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Man accused of shooting Norman County deputy faces four felony counts
Thief River Falls man arrested in 120 mph chase
Man surrenders after police standoff in Grand Forks
Mankato football players refuse to practice for reinstated coach
Homers carry Lakers to 2-0 start to season
DL picks up first ‘W’
Lakers dominate Lakeview
Track and Field: Nielsen wins 2 events in Moorhead
In the Zone
Family favorite brightens up Easter morning
Lutheran church hosting Spring Rally
Social Security: Children do not need to live in same home to get Social Security benefits
Essentia Health-St. Mary’s births
Butzer on dean’s list at UM-Twin Cities
Friends & Neighbors
This year’s festival in Vergas even included maple syrup milkshakes
State tournament brings a thousand archers to Detroit Lakes
2014 Spring Laker Book
Brian's Beer Brew
Local archer given lifetime achievement award
Minnesota deer-feeding effort all but over
Brad Laabs: Use caution on ice; get ready for open water
Blane Klemek: The American crow is one of the smartest wild birds
Bear hunt application deadline is May 2
Hospice heads to Hwy 10
Reining in the cost of prom
Fine dining at the 59er: The Lake Room is their latest addition
Two stylists join team at Creative Mix salon
T.S. Dock & Lift is now Shoremaster affiliate
Lynn Hummel: Early morning fog makes the imagination run wild
Transportation is a non-partisan issue in greater Minnesota
DL should help, not hinder downtown businesses
A low health ranking for Becker County
Eric Bergeson: Goodbye writing, hello politics
Danell Haspel: Last chance to file income taxes!
‘Long Live the 80s’ set for Fargo May 17
Cash tribute set May 6
New exhibit at NYM Cultural Center
Celebrating our heroes: United Way event is April 24 in Detroit Lakes
July 25, 2013
DNR officer charged over gas purchases
WILLMAR, Minn. – A Sunburg man has been charged with felony theft related to gasoline purchases on his state-issued fleet card while working as a state conservation officer. James Clifford Steffen, 47, is accused of charging more gas on his fleet card than was used in the state-owned...
news / crime
July 25, 2013 - 8:55am
July 17, 2013
More businesses now fall under AIS training requirement
Businesses that decontaminate, rent or lease boats or other water-related equipment will now be required to attend aquatic invasive species (AIS) training and acquire a permit under a state law change that took effect July 1, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources...
July 17, 2013 - 7:24am
June 27, 2013
Booze and boating don’t mix; DNR ramps up enforcement this weekend
Boaters should think twice before having a cocktail on the water, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said. The DNR and other agencies around the state are stepping up patrols for impaired boaters this weekend — June 28-30. The enforcement is part of Operation...
June 27, 2013 - 12:37pm
June 26, 2013
'Peers to Piers' is free every Tuesday in DL
The Department of Natural Resources wants to make sure all kids that want to fish have that chance. Through the MinnAqua education program, the DNR is hosting the Peers to Piers program in Detroit Lakes each Tuesday night this summer from 6:30-8:30. It is free for children 15 and...
news / Detroit Lakes
June 26, 2013 - 11:14am
June 16, 2013
Boulders again block accesses
After a standing-room only crowd showed up for a meeting on Monday, the Lakeview Township Board reversed itself and decided to once again close most public accesses on lakes Mellissa and Sallie to boat launching. The board took the same action last year. That means just one...
June 16, 2013 - 2:00pm
AIS training session set June 25 in Detroit Lakes
The Becker County Environmental Services Office announces a local training session for those interested in informing the public about aquatic invasive species and how to slow their spread. On Tuesday, June 25, DNR Watercraft Inspection Program staff will provide an AIS Volunteer...
June 16, 2013 - 9:00am
June 12, 2013
DNR dog sniffs out AIS mussels
In order to get a black lab interested in finding zebra mussels, start with venison. “It’s easy to teach ‘the game’ of sniffing it out, because dogs love venison,” said Larry Hanson, one of three Minnesota DNR officers with dogs trained to sniff out zebra mussels. He’ll...
June 12, 2013 - 11:38am
DNR urges patience before tree cutting after massive fire
Logging is underway following the May 14 fire that burned 7,100 acres in Hubbard, Wadena and Becker counties, area DNR Forestry supervisor Mark Carlstrom reports. But he’s stressing patience before cutting regarding trees impacted by the blaze. About half the conifers with...
June 12, 2013 - 11:12am
June 5, 2013
Bear shot by game warden near McGregor after attack on woman
A 72-year-old McGregor woman was bitten and clawed by a sow bear before the animal and her three yearlings left the woman’s property Monday night. The woman received “non-life-threatening” injuries and the bear later was killed when it charged at a state conservation...
June 5, 2013 - 2:30pm
June 1, 2013
Turtles crossing roads to nest
Why did the turtle cross the road? The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is asking people to leave turtles alone as the turtles cross roads to reach nesting areas. Each year at this time, many female turtles move from lakes, ponds, wetlands, rivers and streams...
June 1, 2013 - 12:00pm
May 29, 2013
Forest tent caterpillar numbers increasing
Forest tent caterpillar populations have been rising in some northern and west-central Minnesota counties since 2007, and that trend is expected to intensify, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said. Data suggests forest tent caterpillar populations and the associated...
May 29, 2013 - 10:05am
May 22, 2013
County acts to allow 'educators'
Lake associations, townships, cities, sportsmen groups and other organizations will now be able to hire aquatic invasive species educators to work public accesses in Becker County, under an emergency resolution approved by the county board Tuesday. The process had been held up...
news / Detroit Lakes
May 22, 2013 - 12:21pm
Thompson wins instructor award
Saturday was slated to be a typical youth ATV safety training session for Gary Thompson. He’s been an instructor for the Woods and Wheels ATV Club-sponsored classes for several years, and the basement of the VFW in Detroit Lakes held youth waiting to be certified to ride their...
news / Detroit Lakes
May 22, 2013 - 12:20pm
Rain helps contain 7,100-acre grass fire in Park Rapids area
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. – A 7,100-acre grass fire that consumed 64 buildings last week is contained. Weekend rains helped departments get the fire under control. “We got rain, and that’s excellent,” Jeff Edmonds, spokesman for the state Department of Natural Resources, said...
May 22, 2013 - 8:47am
May 15, 2013
Lake advocates unhappy with county board
Zebra mussels reared their ugly little heads at the Becker County Board meeting Tuesday. Members of the county’s aquatic invasive species task force sparred with county officials over whether the county is doing enough to keep zebra mussels and other aquatic invaders out of county...
news / Detroit Lakes
May 15, 2013 - 1:33pm