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'Nowhere to Lay Their Heads': March 25 forum at Ecumen turns spotlight on homelessness
Man reported missing from the Cormorant area
Local agencies team up to fight elder abuse
AgweekTV: Eyes on the Ears
Drug charges dismissed against woman
Sometimes memories are more important than fish
Roseau rallies, heads back to state championship game
Smith leads Huskers at Clover Cup
Thunderbirds outwork Owls for Section 6A title
Washington leads Cass Lake-Bena to section boys title over Ada-Borup
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
friends & neighbors
Nice growing, Jack: Jack Chivers Realty relocating to downtown DL, into the mall
Farmers concerned about trade war with China
Twin Cities airport is best in its size
State Commerce Dept. website now multilingual
Ag expert joins Rep. Peterson's committee staff
Ken’s FM fundraiser aims to bring station back to full power
What's ahead for the region's arts scene in the coming weeks?
Dishing up a tasty homemade meal, for a good cause: DL Breakfast Rotary's March 13 meatball dinner to benefit local food pantry
Spring is here -- and your local library is ready to celebrate
Here's what's coming to lakes area this month
Catherine L. Slone
Harvey L. Lundstrom
Brian B. Eide
More immigrants would give huge boost to US economy
Letter:Credit unions are very different from banks
Letter: Why aren't we fighting back against Russia?
Sixty pills prescribed--only four were needed
It's time to return a big favor to the Boys and Girls Club
Sometimes memories are more important than fish
Are Ivory-billed woodpeckers back from the dead?
Jumbo perch are popping up
Brad Laabs column: The panfish are biting, and the tullibee chase is on
Maple syrup-making at Minnesota state parks
Ruby's Pantry helps families make ends meet; Local mom of 7 shares her story
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
For the love of the homeless: DL native Luke Pechmann poses for animal adoption pin-up calendar
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
May 25, 2014
DNR ready to battle lake invasives
The long-awaited warm weather and the Memorial Day holiday will undoubtedly mean the lakes are hoppin’ this weekend. But boaters and fishermen won’t be the only ones out there. Aquatic invasive species and the people charged with battling the problem will be out...
May 25, 2014 - 1:00pm
May 4, 2014
‘Think Zero’ AIS at MN fishing opener
With more than 500,000 people expected take part in the walleye and northern pike season opener on Saturday, May 10, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources urges every angler to make a commitment to transport zero aquatic invasive species (AIS) this year. Invasive species...
May 4, 2014 - 8:00am
April 24, 2014
Professor has cheap plan to stop invasive carp, but needs money now
ST. PAUL -- The carp invading Minnesota up the Mississippi River can be stopped — at least for several years. It’ll only cost $60,000. But...
April 24, 2014 - 1:30pm
April 5, 2014
Become an AIS volunteer April 8 in Spicer
Citizens interested in educating the public about aquatic invasive species can receive volunteer training from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on April 8 in Spicer. The free course will run from 9 a.m. to noon at the Dethleff Community Center, 217 Hillcrest Ave. Pre-registration...
April 5, 2014 - 7:00am
March 29, 2014
One in 5 still breaking AIS law
The May 10 walleye fishing opener is fast approaching, and with another boating season just around the corner, Minnesota boaters and anglers need to continue to take steps to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. OK, so the ice still clings to the lakes and it still hasn’t...
March 29, 2014 - 4:00pm
February 27, 2014
DNR to offer AIS training for businesses
The Minnesota DNR is offering aquatic invasive species (AIS) training to owners of lake service provider businesses so they can legally work in lakes and rivers throughout the state. Businesses such as resorts and outfitters that rent, lease or decontaminate boats and other water-related...
February 27, 2014 - 6:00am
February 22, 2014
Statewide AIS committee upbeat after 2013 report
The statewide committee, made up of citizens from many geographic regions of Minnesota and diverse backgrounds in the sciences, public policy, land management and water related businesses find reasons to be hopeful in fight against zebra Mussels and of invasive species. The Minnesota...
February 22, 2014 - 8:10pm
October 30, 2013
Officials want more spending to fight invasives
Joe Eisterhold ran his hands across a boat lift near Big Detroit Lake, feeling for tell-tale traces of juvenile zebra mussels. On painted surfaces,...
October 30, 2013 - 11:11am
October 11, 2013
Tax revenues mixed early in state fiscal year
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota sales and personal income tax receipts were up in the first three months of the state fiscal year as state revenues came in just short of projections. Minnesota Management and Budget on Thursday reported that overall state tax collections were down $2 million,...
October 11, 2013 - 10:54am
September 19, 2013
Zebra mussels found in Maple Lake
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in Maple Lake in Douglas County after responding to a report of zebra mussels attached to the wheel of a boatlift in the lake earlier this month. DNR staff searched several docks, lifts...
September 19, 2013 - 5:11pm
August 15, 2013
AIS found on boat exiting Lake Bemidji
BEMIDJI -- A watercraft inspector discovered zebra mussels and Eurasian watermilfoil on a boat trailer exiting Lake Bemidji earlier this month, though they didn't originate here. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources made the announcement this week, and called for boaters...
August 15, 2013 - 8:40am
August 8, 2013
Most Minnesotans "very concerned" about Asian carp, poll says
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Conservationists and wildlife advocates used dire language Wednesday in describing the threat Asian carp pose to Minnesota's lakes and rivers. "I see this as a war, with the enemy currently invading our precious waters," Gary Botzek, director of the Minnesota...
August 8, 2013 - 9:44am
August 3, 2013
Zebra mussels found in Lake Mary near Alexandria
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in Lake Mary in Douglas County near Alexandria. After lake residents reported finding a zebra mussel attached to a rock in the northeast bay, DNR crews searched the area July 29 and...
August 3, 2013 - 4:00pm
July 24, 2013
Bio-weapon against zebra mussels to get another test
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- Another trial of a biological weapon against an invasive species threatening Minnesota’s lakes is planned near Alexandria...
July 24, 2013 - 8:53am
July 21, 2013
It’s official: Zebra mussels confirmed in Lake Lida
It’s now official: according to a news release from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the presence of zebra mussels in North Lida Lake has been confirmed. Late last week, DNR crews searched the lake near Pelican Rapids and discovered two zebra mussels about a half-mile...
July 21, 2013 - 3:30pm