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Man gets prison for fleeing police officers
Jury trial canceled in horse starvation case, plea hearing set
From Texas to Minnesota, with love: DL Humane Society shelter takes in dogs to help in hurricane crisis
Mental health brings a Kennedy to Minnesota, and he's not happy about state of affairs
NOAA says warmer start to winter, but La Nina could bring cold, snow later
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Dehler and Priem win at Maple Hills
Peterson runner-up at Bagley; LP-A finishes fourth
Titans, Bombers to clash in 9-man battle at Ulen
John Otto to be honored for 50 years with Ulen football
Lakers take out Rangers in four sets
Knowing when, and how much, to step in
Learning the lingo of Social Security can help with your retirement planning
"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
friends & neighbors
Daggett Truck Line honors trucker for 'superb' driving
Cost Share Program makes organic certification more affordable, rebates available
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
Maplewood State Park ready to host Leaf Days celebration
Fall into autumn this Friday
Big weekend ahead in Park Rapids: Art Leap, Great American Story events set Sept. 23-24
The hottest ticket in town: Essentia Health-St. Mary's "Fire & Ice" fundraiser set for this Friday, Sept. 22
‘Unveiling Nimuué’: Story of Minnesota’s ‘Glacial Woman’ to be revealed in original theatrical work
Beejay Eckman and Tracy Nealis
Nena Rae Bartnes
Jerry & Monica Thunstrom
Marlene A. Collins
Audrey @13@@10@(Pitsenbarger) Knauf
Ronald F. Williams Sr.
Alton O. Haugen
Letter: Collin Peterson foe is 'heartless' Republican
Watching "Vietnam," rethinking one's own youth
Like U.S., Canada has issues with healthcare, but the solution is not to dismantle universal care
Appeals panel goes against county, Osage gun range
Lesson from a missing girl: never give up hope
Fall colors or not, fish still on their summer bite
Grizzlies have come back from the brink
A sight to make the neighbor drop his rake
Autumn full moons are fun times to fish
Black bears live in the shadows
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
May 24, 2015
Detroit Lakes, DNR come to agreement
Detroit Lakes and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources have reached a preliminary agreement: The DNR will drop its threatened lawsuit against a hotel project near the city beach, and the city will work with the DNR to improve its shoreland ordinance. The DNR is drafting...
May 24, 2015 - 5:45am
Follow the rules and stop AIS
Minnesota: The Land of 10,000 Lakes. Well, actually make it 11,842 lakes, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Add in the 18,000 miles of rivers and streams and it’s easy to see why Minnesota is such a fishing paradise. According to the DNR, there...
May 24, 2015 - 5:00am
May 15, 2015
DNR lifts burning restrictions in much of Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources lifted burning restrictions Thursday in numerous Minnesota counties due to decreased...
May 15, 2015 - 8:50am
May 10, 2015
City, DNR may talk about possible change to future ordinance
The talks were cordial and frank, but there was no major breakthrough in the impasse between the Minnesota DNR and the city of Detroit Lakes over the development of the Fairfield Inn & Suites hotel project near the city beach. The developer, city staff and the DNR did agree...
May 10, 2015 - 5:25am
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
Suspect sought in theft of DNR pickup, ATV
Police in Polk County are searching for a suspect in the theft late last week of a pickup, flatbed trailer and Polaris Ranger reported stolen...
May 6, 2015 - 8:37am
April 29, 2015
Will the DNR sue DL?
In a bid to avoid a possible DNR lawsuit against the city of Detroit Lakes, the commissioner of the Minnesota DNR wants to have a conference...
April 29, 2015 - 12:30pm
April 28, 2015
After calf deaths, Dayton orders DNR to end practice of collaring moose in Minnesota
ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today signed Executive Order 15-10, which requires the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to stop the practice of radio collaring moose in Minnesota, and to stop issuing new permits for moose radio collaring. Recent reports have brought...
April 28, 2015 - 9:46am
April 19, 2015
New hotel is legal, ethical wasp’s nest
Who would have thought it would be so controversial for the city of Detroit Lakes to follow its long-range plan? One key aspect of the plan...
April 19, 2015 - 5:50am
April 16, 2015
Saving Minnesota songbirds in Costa Rica: Carrol Henderson to speak at Friends of Wetlands fundraiser Friday in DL
A new initiative to help protect songbirds that migrate between Minnesota and Costa Rica will be the focus of a presentation Friday night by DNR Nongame Wildlife Supervisor Carrol Henderson. The Friends of the Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District will host its sixth annual...
April 16, 2015 - 2:48pm
April 15, 2015
Hotel project approved in DL, despite DNR lawsuit threat
A controversial hotel, condominium and restaurant project at the corner of West Lake Drive and Washington Avenue was approved by the Detroit Lakes City Council Tuesday night — despite threatened litigation by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. On a 6-2 vote — Alderman...
April 15, 2015 - 8:59am
April 13, 2015
DNR threatens to sue city if it approves new hotel
Concerned about runoff into Little Detroit Lake and other zoning issues, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is threatening legal action against Detroit Lakes if the city council approves the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Hotel project near the beach. The new...
April 13, 2015 - 6:40pm
April 8, 2015
New planes help DNR battle wildfires
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ fleet of wildfire-combating airplanes has doubled this year, and not a moment too soon. Dozens...
April 8, 2015 - 11:18am
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
February 20, 2015
Driver fined for hauling zebra mussels
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has issued a civil citation and a $500 fine to a construction company truck driver for transporting zebra mussels. In mid-December, Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and contract inspectors found dead zebra mussels on a...
February 20, 2015 - 5:45am