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County OKs $40,000 for jail needs study
Stopping spread of AIS
Woman wins big; no one believes her
Gas leak leads to evacuation of six Detroit Lakes homes
Nagel comes home to coach Hornets
Angels clinch Hi-10 West title
Vergas man wins Handball championship
‘Beast Mode’ event is July 26 in Frazee
Young DL tracksters excel at Hershey meet
In the Zone
Area students perform in Piano Honors Concert
SSA benefits the same for survivors whether person retired, disabled
Peterson nominates NYM student for Air Force
Local students earn degrees at Bemidji State University
Ogema's Anderson graduates from Marquette University
Friends & Neighbors
Garden-grown delights: Union Central residents enjoying fresh veggies this summer
Kings of the kitchen
Assumption Catholic Church ‘blessed’ with parish center
Shelton, Lambert on 2015 WE Fest schedule
Summer Scene - July 2014
Brad Laabs: Be respectful, helpful on the water this week
Blane Klemek: The moving whistle of the upland sandpiper is sweetness to hear
Ruffed grouse counts see increase
Brad Laabs: Fish like chasing fast bait; Make your presentation match
Blane Klemek: The black-billed cuckoo is a fascinating bird
D&D Appliance in DL wins Maytag competition
Shiny, new Cenex opens in Lake Park
Legal Helpers ordered to pay back MN consumers
Gas prices take post holiday dip...again
Marco partners with AGT in cloud-based video offering
Veterans looking for work get well deserved boost
DL fireworks came too late for families with children
Alert driving improves safety for all road users
Immigration reform has support
Goeun Park: If only the tooth fairy had taught proper brushing techniques
It’s s’mores season at your local library
A sundry selection of salads
Sunday is Family Day at Northwest Water Carnival
Northwest Water Carnival gets underway Friday
June 14, 2014
When Heather Syverson spends a weekend in the woods, she brings a chandelier. The 35-year-old Fargo woman is one of many people who are embracing the growing trend of “glamping,” or glamorous camping. Today marks the conclusion of International Glamping Weekend, two days...
June 14, 2014 - 10:00am
April 6, 2014
State parks offer first-time camping experience for families
People who have never pitched a tent or cooked over a fire — or who have forgotten how — can practice these and other outdoor skills when they sign up for one of the 24 “I Can Camp!” programs offered this summer at state parks and recreation areas. The first programs take...
outdoors / DNR
April 6, 2014 - 8:00am
July 31, 2013
WE Fest campground permit passed just in time for festival opening
Though clearly unhappy at the circumstances under which they were being asked to do so, the Becker County Board acted Tuesday to approve a conditional use permit amendment that will allow for up to 149 extra campsites to accommodate WE Fest campers. The campsites were added this...
news / Detroit Lakes
July 31, 2013 - 4:36pm
April 26, 2013
DNR: Check status before traveling
Before venturing out to campgrounds, trails and public water accesses statewide, people should check online or call ahead to avoid surprises, advises the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). At Minnesota state parks, the cold weather has kept water shut off and RV dump stations...
outdoors / DNR
April 26, 2013 - 12:59pm
March 22, 2013
Deadline nears for state park camping in Minnesota
The deadline is approaching to reserve a campsite for seasonal or monthly camping at Minnesota state parks. Reservations are due Friday, April 5, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). At a limited number of state park campsites, visitors can stay for a whole month...
outdoors / DNR
March 22, 2013 - 2:05pm
July 13, 2011
Hiking, canoeing, camping trip planned
The Itasca Moraine Chapter of the North Country Trail Association has scheduled a two-day canoeing, hiking, camping event at Lake Waboose in the Paul Bunyan State Forest. The event is scheduled for Friday night and Saturday, July 22 and 23. Camping will be at the Waboose Campground...
July 13, 2011 - 10:48am
June 18, 2010
Firewood restriction in effect on state land
Now that the 2010 camping season has started, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds campers that only firewood purchased at a state park or from a DNR-approved vendor may be brought onto any DNR-administered lands. This is to prevent the spread of forest pests,...
June 18, 2010 - 4:06pm
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
June 5, 2009
More options for RV camping
A new campground on Eagle Lake just off of Highway 10 near Frazee is open for business. Blue's Valley Campground, owned by Bruce and Barb Jacobs,...
June 5, 2009 - 2:08pm
May 8, 2009
NYM farm to host Family Forestry Day May 16
Saturday, May 16 is Family Forestry Day at the Bob Sonnenberg farm in New York Mills. Running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., this family event is for anyone interested in trees, whether on a couple of odd acres on the farm or in a hundred-acre woodland. Continuous events will include...
May 8, 2009 - 4:46pm
August 7, 2008
Many find WE Fest camping tops music
DETROIT LAKES - The big draw at WE Fest is, of course, the Nashville stars on the stage. But running a close second are the campers who go to great lengths to attract crowds themselves. The action outside the concert bowl at Soo Pass Ranch south of Detroit Lakes, where campgrounds...
August 7, 2008 - 12:00am
June 29, 2008
DNR?program to teach camping basics
When focus group participants were asked to name some things that kept them from going camping, many said they simply didn't know how to camp. To remove the barrier, Minnesota state parks sought to partner with an outdoor recreation organization that could help provide equipment,...
outdoors / DNR
June 29, 2008 - 12:00am
June 15, 2008
Soggy weather shouldn't dampen activities
Last week and for the first time this year, I went camping. This was no ordinary weekend campout though, and for two reasons. One, it was during the week; and two, there were a total of eleven people accompanying me. This, coupled with the fact that at 15 I was the oldest "kid"...
June 15, 2008 - 12:00am