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Construction begins on Fish Lake Dam makeover
Health and Wellness in Becker County: Summit addresses challenges, highlights reasons to celebrate
Fire in Ottertail: Periwinkle destroyed, liquor store damaged
Watch: Flames engulf an Otter Tail business
Changing lanes: Tyler Shipman car show seeks family to help
Gorden a finalist for NHSACA coach of the year
Squirt B’s fifth at B1 International
Lamoureux sisters give U.S. Olympic gold with dramatic goals
DL Youth baseball sign-up and skill assessment March 5-9
Laker boys pull away from Rangers in second half
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
friends & neighbors
Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
'A Daughter's Love': Sisters open up business caring for seniors
Explore Lake Life Expo scheduled for Feb 23-24
Speakeasy sells to buyer who plans to lease building to Spitfire Bar & Grill
Minnesota gas prices down 2.5 cents this week
What's new in lakes area entertainment this week
Break out the chocolate and wine for that special valentine
Heartfelt harmonies: Barbershop singers to deliver musical valentines on Feb. 14
'The Grumpy Gardener' provides a shovelful of ideas for minimizing gardening angst
Talking Stick accepting literary submissions
Owen Milo Accola
Supporting Denny McNamara
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Hildur "Peg" Coen
George Anthony Oja
Suzanne J. Rogstad
Anna Marie Smith
Gun violence: Inaction is deafening with every shot
A great president: I (still) like Ike
Letter: One in four high schoolers now use tobacco products
Solar, wind power mean jobs for Minnesota
What people don't know about genetic testing can hurt them
It's nest-building time for bald eagles
Brad Laabs column: Got the itch? Here are some open water spots
Refuting 'keyboard cowboys,' Wis. man verifies authenticity of famous entangled bucks
Don't let fish freeze before cleaning
Cold doesn't stop fun-loving river otters
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
For the love of the homeless: DL native Luke Pechmann poses for animal adoption pin-up calendar
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
Minn. mom, former Olympic swimmer, competes for $1M on Survivor TV show
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
'Building the Ice Palace': Artist Hans Gilsdorf reflects on challenges of construction
Snow much fun: DLHS art students make larger-than-life snow sculptures as part of Polar Fest
May 31, 2015
Humane Society: Many pet stores get dogs from puppy mills
The Humane Society of the United States hopes to raise awareness every year with the release of its provocatively-titled report “The Horrible...
May 31, 2015 - 5:35am
May 29, 2015
State Patrol has ten K-9 troopers
Question: Does the Minnesota State Patrol use dogs within its agency? Answer: Yes. The Minnesota State Patrol currently has 10 “K-9 troopers”...
May 29, 2015 - 5:30am
May 27, 2015
Two Becker County dog kennels with multiple violations are listed as 'horrible' puppy mills
Of the three breeders mentioned in the Minnesota breakout of “The Horrible Hundred 2015: Puppy Mills Exposed,” two of them are in Becker...
May 27, 2015 - 12:30pm
March 11, 2015
More than 50 beagles seized from Shelly, Minn., home
SHELLY, Minn. — More than 50 purebred beagles were seized from a home in Shelly, Minn., near the Minnesota-North Dakota border along U.S.
March 11, 2015 - 5:15am
May 27, 2014
New law puts lab cats, dogs up for adoption
Minnesota on Tuesday became the first state to ensure that dogs and cats used in laboratory testing be offered for adoption. Gov. Mark Dayton signed the Omnibus Supplemental Budget Bill containing the Beagle Freedom Law. Authored by Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, and Rep....
May 27, 2014 - 9:30am
July 16, 2013
Donation drive for seized dogs surpasses $11,000
FARGO – Concerned members of the public have donated more than $11,000 so far to a fund established to help with the medical and other needs of 170 dogs seized last week by Cass County sheriff’s deputies from a puppy mill in Wheatland. Sgt.
July 16, 2013 - 9:08am
July 12, 2013
Cass deputies seize 170 dogs from puppy mill
WHEATLAND, N.D. – Cass County authorities on Wednesday seized 170 dogs living in filthy, cramped conditions at an apparent puppy mill near...
July 12, 2013 - 9:35am
July 11, 2013
Sheriff defends decision to kill dogs at Walsh County home
WALSH COUNTY, N.D. - Walsh County Sheriff Lauren Wild is confident in his choice to kill 13 of Peter Grzeskowiak’s dogs after a pack of them...
July 11, 2013 - 8:47am
July 9, 2013
Dogs suspected of mauling Fargo man destroyed; owner arrested
July 9, 2013 - 12:22pm
Fargo man says he was mauled by pack of dogs
FARGO – A Fargo man is recovering from injuries after being attacked by a pack of large dogs early Sunday morning near Warsaw, N.D. John...
July 9, 2013 - 9:34am
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...
June 12, 2013 - 11:38am
August 25, 2010
All dogs are different, as their training should be
There are about as many theories on dog training as there are dog trainers. Simplified, most theories on training can be classified as reward based, correction based or a combination of the two. Reward based training ignores undesirable behaviors and re-enforces (rewards) the desired...
August 25, 2010 - 12:10pm
August 18, 2010
Seven puppies abandoned at Crookston Humane Society
An animal shelter in Crookston is looking for a few good homes for six puppies that were dropped off during the night last week. Tracey Janisch, shelter manager for the Humane Society of Polk County, said employees showing up for work Aug. 11 found a box that had been placed inside...
August 18, 2010 - 8:08am
July 8, 2010
Authorities: Battle Lake dog owner slit animal's throat in fit of rage
A 23-year-old Battle Lake man faces animal cruelty charges after telling investigators he slit his dog's throat in a fit of rage because she wasn't trainable. Benjamin James Stavaas is charged in Otter Tail District Court with leaving the German shepherd mix for dead around June...
July 8, 2010 - 9:40am
April 21, 2010
Dog Tales: Leader of the pack: Figuring out the alpha dog
A friend of mine contacted me with questions about introducing a new puppy into her home. She trains and competes with German Shepherd Dogs, a male and a female. The questions she asked revolved around human manipulation of the dogs' pack dynamics. She likes the personality and...
April 21, 2010 - 10:51am