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DL man suffers gunshot wound
Exploring the lakes' winged wonders: Detroit Lakes' 20th Annual Festival of Birds set for May 18-21
Tax preparer accused of not paying her taxes
Level four special education facilities in the works
Klobuchar bill aims to bring in more rural doctors
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Roth earns all-tournament honors at Summit Championship
Norman County West in danger of losing fall and winter sports
Area kids place at state free throw competition
Smith Leads Huskers at Big Ten Championships
Little Lakers Boys Basketball summer camp registration
It's National Stress Awareness Month: Take some time to unwind
Answering the call: Lake Park family to become long-term missionaries in Africa
Column: Christianity and "being cool"
Cuisine meets culture: LP-A International Foods class learns to prepare dishes native to variety of cultures
Column: Into the light
Friends & Neighbors
‘It was time to pass the baton’: Dean’s Country Market in Perham, NY Mills sold to Central Market owners
Midwest Workwear has new store manager
Two in one: Magnolia's moves to new building, rents extra space to massage therapist
Essentia Health St. Mary's staff honored, donate to nonprofits
DL Public Utilities recognized for electric reliability
A night dressed in neon: Holmes Theatre's Motion fundraiser to feature Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome
It's Shakespeare... with an apocalyptic twist: Detroit Lakes High School's spring play views British history through a zombie-infested lens
Column: Mosquitoes sometimes more than just annoying: Insect's bite can transmit malaria, which is fatal if left untreated
Associate justice and former Vikings great Alan Page speaking April 24 in Fergus Falls
New artist exhibit opens this week at DL's Trinity Lutheran Church
Mathew R. Veronen
Janice Erickson Dollinger
Janice L. Herman
Letter: War with North Korea would be a big mistake
Other Opinions: It's working, don't give up on effort to clean up Great Lakes
Letter: Doctors are on your side, elected officials should be, too
Earth Day--by the numbers
Lynn Hummel column: Grunting helps get the job done
Column: Whistling past the graveyard--wood ducks make big comeback
Brad Laabs column: Enjoy hunting panfish until 'fishing opener' May 12
Brad Laabs column: Ice is gone, get ready to launch your boat
Outdoors column: Wild turkeys are a Minnesota success story
Blane Klemek column: Little bird that could: the northern saw-whet owl
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
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'
Pine to Palm
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
June 11, 2016
Properly prepare for warm fishing weather
With the weather we are having this weekend, it is a good time to discuss preparing properly to deal with extreme heat, especially when you are on the water. It is easy to lose touch sometimes with how hot it is if the wind is blowing a little when you are on the lake. Water temperatures...
June 11, 2016 - 5:30am
June 4, 2016
‘Bug bite’ changes fish feeding patterns
You have probably noticed the windshield getting messy this last week. It always happens with the warm up of our lakes, rivers, and ponds. A significant amount of the bug hatches that end up on your window come from the water. When this happens, you can bet that the fish also start...
June 4, 2016 - 5:10am
May 28, 2016
Fishing, like the weather, is heating up
By the time you are reading this, we are into the Memorial holiday weekend. It also marks the start of the opener for bass season. You could target them for catch and release up until now, but those that are interested, can keep some for the frying pan. The late start to their opener...
May 28, 2016 - 5:25am
May 21, 2016
Bite picking up as weather gets better
The severe cold front that put a challenge out to all the opener enthusiasts has moved out of the area. Every day the walleye bite keeps improving with the warming water temperatures and stable weather. This weekend will be beautiful and the bite will be better than last week. We...
May 21, 2016 - 5:10am
May 14, 2016
Forecast will make for tough opening day fishing
A week ago, the forecast for opener looked like it was going to be fabulous. More true to opener, the fishing Gods decided to put a challenging cold front on the menu to test us fisherman. Opener can be a challenge even in the best conditions with no time on the water to pattern the...
May 14, 2016 - 5:55am
May 7, 2016
Looking forward to next weekend’s opener
We are a week away from the “opener.” Walleye will be the primary fish targeted for the opener. You will be able to count on northern pike and the pan fish bite of crappies and sunfish to be active if you struggle getting on the walleyes. Bass can be targeted for catch, but must...
May 7, 2016 - 5:35am
April 30, 2016
Early season panfishing heating up the lakes
This wet, cold, and windy spring has not just made it difficult for anglers with boats to get out after early season pan fish, but it has also made it a challenge for shore fisherman to get on a consistent bite. With the weather this spring, the water has been slow to warm. Fish have...
April 30, 2016 - 5:35am
April 27, 2016
Northwest MN Fishing Report
The strong winds, significant rain events, and cooler weather in the Detroit Lakes area kept many anglers off the lakes this last week. For those that were able to time some outings with weather openings, mixed results are the report. Some have hit slap crappies in 5-8ft of water...
April 27, 2016 - 1:13pm
April 23, 2016
Tune up your boat in preperation for open water
It is easy to assume that your winterized boat was put away in the fall and will be ready to throw in the water when you are ready to use it now. Not always really the case. A few basic checks can make the early first trips smooth. Boat batteries that were charged and not tended to...
April 23, 2016 - 5:40am
April 20, 2016
Northwest MN Fishing Report
The inconsistent weather in the Detroit Lakes area keeps the pan fish bite from really turning on and staying on. Wind and wet have kept anglers off the lakes several days of the last week. Some quality crappies are showing up in shallow areas with the warmest water and weed growth...
April 20, 2016 - 2:55pm
April 16, 2016
New walleye club forms in Twin Cities
Thursday, April 7, I had the pleasure of attending the first public meeting of the newly formed walleye club, Twin Cities Walleye Unlimited. The founding group started meeting several months ago and setting themselves up with a mission, meeting goals, and activity plans that include...
April 16, 2016 - 5:15am
April 13, 2016
Northwest MN Fishing Report
There is not much to report in the Detroit Lakes area due to the unseasonably cold weather and high winds of the last week. There have been very few opportunities for anglers to get out due to conditions. The weather is turning as of today, and the nice weather coming should ignite...
April 13, 2016 - 9:01am