Otters Showing Up On The Red In GF

Daniel Johnson of Grand Forks sent me a photo and a video clip of river otters he has been watching from the walking bridge that crosses the Red River downstream from the Riverside Dam rapids. He described the encounters in an email as follows: “The day before Thanksgiving, I was on my normal afternoon walk…
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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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Peregrine Hatch Observed Atop UND Water Tower

Everything appears to be on schedule for the peregrine falcons nesting atop the UND water tower. Tim Driscoll, the Grand Forks raptor expert who monitors the birds, said at least one baby peregrine has hatched, based on the behavior of the mother, Terminator, and Marv, a male peregrine hatched last spring in Fargo. Marv showed…
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Red River Boat Ramps To Reopen In GF

This spring hasn’t been conducive to catfishing on the Red River (so far), and the ramps in Grand Forks already have closed once because of flooding. But they’re scheduled to reopen today, now that the Red has dropped below flood stage of 28 feet. The river does remain out of its banks. The Greenway sent…
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Raptor Expert Observes GF Peregrines Mating

Well, it looks as if Grand Forks will be doing its part to add to the recovering peregrine falcon population. A year-old male dubbed “Marv” when he was banded last spring in Fargo showed up at the UND water tower about 10 days ago to court “Terminator,” a female peregrine that has nested in Grand…
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