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Minnesota kids are masters of the ACT test
Two Clay County prosecutors disciplined for online comments
Twist on fair politics: GOP vs. GOP
Master Gardener training to be held
Boats & Bars to be filled with music, fun
No MVP hangover for Maya Moore as Lynx survive late scare
Girls Tennis: DL pulls out thrilling victory under the lights at Fergus Falls
Girls Tennis: Lakers fifth at Highway 10 Open
Local martial artists compete in Asian Fencing Championships
Soccer: Laker boys continue shutout streak over Otters
In the Zone
Teens help raise cash, awareness for pets
Last advice: Be kind, be kind always
Driver’s license test: Sometimes it’s OK to just pass
Identity thieves target kids as well as adults
BLT’s a summer classic
Friends & Neighbors
Independent stylist joins Shear Grace
July job loss doesn’t shake yearly gain
Williams named new sports editor in DL
Gas prices descend with end of summer
Sanford Health helping to build 300 clinics in Ghana
Perkins ready to give back to fans with weekend concerts in Medora
Josh Turner at Shooting Star Friday
Hope Fest to bring family fun to DL
Aloha from DL Library: Hawaii became 50th state in 1959
Pine to Palm Traditions
Tamarac Refuge: Come check out the climate and its changes
Letter: Hats off to election judges
Minnesota moose plate inspirational
Lynn Hummel: Let me give you some advice
Goodbye to a great sports editor
Letter: You betcha, dat roundabout whirligig confuses a guy
Strong duck populations mean ‘liberal’ bag limits this season
DNR to keep most restrictions in place for Scientific and Natural Areas
Brad Laabs: Know what to do when you get injured fishing
Blane Klemek: Common nighthawks are perfectly adapted to their way of life
Wild rice season opened Friday
Pine to Palm
August 28, 2013
Youth ATV training
Woods-n-Wheels ATV Club is offering youth ATV safety training Saturday, Sept. 21, in Detroit Lakes. Registration for the class will be Sept. 5 from 6-7 p.m. in the basement of the VFW Club on north Washington Avenue. The classroom session will be at 8 a.m. in the VFW basement....
life / wave
August 28, 2013 - 10:25am
August 26, 2013
16-year-old boy attacked by wolf at Lake Winnibigoshish
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Noah Graham, after waking up to find his skull in the jaws of a wolf, fought off the animal and lived to tell the tale. Graham, 16, has a story to tell the rest of his life; a story about an incident that Chris Niskanen of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources...
August 26, 2013 - 4:14pm
August 24, 2013
Park Rapids asking residents to water trees
The city of Park Rapids is asking for a citizens’ hose brigade to begin immediately. Tinder dry conditions are leaving city trees drying and prematurely going into dormancy, city forester Steph Paulson said. “We just don’t have time to water them all,” she said. Especially...
August 24, 2013 - 7:00am
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