Skip to main content
Detroit Lakes Online
'Voice of the Lakers' signs off: After 40-plus years in broadcasting, Lia retires from KDLM Radio
Up in arms over new Habitat home
Exercise stations new in Wolf Lake
Water Carnival fun starts Friday
Members of Becker County 4-H club attend regional camp
Thielen signing autographs at Norseman Motors Friday 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Pechmann 20th at Olympic Trials 50-freestyle
All-City youth golf second round results
Hole in one - Paul Schramel
Zorbaz women’s softball takes Summerfest championship
Parenthood, the sequel: Grandparents increasingly becoming responsible for raising kids' children
Area students graduate from Ridgewater College
Local students on NDSU dean's list
Local students on NDSU dean's list
Social Security cards can now be replaced online
Friends & Neighbors
SJE Rhombus's 'iron' employees build mini golf course
Local co-op hosts membership picnic
Litte Caesars looking for franchisee
Average MN gas prices dropped 5 cents last week
Avoiding estate mistakes
Pine Point Music Fest set for Saturday
Music acts to rock DL Pavilion this weekend
Fish house festival, fishing tournament and summer celebration set Saturday in NYM
Animal competition at Detroit Lakes Library
New acts added to lineup at Fargo's Sanctuary Events Center
Marian Jean Vornholt
Robert V. Leiseth
David Michael Ostlund
New UN panel wrong way to promote new drugs in the fight against Zika virus
Amy Klobuchar Column: Doing the right thing isn’t always easy
July 4 by the numbers: US flags made in China, Mexican flags made in US
Lynn Hummel Column: Everybody wants the last word
10 tips for protecting our water
Northland Outdoors Television to debut on Fox Sports North across Upper Midwest
No bird has more fun in flight than chimney swift
Get a camo Twins cap
DNR asks boaters to preserve lakes
Be patient, helpful to rookie boaters
Celebrating Solstice at Richwood Winery
June Summer Scene
Biking becoming bigger with area trails
Get out and golf
January 2, 2015
Chickadee’s winter song means spring isn’t far off
There’s an avian tune that I listen for every year around this time. In fact, this season I heard it for the first time on Christmas morning. It’s a song that reminds us that even in the face of cold and ice, spring really isn’t all that far away. Indeed, what I’m referring...
outdoors / Blane Klemek
January 2, 2015 - 12:31pm
Where do our feathered friends sleep?
The rustling and fluttering would be abrupt and startling. Dark, soundless mornings were quite often ripped open in this fashion, causing me...
January 2, 2015 - 12:29pm
May 13, 2010
Flocking to bird festival
Every year during the third week of May, birders flock to the City of Detroit Lakes for the Festival of Birds. Now in its 13th year, the festival...
May 13, 2010 - 12:00pm
January 1, 2010
The colorful wood duck
Plentiful in the wooded areas adjacent to sloughs and marshes, we do enjoy our wood ducks. Most people will name the male wood duck as the handsomest of all wild birds. Yes, the greenhead mallard drake is colorful too, but it doesn't have the display of colors that a wood duck drake...
January 1, 2010 - 7:53pm
October 9, 2009
Owls, sparrows spotted in cold
This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, Oct. 8, sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also hear this report by calling (218) 847-5743 or 1-800-433-1888. As I compile this on Thursday, we are bracing for the first hard freeze in...
News / outdoors
October 9, 2009 - 3:19pm
September 18, 2009
Fly into Detroit Lakes Library for of all your birding needs
Have you ever had the pleasure of seeing hummingbirds at play through the eyes of a two-year-old? It's hard to know which to watch, the utter delight of the child or the antics of the beautiful birds! The whole amazing scene sets you on your heels. This situation (and many like...
entertainment / books / outdoors
September 18, 2009 - 1:20pm
August 3, 2009
Injured eagle rescued by Rochert man
ROCHERT -- A young bald eagle that injured its wing near Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge appears to be resting comfortably after a good Samaritan...
outdoors / News
August 3, 2009 - 3:21pm
July 31, 2009
Birds of a feather ...
Tree swallows by the thousands perch atop power lines on an early morning near Toad Lake.
July 31, 2009 - 3:46pm
The Canada goose -- a problem not just in Minnesota
The Canada goose is a large bird. Up to 14 pounds, and always considered a trophy, because of his wariness and distrust of decoys. The Canada goose exists in numbers that are way out of control. Always a threat to become ensnarled in the jet engines of commercial airlines, we recall...
July 31, 2009 - 3:21pm
September 18, 2008
Horned owl spotted at Hamden Slough
This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, Sept. 11, sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also hear this report by calling (218) 847-5743 or 1-800-433-1888. Migration continues in the northwest, and with the coming of the recent...
September 18, 2008 - 12:00am
July 25, 2008
Bluebill duck numbers on the rise
Recently released findings in an annual survey conducted by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Canadian Wildlife Service has indicated a rebound in the numbers of scaup. The increase isn't great -- only about eight percent, but the overall duck numbers are down about nine percent....
July 25, 2008 - 12:00am
July 17, 2008
Warblers are singing, dickcissels spotted along road
This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, July 10, sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also hear this report by calling (218) 847-5743 or 1-800-433-1888. Weather has been warm and pleasant this week in the northwest. A few thunderstorms...
July 17, 2008 - 12:00am
June 29, 2008
Young birds of all species appearing
This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, June 26, sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also hear this report by calling (218) 847-5743 or 1-800-433-1888. Summer has arrived and this has been a most pleasant week in the northwest....
June 29, 2008 - 12:00am
The lone duck on the water
It was a beautiful October Saturday. The perfect day to go duck hunting. I had counted on being with Bob and Mike, but both of them had more pressing family matters that denied them the opportunity to get out with a gun and into the marshes. I suffered through the usual cautions...
June 29, 2008 - 12:00am
March 12, 2008
Birding festival already filling up, time to register
DETROIT LAKES - If you're interesting in birding, now is the time to sign up for the 11th annual Festival of Birds in Detroit Lakes. Only two weeks into registration, 80 people have already registered, and some of the fieldtrips are already half full. This year's theme bird is...
March 12, 2008 - 12:00am