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County OKs $40,000 for jail needs study
Stopping spread of AIS
Woman wins big; no one believes her
Gas leak leads to evacuation of six Detroit Lakes homes
Nagel comes home to coach Hornets
Angels clinch Hi-10 West title
Vergas man wins Handball championship
‘Beast Mode’ event is July 26 in Frazee
Young DL tracksters excel at Hershey meet
In the Zone
Area students perform in Piano Honors Concert
SSA benefits the same for survivors whether person retired, disabled
Peterson nominates NYM student for Air Force
Local students earn degrees at Bemidji State University
Ogema's Anderson graduates from Marquette University
Friends & Neighbors
Garden-grown delights: Union Central residents enjoying fresh veggies this summer
Kings of the kitchen
Assumption Catholic Church ‘blessed’ with parish center
Shelton, Lambert on 2015 WE Fest schedule
Summer Scene - July 2014
Brad Laabs: Be respectful, helpful on the water this week
Blane Klemek: The moving whistle of the upland sandpiper is sweetness to hear
Ruffed grouse counts see increase
Brad Laabs: Fish like chasing fast bait; Make your presentation match
Blane Klemek: The black-billed cuckoo is a fascinating bird
D&D Appliance in DL wins Maytag competition
Shiny, new Cenex opens in Lake Park
Legal Helpers ordered to pay back MN consumers
Gas prices take post holiday dip...again
Marco partners with AGT in cloud-based video offering
Veterans looking for work get well deserved boost
DL fireworks came too late for families with children
Alert driving improves safety for all road users
Immigration reform has support
Goeun Park: If only the tooth fairy had taught proper brushing techniques
It’s s’mores season at your local library
A sundry selection of salads
Sunday is Family Day at Northwest Water Carnival
Northwest Water Carnival gets underway Friday
July 3, 2014
Lakes country reacts, adapts to growing zebra mussel threat
With zebra mussels discovered in Lake Melissa just south of here last week, officials say boat inspections across lakes country will be stepped up this summer. But for some who live and work here, there’s a certain feeling of resignation, like the battle against the pesky mollusk...
July 3, 2014 - 9:17pm
July 2, 2014
Zebra mussel found in Pickerel Lake
A zebra mussel has been found in Pickerel Lake near Cotton Lake in central Becker County, and the DNR plans to declare the lake infested on Thursday. Gary Thompson, owner of Tri-State Diving, said he found a solitary zebra mussel last week just off the public boat access on Pickerel...
news / government
July 2, 2014 - 4:27pm
County gears up for AIS work plan
Lake Melissa was declared infested with zebra mussels last week, and that puts Becker County behind the 8-ball on invasive aquatic species. The county board is expected to review a 33-page draft AIS management plan at its next meeting on Tuesday. A work plan will come out of that...
news / Detroit Lakes
July 2, 2014 - 1:00pm
Five years in, Pelican Lake is doing OK
Pelican Lake has had zebra mussels for five years now, and a resident there had this to say about the recent discovery of zebra mussels in Lake Melissa: It gets better. “It’s not something you want, don’t get me wrong, but it doesn’t appear to be the end of the world,”...
July 2, 2014 - 12:30pm
Due to AIS, Dunton Locks tram temporarily closed
In hopes of stopping the spread of zebra mussels, Becker County has temporarily closed the tramway that ferries boats between Muskrat Lake and Lake Sallie. Last week the Department of Natural Resources confirmed aquatic invasive species zebra mussels in Lake Melissa, which is a...
news / Detroit Lakes
July 2, 2014 - 11:24am
At Itasca State Park, Klobuchar highlights invasive species fight
ITASCA STATE PARK, Minn. -- Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., visited the Mississippi Headwaters at Itasca State Park on Tuesday to highlight the...
July 2, 2014 - 8:04am
June 27, 2014
Zebra mussels found in Lake Melissa
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Zebra mussels have been discovered in Lake Melissa near Detroit Lakes, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources confirmed Friday. The DNR’s discovery is the first time the invasive species has been found in the Detroit Lakes area, Barry Stratton,...
outdoors / DNR
June 27, 2014 - 11:20am
June 14, 2014
President Obama signs bill expanding definition of AIS
Fighting the advance of invasive species in Minnesota got a boost from changes to the federal Water Resources Reform and Development Act, which governs the use of the nation’s waterways. A key change came in expanding the invasive species definition to include animals, as well...
news / legislative
June 14, 2014 - 2:00pm
May 29, 2014
Northeastern Minnesota lake declared infested with zebra mussels
FINLAND, Minn. -- An aluminum can encrusted with zebra mussels was found recently at Crooked Lake in Lake County, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, indicating the foreign invader has apparently moved into another northeastern Minnesota lake. The discovery...
outdoors / DNR
May 29, 2014 - 6:30am
May 28, 2014
Carp war produces a victory with closing of Minneapolis lock
MINNEAPOLIS -- Fighting a war means taking victories where they come, like Minnesota's attempt to stop invasive carp from getting a foothold in the state's waters. A few dozen Minnesotans gathered Tuesday along the banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, near a lock what...
May 28, 2014 - 9:00am
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...
outdoors / DNR
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 the man with the plan — University of Minnesota researcher Peter Sorensen — doesn’t have the money. And he needs it now for...
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...
outdoors / DNR
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...
opinion / editorials
March 29, 2014 - 4:00pm