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One-room Minnesota schoolhouse student, now 96, and her teacher, 107, reunite
A contest for real saps: Vergas' Maple Syrup Festival to include syrup tasting contest
Al Franken, 'Giant of the Senate': Minnesota Senator visits Detroit Lakes, talks career pathways
Girl, 13, accused of leading SD police on high-speed chase in stolen SUV
A heartbreaking struggle: Homelessness in the region hard on elderly
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Goodhue takes down Raiders for second straight year
James Amdal, 97, in attendance at state quarterfinal
Lakes Figure Skating Club ends season with success
Journey To The Tourney: Lake Park-Audubon returns to state
Otters' late charge falls short in state opener
Thursday matters: Every day, His home in us
Food and fellowship: The Refuge continues to host free, weekly suppers
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Planning will help you see green in retirement
An evening of music and storytelling: Chinese entertainer Gao Hong to perform Thursday in NYM
Friends & Neighbors
Mistakes on Your Tax Return Could Lead to an Audit
Ryan Hanson Homes has new licensed realtor
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Joins Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes
Back in business: Audubon Liquor Store purchased by brothers-in-law
Norby's recognized for 90 years of membership
Full WE Fest lineup announced
'Beauty and the Beast' debuts to magical $350M globally
Women on a roll: Female directors dominate at Fargo Film Festival
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Donald "Don" Darrell Schermerhorn
Donna Mae Graffis
Lorraine M. Fingalson
Lyle E. Donley
Jeffrey M. Webber
Letter: 'Extreme vetting' is a sham--we're already as safe as we can be
Letter: Eken says attack against him by fellow senator was 'flat-out lie'
Another Republican wedge issue to divide Minnesotans?
Letter: 'Repeal and replace' plan means tax cuts for the rich, fewer health benefits for the American people
Now is the time for next Farm Bill
Signs of spring: The lark and pasque flowers
Brad Laabs column: There's still quality lake ice for fishing
Waiting for Woodie Camp: Young waterfowlers can attend free, weeklong summer camp
Blane Klemek column: Pileated woodpecker can hollow out trees like a buzzsaw
Brad Laabs column: Get your poop in a scoop and clean up the lake, anglers!
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
A $10,000 drop in the bucket: Red Kettle campaign gets big boost from anonymous donor in DL
Pine to Palm
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. Tara Morris said the fund, which...
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
GRAFTON, N.D. – A rural Warsaw man has been charged with obstruction after authorities say he attempted to prevent the Walsh County Sheriff’s...
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
April 14, 2010
Dog Tales: How can you give up the puppy?
Raising puppies for Leader Dogs for the Blind has been one of the most rewarding experiences I have been privileged to be involved in. Having the opportunity to do something for someone that I don't know and probably will never meet is incredible. As great as the program is, there...
April 14, 2010 - 9:05am
March 3, 2010
Keeping pets identified
"Badges, we don't need no stinking badges." Just how important is pet identification? Too many pet owners subscribe to that "Badges" quote from "Blazing Saddles." In 2009, 622 stray, lost or abandoned pets came through our doors at the Detroit Lakes and surrounding communities...
March 3, 2010 - 11:17am
December 22, 2008
Small communities struggle with stray dogs
Halstad, Minn. - Penny Parden locked her arms around the chocolate Labrador retriever and summoned all of her strength to push the rowdy dog...
December 22, 2008 - 12:00am
December 12, 2008
Rescued cats and dogs make wonderful pets
Welcome back to the bark side of life here in Ottertail, where crystalline portraits are painted on the windows in shades of silver and white. The reflection of the outdoor Christmas lights glisten in the early morning dawn and another cold chilly day begins at Rosswood. Warmth has...
December 12, 2008 - 12:00am
October 27, 2008
Full animal shelters mean lost pets depend on kindness of strangers
At McDonald's drive-through these days, Heather Schwengler doesn't ask if you want to super-size your order. "Have you lost a cat?" is what...
October 27, 2008 - 12:00am