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Mike McFeely is a columnist for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. He began working for The Forum in the 1980s while he was a student studying journalism at Minnesota State University Moorhead. He's been with The Forum full time since 1990, minus a six-year hiatus when he hosted a local radio talk-show.

You can reach Mike via email at mmcfeely@forumcomm.com.

DNR's annual surveys help determine fish populations, lake management, stocking strategies
The league announced it is partnering with Collegiate Sports Management Group 'to play a key strategic role in formulating their conference media rights strategy under new Commissioner Josh Fenton.'
Like his path in replacing Scott Miller at NDSU, Culhane is replacing a beloved legend in Tallahassee. Gene Deckerhoff, the voice of the Seminoles for 43 years, retired following his radio broadcast of FSU’s spring football game in April. Deckerhoff called games for FSU football, men's basketball and the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
If not for the efforts of The Nature Conservancy and the Minnesota Prairie Chicken Society, there might not be prairie chickens left in the state. Their numbers dwindled to a concerning level by the mid-1980s, their habitat ruined by the plow. They are now confined to remnant and restored grasslands in a few counties. One of those is Clay County, close enough to Fargo-Moorhead that before the sun rises over the prairie the lights of the metro glow brightly in the west.
Game and Fish Department and more than a dozen partners spearhead program to preserve, re-establish vital native prairie
Lawndale Creek restoration project helps clean water in Buffalo River while providing trout habitat in unlikely place
The phrase has a specific meaning in Republican political circles. It's a euphemism meant as a crude vulgarity toward Democratic President Joe Biden, one that's quickly gaining steam in conservative media, social media and even among established politicians.
A trio of the mammals showed up in a city stormwater retention pond, offering another opportunity for residents to see urban wildlife.
Reading about the expansion of outdoors opportunities is one of the most enjoyable aspects of paging through Mitzel's book, "40 Years of Dakota Country Magazine." Published in 2019, the book is a trip down memory lane not only for the magazine, but for tracing the explosive growth of world-class hunting and fishing in North Dakota.
It was once thought by reasonable Republicans that Trump and his supporters were radical in their beliefs. The radicals in the party now are the ones who will speak out against Trump.