Skip to main content
Detroit Lakes Online
For the sake of the lakes: Community AIS forum set Monday at M State
AgweekTV: Combining Ag and Learning
No razor fundraiser
Crime & Accidents
Authorities discover body in Clearwater county
Tags: Detroit Lakes
Area football teams complete regular season play
Defense and a varied rushing attack give Lakers seventh win of the season
Roth runner-up at Creighton Classic
Lakers finish regular season with 17th victory
McCulloch all-time winningest football coach at Valley City State
'Stash your Ash'; Detroit Lakes ALC students bring awareness about cigarette butt pollution
Slice of the ice; Lakes Curling Club gears up for new season
An ode to my team
Seaberg turns 80
Lindens to celebrate 40th anniversary
Friends & Neighbors
A 'Midwest' mural; Artist paints a Minnesota-inspired mural on Midwest Printing building
Average MN gas prices down for October
WCI receives Responsive Philanthropy Award
Kreuger joins staff at Midwest Bank
Saying goodbye to Goodman's
The great debate: Apple or pumpkin? Holy Rosary volunteers already taking orders for annual pie sale
National Cat Day is Oct. 29!
'Bat Masks of Mexico'; Exhibit opens Monday at ‘The W’ coffee shop in Warren
St. Andrew's Society to host Scottish dinner Nov. 5
Museum's Barn Raising Bash' set for Oct. 29
Marylou F. Chromy
Douglas H. Meyer
Mavis L. Nelson
Constitutional Amendment will be on the ballot on Nov. 8.
Buboltz' say Skoe, Eken and Marquart are strong leaders for this area
Should I stay or should I go? Hurricane forces tough decisions
Trump wrong to attack Hillary through her husband
Free press group: 'Trump presidency represents threat to press freedom unknown in modern history'
Don't be fooled: Cold water doesn't mean lethargic fish
Mouse invasion is about finding food, warm place to nest
Whether you call it timberdoodle or woodcock, it's a great Minnesota bird
Special deer hunting season opens Thursday for youth with adult mentors
Explore the possibilities: New online tool helps find public hunting land
Ben Affleck's 'The Accountant' Dominates with $24.7 Million
Puppies saved from high-kill Texas shelter look for DL homes
A surprising celebration: DL's LuAnn Porter honored for 25 years with United Way
Three years and counting: DL family opens up about adoption struggles
Fired up for hunting season; Local Sportsman’s Clubs have their sights set on you
Pine to Palm
July 18, 2015
Few summer sights and sounds are more pleasant than birds
Last summer while picking blueberries in a jack pine clear cut, I heard a bird that I honestly couldn’t say I had ever heard before. I stopped picking berries, stood up from my hunch-over “picking posture”, and began searching for the bird. The song was quite musical and very...
July 18, 2015 - 5:15am
July 11, 2015
Minn. lucky to have cranes
For all its quintessential wildness and uniqueness, not many sounds in nature can match that of the sandhill crane. The unmistakable rattling “karr-r-r-r-o-o-o, karr-r-r-r-o-o-o, karr-r-r-r-o-o-o” echoing across the marshes and fields is as much prehistoric in quality as it...
July 11, 2015 - 5:10am
July 4, 2015
Phoebe birds build their nests in the most unseemly places
This past June marked the 13th year I’ve enjoyed my present home here in the Northwoods. Over the past many years, I have been very grateful...
July 4, 2015 - 5:05am
June 27, 2015
Some species of birds show remarkable intelligence
A recent episode of the public television program Nova, Inside Animal Minds, examined the fascinating subject of animal intelligence — namely birds, especially crows and members of the family that crows belong to. The program interviewed biologists and researchers that performed...
June 27, 2015 - 5:25am
June 20, 2015
Bald eagles are, once again, common in MN
On June 20, 1782, the bald eagle was selected to grace the Great Seal of these United States. The bird was chosen because of its strength, majesty,...
June 20, 2015 - 5:20am
June 13, 2015
House sparrows have thrived in North America
In early May I found myself in a little southeastern Minnesota town. Like many of the small towns in this part of the state, its history is agrarian — founded by farmers and mostly inhabited by those involved in some way, shape or form, in agriculture. It’s my kind of town. Spring...
June 13, 2015 - 5:00am
June 6, 2015
Hummingbirds are fascinating creatures
As usual, I observed my first ruby-throated hummingbird on Mother’s Day weekend, or thereabouts. Without fail in early to mid-May, hummingbirds arrive to Minnesota’s northland tired and hungry after their long journey from Central America. These tiny bundles of feathered energy...
June 6, 2015 - 5:05am
May 30, 2015
Difficult to appreciate, the tick lives an amazing lifecycle
There aren’t any critters I can think of that don’t interest me at some level. Creatures throughout the world, great and small, are fascinating and worthy of our study. During my years studying fish and wildlife biology at the University of North Dakota, I became immersed in lab...
May 30, 2015 - 5:05am
May 23, 2015
Bats are incredible creatures to enjoy during twilight travels
A few weeks ago I experienced for the first time in my life what it’s like to be inside of a genuine cave. I observed real stalactites, stalagmites, draperies, and many other interesting forms and creations made possible by water, calcium carbonate, chemistry, and time. The cave...
May 23, 2015 - 5:00am
May 16, 2015
Admission is free to the birding orchestra performance
Springtime is one of the best times to observe wildlife, especially birds. Migrants have been filtering into Minnesota for some time now. Horned larks, considered to be the true harbingers of spring by many birders, were probably the first to arrive onto the open landscapes of the...
May 16, 2015 - 5:20am
May 9, 2015
Canada geese remind us spring is here
As usual the little lake behind my house is replete with pairs of wild birds. On a recent evening while sitting beside the peaceful basin, I counted two pairs of ring-billed ducks, two pairs of wood ducks, two pairs of hooded mergansers, a pair of blue-winged teal, one pair of mallards,...
May 9, 2015 - 5:15am
May 2, 2015
Black bears, abundant in MN, are rarely seen
The American black bear is one of the most fascinating of Minnesota’s many mammals. While abundant throughout much of Minnesota, observing one is a rare event. Active mostly at night and asleep for about half of every year, it’s no wonder that few of these special wild animals...
May 2, 2015 - 5:15am
April 25, 2015
Eastern bluebirds among the favorites of bird enthusiasts
It was the last week of March when I observed my first bluebird of 2015. To be truthful, I only heard the bird, but its sweet and mellow whistle was music to my ears nonetheless. Indeed, I thought, the bluebirds are back. At last, it would seem, spring is finally here. The wood...
April 25, 2015 - 5:10am
April 18, 2015
American woodcock, common snipe return to northern woodlands
Springtime is my favorite time of the year. Snow is gone, ice is out, and birds are back. It’s a wonderful season. Especially joyful are the return of avian migrants of all color and size. Lucky we are here in Minnesota to live where massive migrations occur each spring and fall,...
April 18, 2015 - 5:15am
April 11, 2015
Woodland caribou populations continue downward trend
I remember the first and only time I observed a wild, free ranging caribou. Fishing for salmon on a bank of the Goodnews River upstream from Goodnews Bay in southwest Alaska, I was perpetually being tormented by hordes of hungry, blood sucking mosquitoes. And since the salmon weren’t...
April 11, 2015 - 5:25am