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Groups of endangered whooping cranes spotted in Burleigh, Kidder counties

October 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The birds are federally protected, and wildlife officials urge people not to disturb them. They also ask observers to report any sightings. Continue Reading

N.D. regulators consider banning oil waste pits

May 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota is mulling a ban of oil waste pits amid a spate of toxic drilling discharges and an increasing number of migrating birds that have died by mistaking the polluted ponds for fresh water. Continue Reading

Experts: Early signs good for Minn. loons

May 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Wildlife experts and enthusiasts say there are encouraging early signs that Minnesota’s loons and other migratory birds fared well while wintering in the Gulf of Mexico following last summer’s massive oil spill, although they say it’s too early to be sure. Continue Reading