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DL Whalers capture squirt hockey title in Fargo
Raiders push win streak to three games
Laker volleyball runners-up at Hawley Invite
Girls soccer picks up sixth win in eight games
"The first day at school wasn't the worst day": Story from 1977 rings true today
Social Security celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Column: Sleeping with a neanderthal
Column: The very first school in Becker County
3 pumpkin-themed recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth
friends & neighbors
Flipping houses--it's not like TV
Arvig schedules cut-over date for all-digital conversion in Ada, Callaway, Glyndon, Hawley and Lake Park
Nurse practitioner joins Essentia Health-Park Rapids Clinic
MN gas prices up slightly over last week
Essentia Health Welcomes General Surgeon in Detroit Lakes
Fargo photographer exhibiting his work at Trinity Lutheran this month
NYM Cultural Center to host fiber arts classes Sept. 22-23
Eagles tribute show to open new season at the Holmes
'Sulfer Springs' is a can't miss read for Krueger mystery fans
Lakes Area Chorale headed for New York City: Picnic, info meeting on joining local community choir set for Sunday
Beejay Eckman and Tracy Nealis
Nena Rae Bartnes
Jerry & Monica Thunstrom
Leo L. Rabideaux
Edna C Buschette
Carol F. Hukriede
Janet I. Nelson
Paul P. Ceynowa
It all started with an apple
Letter: Brain injury survivor provides bike helmets for kids
Marine recruit supports Tobacco 21 in DL
Warm up with roasted eggplant and garlic soup
This argument against Tobacco 21 should go up in smoke
A sight to make the neighbor drop his rake
Autumn full moons are fun times to fish
Black bears live in the shadows
Time for cooler-weather boat maintenance
Grosbeaks sure brighten up a wintertime yard
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
pine to palm
Bison golf no longer that other minor sport at NDSU
Gillam snaps Renner’s streak to take Super Senior crown
Piatz picks up second Pine to Palm Mid-Am title
Ystebo cruises to Pine to Palm Senior title
Chris Swenson captures the 85th Pine to Palm championship
September 5, 2017
Autumn full moons are fun times to fish
As we close out the Labor Day weekend, we approach another great fishing opportunity, the September full moon. The moon will be full on Wednesday, Sept. 6. September and October full moons are not only good because we are transitioning into a fall pattern, but because you can enjoy...
September 5, 2017 - 8:40am
August 28, 2017
Time for cooler-weather boat maintenance
This last week has felt more like fall weather than our typical mid-August hot weather. The cooler weather and 50-degree nights have dropped water temperatures about 5 to 7 degrees in the last week on area lakes. This is the time of the calendar when we typically still have rising...
August 28, 2017 - 9:47am
August 21, 2017
Here's how to get kids to love going fishing
I end up with many kids in the boat throughout the season. The last couple of weeks I seem to have had many kids as young as 6 years old. This has prompted me to write about a few considerations when it comes to fishing with young kids and getting kids hooked on fishing. I have written...
August 21, 2017 - 7:00am
August 14, 2017
Jig raps are a lot of work, but they catch walleye
The hottest new craze over the last few years for walleye fishing has been the use of an ice fishing lure in the summertime. The lure is a "jig rap" and it is fished very aggressively. There are other brands like the "shiver minnow" and puppet minnow" that are also very popular. They...
August 14, 2017 - 10:24am
August 7, 2017
Mille Lacs reopens to walleye fishing Aug. 12
The Mille Lacs Lake drama continues. The walleye season was closed on July 21 this season after being open for catch and release only. It will be reopened to walleye fishing August 12 and remain open for catch and release only through the Labor Day weekend and be closed again starting...
August 7, 2017 - 8:56am
August 1, 2017
Brad Laabs column: Old-school rigging still brings in the walleye
Live bait rigging (commonly referred to as "Roach rigging" or "Lindy rigging" and named after hall of fame anglers Gary Roach and Al Linder) is a technique that has been working for catching walleyes for decades. It can be fished and work from opening day until the lakes ice up. It...
August 1, 2017 - 8:00am
July 25, 2017
Brad Laabs column: Weeds can be an angler's best friend
Summer fishing success can be improved for multiple species if you learn to fish in and around weed areas. Some fish are always relating to the weeds. Not all weeds are created equal when it comes to holding fish, and in my experience, cabbage weeds are the best fish producers. Weeds...
July 25, 2017 - 7:00am
July 11, 2017
Some tips for successful warm-weather fishing
We have made it through the busy Fourth of July holiday with just what you expect of a Minnesota holiday weather experience. We started the weekend with a severe cold front, followed by a heat wave with scorching sun and no wind, making for flat water fishing conditions. Always following...
July 11, 2017 - 6:00am
June 27, 2017
Brad Laabs column: Not all 'keepers' should be kept
The concept of selective harvest and catch and release have been around for many years now. The idea is to help develop a sporting habit to fishing, and have anglers actively participate in a voluntary way to management of the resource. There is no problem in keeping a few for the...
June 27, 2017 - 9:05am
June 21, 2017
Column: Fishing and finances
Like most hobbies, fishing can be a drain on the finances.
June 21, 2017 - 10:43am
June 13, 2017
Warm water fishing is here, time to adjust
Water temperatures jumped significantly this last week with the hot weather and bright sunshine. Warmer nights didn't cool the water off, and each consecutive day of the warm front raised surface temps a degree or more a day. We are now in the high 60s to low 70s all around the region....
June 13, 2017 - 6:00am
May 28, 2017
Conditions prime for nice bass bite opening weekend
This weekend is always one of the busiest of the season on area lakes. It was extremely busy on "opener" due to the low gas prices and beautiful weather. I expect the same (and more) this holiday weekend with the beautiful forecast again. The nicer weather will be welcome for fishing...
May 28, 2017 - 6:00am
May 21, 2017
Walleye opener dubbed a 'big success'
The walleye opener in the Detroit Lakes area was a big success. Not everyone caught walleyes, but the wonderful weather and other active fish made for a great opener. My son Jake was able to join me for opening day and we were fortunate enough to find active walleyes on Ottertail...
May 21, 2017 - 6:00am
May 13, 2017
Brad Laabs fishing column: Keep your bait fresh and alive
Now that opening weekend for walleye and northern is here, I have a couple suggestions that may be helpful (and might save you a couple bucks!) The first tip has to do with keeping bait fresh and alive. We will talk about minnows first, since in the early season, shiners, red tails,...
May 13, 2017 - 7:25pm
May 6, 2017
Brad Laabs column: Here's where to find fish on the opener
We are a week away from the "fishing opener." Along with the deer hunting opener, these are the most popular of the unofficial Minnesota holidays. With the weather we are having now and the forecast through next weekend, it is shaping up to be a very good opening weekend. The warm...
May 6, 2017 - 8:00am