Skip to main content
Detroit Lakes Online
MnDOT adopts new mowing/hay baling standard and permit
AgweekTV: Weather outlook
No smoking in public housing? New federal smoke-free rule affects Minnesotans
Man wielding knife is arrested in lobby of Becker County Human Services
MnDOT releases statewide freight system plan
Tags: Detroit Lakes
Raiders control tempo in victory over Rebels
Trojans use scoring runs to spoil Hornet opener
Laker dance teams kick off season at home Saturday
Laker boys start season with big home stand and new coaching staff
Two-time defending champs heavy favorites in Class A
Establishing an early homestead in Becker County (Part 2 of 3)
Reacting the christian way
Lakes Area Prayer Wall
First Lutheran Foundation of Detroit Lakes
Friends & Neighbors
It's a farm-fresh family thing: Roasted, Baked in DL set to open
Gas prices up average of three cents in Minnesota
Practical money matters: Focus on credit factors, not credit scores
Tax delinquency list updated
ERA Northland has a new realtor
'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
It's beginning to look a lot like...
Lorna M. Schons
Eugene (Gene) A. Nelson
Lorna M. Schons
Dwight E. Teiken
Thanks to teachers for attended Legion Auxiliary Appreciation Tea
Welcome to Washington, Mr. President-Elect
Letter: Osage gun range story should have focused on neighbors
Editorial: Minnesota is second-most charitable state
What goes around comes around?
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
Wearing their hearts on their sleeves: Detroit Lakes siblings launch Arktikos clothing line to help polar bears
Duck for President! No, Farmer Brown!: Mock election, book reading, patriotic crafts and more at museum Saturday
Ben Affleck's 'The Accountant' Dominates with $24.7 Million
Puppies saved from high-kill Texas shelter look for DL homes
A surprising celebration: DL's LuAnn Porter honored for 25 years with United Way
Pine to Palm
August 6, 2010
Remembering the Becker County Sportsman
We quietly paddled the duck boat in the dark using a flashlight to untangle the decoy strings and shine it back to shore now and then to keep our bearings. A few mallards were quacking off a ways so we knew we weren't alone on the water. "We should get some shooting this morning,"...
August 6, 2010 - 3:14pm
July 9, 2010
Revering remembered for his love of hunting
Since 1971, the outdoors column known as the "Becker County Sportsman" has appeared faithfully every week, first on the pages of the Detroit...
July 9, 2010 - 4:56pm
Sharpen your skills at The Gunsite Academy
Editor's Note: Longtime "Becker County Sportsman" columnist Bernie Revering passed away suddenly Tuesday, July 6, after submitting this article for this week's Becker County Record. Bernie was a staunch gun advocate and loved the outdoors, whether he was hunting, fishing or just walking...
July 9, 2010 - 11:37am
July 2, 2010
Minnesota's birds and the Gulf oil spill
The Minnesota DNR and Ducks Unlimited are greatly concerned over the welfare of bluebills, loons and other waterfowl species that call the Gulf of Mexico home for a large part of the year. It is known that loons, our state bird, spend its first three years on the ocean. According...
July 2, 2010 - 1:49pm
June 25, 2010
Wolf Lake has the DNR's attention
The Wolf Lake Sportsmen's club remains optimistic because of the attention of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The lake is quite shallow, with a maximum depth of 16 feet. In recent years, several new aeration systems have been active in the lake because it has a history...
June 25, 2010 - 3:20pm
June 18, 2010
Earlier duck season opener? Maybe...
The proposal by the Minnesota DNR to open this fall's duck hunting season went down the drain, along with the entire game and fish bill. The Governor vetoed it. The agency and many sportsmen seek Sept. 25, instead of Oct. 2. The bill didn't ensure an early opening date but it gave...
June 18, 2010 - 4:05pm
June 11, 2010
Successful Memorial Day trap shoot at BCSC
Becker County Sportsmen's Club recently staged its annual trap shooting bash on Memorial weekend. This year's wingding was a very successful thing. The club made some money to pay for its up to the minute equipment, which attracts so many active visiting shooters. Again this year,...
June 11, 2010 - 4:34pm
June 4, 2010
A letter from sportsman Claris Greenland
It is always a delight to receive mail from Claris Greenland, a local sportsman who has long passed his 91st birthday. He has been active in hurting and fishing all his years, first in Nebraska chasing prairie chickens. He sold a large parcel of his farmlands to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife...
June 4, 2010 - 3:48pm
May 28, 2010
Annual Memorial Day trap shoot at BCSC Monday
If you're a shooter the place for you this weekend is the Becker County Sportsmen's Club trap range east of town on Highway 10. Trap shooters from many towns are here for the 31st. Annual trap shoot. An exciting, colorful affair, there's money and trophies to be won here. Free hors'd...
May 28, 2010 - 4:05pm
May 21, 2010
A Czech gun company you've never heard of
Since the Soviet Empire was dismantled a few decades ago, the individual countries have successfully reestablished themselves. One of the best is the Czech Republic. A very large and prosperous arms and ammunition manufacturer is Ceska Zbrojovka Brod, which has been incorporated in...
May 21, 2010 - 4:43pm
May 14, 2010
Sallie and Melissa -- two great local lakes
Detroit Lakes occupies an envious position between several outstanding lakes. Of course, one meets Big and Little Detroit head on at Highway 10 and along the drive when you motor south, past a beautiful park and nice homes. Then, a bit out of town, there's Sallie and Melissa. Outstanding...
May 14, 2010 - 2:05pm
May 7, 2010
The Winchester 30-30, Model 94 makes its return
It was in the fall of 1959 that I bought my first deer rifle. It was the Winchester 30-30, Model 94 carbine. There was no engraving on this standard model, the plain walnut wasn't checkered. It had the reputation of a reliable deer caliber, having already served for decades. Other,...
May 7, 2010 - 1:30pm
April 30, 2010
Beretta -- the U.S. service pistol since the '80s
The armies of the consolidated European forces, NATO all had adopted the International German cartridge, the 9mm Luger. There were a number of mostly European armories making variations of handguns for them, but all were chambered for the Luger 9mm. American manufacturers, such as...
April 30, 2010 - 3:09pm
April 23, 2010
Early ice-out means early pan fishing
The ice was gone by April 4 on many of Minnesota's northernmost lakes, including almost all hereabouts. Pickups were trailering boats and motors a short time later. Angling when the weather is still very chilly can mean large crappies to most anglers. Crappie action has been good...
April 23, 2010 - 3:07pm
April 16, 2010
Milo Martinson -- one of the great trap shooters
Milo Martinson of Perham died on Saturday March 27. Milo was one of Minnesota's greatest trap shooters ever. He shot clays until the age of 87 at the Minnesota state shoot at Alexandria. Always a friendly competitor, Milo particularly liked doubles. Taking two widely separated clay...
April 16, 2010 - 4:15pm