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Post 15 splits with Perham Buzz
Hole in one
Labine leaves three-decade legacy with DL track and field
Richards joins RPI in group of nine new faces
Lamoureux Named Force Associate Head Coach
DL Eagles score big in ritual competition
Gardening for the food shelf
Saturday celebration set for Russell Kent's 90th birthday
What your grandchild can teach you about Social Security
Unearthing history:Minnesota couple seeks to remember the 'forgotten woman'
Friends & Neighbors
Essentia Health welcomes hospitalist in Detroit Lakes
Lakeland Mental Health Center welcomes new therapist
From family to family: New York Mills Dean’s Country Market has new local owners
Could you turn your hobby into a career?
Unemployment rate falls to 3.7 percent in May
Edible architecture at the DL Public Library
MSUM Summer Cinema Series opens July 10: Four summer Mondays to feature silent films and live music
Richwood Winery to host Summer Solstice Festival on Saturday
'A kind of merry war': Shakespeare in the Park's 'Much Ado' opens Thursday at DL's City Park
Duluth benefit concert to spotlight Native American artists
James "JJ" Wilcox
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Daniel S. Loberg
Letter: Veteran supports raising tobacco age
Opinion: Congress needs to reassert itself on use of force
Letter: New health law must cover pre-existing conditions
Eleven little mallards, swimming in a row
Who is the source of this hateful political climate?
Outdoors column: Minnesota gulls come in three species
Brad Laabs column: Not all 'keepers' should be kept
Blane Klemek column: Discovering the scarlet tanager
Column: Fishing and finances
Blane Klemek column: Cuckoos feast on forest tent caterpillars
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
June 13, 2017
Warm water fishing is here, time to adjust
Water temperatures jumped significantly this last week with the hot weather and bright sunshine. Warmer nights didn't cool the water off, and each consecutive day of the warm front raised surface temps a degree or more a day. We are now in the high 60s to low 70s all around the region....
June 13, 2017 - 6:00am
May 21, 2017
Walleye opener dubbed a 'big success'
The walleye opener in the Detroit Lakes area was a big success. Not everyone caught walleyes, but the wonderful weather and other active fish made for a great opener. My son Jake was able to join me for opening day and we were fortunate enough to find active walleyes on Ottertail...
May 21, 2017 - 6:00am
May 16, 2017
Preparing to slay? Suggestions for opening weekend
Now that opening weekend for walleye and northern is here, I have a couple suggestions that may be helpful (and might save you a couple bucks!). The first tip has to do with keeping live bait fresh and alive. We will talk about minnows first as in the early season, shiners, redtails,...
May 16, 2017 - 8:00am
May 6, 2017
Brad Laabs column: Here's where to find fish on the opener
We are a week away from the "fishing opener." Along with the deer hunting opener, these are the most popular of the unofficial Minnesota holidays. With the weather we are having now and the forecast through next weekend, it is shaping up to be a very good opening weekend. The warm...
May 6, 2017 - 8:00am
April 23, 2017
Brad Laabs column: Enjoy hunting panfish until 'fishing opener' May 12
We will have several weeks of panfish action available before the May 13 "fishing opener" arrives. As of 12:01 a.m. (just after midnight Friday, May 12), the season opens for gamefish, which include walleyes and northern pike. The bass opener will be May 27 this year. As of last year,...
April 23, 2017 - 6:00am
April 19, 2017
Brad Laabs column: Ice is gone, get ready to launch your boat
Ice free at last, ice free at last, thank God Almighty we are ice free at last! Through the weekend there will only be a few lakes left in the area to become totally ice free, but 95 percent of all our lakes are able to float a boat now. It is early, but for some reason, it seems...
April 19, 2017 - 6:00am
Brad Laabs column: There's still quality lake ice for fishing
We still have quality ice conditions on our area lakes. The last week of cold weather has kept ice conditions stable, and even developed a new inch or two of solid, clear ice. Ice thickness on most lakes still ranges from 16 to 22 inches.
March 19, 2017 - 6:00am
March 12, 2017
Brad Laabs column: Get your poop in a scoop and clean up the lake, anglers!
The last couple of years this time of year (as we clear fish houses off the lakes and near the end of the ice season), I have written about my frustration with the messes left on the ice. This year, our area lakes seem to have been left in better shape than the past several years....
March 12, 2017 - 5:00am
March 5, 2017
Brad Laabs column: Got the bug? Lots of fishing opportunities in the region
I made a mistake in last week's article. I was reminding anglers of all the upcoming important dates to remember including re-licensing, fish house removal, and closing of the inland gamefish angling season. I mistakenly wrote March 26 instead of February 26. Hopefully you remembered...
March 5, 2017 - 8:00am
February 25, 2017
Brad Laabs column: Ice fishing gets tricky now, but it's not over yet
The significant amount of rain we received last Sunday and Monday, along with the week or more of warm weather the week before, has deteriorated ice all over northern Minnesota. The snow cover on the lakes is gone. With the re-freeze we are getting now, conditions will be very slippery...
February 25, 2017 - 1:30pm
February 18, 2017
Brad Laabs column: This thaw won't last, better block up your fish houses
By the time you are reading this, we will already be a couple of days into another unseasonably warm weather situation. This February thaw will eliminate a significant amount of our snow cover. When we lose our snow, we also trend toward warming weather. The snow reflects the sun's...
February 18, 2017 - 6:00am
February 12, 2017
Brad Laabs column: Is it time to lower 50-year-old walleye limit?
I will be a little "all over the map" this week as we close in on the middle of February.
February 12, 2017 - 6:00am
January 29, 2017
Brad Laabs column: With colder temps, ice anglers need lures with more sound, color, movement
The unseasonably warm January thaw of the last week or 10 days has knocked the snow cover on the lakes to almost nothing on the majority of our area lakes. During the warm stretch, fishing the lake conditions was slushy, wet, and flooding occurred around heavier permanent houses (nothing...
January 29, 2017 - 6:00am
January 7, 2017
Brad Laabs column: Getting the drop on winter: Ice fishing augurs well on area lakes
Both last winter, and this winter, have been years of late-developing ice. We are coming into the first full weekend of the new year, and finally have enough ice for full size trucks to venture onto area lakes. Last year, with a late ice start, and an early ice out, we had limited...
January 7, 2017 - 6:00am
January 1, 2017
Hold off on big trucks - weird weather made for weird lake ice
Weird weather so far to start the ice season. Cold, wind, snow, wind, melt, snow, wind, cold, wind, melt, rain, snow, cold. Anticipating what is next might be a challenge! I think this was our family's first Christmas in the rain. Fortunately the rain didn't seem to negatively impact...
January 1, 2017 - 4:00am