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Perham’s Olsen takes state all-around bronze
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America Saves Week: Set a goal, make a plan, and save automatically
Tjepkes graduates from UM-Crookston
Are you ready? Life's big questions...
Area students graduate from MSUM
Area students graduate from NDSU
Friends & Neighbors
Dan's Service Center has new service advisor
MN gas prices down 2 cents
Arvig Donated More Than $450,000 Back to Communities in 2016
Economic Development Summit scheduled for March 3
Prepare your budget for closing costs when buying a home
Picture perfect images: Lakes Area Photography Show opens this weekend at Washington Square Mall
Celebrate Women's History Month
Vince Neil coming to Shooting Star March 3: Motley Crue frontman to perform solo set for Mahnomen fans
That magic touch: ‘Experience the extraordinary’ with Craig Karges at Ulen’s Top Hat Theatre
Ski, snowshoe or hike by candlelight at Maplewood Saturday
Noreen M. Huwe
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Joanne B. Anderson
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Lee Hamilton column: The threats to our democracy
Letter: Trump is my president
Letter: DL City Council way out of line with projects to be funded by new sales tax
Letter: Becker County jail should be built by local craftspeople
Detroit Lakes Tribune editorial: Don't believe your lying eyes, just believe us (wah-ha-ha!)
Blane Klemek column: Energetic, cheerful chickadees make for good company
Brad Laabs column: Ice fishing gets tricky now, but it's not over yet
Finding springs is a wintertime thing: New DNR app gives you a chance to help with groundwater research
DNR says burn debris now--EMDASH--restrictions will happen soon
Blane Klemek column: Trumpeter swans are a huge Minnesota success story
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
A $10,000 drop in the bucket: Red Kettle campaign gets big boost from anonymous donor in DL
Pine to Palm
December 2, 2016
It's December, bring on the ice fishing!
Well, here we are, December, and still no ice on the lakes. Even I am starting to get impatient for ice now. I was on a couple different lakes Monday and Tuesday and lake temperatures dropped from 48 to 40 degrees in a week with the cold and snow. Tuesday fishing in that snowfall...
December 2, 2016 - 5:00pm
November 25, 2016
This is the time to go after trophy muskies
Not much to report for fishing this last week as we have been dominated by the severe cold front that has brought cold, wind, freezing rain, and snow.
November 25, 2016 - 1:28pm
Wanted: More deer hunters in Minnesota
The late Aldo Leopold, considered to be the father of modern day wildlife management, wrote in his essay "Thinking Like a Mountain" about the only time he shot and killed a wolf: "Since then I have lived to see state after state extirpate its wolves. I have watched the face of many...
November 25, 2016 - 1:28pm
November 19, 2016
Now is the time to plan a Boundary Waters trip
Across the tranquil lake in the darkness of a moonless sky, I can barely make out the faint yellow glow of a campfire. My fire is behind me, about 50 feet, crackling in a dreamy and muffled series of pops and snaps as the dry pine slowly burns.
November 19, 2016 - 7:06am
November 12, 2016
Lot of activity as autumn turns towards winter
Though autumn is a favorite season of mine, it's hard to admit that the summer of 2016 is over and the winter of 2016-17 is right around the corner. Looking out across Assawa Lake, I see that none of the yellow leaves of ash and aspen trees that were clinging to branches just a few...
November 12, 2016 - 5:00am
Finding that lost rod - lots of goofy things happen out on the lake
If you fish, you will have some unique and unusual things occur in your experiences on the water. Everybody does at some point. You may see the loon swim under your boat, the duck land on the bow, the gull drop a bomb on your buddies cap, or a bobber get attacked by a musky. These...
November 12, 2016 - 5:00am
November 11, 2016
Hunters register 68,958 deer during first weekend of season
Minnesota firearms hunters registered 68,958 deer during the first two days of firearms deer season, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Preliminary numbers from opening weekend show that the number of deer registered fell 3 percent from 2015. Of the deer harvested,...
November 11, 2016 - 5:00pm
November 5, 2016
Deer hunting opener: Top 10 points to know
Excitement turns to deer hunting and blaze orange—the Minnesota firearms deer hunting season is now underway. It started a half-hour before sunrise on Saturday, Nov. 5. "Deer season is talked about as a major holiday among hunters, and it's a great time to reconnect with family,...
November 5, 2016 - 11:06am
Decision time: Winterize boat now, or enjoy few more weeks of fishing?
The weather this fall is buying us more time to prepare for winter when it comes to closing out our open water season. It looks good for us making it a least a couple more weeks before the lakes are ready to skim over with ice. Water temperatures are at 48 degrees, and surface temperatures...
November 5, 2016 - 9:48am
October 31, 2016
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Midwest hunters are playing an integral role in the management of the excessive snow geese population
BRAINERD, Minn.—In this week's "Northland Outdoors TV" episode, travel with our crew as they head to the prairies and farmlands of North...
October 31, 2016 - 12:13pm
Firearms deer season opens Nov. 5
Get your blaze orange ready: Firearms deer season opens Saturday, Nov. 5 and runs through Nov. 13 in the Detroit Lakes area and throughout the...
October 31, 2016 - 9:04am
Birds of the Rocky Mountains
Since 2006, four of us, sometimes three of us, embark on our annual late-October trip to the Colorado Rockies. We hunt mule deer and elk, yet the stories we bring back to camp and the memories we tuck away in our minds, our journals, and our photo albums, are often much less about...
October 31, 2016 - 8:58am
October 28, 2016
Forget the Mississippi, Rainy rivers for now-the bite is better in this area
Water temperatures have dropped into the high 40s and continue to drop with the shorter days. We have been unseasonably warm for the last week or so and it looks like next week will continue to provide open water fishing opportunities.
October 28, 2016 - 2:06pm
October 24, 2016
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
BRAINERD, Minn.—Wild rice is as synonymous with Minnesota cuisine as lakes are to the state's reputation. Wild rice has been used as a...
October 24, 2016 - 12:44pm
October 22, 2016
Don't be fooled: Cold water doesn't mean lethargic fish
When we get to this time of year and the surface temps of the water have cooled to 50 degrees, don't get fooled into thinking the fish become lethargic. They are extremely comfortable with these water temperatures and can be aggressive biters and fighters. They will chase after reaction...
October 22, 2016 - 5:02am