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This spring, lakes should see an earlier ice-off date than in the past
Planning commission passes hotel proposal, council is next
Firefighter battles PTSD
Pre-K teachers may lose business with Gov. Dayton's pre-school proposal
Big expectations for Laker softball
Chippewa Triathlon accepting registrants
Track teams fifth and sixth at Bemidji
Jernberg, Smith headed to USAG Regionals
DL wrestlers qualify for NYWA state tournament
Pushing the boundaries of her time
Turning back the pages
Grilled lamb chops provide quick, flavorful meal
Earnings limits apply to widow’s benefits
Friends & Neighbors
MN legislature talks Sunday liquor sales
Gas prices take big dip in Minnesota
Microsoft Dynamics Lunch ‘n Learn set
The Lodge receives Chairman’s Award
Good named partner at Pemberton Law
Crisis Center to hold annual banquet
MSUM hosting trio of authors at on-campus events April 13
Watch out for April Fool’s Day at library
Egg decorating class Tuesday at NYM center
Long Lake Theater season starts June 10
Foundations have big impact
Needed: Crash course in open records
Letter: Some lake officials push back against ‘aggressive’ DNR stocking of muskie
Question was a deal-breaker
Help for problem gamblers
Six of top 10 most popular state parks located in northern Minnesota
Signs of spring are all around: From migration to sugaring
Last week to ice fish
Comments sought on proposed deer goals
Governor’s budget would help maintain vitality of Minnesota state parks
Murder mystery at the Holmes
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
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
May 1, 2013
ATV safety class coming
Woods and Wheels ATV Club is hosting youth safety training on May 18. Did you know a person under the age of 18 must wear a helmet? How old must you be to legally ride trails? What kind of clothing is required to ride safely? A DNR online class is required, plus a classroom...
life / wave
May 1, 2013 - 10:29am
April 24, 2013
Abandon hope for a bug-free Minnesota summer
Put aside any wishful thinking that this year’s extended winter will reduce the number of bugs that bite, suck your blood or devour the leaves on trees. “I don’t think the late season and snow cover is going to kill any of them,” said retired teacher and area naturalist Larry...
April 24, 2013 - 8:41am