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Wrestlers looking to jump back in section mix
Wittner takes over Hornet basketball program
Hornet wrestlers take Unruh Invite
Laker girls hockey shutout at Sartell
Raider girls snap 36-game skid
Want to be a snowbird?: Here’s what you should know before ‘taking flight’
In search of cultural identity in a new country
Establishing an early homestead in Becker County (Part 2 of 3)
Reacting the christian way
Friends & Neighbors
Average MN gas prices up 5 cents
Styles on Willow has a new hair stylist
Essentia Health welcomes family medicine physician in Park Rapids
Is your sewer skewered?: Local man designs system to prevent frozen sewer vents
Essentia Health welcomes orthopedic surgeon in Detroit Lakes
Grace Lutheran to host Holiday Vendor Fair
'World's best tribute to young Elvis' comes to Detroit Lakes Saturday
Area students participating in Concordia Christmas Concerts
Award-winning country artist Phil Vassar coming to Shooting Star Friday
Great American Think-Off solicits questions for anniversary debate
Diana Lynn Aker
Eugene (Gene) A. Nelson
Melvin Martin Goodman
Jeffrey Lee Olds
Ruth I. Knapp
Mourning a friend who survived Pearl Harbor--and helped win WWII
Guest editorial: Don't ditch local businesses this Christmas
Does penalizing airlines for customer service infractions do any good?
Don't curse the clouds, they have surprising benefits
Editorial: Becker County scams - why can't we stop them?
It's December, bring on the ice fishing!
This is the time to go after trophy muskies
Wanted: More deer hunters in Minnesota
Now is the time to plan a Boundary Waters trip
Lot of activity as autumn turns towards winter
An explosion of everything Christmas: Detroit Lakes woman creates holiday wonderland in her home
'In Spite of Heroin': Area mom pens book about surviving twin sons’ addiction
MN children's book author coming to DLCCC Thursday
Tuxes & Tails: Rescued dogs, tuxedo’d handlers to strut their stuff on the runway this coming Friday
'An Andy and Bing Christmas': Former NFL player to bring classic Christmas show to DL
Pine to Palm
Severe Weather Announcements (3)
October 22, 2016
For the sake of the lakes: Community AIS forum set Monday at M State
Citizens are invited to learn more about emerging issues in Aquatic Invasive Species at community forum on Monday, Oct. 24. This public forum will be held in the conference center (C101) at M State in Detroit Lakes from 2 to 4 p.m. Nicole Kovar, a DNR AIS Specialist, will provide...
October 22, 2016 - 4:24pm
April 23, 2016
Keep boats clean to prevent AIS spread
With boating and fishing season almost here, the Department of Natural Resources is issuing a reminder that preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species is everyone’s personal responsibility. As part of Water Action Week in Minnesota, DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr is encouraging...
April 23, 2016 - 5:25am
January 13, 2016
Report highlights some close calls with boaters disregarding AIS laws locally
Several years ago, when flowering rush infiltrated Detroit Lake, aquatic invasive species became a common term used in the area. Not that it...
January 13, 2016 - 11:26am
October 21, 2015
Lake Ida becomes latest lake invested with zebra mussels
Lake Ida in Becker and Otter Tail counties is the latest area lake to be declared infested with zebra mussels, and the discovery of the aquatic...
October 21, 2015 - 11:55am
September 6, 2015
Authorities remind local lake lovers to follow the AIS rules
As the final holiday weekend of summer comes to a close, many lakeshore residents are already thinking about pulling their boats, docks and lifts...
September 6, 2015 - 5:15am
August 16, 2015
Simple device detects zebra mussel infestation at an early stage
With two more Becker County lakes — Eunice and Big Cormorant — having recently joined the official list of Minnesota water bodies that are...
August 16, 2015 - 5:45am
August 1, 2015
‘Think Zero’ AIS violations
Boaters and anglers are encouraged to “Think Zero” this weekend: Zero spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) and zero violations. The number of people violating AIS laws is significantly decreasing each year. The preliminary violation rate for 2015 is 11.6 percent, compared...
August 1, 2015 - 5:00am
July 29, 2015
Zebra mussels confirmed in Big Cormorant Lake
So now that the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels have infested Big Cormorant Lake, how will life be different for people with property on the lake? “For boats, pontoons, anything like that the DNR recommends a five-day dry period between water...
July 29, 2015 - 11:38am
July 22, 2015
Mussels in Big Cormorant Lake?
Big Cormorant Lake could soon become the latest area water body to fall victim to the invasion of zebra mussels. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is in the process of investigating a report that zebra mussels were discovered in Becker County’s second largest lake. “We...
July 22, 2015 - 12:45pm
July 18, 2015
There’s more to fight than mussels
Though zebra mussel infestation has been garnering the lion’s share of media attention in Becker County thus far, there are other aquatic invasive species (AIS) that can be equally destructive to the county’s abundant water resources, if not more so. “There are other invasives...
July 18, 2015 - 5:55am
Several lakes, Red River added to ‘infested’ list
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will list three water bodies as infested with zebra mussels: Clearwater Lake in Wright and Stearns counties, Ruth Lake in Crow Wing County, and the Red River bordering northwestern Minnesota. Clearwater Lake and Ruth Lake were infested...
July 18, 2015 - 5:20am
July 8, 2015
Zebra mussels found in Eunice
Residents of Lake Eunice got some bad news late last week, when the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources made the official announcement...
July 8, 2015 - 1:18pm
June 27, 2015
AIS training, decal repealed
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources aquatic invasive species (AIS) training and trailer decal program, which was due to launch this year, was repealed by the Minnesota Legislature during its special session. In its place, the Legislature added an AIS affirmation provision...
June 27, 2015 - 5:15am
June 10, 2015
Boaters: Help stop spread of 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. But as the saying goes, with...
June 10, 2015 - 12:15pm
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