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November 26, 2018
A cave orbweaver spider is pictured recently at Jay Cooke State Park in Carlton. Note the oval-shaped body and long legs. Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
A November surprise at Jay Cooke State Park
November 26, 2018 - 11:08am
November 9, 2018
A leaf (frond) of a wood fern. Photo by Larry Weber
Wood ferns are still green
November 9, 2018 - 9:04am
November 2, 2018
A woolybear caterpillar as it appears while crossing the road in early November, seeking food and shelter for winter. Photo by Larry Weber
Woolybear caterpillars seek shelters now
November 2, 2018 - 8:06am
October 19, 2018
Scaly-cap mushrooms are usually tan-colored, with scale-like growths on the surface. They grow in clusters on the sides of tree trunks. Photo by Larry Weber
Late-season mushrooms respond to rains
October 19, 2018 - 9:17am
October 12, 2018
A growth of New England aster standing tall in bloom on an October day. Photo by Larry Weber
New England asters bloom late
October 12, 2018 - 8:33am
September 25, 2018
A northern harrier soars over in its flight south; note the "owl-like" face. Photo by Larry Weber
Northern harriers are flying south
September 25, 2018 - 8:06am
August 24, 2018
Dew covers a star-bellied spider (acanthepeira stellata) and its web. Photo by Larry Weber
Orb webs in a dew-covered field
August 24, 2018 - 8:20am
August 21, 2018
A closer look at the inside of a ruby-throated hummingbird nest. Note the spider silk. Photo by Larry Weber
Hummingbird nest reveals elaborate building
August 21, 2018 - 9:07am
May 11, 2018
Sam Cook
Sam Cook column: No rest for life in canoe country
May 11, 2018 - 6:00am
March 30, 2018
Direct primary care: The doctor will see you now
March 30, 2018 - 8:32am
March 11, 2018
Ryan Getz holds the 51-inch muskie he caught Feb. 24 on New Johns Lake. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has sent a tissue sample to a lab for genetic testing to determine whether the fish is a  pure or hybrid strain muskie. If the fish is a hybrid muskie, it will be a new state record. Courtesy photo / Ryan Getz
New Johns Lake produces yet another trophy muskie
March 11, 2018 - 7:15am
March 9, 2018
Hope for future needs investment
March 9, 2018 - 8:38am
Let the sunshine in!
March 9, 2018 - 8:31am
March 6, 2018
Can schools discipline student protestors?
March 6, 2018 - 8:00am
What to look for in a politician
March 6, 2018 - 7:58am