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Mark Twain was supposedly fond of saying "I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one.

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 3:24pm

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. - John Ackerman is a big-time landlord of subterranean real estate.

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 3:24pm

Allergies can put a serious crimp in gardening: A runny nose, itchy eyes, or a wheezing and persistent cough can drive allergy sufferers indoors during the growing season.

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 3:24pm

After three weeks of nearly continuous rain in August on the Kenai Peninsula, the second Sunday in September was Indian summer perfection: sunny with just a hint of autumn crispness.

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 3:17pm

Someone out there might have a boat-anchoring story with a happy ending, but not me. Mine are all grim tales of frustration, disappointment and imminent disaster. I blame my humble beginnings.

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 3:17pm

DULUTH, Minn. - On an overcast October morning, Hansi Johnson of Thomson walks down an old logging trail flanked by young aspen. He carries his old Browning 12-gauge A-5, inherited from his grandfather, ready to swing on a ruffed grouse.

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 3:17pm

As an entomologist, I am frequently asked whether or not we have any brown recluses or black widow spiders in Alaska.

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 2:17pm

Author's note: The following story, edited slightly for brevity, was previously published in The Anchorage Times, Oct. 13, 1991. STERLING - Early October, 5:00 a.m. I'm in my warm bed, listening to wind-driven rain pound the roof like it wants in.

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 2:16pm

Plants you can walk on are attractive additions to pathways. These low-lying perennials can withstand heavy foot traffic, release pleasant odors when crushed, smother weeds, and cushion your step in the narrow spaces between bricks or flagstones.

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 2:16pm

In this Oct. 2, file photo taken by Tammy Webber, a scenic view on her way to Glacier Point trail in the Yosemite National Park, Calif. is seen. The National Park Service announced late Wednesday night Oct.

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 3:00pm


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