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Litchfield ends DL Babe Ruth season
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Kate Smith victorious at Minnesota Women’s Amateur Championship
All-City Golf third round results
Smith leads by three after second round of 75th Women’s Amateur
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Local students earn dean's list honors at Concordia
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Lake Park's Teigen earns master's degree at Marquette University
Adams earns academic honors at UW-Stevens Point
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LREC's natural gas subsidiary moves forward with support of PUC
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Letter: School boards should ignore gender identity 'toolkits'
Lynn Hummel column: The historic watermelon rollover
Tribune Editorial: DL City Council got it wrong this time, but that's not all they've done
Letter: Kudos to Becker County Landfill
Other Opinions: Restoring faith in representative democracy
Brad Laabs column: Weeds can be an angler's best friend
The intelligent, friendly gray jay
Designs being accepted for Minnesota Trout and Salmon Stamp
Purple martins faring well in parts of Minnesota
Brad Laabs column: Best lake? Best time to fish? No easy answers
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
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Israelson siblings highlight field of Birchmont returning champions
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Hoge catches leaders to share first-round lead at PGA's Barbasol
Beau Hanson gets fresh start after injury layoff
Pine to Palm Senior Division turns 50
May 16, 2017
Stop the spread: Efforts continue to control aquatic invasive species
If you’ve lived in lakes country for any amount of time, you’ve probably heard about aquatic invasive species--the small and oftentimes microscopic...
May 16, 2017 - 1:22pm
January 20, 2017
Busy year for Becker AIS crew: A constant battle to keep invasives out of area lakes
Here's what the Becker Soil and Water Conservation District has been doing to fight the spread of aquatic invasive species in area lakes: It spent about $227,000 on 33 watercraft inspectors, six of them hired to operate mobile decontamination equipment. They decontaminated nearly...
January 20, 2017 - 10:00am
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