Saw-Whet Owl Banding, Deer Hunting Events On Tap

A couple of outdoors-related items are on tap in the next couple of days that would be worth checking out. Here’s a closer look. Owl banding Friday night First up, Grand Forks raptor expert Tim Driscoll and Erika Kolbow of Turtle River State Park are hosting a public saw-whet owl banding event from 8 to…
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Meeting Set For Sept. 20 In East Grand Forks To Revitalize Local Minnesota Deer Hunters Association Chapter

The Min-Dak Border Chapter of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association has floundered in recent years, but efforts are underway to revive the chapter and the good work it has accomplished over the years. A meeting to discuss revitalizing the chapter is set for 7 p.m. Sept. 20 at the East Grand Forks Eagles Club, 227…
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Stay On Designated Trails If You Snowmobile In Grand Forks And East Grand Forks

Snowmobilers are revving to hit the trails after last week’s snowfall, but if you ride in city limits of Grand Forks or East Grand Forks, make sure to stay on designated trails. In Grand Forks, access to the trails is limited to three designated drop-off sites, and riders must transport their sleds to those designated…
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Area Groups Collecting Deer Hides Again This Fall

The Min-Dak Border Chapter of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association again will be collecting deer hides for its Hides for Habitat program. Collection boxes will be set outside Cabela’s, Orton’s on the Point and Sportsman Taxidermy in East Grand Forks. Because of a lack of volunteers, the chapter this year is partnering with the Thief…
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Vintage Snowmobiles On Display Outside Blue Moose

I stopped by to check on the setup for the Vintage Snowmobile Show this morning outside the Blue Moose in East Grand Forks. I’m doing a story for tomorrow’s paper and got a chance to drive Lowell Machart’s replica of Ski-Doo’s first prototype, the 1958 “bathtub sled” (aptly named, I might add). Machart, a vintage…
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