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North Dakota waterfowl preview: Plenty of cause for optimism despite 'kind of average' hunting forecast

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 07:00
North Dakota’s waterfowl season opens Saturday, Sept. 26, for resident hunters and Saturday, Oct. 3, for nonresidents. Minnesota’s waterfowl season also opens Saturday, Sept. 26.

Numbers show what many LGBTQIA North Dakotans already know: queer youth are moving out-of-state

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 07:00
North Dakota has the lowest population of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual people in the U.S. With many queer teens and young adults moving out of the state, and few queer adults moving in, many say those who are left frequently face isolation and a lack of support.

Chuck Haga: Historic stain on Grand Forks is finally acknowledged

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 07:00
A scene in the 1989 film “Driving Miss Daisy” reflects the impatience, resentment, hope and disappointment common wherever good people seek to improve racial relations in this country, including here in Grand Forks.

As Grand Forks district switches colors, parties gear up for election

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 07:00
In Grand forks politics, 2016 was a near-total rout for Democrats.

Conditions shaping up for good waterfowl opener in northwest Minnesota

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 06:59
Last weekend’s Minnesota Youth Waterfowl Hunt drew 13 parties of young hunters to Thief Lake. Participants shot 11 duck species, with ringnecks, redheads and mallards the top three birds in the bag.

Eriksmoen: Woman's actions may have saved many lives while she was held captive by the Lakota

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 06:05
In today's "Did You Know That," Curt Eriksmoen continues the story of Fanny Kelly's captivity in 1864 in the Upper Great Plains.

Always in Season/ Mike Jacobs: Drab little phoebes earn respect and affection

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 06:00
The eastern phoebe is a bold bird, readily invading human spaces. There’s no problem separating the phoebe from the other house-sitting bird species, so a drab gray bird on the front porch is almost certainly an eastern phoebe.

Outdoors Calendar: Virtual public meetings on tap to discuss Minnesota wolf plan updates

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 06:00
To get an event in the Outdoors calendar, contact Brad Dokken at (701) 780-1148, (800) 477-6572 ext. 1148 or by email at bdokken@gfherald.com. Deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesdays.

Port: Pandemic exposes bloat in higher education

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 06:00
From the 2009-11 to 2013-15 budget cycles, general fund appropriations to higher education ballooned from $593.4 to $910.6 million, a more than 53% increase. Why? Good question.

Our view: Minnesota, start the prep sports season

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 06:00
Minnesota high school teams might be on the verge of opening the 2020 fall season after all.

Weather Talk: Fall weather amplifies sound

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 05:00
The cooler, drier air of autumn is also denser than warm and humid air, and so provides a more efficient medium for sound waves to travel.

North Dakota high school kicker boots record 58-yard field goal (video included)

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 01:06
A North Dakota prep football record was shattered Friday night.

Jade Hastings captures season finale sprint win at River Cities Speedway

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 23:38
The win wasn’t the biggest for Jade Hastings. But it’s one that will help him through the offseason.

Friday's local scoreboard

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 23:32
Prep football

Cubs slip by Twins, squeeze out another close win

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 22:30
CHICAGO -- Kyle Hendricks recorded a season-high 10 strikeouts in eight scoreless innings, and the Chicago Cubs held on for a 1-0 win over the visiting Minnesota Twins on Friday night.

West Fargo wide receiver busts loose to overwhelm Red River

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 22:10
West Fargo junior wide receiver Carson Hegerle is considered one of the top college football prospects in the state, receiving interest from several schools in the Missouri Valley Football Conference and Mid-American Conference.

Trailblazing U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg dies; succession battle looms

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 21:46
Her departure could dramatically alter the ideological balance of the court, which currently has a 5-4 conservative majority, by moving it further to the right.

Twins activate Mitch Garver; Jake Odorizzi lands on injured list again

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 21:34
CHICAGO — It’s been a revolving door of injuries for the Twins all season: Get one player back, lose another.

Hagen: It's fall, so please take a kid hunting

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 21:00
Group after group came and decoyed, and the adjectives my daughter used — “incredible” and “amazing” — to describe seeing her first hunt were everything I could've hoped for.

GF News Forward: Localized COVID-19 gauge to remain as data, potato farmers see success, Acme Tools expands

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 21:00
Herald reporters cover events on Saturday, Sept. 19.

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