. Fishbach

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 08:30
House Ag Chair Collin Peterson fights for political life in race against former Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach.

Brad Dokken: Muskie fisherman recalls brush with disaster returning from Oak Island to south shore of Lake of the Woods

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 08:15
Tuesday morning, Oct. 20, Carmen Christiansen and his dad left Oak Island shortly after 6 a.m. in an effort to beat the worst of the winds on their return to the south shore and the long trek home.

Bursack: No respite for family caregiver during COVID

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 08:00
In today's "Minding Our Elders" column, a reader asks for advice on how to handle the need for some relief with the realities of the pandemic.

Tales from Grouse Camp: From Covid tests to spreading people out, annual October gathering goes on as always

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 08:00
Just getting the event organized and off the ground safely was an accomplishment during the Covid-19 pandemic; it definitely wasn’t business as usual.

Letter: Amid strife, drama, is anyone listening?

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 08:00
Has anyone else noticed that it’s harder to listen these days? Harder to have the patience and grace to hold your tongue and allow another person to share their thoughts and feelings? It seems like we all are walking time bombs, just waiting for another warm body to come along for us to vomit word salad all over them.

Veeder: What the cat misses out on

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 08:00
To just know, like a cat, what you were supposed to do — eat and sleep and poop and curl up and meow at the door to be let out and then meow to be let in again — seemed like a less problematic existence.

Minnesota 7th: Collin Peterson faces 'his hardest test' yet in Michelle Fischbach

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 08:00
The race in Minnesota's 7th Congressional District has drawn national attention and millions in outside spending.

Always in Season/ Mike Jacobs: Clues, both obvious and subtle, help identify big black birds

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 07:30
Twenty years ago, I would not have started with the raven when trying to answer a question about big black birds. Ravens have become much more frequent in our area in the last two decades.

Unique hockey-themed rental home in Roosevelt, Minn., growing in popularity

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 07:00
ROOSEVELT, Minn. – Hank’s Place near Roosevelt is scoring with lodgers as the rental home's hockey theme draws guests from across the United States.

10 steps to better houseplants

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 07:00
In today's "Growing Together" column, Don Kinzler offers advice for anyone to find their green thumb and step up their indoor gardening game.

In North Dakota and Grand Forks, masks remain a controversial issue as COVID numbers surge

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 07:00
Jonathan Holth is happy to talk about the rules for masks at Urban Stampede, a downtown Grand Forks coffee shop. There’s a stack of disposables ready to go, for customers to wear when they’re not in the well-spaced seating. There’s been no real trouble, besides a little grumbling, and it’s helped keep everyone safer.

Outdoors Calendar: Finley Youth Pheasant Hunt, Sportsman's Lodge sturgeon tourney highlight events

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 07:00
To get an event in the Outdoors calendar, contact Brad Dokken at (701) 780-1148, (800) 477-6572 ext. 1148 or by email at Deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesdays.

Chuck Haga: From dusty shelves, my books call out

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 07:00
Shelves riddled with books we haven’t gotten around to read should not be seen as failure, but as inspiration.

A quirky take after Minnesota cracks down on venison's 'garage guys'

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 06:55
"Quirky Tales," a series of an animated shorts inspired by stories written by Forum Communications Co., features a spin on recent local news.

Eriksmoen: This man was most responsible for bringing commercial air travel to western North Dakota

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 06:30
Mac Myhre began his career as an assistant auditor of a hotel and ended up helping lead a large airline company owned by Howard Hughes.

Port: Economically speaking, North Dakota has weathered the pandemic well

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 06:00
Our state's finances aren't quite the mess many, including this observer, expected them to be. According to the October revenue report from the Office of Management and Budget, our state's general fund revenues have come in through September, about 2.8 percent higher than the forecasts lawmakers used to write the budget.


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