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Lakes Figure Skating Club ends season with success
Journey To The Tourney: Lake Park-Audubon returns to state
Otters' late charge falls short in state opener
Area gymnasts ready for state USAG
Mom's fight with cancer shaped the attitude of LP-A's Raaen
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Planning will help you see green in retirement
An evening of music and storytelling: Chinese entertainer Gao Hong to perform Thursday in NYM
Wednesday matters: Everyday prayers
Column: Beware of "Can you hear me?" scam calls
Friends & Neighbors
Ryan Hanson Homes has new licensed realtor
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Joins Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes
Back in business: Audubon Liquor Store purchased by brothers-in-law
Norby's recognized for 90 years of membership
L&M Fleet Supply earns honor from Cub Cadet as one of the top dealers in America
Full WE Fest lineup announced
'Beauty and the Beast' debuts to magical $350M globally
Women on a roll: Female directors dominate at Fargo Film Festival
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Donna Mae Graffis
Lyle E. Donley
Jeffrey M. Webber
Irene Leona Johnson
Ronald "Sam" F. Samuelson
Letter: 'Extreme vetting' is a sham--we're already as safe as we can be
Letter: Eken says attack against him by fellow senator was 'flat-out lie'
Another Republican wedge issue to divide Minnesotans?
Letter: 'Repeal and replace' plan means tax cuts for the rich, fewer health benefits for the American people
Now is the time for next Farm Bill
Signs of spring: The lark and pasque flowers
Brad Laabs column: There's still quality lake ice for fishing
Waiting for Woodie Camp: Young waterfowlers can attend free, weeklong summer camp
Blane Klemek column: Pileated woodpecker can hollow out trees like a buzzsaw
Brad Laabs column: Get your poop in a scoop and clean up the lake, anglers!
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
May 26, 2015
Zebra mussels found in Christmas Lake
CHANHASSEN, Minn. -- Divers found 10 zebra mussels in Christmas Lake during a follow-up search earlier this week, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said. The mussels were found outside of the area where the DNR had treated the lake last year as part of a series of small,...
May 26, 2015 - 8:17am
May 24, 2015
Follow the rules and stop AIS
Minnesota: The Land of 10,000 Lakes. Well, actually make it 11,842 lakes, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Add in the 18,000 miles of rivers and streams and it’s easy to see why Minnesota is such a fishing paradise. According to the DNR, there...
May 24, 2015 - 5:00am
April 29, 2015
Pickerel Lake residents asking to be de-listed as infested lake
When a single zebra mussel was discovered in Pickerel Lake in northeast Becker County last July, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources...
April 29, 2015 - 1:15pm
March 4, 2015
AIS program finds home
AIS has found a home in Becker County. The employee, not the invasive, that is. Tuesday morning, Becker County commissioners approved an aquatic invasive species program agreement with the Becker County Soil and Water Conservation District. The new position, which has yet to be...
March 4, 2015 - 11:00am
March 1, 2015
Do your part to stop pest, AIS invasions
If we’re not careful, harmful insects and plants could leave scars on Minnesota’s environment. That’s the message from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) during National Invasive Species Awareness Week, which runs February 22-28. The awareness event strives...
March 1, 2015 - 5:00am
February 17, 2015
Change may come to invasive species decal law
ST. PAUL -- Many resort owners and boaters strongly object to a new law written to stop invasive species from spreading through Minnesota waters,...
February 17, 2015 - 4:02pm
February 4, 2015
County opts for 2 more AIS units
The fight against aquatic invasive species is being stepped up this summer in Becker County. The county will be getting two more decontamination units for this summer’s quest to stop AIS, and the process to hire an AIS coordinator and inspectors for the county has also begun. Decontamination...
February 4, 2015 - 1:00pm
DNR postpones AIS training, trailer decals
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will postpone the new aquatic invasive species training and trailer decal program that was due to launch at the end of the month while legislators consider changes to the program. Under a law passed by the state Legislature in 2012,...
February 4, 2015 - 10:21am
January 31, 2015
AIS trailer decals: Still unanswered questions
Last week I wrote about the upcoming AIS trailer decal and the require course completion information to receive your decal. If you tried to log on to the website on the 31st and were unable to complete the course, there is a reason. On Wednesday, Jan. 28, the DNR postponed the...
January 31, 2015 - 8:00am
January 24, 2015
New law for 2015: AIS trailer sticker will help prevent future spread
The big news for the upcoming 2015 boating season will be the new compliance law requiring an AIS (Aquatic Invasive Species) trailer decal. Everyone trailering a boat, watercraft, or water related equipment like docks and lifts in Minnesota will be required to complete an AIS course...
January 24, 2015 - 10:00am
January 15, 2015
Invasive species tag repeal attempted
An attempt is being made to repeal a new law that mandates an aquatic invasive species boat trailer decal. As of July 1, the decal must be placed on trailers after owners pass 30 minutes of training about the dangers of invasive plant and animal species. Joel Carlson said the...
January 15, 2015 - 7:00am
September 24, 2014
Bold action: Lake protection, decontamination unit on agenda
Becker County, in conjunction with Becker County Coalition of Lake Associations (COLA) and the City of Detroit Lakes, announces a one-day seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 30. The event begins at 10 a.m. and concludes at 3 p.m. in the Holiday Inn in Detroit Lakes. Local government agencies,...
September 24, 2014 - 11:30am
September 20, 2014
Cass Lake AIS find is all too common
The question has always been “not if, but when?” On Friday, officials with the Department of Natural Resources announced that zebra mussels, one of the more commonly known aquatic invasive species, have been found in Cass Lake. As one of the premier fishing lakes in the...
September 20, 2014 - 12:00pm
Cabin close-up is the time to inspect for AIS
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources asks every cabin and lakeshore owner to watch for aquatic invasive species (AIS) when removing docks, boat lifts, swim rafts and other equipment from the water. People should look on the posts, wheels and underwater support bars of...
September 20, 2014 - 7:30am
September 12, 2014
Zebra mussels found in Cass Lake
CASS LAKE -- Zebra mussels have been found and confirmed in Cass Lake, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. A citizen discovered the zebra mussels earlier this week while collecting shells on the beach on the southeast corner of Cedar Island, according to...
September 12, 2014 - 1:08pm