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Detroit Lakes students elect Trump in mock election
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DL volleyball opens playoffs with 3-1 home victory
Bemidji slips by Laker swimmers in final dual
8AA FOOTBALL: Nuggets knock Hornets out of opening round
Sled hockey exhibition raises nearly $800 for Hope, Inc.
Lakes Area Boxing registration Nov. 1
Stargazing: See the animals of the northern sky
Livingood 90th birthday open house set
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Become Like a Little Child-Cutting to the heart of God.
New Chaplain at Essentia St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes believes everyone has a 'unique life'
Friends & Neighbors
Trick or treat? Scary cost of Halloween no fun for mom and dad
Minnesota gas prices still falling but higher than last year
Lakes Crisis & Resource Center Receives $10,000 match from BTD for Give to the Max Day
Nereson's hires new service consultant
Cabela merger's effect on East Grand Forks store unclear
In the shadow: Bobby Vee and The Shadows adored by local, national fans alike
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
Mixed Blood's 'Corazon Eterno' comes to DL Friday
'Old MacDonald Had a Banjo' program coming to DL library Nov. 7
A Native American experience in sight, sound and soul
Rawlen Everett Guinn, Sr.
Robert T. "Bobby Vee" Velline
Marylou F. Chromy
Arlen G. Restad
Forget common sense, elect candidates with good sense
Toxic Trump? For first time in more than 50 years, Forum Communications declines to endorse Republican nominee
Republicans using fantasies and falsehoods to attack DFLers on MNsure
Constitutional Amendment will be on the ballot on Nov. 8.
Buboltz' say Skoe, Eken and Marquart are strong leaders for this area
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
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
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
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
October 9, 2016
Fall fishing in cold water
Water temperatures have dropped into the high- to mid-50 degree range and continue to drop with the cold nights and shorter daylight hours. The multiple days of high winds turned lakes over before the lakes' surface temperatures got to 50 degrees, which is when we usually experience...
October 9, 2016 - 11:41am
September 24, 2016
National tourney shows amazing bass catch in Minnesota
As predicted, the showcase of the Bass Masters Elite series Angler of the Year tournament on Lake Mille Lacs was a huge success. The top bass fishing pros not only caught a lot of bass, but they weighed in huge weights. The winning angler had a three day total of 15 bass for over...
September 24, 2016 - 3:00pm
September 10, 2016
Tricky fishing for next few weeks
The theme of this past week and the Labor Day holiday weekend was wind, rain, wind, cold fronts, and wind. This is not uncommon for early September. The reason the weather matters so much this time of year, is that fishing is a very weather-dependent sport. Thunder, lightning, and...
September 10, 2016 - 5:00am
September 3, 2016
Tremendous bass fishing in area
The drama and insanity that has become the Lake Mille Lacs walleye situation has just taken another turn. After the governor made the decision to keep the lake open for walleye fishing after the harvest quota was met last month, a new decision was made this week that it will be closed...
September 3, 2016 - 5:00am
August 27, 2016
Sad news--more zebra mussels
It is sad news that three of our area lakes have been confirmed to have zebra mussels. Big Detroit (and of course then, Little Detroit), West Battle, and Otter Tail. Disappointing, but not a huge surprise to me. These are highly used waters by not just fishermen, but they are busy...
August 27, 2016 - 5:00am
August 21, 2016
Electronics now a key part of fishing
The word of the week this week is "electronics." Repeat, because it is very critical for fishing in the 21st century .... "electronics." I have been reminded this week as I have had a phone call with some discussion about recommendations for graph/GPS. I have had a phone call about...
August 21, 2016 - 5:00am
August 17, 2016
Lake activity is winding down in the Detroit Lakes area with the end of summer closing in on us and fall right around the corner. Walleyes are still deep during the daylight hours in the 18-28ft depths on most area lakes. With the full moon, night fishing on the flats with crankbaits...
August 17, 2016 - 11:39am
August 13, 2016
Secrets of fishing for trout in the area
I was reminded again this last week that I don’t often give much love to the trout fishing available in our area. This is very true, and I am sorry to area trout anglers that you get neglected. Many of the trout anglers like to go un-noticed. They are a different breed of anglers...
August 13, 2016 - 2:50pm
August 6, 2016
Make time to get out, enjoy the lakes
The lakes area gets to be busy during the summer. It is very evident this weekend, of course, with the extremely large gathering for WE Fest. But, if you look at the schedule we have every year, from July to the start of school, we are busy. We jump from the 4th of July to the water...
August 6, 2016 - 5:45am
July 30, 2016
Lakes are full, but too warm for muskie
The last week I have been pleased to see a significant reduction on the number of muskie anglers on several of the area muskie lakes. Not because I disapprove of them muskie angling, but because the hot weather spell we are just finishing up has warmed surface temperatures to the...
July 30, 2016 - 5:10am
July 23, 2016
Time to get over trauma, learn to cast
Learning how to cast is a basic skill set that is important for all anglers to learn at some time. I get many anglers from all over the country, with years of fishing experience, that lack that skill. Most of the time, a short instructional period is all that is needed to correct...
July 23, 2016 - 5:20am
July 16, 2016
Rain much-needed to fill low lakes
This last week has been the week of rain and wind. It has reduced the number of anglers on the water. The fronts definitely had an effect on the fishing, and the bite was as inconsistent as the weather. Fish did continue to get caught, but scrounging was the name of the game on many...
July 16, 2016 - 5:05am
July 9, 2016
Weeds are a fisherman’s best friend
If you are interested in just getting out on the lakes to catch fish and being species-specific doesn’t matter as much as just getting a tight line, then you need to learn how to fish the weeds. There are always fish relating to weeds. Sometimes they are on the inside edges of weed...
July 9, 2016 - 5:20am
June 25, 2016
How to hook, use leeches and crawlers
With the time of the summer we are at, the leech and crawler bite are “go to” baits for walleye, and the pan fish love them, too. I forget, and take for granted that anglers know how to hook a leech and a crawler. This week, even fishing with experienced anglers for clients, I...
June 25, 2016 - 5:45am