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    What's Up Outdoors: On the snow goose trail

    When I woke up at 3 a.m. I was glad to be out of the routine of putting on my ice fishing suit and hitting the lakes. On this day I was woke up to the sound of pheasants cackling and thousands of waterfowl making their spring migration north. ...

    Pelicans on annual spring migration to Minnesota

    Flocks of giant white birds are catching the eyes of outdoor enthusiasts across Minnesota, as once-rare American white pelicans migrate north to their nesting grounds across the state, the Department of Natural Resources said. American white pelicans are ...

    Kindness

    We were having dinner at Applebees – my friend Bob Lowe and me. I had just arrived back in town after being at the wedding of my granddaughter in Florida. The time came to leave and the waitress said our dinners had been paid for. The couple (that paid) s ...

    What can I do for birds this winter?

    Q: Not every bird species migrates from Minnesota to warmer climates down south before winter sets in- some stay behind. Is there anything that can be done to help these brave birds survive winter? A: An easy plan for winter bird feeding is to provide thr ...

    What's Up Outdoors: Getting an early start

    From wet behind the ears to calling the shots, I guess it doesn’t take long for kids that want to learn about hunting to figure it out. ...

    DNR QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Is it safe to throw rice at weddings?

    Q: Someone told me that for the sake of birds, rice shouldn't be thrown outside after a wedding. Is this true? And is there a substitute for rice? A: Instant rice is bad for a bird because it expands in its crop (throat) and can kill it. Some rice mi ...

    Let wildlife remain wild

    This is the time of year when young animals are scampering about lawns, roadsides and just about everywhere else in Minnesota, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Birds are falling out of their nests and many types of wild baby animals ...

    Keep birds healthy, avoid moldy birdseed

    Moldy birdseed and unclean bird feeders can make birds sick, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said. In spring and in hot, humid weather it is common for mold to form on wet birdseed. The mold can cause a fatal avian disease called aspergillos ...

    Mitt vs. Big Bird

    Mitt vs. Big Bird “Mitt” Romney has it in for Big Bird, of Public Television Broadcasting fame. He wants to take Big Bird away from the nation’s deserving children: both rich and poor, urban and rural, some handicapped, or in other ways disadvantaged. ...

    Everyday People: For the birds

    BROWERVILLE — The sixth-graders from Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Schools gathered closely around Mike North, their eyes fixed on the tiny, fragile creature he held in his hands. North, a rural Pillager resident who works for the Minnesota DNR, was giving bird ...

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