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Crash near Ice Cracking Lake kills two, injures two
DL man sentenced for animal cruelty
Murder suspect bludgeoned Otter Tail County mother, son with pipe wrench, charges say
County museum abloom with events this weekend
Dragon Open kicks off summer golf tournaments June 11
Vikings open season at home against 49ers, have four nationally televised games
Raiders down Patriots late in season-opening victory
NorthStar Academy team accepted into new hockey league
Summit to address football concerns in Minnesota
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
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Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Peterson: Work mandate for food stamps imperils next farm bill
Arvig to boost workforce by 160
Ketter joins Mid-Minnesota as DL branch manager
Special music event coming to DL library April 24
What's coming up for arts and entertainment around the region
What's new in arts and entertainment around the region
Crawling with creativity: Detroit Lakes' 2nd Annual Art Crawl set for April 19-21
Stories sought for new musical set in Otter Tail County
Lottie Ann Thomas
Merle R. Meyer
George B. Scarborough
Family of slain child says multiple people called Otter Tail County social services
Letter: Help make these school projects community plans
Letter: Thumbs up to all you snowplow drivers
Letter: An alternative DL school building plan
Divided loyalties--don't be quick to judge
Ice-out shaping up to be late: Brutally cold April will impact May fishing opener
Wild turkey a success story in Minnesota
Snowy start to steelhead season: Despite snowstorm, Brule River anglers turn out for opener
Now is the time to clean, repair your birdhouses
Let's bring back the fishing pier at Dunton Locks
Getting ahead of the curve: Cancer rehab in DL helps patients get back into life
'We'll strive to be fair': Two of Becker County’s top legal eagles talk about upcoming judgeships
Ruby's Pantry helps families make ends meet; Local mom of 7 shares her story
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
Letter: Ice palace co-chairs thank the community
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
October 29, 2017
Indigo and snow buntings are as different as summer and winter
Minnesota is home to two species of bunting. One is a tropical bird that migrates north to our state in the springtime to breed and nest. The...
October 29, 2017 - 3:00pm
October 28, 2017
The sandhill crane is a graceful, ancient species
In a Cree Indian creation story of how cranes acquired their red crowns and long legs, a rabbit wished to go to the moon and asked many birds...
October 28, 2017 - 9:00am
October 15, 2017
Asian Lady Beetles are pesky but harmless
On a recent October three-day weekend at my Kittson County hunting camp, I was overwhelmed by my good fortune. The grouse hunting was very good,...
October 15, 2017 - 6:00am
September 30, 2017
In the woods, a lot can happen in an hour
Following another long day at work this past week, staying late and leaving the office for home as the autumn sun began its rapid descent to the western horizon, I didn't think I'd have time to slip out to the woods for a last-hour ruffed grouse hunt on one of my favorite trails....
September 30, 2017 - 10:30pm
September 5, 2017
A sight to make the neighbor drop his rake
Some childhood images persist in our minds long into adulthood. Those endless summers spent doing whatever are but a blur for most of us, yet bits and pieces of those carefree years can be remembered as if they happened just yesterday. I can still see the look on the man's face. He...
September 5, 2017 - 9:25am
August 22, 2017
Grosbeaks sure brighten up a wintertime yard
While driving to work one recent morning as I listened to Minnesota Public Radio, sipping my coffee, and traveling along on the Great River Road...
August 22, 2017 - 7:00am
August 15, 2017
Blue jays are fascinating to watch
There are a handful of wild birds that make their year 'round home right here in marvelous Minnesota. Birds that show up in the springtime and...
August 15, 2017 - 8:00am
August 7, 2017
Bluebirds in Minnesota are easy to love
The little shallow lake that borders my property, Assawa Lake, is quite low this summer. Rainfall has been sparse and the wetlands and waterways...
August 7, 2017 - 9:01am
July 31, 2017
The wonderful song of the brown thrasher
While picking blueberries recently at a favorite spot of mine, not far from Itasca State Park, I was thrilled to observe a family of one of my favorite birds to watch and listen to. A striking bird, few birds can match the beautiful red-brown color of the appropriately named brown...
July 31, 2017 - 12:29pm
July 24, 2017
The intelligent, friendly gray jay
Few birds are considered as intelligent as members of the crow family are, otherwise known as, collectively, corvids. Among the most intelligent of the lot are crows and ravens, although, I'll have to say, few, if any, can match the combination of both intelligence and friendliness...
July 24, 2017 - 8:57am
July 17, 2017
Purple martins faring well in parts of Minnesota
I'm pleased to report that purple martins seem to be faring well in parts of Mille Lacs County, particularly on the shores of Mille Lacs Lake...
July 17, 2017 - 9:21am
July 10, 2017
Blane Klemek column: A sleepy squirrel that acts like a prairie dog
Sometimes called the golden gopher or flickertail, Minnesota is home to a very unique and interesting ground squirrel that we're lucky to be...
July 10, 2017 - 9:59am
June 27, 2017
Outdoors column: Minnesota gulls come in three species
Every once in awhile I need to think about whether or not there exists a Minnesota wild bird or critter that I haven't written about at least...
June 27, 2017 - 9:09am
June 21, 2017
Blane Klemek column: Discovering the scarlet tanager
While recently enjoying an evening of fishing from my small boat on beautiful La Salle Lake of the La Salle Lake State Recreation Area, I was drawn to the scenic and steep north side of the lake's shoreline. Along this shore are numerous spots that provide good fish habitat in the...
June 21, 2017 - 10:44am
June 14, 2017
Blane Klemek column: Cuckoos feast on forest tent caterpillars
While recently hiking on my favorite of Lake Bemidji State Park's many scenic trails high above and overlooking beautiful Lake Bemidji, I stopped...
June 14, 2017 - 7:00am