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Elderly, disabled care top priorities for legislators
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State denies Duluth's request on police body cameras
Winter Trails Day celebration planned
Meth use, winter cold led to Mahnomen men’s deaths
Laker gymnasts No. 1 in season's first state poll
Lakers complete Bemidji sweep
Girls basketball: Lakers bounce back against Bemidji
Boys Hoops: Undefeated Battlers hold off Hornets
Barlund, Tappe lead Hornet girls over Braves
Homemade crescent rolls
Jesus was Jewish
The importance of meeting enrollment deadlines
Social Security COLA became law in 1950
Local student gets MSUM scholarship
Friends & Neighbors
Samuelson named VP at Bell State Bank
Beware: Online flower scams claim locality
Smart tax moves to consider
RDO’s John Deere Equipment moves, grows
Tri-State to announce scholarship winners
In 'Wild,' scenery provides backdrop for life's journey
Oyster: It’s like Netflix for the bookworm
'Theory of Everything' is high on talent, low on story
Reviewing the best reads of 2014
Variety of events planned in area
‘Merry Christmas!’ I shouted
Letter: Farm groups, townships oppose Red River dam
Letter: DL basketball players rally around their 4-year-old fan
Legacy funds have not been idle
1 step forward, 2 steps back
Voyageurs National Park grows by 61 acres
Wolf ruling may have national impact
Court order puts Great Lakes wolves back on endangered species list
Stay safe when darkhouse spearing
Innovations have changed the ice fishing industry
From ski lessons to tubing fun, there’s lots for kids to do on the Mountain
New ski lodge is heart of Detroit Mountain Recreation Area
Making Detroit Mountain happen
Holiday Traditions 2014
Winter Laker Book 2014-15
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
June 12, 2013
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
March 8, 2013
DNR walk-in access program expands to 14 new counties
Landowners from 14 additional counties now can enroll land in the Walk-In Access program, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said. Walk-in lands provide public access to private land. Landowners, in turn, are paid for the access. The program now includes 35 counties...
outdoors / DNR
March 8, 2013 - 1:59pm
February 15, 2013
Lake service providers required to take AIS class
The Minnesota DNR is offering aquatic invasive species (AIS) training to owners of lake service provider businesses so they can legally work in the state's waters. The schedule for training sessions in the next several months is available online. Businesses are legally required...
outdoors / DNR
February 15, 2013 - 12:27pm
January 28, 2013
DNR releases details of employee discharged for wrongful access of driver's license data
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) employee who was discharged for wrongful access to driver's license and motor vehicle records was viewing the data during off-duty hours without a job-related reason to do so, according to the agency. John A. Hunt was discharged...
news / DNR / crime
January 28, 2013 - 12:36pm
DNR defends moose hunt despite declining population
DULUTH, Minn. - Darin Fagerman used to see moose near his home north of Grand Marais fairly frequently. Not anymore. "The last moose we saw...
outdoors / DNR
January 28, 2013 - 9:10am
January 11, 2013
DNR extends northwest Minnesota elk season
The need to manage the size of northwest Minnesota's elk population and control depredation has prompted the Department of Natural Resources...
news / outdoors / DNR
January 11, 2013 - 9:07am