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Minnesota's school oversight plan approved by federal education officials
SKOL! Purple pride alive and well in DL for Vikings playoff run
Aggravated sentence sought for allegedly meth dealer
Man faces felony charge for 3.5 pounds marijuana
Saints punter says he wants to meet fourth-grade class from Thielen’s hometown
Vikings WR Thielen questionable but expected to play vs. Eagles
Jacket defense shuts down Frazee girls
Hot start gives Patriots win over LP-A girls
Alexandria sweeps season series from DL girls
'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
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
friends & neighbors
MN gas cost rises more than six cents per gallon
Student video contest registration open: Cash prizes for schools and students
Your legal rights: Beware of utility shut-off scams
Keepin' it old 'skool': Old Skool Boutique in Lake Park expands inventory
Salute to Business & Industry
Lantern lit loveliness: Itasca State Park to host special evening activities this Saturday
One-act play subsections set Jan. 25: Detroit Lakes cast to present Ibsen's 'A Doll's House'
Depth perception: Photo exhibit at DL's Trinity Lutheran is 'layered with meaning'
Why do we celebrate MLK Day?
A winter...triathlon?: DL community center to host indoor competition Jan. 20
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Michael & Fern (Zayic) Olson
Tom & Bertha
Michael L. Jackson
Marcella M. Eberhardt
Chrystle L. Mortensen
Tongue frozen to flagpole? It happens
Letter: Take a close look at plans for the DL beach area
Keep America's family immigration system
Taking stock as we begin a new year
Marijuana: Feds intrude onto states' rights
Looking back on the year in the outdoors--and ahead to 2018
Thinking small: Wetlands are a whole other world
Brad Laabs column: Ice fishing has come a long, long way
Don't make waves--slow down on the ice
Blane Klemek column: To attract different birds, try new things
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
For the love of the homeless: DL native Luke Pechmann poses for animal adoption pin-up calendar
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
Minn. mom, former Olympic swimmer, competes for $1M on Survivor TV show
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
Construction of ice palace to start today: Cold weather causes slight delay, but still on schedule
A frozen crop: Detroit Lake hosts first ice harvest in nearly 50 years
A frozen crop: Detroit Lake hosts first ice harvest in nearly 50 years
DL's first plunge into Polar Fest: A look back at the beginnings of the area's biggest winter festival
'The Legend of King Isbit': DL's ice palace to be inhabited by a very special royal guest
March 31, 2017
Spring burning restrictions begin today
With warm temperatures, little to no snow and dry vegetation, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources started spring burning restrictions in parts of the state today. As conditions for wildfires increase, exposed dead grass and brush can light easily and burn quickly, especially...
March 31, 2017 - 11:12am
October 17, 2015
Use caution this fall when burning
The Department of Natural Resources reminds Minnesotans to be careful this fall when burning vegetative debris. “In Minnesota, 98 percent of all wildfires are caused by people, and the largest contributor is burning debris like leaves, grass and brush,” said Linda Gormanson,...
October 17, 2015 - 5:35am
May 27, 2015
From fire to cloud
A fire can create its own weather. Stan Goldade took this picture 20 miles north of Breckenridge, Minnesota, today. It appeared someone...
May 27, 2015 - 7:18pm
May 6, 2015
Wildfire season isn't over yet
One reason there seems to be so many grass fires this year is that there were so few last spring. The 12-county Minnesota Department of Natural...
May 6, 2015 - 1:00pm
April 5, 2015
DNR gears up for spring wildfire season
When the snow melts and the dead grasses from last year dry out, it’s wildfire season in Minnesota. And when the wind blows hard, the combination...
April 5, 2015 - 5:35am
April 4, 2015
Small fires can still be destructive this time of year
Fire managers with the Department of Natural Resources urge caution with all fires. As of April 1 there have been 309 wildfires in Minnesota that have burned 2,362 acres. “Even a small grass fire has the potential to injure people, and cause damage to property and resources,”...
April 4, 2015 - 5:00am
May 14, 2010
MN burning restrictions are lifted
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced that effective at noon on May 14, seasonal burning restrictions will be lifted in all counties and burning permits for vegetative matter will once again be available. Heavy rains drenched northeastern Minnesota on...
May 14, 2010 - 2:23pm
May 5, 2010
Some burning restrictions lifted, but not in Becker
Due to the significant rainfall over the past few days in some parts of the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has announced that open burning restrictions will be eased in many counties. Effective at 12:01 a.m.
May 5, 2010 - 10:20am
April 10, 2010
Additional open burning restrictions to begin Monday in Becker County
Due to an increased concern about wildfires across the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is tightening restrictions on campfires in 37 Minnesota counties beginning at 12:01 a.m.
April 10, 2010 - 3:00pm
June 3, 2008
Fire restrictions lifted in Becker County
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has removed fire restrictions on open burning permits in Becker, Hubbard, Mahnomen, Clearwater, Itasca, the southern half of Beltrami, Carlton, and the remainder of Cass County. Forestry officials and fire wardens began issuing...
June 3, 2008 - 12:00am
May 28, 2008
Burning restriction lifted
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has removed fire restrictions on open burning permits in Becker County and several other counties. Forestry officials and fire wardens can now issue permits for Becker County, as well as Hubbard, Mahnomen, Clearwater, Itasca, and Carlton...
May 28, 2008 - 12:00am
April 24, 2008
Spring burning restrictions now in effect in Becker, Otter Tail
Much of northwestern and west-central Minnesota are now under spring open burning permit restrictions, starting at 8 a.m. today. The restrictions took effect today in Becker, Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, Crow Wing, eastern Polk, Otter Tail, Aitkin, and Wadena counties. Restrictions...
April 24, 2008 - 12:00am
March 30, 2008
Last chance to complete winter clean-up; know your burning laws
As the spring thaw approaches, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds residents of open burning restrictions. "When there is more than three inches of continuous snow cover, permits are not needed for open burning," said Ron Stoffel, Minnesota Department of...
March 30, 2008 - 12:00am
February 10, 2008
Web site educates on dangers of burning
For generations, Minnesotans, particularly in rural areas, have been burning their household trash. While many people now have their garbage picked up by a waste hauler or take it to a local drop-off site, nearly half of rural residents still burn their trash in burn barrels, fire...
February 10, 2008 - 12:00am